Car Brands List: All Car Companies & Automobiles Manufacturers

History of self-propelled engines rolls back to 1769, when first car was built based on a self-propelled engine. However, the auto industry in real means started in 1885 when the world witnessed what a car is all about and how it looks. The rich history of world automobile industry is divided into several era and time period which are nothing but design changes, improvement of auto engineering and better use of technologies in cars. These divided age groups of automotive industry are brass, veterans, classic, antique, before world war, after world war and modern days’ cars.

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Post world war, auto industry was reincarnated and completely revolutionized in European countries such as Britain, Germany and France. German car brands pioneered the industry followed by manufacturers from France, UK and United States. Industrial and technical development of the automate industry helped it prosper and enabled the companies to produce vehicles with affordable price range. It made it easier for the customers to buy cars and eventually it provided a major boost to the economy of these automobiles manufactures. The era of 1989 to 1999 was known as the Golden Age of world auto industry, because the leading car brands at that time produced over 36 million vehicles which increased significantly and jumped to 70% mark in 1999. In 2008, with mass production number touched the 62 million mark, percentage grew to 80%.

After worldwide oil crisis of 1973, Japanese car brands were the most beneficial ones because of their small size cars that deliver amazing fuel economy. It also helped the Japanese auto industry to develop immensely due to economic growth. It also surpassed the American auto industry in 2008 when it became the largest automobiles manufacturing industry in the world. Japan’s automobile industry depends on big 6 car brands that have their own factories and manufacturing plants in Asian, European and American countries where they build and assemble their vehicles. These brand names include Nissan, Mazda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Honda and Suzuki.

Although every car manufacturing company has experienced significant growth in last decade, but this year there few big car companies that are expected to suffer huge financial losses due to their poor sales number. Ford, PSA Peugeot Citroen, General Motors and Fiat are some of those companies. Expected revenue loss would be close to 5 billion Euros according to Moody’s which is an international credit rating agency. This is not the first time situation for the companies because this would be second consecutive year of massive loss for European auto companies. According to recent automotive industry research report, this year sales of vehicles will grow at 3% which is 12.86 million vehicles. It will fix the problem at some extent but still countries like Italy and Spain will have to experience slowest growth rate of their auto industry.

Despite the heavy losses of major car manufacturers of European market, the industry is expected to come back on track this year and it may even leave the 2006 performance which is the best in last couple of decades. These brands are expecting to sell over 16 million units worldwide which will provide major boost to their business. Out of all the leading car companies in the world, Toyota is currently the most successful one with over 8 million vehicles sold by the company in 2013. It helped the Japanese industry to claim the number one spot and still continue to grow with better results to come in near future. After Toyota, Volkswagen and General Motors are other companies that have done good business with both selling close to 7.2 million vehicles last year.

Given below is the list of all the car brands and auto manufacturing companies list. It includes companies that no longer exist or not in operation and the ones that currently working in auto industry around the globe.

  • Abarth – Country: Italy | Website:
  • Alfa Romeo – Country: Italy | Website:
  • Asia Motors – Country: South Korea | Parent Company: Kia Motors
  • Aston Martin – Country: United Kingdom | Website:
  • Audi – Country: Germany | Website:
  • Austin
  • Autobianchi
  • Bentley – Country: United Kingdom | Website:
  • BMW – Country: Germany | Website:
  • Bugatti – Country: France | Website:
  • Buick – Country: United States of America | Website:
  • Cadillac – Country: USA | Website:
  • Carver
  • Chevrolet – Country: United States | Website:
  • Chrysler
  • Citroen
  • Corvette
  • Dacia
  • Daewoo
  • Daihatsu
  • Daimler
  • Datsun
  • Dodge
  • Donkervoort
  • Ferrari
  • Fiat
  • Fisker
  • Ford
  • FSO
  • Galloper
  • Honda
  • Hummer
  • Hyundai
  • Infiniti
  • Innocenti
  • Iveco
  • Jaguar
  • Jeep
  • Josse
  • Kia
  • KTM
  • Lada
  • Lamborghini
  • Lancia
  • Land Rover
  • Landwind
  • Lexus
  • Lincoln
  • Lotus
  • Marcos
  • Maserati
  • Maybach
  • Mazda
  • Mega
  • Mercedes
  • Mercury
  • MG
  • Mini
  • Mitsubishi
  • Morgan
  • Morris
  • Nissan
  • Noble
  • Opel
  • Peugeot
  • PGO
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Princess
  • Renault
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Rover
  • Saab
  • Seat
  • Skoda
  • Smart
  • Spectre
  • SsangYong
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Talbot
  • Tesla
  • Think
  • Toyota
  • Triumph
  • TVR
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo

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