42 Car Brands And Companies For All The Car Lovers Out There

Vroom to some of the top car brands in today’s times!

Jenisha Jodhani

Jenisha Jodhani

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World is surely going digital and technology is booming in this era of digitalization. With the introduction of the newest of technology day by day, the world is growing closer and closer to one another. One such diversification to our technology is the continuing growth of modes of transportation. Over the years, the transportation industry has shown several changes and more of the good ones.

Which is why we have got you a list of some of the top and globally known car brands in today’s times.Here are a list of the top car brands and companies:

1. Acura (Honda motor company)

Acura is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Honda. The brand was launched in 1986 by Honda in the United States and Canada. It is one of the most famous car brands internationally.

2. Alfa Romeo (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

Alfa being the acronym of its founding name “Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili” is an Italian premium car manufacturer founded in 1910 in Milan, Italy. 

3. Audi (Volkswagen group)

Audi is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen group. It is a German automobile manufacturer that designs, produces, markets and distributes luxury vehicles. Audi- branded vehicles are produced in nine production facilities worldwide. It comes under one of the top 10 car brands from all over the world.

4. BMW (BMW group)

BMW, also known as Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, is a German multinational company producing luxury vehicles and motorcycles. It was founded in 1916. This too comes under the top 10 car brands from all over the world.

5. Bentley (Volkswagen group)

Bentley motors is a British manufacturer and marketer of luxury cars and SUVs, a subsidiary of Volkswagen group since 1998. It is headquartered in Crewe, England. Although late in the game, this luxury car has made its way to people’s hearts. 

6. Buick (General motors)

Buick is one of the first American marques of automobiles and was the company that established General motors in 1908. It was originally founded in 1899.

7. Cadillac (General motors)

The Cadillac Motor Car Division is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors Company that designs and builds luxury vehicles. Its major markets are the United States, Canada, and China. Cadillac models are distributed in 34 additional markets worldwide. It was founded in 1902.

8. Chevrolet (General motors)

Chevrolet was founded back in 1911 and is the Chevrolet division of the General motors company. Its headquarters are in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

9. Chrysler (Fiat Chrysler automobiles)

Chrysler is one of the “big three” car brands or automobile manufacturers in the United States. Its parent organization is Fiat Chrysler automobiles.

10. Dodge (Fiat Chrysler automobiles)

Dodge is an American brand of automobile manufactured by FCA US LLC. Dodge vehicles currently include performance cars, though for much of its existence Dodge was Chrysler's mid-priced brand above Plymouth. When it comes to car brands, there might be endless but only some make it to the top.

11. Fiat (Fiat Chrysler automobiles)

Fiat automobile is an Italian automobile manufacturer which is a subsidiary of S.p.A Italy. This car brand was founded back in 1899.

12. Ford (Ford motor co.)

Ford is an American multinational automaker that has its headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. This car brand was founded back in 1903 by Henry Ford.

13. GMC (General motors)

General Motors Truck Company, formally the GMC Division of General Motors LLC, is a division of the American automobile manufacturer General Motors that primarily focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. This car brands’ headquarters are in Detroit, Michigan, United States and was founded in 1911.

14. Genesis (Hyundai motor group)

Genesis Motor, LLC, commonly referred to as Genesis, is the luxury vehicle division of the South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. This car brand was recently founded in 2015. Its headquarters are in South Korea.

15. Honda (Honda motor co.)

Honda Motor Company, Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, and power equipment. This car brand was founded in 1948, headquartered in Shizuoka, Japan.

16. Hyundai (Hyundai motor group)

The Hyundai Motor Company, commonly known as Hyundai Motors, is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul. Hyundai car brand was founded in 1947 by Chung-Ju Yung.

17. Infiniti (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance)

Infiniti is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Nissan.The marketing network for Infiniti-branded vehicles included dealers in over 50 countries in the 2010s. As of 2020, there are 25 markets served by new car dealers. This company was founded in 1989 by Bill Bruce. Its headquarters are in Japan.

18. Jaguar (Tata motors)

Jaguar is the luxury vehicle brand of Jaguar Land Rover, a British multinational car manufacturer, headquartered in England. This car brand was founded in 1922. Its parent organization is Tata Motors, British motor holdings, Jaguar land rover holdings limited.

19. Jeep (Fiat Chrysler automobiles)

Jeep is a brand of American automobile and also a division of FCA US LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian-American corporation Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. This car brands’ first Jeep branded product launched in 1945 headquartered in Ohio, U.S.

20. Kia (Hyundai motor group)

Kia Motors Corporation, commonly known as Kia Motors is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Seoul. It is South Korea's second-largest automobile manufacturer following parent company, Hyundai Motor Company, with sales of over 2.8 million vehicles in 2019. This car brand was founded in 1944.

21. Land Rover (Tata motors)

Land Rover is a British brand of predominantly four-wheel drive, off-road capable vehicles, that is owned by multinational car brand manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, since 2008 a subsidiary of India's Tata Motors. It was founded in 1978.

22. Lexus (Toyota motor corp.)

Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of the Japanese automaker Toyota. It is Japan's largest-selling make of premium cars. It has ranked among the 10 largest Japanese global brands in market value. Lexus is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan. This car brand was founded in 1989.

23. Lincoln (Ford motor co.)

Lincoln is the luxury vehicle division of American automobile manufacturer Ford. Marketed among the top luxury vehicle brands in the United States for nearly its entire existence. Its headquarters are in Michigan, United States and was founded in 1917. 

24. Lotus (Zhejiang Geely holding group)

Lotus Cars Limited is a British automotive company headquartered in Norfolk, England. It manufactures sports cars and racing cars noted for their light weight and fine handling characteristics. This car brand has also won the Formula One World Championship seven times. It was founded in 1948, headquartered in the United Kingdom.

25. Maserati (Fiat Chrysler automobiles)

Maserati is an Italian luxury vehicle manufacturer. The company has been owned by FIAT Chrysler Automobiles and FCA's Italian predecessor FIAT S.p.A. since 1993. This car brand was established in 1914, in Bologna, Italy. 

26. Mazda (Mazda motor co.)

Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. It was founded in 1920 in Hiroshima, Japan. It has a full line of mainstream models that range from subcompact cars to full-size SUVs.

27. Mercedes-Benz (Daimler AG)

The most-loved car brand in India, Mercedes-Benz is known for producing luxury vehicles and commercial vehicles. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, founded back in 1926, named as Daimler-Benz. 

28. Mini (BMW group)

Mini is a British automotive marque founded in 1969, owned by German automotive company BMW since 2000, and used by them for a range of small cars. It was introduced in 1969. 

29. Mitsubishi (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance)

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.

30. Nikola (Nikola motor company)

Nikola Corporation is an American company that has presented a number of zero-emission vehicle concepts since 2016. The company has stated on several occasions that it intends to take some of its concept vehicles into production in the future. Nikola Corporation is based in Phoenix, Arizona. This car brand was founded in 2014 in the U.S.

31. Nissan (Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance)

The Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., trading as the Nissan Motor Corporation and often shortened to Nissan, is a Japanese multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan. This car brand was founded in 1933. 

32. Polestar (Zhejiang Geely holding group)

Polestar is a Sino-Swedish automotive brand owned by Volvo Cars and by extension its parent company Geely. It is headquartered in Gothenburg. This car brand was founded in 1996. 

33. Porsche (Volkswagen group)

Porsche AG is a German automobile manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars, SUVs and sedans. This top luxury car brand was founded in 1931, in Germany.

34. Ram (Fiat Chrysler automobiles)

Ram Trucks, stylized as RAM and formally known as the Ram Truck Division, is an American brand of light to mid-weight commercial vehicles established in 2010 as a division of FCA US LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Italian-American corporation Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

35. Rivian (Rivian automotive)

Rivian is an American automaker and automotive technology company. The company develops vehicles, products and services related to sustainable transportation. This car brand was founded in 2009, headquartered in Michigan, United States. 

36. Rolls-Royce (BMW Group)

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited is a British luxury automobile maker. A wholly owned subsidiary of German group BMW and was established in 1998. It comes under the top 10 luxury car brands from all over the world. Its parent organization is Bayerische Motoren Werke. 

37. Smart (Daimler AG)

Smart is a German automotive brand and division of Daimler AG. The marque is based in Böblingen, Germany. It produces microcars and subcompacts, primarily the Fortwo and Forfour. This car brand was founded in 1994 and is currently headquartered in Germany.

38. Subaru (Subaru corp.)

Subaru is the automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Subaru Corporation, the twenty-second largest automaker by production worldwide in 2012. Subaru cars are known for their use of a boxer engine layout in most vehicles above 1500 cc. Its production output till 2019 was 665,000 units. This car brand was founded in 1953, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

39. Tesla (Tesla inc.)

Tesla is an American electric car brand founded in 2003 in California, United States. Tesla's current products include electric cars, battery energy storage from home to grid scale, solar panels and solar roof tiles, and related products and services.

40. Toyota (Toyota motor corp.)

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. It was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937. 

41. Volkswagen (Volkswagen group)

Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front. It is the flagship brand of the Volkswagen Group, the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017. This car brand was founded in 1937 in Germany. 

42. Volvo (Zhejiang Geely holding group)

Volvo Cars, stylized as VOLVO, is a Swedish luxury automobile marque. This car brands’ parent organization is Geely group and was founded in 1927 in Sweden. It is currently headquartered in Torslanda in Gothenburg, Sweden.

This brings us to the end of our compilation of the top car brands and companies in today’s times. Cars are evolving over time and all those people who are very much fond of cars can surely never get enough of it. However, here we are, and for more such factful articles, stay tuned with Feeding Trends! 

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Jenisha Jodhani

A real problem solver with a hands-on attitude, who has added the ability to hit the ground running. I have an enthusiastic approach to work and proactive in learning new aspects of content writing, media, and advertisement. Writing is something that is open for one to be as creative as they want. This is what keeps me going.

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