Lists Of Car Brands And The Companies Who Own Them (Infographic)
The auto industry is a very dynamic industry with loads of twists and uncertainties. The past decade has seen partnerships, sales, separations, bankruptcies, and entire divisions killed off, making it difficult to keep up with who owns which car brands.
We have seen lots of brands that have gone bankrupt, merge with other companies and some folden up.
Automakers have slimmed down to become more profitable and efficient, we have seen storied names, such as Hummer, Mercury, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac, fade into the history books. We have seen others, such as Chrysler, Jaguar, and Volvo, find new corporate parents, often outside their original country.
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To help clear up some of the confusion, we present a road map to who owns which car brands sold in the U.S.
There are several brands that have been gone into oblivion, brands such as Scion because the models are still readily available on the used-car market.
Car Brands And Their Parent Companies
Here we list each major car brand and its parent corporation, including some retired brands whose products are still readily available as used cars.
Acura: Honda Motor Company
Alfa Romeo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Audi: Volkswagen Group
BMW: BMW Group
Bentley: Volkswagen Group
Buick: General Motors
Cadillac: General Motors
Chevrolet: General Motors
Chrysler: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Dodge: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Fiat: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Ford: Ford Motor Co.
GMC: General Motors
Genesis: Hyundai Motor Group
Honda: Honda Motor Co.
Hyundai: Hyundai Motor Group
Infiniti: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
Jaguar: Tata Motors
Jeep: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Kia: Hyundai Motor Group
Land Rover: Tata Motors
Lexus: Toyota Motor Corp.
Lincoln: Ford Motor Co.
Lotus: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
Maserati: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Mazda: Mazda Motor Corp.
Mercedes-Benz: Daimler AG
Mercury: Ford Motor Co.
Mini: BMW Group
Mitsubishi: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
Nissan: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
Polestar: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
Pontiac: General Motors
Porsche: Volkswagen Group
Ram: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Rivian: Rivian Automotive, within investments from Amazon and Ford, among others.
Rolls-Royce: BMW Group
Saab: Brand owned by Saab AB; assets owned by National Electric Vehicle Sweden
Saturn: General Motors
Scion: Toyota Motor Corp.
Smart: Daimler AG
Subaru: Subaru Corp.
Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corp. Owns a small stake in Toyota.
Tesla: Tesla Inc.
Toyota: Toyota Motor Corp.
Volkswagen: Volkswagen Group
Volvo: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
List Of Car Corporations
Here’s a list of the major car corporations that sell in the U.S. and the brands they currently offer here.
Parent Company owns Brand
Volkswagen Group: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen.
Toyota: Toyota, Daihatsu, Lexus.
Ford Motor Company: Ford, Lincoln, Troller.
General Motors: Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, Holden.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance: Renault, Nissan, Infiniti, Dacia, Datsun, Samsung Renault, Lada, Mitsubishi.
Hyundai Motor Group: Hyundai, KIA.
Daimler AG: Mercedes-Benz, Smart, AMG.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles: Alfa Romeo, Dodge, Lancia, Maserati, Chrysler, Fiat, Jeep, Ram.
Honda: Honda, Acura.
BMW: BMW, Mini, Rolls Royce.
Suzuki: Suzuki, Maruti Suzuki.
Groupe PSA: Peugeot, DS Automobiles, Opel, Citroen, Vauxhall.
Tata Motors: Tata, Jaguar, Land Rover.
Geely: Lotus, Proton, Volvo.
Independent: Ferrari, Aston Martin, Subaru, Mazda, Tesla, McLaren.
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