Carsolidation

During the early 1900’s hundreds of car companies existed. Although, it seems there are many choices and many nameplates they are controlled by a handful of car conglomorates. I decided to put together a list of brands and their owners. The list is focused on the US market and does not include companies such as Proton of Malaysia, Ssangyong of Tawian or Maruti of India to name a few.

BMW – based in Munich, Germany. Owned by the Quandt family, which Johanna Quandt is the largest shareholder making her the richest German female and one of the richest females in the world.
BMW
Mini
Rolls Royce

DaimlerChrysler – based in Stuttgart, Germany.
Chrysler
Dodge
Jeep
Maybach
Mercedes-Benz

Fiat Group – based in Turin, Italy. Fiat is an acryonym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino.
Alfa Romeo
Ferrari
Maserati

Ford Motor Company – based in Dearborn, Michigan.
Aston Martin
Ford
Jaguar
Land Rover
Lincoln
Mazda
Mercury
Volvo

General Motors – based in Detroit, Michigan
Buick
Cadillac
Chevrolet
GMC Truck
Hummer
Oldsmobile
Pontiac
Saab
Saturn

Honda – based in Tokyo, Japan
Acura
Honda

Nissan – based in Tokyo, Japan
Infinti
Nissan

Porsche – based in Stuttgart, Germany. Started by Ferdinand Porsche who also created the first Volkswagen. Ferdinand Porsche’s grandson, Ferdinand Piëch, is on the VW Group’s advisory board and thus a very tight relationship with the VW Group.
Porsche

Toyota – based in Aichi, Japan
Lexus
Scion
Toyota

VW Group – based in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Audi
Bentley
Bugatti
Lamborghini
SEAT
Skoda
VW

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