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googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh googletag:resize->googletag#resize ->googletag#resize “>googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh googletag:resize->googletag#resize ->googletag#resize “> Most individuals know Lexus is Toyota’s luxurious arm and BMW owns Mini, however do you know Lamborghini is owned by Audi, which is run by Volkswagen? Or that, earlier than its eventual demise as a carmaker, Holden began out making saddles?
Here is the current status of each main automotive model, as properly as a snippet of its history and when it was founded.
In most cases, the nationality of the current owner is a matter of semantics. For example, just because Jaguar is currently beneath Indian possession, the model is not any much less British than it has been in all its years.
You’ll usually discover the head office, design centres and sometimes even the factories stay in their respective native nations regardless of who now owns a given model.
Car corporations shift possession extra incessantly than you might imagine, and half ownership shares even more typically than that, so it could be difficult to keep track. This is as the global automotive panorama appears at the time of writing.
Toyota – Founded 1937
Australia’s favourite automobile brand by sales, Toyota continues to rank on the prime of the big three, a major means forward of Mazda in second place and Hyundai and Mitsubishi, which tussle for third.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>The firm produces about 10 million automobiles each year and is a world leader in the hybrid market, having surpassed a complete of 200,000 hybrid sales in Australia between 2001 and 2021. Toyota also produces heavy commercial autos under the Hino model.
Lexus – Founded 1989
Lexus was established in the late ’80s to serve as Toyota’s luxurious car division. In Australia, the brand has thrived, and it now has an 11-model line-up Down Under, together with the BMW-tackling IS and RC, a newer LC halo sportscarand a growing range of SUVs.
Some different manufacturers have tried to repeat the Lexus success story with their own luxury branches, however none has but equalled the outcomes.
Daihatsu – Founded 1907
Daihatsu is a new name beneath the Toyota umbrella, turning into wholly-owned as of August 2016. Originally fashioned back in 1907 under the name Hatsudoki Seizo, the company was renamed Daihatsu in 1951.
The final new model introduced to Australia was the Sirion however Toyota pulled the model right here in 2005.
General Motors – Founded 1908
Abbreviated to simply GM, this car big is the largest in America and builds automobiles underneath quite a few global marques. Founded greater than one hundred ten years in the past, the company now produces vehicles in 15 totally different international locations and remains to be based mostly in Detroit.
Chevrolet – Founded 1911
Following one thing of a struggle, Chevrolet turned part of General Motors in 1918, before being designated as GM’s flagship model in 1919. After a tenuous relationship with Australia, the swiss-cross badge has a presence on the nostril of the Camaro and Silverado, which are transformed locally in right-hand drive kind by General Motors Special Vehicles (GMSV).
Buick – Founded 1899
Buick was absorbed into GM upon its creation in 1908, by the then proprietor of the corporate in addition to GM’s William C. Durant. Despite recovering after a GFC-inflicted low sales 12 months in 2009, Buick sales hit a ten-year low in 2020, dropping over 20 per cent on the year before.
Cadillac – Founded 1902
Cadillac is usually considered GM’s luxurious marque and was acquired by the corporate in 1909. Today although, the model forges a place for itself with an ‘art and science’ design philosophy, across a spread of sedans, roadsters, crossovers and SUVs.
Volkswagen – Founded 1937
VW was based by the German Labor Front with the goal of making a car for the German populous. From this got here the Beetle.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>The Beetle was sold from 1938 until 2003, making it the longest-running and most manufactured car of all time; especially should you regard the ‘New Beetle’ a continuation of its bloodline, which added one other sixteen years to the lifespan.
Audi – Founded 1910
Audi, beforehand managed by Daimler Benz, came underneath the management of VW within the Sixties. With the Audi name kept dormant for a interval of 25 years beneath Daimler, it was revived in 1965. Today, the model is doubtless considered one of the world’s leading premium manufacturers.
Lamborghini – Founded 1963
Today, Lamborghini is owned in its entirety by Audi, which, as of 2011, supplied the stability of its backing. The brand at present produces some of the most desirable vehicles in the world, including the Huracan, Aventador and extra just lately, its Urus SUV.
Bentley – Founded 1919
The British company known for its luxurious sports activities tourers was a standalone company for 12 years before being taken over by Rolls-Royce. Then, when Rolls went bankrupt in 1980, Bentley was bought to Vickers PLC. Finally VW revived the brand when it was bought in 1998.
Bugatti-Rimac – 1909/2009
Bugatti was originally known for its design beauty, founded by the Italian artist and constructor Ettore Bugatti. However, after Ettore died in 1947, the company fell apart and became defunct as a carmaker within the Nineteen Sixties. It was revived in 1987 for a few years by Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli, and then eventually acquired by VW in 1998.
Rimac is a Croatian company, named after founder Mate Rimac, which has turn out to be well-known for its advanced battery and electrical automobile technology. Though Porsche owns a 24 per cent stake in Rimac, a deal was struck in July 2021 for the VW Group to access more of Rimac’s tech in trade for a fifty five per cent share in Bugatti, making Mate Rimac the CEO of the corporate at age 33.
Skoda – Founded 1895
Not fully controlled by VW till 2000, Skoda was aimed at being the group’s entry-level model, offering cheaper cars than that of Volkswagen, yet utilizing engines and technology common to each marques. Clever design concepts have helped the model to retain its own identification.
Porsche – Founded 1931
After decades operating independently and as one of the world’s most profitable car corporations, Porsche was ultimately swallowed whole by Volkswagen in 2012. It followed 4 years of attempts by Volkswagen to accumulate the company, during which period it succeeded in buying 49.9 per cent.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>The ultimate settlement and merger hid an ugly power wrestle in which each corporations tried to buy out one another with Volkswagen emerging the victor.
Seat – Founded 1950
Owned by the Spanish Government from 1950 to 1986, the Volkswagen Group took a 51 per cent share in Seat earlier than acquiring 99.ninety nine per cent of the corporate in 1990. Only lively in Australia between 1997 and 1999, the Spanish company will be returning in 2022 but only with its efficiency division, Cupra.
Cupra – Founded 1985
Initially fashioned as Seat Sport, the motorsport division of the Spanish manufacturer underwent a rebrand in 2018 when it was renamed Cupra. As the Volkswagen Group’s dedicated efficiency firm, Cupra might be coming to Australia this 12 months with a range of re-dressed, high-performance VW, Audi and Skoda models.
Stellantis – Founded 2021
A supercompany that was born off the again of two pre-existing conglomerates coming collectively, Stellantis was formed in January 2021 as a multinational merger between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA.
Fiat (FCA) – Founded 1899
Italy’s largest car model, whereas not particularly distinguished in Australia, is a powerhouse in Europe. Fiat is best identified for its small cars together with the Panda, Punto and retro-styled 500, the latter of which is on the market in Australia.
Abarth (FCA) – Founded 1949
Abarth was formerly a standalone road and racing automobile producer earlier than its founder, Carlo, sold the corporate to Fiat in 1971. By 1981 the brand ended manufacturing till it was revived in 2007.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>In Europe, the 124 Spider is bought as a extra inexpensive Fiat-badged version, but in Australia, solely probably the most powerful Abarth 124 is obtainable. You also can find high-performance variations of the 500 sporting the same scorpion badge.
Chrysler (FCA) – Founded 1925
Chrysler is one of America’s largest car manufacturers. However, it needed to be saved, primarily by Fiat, in 2009, following the US automotive industry crisis. Fiat then took full possession of the American model in 2014.
Only one Chrysler mannequin is currently offered in Australia – the 300 massive sedan.
Dodge (FCA) – Founded 1900
Under the Chrysler umbrella, Dodge grew to become a subsidiary of the Fiat group in 2009, having also previously been concerned with Daimler. Dodge is answerable for both the RAM and SRT subdivisions, RAM being for its massive 4×4 vans and SRT for performance cars.
Jeep (FCA) – Founded 1941
Jeep is perhaps greatest known for its small durable 4×4 vehicles constructed specifically for the US military. Civilian models then turned out there in 1945.
The company has been owned by several manufacturers, including AMC (with Renault), Chrysler, Daimler, and now Fiat. Among many firm icons, the seven-slot grille is perhaps probably the most well-known and is worn by each model.
Alfa Romeo (FCA)– Founded 1910
The Italian model known for its sports activities automobiles and racing exploits was based greater than a century ago. Alfa Romeo turned part of FCA in 2007, at present solely producing two automobiles on the market in Australia, the Giulia and Stelvio.
Lancia (FCA) – Founded 1906
Despite being bought solely in Italy in modern occasions, Lancia is still a widely known brand thanks to its highly profitable motorsport endeavours, together with well-known rally vehicles just like the Stratos, Delta and 037. It got here underneath the Fiat umbrella in 1969.
Peugeot (PSA) – Founded 1810
Originally a coffee mill company, Peugeot switched to bicycles in 1830 earlier than seeking to automobiles in 1882, and eventually turning into a highly profitable mainstream automobile producer. In 2014, the French Government and Dongfeng Motors each bought 14 per cent stakes within the firm.
Citroën (PSA) – Founded 1919
Citroën has made waves within the automotive world at numerous points throughout its lifetime, and right now is greatest known for quirky small and mid-sized cars. The model was taken over by Peugeot in 1976.
Opel (PSA) – Founded 1863
Opel was originally founded in 1863 to supply stitching machines. It then took on bicycles in 1886 and automobiles in 1899. GM would then transfer to take a majority stake within the German model in 1929 and elevated to full control from 1931.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>As of 2017, PSA Group took over the brand along with Vauxhall as part of the deal.
Vauxhall (PSA) – Founded 1857
Vauxhall was founded in 1857 in the UK as a pump and marine engine manufacturer before turning its hand to automobiles in 1903.
It was later acquired by GM in 1925 and from 1980 was rebadged, and bought largely the identical product in the UK as Opel has in Germany and different components of Europe. It too joined PSA simultaneously Opel in 2017.
Daimler AG – Founded 1926
Daimler is a German automaker that sells its automobiles underneath the world-renowned Mercedes-Benz brand. The firm was shaped with the merging of the Daimler and Benz auto firms, before purchasing Chrysler in 1998 and being named Daimler Chrysler AG.
After later promoting off the US model in 2007, it turned identified merely as Daimler AG.
Mercedes-Benz – Founded 1883
Mercedes-Benz is the world’s oldest automotive manufacturer. Today the model is best recognized for its big selection of luxury automobiles and its high-performance automotive division referred to as AMG – as properly as its participation in Formula 1, having received the Constructors Championship yearly from 2014 to 2020.
Smart – Founded 1994
Smart is a Daimler AG brand that completely produces microcars and subcompacts. Originally just an idea by the head of Swiss timepiece producer Swatch, the company and Mercedes got here to an settlement the identical yr to construct cars.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>The brand was withdrawn from the Australian market in 2015 as a outcome of dwindling sales.
In 2019, Daimler and Geely announced a joint venture to provide Smart automobiles in China for international distribution.
Maybach – Founded 1909
Maybach was acquired by Daimler in 1960, changing into the company’s ultra-luxury model and in direct competition with Rolls Royce. However, poor sales meant the marque was put into stasis in 2012.
It was then revived in 2015 as ‘Mercedes-Maybach’ with a spread of fashions extra closely related to Mercedes autos than in its earlier life.
BMW – Founded 1916
Bavarian Motor Works celebrated its centenary in 2016 and has shareholders spanning most continents of the world. Strategic buyers hold shares of around 47 per cent of the luxurious brand, whereas institutional buyers from North America, the UK, Ireland, Germany and different components of Europe maintain a mixed 40 per cent share.
Mini – Founded 1959
Mini was originally launched as a mannequin, founded by the British Motor Corporation, earlier than turning into a marque in its personal right in 1969. It has since changed palms a number of occasions by teams associated to BMC till it was acquired by BMW in 1994.
Rolls-Royce – Founded 1906
Rolls-Royce is probably essentially the most highly regarded luxury automobile model in the world. It also produces engines for commercial airliners, albeit as a separately operated company. Rolls-Royce was nationalised in 1971, then privatised in 1987.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>It was later purchased by Volkswagen in 1998, earlier than being acquired by BMW in 2003.
Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance – Founded 1999
The seemingly unlikely alliance between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi was lately strengthened with a new framework ratified in early 2020.
Renault – Founded 1899
The French brand was arrange at the end of the 19th century and has since grown to be one of the world’s strongest and best-selling manufacturers. The company is part-owned by the French Government (20 per cent), and itself has a forty three per cent controlling stake in Nissan.
Nissan – Founded 1933
The Japanese brand has been managed by Renault since 1999 through the highly effective Renault-Nissan Alliance, which sees Nissan maintain a 15 per cent non-voting share within the French model.
Nissan, in flip, holds Mitsubishi Motors as a subsidiary of its own, and Nismo stands as its in-house tuning brand.
Infiniti – Founded 1989
Infiniti is the luxury division of Nissan, producing various impressive models for Australia. Despite offering direct competition to Lexus for a selection of years, the brand has failed to attract as much interest Down Under and introduced it will pull out of the Australian market in 2019.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>It was its second try on Australia’s discerning tastes, highlighting simply how tough and difficult the native landscape is for model spanking new manufacturers – even with massive brand backing.
Mitsubishi – Founded 1917
Mitsubishi was originally based as a shipbuilder, with its dedicated motor division not emerging till 1970. The wider Mitsubishi brand nonetheless instructions a 20 per cent stake within the firm, however Nissan took a 34 per cent share in October 2016.
Tata Motors – Founded 1945
Tata is an Indian model and part of the broader Tata conglomerate. Between 1954 and 1969, the brand loved a collaboration with Daimler-Benz. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) was later bought from Ford in 2008.
Land Rover – Founded 1948
Land Rover was acquired by Tata Motors in 2008, however is still revered as a British icon. Range Rover, within the meantime, has long been established (since 1970) as the brand’s flagship model vary.
Jaguar – Founded 1922
Jaguar is a British luxury automobile model previously managed by Ford, from 1989 till 2008. Under Ford’s possession, the brand by no means made a revenue. In the wake of this failure and the Global Financial Crisis, Ford opted to promote it, together with Land Rover, to its current proprietor, Tata.
Both manufacturers underneath the JLR umbrella have loved a resurgence since Tata’s acquisition, with an explosion of new fashions and variants – as nicely as significant manufacturing funding including the Ingenium engine plant within the UK.
Hyundai – Founded 1967
Along with its 34 per cent owned subsidiary Kia, the Hyundai group is certainly one of the world’s largest automotive makers. The company continues to build inexpensive and comparatively conservative cars for non-car enthusiasts but has extra lately branched out into performance fashions to broaden its enchantment, including its full-fat i30N sizzling hatch.
Kia – Founded 1944
The Hyundai-owned brand is similar to its father or mother in that it’s based mostly in South Korea and builds reasonably priced and inoffensive vehicles, often going up towards its father or mother company within the Australian gross sales race.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>Kia was crippled in 1997 although, earlier than being bailed out through an ownership exchange with Hyundai. Today, its quality and appeal are unrecognisable compared with a few of the first choices, and vehicles such because the Stinger high-powered sports activities coupe and electrical EV6 continue to shatter preconceptions.
Genesis – Founded 2015
Genesis was initially Hyundai’s high quality mannequin. However, it has now advanced to turn into its own standalone marque.
Currently, it has a range of two high-performance sedans (G70, G80) and two SUVs (GV70, GV80).
Geely – Founded 1986
Geely is a Chinese automobile model that has grown exponentially because it first started producing vehicles in 2002. Selling a vast majority of its automobiles in China, the model was able to purchase Volvo from Ford in 2010 and is getting ready to overcome the western world with automobiles it hopes will attraction to more demanding requirements.
Volvo – Founded 1915
Originally a Swedish ball-bearing company, Volvo started manufacturing automobiles in 1927. It wasn’t till 1999 the Volvo group opted to promote its automobile division to have the ability to focus on industrial autos.
Ford bought the brand before going on to sell it to Geely in 2010.
Lotus – Founded 1948
Created by two college graduates, Lotus is a British low-volume sports activities car maker and, over the course of greater than 70 years of historical past, has completely targeted on efficiency automobiles that are light-weight and minimalist, based mostly around founder Colin Chapman’s motto, “add lightness”.
Polestar – Founded 1996
Established as Volvo’s efficiency and racing division, Polestar was formally sold to the Swedish company in 2015, with the racing operations being renamed to Lynk & Co which utilises a combination of Geely and Volvo hardware in its automobiles.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>Polestar is now a dedicated EV producer, creating the Polestar 1, 2 and three which share some hardware with Volvo products. The Polestar 2 went on sale in Australia initially of this yr with the native enterprise structure being announced in mid-2021.
Mahindra – Founded 1945
Originally formed as a steel buying and selling firm by two Indian brothers, Mahindra started assembling the Willys Jeep on the subcontinent in 1947 before exporting its automobiles in 1969.
Mainly a manufacturer of agricultural products and automobiles, Mahindra’s first vehicle, the Scorpio, was launched to the world in 2002 with its XUV500 SUV turning into the first mannequin to reach in Australia, touchdown in 2013.
Pininfarina – Founded 1930
Italian automotive styling home Pininfarina is best identified for its long-held affiliation with Ferrari, designing iconic models such as the Testarossa, F40, F50, 550 Maranello and 458 to name a quantity of.
A deal was struck in 2015 for the Mahindra Group to take a 76 per cent stake in Pininfarina, though the corporate still operates out of its base in Turin, Italy.
Automobili Pininfarina – Founded 2018
This is the place issues could get a little confusing. While the Mahindra Group has a majority stake in Pininfarina, Automobili Pininfarina is a separate entity and is a subsidiary of Mahindra’s automotive arm, having been based as a luxury EV manufacturer.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>Its one automotive in production is called the Battista, primarily based on the underpinnings of Rimac’s Nevara hypercar, producing 1400kW and 2300Nm from its 4 motors, one for every axle.
SsangYong – Founded 1954
Starting out as Ha Dong-hwan Motor Workshop in 1954, a merger with Dongbang Motor Co in 1963 led to SsangYong (then Ha Dong-hwan Motor Co) producing Willys Jeeps for the US Army earlier than being eventually taken over by Ssangyong Business Group in 1986.
SsangYong Motors entered a partnership with Daimler-Benz in 1991 which led to the event of the Musso SUV, a South Korean vehicle underpinned by Mercedes-Benz tools. Merc’s hardware continued for use in the badge-engineered MB100 van as properly as the Ssangyong Korando.
After a stint under Daewoo and SAIC possession from 1997 to 2010, Mahindra acquired the model at a value of US$463.6 million (AU$628m). Despite submitting for bankruptcy within the again finish of 2020, SsangYong continues to operate in Australia, promoting the Rexton and Korando SUVs as well as the Musso ute.
SAIC Motor – Founded 1955
Formerly often recognized as the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, SAIC is one of the big-four state-owned carmakers in China and is the nation’s largest by volume, producing greater than 5.eighty one million automobiles in 2021.
Its initial growth was as a end result of a surge in demand for cars in China in the course of the 1980s, which noticed it enter a three means partnership settlement with Volkswagen and one other with General Motors in 1998. Both partnerships are nonetheless in place at present with SAIC producing Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick, Volkswagen Skoda and Audi badged automobiles.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>It can additionally be the father or mother company of MG Motor, Roewe, and Maxus, which trades in Australia as LDV.
MG Motor – Founded 1920
Famous for its two-seat roadsters, MG changed palms a number of occasions in eight many years, before the MG Rover Group went into receivership in 2005.
The marque was revived in April 2006 when Chinese carmaker Nanjing Automobile acquired the MG Rover plant and established NAC MG UK Limited.
Nanjing Automobile was acquired by SAIC Motor in 2007 and in early 2009 NAC MG UK Limited was renamed MG Motor. The company continued building MG Rover models with restricted success until June 2011 when it launched the primary all-new MG-branded mannequin in sixteen years, the MG6.
Maxus – Founded 2011
Like MG, Maxus has UK roots, with the brand originating from the LDV Maxus van as a outcome of SAIC acquiring the intellectual property to the vehicle from the now-defunct LDV in 2010.
Maxus now builds a range of economic vehicles and people movers including the V80 and V90 vans, G80 MPV, T60 ute and D Series SUV, that are sold in Australia underneath the LDV brand.
LDV – Founded 1896
LDV is now not a automobile producer however, as mentioned above, the brand entered Chinese hands in 2010 when SAIC acquired the mental property for the LDV Maxus van. It adopted the Maxus name for its business car arm, however uses LDV branding in its traditional markets such because the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>LDV originated from Leyland, which bought off its trucks and van divisions in 1987 to type Leyland DAF, a merger between the Rover Group and Dutch manufacturer DAF Trucks. That venture lasted all of six years, with the corporate going into receivership and break up 4 ways, one being the newly established LDV Group. That too went into administration in 2005 and was acquired by the Russian GAZ Group in 2006 whose grand plans never eventuated.
The receivers swooped again in 2008 and the company and its Birmingham factory finally folded. SAIC’s purchase of the intellectual property rights saw the LDV marque reunited with its old Leyland and Rover stablemate MG.
Roewe – Founded 2006
Roewe is another SAIC entity that stems from MG Rover, with its autos initially built using expertise acquired from the UK carmaker. But while SAIC was capable of secure the rights to the MG name it had less luck with Rover – BMW which held the rights bought them to Ford, which returned them to Jaguar Land Rover.
Roewe is seemingly a transliteration of Rover, though SAIC has said that it is derived from Löwe, the German word for lion, which is pronounced very like Roewe by Chinese audio system. It’s price noting the similarity between the Roewe and Rover badges.
GWM – Founded 1984
Privately-owned Great Wall Motor, know often identified as GWM, is the eighth largest automobile producer in China. It offered 1.281 million vehicles in 2021 under its own branding and its Haval, Wey, Tank, Poer, and Ora manufacturers.
Haval – Founded 2013
Haval has come leaps and bounds because it was based less than 10 years ago to become one of China’s largest manufacturers of SUVs and electrified vehicles. Its 2021 world sales exceeded 770,000.
Wey – Founded 2016
WEY is GWM’s luxurious model that builds premium SUVs based mostly on Haval models. Its moniker stems from GWM’s chairman Wei Jianjun’s name, which is pronounced the same method.
Ora – Founded 2018
Ora, which stands for ‘open, dependable and alternative’ specialises in compact electric automobiles with feline nomenclatures, such as the White Cat metropolis automotive and the Punk Cat, which is VW Beetle lookalike.
Tank – Founded 2021
The first Tank mannequin, the Tank 300, initially went on sale beneath the Wey brand in December 2021. Three months later Tank turned GWM’s latest model, specialising in rugged off-road vehicles.
Standalone brands (at the moment)
Ford – Founded 1903
Ford at completely different times has maintained management of varied other automobile manufacturers, however at current only holds a small stake in each Aston Martin and Mazda (eight and 2.1 per cent respectively).
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>Having operated in Australia from 1925, Ford ended manufacturing regionally in 2016, signalling the death of the Falcon and Territory nameplates.
Honda – Founded 1946
As well as the world’s leading motorcycle producer, Honda is probably one of the largest automobile manufacturers. The model continues to work independently of different automobile brands, apart from its Acura luxury indent sold in some markets similar to North America.
Suzuki – Founded 1909
Despite holding restricted traction in the Aussie automotive market, Suzuki is a serious participant on the world stage. At one level Volkswagen held a 19.9 per cent share of the brand (between 2009 and 2015), but Suzuki later bought it again.
Mazda – Founded 1920
Mazda was owned for a quick time by Japanese banks and Ford, however Mazda has continued to, for essentially the most part, guide its own future. At the height of Ford’s ownership in 1996, it held a 33.three per cent stake.
Ferrari – Founded 1939
The prancing horse has lengthy been generally identified as one of the world’s most influential manufacturers, regardless of never promoting massive volumes. For a big chunk of its historical past, Fiat owned a 50 per cent stake in Ferrari between 1969 and 2014 before the company ultimately regained independence.
Subaru – Founded 1953
Best identified for its boxer engines, rally success and commitment to all-wheel drive system development, the Subaru brand has earned a loyal following in Australia and is a consistent high ten vendor.
googletag#show googletag:hide->googletag#hide ->googletag#refresh “>Before the more typical dealership model of today, Subarus had been initially offered via agricultural machinery suppliers – one of many causes the brand is still in style with farming communities to this present day.
Tesla – Founded 2003
The purveyor of simply electric automobiles, Tesla builds EVs within the US and China. It additionally builds batteries for house use and is branching into solar roof tiles.
It was founded by former PayPal proprietor Elon Musk, who additionally based SpaceX.
BYD Auto – Founded 2003
BYD stands for Build Your Dreams, and the Chinese maker of vehicles and batteries is doing just that.
BYD Auto was founded in 2003 when the parent company BYD acquired the Qinchuan Automobile Company and attracted loads of attention when the Warren Buffett-led Berkshire Hathaway took a US$232 million stake in the father or mother company
BYD Auto produces a extensive range of automobiles together with vehicles, buses and trucks, a lot of which have plug-in fashions, making it the fourth-largest BEV firm on the planet. In 2022 its Atto 3 SUV will go on sale in Australia.
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