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Car

A car is a wheeled motor vehicle used for transportation. Most definitions of cars say that they run primarily on roads, seat one to eight people, have four tires, and mainly transport people rather than goods. Cars came into global use during the 20th century, and developed economies depend on them. The year 1886 is regarded as the birth year of the modern car when German inventor Karl Benz paten ..

Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz is a German global automobile marque and a division of Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz is known for luxury vehicles, vans, trucks, buses, coaches and ambulances. The headquarters is in Stuttgart, Baden-Wurttemberg. The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz. In 2018, Mercedes-Benz was the largest seller of premium vehicles in the world, having sold 2.31 million passenger cars. Mercedes-Benz origins come from Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschafts 1901 Mercedes and Karl Benzs 1886 Benz Patent-Motorwagen, which is widely regarded as the first gasoline-powered automobile. The slogan fo ...

Renault

Groupe Renault is a French multinational automobile manufacturer established in 1899. The company produces a range of cars and vans, and in the past has manufactured trucks, tractors, tanks, buses/coaches, aircraft and aircraft engines, and autorail vehicles. According to the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs dAutomobiles, in 2016 Renault was the ninth biggest automaker in the world by production volume. By 2017, the Renault–Nissan–Mitsubishi Alliance had become the worlds biggest seller of light vehicles, bumping Volkswagen AG off the top spot. Headquartered in Boulogne-Billan ...

Citroen

Citroen is a French automobile manufacturer founded in 1919 by the French industrialist Andre-Gustave Citroen, and part of the PSA Peugeot Citroen group since 1976. In 1934, the firm established its reputation for innovative technology with the Traction Avant. This car was the worlds first mass-produced front wheel drive car, and also one of the first to feature a unibody construction, with no chassis supporting the mechanical components. In 1954 they produced the worlds first hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension system then, in 1955, the revolutionary DS, the first mass-produced car w ...

Mitsubishi

The Mitsubishi Group is a group of autonomous Japanese multinational companies in a variety of industries. Founded by Iwasaki Yatarō in 1870, the Mitsubishi Group historically descended from the Mitsubishi zaibatsu, a unified company which existed from 1870 to 1947. The company was disbanded during the occupation of Japan following World War II. The former constituents of the company continue to share the Mitsubishi brand and trademark. Although the group companies participate in limited business cooperation, most famously through monthly "Friday Conference" executive meetings, they are fo ...

Mazda

Mazda Motor Corporation, commonly referred to as simply Mazda, is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. In 2015, Mazda produced 1.5 million vehicles for global sales, the majority of which nearly 1 million were produced in the companys Japanese plants, with the remainder coming from a variety of other plants worldwide. In 2015, Mazda was the fifteenth biggest automaker by production worldwide.

Skoda Auto

SKODA AUTO), commonly called Skoda, is a Czech automobile manufacturer founded in 1895 as Laurin & Klement and headquartered in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. In 1925 Laurin & Klement was acquired by the industrial conglomerate Skoda Works, which itself became state owned in 1948. After 1991 it was gradually privatized and in 2000 Skoda became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. Skoda automobiles are sold in over 100 countries and in 2018, total global sales reached 1.25 million units, an increase of 4.4% from the previous year. The operating profit was €1.6 billion in 2017 ...

Suzuki

Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu. Suzuki manufactures automobiles, four-wheel drive vehicles, motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines. In 2016, Suzuki was the eleventh biggest automaker by production worldwide. Suzuki has over 45.000 employees and has 35 production facilities in 23 countries, and 133 distributors in 192 countries. The worldwide sales volume of automobiles is the worlds tenth largest, while domestic sales volume is th ...

Toyota

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2017, Toyotas corporate structure consisted of 364.445 employees worldwide and, as of December 2019, was the tenth-largest company in the world by revenue. Toyota is the second largest automobile manufacturer in the world, behind Volkswagen, based on 2018 unit sales. Toyota was the worlds first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year, which it has done since 2012, when it also reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle. As of Jul ...

Volkswagen

Volkswagen ; English, shortened to VW), is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, a Nazi labour union, and headquartered in Wolfsburg. It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group, the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016 and 2017. The groups biggest market is in China, which delivers 40% of its sales and profits. Volkswagen translates to "peoples car" in German. The companys current international advertising slogan is just "Volkswagen", referencing the names meaning.

Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars, stylized as VOLVO, is a Swedish luxury vehicles brand and a subsidiary of the Chinese automotive company Geely. It is headquartered in Torslanda in Gothenburg, Sweden. The company manufactures and markets sport utility vehicles SUVs, station wagons, sedans and compact executive sedans. The Volvo Group was founded in 1927 as a subsidiary of the ball bearing manufacturer SKF. When AB Volvo now a separate company was introduced on the Stockholm stock exchange in 1935, SKF sold most of its shares in the company. Its cars are marketed as being safe, solidly built, and reliable. The ...