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List of car groups: Which car manufacturer belongs to which group

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Where are the parent companies of each car brand

I took a look at the tables of the world's major automakers, which groups they belong to. The simple figure was very easy to see ^^

There are some manufacturers such as McLaren and Aston Martin that are missing, but most of them are covered.

What is written here is the status of the automobile manufacturer group as of July 2021 (persistent, but not all).

Although each automobile manufacturer has a different parent company from the time of its establishment, even if the nationality of the parent company is different, each brand still has the original country in which it was established as a brand image. , Many manufacturers actually have their head offices and factories in their original countries.

→ For example, Jaguar is currently owned by an Indian company, but Jaguar is still recognized as a British car.

Then I would like to take a look ~.

Toyota Motor's affiliated brand

Toyota Motor Established in 1937

Lexus founded in 1989Established as Toyota's luxury car division. Other than thatDaihatsu established in 1907Also completely under the umbrella from August 2016.

Daihatsu was originally established as "Motor Manufacturing Co., Ltd." in 1907, and later became "Daihatsu" in 1951.

Not shown in the figure, but otherHino Motors established in 1942Also under the umbrella.

Brand under the umbrella of General Motors

General Motors: Established in 1908

Known as GM, General Motors is the largest automobile manufacturer in the United States. Founded over 110 years ago, the company currently manufactures cars in 15 countries and is based in Detroit.

Established in 1911 with Camaro etc. under the groupChevrolet, And founded in 1899Buick.. Buick's sales are declining, and it seems that it fell by more than 20% in 2020 compared to the previous year.

Elsewhere founded in 1902CadillacSuch.

Volkswagen affiliated brand

Volkswagen:Volkswagen Established in 1937

Yes yes I came. Volkswagen Group.

First of all, one of the brands in thisVolkswagen (VW).. The VW Beetle was sold from 1938 to 2003, and after that it became a new Beetle for an additional 16 years ... It seems that it has been manufactured for the longest period in history.

And under its umbrella, it was established in 1910.Audi.. Originally managed by Daimler-Benz, Audi became part of VW in the 1960s. The name Audi was put to sleep in Daimler for 25 years and revived in 1965.

Furthermore, it was established in 1963.Lamborghini, Established in 1919Bentley.. Bentley, a British manufacturer, went bankrupt in 1980 after being an independent manufacturer for 12 years before being acquired by Rolls-Royce. After that, Bentley sold to Vickers PLC became a VW group from 1998.

Also established in 1909/2009Bugatti-Rimac.. Bugatti was founded by Italian artist / constructor Ettore Bugatti, and after his disappearance in 1947, the company began to collapse and stopped functioning as an automobile manufacturer in the 1960s.

After a few years of revival by Italian entrepreneur Romano Artioli in 1987, it became part of the VW Group in 1998.

RimacIs a Croatian company, founded by Mate Rimac. An automobile manufacturer that has become famous for its advanced battery and electric vehicle technology.

Porsche owns Rimac's 24% stake, and in July 2021 the VW Group signed an agreement to access Rimac's technology in exchange for Bugatti's 55% stake, Rimac said.Bugatti-RimacBecame the CEO of.

Reference article:Bugatti-Rimac to be established: Bugatti-Rimac

There are many more, founded in Spain in 1950Seat, Also founded in Spain in 1985Cupra, And the rest was established in 1895SkodaSuch.

Well, and last but not least, it was founded in 1931.PorscheThat's right ^^

Porsche has been operating independently for decades, but after various things finally happened, it became a subsidiary of VW in 2012.

Reference article:Porsche and Hedge Funds: Why Porsche is in the VW Group

Brands under the umbrella of Stellantis

Stellantis: Established in 2021

This Stellantis group is also amazing and has a good number of automakers under its umbrella.

A group established in January 2021 as a joint venture between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Group PSA.

It feels like a really multinational car maker is gathering, and the major car makers under the Stellantis Group are:

  • Fiat, founded in 1899
  • Abarth, founded in 1949
  • Chrysler founded in 1925
  • Dodge, founded in 1900
  • Jeep founded in 1941
  • Alfa Romeo, founded in 1910
  • Lancia, founded in 1906,
  • Peugeot, founded in 1810
  • Citroen founded in 1919
  • Opel, founded in 1863
  • Vauxhall, founded in 1857

A brand under the umbrella of Daimler AG

Daimler AG: Daimler AG Established in 1926

Daimler is an automobile manufacturer that sells cars under the Mercedes-Benz brand. Prior to the acquisition of Chrysler in 1998 and becoming DaimlerChrysler AG, it functioned as a joint venture between Daimler and Benz.

Since it sold Chrysler in 2007, it simply became Daimler AG.

Established in 1883, which is said to be the oldest automobile manufacturer in the world, under the umbrella of the group.Mercedes-Benz, Established in 1994Smart, Established in 1909MaybachSuch.

BMW affiliated brand

BMW Established in 1916

Bavarian Motorworks is a group with shareholders all over the world that celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016.

Who is Bavarian Motorworks suddenly? It's like that, but this is "Bavarian Motor Works / Bayerische Motoren Werke (German) ”, that is, commonly known as BMW!

Oh, this was common sense ^^?

Established in 1959 under the umbrella of this BMW GroupMini, Established in 1906Rolls-RoyceBut. Rolls-Royce was acquired by VW in 1998 and then by BMW in 2003.

The other subsidiaries are BMW M and BMW Motorrad.

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi Alliance affiliated brands

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Established in 1999

The group formed by the three companies Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi strengthened the framework in early 2020.

This seemingly changed group was founded in 1899, in the main part.Renault, Established in 1933Nissan (Nissan), Established in 1917Mitsubishi Motors (Mitsubishi), Established in 1989InfinitiIt is made of.

Tata Motors brand

Tata Motors: Established in 1945

Tata is a well-known Indian brand. He also collaborated with Daimler-Benz between 1954 and 1969.

Currently under its umbrella, it was established in 1948.Land Rover, Established in 1922JaguarAnd so on.

Hyundai's affiliated brand

Hyundai: Established in 1967

Established in 1944 in the Hyundai GroupKia, Established in 2015GenesisSuch.

Brand under the umbrella of Geely (Geely Holding Group)

Geely): Geely Established in 1986

Geely is a Chinese automobile brand that has grown dramatically since it started producing automobiles in 2002.

Currently, under the umbrella of this Geely Group, it was established in 1915.Volvo, Established in 1948Lotus, Established in 1996PolestarAnd so on.

Mahindra brand

Mahindra: Established in 1945

Originally it was founded as a steel trading company by two Indian brothers, but now it is under the umbrella of the group.

Established in 1930Pininfarina, This is the company best known for its relationship with Ferrari, designing the Testarossa, F40, F50, 550 Maranello, 458 and more.

Besides, established in 2018Automobili Pininfarina, Established in 1854SsangYong Motor (SsangYong)And so on.

Independent car maker

The car makers from here are car brands that exist independently, not as group companies at the moment.

Ford: Established in 1903

Ford seems to have dominated various automakers in the past, but now it has only a small stake in Aston Martin and Mazda (8% and 2.1%, respectively).

Honda: Established in 1946
Suzuki: Established in 1909
Mazda: Established in 1920
Subaru: Established in 1953

What remains as an independent company at a major Japanese automobile companyHonda, Suzuki, Mazda, and SubaruSuch.

Compared to manufacturers all over the world, many Japanese automobile manufacturers are still operated independently!

Ferrari (Ferrari): Established in 1939

The rest is Ferrari. From 1969 to 2014, Fiat owned the Ferrari stock 50%, but after that, Ferrari regained its ability to exist independently.

Tesla (Tesla): Established in 2003

This is Tesla to decorate the end!

It is an automobile manufacturer that sells only electric vehicles, and is known as a company that challenges various initiatives.

The founder is Elon Musk, and spaceX, an aerospace maker, is one of the companies he founded ^^

Source:Auto manufacturer family tree: Who owns what?

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