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Who owns who – The complex world of car companies

Companies like Volkswagen and General Motors are well known in the world of motoring, thanks to their market dominance.

This dominance has also allowed them to have their pick of the litter when it comes to buying out other manufacturers, or getting involved in large mergers.

The result of these corporate moves is that the company which builds the Polo also had a say in what the Bugatti Veyron looked like.

This is not necessarily a bad thing, however, and we have these parent companies to thank rather than scold for the awesome supercars we see on the road today.

For example: there is a good chance that the Bugatti Veyron would never have existed without the funding that strong VW Polo sales produce.

The list below details which companies own which car brands – providing insight into where your favourite models come from.


Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings

  • Aston Martin
  • Lagonda


Baoding Innovation Great Wall Asset Management Company Limited

  • Great Wall Motors (GWM)


BMW Group

  • BMW
  • BMW Motorrad
  • Mini
  • Rolls-Royce


Daimler AG

  • AMG
  • Mercedes-Benz
  • Smart


Exor/Public

  • Ferrari


Ford Motor Company

  • Ford
  • Lincoln
  • Troller


General Motors

  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Daewoo
  • GMC
  • Hummer
  • Stake in Suzuki


Honda Motor Company

  • Acura
  • Honda


Hyundai Motor Group

  • Genesis
  • Hyundai
  • Kia

 


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

  • Alpine
  • Dacia
  • Datsun
  • Infiniti
  • Lada
  • Mitsubishi
  • Nissan
  • Renault
  • Venucia


Stellantis

  • Abarth
  • Alfa Romeo
  • Chrysler
  • Citroen
  • Dodge
  • DS Automobiles
  • Fiat
  • Jeep
  • Lancia
  • Maserati
  • Mopar
  • Opel
  • Peugeot
  • Ram
  • Vauxhall


Tata Motors

  • Jaguar
  • Land Rover
  • Tata


Toyota Motor Corporation

  • Daihatsu
  • Lexus
  • Toyota
  • Stake in Subaru


Volkswagen Group

  • Audi
  • Bentley
  • Bugatti
  • Ducati
  • Lamborghini
  • MAN
  • Porsche
  • Seat
  • Skoda
  • Stake in Suzuki
  • Volkswagen


Zhejiang Geely Holding Group

  • Farizon Auto
  • Geely
  • London Electric Vehicle Company
  • Lotus
  • LYNK & CO
  • Polestar
  • Proton
  • Volvo


Independent and Public Companies

  • Isuzu
  • Mazda
  • McLaren
  • Koenigsegg
  • Pagani
  • Subaru
  • Suzuki
  • Tesla


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