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Automobile industry timeline

21 Sep

Automobile industry started long back, probably 150 years or even more.

1903; Ford 

Ford’s former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover, acquired in 1989 and 2000 respectively, were sold to Tata Motors in March 2008

Luxury brand: Lincoln

Ford also owns Brazilian SUV manufacturer, Troller, and Australian performance car manufacturer FPV

Ford owns an 8% stake in Aston Martin of the United Kingdom, and a 49% stake in Jiangling of China

Ford owned the Swedish automaker Volvo from 1999 to 2010

In 2011, Ford discontinued the Mercury brand, under which it had marketed entry-level luxury cars in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Middle East since 1938

1908: General Motors

Current auto brands are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, and Wuling. Former GM automotive brands include McLaughlin, Oakland, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Hummer, Saab, Saturn, as well as Vauxhall, and Opel, which were bought by Groupe PSA in 2017

The company was founded by William C. Durant

Mary Bara is the current CEO

Mary Barra 2014.jpg

1933: Nissan

The company sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, and Datsun brands with in-house performance tuning products labelled Nismo

Largest seller of electic cars through nissan leaf.

1937: Toyota 

World’s market leader in sales of hybrid vehicles( Prius family)

It created its first product, the type A engine, and its first passenger car in 1936, the Toyota AA. Toyota Motor Corporation produces vehicles under five brands, including the Toyota brand, Hino, Lexus, Ranz, and Daihatsu. It also holds a 16.66% stake in Subaru Corporation, a 5.9% stake in Isuzu, as well as joint-ventures with two in China (GAC Toyota and Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor), one in India (Toyota Kirloskar), one in the Czech Republic (TPCA)

Slogans:

  • You asked for it, You got it! (1975–1979)[59]
  • Oh What a feeling! (1979–1985)[59]
  • Who could ask for anything more? (1985–1989)
  • I love what you do for me (1989–1997)
  • Everyday (1997–2001)
  • Get The Feeling (2001–2004)
  • Moving Forward (2004–2012)
  • Let’s Go Places

1937: Volkswagon

Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen marques; motorcycles under the Ducati brand; and commercial vehicles under the marques MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

This vehicle was designed by Ferdinand Porsches consulting firm

2000: Hyundai

The group was formed through the purchase of 51% of South Korea’s second-largest car company, Kia Motors, by Hyundai Motor Company in 1998.

 

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Posted by on September 21, 2017 in DAILY DOSES

 

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