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About the Auto industry ownership and partnerships

Partnerships, sales, separations, bankruptcies, and entire kill-off of divisions have painted the confounding canvas of the auto industry in the past decade.

Efficiency and profitability drove automakers to slim down and see storied names, such as Hummer, Mercury, Oldsmobile, and Pontiac, fade into history, and others, like Chrysler, Jaguar, and Volvo, find new corporate parents outside their original country.

Car Brand Ownerships

Here is a list of each major car brand sold in the US and its parent corporation, including some retired brands with products still readily available as used cars:

Acura: Honda Motor Company

Alfa Romeo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Audi: Volkswagen Group

BMW: BMW Group

Bentley: Volkswagen Group

Buick: General Motors

Cadillac: General Motors

Chevrolet: General Motors

Chrysler: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Dodge: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Ford: Ford Motor Co.

GMC: General Motors

Genesis: Hyundai Motor Group

Honda: Honda Motor Co.

Hyundai: Hyundai Motor Group

Infiniti: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Jaguar: Tata Motors

Jeep: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Kia: Hyundai Motor Group

Land Rover: Tata Motors

Lexus: Toyota Motor Corp.

Lincoln: Ford Motor Co.

Lotus: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group

Maserati: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Mazda: Mazda Motor Corp.

Mercedes-Benz: Daimler AG

Mercury*: Ford Motor Co.

Mini: BMW Group

Mitsubishi: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Nikola: Nikola Motor Company, with investment and manufacturing partnership from General Motors.

Nissan: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Polestar: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group

Pontiac*: General Motors

Porsche: Volkswagen Group

Ram: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Rivian: Rivian Automotive, with investments from Amazon and Ford, among others.

Rolls-Royce: BMW Group

Saab: brand owned by Saab AB; assets owned by National Electric Vehicle Sweden

Saturn*: General Motors

Scion*: Toyota Motor Corp.

Smart: Daimler AG

Subaru: Subaru Corp.

Suzuki*: Suzuki Motor Corp. Owns a small stake in Toyota.

Tesla: Tesla Inc.

Toyota: Toyota Motor Corp.

Volkswagen: Volkswagen Group

Volvo: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group

Brand: Parent Company

*Retired brand, but many are still sold as used cars

Editor’s note on the Car Brands and Who Owns Them:

This article is created to inform you about different car brands and who owns them. If you have questions regarding the news, please send us a message!

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