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:
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