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Cars. Who owns who?

// January 4th, 2010 // No Comments » // Random, Uncategorized

The last decade (especially 2009) has been volatile for the car market. So if you’re wondering which car company actually makes what car…well, here’s the latest.

(also… here’s an automotive family tree from Jalopnik)

  • BMW owns: BMW, Mini, and Rolls Royce
  • Fiat owns: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia, Maserati; Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep–20-percent stake
  • Ford Motor Company owns: Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo , and 13.4% of Mazda
  • General Motors owns: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Pontiac (discontinued). Also owns a controlling interest in Daewoo, Opel and Vauxhall in Europe. (Pontiac to be discontinued)
  • Honda owns: Honda, Acura
  • Hyundai owns: Hyundai, Kia
  • Tata Motors (India) owns: Jaguar and Land Rover
  • Daimler AG owns: Mercedes-Benz and Smart
  • Nissan owns: Nissan and Infiniti (Nissan is owned by Renault–France)
  • Porsche owns: Porsche and a majority share in Volkswagen
  • Subaru (A controlling interest of Subaru is owned by Toyota)
  • Toyota Motor Company owns: Lexus, Toyota, Scion, Daihatsu and Hino Motors, with a stake in Fuji Industries (Subaru’s parent company) and Isuzu
  • Volkswagen owns: Audi, Volkswagen, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and overseas SEAT and Skoda.