Makers

Abarth is an Italian racing car maker founded by Italian-Austrian Karl (Carlo) Abarth in Turin in 1949, now owned by Fiat Automobiles SpA that relaunched the brand with the Grande Punto Abarth and the Grande Punto Abarth S2000.

AC Cars Group Ltd. is a British specialist automobile manufacturer and one of the oldest independent car marques in Britain.

Acabion the manufacturer of the Acabion GTBO concept car. Its Headquarter is in Lucerne, Switzerland.

AC Propulsion is a San Dimas, California, USA company founded in 1992, they produce goods such as electric vehicle drive systems

Adria Mobil is a company from Novo mesto, Slovenia that produce caravans and motorhomes, under the ADRIA and ADRIATIK brand names and sells 99 percent of the total turnover to the West European markets.

Aetek AS is a Norwegian design and prototype development company specializing in environmentally friendly, yet exciting, concepts in the transport sector. The FYK is a sports car launched in 2006 designed to run on a mixture of hydrogen and natural gas, developed with the backing of Statoil.

Adam Motor Company is an automobile manufacturer based in Karachi, Pakistan. Adam developed Pakistan’s first own manufactured car, called Revo.

Agrale is a Brazilian manufacturer of off-road vehicles, motorcycles, scooters, commercial vehicles, engines and agricultural tractors. It based in Caxias do Sul in the state of Rio Grande do Sul. Established in 1962.

Airbus S.A.S. is a leading aircraft manufacturer based in Toulouse, France. Airbus employs around 57,000 people at sixteen sites in four European countries: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, and Spain. Final assembly production occurs at Toulouse (France) and Hamburg (Germany).

AixamMega is a French automobile manufacturer based in Aix-les-Bains, Savoie. It was founded in 1983 to make halfcars, in 1992 they started making a range of standard sized cars under the Aixam brand and light truck on Mega brand.

Albar is a Swiss car, built since 1978 in Buochs by Alois Barmettler. Barmettler had for some time made Dune Buggy and cross country conversions based on the VW Beetle.

American Specialty Cars is an automobile supplier of highly engineered and designed roof systems, body systems and other specialty-vehicle systems for the world’s automakers. Headquartered in Southgate, Michigan, in the United States.

ARO (short for Auto Romania) is an off-road vehicle manufacturer located near the town of Câmpulung-Muscel, Romania.

Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in 1910. Alfa Romeo has been a part of the Fiat Group since 1986.

Alpha Sports is an Australian kit car manufacturer. It makes sports cars based on the styling of the Lotus Seven and the Morgan.

Apollo Tyres is one of the leading tire manufacturers in India in the year 1977. The company now has 5 manufacturing plants. Its head office is located at Gurgaon, Haryana, India.

Armet Armoured Vehicles Incorporated is a manufacturing company of armored cars. It has three manufacturing locations; one in Concord, Ontario, Largo, Florida, and Marsa, Republic of Malta.

ASA Aluminium Body is an Argentinian company that produces exact replicas of racing cars from the 1930s, 40s and 50s.

Ascari Cars is a sports car manufacturer based in Banbury, United Kingdom.

Asquith is an English automobile built since 1981 and originally based in Great Yeldham, Essex.

Ashok Leyland is a commercial vehicle manufacturing company based in Chennai, India. The company was established in 1948 as Ashok Motors, with an aim to assemble Austin cars. They have a market share of around 30%.

Aston Martin Lagonda Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury performance cars, whose headquarters are at Gaydon, Warwickshire, England. On 2007 a consortium led by Prodrive purchased Aston Martin, Ford will keep a stake in the company.

Audi AG is a German automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. It is a mostly wholly owned (99.7%) subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group since 1964.

Autech Japan, Inc. founded in 1986 is a pro tuner of Nissan cars but sells the cars through Nissan dealers.

Autosan S.A. is Polish automobile-bus producer. The company is now located in Sanok town, Poland. Its sale network includes European (also non-EU countries), South American, African and Asian countries.

Avia is a Czech aircraft and automotive company notable for producing biplane fighters nd trucks. The company was founded in 1919, became part of Škoda in 1928.

AvtoVAZ (АвтоВАЗ) is a Russian automobile manufacturer, also known as VAZ, (Во́лжский автомоби́льный заво́д), and better known to the world as Lada was set up in the late 1960s in collaboration with Fiat.

AZLK (АЗЛК) is a Russian automobile factory (Moscow), following privatization in 1991, AZLK adopted Moskvitch as its corporate name, as it had already been used on all of the company’s cars dating to 1939.

Bahman Group is a Tehran, Iran-based manufacturer of vehicles under license by Mazda. Founded in 1952, they have since then manufacturerd, under license, versions of Mazda’s truck.

Bajaj Auto is a public company founded in 1945 with is headquarters in Pune, India. Bajaj Auto is a major Indian automobile manufacturer, India’s largest and the world’s 4th largest two and three wheeler maker.

Batscap from Quimper, France is a small electric car builder designed with help by engineers from Renault and was built by the manufacturer to showcase a new range of electric battery power cells.

Beijing-Benz DaimlerChrysler Automotive Co Ltd is a 30-year joint venture between DaimlerChrysler and Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corp. DaimlerChrysler holds a 50 percent stake in the venture.

Bentley Motors Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury automobiles founded in England on January 18, 1919. Since 1998 the company has been owned by the Volkswagen Group.

BelAZ Production Association BelAZ is a Belarusian manufacturer of haulage and earthmoving equipment founded in 1948.

BMC is one of the largest commercial vehicle manufacturers in Turkey. It was formed in 1964 in partnership with the British Motor Corporation in İzmir.

BMW AG acronym for Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, is an independent German public company and manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles founded in 1913 by Karl Friedrich Rapp and have is headquarters in Munich, Germany. BMW is the parent company of the MINI and Rolls-Royce car brands, and formerly Rover.

Boeing Company is an aerospace and defense corporation headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Boeing is the largest global aircraft manufacturer by revenue and the second-largest defense contractor in the world.

Boes Motor & Mekanik is a Swedish kit car company in Färjestaden selling a Lotus 7 replica called Boe 7.

Bogdan Group is a Ukrainian automobile-manufacturing group including several car- and bus-makers of the country. Its most popular model is the Bogdan Isuzu-powered light bus made in Cherkasy.

Bombardier Inc. is a Canadian company, founded by Joseph-Armand Bombardier as L’Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée in 1942, at Valcourt in the Eastern Townships, Quebec. It is a large manufacturer of regional aircraft, business jets, rail transportation equipment, recreational equipment.

Bombardier Recreational Products is a Canadian company working in several countries, including Canada, Austria and Finland, in addition to the United States. The company split from the Bombardier Group in 2003.

Bowler Off road Limited is the maker of an off road vehicle based on the Land Rover Defender called the Wildcat, all Wildcats have an MSA approved advanced tubular space frame. The Company is based in Derbyshire, England.

Bramont of Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil, mainly concentrated in the area of manufacturing, assembly.

Brammo Motorsports is a small motorsport and sportscar company formed in 2002 and based in Ashland, Oregon. Brammo builds the Ariel Atom for the U.S. market, and is nearing production of a new supercar, the Rogue GT. Brammo also sells an all-electric motorcycle of its own design called the Enertia Bike.

Brilliance China Auto, also known as Huachen, is an automobile manufacturer based in Shenyang, Liaoning in the People’s Republic of China. In 2003 BMW and Brilliance signed a deal for the production of sedans in China.

Bristol Cars is a manufacturer of hand-built luxury cars, based at Filton, near Bristol, England.

BYD Auto is an automobile manufacturer based in Xi’an, China. The firm was originally called Qinchuan and made a version of the Suzuki Alto called the Qinchuan QCJ 7080.

Bufori is a modern brand of rare automobiles resembling 1930s coupes. The company is owned by Australian brothers Anthony, George and Gerry Khouri.

Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. is a French automobile manufacturer in Molsheim, Alsace, France. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and was founded in 1998 as a successor to the legendary Bugatti company.

Burton is a Dutch sports car based on French 2CV technology. The Burton is an open, nostalgic-looking sports car built on the chassis of the 2CV with a modern glassfibre bodykit.

Cadillac is a brand of luxury vehicles, part of General Motors, produced and mostly sold in the United States and Canada.

Caparo Vehicle Technologies, is a British mid-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-seater, open-wheel car founded by Ben Scott-Geddes and Graham Halstead, former engineers involved in the development of the McLaren F1.

Carbon Motors builds a specialty vehicle made for police departments. It is equipped with new technology.

Caresto is a Swedish car company started in 2004. Caresto has only made one car and it’s the V8 Speedster.

Carroll Shelby International was formed by Carroll Shelby in 2003 from Shelby American. The company is based at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Clark County, Nevada.

Caterham Cars is a manufacturer of specialist lightweight sports cars based in Caterham, Surrey, England and part of the British motor industry.

Changhe is a car company based in Jingdezhen City, Jiangxi Province, China. The company is currently engaged in a joint venture with Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan to form the Jiangxi Changhe Suzuki Automobile Company.

Chang’an Automotive Group is an industrial manufacturer in Chongqing, China. The company has three joint ventures to build automobiles with Chinese, Japanese, and Western auto companies. As of 2005, Chang’an ranks the fourth among the “Big Five” automobiles makers in China.

Chery Automobile is an automobile manufacturer in China owned by the local government of Wuhu (but is scheduled to be privatized), and sold about 305,000 vehicles in 2006. It is the largest independent Chinese auto manufacturer and one of the fastest growing automakers in the world.

Chrysler Australia is a trading name for DaimlerChrysler Australia/ Pacific Pty Ltd. It is the importer of Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles for sale in the Australian marketplace.

Compañía Colombiana Automotriz is based in Bogotá, Colombia was founded in the early 1960s associated with Fiat. They have manufactured various cars under license. In 1983, they established a partnership with Mazda, who now owns 100% of the company.

Continental AG, was founded in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer now is a manufacturer of tires, brake systems, vehicle stability control systems, and other automobile parts based in Hannover, Germany.

Chery Automobile is an automobile manufacturer in People’s Republic of China. It is owned by the local government of Wuhu ranking the 5th in among the “Big Five” auto makers in China in 2005.

China Motor Corporation (CMC) is a manufacturer of automobiles in Taiwan founded in 1969, and entered into a technical collaboration agreement with Mitsubishi Motors the next year. Currently they operate three manufacturing plants, in the cities of Yang-Mei, Hsin-Chu, and Yu-Shih.

Cree SAM, designed and developed by the Swiss company Cree, is a prototype zero emission plug-in electric vehicle.

Crosslé Car Company Ltd. is a racing car manufacturer based in Holywood, Northern Ireland, UK. Crosslé was founded in 1957 by John and Rosemary Crosslé.

Chrysler is an American automobile manufacturer producing automobiles since 1925.

Cummins Inc. is a maker of diesel and natural gas engines whose corporate headquarters are located in Columbus, Indiana. Today more than 51% of Cummins’ business comes from operations outside of the United States.

Dacia is a Romanian car maker which is a subsidiary of Renault group.

Daewoo Bus Corporation is a manufacturer of buses. heaquartered in Busan Korea. established in 2002. These buses are primarily used for public transportation.

Daewoo Motor Sales is an auto sales company headquartered in Seoul, Korea. It was established in 1991. It manages GM Daewoo, SsangYong Motor Company, Cadillac, Saab, Daewoo Bus, and Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle from manufacturing through department sales.

DaimlerChrysler AG headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany and Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, is a prominent automobile and truck manufacturer. The company also owns a major stake in aerospace group EADS. The company produces under the brands Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mercedes-Benz, Smart, and Maybach, among others.

DaimlerChrysler Canada is DaimlerChrysler AG’s Canadian division. Incorporated in 1925, the Chrysler Corporation of Canada gained complete control of a Maxwell-Chalmers plant that had been used to manufacture some Chrysler models in the previous year.

DaimlerChrysler India is a division of DaimlerChrysler AG, who entered the Indian market and set up Mercedes-Benz India Ltd in 1994.

Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd. is a Japanese manufacturer of cars, well known for its smaller models. Daihatsu has supplied cars under different badges to various different automakers in the past, and also supplies engines and transmissions to one of Malaysia’s largest car makers, Perodua, which sells cars in the United Kingdom and Malaysia.

Dakar 4×4 is a kit car – though unlike many is based on a Range Rover chassis rather than the more usual sports car style.

Dala7 is a taller and wider Lotus 7 inspired design using Volvo parts.

Dangel is a French specialist automobile company based in Sentheim, Alsace. It has produced 4×4 versions of Citroën and Peugeot vehicles since 1980, currently production is Peugeot Partner, Citroën Berlingo, Citroën Jumper, FIAT Ducato, Peugeot Boxer.

DAF Trucks NV is a Dutch truck manufacturing company and a division of PACCAR. Its headquarters and main plant are in Eindhoven. Cabs and axle assemblies are produced at its Westerlo plant in Belgium. Some of the truck models sold with the DAF brand are designed and built by Leyland Trucks at their plant in England.

Delfino is a British sports car manufacturer of Feroce car.

DENSO Corporation is a global automotive components manufacturer with is headquarter in the city of Kariya, Japan, originally established in December 16, 1949 as Nippondenso Co. Ltd. DENSO is a member of the Toyota Group companies.

De Tomaso Modena SpA is an Italian car-manufacturing company. It was founded by the Argentinian-born Alejandro de Tomaso (1928–2003) in Modena in 1959. New cars were still being made by De Tomaso as of 2005.

Dewan Farooque Motors Limited signed Technical License Agreements with Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation in December 1998, as the manufacturer and distributor of Hyundai and Kia vehicles in Pakistan.

Diar Autmotobile Company is an automobile company based in Tehran, Iran. Established in 1999, the company manufacturers SUVs and pick-ups under license from China’s Changcheng, also known as Great Wall Motors. Their flagship vehicle, the CC 6470, is based on the first generation Toyota 4Runner.

Dodge is a brand name of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks, subsidiaries of Daimler-Benz

Dome is a Japanese-based racing car constructor, involved mainly in open wheel and sports car racing. Founded in 1965 by Minoru Hayashi built his first racing car, a rebodied Honda S600 coupe.

Dongfeng Honda Automobile Company is a joint venture between the Dongfeng Motor Corporation and Honda Motor Company. It produces the Honda CRV for sales in China.

Dongfeng Motor Company Limited is a joint venture between the Dongfeng Motor Corporation and the Nissan Motor Company. It produces the Nissan Sunny, Nissan Bluebird, Nissan Teana, and Nissan Tiida for sale in China.

Dongfeng Motor Corporation is a Chinese automobile manufacturer, which ranks second among the “Big Five” Chinese automakers (the other four are First Automobile Works, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, Chang’an Motors, and Chery Automobile). It manufactures and assembles buses, trucks, cars and parts under its own name and in joint ventures with a variety of international automobile firms.

Dongfeng Peugeot-Citroën Automobile is a joint venture between the Dongfeng Motor Corporation and the PSA Group, in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China.

Donkervoort Automobielen BV is a producer of sports cars based in Lelystad in The Netherlands. This car brand was founded in 1978 by Joop Donkervoort. The car is based on the Lotus Seven. One of the differences is a redesigned nose cone.

Ducati Motor Holding is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer located in Bologna.

Dupon Trolley specializes in making and rebuilding buses. Based in Quebec City, it has been in business for over 60 years. Most of Dupon’s clients are in Canada and the United States.

EADS N.V. European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company is a large European aerospace corporation, formed by the merger on July 10, 2000 of Aérospatiale-Matra of France, Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain, and DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) of Germany.

Eicher Group is a conglomerate of the firms Eicher Goodearth Ltd., Eicher Ltd., Eicher Motors Ltd., Eicher International Ltd., and ECS Ltd., based in India.

ELBO (standing for “Elliniki Biomihania Ohimaton”, or Hellenic Vehicle Industry), is a Greek vehicle manufacturer based in Thessaloniki.

ElbilNorge AS in Oslo, Norway is is an currently manufacturer of battery electric vehicle.

ELCAT is an battery electric vehicle manufacturer based in Järvenpää, Finland. It was owned by electricity producer Fortum. Elcat began working in 1974 to design electric cars for Nordic climate.

Elfin Sports Cars Pty Ltd is the current name of the car company which was founded by Garrie Cooper. It has been an Australian manufacturer of sports cars and motor racing cars since 1957.

Entreposto is a Portuguese commercial and industrial group of companies.

Esther is a Lotus 7 type car made in Ugglerum, Sweden. The company was founded by Lars Svensson and Magnus Haferbier in 1987.

Etox is the first Turkish automobile manufacturer dedicated exclusively to building sports cars. The company is based in Ankara, Turkey.

FAP (Fabrika automobila Priboj) is a motor vehicle manufacturer based in Priboj, Serbia. Some of the different kinds of vehicles FAP manufactures are buses, tractors, trailers, and trucks.

Feel Good Cars Corporation is a publicly traded company on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange manufacturer of the ZENN electric vehicle.

Ferrari S.p.A. is an Italian sports car manufacturer based in Maranello, Italy. Founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929 as Scuderia Ferrari, the company sponsored drivers and manufactured race cars before moving into production of street legal vehicles in 1946 as Ferrari S.p.A.

Fiat Group, or Fiat S.p.A., is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial and industrial group based in Turin, Italy. Founded in 1899 the company name is an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (Italian Car Factory of Turin). Fiat cars are constructed in Italy, Poland, Brazil and Argentina.

Fiat Professional is the new brand name for Fiat Auto’s Light Commercial Vehicles division. It was launched on 17 April 2007 and replaces the “Fiat Veicoli Commerciali” brand name.

Fibretech GRP Ltd. produced a range of kit car bodies originally for use with components from the classic Mini.

First Automobile Works is China’s first automobile manufacturer. FAW is one of the “Big Five” Chinese automobile manufacturers . The company was established in 1953 with ranges such as Jiaxing mini MPVs, Xiali saloon cars and Hongqi luxury cars.

Force Motors Ltd founded in 1958 as Bajaj Tempo Ltd. headquarter in Pune India, is a manufacturer of three wheelers , multi utility and cross country vehicles, light commercial vehicles, tractors and now heavy commercial vehicles.

Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and the world’s third largest automaker after Toyota and General Motors, based on worldwide vehicle sales. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Metro Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated in 1903.

Ford Australia is the Australian subsidiary of Ford Motor Company and was founded in Geelong.

Ford do Brasil is a subsidiary of American automaker Ford Motor Company, founded on April 24, 1919.

Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited is the manufacturing and sales arm of Ford Motor Company for Canada. It was founded in 1904 in Walkerville, Ontario by Gordon McGregor as President and Henry Ford as Vice-President.

Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) is the Melbourne-based official performance tuning division of Ford Australia, founded in 2002.

Fornasari is an Italian car manufacturer that was created in 2002 by Giuseppe Fornasari. It makes sportive cars.

Fraser Cars Ltd. is a privately, completely NZ owned company that operates out of Beachhaven, North Shore, Auckland and manufactures Component based cars in kit and complete form since 1988 Fraser Clubman.

FSC (in Polish Fabryka Samochodów Ciężarowych) is a large automotive factory established in Poland while it was part of the Soviet bloc.

Fabryka Samochodów Osobowych (FSO) (literally translated as Factory of Passenger Cars) is a Polish automobile manufacturer, located in Warsaw.

Ford Lio Ho is an automaker based in Taiwan. It is 70% owned by Dearborn, Michigan-based Ford Motor Company. It began operations in 1972,

Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd. (FYG) is a leading international manufacturer of automotive and industrial glass located in the People’s Republic of China.

Garelli Motorcycles is an Italian moped, and motorcycle manufacturer. It was founded in 1919 by Alberto Garelli.

GAZ started in 1929 as NNAZ, a cooperation between Ford and the Soviet Union.

Geely Automobile was the first independent automobile manufacturer in the People’s Republic of China. The parent company is Geely Holding Group. Geely is expected to begin mass sales in Europe, and are currently re-engineering their cars to meet Euro IV emission and Euro NCAP crash-test regulations.

General Dynamics Corporation is a defense conglomerate formed by mergers and divestitures, and as of 2005 it is the sixth largest defense contractor in the world.

General Motors of Canada Limited is the name of General Motors’ Canadian division. The national headquarters office, their Canadian Regional Engineering Centre, and the main manufacturing plants are located in Oshawa, Ontario.

General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is the world’s largest automaker and has been since 1931. Founded in 1908 with global headquarters at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, USA. GM manufactures under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn, Vauxhall.

Ghandhara Industries Limited (GIL) is a public limited company quoted on the all Stock Exchanges in Pakistan. The major business activities of the company comprise of progressive manufacture, assembly and marketing Isuzu truck and Isuzu bus chassis.

Ghandhara Nissan Limited (GNL), was incorporated in 1981 as a Private Limited Company having the sale licensee for the distribution of Nissan vehicles in CBU condition in Pakistan.

Gilera is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer founded in Arcore in 1909 by Giuseppe Gilera. In 1969 the company was bought out by the Piaggio Group.

Gillet is a Belgian automobile manufacturer, started in 1994 by Tony Gillet, which produced the ‘Vertigo’ sports coupe powered by a 3.0lt Alfa Romeo V6. Tony Gillet is a former racing driver.

Girardin Minibus specializes in custom order buses and is based in Drummondville, Quebec, Canada (along the Trans-Canada Highway). Most of Girardin’s buses are mini-school buses and are used throughout Canada.

GKD Sports Cars, is a British company that builds the lightweight sports car the evolution.this can come in a kit for or fully built.

GM Daewoo Auto & Technology was first established as National Motor in 1937 in Bupyeong-gu, Incheon, South Korea. In 2005, GM branded most Daewoos as Chevrolets in most markets.

GOX Teknik is a Swedish company in Strömstad acting as consultants in various types of industrial development, but they also make kit car replicas of the Ford GT40.

Great Wall Motor Company Limited is the largest privately owned auto company of China listed in the Hong Kong stock market and has obtained HKD 1.7 billion financial investment.

Grinnall Specialist Cars Ltd. is an automobile and motorcycles maker founded by Mark Grinnall in United Kingdom. This company mainly produced three-wheelers. It is based in Bewdley, Worcestershire

GTM Cars is a kit car manufacturer located in Coventry, Warwickshire (although the composite body parts are made in Sutton Bonington, Leicestershire). The company was founded in 1967.

Gumpert is a German-based company building supercars. The first model produced is the Apollo. Founder and owner of Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH is Roland Gumpert, former head of Audi Sport. The company is based at Altenburg, Thuringia.

Hankook Tire Group, based in Seoul, South Korea is the eigth largest tire company in the world established in 1941. In addition to producing about 50 million tires per annum, the company also sells batteries, alloy rims, and production facilities for tires and brake pads.

Harbin Hafei Motor Co., LTD (referred to hereafter as Hafei Motor), a subsidiary of Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation, is a leading minivan maker and a national small motor vehicles source in China.

Hero Honda Motorcycles Limited is an Indian manufacturer of motorcycles and scooters, a joint venture that began in 1984 between the Hero group of India and Honda from Japan. It has been the world’s biggest manufacturer of 2-wheeled motorized vehicles since 2001, when it produced 1.3 million motorbikes in a single year.

Heuliez is a French company created in 1920 that works as a production and design unit for various automakers. It specializes in producing short series for niche markets, such as convertibles or station-wagons.

Hindustan Motors is an automobile manufacturer from India.
Hindustan has a joint venture with Mitsubishi, producing versions of the Lancer and Pajero, but is best known for its own models.

Hino Motors, Ltd. , commonly known as simply Hino, is a manufacturer of diesel trucks, buses, and other vehicles based in Tokyo, Japan. For the last 32-years the company has been the leading producer of medium and heavy-duty diesel trucks in Japan. It is a member of the Toyota Group.

Hinopak Motors Limited was formed in 1985 by a Hino Motors Limited, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Japan, Al-Futtaim group, U.A.E. and PACO. Hinopak Motors assembles, manufactures and markets Hino diesel trucks and buses in Pakistan.

Holden or GM Holden Ltd is an Australian automaker based in Melbourne, Victoria, originally independent but now a subsidiary of General Motors (GM).

Honda Atlas Cars Pakistan Limited is a joint venture between Honda Motor Company Limited, Japan and the Atlas Group, Pakistan.

Honda Canada Incorporated is the Canadian unit of Honda of Japan. Founded in 1969, Honda has been building cars in Canada since 1986. The head office is in Toronto, Ontario. Plans are to relocate the various Honda offices to Richmond Hill, Ontario in 2008.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. headquartered in Tokyo is a Japanese engine manufacturer and engineering corporation. The company produces a long list of products as trucks, scooters, robots, jets and jet engines, ATVs, water craft, electrical generators, marine engines, lawn and garden equipment, and aeronautical and other mobile technologies.

Hummer is a brand of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) sold by General Motors, also known as GM. They are based on the military High Mobility Multipurpose

Hyundai Motor Company is a division of the Hyundai Kia Automotive Group South Korea’s largest car maker. It is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Hyundai Mobis was established in 1977 and is an auto parts company with headquarters based in Seoul, South Korea. The company forms the ‘parts and service’ arm for Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors , both of which are Korean brands.

Husaberg is a Swedish manufacturer of off-road and supermoto motorcycles with four-stroke engines only. Husaberg was purchased by the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer KTM in 1995.

Indus Motor Company Limited (IMC) is a joint venture between the House of Habib , Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan (TMC) , and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Japan (TTC) for assembling, progressive manufacturing and marketing of Toyota vehicles in Pakistan since July 1, 1990.

Infiniti is a luxury vehicle and sport utility vehicles owned and used by Nissan, an automobile manufacturer in Japan and America and serves as Nissan’s luxury brand.

Intermeccanica International Inc. is an automobile manufacturer, founded in 1959 by Frank Reisner and initially based in Torino and has since 1981 been based in Vancouver (Canada).

Irisbus is a European bus manufacturer which was formed through the merger of bus and coach divisions of Fiat, Iveco and Renault. Since 2001, IRISBUS is a 100% Fiat-IVECO company. The company is based in Lyon.

Iran Khodro (or Iran Khodro Industrial Group) is a major Iranian industrial manufacturer; khodro means “automobile” in Persian. The company founded in 1962 manufactures cars for the domestic and export markets.

Iran Khodro Diesel (also known as IKD) is an Iranian diesel automotive manufacturer, manufacturing automobiles for the domestic and export markets. It is owned by Iran Khodro.

Isuzu Motors Ltd. is a Japanese commercial vehicle and heavy truck manufacturer company, headquartered in Tokyo. Isuzu is famous for producing commercial vehicles and diesel engines it produced 16 million diesel engines in 2003.

Izhevsk Mechanical Works (Ижевский Mашзавод) or IZhMASh (ИЖМАШ) is a large corporation. It makes the famous Kalashnikov assault rifle, along with medium cannons, missiles, and guided shells. Izhmash also produces motorcycles and cars.

Jaguar Cars Limited is a British luxury car manufacturer, with headquarters in Browns Lane, Coventry, England. It was founded in 1922.

Jawa is a motorcycle and car manufacturer in the Czech republic, formerly Czechoslovakia founded by Janeček in 1929, the company is still active today producing motorcycle and race motorcycle for speedway.

Jeep is an automobile marque (and registered trademark) of DaimlerChrysler.

Jelcz SA is the Polish producer of buses and trucks, located in Jelcz-Laskowice.

Jiangling Motors Corporation Limited, abbreviated JMC, is a Chinese automobile manufacturer that is also known by the Landwind brand name in a number of markets.

Jincheng Suzuki is a joint Sino-Japanese producer of motorcycles and scooters founded in 1994 and headquartered in Nanjing. It is a joint venture between Suzuki and Nanjing Jincheng Machinery.

Jösse Car is a sports car manufacturer founded in 1997 and located in Arvika, Sweden.

JUN Auto is a Japanese tuning shop for cars. JUN began as the research facility of Tanaka Industrial Co., Ltd. and originally focused on disassembling and improving engines. It now manufactures cars featuring the highest levels of engine performance and also parts.

Kamaz (Камский автомобильный завод – Камаз) is a Tatar truck manufacturer located in Naberezhnye Chelny, Tatarstan, Russian Federation.

Karsan is a Turkish light commercial vehicles manufacture founded in 1966 in Bursa,

KAvZ (Kurganskiy Avtobusny Zavod) started producing buses in 1950. All of them have been based on trucks from GAZ.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. is an international corporation based in Japan. It has headquarters in both Minato-ku; Tokyo; and Kobe.
Its most visible consumer product lines are its motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, although the company and its subsidiaries also manufacture ships, industrial plants, tractors, trains, industrial robots, aerospace equipment and aircrafts).

Kia Motors Company is a South Korean automobile manufacturer with headquarters in Yangjae-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Now owned by Hyundai Motor Company.

Kinetic Motor Company is part of the Kinetic Group, one of the most established business houses in India, well-known for its pioneering activities in the automotive industry today producing also motorcycles.

Kish Khodro is a car company based in kish, Iran. Established in 1998, 40% of the company is owned by the Iranian state bank.

Koenigsegg Automotive AB is a Swedish manufacturer of high-performance cars based outside Ängelholm.

Korea Automobile Importers & Distributors Association is a South Korean trade association representing importers and distributors of imported automobiles, established in 1995.

KrAZ (Кременчуцький автомобільний завод) produces trucks in Kremenchuk, Ukraine; particularly some heavy-duty off-road types.

KTM Kronreif & Trunkenpolz, Mattighofen is an Austrian motorcycle manufacturer based on Mattighofen, Austria. Beginning in 2006, KTM has begun the development with a lightweight track car known as the X-Bow. It will use an Audi engine and a Dallara sourced chassis,

Kubota Corporation is a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. The company was established in 1890.

Lancia is an Italian automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia and which became part of the Fiat Group in 1969. The company has a long history of producing distinctive cars and also has a strong rally heritage.

Land Rover is a British all-terrain vehicle and Multi Purpose Vehicle (MPV) manufacturer, based in Solihull, England now part of the Premier Automotive Group, a division of the Ford Motor Company.

Laraki is a Moroccan manufacturer of luxurious high-performance sport cars. Its owner is Laraki Abdeslam, a 31 year old Moroccan designer who started out creating luxurious yachts (the emir of Bahrein is the main client). Laraki currently produces 2 models, the Fulgura and Borac.

LDV Limited is a British van manufacturer, based in the Drews lane area of Wolseley, Birmingham, England. LDV employs around 2,000 at its Birmingham site, producing 15,000-20,000 vehicles annually.

Leopard Automobile AB is a Polish classical sport-style luxury car, produced byin the town of Mielec. The Leopard 6 Liter Roadster was designed by Zbysław Szwaj.

Lexus is the luxury vehicle division of Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corporation. Since its debut in 1989, Lexus has developed a reputation for the reliability of its vehicles and the quality of its customer service.

Liaoning Shuguang Automotive Group. Other parts of this group are Huanghai Bus Factory and production of automotive components (gear, suspension, axle). Shuguang was originally founded in 1984.

LiAZ (Ликинский автобусный завод) is a Russian bus manufacturing factory located in Likino, Russia.

Lifan is the largest individually-owned motorcycle manufacturer in China. They also make the Lifan 520 compact sedan which uses the 4-cylinder 1.6-liter Tritec engine.

Ligier is a French automobile maker created by former racing driver and rugby player Guy Ligier. Now they producing small cars, light trucks and quad.

Lobini is a Brazilian automobile manufacturer. The company produces a sports car called the H1 which uses Audi engines and fiberglass bodies produced by fellow Brazilian sports car manufacturer Chamonix.

Loremo AG is a German automaker focussed on designing and manufacturing cars with very low weight and air resistance. The company has demonstrated a 157 MPG (1,5 l/100 km) turbodiesel car at the 2006 Geneva Auto Show.

Lotus Cars is a British manufacturer of sports and racing cars based at Hethel, Norfolk, England. The company is based at Norwich, in East Anglia and was originally formed as Lotus Engineering Ltd. by the influential engineer Colin Chapman, in 1952.

LuAZ (ЛуАЗ) is a Ukrainian automobile manufacturer located in the city of Lutsk.

Lviv Bus Factory, (Львівський автомобільний завод), is a bus manufacturing company in Lviv, Ukraine.

Mack Trucks is one of the world’s leading truck-manufacturing companies. It is now a subsidiary of AB Volvo, Volvo Group. The company’s headquarters are in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the Lehigh Valley region of the state.

Magna Steyr is an automobile manufacturer based in Oberwaltersdorf, Austria. It is a subsidiary of Canadian-based Magna International, and was previously part of the Steyr-Daimler-Puch conglomerate.

Magneti Marelli Holding S.p.A. is a subsidiary of Fiat Group and leader in developing and manufacturing systems, modules and high-technology components for the automotive industry with 25,000 employees and a turnover of 4 billion euro in 2005.

Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M&M) is a major automaker in India. It is the flagship company of the Mahindra Group. The company was set up in 1945 as Mahindra & Mohammed. It traded steel with suppliers in England and the United States. M&M began by assembling complete knock down (CKD) Jeeps in 1949.

Malaguti is a family-owned Italian scooter and motorcycle company based in San Lazzaro di Savena Bologna, founded by Antonino Malaguti in 1930.

MANAŞ is an abbreviation of the joint company MAN Kamyon ve Otobüs Sanayi A.Ş., founded in early 1966 in Turkey as a result of cooperation between a German Company, MAN, and a Turkish company, Ercanlar A.Ş., to jointly manufacture motor vehicles for Turkey.

Manganese Bronze Holdings PLC is an engineering company based in Coventry, England. Since the sale of its components division in 2003 the company has only one operating division – London Taxis International Limited (LTI) – which manufactures and retails London Black Taxis.

Marcos Engineering is a British sports car manufacturer founded in Luton, in Bedfordshire, England, in 1959.

Maruti Udyog Limited is a publicly listed company in India. It is a leading four-wheeler automobile manufacturer in South Asia. Suzuki Motor Corporation of Japan has the controlling stake in the company. It was the first company in India to mass-produce and sell more than a million cars.

Mastrettadesign – Tecnoidea SA de CV or simply Mastretta is a Mexican car maker and design studio established by Mexican engineer and designer Daniel Mastretta in Mexico City in 1987.

Maybach-Motorenbau GmbH (IPA: [ˈmaɪ.baːx]), founded in 1909 by Wilhelm Maybach with his son Karl Maybach as director. Three new models are expected, a 4-seat coupe derived from the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, an ultra-luxury crossover SUV derived from the GL-Class, and a smaller sedan.

Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer based in Hiroshima, Japan. As of 2006, the company is expected to produce 1.25 million vehicles per year, with sales evenly divided among Japan, Europe, Australia, and North America, followed by Latin America.

Mazel Group Engineering is a Barcelona based design studio specialising in concept cars and enginineering solutions.

MBK is the reorganized successor company to Motobécane, the French bicycle, moped and motorcycle manufacturer. MBK is based in Rouvroy, France.

McLaren Automotive is an automaker established in 1989 with the object of producing road cars based on Formula One technology. It works closely with the Team McLaren Formula One constructor and is part of the McLaren Group.

Melling Sportscars is a supercar producer in Rochdale, England factory.

Mercedes-Benz is a German brand name of automobiles, buses, coaches, and trucks owned by DaimlerChrysler AG.

MG is a car brand, created by the British sports car manufacturer of the same name, founded in 1924. In the spring of 2005 MG production ceased when the brand owners, MG Rover, went bankrupt. In early 2007 the new owners of the brand.

Nanjing Automobile Group, resumed production of MGs at the Longbridge plant, which they had also acquired when they took over MG Rover, and at a plant in China.

Microcar is a French microcar manufacturer. It belongs to the French Bénéteau group, which specializes in sailing. Production of vehicles began in 1984 and was moved to a custom-built factory in September 2000.

Miles Automotive Group is a manufacturer and distributor of all electric vehicles manufactured in China to meet international safety standards. Lithium-Ion batteries and alternatives such as advanced lead acid and AGM batteries are available.

MINI is the name of a Cowley, England-based subsidiary of BMW as well as that of a car produced by that subsidiary since April 2001.

Minsk Automobile Plant MAZ (Минск) is a Russian production unitary enterprise state-run automotive manufacturer association in Belarus. It manufactures heavy-duty trucks, buses, trolleybuses, road tractors and also Minsk Motorcycle, also known as Motovelo Corp.

Mitsubishi Motors Australia Ltd. (MMAL) is a fully owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) of Japan.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is the fifth largest automaker in Japan and the thirteenth largest in the world by unit sales. It is part of the Mitsubishi formerly the biggest industrial group in Japan, and was formed in 1970 from the automotive division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.

Mitsuoka Motors is a small Japanese automobile company which builds modern Japanese cars to resemble British vehicles of the 1950s and 1960s. It is primarily a coach-builder.

MK Sportscars, situated in Langold, Nottinghamshire, offers the Lotus Seven style kit car MK Indy, recently manufacturing Le-Mans style cars, GT-1 and GT-R. The kits offer the option of various engines, from cars and motorbikes.

Modec is a Coventry, UK electric vehicle manufacturer, specialising in Commercial vehicles in the N2 category

Modiran Vehicle Manufacturing Company (MVM) is an Iranian automobile firm, that currently makes a version of the Chery QQ3 called the MVM 110.

Morattab is an SUV manufacturer based in Tehran, Iran. Since 1962, the company has produced versions of the Land Rover Defender under license, equipping them with locally produced engines. In 2003, they launched production of the Ssangyong Musso.

Morgan Motor Company is a British automobile manufacturer. The company was founded in 1910 by H.F.S. Morgan. the factory is located in Malvern Link.

Mosler Automotive is an American supercar manufacturer based in Florida and St Ives, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom, founded by Warren Mosler in 1985. It currently produces the MT900R racer and the street-legal MT900S, as well as several unique project vehicles.

Motovelo Corp, is a company that produces bicycles and motorcycles founded on 6 November 1945 in the capital of Belarus.

Moto Guzzi is an Italian motorcycle manufacturer established in 1921 in Mandello del Lario by Lake Como in Lombardy.

Moto Morini is an Italian maker of motorcycles. It was founded by Alfonso Morini in Bologna, in 1937.

Moxy Engineering is a Norwegian manufacturer of articulated dump trucks for off-road use in the earth moving and construction industries. Moxy was founded by the industrialist Birger Hatlebakk, who had previously founded the Glamox factory in Molde.

MV Agusta Motorcycles SpA is a motorcycle manufacturer founded in 1945 near Milan in Cascina Costa, Italy and now in the hand of financing company, GEVI SpA, with 65% of the share capital.

MZ is a motorcycle manufacturer located in Zschopau (Germany) for motorcycle and in the Erzgebirge region of Saxony for other products.

Namco (National Motor Company of Greece) is a Greek vehicle manufacturer, a creation of the Kontogouris Brothers who have been in the automotive industry business since the 1950s.

Nanjing Automobile (Group) Corporation for Yuejin Motor Group Corporation is a state-owned enterprise with history dates back 1947 and one of the oldest Chinese automobile manufacturer.

Naza Group of Companies is a well known motor trading and property development company, which began operations in 1974 in Malaysia. Naza Group is the franchise holder for South Korea’s Kia vehicles in Malaysia.

Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Company is Egypt’s state owned automobile company, founded in 1960 in Helwan, Egypt. Since 1979 the company has produced licensed versions of the Fiat 128 and 125, and in 1991 introduced a further range of Fiat designed cars licensed via the Turkish company Tofaş.

NedCar, officially Netherlands Car B.V. and a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Motors, is the only large-scale automaker in the Netherlands. Based in Born on a 927,000 m2 site, it has a capacity of approximately 200,000 vehicles, and produced its millionth vehicle, a Mitsubishi Space Star, on October 4, 2000

New Flyer Industries is a leading bus manufacturer in North America, headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It also has factories in Crookston and St. Cloud, Minnesota,USA.

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese automobile manufacturer which formerly marketed vehicles under the Datsun brand name.

Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd. or UD company’s trademark, is a Japanese company whose principal business is the manufacture and sales of diesel engines (straight: 3, 4, 5 and 6, V: 8, 12), light, medium and heavy duty diesel trucks, buses, bus chassis and special-purpose vehicles.

Noble Automotive Ltd., more commonly known simply as Noble, is a British sports car manufacturer.

Nova Bus is a bus manufacturing company based in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada. The company is now owned by Prevost, which is a division of Volvo Buses.

Nota is an automobile manufacturer in Australia. The company was founded by Guy Buckingham in 1952. He was an aircraft engineer and used his expertise to build triangulated spaceframed sportscars. Possibly Australia’s first space-framed cars.

Obvio! is a Brazilian automobile manufacturer. The company is specialized in the production of microcars.

Ogle Design is a British design consultancy company, founded in 1954 by David Ogle, based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire.

Onyx Sports Cars Ltd is a UK kit car manufacturer. They produce the Onyx Mongoose, a mid-engined machine made for the Rover K engine from a Rover Metro or Rover 200 Series, and the Onyx Firefox, a two seated open sports car made using the Rover K engine in front wheel drive position.

Opel GmbH is an automobile manufacturer based in Germany. The company was founded on January 21, 1863 and began making automobiles in 1899. Opel was acquired by General Motors in 1929 and continues as a subsidiary. Opel is GM’s largest European brand and with Vauxhall forms GM’s core European business.

Orion Bus Industries is a Mississauga, Ontario, Canada-based bus manufacturer established by the government of Ontario in 1975.

Otosan is a Turkish automotive production company, which is a joint venture between Ford Motor Company and Koç Holding.

OYAK-Renault A.Ş OYAK owns 51% and Renault S.A. owns 49% produces cars in Turkey with license agreement with its partner Renault S.A.

Pagani Automobili S.p.A. is an Italian automobile manufacturer of high-performance supercars and high-quality carbon fiber that Lamborghini also uses in its cars.

Panhard is a French motor vehicle manufacturer, who now specializes in light tactical and military vehicles. It was formed by the acquisition of Panhard by Auverland in 2005. Panhard had been under PSA ownership for 40 years.

Panoz Auto Development is a manufacturer of high-performance automobiles founded in 1989 by Danny Panoz, son of pharmaceutical and motorsport mogul Don Panoz. The company is located in Hoschton, Georgia.

Pars Khodro is an Iranian automobile manufacturer. It is the leading manufacturer of sport utility vehicles (SUV)s in Iran.

Pavlovsky Avtobusny Zavod is a manufacturer of buses in Russia, located in the city of Pavlovo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast.

Pegasus Automobile GmbH is a manufacturer of a Lotus Seven look-alike. They are based in Ganderkesee, Germany.

Perodua, acronym of Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Berhad (in English, Second Automobile Manufacturer Limited Corporation) is Malaysia’s second automobile manufacturer after Proton. It was established in 1993.

Petropoulos (the full name of the company is Petros Petropoulos A.E.B.E.) is one of the ‘historic’ Greek engine and vehicle manufacturers. It was founded in Thessaloniki in 1922

Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën. It is the second largest automaker in Europe, behind Volkswagen. Peugeot also produced bicycles starting in 1882 in Beaulieu, France (with ten Tour de France wins between 1903 and 1983) followed by motorcycles and cars in 1889. Peugeot remains a major producer of scooters and mopeds in Europe.

Phoenix Motorcars is a California-based company that focuses on developing electric vehicles.

Piaggio is a company based in Italy that produces cars, motorcycles, scooters and airplanes. Founded by Rinaldo Piaggio in 1884, Piaggio initially produced locomotives and railway carriages.

Plasan Sasa (פלסן סאסא) is an Israeli owned vehicle manufacturer. It was established in 1985. It develops, manufactures and assembles custom-built vehicle armour systems and chassis up-armor designs as well as Add-On Armor Protection Kits for lightweight military tactical trucks and APCs.

Poclain is a family company founded by Georges Bataille in France in the 1930s.Poclain produced excavators, and was leader on the French and world market thanks to a revolutionary hydraulic motor.

Premier Automobiles is an Indian automaker which flourished in the so called ’sudhakar’ period from the 1950s till the early 1990s when India was closed to the world and imports.

Prevost Car, a Quebec-based manufacturer of touring coaches and bus shells for high-end motorhomes and specialty conversions. The company now owns Nova Bus and in turn is owned by Volvo Bus Corporation.

Prodrive Ltd. is a motorsport and automotive engineering group based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. It designs, constructs and races cars for companies and teams such as Subaru and Aston Martin.

Project Kimber is the industry group which has bought the rights to manufacture the recently discontinued Smart Roadster in South Wales under the famous AC name.

Proto Motors is a South Korean sports car manufacturer and refitter. It was established in 1997, and has forged partnerships with Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors, and GM Daewoo.

Proton Holdings Berhad is the holding company for the Malaysian national carmaker Proton (Malay acronym for Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional, ‘National Automobile Enterprise’), which was established in 1983 under the direction of the former Prime Minister, Tun Mahathir Mohamad. Proton is listed on the Bursa Malaysia.

PSA Peugeot Citroën (PSA) is a French automobile and motorcycle manufacturer; these are sold under the Peugeot and Citroën marques.

Pyonghwa Motors (also spelled Pyeonghwa) is the sole car manufacturer and dealer in North Korea. It is a joint-venture in Nampo between Pyonghwa Motors of Seoul (South Korea) and the North Korean Ryonbong General Corp. The joint venture produces two small cars under licence from Fiat, and a pick-up truck and an SUV using complete knock down kits from Chinese manufacturer Dandong Shuguang.

Quantum Sports Cars were founded by Mark and Harvey Wooldridge in 1987. Their first car was the Mark1 Quantum saloon, based on the Mark1 Ford Fiesta.

Renault S.A. is a French vehicle manufacturer producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks. The company is well known for numerous revolutionary designs, security technologies and motor racing.

REVA is an Indian battery electric vehicle intended for use as a City car based at Bangalore.

Rexer is an automobile manufacturing company in Estonia. Their first model was the Rex R-10 and that managed to get national type approval. They currently produce the R-12, an AC Cobra replica.

Rinspeed is a Swiss automobile manufacturer and tuning designer.

Rolls-Royce plc is a British civil aircraft engine maker; the second-largest in the world, behind General Electric Aviation.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars is a BMW subsidiary responsible for the manufacture of the Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Rotax is an Austrian engine manufacturer, founded in 1920 in Dresden, Germany building four-stroke engines and aircraft engines.

Russo-Balt (sometimes Russobalt or Russo-Baltique) was the first Russian company that produced cars between 1909 and 1923. Today the company is still active in Riga and is producing trailers. The Russo-Baltique is now promoting a Russian-German luxury car concept, the Impression

RUF is a German automobile manufacturer. Rufs are built from unmarked Porsche chassis.

Saab Automobile AB is a Sweden company producer of SAAB cars, currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of the General Motors Corporation.

SAIPA is an Iranian auto manufacturer (an acronym for Societe Annonyme Iranienne De Production Automobile) was established in 1966, assembled the two-cylinder Citroën mini passenger car.

Saleen Incorporated is an American manufacturer of high performance sports cars and high performance automotive parts based in Irvine, California. Saleen is a Delaware corporation owned by Hancock Park Associates.

San Motors is manufacturer of a two seat convertible sports car from India introduced in 1998. It was designed by the French Le Mans Group. It is powered by a 1149 cc Renault.

Saracakis Brothers group of companies is a major Greek Commercial and Industrial group, for two decades a traditional competitor to Biamax (between themselves the two companies virtually dominated the bus market in Greece).

Saturn Corporation is a division of General Motors (GM) and a brand of automobiles. It was established on January 7, 1985 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of GM, and is active almost exclusively in the United States and Canada.

Scania AB is a leading European manufacturer of heavy trucks, buses, and diesel engines, based in Södertälje, Sweden.

Scion is a brand of vehicles produced by Toyota Motor Corporation founded in 2003. Scion’s long-term goal is to appeal to Generation Y consumers, expected to dwarf the market size of Generation X by 2020.

Scorpa is a manufacturer of trials motorcycles based near Alès, France. It was founded in 1993

SeAZ is a large engineering plant in Serpukhov, Russia specialized in “Oka” cars production and sale, as well as their spare parts.

Severstal-Auto is a Russian company holding controlling blocks of shares of OAO Ulyanovsk Automobile Works (UAZ), OAO Zavolzhye Motor Works (ZMZ) and OAO ZMA.

Sfakianakis group is a Greek conglomerate with a wide range of activities, with over 1800 employees in four countries in 2006.

Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation abbreviated SAIC, is a Chinese automobile manufacturer which ranks the third among the “Big Five” Chinese automakers. SAIC partnered with General Motors to form Shanghai GM, SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile, and the Pan-Asia Technical Automotive Center. SAIC also partnered with Volkswagen Group in the formation of Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive.

Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation is the largest Chinese iron and steel conglomerate. It is a state-owned enterprise, headquartered in Shanghai.

Shanghai General Motors Company Limited (Shanghai GM) is a joint venture between General Motors and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC). Shanghai GM manufactures and sells automobiles in mainland China. The company manufactures and sells Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac vehicles. Shanghai GM was founded on June 12, 1997 with 50% investment each from Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation and General Motors.

Shanghai Maple Guorun Automobile, also know as Shanghai Maple Automobile (SMA), is a luxury automobile manufacturer based in Shanghai, China. It is a subsidiary of Geely Automobile and the Geely Group. The first Maple vehicle was produced in the summer of 2003. The Maple Marindo was one of the vehicles displayed at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show by Geely.

Sherco is a French and Spanish motorcycle manufacturer, specialising in off-road motorbikes. Sherco are best known for their extremely popular trials bikes, although they also make enduro and supermoto bikes. The company was founded in 1998, and currently has two production facilities in Caldes de Montbui, Spain, and in Nimes, France.

Sisu Auto is a Finnish truck company established in 1931 and their first production was a 3-tonner with a gasoline powered engine. Their product range changed and company concentrated on producing military vehicles.

Škoda Auto is a Czech automobile manufacturer and one of the four oldest car producers in the world. In 1991, it became a subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group (VAG).

Solaris Bus & Coach is a bus, coach and trolleybus manufacturer based in Bolechowo, north of Poznań, Poland. It started in 2001 from the former Neoplan Polska producer

Spyker Cars N.V. (Euronext SPYKR) is a Dutch hand-built automobile manufacturer, not related to or controlled by the previous Spyker company that went bankrupt in 1929.

SSC Auto is a supercar manufacturer specifically building to break the world production car speed record.

Steyr-Daimler-Puch was a large manufacturing conglomerate based in Steyr, Austria. In 2003 the production of military vehicles was sold to the US-company General Dynamics.

Subaru is a Japanese car company, is the automotive division of Fuji Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (FHI). established in 1953. Unlike some other motor companies, Subaru is not named after its founder.

Superformance LLC is a small American automobile company that builds, designs, and imports supercars and replicars.

Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation company producing a range of automobiles (especially Keicars and small SUVs), a full range of motorcycles, ATVs, outboard motors, wheelchairs, and a variety of other small combustion-powered engine products.

Swaraj Mazda Limited established in 1983 as India based automobile company, is promoted by Punjab Tractors Limited with a technical collaboration with Mazda Motor Corporation of Japan. Production began in 1985.

Sylva Autokits is a kit car manufacturer based in Derbyshire and Lincolnshire, England. Sylva was founded in 1981 by Jeremy Phillips and has developed and produced a number of small and lightweight sports cars.

SYM Sanyang Motor Co., Ltd. was founded in Taipei in 1954. The company’s headquarters is established in Hsinchu, Taiwan & SYM’s three major production bases are in Taiwan , China and Vietnam . The company manufactures and sells scooters, motorcycles and ATVs under the SYM brand.

Taiwan Golden Bee (also known as TGB) is a Taiwanese manufacturer of scooters, ATVs, and engines in general.

Tata Group is India’s largest conglomerate, with revenues in 2005-06 of Rs. 967,229 million (US $21.9 billion), the equivalent of about 2.8% of India’s GDP, and a market capitalisation of US $57.6 billion now (only 28 of the 96 Tata Group companies are publicly listed).

Tata Motors Limited, formerly known as TELCO (Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company), is India’s largest passenger automobile and commercial vehicle manufacturing company. It is also the world’s 5th largest commercial vehicle manufacturer. It is part of the Tata Group.

Tatra is a vehicle manufacturer in Kopřivnice, Czech Republic. The company was founded in 1850 and produced the first motor car in central Europe in 1897, the Präsident. Production of Tatra cars ceased in 1999 but the company still produces a successful range of primarily all-wheel-drive 4×4, 6×6, 8×8 10×10 and 12×12 trucks.

TD Cars (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was incorporated in Malaysia in 1998. Its shareholders are mainly Malaysian businessmen (85%) and Australian businessmen (15%). The company’s business activities center on the manufacture, distribution and sale of the TD2000 classic sports car made in Malaysia.

TEMSA is a coach, bus and light truck manufacturer located in Adana, Turkey. The company is part of the Sabanci Group, a large Turkish industrial and commercial conglomerate.

Tesla Motors, Inc. is a Silicon Valley automobile startup company focusing on the production of high performance, consumer-oriented electric vehicles.

Thai Rung is the only Thai car assembly company, established in 1967, assembling Isuzu, Nissan and Chevrolet vehicles.

Think Nordic is a battery electric vehicle company located in Aurskog, Norway, manufacturing cars under the Think brand.

Tianjin Xiali is the fourth-largest automobile manufacturer in China. Since 2000, it is operated by Toyota in a joint venture with the First Automobile Works.

TOFAŞ is a Turkish automaker, based in Istanbul, Turkey and with a plant in Bursa. It builds Fiat models under license and also some locally-designed vehicles

Tomcar is a quad developed in Israel over the last 15 years, it is currently used by the Israeli military to patrol its borders and carry out various military missions. The Tomcar is now available to the public for both commercial and recreational use.

Toyota Motor Corporation Australia, or Toyota Australia, is a division of Toyota Motor Corporation, which is based in Japan. TMCA markets Toyota products and manages motorsport, advertising and business operations for Toyota Motor Corporation in Australia. TMCA is also responsible for Lexus vehicles in Australia.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada Inc. is the Canadian automobile manufacturing division of Toyota Motor Corporation. It currently operates a plant in Cambridge, Ontario, and will soon open another in Woodstock, Ontario. Toyota’s headquarters is in Toronto, Ontario.

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation and the world’s largest automaker by sales revenue as of 2007.

Tramontana is a Spanish single or twin seat sports car with styling inspired by open wheel racing cars and built in Girona on the Costa Brava

Troller Veículos Especiais S/A is a manufacturer of automobiles in Brazil founded in 1995 in the state of Ceará. Now owned by Ford Motor Company.

TVR is an independent manufacturer of sports cars in the town of Blackpool, in Lancashire, England. The company manufactured lightweight sports cars with powerful engines

TV Sundaram Iyengar and Sons Limited (TVS) founded by TV Sundaram Iyengar in 1911, is the holding company for the TVS Group of companies engaged in the manufacturing of almost all kinds of automotive components. motorcycles and a few other industrial products.

UAZ (УАЗ) is an automobile manufacturer based in Ulyanovsk, Russia which makes SUVs, buses and trucks.

Ukrainian Automobile Corporation JSC Українська Автомобільна Корпорація, Укр is a Ukrainian automobile manufacturing and service company, as well as Ukraine’s largest automobile distributor.

UMM (União Metalo-Mecânica) is a Portuguese metal works factory and a former automobile manufacturer based in Lisbon. It was founded in 1977 with the purpose of manufacturing 4wd vehicles for agricultural, industrial and utility applications. UMM France.

URO is a Spanish brand of all-wheel-drive and military trucks, based in Santiago de Compostela. UROMAC is machine division.

Valmet (originally Valtion Metallitehtaat – State Metalworks) was formed in 1951 and produce a wide array of products including aeroplanes, auto and locomotives, weapons manufacturing and everyday household appliances. Valmet itself is now a brand of Metso corporation.

Vandenbrink is a Dutch automobile company, creators of the Carver Prototypes manufactured in the Netherlands, the Carver is a “Tilting 3-wheeler” that tilts the same as a motorcycle when cornering.

Van Diemen International, Ltd. is a British race car manufacturer based in Snetterton, Norfolk, England. The company most well-known is its series of Formula Ford chassis, which have been at the forefront of that class of motorsport for over 20 years.

Vauxhall Motors is a UK car company. It is a subsidiary of General Motors. Most current Vauxhall models are right-hand drive derivatives of GM’s Opel brand

VDL Bus International is a Netherlands-based bus builder which originated from the bus-building business of DAF.

Venturi is a French manufacturer of sports cars. Now focus on electric powered engine. More recent models are the Eclectic, the worlds first energy-autonomous vehicle, a low speed vehicle which has solar panels.

Vectrix is the first commercially available high performance electric scooter.

Volkswagen do Brasil Ltda. is a subsidiary arm of Volkswagen Group, established in 1953.

Voxan is a French motorcycle manufacturer established in Issoire, France, in 1995. All Voxan motorcycles use the same engine, a V-Twin with a 72° angle and 996cc of displacement.

Vyrus is an exclusivist Italian motorcycle manufacturer based in Rimini, Italy. Vyrus initially worked alongside Bimota on the development of the Tesi motorcycle and its Hub-center steering centre. They split from the firm and finished the development, marketing the bike as their own.

Westfield Sportscars are manufacturers of both factory built and kit versions of several two-seater, open top sportscars. Their main product line is a Lotus Seven inspired car

Wiesmann is an automobile manufacturer in Germany. The company was founded in 1985 by the brothers Martin and Friedhelm. The cars are manufactured by hand in Dülmen.

Yamaha Motor Company Limited is a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company HQ at Shizuoka and is part of the Yamaha Corporation.

Yes! is a German automobile manufactuer specialized in high performance sports cars. The company is based in Großenhain near Dresden, in Germany and launched their first car at the 1999 Frankfurt Motor Show. Production started in 2001.

Yulon is an automaker in Taiwan, founded as a machinery company in 1953. It is best known for building Nissans under license.

Volvo, or Volvo Personvagnar, is an automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. Volvo, which is Latin for “I roll,” was formed as a spin-off from roller ball bearing maker SKF. Volvo Cars was owned by AB Volvo until 1999, when it was acquired by the Ford Motor

Zagross Khodro is an Iranian industrial concern, which manufactures automobiles in Borujerd for the domestic Iranian market. It was established in 1996. The company’s headquarters is located in Tehran.

ZAP (short for “Zero Air Pollution”) founded in 1994, is a publicly-owned corporation company located in Santa Rosa, California, which manufactures and markets various electric vehicles.

Zastava is a Serbian industrial conglomerate based in the city of Kragujevac, 86 miles (138 km) southeast of Belgrade. It is most known for its Fiat-based automobiles, which began assembling in 1955 for Eastern European markets.

Zastava Trucks (Zastava Kamioni in Serbian) is a Serbian truck manufacturer based in the city of Kragujevac. The company is a part of the Zastava corporation.

Zavod Imeni Likhacheva (Завод имени Лихачёва (ЗиЛ) Likhachev Factory is a major Russian truck and heavy equipment manufacturer.

ZAZ (ЗАЗ) is the main automobile-manufacturer of Ukraine, based in the south-eastern city of Zaporizhzhya. It is also known for its former mother company name, AvtoZAZ.

ZF Sachs AG is a German manufacturer of motorcycles, mopeds, motorized bicycles and ATVs and also trucks. bus etc. founded on 1895.

Zhengzhou Yutong Bus is one of China’s bus manufacturers based in Henan Province established in 1993. The bus unit, Lion Bus Company Limited is a joint venture with MAN Commercial Vehicle Company Limited from Germany.

Zhongxing, also known as ZX Auto, is a Chinese producer of SUV and pick-ups co-owned by the Chinese companies Hebei Tianye and Taiwan Unite Leading Co.. The firm also produces a version of the Admiral SUV in Russia, in a deal with the FAW firm.

Zongshen is a a Chinese company producing motorcycles, quad bikes, generators and engines, based in Chongqing, China. It is one of the five largest motorcycle manufacturers in China. They are presently in partnerships with Harley Davidson and Piaggio.

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