Automotive Brands With the Greatest Global Influence


Hyundai

    South Koreas largest automaker has grown rapidly in recent decades. Hyundai offers affordable and stylish models like the Elantra, Sonata, Tucson SUV and Genesis luxury line.

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BMW

    The renowned German brand focuses on sporty luxury cars like the 3-Series, 5-Series and X5 SUV. BMW has a reputation for dynamic performance and driving excitement.

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Nissan

    Japans second largest carmaker produces popular models like the Altima, Maxima, Rogue and electric LEAF. Infiniti is Nissans luxury vehicle division.

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Volkswagen

    The iconic German brand produces popular models like the Golf, Jetta, Tiguan and Passat. VW is the second largest carmaker globally and owns other brands including Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Skoda.

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Mercedes-Benz

    This luxury brand from Germany is associated with prestige, performance and innovation. Mercedes is renowned for its S-Class sedans, AMG high-performance cars and sporty SL roadsters.

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Kia

    Another South Korean brand, Kia is known for value-packed models like the Optima, Sorento and Telluride SUV. Kia is Hyundais corporate sibling.

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Ford

    The American automotive giant is credited with revolutionizing manufacturing with the Model T. Ford remains one of the Big 3 U.S. car brands, producing the F-150 truck, Mustang, Explorer and other vehicles.

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Audi

    The premium brand belongs to the Volkswagen Group. Audi pitches itself as sophisticated and sporty, producing luxury sedans like the A4, A6 and A8.

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Honda

    This Japanese brand is known for reliability, fuel-efficiency and mainstream models like the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey minivan. Honda also makes luxury Acura vehicles.

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