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Top 10 Car Brands of world, Logos, Taglines, Country

This article provides list of top 10 car brands of world, most popular cars of world, their logos, list of largest car manufacturing companies and country of origin. The list also explains about different logos or symbols with pictures of these popular car brands.

Top 10 Car Brands of World

In terms of volume of production (number of units manufactured per year), (largest) top 10 car brands of world as per year 2015 data are – Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Fiat, Honda, PSA Peugeot Citroen and BMW. (Source)

ToyotaTop 10 car brands of world

Tagline/ Slogan : Moving Forward (discontinued), Lets go Places

Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automobile company whose headquarter is at Toyota city, Aichi, Japan. Up to 2016 Toyota is the world’s largest automotive manufacturing company (in terms of number of number of automobile manufactured). Toyota is also the Japan’s largest company in terms of market capitalisation and revenue. This company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937. Toyota produces automobiles under five brand names. These brands are Toyota, Hino, Lexus, Ranz and Daihatsu. Some of the most popular models of Toyota worldwide are Prius, Camry, Corolla Altis, Fortuner, Prado and Land Cruiser.

Top 10 Car Brands of World: Volkswagen

Tagline/ Slogan : Das Auto (discontinued)

Volkswagen (VW) is a german automotive company located at Wolfsburg, Germany. This was founded on 28 May 1937 by German Labor Front. In German language the term Volkswagen means “People’s car”. Some of popular versions of this brand are Passat, Jetta, GTI and Beetle.

Top 10 Car Brands of World: Hyundai

Tagline/ Slogan : New Thinking, New Possibilities

Hyundai is South Korean automobile manufacturing company. Hyundai was founded in 1967 by Chung Ju-Yung. Hyundai is the third largest car manufacturing company in world. Some of the popular models of Hyundai are i20, Verna, Elantra and Tucson.

General Motors

General Motors company popularly known as GM is an American automotive company located in Detroit, US. This company was founded on 3rd Nov 1911 by Louis Chevrolet and William C Durant.GM has global presence and has established manufacturing/assembling plants in 35 different countries. In year 2016 GM has first ever achieved a unique milestone of selling 10 million automobiles. GM manufactures both luxury cars and trucks under different brand names. Different brands produced by GM are Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden and Wuling.

Tagline/Slogan : Find New Roads

Chevrolet is one of the most popular brand of General Motors. Chevy or Chev is also used as synonym for Chevrolet. Some of the popular models of Chevrolet are Bolt, Camaro, Corvette, Cruze and Impala.

Top 10 Car Brands of World : FordTop 10 car brands of world

Tagline/ Slogan : Feel the difference, Drive One (both discontinued), Go Further

Ford Motor Company also simply known as Ford is an American automobile manufacturing company. This was founded by Henry Ford on 16 June 1903. The headquarter of Ford is at Dearborn, Michigan US. Ford is second largest automobile company (largest being General Motors) of United States and fifth largest in world. The top four largest car companies in world are Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai and General Motors. Some of the popular models of Ford worldwide are Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo/Fusion. Mustang and GT are high performance models while Ecosport, Explorer and Expedition are popular SUV models.


Tagline/ Slogan : Innovation that excites

Nissan motor company Ltd is a Japanese automotive company located (headquarter) in Yokohama, Japan. This company was founded on 26 Dec, 1933. The company sells cars under brand names – Nissan, Infiniti, Nismo and Datsun. From 1999 Nissan company is a part of alliance between Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi. Nissan individually is the sixth largest automobile manufacturer of world. Taken together this alliance becomes fourth largest automobile manufacturer. (Source). Nissan also holds the rank of top most electric vehicle manufacturer of world with about 2,75,000 all electric vehicle sold up to mid dec 2016. Some of the most popular Nissan models worldwide are Altima, 370Z and GT-R.


Tagline/ Slogan : Driven by Passion. Fiat, Simply More.

Fiat Automobiles S.p.A. is the largest automobile manufacturer of Italy. S.p. A. stands for Società per azioni is a form of corporation in Italy. Fiat was founded on 11th July 1899 by Giovanni Agnelli. The company has headquarter in Torino, Piemonte, Italy. Fiat is also known to manufacture railway engines, military vehicles, tractors and aircraft engines. Fiat remained largest automobile manufacturing company of Europe and third largest company of world for at least 20 years till 1980s.

HondaTop 10 car brands of world

Tagline/ Slogan : Technology you can Enjoy (discontinued), The Power of Dreams

Honda Motor Company is a Japanese manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorbikes and power equipments. Honda is the eighth (8th) largest car manufacturing company of world behind Toyota, Volkswagen, Hyundai, GM, Ford, Nissan and Fiat. Honda is also the largest motorcycle manufacturing company of world since 1959. It was founded in 1946 by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa. Some of the popular models of Honda are City, Accord and CR-V.

Other Popular Car brands of world

AudiTop 10 car brands of world

Tagline/Slogan : Advancement/Innovation through Technology, Truth in Engineering, Beauty and the Beast

Audi is a German car manufacturer which produces, markets and distributes luxury cars and vehicles. It was founded on 25th April 1910 in Zwickau city of Germany by August Horch. Presently Audi has 11 production facilities in 9 different countries. A series of Audi are luxury sedan cars, Q series of Audi are Crossover SUV, S and RS are sports utility cars. Some of the popular models of Audi are A8,R8, RS5, RS6 and Q5.

BMWTop 10 car brands of world

Tagline/Slogan : Sheer Driving Pleasure, The Ultimate Driving Machine

BMW (Bavarian Motor Works) is again a German automobile giant which had in past also produced aircraft engines. The company was established in year 1916 in Munich, Bavaria, Germany by Karl Rapp. The company has production facilities in 9 different countries which are Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, South Africa and US. BMW also manufactures bikes/motorcycles. M series of Audi belongs to high performance cars, imodels are plug-in electric series, Z series are 2 seat roadster while remaining 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 series are 4 door executive luxury sedan cars.

FerrariTop 10 car brands of world

Tagline/ Slogan : Only those who dare, truly live

Ferrari N.V. is Italian sports car manufacturing company. It was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939. Its headquarters in in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Maranello, Italy. This brand is known for its participation in Formula One racing producing highest winners. Some of the top models are Ferrari FF, 458 Speciale, F12berlinetta.

JaguarTop 10 car brands of world

Tagline/ Slogan : Art of Performance (discontinued), Born to Perform

Jaguar Land Rover is a luxury British car brand with its headquarter in England. It is owned by Tata Motors since 2008. This was established in year 1935. Some of the popular models are XE, XJ L, XF and F type.

Mercedes BenzTop 10 car brands of world

Tagline/ Slogan : The Best or Nothing

Mercedes Benz is a global luxury automobile company and it is a division of German company Daimler AG. This brand is known for not only cars but luxury buses, coaches, lorries also. This company was founded on 28 June 1926 by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. The popularity of this brand can be understood by the fact that besides native Germany, Mercedes Benz automobiles are manufactured/assembled in 17 different countries of world. There are different models as per requirement like A class, B class, C class, E class, G class, S class etc. C class and E class are most popular saloon/sedan type while G class is SUV.