List of all American Car Brands

American Car Brands

The U.S. has one of the largest car markets in the world. Every year more than 8 million passenger vehicles are produced, and in some years production reaches 13-15 millions.

The total number of American auto brands, including those that ceased to exist, is more than 2000.

There are over 10 manufacturers, but when it comes to major ones, that produce most of the vehicles, we can name only three: General Motors, Ford and Chrysler. Each of them has a diverse product range, including different categories of cars. Actually the very same companies have dominated the market since the end of the 1920s. About a century ago there were hundreds of car manufactures, but not many of them survived the Great Depression and World War II. However, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler continued to prosper even in difficult historic periods. By the 1950s 75% (8 millions) of all cars produced in the world (10,5 millions) were made in the U.S.

The Big Three, as these companies are often referred to, share a similar business model. Many of their operations are unionized, which results in higher labor costs.

American car manufacturers list

General Motors (GM)

General Motors Logo

Founded: 1908

The largest American automaker. From 1931 through 2007, Ford was the world’s leader in car sales, and it still is the top automobile manufacturer in the world by vehicle unit sales.

Produces cars under 13 brands, including Chevrolet, Buick, and Opel. Owns 20% of IMM and 77% of GM Korea. Has several joint-ventures in different parts of the world, from China, Russia, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan to India, Egypt, and South Africa. General Motors Company has production facilities in almost 40 countries.


Ford Logo

Information: Ford logo meaning
Founded: 1903

Ford is the second-largest America car manufacturer, and in the list of the world’s top automakers published in 2010 it occupied the fifth line. In addition to the Ford marque, the company produces cars under the Lincoln brand.

The product line includes sedans, crossovers, SUVs, trucks, and vans. One can also name several hybrid models. In 2013 Ford Focus has been nominated as the best-sold small car. But this is largely due to its sales in Asia (especially in China), whereas in the U.S. this tiny model occupies only the fifth line in the list of the most famous small cars.

The following manufacturers partly or completely belong to Ford:

  • Troller (Brazil, produces SUVs)
  • FPV (Australia, produces performance cars)
  • Mazda (2.1%)
  • Aston Martin (8%)
  • Jiangling (China, 49%).

What is more, Ford has several joint-ventures all over the world, including China, Thailand, Turkey, and Russia. The company founded by Henry Ford is still controlled by his descendants, though they have minority ownership.



Information: Chrysler logo meaning
Founded: 1925
Parent company: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (London, U.K.)

The third-largest automaker in the America In 2014 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US was the seventh-largest car manufacturer in the world by production. In addition to selling cars under the Chrysler brand, the company also produces vehicles under such well-known marques as Dodge, Jeep and Ram.

The history of this company dates back to 1925, when the Chrysler Corporation was formed out of the Maxwell Motor Company. The acquisition of the Fargo truck producer and the Dodge Brothers Company in 1928 resulted in great expansion. In three decades, having acquired several companies in France, Great Britain and Spain, Chrysler made its way to Europe.

However, due to unstable economic situation in the 1970s this automaker was forced to leave Europe. Actually at the time it was on the verge of bankruptcy. Success returned in the 1980s, and it was to a large extent associated with the work of Chrysler’s famous CEO Lee Iacocca. It was during this period that the Jeep marque was bought. In 1998 the company merged with Daimler-Benz, and almost ten years later it was acquired by Cerberus Capital Management. In spite of the crisis of 2008–2010, Chrysler managed to remain in car making business. In 2014 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was formed by merging with Fiat S.p.A.

Active U.S. Car Brands


Chevrolet Logo

Information: Chevrolet logo meaning
Founded: 1910
Parent company: General Motors

Together with Cadillac, Buick, and GMC, the Chevrolet Division of General Motors Company is one of the four core divisions of GM in the North America. The number of models in production exceeds 30, and in addition to them, there are 27 discontinued models. Chevrolet sells over a million cars annually.

Chevy’s history started in 1910. The founders of the company were a race driver from Switzerland Louis Chevrolet and the ex-director of General Motors William Durant. One of the most famous cars is the powerful Camaro ZL1 having a V8 engine (580 horsepower).


Cadillac Logo

Information: Cadillac logo meaning
Founded: 1902
Parent company: General Motors

Famous for its luxurious cars, Cadillac is the only America brand that won the Dewar award. The production output has been rising tremendously since 2007, and today it is close to 200,000. Cadillac Escalade, which was launched in 2015, will probably boost the sales figures. Although Cadillac has rather strong rivals in Europe, including Mercedes and Audi, the company decided to grow its sales in Asia. Another recent decision – to start producing cars in China.


Buick Logо

Information: Buick logo meaning
Founded: 1903

Another division of the General Motors, Buick is a premium marque, famous for its entry-level luxury vehicles. They fit somewhere in between Chevrolet and Cadillac. In the resent years the General Motors has positioned Buick in the same niche as its German Opel brand.



Information: GMC logo meaning
Founded: 1908

Affordable trucks and utility vehicles produced under this brand are sold in North America and the Middle East. Some models (the GMC Terrain, for instance) are widely recognized as top compact and crossover SUVs.



Information: Dodge logo meaning
Founded: 1900

For a long time it was Chrysler’s mid-priced marque positioned a bit higher than Plymouth. Today Dodge sells lower-priced models of minivans and sport utility vehicles. In spite of the fact that the product range includes performance cars, Dodge performs much better in the truck department. Dodge Caravan has been among its most popular models, as well as the Charger and Challenger. The number of models still in production is slightly above 10. Most of them are typically American made cars.


Jeep Logo

Information: Jeep logo meaning
Founded: 1941

A division of FCA US LLC, Jeep produces only sport utility vehicles and off-road vehicles. However, in the past the product range also included pickup trucks.

During the World War II the spartan and functional off-road vehicles became a symbol of American determination. The first civilian cars were launched in 1945, inspiring some other light utility vehicles. Chrysler purchased the Jeep marque along with other assets of American Motors in 1987.

The brand’s recent success is Jeep Grand Cherokee, which is widely recognized among the most affordable midsize SUVs. It is appraised for its great off-road performance.

Tesla Motors


Information: Tesla logo meaning
Founded: 2004

In spite of its young age, Tesla Motors has gained recognition all over the world for its innovative electric vehicles, as well as electric drivetrain components, and Electric Recharging Stations. Many experts believe Tesla Motors has the potential to reach top positions in the America automotive industry.

AM General


Founded: 1971
Parent Company: American Motors Corporation

Probably the most popular vehicle introduced by AM General has been the Hummer, but in fact the company’s financial success is mostly associated with its commercial vehicles. It is a heavy vehicle manufacturer producing military Humvees, Delivery Vans, Trolleybuses etc.



Founded: 1975

Taking into consideration that this company has produced a single model, we were in doubt whether to include it in the list of the most popular American car brands. However, this beautiful and stylish car became so well-known due to the ‘Back to the Future’ movie, that we feel we have a right to mention it in the same list as Jeep, Dodge, or GMC.

Apart from this single model, DeLorean produces auto accessories. It also sells pre-owned models of their DMC-12.


Polaris Logo

Founded: 1954

Interested in buying a snowmobile? Then Polaris has a lot to offer. This company is known mostly because of its all-terrain vehicles, including snowmobiles, ATVs, and Neighborhood Electric Vehicles.

Panoz LLC


Founded: 1989

Amazing, stylish roadsters produced by Panoz LLC are famous for their beautiful design. The company is one of the few America. automakers marketing sports cars. Its product range also includes limited-production luxury models.



Founded: 1978

The US automaker produced neo-classic automobiles. Retro style vehicles became tremendously popular at the end of the 1970s, but shortly later the company went through bankruptcy. In 1997 the rights were bought by Art Zimmer, and since then Zimmer has been selling pre-owned retro automobiles.

The Zimmer Golden Spirit has been one of the most popular models – over 1,500 cars were sold. Another one was the Golden Spirit incorporating a Mercury Cougar chassis and drivetrain (it was changed to the Ford Mustang wheel-drive in 1979).

Non Active America Car Brands

Austin Cars Company


Information: Austin logo meaning
Founded: 1929-1946

The Austin company was very successful in its early years, producing roadsters and jeeps. However, it never recovered from a bankruptcy and was later sold off. In spite of this, it made a great contribution to the development of motor vehicles industry in the America.



Founded: 1901-1926

The car making company founded by Apperson brothers became extremely well-known in the 1910s. Its cars incorporated flat-twin engines, which were innovative back then. The very first model (by the way, it was designed for 6 passengers), cost $6,000.

Baker Motor Vehicles


Founded: 1899-1914

Electric cars marketed under the Baker brand had an incredible success back in brass era. The first automobile, launched in 1903, was included in the White House auto fleet. In spite of the early success, The Baker Motor Vehicle Company failed to keep up with production and soon was acquired by a more financially stable car manufacturer Rauch and Lang.

Biddle Motor Car Company


Founded: 1915-1922

The company focused on producing stylish retro automobiles. Biddle Motor Car Company was the first in the America to use such innovative back then elements as step plates, radiators in the shape of the letter “V”, as well as angular cycle fenders. Still the automaker could not operate successful in the mass market, and so it was sold.

Other car brands



Lincoln Logo

Information: Lincoln logo meaning
Founded: 1917

Lincoln is a world famous car brand which is a part of american Ford Motors Company. We always associate this brand with well known celebrities, red carpet festivals, politics and royal families. When thinking about Lincoln cars we often take into account luxurious, comfortable and rich design that pops-up in our heads.
It is still a mystery what Lincoln logo is representing, however, when looking at it some can see that it represents an unusually shaped compass directed to every part of the world. The idea of the brand was to send message across the world about their cars and that they are aiming to spread their products worldwide. As a result, they are now selling cars everywhere in the world. At the same time some people believe that logo is representing company’s secondary name which is Lincoln Star. ‘Star’ word were meant to reflect the luxurious and power of the brand itself.

Lincoln’s logo silver colour is used to represent luxurious and elegant style which makes their cars so special and desired.

AC Propulsion


Founded: 1992

Ac Propulsion goal is to become a leading developer and creator of high quality and efficiency. They are one of the most popular car brand on the american electric cars market. Their are aiming on the modern technology progress, quality of their products and customers service. Eco-friendly and comfortable driving is what they offer on the market and to their clients.

Ac Propulsion are now partners with Yulon Group and together they are building an electric MPV under Yulon Group’s LUXGEN brand.




American Commuter Car most famous creation is Tango cars which  is a Narrow Commuter Vehicle that can accelerate up to 60 miles in 4 seconds. Actor George Clooney took the first ride on this car which became a great marketing for the company.
The Tango is much more thinner than any other cars which makes it indispensable in any traffic or rush-hour. The vehicle is capable of seating two passengers, in parking it takes only one-quarter of a standard place. A dryer outlet will charge most of the battery in about an hour or fully in about 3 hours. Using 110-volt outlet, it will charge fully overnight.




Lyons Motor Cars was founded by Kevin Lyons. Americans believe that Lyons Cars is the only american company that can compete with Bugatti, Ferrari and Lamborghini.

Their new LM2 Streamliner is likely to  be powered by a 1,700 hp twin turbocharged 8.2-L V8 engine. According to Lyons Motor Cars, such engine will get the car from 97 km per hour in a 2.2 seconds and will give it a top speed of 467 km per hour.

Such specifications make the LM2 Streamliner the world’s fastest production car. However, at this point the car remain at prototype stage and company needs some more time to make it appear on the market.



Founded: 1985

Mosler Automotive is an American famous supercar company. Some of the most famous supercars were produced under Mosler brand including well-known MT900S, which was legal to ride on the street and its racing version MT900R.

Mosler are very well-known for their quality , but also for stunning style and elegance. They are becoming very popular and more wanted around sport car fans. Mosler brand reflects confidence and performance in its cars and is dedicated to their work. Mosler cars are still very precious among collectors all over the world.

Shelby American



Shelby American is a USA car producing company which was the first to win the World Manufacturers’ Championship. Some of company’s racing car even won races, which made them so popular among race lovers.

Shelby American brand logo is made using an image of a cobra snake and with the brand’s’ name below it. The idea of the logo came up when the company produced their world-famous GT500 Super Snake, the big block Cobra and Shelby GT350, small block Cobra.

SSC North America


Founded: 1999

SSC North America is a car brand that was founded by Jerod Shelby. His ideas was to reflect a representation of an American Dream in his cars for people who are passionate about racing and luxurious cars.

SSC North America was aiming to develop their cars on the level of world class cars. After seven years SSC developed their legend car Ultimate Aero. They become world famous when lately Ultimate Aero officially became World’s Fastest Production Car which was announced by Guinness World Records.

Currently, CCS is competing with famous supercar brands, such as Lamborghini, Bugatti and Ferrari.

Vector Motors Corporation


Founded: 1971

Vector Motors Corporation was originally founded in America It’s famous for its unbelievably expensive and luxurious cars. One of their cars, W8, even appeared on TV in the film Rising Sun.

Vector Motors Corporation logo is simple yet impressive. The main logo figure is made in a shape of the letter V, but turned into 90 degrees and has a blue triangle inside it. The edges are made with a pattern of a car tire, which makes it so unique among other logos.

Art Zimmer Neo-Classic Motor Car Company


Founded: 1978

Art Zimmer Motor Company was created by Paul Zimmer. His company started as a house manufacture company but after time they grew up into a grand and luxurious car brand with impressive neo-classic car production.

The idea to create such unique cars came up to Mr Zimmer which he purchased neo-classic motor car and decided that he can create a better one. They developed something they have never done before  – a new Golden Spirit which started to represent their company on the car market.

Later a company of car collectors created a Zimmer Motor Car Club. There are over 700 Zimmer motor car owners in the world, who are very proud of their collections.



Founded: 1928

DeSoto was created by Walter Chrysler as a part of Chrysler Corporation. The new company’s logo was a stylized image of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto.

Chrysler was testing the ideal aerodynamic car which would not use gasoline as much and ride much more quicker. Later De Soto company started to use Airflow technology in their new cars and became a much expensive car class.

The Airflow technology changed De Soto appearance immensely and people were not quite ready for such a move. However, European car lover fell for the new design immediately and such famous companies as Volvo, Renault and Peugeot began to copy their look.



Information: Eagle logo meaning
Founded: 1988

Eagle company was created a part of the Chrysler Corporation. The brand was lasting only for ten years and became very popular among Americans. Every part of the car was though trough however, the main complaints were about its engine’s reliability was questioned.

As there wasn’t any american premium class cars at that point Chrysler decided to create Eagle brand. As a result, Eagle start to compete with Chrysler and Dodge cars instead of the imports.


Logo Plymouth

Information: Plymouth logo meaning
Founded: July 7, 1928

Plymouth was created as a part of Chrysler Corporation by Daimler Chrysler and quickly became were popular.

The original logo contained an image of a Mayflower, the plant was joined by a coat of arms around it.

Later Plymouth changes their logo to tall triangle “rocket ship” logo with two colours.

Then they tried a mermaid image as an idea for the new Plymouth logo with the winds of an angel and that became a hit. This logo made their company even more popular on the world car market and they decided to stick with it till the companies closure.


Chrysler Valiant logo

Founded: 1962

Valiant was created under Chrysler Corporation parent company in Australia. Soon it became one of the most purchased cars in Australia. Some parts of the Valiant were made in America, however most of them were produced by Australian suppliers. Over time car design has changed a lot which made them popular and helped them win Wheels magazine Car of the Year award.

Valiant cars has become very significant in the country’s car market, even when America stopper producing some of the details, Australia started to develop them by itself.



Founded: 1871

Lincoln Company has created Continental Division as a part of their company. Continental was developed as a luu-size version of Lincoln however, later they changed the car into a medium size  sedan, as Lincoln started to produce more fuel-efficient cars. Trying to compete with imported cars, the Continental took the base of the Ford Taurus, which it has used for a long time.

Despite all the success Lincoln stopped the production of Continental cars as Lincoln Ls and Lincoln MKS took its place. Currently public is waiting for a new Continental car to release on the market.



Founded: 1957

The Edsel was created as a division on the Ford Motor Company. As it started to produce cars Ford were hoping Edsel become very popular on the American car market. However, Edsel appeared to be one of the Ford’s failures and they spend a lot of money on its marketing company never getting the revenue. Edsel cars were selling poorly and considered unattractive, overpriced and overhyped.

The company’s name Edsel associates with failure in car industry.



Information: Mercury logo meaning
Founded: 1938

Mercury was created as a part of the Ford Motor Company by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford. Mercury car were developed to become an entry-level Luxury cars between Ford regular models and Lincoln luxury cars.

The appearance of the Mercury was a Roman god face with the winged hat . Later the logo has changed into a simple letter ‘M’ with the horizontal bars and was described as “The Big M”

When a famous Cougal model appeared on the market their logo changes into cat’s face. On some of the more luxurious cars Mercury used a shield or cross logo, which were shared with some of the Ford’s models.

Current logo appeared on the market not more than 30 years age with the associations as “waterfall or “hockey stick” in silver, which is the colour of the Mercury element.



Founded: 1985

Merkur was created by Ford Motor Company and company lasted only for 5 years, after that it was sold. The main idea of the Merkur was to develop a luxury brand that would be selling on the European market.

The main American luxury car brands started to change their design into more European style and create a more appealing car for European consumers.

However, there were of plenty car of such kind and European market couldn’t hold in another one, so the company only lasted for five years.


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Information: Hummer logo meaning
Founded: 1992

Hummеr was a company producing trucks and was created by AM General. After that Hummer began to sell civilian version of the M998 Humvee. Later General Motors purchased the brand and started to produce even more Hummer cars such as Hummer H1, Hummer H2 and Hummer H3.

Hummer logo is quite simple yet elegant. It reflects the power and luxuriousness of the brand. It is represented by the letter ‘H’ usually in white colour and black background. Hummer offered to sell it’s logo for different companies and now we can see it on bicycles, shoes, hats, skateboards, etc.



Founded: August 21, 1897

Oldsmobile is an american car brand that was developed by General Motors. It was founded by Ransom E. Olds and through its history the company has produced over 35 million cars. It used to be one of oldest car producing companies in the world after Peugeot, Daimler and Tatra. Although it was closed, it still remains popular division brand of the General Motors Corporation.



Information: Saturn logo meaning
Founded: 1985

Saturn was created as a division company of the General Motors but remained very successful. It was advertised as an unusual kind of cars and was operating independently from its parent company. Saturn has developed its own plant with unique models and separate retailer network.

Unfortunately when Penske Automotive declined to purchase Saturn General motors decided to close it and stop the production of the cars.


Pontiac Lоgo

Information: Pontiac logo meaning
Founded: 1926

Pontiac is an American automobile manufacturer known for producing performance-oriented vehicles. The company was established in 1926 as a companion brand to General Motors. Pontiac gained popularity in the 1960s and 1970s with its muscle cars and innovative designs. Currently, General Motors owns the Pontiac brand.

Mack Trucks

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Founded: 1900
Headquarters: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
Parent: Volvo

Mack Trucks is a renowned manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and transportation solutions. Founded in 1900, the company has a long history of producing durable and reliable commercial vehicles. Mack Trucks is a subsidiary of the Volvo Group, a leading Swedish multinational manufacturing company.

Faraday Future

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Founded: April 2014
Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States

Faraday Future is an electric vehicle manufacturer focused on developing advanced mobility solutions. The company was founded in 2014 with the goal of revolutionizing the automotive industry through sustainable and innovative technologies. Faraday Future is based in Los Angeles, California, and operates its manufacturing facilities in the United States and China.


Canoo Logo

Founded: 2017
Headquarters: Torrance, California, United States
Founder: Stefan Krause, Ulrich Kranz

Canoo is an electric vehicle startup that specializes in designing and producing electric vehicles for the urban mobility market. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Canoo aims to provide affordable and efficient electric vehicles with a focus on shared and subscription-based services.

Chevrolet Corvette

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Founded: 1953
Parent: General Motors

Chevrolet Corvette is a legendary American sports car produced by Chevrolet, a division of General Motors. The Corvette has a rich history dating back to its introduction in 1953. Known for its performance and iconic design, the Corvette is assembled in Bowling Green, Kentucky, at the General Motors Bowling Green Assembly Plant.


Trion Logo

Founded: 2012
Headquarters: Orange County, California, United States
Founder: Richard Patterson

Trion is a luxury automobile manufacturer that specializes in producing high-performance supercars. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in California. Trion focuses on creating exclusive and powerful vehicles tailored to automotive enthusiasts.


Stutz Logo

Founded: 1911
Headquarters: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Founder: Harry Clayton Stutz, Henry F. Campbell
Defunct: 1939

Stutz Motor Car Company is an American luxury automobile manufacturer established in 1911. The company gained prominence for its high-end vehicles in the early 20th century. Stutz is known for its classic cars and elegant designs.


Geo Logo

Founded: 1989
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Defunct: 1997
Parent: General Motors

Geo was a brand of small cars and SUVs produced by General Motors from 1989 to 1997. The Geo models were primarily designed for fuel efficiency and affordability. The production of Geo vehicles took place in various General Motors manufacturing facilities in the United States and Canada.

Peterbilt Truck

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Founded: 1939
Headquarters: Denton, Texas, United States
Parent: Paccar

Peterbilt Truck is a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles. Founded in 1939, the company is recognized for producing premium-quality trucks known for their durability and performance. Peterbilt trucks are manufactured in Denton, Texas, and Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec.

Dodge Viper

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Founded: 1900
Headquarters: Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Founder: John Francis Dodge, Horace Elgin Dodge
Owner: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Parent: Chrysler

Dodge Viper is a sports car produced by Dodge, a division of Stellantis. The Viper has a legacy of being a powerful and iconic American sports car. The Viper was assembled at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit, Michigan, before the production ended in 2017.


Rezvani Logo

Founded: 2014
Headquarters: Irvine, California, United States
Founder: Ferris Rezvani

Rezvani Motors is a California-based manufacturer of high-performance sports cars and SUVs. The company was founded in 2014 and specializes in producing limited-edition vehicles with exceptional performance capabilities. Rezvani vehicles are handcrafted in the United States and showcase a unique blend of luxury and performance.


Paccar Logo

Founded: 1905
Headquarters: Bellevue, Washington, United States

Paccar is a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and owns popular brands like Kenworth and Peterbilt. With a strong presence in the global market, Paccar focuses on producing reliable and efficient vehicles for various industries, including transportation, construction, and agriculture. The company operates globally and has manufacturing facilities in North America, Europe, and Australia.


Packard Logo

Founded: 1899
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Founder: James Ward Packard, William Doud Packard, George Lewis Weiss
Defunct: 1958

Packard was a renowned American luxury automobile manufacturer that operated from 1899 to 1958. Known for its elegant designs and high-quality craftsmanship, Packard catered to wealthy customers seeking prestigious vehicles. The company was based in Detroit, Michigan, which was a prominent hub for the American automotive industry at the time.


Rivian Logo

Founded: 2009
Headquarters: Plymouth, Michigan, United States
Founder: Robert “RJ” Scaringe

Rivian is an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer that specializes in producing all-electric trucks and SUVs. The company aims to revolutionize the automotive industry by offering sustainable and high-performance EVs. Rivian’s headquarters are located in Irvine, California, and the company’s manufacturing facility is based in Normal, Illinois.

Ram Trucks

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Founded: 2010
Headquarters: Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Owner: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Parent: Chrysler

Ram Trucks is a division of the American automaker Stellantis (formerly known as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). Ram Trucks focuses on producing rugged and powerful pickup trucks for both personal and commercial use. The company’s headquarters are in Auburn Hills, Michigan, and its manufacturing plants are spread across the United States and Mexico.


Saleen Logo

Founded: 1984
Headquarters: Corona, California, United States
Founder: Steve Saleen

Saleen is an American automotive manufacturer that specializes in high-performance sports cars and aftermarket performance parts. The company was founded by Steve Saleen and has gained recognition for its modifications and enhancements to existing car models, including Ford Mustangs. Saleen’s headquarters are located in Corona, California.


Rambler Logo

Founded: 1900
Headquarters: United States
Defunct: 1983

Rambler was an American automobile brand that was active from the late 19th century until the mid-20th century. The company, originally known as Thomas B. Jeffery Company, produced a range of vehicles, including sedans, station wagons, and convertibles. Rambler was based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and played a significant role in the early development of the American automobile industry.


Studebaker Logo

Founded: 1852
Headquarters: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Founder: Studebaker brothers
Defunct: 1967
Parent: Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing Company

Studebaker was a prominent American automobile manufacturer that operated from the mid-19th century until the mid-20th century. The company produced a wide range of vehicles, including cars, trucks, and wagons. Studebaker was based in South Bend, Indiana, and contributed to the growth of the American automotive industry during its existence.


Lucid Logo

Founded: 2007
Headquarters: Newark, California, United States
Founder: Sam Weng, Bernard Tse

Lucid Motors is an electric vehicle manufacturer that focuses on producing luxury electric sedans. The company aims to provide cutting-edge technology, high-performance capabilities, and extended driving range in its EVs. Lucid Motors is headquartered in Newark, California, and its manufacturing facility is located in Casa Grande, Arizona.

International Harvester

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Founded: 1902
Headquarters: Lisle, Illinois, United States
Founder: Cyrus Hall McCormick

International Harvester (IH) was an American agricultural machinery, construction equipment, and vehicle manufacturer. The company was known for producing tractors, trucks, and other heavy machinery. International Harvester was based in Chicago, Illinois, and played a significant role in the agricultural and industrial sectors.


Lordstown Logo

Founded: 2018
Headquarters: Lordstown, Ohio, United States
Founder: Steve Burns

Lordstown Motors is an American electric vehicle manufacturer that specializes in producing electric pickup trucks. The company aims to provide sustainable transportation solutions for commercial fleets. Lordstown Motors’ headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Lordstown, Ohio.


Fisker Logo

Founded: 2007
Headquarters: Irvine, California, United States
Founder: Henrik Fisker, Bernhard Koehler
Defunct: 2014

Fisker is an American electric vehicle manufacturer that focuses on producing luxury electric vehicles with a strong emphasis on design and sustainability. The company’s flagship model, the Fisker Ocean, is an all-electric SUV. Fisker is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has manufacturing partnerships with established companies to produce its vehicles.


Rossion Logo

Founded: 2006
Headquarters: Riviera Beach, Florida, United States
Founder: Grunes & Rosen

Rossion is an American automotive manufacturer specializing in high-performance sports cars. The company was founded in 2007 and is owned by the Michigan-based automotive engineering firm, Rossion Automotive. Rossion’s headquarters and manufacturing facility are located in Palm Beach, Florida.


VLF Logo

Founded: 2012
Headquarters: United States
Founder: Bob Lutz, Gilbert Villarreal

VLF Automotive is a luxury car manufacturer known for producing exclusive and handcrafted vehicles. The company was established in 2012 and is a collaboration between industrialist Gilbert Villarreal, automotive designer Henrik Fisker, and former General Motors executive Bob Lutz. VLF Automotive operates its manufacturing plant in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

IC Bus

IC Bus Logo

Founded: 2002
Headquarters: Lisle, Illinois, Michigan, United States
Owner: Navistar International

IC Bus is a leading manufacturer of commercial buses and school buses. It is a subsidiary of Navistar International Corporation, a renowned American truck and engine manufacturer. IC Bus designs and produces its buses at its manufacturing facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

American Motors (AMC)

American Motors (AMC) Logo

Founded: 1954
Headquarters: Southfield, Michigan, United States
Founder: George W. Mason
Defunct: 1988

American Motors Corporation (AMC) was an American automobile company that operated from 1954 to 1987. AMC was known for producing a variety of vehicles, including compact and muscle cars. The company was acquired by the Chrysler Corporation in 1987, and its manufacturing plants were located in various states, including Michigan, Wisconsin, and Ohio.

Sterling Trucks

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Founded: 1906
Headquarters: Redford Township, Michigan, United States
Defunct: 2008
Owner: Daimler AG

Sterling Trucks was a truck manufacturer that operated from 1997 to 2009. It was a division of Freightliner LLC, a leading producer of heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles. Sterling Trucks produced its vehicles at manufacturing plants in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada, and Portland, Oregon, USA.


Freightliner Logo

Founded: 1942
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon, United States
Owner: Daimler AG (since 1981)

Freightliner is a well-known manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles. It is a division of Daimler Trucks North America and has been in operation since 1942. Freightliner’s manufacturing plants are located in several states across the United States, including North Carolina, Oregon, and South Carolina.


Karma Logo

Founded: 2015
Headquarters: United States

Karma Automotive, formerly known as Fisker Automotive, specializes in luxury electric vehicles. The company was founded in 2007 and is currently owned by Wanxiang Group, a Chinese automotive component conglomerate. Karma Automotive operates its manufacturing facility in Moreno Valley, California.

Western Star

Western Star Logo

Founded: 1967
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon, United States
Owner: Daimler Trucks North America

Western Star Trucks is a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles, particularly known for its customized and premium products. It is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America and has been producing trucks since 1967. Western Star’s manufacturing plant is located in Portland, Oregon.


Hupmobile Logo

Founded: 1909
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Defunct: 1940

Hupmobile was an American automobile manufacturer that operated from 1909 to 1940. The company was renowned for producing affordable and stylish vehicles. Hupmobile’s manufacturing plants were based in Detroit, Michigan, and at various times in other locations, including Cleveland, Ohio, and Windsor, Ontario, Canada.


Navistar Logo

Founded: 1902
Headquarters: Lisle, Illinois, United States

Navistar International Corporation is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, and engines. The company has been in operation since 1902 and is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois. Navistar operates manufacturing facilities in several states across the United States, including Illinois, Ohio, and Alabama.


Duesenberg Logo

Founded: 1913
Headquarters: Auburn, Indian, United States
Founder: August Duesenberg, Frederick Duesenberg
Defunct: 1937

Duesenberg was an American luxury automobile manufacturer that operated from 1913 to 1937. The company was known for producing high-performance and meticulously crafted vehicles. Duesenberg’s manufacturing plant was located in Indianapolis, Indiana, where the company also had its headquarters.

Detroit Electric

Detroit Electric Logo

Founded: 1907 – 1939, 2008 – relaunch
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Detroit Electric is an electric vehicle manufacturer that specializes in producing high-performance electric cars. The company was revived in 2008 by Albert Lam, a former executive at Lotus Engineering. Detroit Electric is known for its cutting-edge technology and innovative designs. The company operates primarily in the United States, with its headquarters located in Detroit, Michigan.


Franklin Logo

Founded: 1902
Headquarters: Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, United States
Founder: Herbert H. Franklin
Defunct: 1934

Franklin Automobile Company was an American manufacturer of luxury automobiles that was active from 1902 to 1934. The company was owned and operated by Herbert H. Franklin and produced high-quality vehicles known for their air-cooled engines and advanced features. Franklin cars were manufactured in Syracuse, New York, and were highly regarded for their durability and engineering excellence.


Willys-Overland Logo

Founded: 1908
Headquarters: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Founder: John Willys
Defunct: 1963

Willys-Overland was a prominent American automobile manufacturer that operated from 1908 to 1955. The company, founded by John Willys, became famous for its production of military vehicles during World War II, including the iconic Willys MB Jeep. Willys-Overland’s main manufacturing facilities were located in Toledo, Ohio, and the company played a significant role in the development of the American automotive industry.


Workhorse Logo

Founded: 1998
Headquarters: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Founder: Stephen Burns

Workhorse is an American manufacturer of electric delivery and utility vehicles. The company focuses on producing electric vans and trucks for commercial use. Workhorse has gained attention for its electric delivery vehicles designed for last-mile logistics and has partnered with companies such as UPS for vehicle testing and deployment. Workhorse is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and operates manufacturing facilities in Union City, Indiana.


Kaiser Logo

Founded: 1945
Headquarters: Willow Run, United States
Founder: Henry J. Kaiser
Defunct: 1953

Kaiser Motors Corporation was an American automobile manufacturer that operated from 1945 to 1953. The company, founded by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, produced cars known for their affordability and stylish designs. Kaiser Motors had manufacturing facilities in Willow Run, Michigan, and Oakland, California, and aimed to provide affordable transportation options to post-war American consumers.

International Trucks

International Trucks Logo

Founded: 1902
Headquarters: Lisle, Illinois, U.S.
Parent: Navistar International

International Trucks is a leading manufacturer of commercial trucks, buses, and diesel engines. The company, a subsidiary of Navistar International Corporation, produces a wide range of vehicles for various industries, including transportation, construction, and agriculture. International Trucks has manufacturing plants in several locations worldwide, including the United States, Mexico, and Canada, and its headquarters are located in Lisle, Illinois.


Auburn Logo

Founded: 1900
Headquarters: Auburn, Indiana, United States
Founder: Frank, Morris Eckhart
Defunct 1937

Auburn Automobile Company was an American manufacturer of luxury automobiles that operated from 1900 to 1937. The company, founded by Charles Eckhart, produced stylish and innovative vehicles known for their performance and craftsmanship. Auburn cars were manufactured in Auburn, Indiana, and the company played a significant role in the early development of the American automotive industry.


Tucker Logo

Founded: 1944
Headquarters: New York, United States
Founder: Preston Tucker
Defunct: 1950

Tucker Corporation was an American automobile manufacturer that operated from 1947 to 1949. The company, founded by Preston Tucker, aimed to revolutionize the automotive industry with its advanced safety features and unique designs. Tucker cars were manufactured in Chicago, Illinois, and though the company’s existence was short-lived, it left a lasting impact on automotive history.


Hudson Logo

Founded: 1909
Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Founder: Joseph L. Hudson
Defunct: 1954

Hudson Motor Car Company was an American automobile manufacturer that operated from 1909 to 1954. The company, founded by Howard Coffin, produced a range of vehicles known for their quality, performance, and innovative features. Hudson cars were manufactured in Detroit, Michigan, and the company played a significant role in the growth of the American automotive industry during the early to mid-20th century.


Pierce-Arrow Logo

Founded: 1901
Headquarters: Buffalo, New York, United States
Founder: George N. Pierce
Defunct: 1938

Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company was an American manufacturer of luxury automobiles that operated from 1901 to 1938. The company, known for its prestigious and high-quality vehicles, was a symbol of American automotive excellence. Pierce-Arrow cars were manufactured in Buffalo, New York, and the company was renowned for its craftsmanship, engineering innovation, and attention to detail.


Nikola Logo

Founded: 2014
Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Founder: Trevor Milton

Nikola Corporation is an American manufacturer of electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. The company, founded by Trevor Milton, focuses on developing zero-emission transportation solutions for the commercial trucking industry. Nikola operates manufacturing facilities in Coolidge, Arizona, and its headquarters are located in Phoenix. The company aims to revolutionize the transportation sector with its innovative technologies.


Hennessey Logo

Founded: 1991
Headquarters: Houston, United States
Founder: John Hennessey

Hennessey Performance Engineering is an American automotive tuning and manufacturing company specializing in high-performance vehicles. The company, founded by John Hennessey, is known for its aftermarket modifications and production of supercars. Hennessey operates from its headquarters in Sealy, Texas, where it creates powerful and exclusive vehicles tailored to the desires of performance enthusiasts.


Brammo Logo

Founded: 2002
Headquarters: Talent, Oregon, United States
Founder: Craig Bramscher

Brammo Inc. is an American manufacturer of electric motorcycles and electric powertrain components. The company, founded by Craig Bramscher, produces electric motorcycles known for their performance and innovative technology. Brammo’s manufacturing facilities are located in Talent, Oregon, where it designs and assembles its electric motorcycles.


Drako Logo

Founded: 2013
Headquarters: San Jose, California, United States
Founder: Dean Drako, Shiv Sikand

Drako Motors is an American electric vehicle manufacturer that specializes in producing high-performance electric supercars. The company, founded by Dean Drako and Shiv Sikand, focuses on delivering exhilarating driving experiences with its advanced electric drivetrain technology. Drako Motors operates from its headquarters in Silicon Valley, California, where it designs and manufactures its exclusive electric supercars.

Kenworth Truck

Kenworth Truck Logo

Founded: 1912
Headquarters: Kirkland, Washington, United States
Founder: George T. Gerlinger
Parent: Paccar

Kenworth Truck Company is an American manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks and commercial vehicles. The company, a subsidiary of PACCAR, produces a wide range of trucks for various applications, including long-haul transportation, construction, and logging. Kenworth’s manufacturing facilities are located in Renton, Washington, and the company has a strong reputation for its durable and reliable trucks.

Ford Mustang

Ford Mustang Logo

Founded: 1964

Ford Mustang is an iconic American sports car manufactured by Ford Motor Company. The Mustang has been in production since 1964 and has become synonymous with performance and style. Ford Mustangs are manufactured at various Ford assembly plants across the United States, including facilities in Flat Rock, Michigan, and Kansas City, Missouri. The Mustang has a dedicated following and is celebrated for its powerful engines and distinctive design.

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