Nowadays, there are plenty of car brands to choose from. Be it the largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki, or the upcoming brand, Great Wall Motors, you must have wondered at some point of time that where do these brands originate from. Do you know the country of origin of your car? Let’s find out.
India: The Land Of Diversity
India is the land of diversified cultures. It hails the beauty of nature as well as the symmetry of architecture. But these are not the only things India is known for.
The country has been a prominent player in the Automobile industry, especially from the past 5 years. The market in the country for cars has increased exponentially and many major foreign brands looking to step on our shores.
The brands like Tata Motors, Mahindra and Mahindra, Bajaj, Hero Motocorp and Force Motors have been eminent players to get this stature of India in the automotive industry. Even the Global NCAP has praised Tata and Mahindra for making the safest cars in India till date. Major highlights of the Indian brands are:
- Improvement in R&D especially in the last 5 years.
- Cost-effective yet solid built cars especially from Tata Motors and Mahindra.
- Mercedes and BMW have been using Force Motor’s manufacturing capability for making their transmission and engines from many years now.
- Bajaj Motors and Hero Motocorp have been a prominent player in the two-wheeler segment not only in India but also on the foreign shores. They have been locking horns with global brands like Suzuki and Honda.
Japan: The Legacy Of Tradition
This country is known for punctuality and the very old tradition. Japan has been ahead of its time when it comes to technology. The clean environment and efficiency run in the blood of Japenese. And this can also be seen in their cars. Manufacturers like Toyota, Suzuki, Honda, Nissan, Mazda and Mitsubishi have been efficiently keeping their heads high in the industry. The cars from these brands are known for:
- Luxury and reliability
- Lighter build quality
- Excellent ergonomics and space packing
- Superb fuel efficiency
Korea: The Land Of Innovation
Korea is the place where the world’s famous mobile brand, Samsung hails from. Hyundai Motors, Ssangyong, Kia Motors and Daewoo all hail from the land of innovation. Samsung also has an automotive brand which is in collaboration with Renault. But what exactly is different with these brands that make them a hot sell wherever they set foot. Kia Motors, which came to the Indian shores last year, has emerged as one of the best entrants in the country. The cars from Korea are known for:
- Build Quality
- Futuristic design
- Comfortable ride quality
- Features laden
Germany: The Heavy Machinery
This country has an era of automobile history. Heavy machinery has been a forte of Germany since the world wars and ahead. Brands like Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen and Porsche have been redefining the way people move. The German cars have:
- Safety and Sturdiness
- Great to ride and optimum handling especially at high speeds.
America: The Global Leader
The land is known for the standard of living, economic stability and world’s best military. It is also the place where one of the most controversial rivalries between Ford and Ferrari originated from. Since then companies like Ford, Chevrolet, General Motors, Jeep and Cadillac have been prominently leading the automobile sector. In the industry, America is known for:
- SUVs and Crossovers
- Safest Presidential rides
- Timeless styling
- Muscular Cars
Italy: The Land Of Art and Pizza
The world’s best delicacy, Pizza, originated from Italy. And the world’s best cars come from the same place. Ferrari: The prancing horse is one of the famous brands that has its roots in Italy. Companies like Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Abarth also hail from the same. What are the coolest things you’ll find in the Italian muscles are:
- The epitome of design and aerodynamics
- Utmost handling and ergonomics
- Robust build quality, though sometimes you might find it inconsistent
France: It’s a une blague
For those who don’t know what ‘une blague’ means, its french term for jokes. This is what their cars are. Although the best selling ones in Europe, people joke about french cars a lot because of:
- Worst styling
- Weird ergonomics
- Not at all good to drive
Some major car brands from France are Citroën (pronounced sih-tro-n), Peugeot (puh-Joh) and Renault (ruh-no). I have added the pronunciation so that you don’t have to google it (Thank me later | IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW).
These are the major countries which have been prominent places for the automotive industry. Which car do you have and what is the country of its origin? What are the challenges you face and what all are the good features the car has? Let us know in the comment section below.