Ferrari is one of the most recognisable and prestigious marques with the famous prancing horse in their logo and the trademark Rosso Corsa. The first car produced by Ferrari was the 125 S which was a racing car, the first road car produced by the marque was the 166 Inter which entered the grand tourer market, a market which continues ... Read More »
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Ferrari is one of the most recognisable and prestigious marques with the famous prancing horse in th...
During World War Two, Willys won the contract to produce Jeeps for soldiers against Ford due to its ...
Originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit-based automakers, Dodge began building the...
Datsun originally built Austin 7s under licence, which first propelled Datsun’s international succes...
During World War Two, Willys won the contract to produce Jeeps for soldiers against Ford due to its more powerful engine and lower cost. Willys produced 363,000 Jeeps during this time. After the war, Willys started to produce civilian versions of the Jeep with the Wrangler replacing the original Jeep in 1987 manufactured by Chrysler under its Jeep marque which ... Read More »
Originally a supplier of parts and assemblies for Detroit-based automakers, Dodge began building their own automobiles in 1915. In the pre-war years, Dodge aimed for the luxury car market selling models such as the Six and Eight. Production halted after the Pearl Harbour attacks in favour of war production. After World War II, production restarted and in 1955, Dodge introduced ... Read More »
Datsun originally built Austin 7s under licence, which first propelled Datsun’s international success. Datsun entered the American Market in 1958, first starting out in California before expanding to various places across the United States and began selling the 310 in 1958. For 1966, Datsun introduced the 1000 and in the same year merged with Prince Motors giving the company the ... Read More »
The oldest Japanese automobile manufacturer, having been founded in 1907. Daihatsu are known for their off-road vehicles and kei cars. Most of Daihatsu’s success is in homeland Japan where their kei cars have reigned over the kei car category with the Domino and Charade being the most successful models. New players should look here for their first car as the ... Read More »
First established as National Motor in 1937, it was renamed Saenhara Motor in 1962 which assembled and sold the Datsun Bluebird 310 series under their own name. It was renamed again in 1965 as Shinjin Motor which included a range of rebadged Toyota models such as the Crown and the Publica. In 1976, it was renamed once again to Saehan ... Read More »
Citroen has a reputation for innovation and revolutionary engineering, as reflected in their slogan “Créative Technologie”. This history of innovation started just after its founding when André Citroen introduced the first mass production of vehicles outside the United States – a technique developed while producing armaments for the French military in World War I. In 1924, Citroen produced Europe’s first ... Read More »
The Chrysler brand was founded in 1925 as a premium luxury brand and competed with Cadillac and Lincoln. During the 1980s, the line-up expanded and target markets offering entry level luxury cars in various shapes and sizes. After the discontinuation of the Plymouth brand, Chrysler marketed models ranging from economy cars such as the PT Cruiser to the typical luxury ... Read More »
Chevrolet was founded in 1913, positioned to sell mainstream vehicles to compete with the Ford Model T in the 1920s. During the 1950s and 1960s, Chevrolet had a great influence on the American automobile market with the birth of both Corvette and Camaro with the two models to become symbolic models to the brand. In its history, Chevrolet also produced ... Read More »
After Lotus announced its discontinuation of its Lotus Seven model in 1973, Caterham purchased the rights to continue the manufacture of the Seven design, producing the Series 3 model under the Caterham brand. The Caterham 7 is highly praised by car enthusiasts as a cheap, lightweight and successful sports car. Various trims are offered for the 7 ranging from basic ... Read More »