Among several automobile companies, only 10 can be listed under the best and the most popular brands. Given below is a list of largest automobile companies in the world, as compiled by our automobile experts.
Porsche makes it to the no. 10 spot on the list of ten best car companies for 2014. It is one of the most popular German automakers, with headquarters in Zuffenhausen. It was founded by Ferdinand Porsche in Stuttgart, Germany. In its 2013 annual report, the profit of Porsche was 2.408 Billion euros. Martin Winterkorn is the New President & CEO of Porsche, which he assumed in February 2014. In May 2006, Porsche was awarded the prestigious title of the best automobile brand by Luxury Institute. The institute surveyed over 500 households with a gross annual income of at least $200,000 and a net worth of at least $720,000.
Volkswagen is our number 9 on the Top 10 list of auto companies for 2014. It’s has existed since 1937 and is headquarted in Wolfsburg, Germany. The Volkswagen Golf, the Volkswagen Jetta, and the Volkswagen Passat are 3 cars from Volkswagen that are present in the top ten list of largest selling cars of 2013-2014. Its slogan ‘Das Auto’ translates to ‘ The People’s Car’. It is the number one car company when it comes to spending money on Research and Development….as well as one of the most reliable car companies in the world.
In 2010, Volkswagen announced at the Geneva Motor Show the launch of the 2012 Touareg Hybrid, which was scheduled for release in 2011. VW also announced its plans to unveil a diesel-electric hybrid versions of its most popular models in 2012, beginning with the new Jetta, followed by the Golf Hybrid in 2013 together with hybrid versions of the Passat. In 2012, the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid set the world record, become the fastest hybrid car at 187 mph.
8. Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce arrives at number 7 spot on the list of top car companies. It was founded in 1906 by Charles Royce and Henry Royce. Its headquarters are currently located in Derby, England. It is an epitome of Royalty and Luxury. Many elite celebrities own a Rolls Royce. The company was nationalized in 1971 but was privatized again in 1987. Why does it deserve mention on this list, you may ask? Approximately 65% of Rolls Royce cars are still on the road today.
Our most favorite Rolls Royce car is the Phantom. The phantom was first unveiled in 2003 as the incarnation of the new generation of Rolls Royce. It takes approximately 2 months for the company to create the Phantom.
Bugatti arrives at number 8 on the list of most popular car companies. It was founded in 1909 by Ettore Bugatti. The company was purchased by Volkswagen in 1998. The net income of the company was 120 Million Dollars in 2008. The company was shut down in 1960 to be revived in 1990 by a prominent engineer. After its revival, Bugatti was known as the greatest Racer Car manufacturer.
The Bugatti Veyron SuperSport caught the world’s attention in 2010 when it set the record for the world’s fastest production car. The Venom GT also holds the speed records for world’s fastest car from 0-300 km/h (13.63 seconds) and 0-200 mph (14.51 seconds). That’s thanks to a low weight (1,244kg) and a high power output (1,244bhp) from its 7.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine.
Ford is one of the oldest auto company in the world. The first car in the world was invented by Henry Ford, the Founder and first CEO of the company. Ford Motor Company is currently headquartered in Michigan, US. Ford has a wide range of Classic as well as Luxury cars in stock. Aston Martin and Lincoln are creating cars under the Ford name. Ford is mostly used by those who like comfort at a reasonable price. The Most Popular Cars of Ford are Lincoln MKS, Ford Mustang GT, Ford Fulcon V8 Supercar and Ford Focus. With Ford you can get “Luxury at a reasonable rate”.
Unfortunately, many people choose to boycott Ford because of its anti-Semitic past. Henry Ford’s anti-Semitic views echoed the fears and assumptions of many Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Anti-Semitism in America saw an influx in expression and virulence when increased immigration from Europe brought millions of Jews to the U.S. during Ford’s upbringing. During a camping trip in 1919, Henry Ford lectured a group of friends around the campfire about the Jewish threat. He “attributes all evil to Jews or to the Jewish capitalists”. According to him, “The Jews caused the war, the Jews caused the outbreak of thieving and robbery all over the country, the Jews caused the inefficiency of the navy…”
Audi is our number 5 spot as one of the best car companies. Headquartered in Zwickau, Audi is a German car distribution and manufacturing company founded by August Horch. It is the 10th best car company and is one of the most established automobile companies. Audi A6 was named the most luxurious car,and it is fuel-efficient, reliable and affordable luxury car. Audi’s most liked and appreciated cars are Audi R8(my favorite), Audi A6 and Audi Q7. Audi A8 sedan Q7 was sold for $14 million which made it one of the most expensive cars.
The world’s leading automaker in sales held the crown in 2013 while showing no signs of slowing down its pace of innovation. From fuel-cell vehicles to redesigned compact cars and its popular Prius hybrid line, Toyota remained on auto consumers’ minds throughout 2013. Besides the obvious appeal of cars like the Camry (2013′s top-selling car in the U.S.) and Corolla, online surveys were almost equally interested in the Tundra and Tacoma trucks. It thereby arrives at No. 4 on the list of top 10 best automakers for 2014.
In February 2014 it was determined that Toyota occupied one of 4 top spots in Consumer Reports’ annual Car-Brand Perception Survey. The tabulated scores in the survey reflect how consumers perceive the brand in seven categories: quality, safety, performance, value, fuel economy, design/style, and technology/innovation.
Mercedes Benz is an automobile company that originates from Germany. It was founded in June of 1926. The brand also manufactures trucks, coaches and buses. Its founders are Karl Benz and Paul Daimler. ‘The Best or Nothing’ is the tagline of this company. Its headquarters is located in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Mercedes sponsors the Germany Football team. It arrives at number 3 on this list of top car companies of 2014.
In 2013, Mercedes-Benz claimed the title of the best-selling luxury brand. Mercedes-Benz sales, not including Sprinter or Smart, totaled 312,534 units. The C-Class was the Silver Arrow brand’s best seller for the year at 88,251 units, but couldn’t top the BMW 3/4 Series’ 119,521 units.
It’s finally happened – Skoda has finally made it to no. 2 on this top 10 popular car companies of 2014 list. So what went wrong in 2013? Well, the short answer is: nothing. Owners certainly aren’t complaining about their cars – Skoda has by far the most consistent scorecard, and is the only brand that managed to finish in the top 10 in every category. It picked up gold medals for running costs and practicality, a silver medal for in-car tech and bronzes for ease of driving and braking. Its worst score was eighth place for handling. On top of that, the Yeti and Superb took first and second place in our Top 100 last week, so Skoda’s performance in Driver Power 2013 was just as phenomenal as in previous years. The only thing that’s changed is that another brand managed to go one better…
Ferrari is a luxury sports car company, originating from Italy, and is no.1 on the top 10 list of most popular car brands of 2014. Its headquarters are located in Maranello, Italy. It was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929. Fiat owns 90 percent of Ferrari stocks. Ferrari cars are an epitome of luxury, speed, and wealth. It’s earned the no. 1 spot on this list of top 10 auto companies for a reason. Ferrari has had a long-standing relationship with Shell Oil. It is a technical partnership with Ferrari and Ducati to test as well as supply fuel and oils to the Formula One, MotoGP and World Superbike racing teams.