Luxury Car Brands


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Acura is a Japanese automaker. Founded as the luxury division of Honda in 1986, Acura was the first Japanese luxury car brand. Acura sells small and midsize sedans, coupes, and SUVs, usually priced below luxury competitors from Japan and Germany. It tends to emphasize sportiness over outright luxury. Its lineup includes SUVs such as the MDX and sedans such as the TLX.

Who Owns Acura?

The Honda Motor Company owns Acura.

Alfa Romeo

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Alfa Romeo is an Italian brand known for its stylish sports cars. The company’s portfolio in the U.S. includes the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV. Alfa Romeo was founded in 1910, but didn’t start exporting cars to the U.S. until 1961. The brand sold cars in the U.S. until 1995, and returned again in 2006.

Who Owns Alfa Romeo?

The multinational European-American company Stellantis owns Alfa Romeo.

Aston Martin

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Aston Martin is a British brand that makes sleek luxury cars featured in many James Bond movies. The automaker was founded in 1913. It was owned by Ford Motor Co. in the 1990s, but sold in 2007. Its lineup includes the DBX SUV and DB11 coupe.

Who Owns Aston Martin?

Aston Martin is a publicly traded company. Key shareholders include the Saudi Arabian government and Mercedes-Benz.


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Audi is a German brand that focuses on practical, well-priced luxury cars for people who love driving. Most Audis have first-rate interiors, nearly all offer all-wheel drive, and most are available in high-performance versions. Audi was founded in 1909 and entered the U.S. market in 1969. It produces vehicles such as the A3 sedan, Allroad wagon, A8 super luxury car, R8 sports car, Q5 SUV, and e-tron electric crossover.

Who Owns Audi?

The Volkswagen Group owns Audi.


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Bentley is a British automaker founded in 1919. It’s known for luxury sedans and SUVs with six-figure price tags and lavish accommodations. The company’s vehicle lineup in the U.S. includes the Bentayga SUV and Mulsanne sedan.

Who Owns Bentley?

The Volkswagen Group owns Bentley.


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BMW is a German automaker that makes cars and SUVs with sporty driving dynamics. Its vehicle portfolio includes the 3 Series sedan, 8 Series sports car, and X5 SUV. BMW was founded in 1916. The first BMW dealership in the U.S. opened in 1975.

Who Owns BMW?

BMW Group is a publicly traded company.


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Bugatti is an Italian brand that makes million-dollar supercars. Bugatti was founded in 1909 and ceased operations in 1952. In 1987, the brand was revived, but only in limited production form until Volkswagen Group acquired it in 1998.

Who Owns Bugatti?

The Volkswagen Group owns Bugatti.


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Cadillac is an American brand that makes cars and SUVs that typically showcase bold, angular styling cues and powerful engine options. Cadillac was one of the first automotive brands in the world, founded in 1902 from what remained of Henry Ford’s second unsuccessful car company. The company’s lineup includes SUVs such as the Escalade and sedans such as the CT5.

Who Owns Cadillac?

General Motors (GM) owns Cadillac.


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Ferrari is an Italian automaker founded in 1947 that makes sophisticated, high-performance sports cars that carry expensive price tags. The company’s vehicle lineup in the U.S. includes the Portofino, 812 Superfast, and SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid.

Who Owns Ferrari?

Ferrari is a publicly held company.


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Genesis is a South Korean automaker that offers an exceptional balance of performance, luxury, and value. It was founded in 2015 as an expansion based on Hyundai’s Genesis and Equus luxury sedans. Genesis produces the G70, G80, and G90 sedans and the GV70 and GV80 SUVs.

Who Owns Genesis?

The Hyundai Motor Group owns Genesis.


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Infiniti is a Japanese luxury brand founded by Nissan in 1989 that makes cars and SUVs that typically feature strong engines, innovative features, good crash test ratings, and impressive fit and finish. Infiniti’s lineup includes the Q50 sedan, Q60 coupe, and QX60 SUV.

Who Owns Infiniti?

Infiniti is a division of Nissan, which is part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.



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Jaguar is a British brand known for its luxurious and athletic sports cars and SUVs that are easy on the eyes. It was founded in 1922 and took on the Jaguar name in 1945. Ford owned Jaguar from 1989 until 2008. The company’s lineup includes cars such as the F-Type and SUVs such as the E-Pace. Jaguar also makes the innovative, all-electric I-Pace.

Who Owns Jaguar?

Jaguar is a division of Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, which is a subsidiary of the publicly traded Indian company Tata Motors.


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Lamborghini is a niche Italian automaker that makes high-performance sports cars and SUVs that carry triple-digit prices. The company was founded in 1963. The brand’s lineup includes the Urus SUV and the Aventador coupe.

Who Owns Lamborghini?

The Volkswagen Group owns Lamborghini.

Land Rover

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Land Rover is a British brand that focuses exclusively on rugged, off-road SUVs with luxurious accommodations. It was introduced in 1948. Ford owned Land Rover from 1989 until 2008. The company’s vehicles include models such as the Range Rover, Defender, and Discovery.

Who Owns Land Rover?

Land Rover is a division of Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC, which is a subsidiary of the publicly traded Indian company Tata Motors.


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Lexus is a Japanese car company founded by Toyota in 1989 that makes a wide assortment of sedans, SUVs, coupes, and hybrids. The brand receives praise for its quiet, premium cabins and solid safety and reliability ratings. The automaker’s portfolio includes the ES sedan, RC coupe, RX hybrid, and the LX SUV.

Who Owns Lexus?

The Toyota Motor Corporation owns Lexus.


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Lincoln is an American car company that was founded in 1917 and acquired by Ford Motor Co. in 1922. The brand makes attractive and comfortable SUVs, including the Navigator and Corsair.

Who Owns Lincoln?

The Ford Motor Company owns Lincoln.


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Lotus is a British brand known for making lightweight sports cars with lithe handling, such as the Evora and Evija. It was founded in 1948.

Who Owns Lotus?

Lotus is a subsidiary of the Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.


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Maserati is an Italian brand that produces SUVs such as the Levante and cars such as the Ghibli and Gran Turismo. It was founded in 1914.

Who Owns Maserati?

The multinational European-American company Stellantis owns Maserati.


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McLaren is a British automaker that makes expensive, high-performance cars that compete with the likes of Ferrari and Lamborghini. The company’s lineup includes the GT, the 720S, and the 600LT.

Who Owns McLaren?

McLaren is a privately held company. The largest shareholder is the Kingdom of Bahrain.


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Mercedes-Benz is a sought-after German automaker that produces a full lineup of sedans, wagons, sports cars, and SUVs. It was founded in 1926, though its founder, Karl Benz, is credited with producing the first automobile in 1886. The brand’s lineup features the C-Class and E-Class sedans, the super-luxury S-Class, and the GLA and GLE SUVs.

Who Owns Mercedes-Benz?

Mercedes-Benz is a division of the publicly held Mercedes-Benz Group AG, formerly Daimler.


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Polestar traces its roots back to a Swedish racing team, but it’s been associated with Volvo from the beginning. Polestar has served as the in-house tuner for Volvo, as AMG does for Mercedes. In the late 2010s, Volvo announced that Polestar would become its own brand, focused on electric cars. It began producing models in 2020, starting with the limited-edition Polestar 1. The Polestar 2 followed, and future models will follow that numbering scheme.

Who Owns Polestar?

Polestar, along with sister company Volvo, is owned by the Chinese Zhejiang Geely Holding Group.


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Porsche is a German automaker founded in 1931 that makes iconic sports cars with world-class handling and muscular engines, such as the 911 and Cayman. It also makes high-performance SUVs, including the Cayenne and Macan. More recently, Porsche launched its first all-electric car, the Taycan.

Who Owns Porsche?

The Volkswagen Group owns Porsche.


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Rolls-Royce hails from Britain and makes stately, high-dollar sedans and coupes such as the Ghost, Wraith, Phantom, and Dawn. Its only direct competitor is Bentley. The Rolls-Royce brand name has been in use since 1906. However, today’s Rolls-Royce brand is unrelated and was founded in 1998.

Who Owns Rolls-Royce?

The BMW Group owns Rolls-Royce.


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Tesla is an American manufacturer of fully electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, batteries, battery-energy storage systems, solar panels, and solar roofs. It was founded in 2003 and is the first U.S. automaker to go public in more than 50 years. Tesla’s vehicles are known for incredibly quick acceleration, futuristic interiors, and high-tech features. Its roster includes sedans such as the Model S and Model 3 and SUVs such as the Model X and Model Y.

Who Owns Tesla?

Tesla is a publicly traded company, of which Elon Musk is the largest individual shareholder.


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Volvo is a Swedish automaker with a reputation for safety. It was founded in 1927 and entered the U.S. market in 1955. Ford Motor Co. owned Volvo from 1999 to 2010. The company’s lineup features sedans, wagons, and SUVs that have clean interiors, state-of-the-art technology, and multiple powertrain options, including plug-in hybrids. Volvo’s stable includes SUVs such as the XC40 and XC90 and cars such as the S60 and V60.