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Old 02-06-2003, 10:51 PM
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Automotive Manufacturers - Who Bought Who

Here is an interesting post, which was posted on our forum, by a member called Indy.
I thought you guys might enjoy it as well.


Soon we will only have a small handful of automotive manufacturers.

Here is a small list of buy-outs...

GM bought - Saab, Issuzu

Ford bought - Volvo, Jaguar, Austin Martin, Land Rover

Mercedes-Benz bought - Chrysler, Mitsubishi

BMW bought - Mini, Rolls Royce

VW bought - Bentley

Can anybody think of any more?

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Old 02-06-2003, 11:05 PM
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Renault bought Nissan

Peugeot bought Citroen (or vice versa)

VW also bought Seat, Skoda, Bugatti and Lamborghini

Fiat bought Ferrari (long time ago) which bought Maserati

Fiat also bought Lancia; is Alfa still independent, or did Fiat get them too?

GM owns a big piece of Subaru, and bought Daewoo

Ford owns Mazda
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Old 02-06-2003, 11:08 PM
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Ford owns Mazda? Thought they only owned a small piece.

GM owns Subaru, or part - Since when?

Also, what the heck is "Seat"
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Old 02-06-2003, 11:12 PM
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Fiat bought Alfa back in the mid 90s.

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Old 02-06-2003, 11:19 PM
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Ford owns a controlling share of Mazda. The President of Mazda in Japan is an American.

GM owns a portion of Fiat, and might be forced to purchase the rest of it.
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Old 02-06-2003, 11:22 PM
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Seat was the Spanish car company that VW bought about 10 years ago, I believe. They offer badge-engineered VW's in the European markets, but they tend to be a bit sportier than VW, while still being much cheaper than Audi.

I think GM owns about 20% of Subaru.

Ford owns a minority of Mazda (<50%, but I think somewhere in the 30's) but has effective control - the last two CEO's of Mazda were gaijin appointed by Ford, and Ford and Mazda cars are becoming more and more integrated.

Oh yeah, GM owns 20% of Fiat (in return for which Fiat's holding company got 5% of GM), and Fiat has the right to put the remaining 80% of the car division to GM next year, which terrifies GM.
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Old 02-07-2003, 10:36 AM
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Also, what the heck is "Seat"
Seat is to VW (specifically VW golf and jetta) what dodge use to be to chrysler. Thats putting it simply of course.
There is a lot of cross chassis, engine, suspension and sheet metal sharing between the two to the point where Seat is considered a poor mans VW. You can buy parts from one and put on the other, its pretty cool to see european mod'ers mix the two.
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Old 02-07-2003, 12:48 PM
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Did GM not purchase part of Peugeot, a long time back.

I remember we had Peugeot in Canada and it was moved to GM and then dropped of the face of Canada.

Anybody know the story?
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I seem to remember Peugeot and Volvo being together somehow.
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There was the PRV V6 engine introduced in ~about 1980. Jointly developed and used by Peugeot, Renault, and Volvo. That's probably what you're thinking of. It was also used in the Delorean, but nobody bought them.

Didn't Hyundai salvage Kia, or am I thinking of Daewoo?

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Old 02-07-2003, 02:07 PM
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Yes Hyundai purchased Kia
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Old 02-07-2003, 02:10 PM
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Audi bought Lamborghini

Now Ferrari is in GM's crosshair.
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Old 02-07-2003, 02:17 PM
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PcDave said VW bought Lamborghini,

I guess it's kind of the same company.

I hear rumours that MB is going to buy Hyundai.

You can see signs of this on the following site:
Daimler & Hyundai
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Old 02-07-2003, 02:42 PM
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PcDave said VW bought Lamborghini,

I guess it's kind of the same company.

I hear rumours that MB is going to buy Hyundai.

You can see signs of this on the following site:
Daimler & Hyundai
Lamborghini Diablo GT
Geneva - Since there will be no Turin show this year, Geneva became the home base for Italian carmakers. That means it was the perfect opportunity for Audi's newly acquired marque, Lamborghini, to show off another variation of the Diablo sports car.

http://www.transnationale.org/anglais/fiches/-1739697473.htm
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Old 02-07-2003, 02:46 PM
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General Motors

Ford

MB

Fiat

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