When it comes to tracing every auto company in the world back to its mother company, even the most hardened of auto scribes are not impervious to a few mistakes here and there. That’s human nature; very few people get it right, and those who do sometimes don’t get it right the first time around.

With so many auto brands to try to keep track of, the task of figuring out which company belongs to what is a mind-numbing experience on its own. Fortunately, CAR has made our lives a little simpler by creating a subway-style map of every major automaker and all its subsidiaries, partners, and just about all other decidedly related relationships from each brand.

Granted, the whole map doesn’t touch on each and every automaker in the world, but nonetheless, it’s still detailed enough to include some pretty far-flung brands like SAIC, Lada, and Baja, among others. And speaking of far-flung automakers, apparently, Samsung is in the mix too. We’re not entirely sure how that happened, but if you check the line of GM, you’ll see it.

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Source: Car Magazine

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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2 comments:

  (555) posted on 07.6.2010

so this is the origin of the auto makers.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

auto industry map. I wonder where in the hell did they get this?

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