Audi or Volvo: 88% of People Can't Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Craig
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About This Quiz

So you are a car fundi, right? Think you know everything there is to know about a range of car manufacturers? How good is your knowledge about European car makers? Particularly, one from Sweden and one from Germany.

Since the 1960s, Audi has been producing a range of vehicles in many classes, all of the highest quality. Volvo's history goes back even further than that! Not only do they produce luxury vehicles but also some of the safest cars in the world. In fact, Volvo was the inventor of the three-point seatbelt and made it available for all manufacturers to use in 1959. But you knew that, didn't you? Of course, you did.

The question is, can you identify which manufacturer is which from just looking at an image of one of their vehicles? Can you? Then you are definitely in the right place.

Take our quiz and see how many you can get right out of 50 questions. Be warned, however, it certainly is not as easy as you think. In fact, these two auto manufacturers, despite coming from different parts of Europe, make similar-looking vehicles, particularly sedans.

Let's see how you fare! Ready, steady, green light, go!

First marketed in 2002, the RS6 is an executive car with a sporty twist. Now in its third generation, the RS6 takes the form of an 'Avant' or station wagon. A station wagon with a bite! The RS6 can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds.

This luxury compact crossover SUV was first released by Volvo in 2008. Now in its second generation, the XC60 forms part of the 60 series, a range of vehicles that includes station wagons, sedans and hatchbacks. It is based on the Volvo P3 platform.

First marketed in 2016, the S90 won the Production Car Design of the Year award for 2015 even before it was released to the public. This luxury 4-door model is available as both a sedan and estate.

With more than 30 years of production, the 80 was a stalwart of the Audi fleet. In that time, Audi produced five generations. From 1973 to 1986, the Audi 80 and Volkswagen Passat were essentially the same cars.

A supermini 5-door hatchback, the A2 formed part of the Audi fleet between 1999 and 2005. It offered two petrol and two diesel engines, the largest of which, in terms of capacity, was a 1.6-liter petrol engine. The A2 was constructed out of aluminum and based on the Audi Al2 concept car.

This compact crossover SUV is a new model released by Volvo in 2017. A front-engined all-wheel-drive vehicle, the XC40 is powered by either a 2.0-liter petrol or diesel engine. It was designed by Ian Kettle and Thomas Ingenlath.

Introduced in 2008, the Q5 is a compact crossover SUV. Now in its second generation, the Q5 is built in Mexico and features a 2.0-liter petrol and 3.0-liter diesel engine option.

As a way to compete with American cars which were popular in Sweden, Volvo needed a bigger model than the OV4, one with a six-cylinder​ engine. This came in the form of the PV650, which was marketed between 1929 to 1933.

Part of the Volvo 300 series, the 340 came in the form of a sedan and well as a hatchback. The vehicles were designed by Dutch auto manufacturer, DAF, in which Volvo had bought a stake. The 340 had a range of petrol and diesel powerplants. It was marketed by Volvo from the late 1970s until 1991.

​An executive coupe, the A5 first joined the Audi fleet in 2007. Other than a 5-door sportback, the A5 is also available as a 2-door cabriolet. Now in its second generation, the A5 has featured many special models over the years, including the RS5 powered by a 2.9-liter V6 twin-turbo engine capable of producing 450 brake horsepower. It propels the car from 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds.

The popular 200 series from Volvo saw the Swedish company sell close to 3 million cars from 1974 to 1993. The 240 was available as both a sedan and an estate, while a sports saloon, the 240 Turbo also formed part of the stable. It was based on a Group A touring car that raced across Europe.

The 66 was a direct descendant of the DAF 66. It was built between 1975 and 1980. Available as a 2-door sedan or 3-door estate, the 66 included the Viromatic, a continuously variable transmission. The cars were never popular in Sweden but sold well in Europe.

This executive car was introduced in 1994. Curre​ntly in its fourth generation, the A6 offers a sedan as well as a station wagon model option. The current generation, designated as C7, includes a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 as well as a hybrid version.

The fourth and last generation of the Audi 80 saw a cabriolet version. As much had to be re-engineered in terms of design, the Cabriolet version was available until 2000, although all other models in the range ended in 1996. This was the first soft top Audi model since 1959.

Built between 1956 and 1970, the Amazon was one of Volvo's mid-sized car offerings marketed globally. More than 600,000 were produced in those 14 years with more than half exported.

Along with its sister car, the Audi 100, the 200 formed the mainstay of the Audi fleet from 1976 to 1991. The 200 was the top of the line model in the range and was produced for two generations.

A stylish roadster from the 1950s, the P1900 actually had a fiberglass body. Only 68 of these stunning machines were built between 1956 and 1957. The P1900 had a 3-speed manual gearbox and was powered by a 1,400cc straight four engine.

Introduced to the market in 1994, the Audi A4 still remains a popular executive car. All-in-all, the car has been respecced six times in the past 23 years with the B9 as the current model. It has a range of power options, including petrol and diesel engines from 1800 to 3000 cc.

This four-seater sedan was produced by Audi from 1965 to 1972. It featured either a 1.5 or 1.8-liter engine.

The Duett was released in 1953 and produced until 1969. It came in two main body styles, a station wagon and a panel van. Some were also released as convertibles. It was powered by a 1.8-liter straight four engine.

Despite its small back seat and minimal trunk space, the Audi A3 more than makes up for it in the fact that it is fun to drive with excellent handling and peppy acceleration.

Although the P1800 came out as a sports car in a two-door coupe style, a 3-door sports estate was also released. Moe than 39,000 coupes were built. This vehicle quickly became popular, thanks to appearing in the TV series, "The Saint."

A range of cars produced in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the 140 series cars were available as two-door and four-door sedans as well as five-door station wagons. They were powered either by a 1.8 or 2.0-liter engine.

The A1 launched in 2010 in the super-mini class. It has a number of powerplant options, from 1.2-liter petrol engines to 2.0-liter turbo-diesels. This car is favored by drivers who want a sporty offering, and a relatively small car at the same time.

A 4-door sedan, the 164 just oozes Swedish styling and sophistication. With either a 3-speed automatic or a 4-speed manual gearbox, the 164 was powered by a 3.0-liter straight six engine. More than 46,000 were built.

This mid-sized luxury car formed part of the Audi fleet from 1968 to 1994. During this time, Audi produced four generations. These incorporated various model types, including two and four-door cars as well as a 5-door wagon.

This early Volvo model was manufactured between 1946 and 1950, although development had started in 1939 but was stifled by World War II. It featured a 3-speed manual gearbox coupled to a 3.7-liter straight six engine.

This full-size luxury four-door sedan has been in production since 1992. During that time, Audi has launched four generations, with the latest, the A8 (D5), hitting the market in 2017 where it appeared as a product placement in the movie, "Spiderman: Homecoming." Top of the range models are powered by a monstrous 6.0-liter TFSI W12 engine.

Sold in China as the XC classic, this is, in fact, the first generation of the XC90. Only one engine option is available, a 2.5-liter turbo petrol engine.

This mid-engined two-seat sports car was first marketed by Audi in 2006. It is available as a coupe and convertible and uses Audi's all-wheel-drive system. This, along with a 5.2-liter FSI V10 engine, gives the R8 plenty of oomph!

There have been three generations of the Audi TT 2-door sports car since 1998. It is available as both a coupe and roadster and also includes an all-wheel-drive Quattro model. In the '90s it became an immediate head turner thanks to its sleek lines and excellent performance figures.

First introduced in 2012, the V40 is a sleek hatchback in the compact car/family car segment. There are 13 models on offer, either with petrol or diesel engines.

The 940, with its distinctive square shape, was marketed by Volvo between 1990 and 1998. Like the 850, it too was available as a sedan or estate.

Produced between 1980 and 1991, the Quattro was a 2-door coupe with four-wheel drive. Not only was it popular with the public, it dominated the Rally scene in the mid-‘80s.

Designed by Italian design house Bertone, the 780 was a two-door coupe produced by Volvo from 1986 to 1990. It was also manufactured in Italy. The top of the range 780 was powered by a 2.8-liter V6 engine.

The 480, produced by Volvo from 1986 to 1995 had distinctive pop-up headlights in later models. This compact car, a 3-door hatchback was also the first Volvo model to have front-wheel drive.

Part of the Volvo 200 series, the 262C was a special edition designed with the help of Italian styling house, Bertone. It was available for a three-year period between 1978 and 1981. It was only made as a coupe, which featured some unique styling when compared to its counterparts in the series.

The largest of Audi's SUV offerings, the Q7 is not only fun to drive but it is comfortable and packed with many features. It is also extremely safe.

With its ample cargo space, an incredible range of power plants, great handling and refined luxury, the Audi A7 is a crucial part of the German manufacturer's fleet. Another impressive aspect is the plethora of features that come standard with the vehicle.

Produced for a period of 20 years, the V70 from Volvo was an executive five-door estate car. Three generations were produced with the third including a plug-in hybrid option. The V70 was a Volvo model from 1996 to 2016.

More than 30,000 of these fastback coupes were built by Audi from 1969 to 1976.The 100 Coupe S was powered by a 1.8-liter engine coupled to a 4-speed manual gearbox. It was noted for its slanting back section.

Contesting the supermini segment, the Audi 50 was a small, three-door hatchback. Produced between 1975 and 1979, the 50 was sold only in Europe. With a four-speed manual gearbox, it had three different engine options, the biggest of which was a 1.3-liter.

Available as both a sedan and estate car, the 740 was essentially the lower-priced, less trim version of the top of the range 760. As with many Volvo sedan models, it included an estate option. Although fairly bland looking, the 740 was loved for its reliability.

Marketed in the compact segment, this executive car was first produced by Volvo in 2000. The S60 will see a third generation designated as a 2019 model released in 2018.

One of the first Audi's ever produced, the 72 formed part of a series of cars along with the Audi 60, 75, 80 and Super 90. More than 80,000 were produced.

This full-size luxury sedan has been in production since 1994. The newest generation, to be introduced in 2018, will include self-autonomous driving at speeds of up to 60 km/h. It will also park itself. Powerplants will include a range of options, including a behemoth engine in the form of a 6.0-liter W12.

Essentially a high-performance A4, the S4 sure packs some grunt. There have been six generations of the S4, with the latest powered by a monster 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine capable of producing over 350 brake horsepower.

The flagship of the Volvo fleet from 1998 to 2016, the S80 was a luxury, front-engined, front-wheel-drive sedan. A number of special models for this vehicle were also made, including limos and ambulances as well as bullet-proof versions.

Entering production in 2011, the Q3 is another in the Audi SUV range. It is based on the Audi Cross Coupé Quattro of 2007. Although still in its first generation, the Q3 received two facelifts, one in 2014 and one in 2015.

The Q2 is another SUV offering from Audi, although much smaller than the Q3, Q5 and Q7. This 5-door wagon was introduced in 2016. It includes a 1.0, 1.4 and 2.0 petrol models as well as two diesel options. The Q2 was designed by Marc Lichte.

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