Can You Guess These Car Makes From a Single Sentence Description?


By: J.P. Naomi

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From across the world, there are dozens of car manufacturers. Think you have what it takes to name the car maker given just one sentence? Take this quiz now to test your skills!

Founded in 1937, this German automaker is famed for its original "Beetle" sedan.

Volkswagen is German for "people's car." It was founded by the German Labour Front on May 28, 1937.


Founded by Kiichiro Toyoda, this Japanese auto manufacturer makes cars such as the Corolla and the Prius.

Toyota was founded on August 28, 1937. Its headquarters are located in Toyota, Aichi, Japan.


Also an animal, this car manufacturer is a luxury brand based in the United Kingdom.

Jaguar Cars was founded in 1934 as SS Cars. In 2013, it merged with Land Rover and is now known as Jaguar Land Rover.


With models such as Ghost and Wraith, this British auto manufacturer is a subsidiary of BMW.

Rolls Royce was founded in 1998. Its headquarters are located in Goodwood, England.


Founded by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa, this Japanese car maker is known for cars such as the Fit and the Pilot.

Honda was founded in 1946 and incorporated in 1948. Its headquarters are located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.


This South Korean manufacturer has "the power to surprise" as well as the Sorento and the Rio.

Kia was founded in 1944. Its headquarters are located in Seoul, South Korea.


This American manufacturer began selling a civilian version of the M998 Humvee in 1992.

GM purchased Hummer in 1998. The company went defunct by May 24, 2010.


Louis _________ and ousted General Motors founder William Durant started this company in 1911!

Chevrolet's headquarters are located in Detroit, Michigan. Their current tagline is "Find New Roads."


Founded by a man named Henry, this motor company produces Explorers, F150s and Tauruses.

Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863 in Greenfield Township, Michigan. He died at the age of 83 in 1947.


Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, _________-Benz was founded in 1926 by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler.

Karl Benz was born on November 25, 1844 and died at the age of 84 in 1929. He was married to Bertha Ringer.


This is the Japanese manufacturer of the Galant and the Outlander.

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation was founded as Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd in October 1917. Its headquarters are located in Minato, Tokyo, Japan.


Considered the luxury version of the Honda brand, _______ makes models such as the TLX, MDX and ZDX.

Acura was founded on March 27, 1986. The brand, though headquartered in Japan, was first launched in the United States and Canada.


________ is the luxury brand of Toyota, much like Acura is the luxury brand of Honda.

Lexus was founded in 1989 by Eiji Toyoda. Lexus vehicles are sold in more than 70 countries worldwide.


This is an Italian sports car publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as "RACE."

Ferrari N.V. was founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1939. Its current headquarters are actually in Amsterdam.


Of German descent, this manufacturer's full name is Bavarian Motoren Werke.

BMW was founded in 1916 by Karl Rapp. Its headquarters are located in Munich, Germany.


This brand is known as the upscale automobile line of General Motors, manufactured in Michigan.

Some of Buick's current offerings include the Regal, LaCrosse, Enclave, Encore, Cascada and Envision.


Founded by Ferdinand _______, the current lineup of this brand include the 718 Boxster/Cayman, 911, Panamera, Macan and Cayenne.

Ferdinand Porsche was born on September 3, 1875. He died on January 30, 1951.


A luxury line of General Motors, ________ is among the oldest automobile brands in the world.

Cadillac is headquartered in New York City. It was founded in 1902 and is still going strong.


A Swedish line of luxury cars, its most recent vehicles have been the the S90 II, the V90 II and the XC60 II.

Volvo was established in 1927 in Gothenburg, Sweden. It produces about 534,000 vehicles each year.


This type of British sports car was driven by Richard Gere in Pretty Woman, though he needed assistance from Julia Roberts...

Lotus Cars was founded in 1952 by Colin Chapman. The company has its headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, England.


"It's what makes a ________ a _______."

Subaru was founded on July 15, 1953 by Kenji Kita and Chikuhei Nakajima. Subarus are marketed and sold worldwide.


This American luxury car brand was founded by Walter Chrysler in 1925.

Walter Chrysler was born in 1875 in Wamego, Kansas. He died in Kings Point, New York in 1940.


The ______ brand currently produces the Wrangler, Cherokee KL, Compass, Grand Cherokee and Renegade BU.

Jeep was founded in 1941. It is currently a division of FCA US LLC - also called Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.


Until it was phased out in 2004, ________ was the OLDest surviving American automobile maker.

Founded by Ransom E. Olds, Oldsmobile was founded in 1897 and went defunct on April 29, 2004.


Michio Suzuki and Ash Duttam were co-founders of this automobile line in 1909.

Suzuki has more than 45,000 employees worldwide. This includes 35 production facilities in 23 countries.


Known for its Firebird, Bonneville, Grans Prix and Sunbird, this GM brand went defunct in 2010.

Pontiac was founded in Pontiac, Michigan in 1926. It was a victim of the General Motors Chapter 11 reorganization.


_______ produces the Rogue, the Versa and the Juke, as well as pick-up trucks like the Titan.

Nissan Motor Company Ltd is a Japanese automobile company located in Nishi-ku, Yokohama. It was founded in 1933.


This is a Japanese auto maker founded by Jujiro Matsuda in 1920.

Jujiro Matsuda was born in August 1875 in Hiroshima, Japan. He died in Hiroshima on March 27, 1952.


Also known as General Motors Truck Company, ______ sells pickup and commercial trucks, buses, vans, military vehicles and SUVs.

GMC was founded by William Durant in 1911. Durant was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1861.


_______ boasts its luxury vehicles such as the Q50, QX30 and the QX80, which is its SUV.

Infinity was founded in 1989. Its headquarters are located in Hong Kong, though it is a division of Japanese automaker Nissan.


An automobile line founded in Turin, Italy in 1899, _______ is a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Fiat was founded by Giovanni Agnelli. Its headquarters are currently in Turin, Piedmont, Italy.


A member of the Volkswagen Group, this German automobile manufacturer boasts lines of A, S and RS models.

Audi was founded in Zwickau, Germany in 1910. There are 11 production facilities in nine countries around the world.


This line of vehicles comes from the Korean word meaning "modernity."

Founded by Chung Ju-yung in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company produces not just automobiles but also commercial vehicles and engines.


_________ was an American wagon and automobile manufacturer based out of South Bend, Indiana until it went defunct in 1967.

Studebaker was founded by the Studebaker brothers in 1852. It is remembered for its historic wagons and carriages.


Ferruccio ______________ founded his self-named line of luxury supercars, sports cars and SUVs in Sant'Agata Bolognese, Italy in 1963.

Ferruccio Lamborghini was born on April 28, 1916 in Cento, Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. He died of a heart attack in 1993.


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