Can You Name the Make AND Model of Every Car in This Quiz?

By: Robin Tyler
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What would we do without them!

In our modern lives, our vehicles have become an essential part of our existence. Not only do they transport our family safely, but we also use them as part of our livelihood, sometimes as business tools but mostly to get us to our place of employment. For the lucky ones, we can even use them for recreation - think 4x4s or a big SUV to tow a boat. 

Do you think those incredible men who invented cars more than 100 years ago would have ever imagined how vital their inventions would be and how people would come to rely on the motor car?

As a motor car lover, you probably have your favorites amongst a host of automobiles built during the last 100 years and more. And there have been so many models and makes. Some quickly became legends while others faded into obscurity. But they all contributed to the history of motoring.

So in this quiz, we span across the decades, bringing a range of cars for you to identify. Some famous, some not so much but each important, nonetheless.

One image and four possible choices are all you have! Do you think you can do it?

Good luck!

Introduced in 1998, the Smart ForTwo is a city or microcar that weighs a mere 880 kg. It is 106 inches long and 65 inches wide. Still in production, the current Mk III is available as a 3-door hatchback or 2-door cabriolet.

Almost instantly recognizable, the Willys Jeep was produced for American armed forces during World War II. Of course, after the war, Jeep went on to become a very successful commercial brand in its own right.

The H3 model of the Hummer was introduced in 2005 and is by far the smallest of the Hummer models. Three engine options were available for the H3 with the most powerful being a 5.3 liter V8 that produced 300 brake horsepower. Sadly, General Motors discontinued the brand in 2010, but many Hummers remain on roads around the world.

Volkswagen started life in Germany in 1937. The first vehicle produced by the company was the iconic Beetle, or ‘People’s Car’ as it became known. But Volkswagen also produced another iconic vehicle. Commonly known as the Bus, this vehicle made its debut in 1949 and still today, the company manufactures its spiritual successors.

Just over 20 years ago, Toyota first launched its hybrid vehicle, the Prius. From 1997 to 2003, the Prius was part of the compact car market. In 2003, it was relaunched as a hatchback. With more than 4 million sales worldwide. This is the top-selling hybrid car on the planet.

The G Wagon, a luxury SUV, is not something that you would normally associate with the Mercedes brand. That said, there clearly is a market for it, although if we are honest, it’s not the prettiest car ever made. More like a box on wheels! It was first produced in 1979.

Maurice Wilks designed the first Land Rover in 1947. Over the years, the Land Rover has become a favorite of many with the Defender being one of the company's most iconic models. The first Defender rolled off the production lines in 1983 and remained in production until 2016.

In 1925, Ford introduced the Runabout. Essentially, this was a Model T with a steel bed on the back as well as an adjustable tailgate. To compensate for a heavier load, Ford used heavy duty springs on the rear of the car.

Although keeping with the 'air' theme like its another Chrysler model, the Airflow, the Airstream was not a streamlined design and was based on the 1933 Chrysler CO. And it certainly proved more popular than its more streamlined stablemate, with five sold to every one Airflow. The following year, 1935, this rose to nine sold for every Airflow that left the showroom floor.

A big, brash American car, the Roadmaster was one of the family cars of the 1990s, even though it was a rear wheel drive V8-powered monster. When it came out in 1991, it was the first time the Roadmaster name had been used by Buick in 33 years.

A modern '60s throwback, this muscle car takes design features from all the classics and packages it together with a 6.4-liter V8 LS9 engine from General Motors that produces 640 brake horsepower. It will set you back a cool $250,000, however.

Available as a two-door, four-door double and four-door crew cab, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado are effectively the same cars. The Sierra is popular with customers looking for rugged pick-up capable of going the distance. Its ability to take a beating is one of the reasons the U.S. military uses the Sierra.

This light commercial van was first produced by Ford in 1965 and remains an essential model in their lineup to this day. In fact, over the years, Ford has sold more than 8 million Transits. The vehicle is currently in its fourth generation.

BMW produced a little over 500 examples of this sports touring car from 1962 to 1965. The 3200 Coupe was essentially seen as a 2-door grand tourer and was powered by the first-ever V8 car engine produced by the company.

A full-sized luxury car, the Fleetwood was marketed by Cadillac between 1984 to 1996 and again from 1998 to 1999. Over the years, the Fleetwood included a range of engine options with the biggest a 4.9-liter V8.

Produced between 1936 and 1940, the Zephyr was a mid-sized luxury car produced by Lincoln. It was the only car in its class to feature a V12 engine with its rivals running V8s and straight 8s. The Zephyr was available in a variety of body types, including 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, and 4-door sedan to name a few.

First introduced in 2009, the Ghost from Rolls Royce is a luxury four-door saloon. It takes its name from the first Rolls Royce ever produced and is currently in its second generation. The Ghost is powered by a BMW N74 6.6 L twin-turbo V12 that produces 563 bhp.

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

One of America's lesser-known vehicle producers, VIA makes a range of electric vehicles, including a hybrid pickup truck with a battery range of 40 miles, enough to cover the distance most of us travel each day. It is charged at a normal plug point.

First launched in 1997, this compact cross-over from Japanese carmaker Subaru is currently in its fourth generation. With seating for five, impressive cargo space and above-average gas mileage figures, the Forester is not be overlooked in the crossover segment.

One of the few Kei or city cars marketed by Toyota outside of Japan, the Aygo first hit the streets in 2005. These cars are exactly the same as the Citroen C1 and the Peugeot 108.

Produced between 1960 and 1977, the Ventura had all the characteristics of a muscle car - large engine options, the correct look, and much more. The second generation, led by a 2-door coupe, certainly fit the bill.

Another excellent offering from South Korea, the Kia Rio is now in its fourth generation. This subcompact car was first released in 2000. Currently, it is available as both a hatchback and a sedan. The Rio comes with a range of powerplants, from a 1000 cc to 1600 cc petrol options and 1400 cc turbodiesel. Globally, just over 445,000 models were sold in 2016.

Also known as the Bighorn, the Trooper was produced over two generations from 1981 to 2002. The off-road credentials of the Trooper are borne out by the fact that these models won many international off-road races, including the marathon section of the 1994 Paris-Dakar rally.

A sports car from Lexus, the LFA was produced for just a two-year period from 2010 to 2012. It was one of the most expensive cars offered by the brand, and only 500 were built. The LFA was powered by 4.8-liter V10 capable of producing 552 brake horsepower.

Built between 1966 and 1970, the S800 sports car was featured as either a 2-door roadster or coupe. More than 11,000 were produced.

Take a 4.3-liter turbocharged V-6 as well as the transmission of a Corvette and couple that with an all-wheel-drive truck and what do you have? A Typhoon, that's what. The Typhoon was faster than many sports cars of the time and easily raced to 60 mph from a standing start in under 5 seconds.

Produced by Dodge between 1955 and 1956, this 2-door hardtop was specifically aimed at the fairer sex. Only 2,500 were sold in a two-year period, although little evidence suggests that it was well marketed.

The De Tomaso Pantera was an Italian car first produced in 1971 and built for a period of 20 years. Just 7260 of the two-door mid-engined coupe were produced.

Along with the F-150, the Task Force was the quintessential pickup in the 1950s. With its incredible lines, this body shape is still in demand to this day. Powerplant options include a 3.9-liter straight six as well as a 4.6-liter V8.

The most expensive car ever auctioned is a Ferrari GTO, sold in California in 2014 for $38 million. It was then sold a year later for $52 million in a private deal to an unnamed buyer. This GTO was the personal property of the legendary Stirling Moss.

Built between 1981 and 2002, the Holden Jackaroo was based on the Isuzu Trooper. This SUV was marketed for two generations and included an HSV model with a high-performance engine.

The Curved Dash Oldsmobile was released in 1901 and built until 1907. Before Ford had dreamed about his production line, Oldsmobile was living it when producing the Curved Dash. Although let’s be honest, it still looks like a horseless carriage. The Model T started to look more like a car. More than 19,000 of the Curved Dash Oldsmobile were produced.

This supermini pickup was first manufactured by FIAT in 1996. It is sold in Brazil, Mexico (where it is known as the RAM 700), and South Africa, amongst others.

The first luxury 4x4 sold by Jeep, Wagoneers were produced for a period of 28 years, from 1963 to 1991. Even though this was a massive vehicle, the 4x4 performed admirably off-road and even won the Sno*Drift Rally of 1974.

This Kei or city car was first introduced in 1993. The Mazda Flair features what is known as a 'tallboy' design, where a very high roof and a box-like structure is prominent. It shares its design with the Suzuki Wagon R and is also marketed around the world as many other brands.

An all-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf went into production in 2010. Of course, perhaps the most important thing with such a car is the range. Today, a fully charged Leaf has a range of 107 miles with the larger 30 kWh battery. Perhaps more importantly, a flat battery can be charged to 80 percent within a mere 30 minutes. This is the best-selling electric car in the world.

Another vehicle that conjures the age old question, "Is it a muscle car?" Well, the mid- to late '60s models certainly look the part with their 2-door hardtop styling. And regarding powerplants, the Starfire included a massive 7.0-liter V8. That's muscle car territory as far as we are concerned.

An entry-level Porsche between 1965 and 1969, the 912 is a variant of the 911. Initially, it even outsold its more famous sibling. Although it was not as powerful as the 911, it was incredibly fuel efficient.

Introduced in 2000 by BMW, the Mini One kept the charm of the old Mini but upscaled it into a regular-sized car. They proved extremely popular, especially in the United States with more than 270,000 sold in the last half-decade alone.

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