Can You Match the Car to Its Country of Origin?

Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

Each and every day, cars are produced in many countries around the world. 

In fact, the worldwide automobile industry is so massive, that in 2017, 72 million cars were produced on the planet! That's simply incredible, don't you think?

Even countries such as Algeria, Bulgaria, Egypt and Finland, to name a few, manufacture cars. 

Most large brands have factories all over the world, while some cars are handmade by a dedicated group of people and sold as specialty vehicles. No matter how many models of a certain brand are made, you would agree that designing and manufacturing a car, either by hand or using the latest production techniques, is an incredible undertaking.

So now the question is, just how many countries would you be able to identify as the one where a car was designed and manufactured? Seem simple? It's not! Although some models are very obvious as to their country of origin, others will throw up a smoke screen that will cloud your brain. Best keep your wits about you as you wrack your brain to try and figure out which car belongs to which country.

Take the quiz now!

What is this car's country of origin?

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.

What is this car's country of origin?

Also known as the China Dragon, this is a two-door coupe model from Geely. It was produced between 2009 and 2011 and was powered by a 1.5-liter petrol engine built under license from Toyota.

What is this car's country of origin?

The Chevrolet Aveo is a global brand marketed in more than 100 countries under a number of different names. It first entered the sub-compact market in 2002.

What is this car's country of origin?

The Fiat 500 is not for everyone, but if you are single and want a sporty, flashy car, it might be for you. Base models have a very small engine while, obviously, space is limited. As for passengers, they will have to be happy to sit in a fairly confined space.

What is this car's country of origin?

The Neon was introduced in 1994 and carried both the Dodge and Chrysler badges. A second generation entered production in 2000 before the brand fell away in 2005.

What is this car's country of origin?

A five-door Kei car, the Coolbear is very similar to the Scion xB. It was produced between 2009 and 2015 by Great Wall Motors and offered three different engine types, the largest, a 1.5-liter petrol powerplant.

What is this car's country of origin?

Another one of Ford's big selling models, the Taurus first entered production in 1986. Currently in its sixth generation, the car competes in the full-size car segment. In the last five years, more than 400,000 units of this model have been sold in America alone. The seventh generation Taurus is only available in China at present.

What is this car's country of origin?

With gas mileage of around 25-30 mpg while city driving and up to 38 mpg on the highway, the Honda Accord is one of the least thirsty cars in its class. Add to that comfort, space, features and impressive handling and you can see why this car is so well loved.

What is this car's country of origin?

Introduced in 1997, the Navigator was the first SUV offered by Ford's luxury brand, Lincoln. The Navigator is the heaviest vehicle ever produced by Ford. This was certainly a case of a vehicle that was large, and in charge!

What is this car's country of origin?

First introduced by Mazda in 1996, the 2, also known as the Demio has seen four generations. Current models include both hatchbacks and sedans and come with three engine options and either an automatic or manual transmission.

What is this car's country of origin?

Formerly Dodge RAM, this line of trucks dropped the Dodge in 2011. These are some of the most popular trucks in the United States, and models include the RAM 1500. In fact, in just one year (2016), RAM sold nearly 500,000 units in the America.

What is this car's country of origin?

As part of the supermini class, the Opel Corsa was first introduced in Europe in 1982. Marketed under the Vauxhall badge in the United Kingdom, this model has remained very popular and is currently in its fifth generation.

What is this car's country of origin?

Launched in 2010, the Juke immediately caught the eye with its very different looks in what was a bland compact crossover SUV market. The Juke originally appeared as a concept car in 2009. It proved popular in the United States, selling more than 150,000 units over a five-year period from 2012 to 2016.

What is this car's country of origin?

Established in 1902, Cadillac is the second oldest automotive brand in America. The Eldorado, introduced in 1959, had everything you could wish for in a ‘50s classic, including ridiculously long and pointy tailfins and chrome, lots of chrome. Finding one today is like finding a needle in a haystack.

What is this car's country of origin?

The Impala marque has been used by Chevrolet since the 1950s. The current generation, the tenth, was introduced in 2013 and takes the form of a four-door sedan. It has three powerplant options from 2.4 to 3.6-liter and only offers an automatic transmission. More than 650,000 units have been sold in the United States since 2012.

What is this car's country of origin?

Known in certain markets as the Hover, the Great Wall Haval H3 was produced between 2005 and 2015. This compact SUV included a four petrol powerplant and one diesel option. Great Wall also produced a limousine version.

What is this car's country of origin?

The Atos was a five-door hatchback city car offered by Korean manufacturer, Hyundai, between 1997 and 2007. Little changed over those ten years until the Atos was replaced by the i10. This vehicle was driven by a 1.1-liter engine and available with both an automic and manual transmission.

What is this car's country of origin?

A civilian version of the Humvee military vehicle, the Hummer H1 would then obviously be more than capable as an off-roader. And it is but with limitations. In fact, some H1 owners went as far as changing out the standard 6.5 liter diesel engine and replacing it with something to provide more speed. Another disadvantage is that the H1 is a massive vehicle. You need a large, open, off-road track for this behemoth.

What is this car's country of origin?

Has there ever been a car more iconic than the Volkswagen Beetle? Or a car produced for a period of more than 65 years like the Beetle was (the last rolled off the production line in 2003 in Mexico)? No, there probably hasn’t been and never will be. A true classic!

What is this car's country of origin?

A small off-road option, the Jimny has been produced by Suzuki since the 1970s with the third generation of the marque currently available. The Jimny offers either two-wheel or four-wheel drive and a range of powerplant options with the 1.4 liter, the biggest.

What is this car's country of origin?

More than 335,000 Willys MB's were made for military use during World War II. They not only served with the U.S. Army but with its allies and in every theatre.

What is this car's country of origin?

In 1959, the Mini Mk 1 was introduced to the world. And what a popular car it proved to be. Over the years, it underwent a number of upgrades, but that distinct Mini appeal never left. The last of these cars rolled off the production line in the late 1990s.

What is this car's country of origin?

The brainchild of Carroll Shelby, the Cobra first revved in anger in 1962. Based on a lightweight body that he imported from the AC Cars, Shelby bolted a Ford 260 engine to it. And the rest is history!

What is this car's country of origin?

The Regent, produced between 1951 and 1960, was actually built in Canada. The first models were essentially a rebadged Plymouth Cranbrook.

What is this car's country of origin?

The minivan market in the United States is fiercely competitive. The Pacifica from Chrysler is fairly new to it but already has made an impression with impressive sales in its first year.

What is this car's country of origin?

The AutoVaz VAZ-2329 is a four-wheel-drive pickup truck made in Russia. It was first introduced in 2000 and can carry up to 350 kilograms.

What is this car's country of origin?

Manufactured by the Indian company, Tata, the Xenon pickup was first produced in 2006. It features in a range of markets, including South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. The Xenon is powered by a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine running through a 5-speed manual transmission.

What is this car's country of origin?

Part of Chrysler's offering in the mid-sized segment, the Sebring was produced between 1995 and 2010 and over three generations. It included various models, including a sedan, convertible and coupe. Between 2007 and 2010 more than 200,000 units were sold. In 2010, it was rebadged as the Chrysler 200.

What is this car's country of origin?

First released in the United Kingdom in 1979, the Astra is in its seventh generation and has proven to be a popular seller for Vauxhall.

What is this car's country of origin?

Not many people know this but Peugeot is the oldest car manufacturer in the world. Their most popular model, the 504, was produced between 1968 and 1983 and is the company's highest selling model.

What is this car's country of origin?

The Sierra is geared towards off-roading in many ways. It features an excellent V8 power unit, has a differential that can be locked, and also includes the Z71 off-road suspension. All of these combined give the Sierra a fun factor worth testing out on the beaten trails.

What is this car's country of origin?

Since the Golf Mk 1 hit the roads in 1974, this iconic German brand has continued to thrill motorists the world over. The Golf has gone from strength to strength. Now in its seventh incarnation, Golfs remain popular and have become top of the range, highly sophisticated cars.

What is this car's country of origin?

Introduced in 1966, the Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling cars ever produced.

What is this car's country of origin?

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

What is this car's country of origin?

The Renault Clio has been a very popular compact car option within Europe for the past two decades. Available in a range of configurations, the Clio sold more than 310,000 units in Europe in 2016 alone.

What is this car's country of origin?

Subaru makes awesome performance cars noted for their incredible handling. So how does their off-roader fair? Well, it’s pretty awesome. Not only is it good value for money, the Outback offers symmetrical all-wheel drive, excellent ground clearance and an impressive powerplant. The vehicle is currently in its fifth generation.

What is this car's country of origin?

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

What is this car's country of origin?

The first 4x4 Bronco hit the trails in 1966 and between that year and 1977, proved to be a more than capable off-roader. Blessed with a turning circle of just 33.8 feet, thanks to a wheelbase of 92 inches, later models also included a Ford V8 engine with incredible torque. After 30 years, Bronco production ended in 1996 but Ford will reintroduce the model in around 2019.

What is this car's country of origin?

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.

What is this car's country of origin?

Mini cars have a certain charm and perhaps the most famous of them all is the Isetta. BMW built the Isetta between 1955 to 1962.

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