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Lincoln Motor Company
2014-04-14 09:24:01

The Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland and became a subsidiary of Ford in 1922. While the brand is mainly sold in North America and the Middle East, Ford plans to export to China by the end of 2014. Currently seven models are offered. The MKS and MKZ sedans; MKT, MKX and MKC CUVs; and the Navigator and Navigator L SUVs. Leland was a former manager of GM’s Cadillac...

Plymouth Automobile
2014-04-14 09:04:15

Plymouth is a subsidy of the Chrysler Corporation formed in 1929 as a lower-end vehicle. During the depression of the 1930s, Plymouth’s sales kept the Chrysler Corporation intact and by 1931 it rose to third in the automobile industry. By the mid-1930s, Plymouth began to be exported to other countries around the world such as, Sweden, Denmark, UK and Australia. In 1939, 417,528 Plymouths...

Jeep
2014-04-13 09:44:48

Jeep is a division of Chrysler Group LLC as a brand of American automobiles that was acquired by the former Chrysler Corporation in 1987. The first Jeeps were produced as an off-road brand in 1941, the Willys MB used by the United State Army and its Allies during WWII. The first civilian model was produced in 1945. The origin of the word jeep has not been verified, but the best theory is the...

General Motors Corp
2014-04-13 09:20:18

General Motors Company (GM) is an American automobile manufacturer located in Detroit Michigan. They also control multinational manufacturers around the globe. They design, produce, market and distribute vehicles and parts, as well as selling financial services. GM has ten brands of vehicles produced in 37 countries. They include, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Opel, Holden, Vauxhall, Wuling,...

GMC Truck
2014-04-13 09:02:48

GMC is a division of American automaker General Motors (GM) that focuses on trucks and utility vehicles. William C. Durant, the founder of GM purchased the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company in 1909. The same year, Durant purchased the Reliance Motor Car Company. Rapid and Reliance merged in 1911 and GMC was formed in 1912. The first GMC truck went on exhibit in 1912 at the New York International Auto...

Hummer
2014-04-13 08:37:22

Hummer was a brand of trucks and SUVs produced by AM General, first sold as a civilian version of the M998 Humvee in 1992. In 1998, Hummer was purchased by General Motors (GM) and they marketed three versions, the original Hummer H1, based on the Humvee, the H2 and H3 models were smaller and were produced for the civilian market. By 2008, Hummer was placed under review by GM management....

Ford Motor Company
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one...

Chevrolet
2014-04-11 15:27:29

Chevrolet, also known as Chevy, is an automobile brand produced by American automaker General Motors (GM). Louis Chevrolet and General Motors founder William C. Durant founded the company on November 3, 1911 as the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. Durant also acquired a controlling stake in General Motors with a reverse merger occurring on May 2, 1918 became the GM president. He was forced out for...

Cadillac
2014-04-11 14:58:36

Cadillac is a division of  General Motors (GM) that manufactures and sells luxury vehicles worldwide. Its primary markets are the United States, Canada, and China but also distributed in 34 other markets worldwide. Cadillac was founded in 1902 by Henry Leland, who named the company after Antoine Laumet de La Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, who was the founder of the city of Detroit in 1701. From the...

Buick
2014-04-11 14:23:22

Buick is an automobile manufacturer under General Motors (GM) and is the oldest active American brand, and among the oldest in the world. Originally named the Buick Auto-Vim and Power Company in 1899, that manufactured internal combustion engines as well as motor-cars. On May 9, 1903 the company was incorporated as the Buick Motor Company by David Dunbar Buick in Detroit, Michigan. James H....