foreign car brands

foreign car brands

Foreign Car Brands

 One great car—or clunker—doesn’t define a whole brand. Neither does its reputation (good or bad) relieve you of the need to examine a vehicle carefully. But our long-standing and comprehensive analysis of car brands reveals that you can glean important information by knowing a brand’s output over time. To determine which car brands consistently deliver vehicles that serve consumers well, we tabulate the overall score, road-test score, and predicted reliability results for each tested model of a brand. We then average those scores at the brand level. This average overall score is used to rank the car brands as an indicator of who makes the best cars. Topping our Ratings are the luxury brand Audi and mainstream marque Subaru. Only vehicles that are on the market and that we tested factor into the equation. The rankings don’t account for corporate practices or brand perceptions. Hence, Audi and Volkswagen diesel vehicles that have been pulled from dealerships—following their recall and stop-sale last year for cheating on EPA emissions tests—are not included in our car brands scoring. Consumer Reports strongly believes that Volkswagen AG, the maker of VW and Audi vehicles, should be held accountable for manipulating emissions testing with its vehicles. In creating the car brands Report Card, we aggregate road-test performance, reliability, safety performance and active safety aids, and owner satisfaction. Brands with a lineup of mature, incrementally updated vehicles tended to rise to the top. For instance, Toyota’s middling road-test score was balanced by strong reliability; Mercedes-Benz’s strong road tests were offset by below par reliability. And Honda, Nissan, and Chrysler suffered due to problematic new transmissions. Note that car brands must have at least two models with test and reliability data to be included. Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Maserati, Ram, Smart, and Tesla lack sufficient data. (Download a PDF of this car-brand information.)
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Foreign Car Brands

To determine which car brands consistently deliver vehicles that serve consumers well, we tabulate the overall score, road-test score, and predicted reliability results for each tested model of a brand. We then average those scores at the brand level. This average overall score is used to rank the car brands as an indicator of who makes the best cars. Topping our Ratings are the luxury brand Audi and mainstream marque Subaru. Only vehicles that are on the market and that we tested factor into the equation. The rankings don’t account for corporate practices or brand perceptions.
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Foreign Car Brands

The JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey gives as strong a clue as any as to how reliable a car might be. The results of the 2016 survey, which asked 13,000 car owners about any problems they’d experienced with their vehicles, focused on cars registered between 2013 and 2015.  There are some surprise movers in 2016’s survey with luxury car manufacturers not doing so well, but more mainstream brands heading the pack. New 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability data will be available soon, but for now this is the most up-to-date information we have. Here’s how the top 20 shaped up. 
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Foreign Car Brands

This is a compilation of an all car brands list of names and logos for all car companies worldwide. In this list, you will find the most popular automakers, other active auto manufacturers and the non active makes by each country. For now, we are just providing you with a list of of all car companies names, but we will be adding the logos, and detailed information on each automobile manufacturer soon.
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Foreign Car Brands

In creating the car brands Report Card, we aggregate road-test performance, reliability, safety performance and active safety aids, and owner satisfaction. Brands with a lineup of mature, incrementally updated vehicles tended to rise to the top.
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Foreign Car Brands

Note that car brands must have at least two models with test and reliability data to be included. Alfa Romeo, Jaguar, Maserati, Ram, Smart, and Tesla lack sufficient data. (Download a PDF of this car-brand information.)
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Foreign Car Brands

Foreign cars are automobiles that originate in countries other than the United States. These cars can be found throughout the United States and they are oftentimes manufactured locally as well. However, unlike cars that originate in the United States, such as Ford and Chevy, foreign cars that are built here are manufactured in plants of companies that are based abroad.
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Foreign Car Brands

Foreign cars are automobiles that originate in countries other than the United States. These cars can be found throughout the United States and they are oftentimes manufactured locally as well. However, unlike cars that originate in the United States, such as Ford and Chevy, foreign cars that are built here are manufactured in plants of companies that are based abroad. (Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images News/Getty Images)
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Generally lacking technology, experience and brand power, Chinese carmakers have faced hurdles even competing in their home market, where Chinese consumers think homegrown cars are of poor quality. As a result, foreign brands like Volkswagen, Buick and Hyundai, command 70% of the Chinese market, Overseas, Chinese cars tend to get exported to other developing countries where shoppers care more about price than nameplate.
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Hence, Audi and Volkswagen diesel vehicles that have been pulled from dealerships—following their recall and stop-sale last year for cheating on EPA emissions tests—are not included in our car brands scoring. Consumer Reports strongly believes that Volkswagen AG, the maker of VW and Audi vehicles, should be held accountable for manipulating emissions testing with its vehicles.
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There are some surprise movers in 2016’s survey with luxury car manufacturers not doing so well, but more mainstream brands heading the pack. New 2017 JD Power Vehicle Dependability data will be available soon, but for now this is the most up-to-date information we have.
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Like Ferrari, the Lamborghini is an Italian sports car built with affluence in mind. Lamborghini was sold to Audi in 1998, and it is a popular brand for wealthy car owners not only in America but also around the world.
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Like Ferrari, the Lamborghini is an Italian sports car built with affluence in mind. Lamborghini was sold to Audi in 1998, and it is a popular brand for wealthy car owners not only in America but also around the world. Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images News/Getty Images
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The JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey gives as strong a clue as any as to how reliable a car might be. The results of the 2016 survey, which asked 13,000 car owners about any problems they’d experienced with their vehicles, focused on cars registered between 2013 and 2015. 
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The environment ministry last week started a probe on 23 foreign automakers involving 110 diesel models, Hong Dong Kon, a director at the ministry, said by phone. The results of the investigation will be announced in two to three months, Hong said.
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China has had dreams of turning Shanghai into a 21st-century Detroit – no, not a bankrupt basket case, but a major center for the global automobile industry. But those hopes have been dashed. Though China is the world’s largest car market, and Chinese have become avid drivers (as you can read in my latest TIME magazine story), the nation’s automobile manufacturers have struggled to catch up with their international rivals.
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Yet as the old saying goes, beggars can’t be choosers. The Chinese (for the most part) are investing in companies or buying assets that have a very troubled history. It is an open question if France’s loss-making Peugeot, for instance, could even survive without a fresh capital injection. Chinese firms like Dongfeng have the money to save the day. Buying assets, however, is much different from using them wisely. It remains to be seen if these Chinese companies can capitalize on their purchases to turn themselves into better auto companies, or if they are capable of helping to turn around their troubled new investments. China’s car industry may find that cash can buy you stuff, but not easy shortcuts.
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I owe my career to two fateful events: my father buying a 1965 Corvette and my purchase of an Audi A4 rather than a Chevy Tahoe. The Corvette jump-started my love of cars, and the Audi led me to automotive journalism, track days, and amateur car repair. In my free time I cycle as much as possible, no matter the season. Follow me on Twitter. (@CRCarsJon)
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Nissan is a Japanese car company that produces models such as the Altima, Maxima, Armada, Pathfinder, Xterra and more. This company is renowned for its low cost of production and thus for relatively affordable prices.
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Another expensive car, the Rolls Royce originated in Great Britain with the Rolls Royce Limited. The company actually specializes in aircraft engines, giving it notoriety for power when it comes to automobile engines.
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In operation less than 100 years, Porsche is another German car company that sells well in America. Porsche produces luxury vehicles such as the Boxter, the 911, the Cayenne and the Cayman.
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Jon Linkov I owe my career to two fateful events: my father buying a 1965 Corvette and my purchase of an Audi A4 rather than a Chevy Tahoe. The Corvette jump-started my love of cars, and the Audi led me to automotive journalism, track days, and amateur car repair. In my free time I cycle as much as possible, no matter the season. Follow me on Twitter. (@CRCarsJon)

Published on Apr 22, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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