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Santeno
05-11-2005, 08:08 AM
Hey guys, I thought it might be a good idea update this list and chart I put together a while back in the old forum, since we seem to get questions regarding ownership structure of car brands fairly frequently. Notice I didnt include all brands or vehicle types owned and produced by these companies (I tried to limit it only to cars). Id appreciate any comments from you guys so that we can make a completely accurate list. Also, if you know of any companies that should be added to the list, please let me know:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A chart of ownership relationships:<p><A HREF="http://www.expressen.se/content/1/c6/10/22/68/7a76223b.gif" TARGET="_blank">http://www.expressen.se/conten...b.gif</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Major International Auto groups (Industrial brands not included):<br><FONT SIZE="1">* Brands are controlled by the group but may be owned by group members<br>** Regional or domestic auto manufacturers not included</FONT><p><u>General Motors:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Chevrolet, Buick, Pontiac, Cadillac, Saturn, Vauxhall, Opel, Saab, GM-Daewoo, Holden, Hummer (not AM General), GMC<br>- Automobile Brands Owned (inactive): Geo, Oldsmobile<br>- Owns considerable Interest in the Following Brands: Isuzu, Subaru, Suzuki (cars not motorcycles), Autovaz/Lada, AM General<p><u>Ford Motor Company:</u> <p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Jaguar/Daimler, Aston Martin, Land Rover, Volvo, Cosworth Racing<br>- Automobile Brands Owned (inactive): Lagonda<br>- Controlling interest in: Mazda<p><u>BMW:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): BMW, Mini, Rolls Royce (Owned under license from Rolls Royce PLC) <br>- Automobile Brands Owned (inactive): Riley, Triumph (not motorcycles), MG, Rover<p><u>DamlierChrysler AG:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Dodge, Smart, Maybach, Jeep, AMG<br>- Automobile Brands Owned (inactive): Plymouth, AMC, Eagle, De Soto, Imperial, Nash<br>- Controlling interest in: <br>- Considerable Interest in: McLaren, Mitsubishi Motors<p><u>Volkswagen AG:</u> <p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda, Audi, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Bentley<br>- Automobile Brands Owned (inactive): DKW, Horch, Wanderer, NSU, Auto Union<p><u>PSA Peugeot-Citron:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Peugeot, Citron<br>- Automobile Brands Owned (inactive): Talbot, Hillman, Humber, Panhard, Simca, Singer, Sunbeam<p><u>Renault SA:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Renault, Samsung, Dacia<br>- Controlling interest in: Nissan, Infiniti, Datsun (not active)<p><u>MG-Rover:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Under its control (still active): Rover (Leased from BMW) , Qvale<br>- Automobile Brands Owned (active): MG<br>- Automobile Brands Owned (inactive): Austin, Morris, Wolseley<p><u>Toyota:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu, Scion<br>- Toyota JDM "sales channels" (i.e. brands): Netz, Vista, Toyopet, Corolla <FONT SIZE="1">(these vehicles are usually re-labeled one of the 4 Toyota brands outside of Japan. Netz and Vista have merged into a single entity called Netz)</FONT><p><u>Honda:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Honda, Acura<p><u>Hyundai:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Hyundai, Asia Motors, Galloper<br>- Controlling interest in: Kia<p><u>Fiat SPA:</u> <p>Automobile Groups Owned: Fiat Auto (publicly trade company), Ferrai (privately held independent company; owns 56%); Maserati (wholly owned)  None of the auto groups currently own any interest in the others.<p>FIAT AUTO: <p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo, Maserati<br>- Automobile Brands Owned (inactive): Abarth, Autobianchi, Innocenti<p>FERRARI:<p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Ferrari, Dino<p>MASERATI:<p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Maserati<p><u>Proton:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Proton, Lotus<p><u>SAIC:</u><p>- Owns controlling interest in: SsangYong<br>- Considerable interest in: GM-Daewoo (10%)<p><u>Brilliance Auto:</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Jinbei, Zhonghua<p><u>Mitsubishi Motors</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Mitsubishi, NedCar<br>- Considerable interest in: Proton (8%), Hyundai (4%)<p><u>Pininfarina</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Pininfarina, Matra<p><u>Suzuki</u><p>- Automobile Brands Owned (still active): Suzuki. <br>- Considerable interest in: Maruti (50%), GM-Daewoo (15%)<p><u>Major or well known Independent Manufacturers:</u><p>Active:<p>- Porsche<br>- Isuzu<br>- Mitsubishi<br>- Suzuki<br>- Subaru<br>- Tata <br>- Ssangyong<br>- Caterham <br>- Lada <br>- Morgan<br>- TVR<br>- AC<br>- Shelby<br>- Bristol<br>- Saleen<br>- Koenigsegg<br>- Pagani<br>- Perodua<br>- Spyker<br>- Changan<br>- Chery<br>- Dongfeng<br>- Gaz<br>- Geely<br>- Great Wall<br>- Hindustan<p>Inactive:<p>- Healey<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 6:35 PM 6/21/2005</i>

carrera4
05-11-2005, 08:11 AM
the fiat-GM relationship should be updated....

Santeno
05-11-2005, 08:15 AM
How? Doesn't Fiat still own a large chunk of GM stock and viceversa? I was under the impression taht even though their positions were diluted, they each still owned a fair amount of stock in each other. Please clarify.

knicks125
05-11-2005, 08:16 AM
<A HREF="http://www.pommert.de/virtualia/garage" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pommert.de/virtualia/garage</A>/

carrera4
05-11-2005, 08:17 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">How? Doesn't Fiat still own a large chunk of GM stock and viceversa? I was under the impression taht even though their positions were diluted, they each still owned a fair amount of stock in each other. Please clarify.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>no, they have no more shares of each other...<br>And it seems to me that Matra has been bought by pininfarina

carrera4
05-11-2005, 08:22 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><A HREF="http://www.pommert.de/virtualia/garage" TARGET="_blank">http://www.pommert.de/virtualia/garage</A>/</TD></TR></TABLE><br>this is very interesting! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

62Lincoln
05-11-2005, 08:35 AM
What was the nature of GM's recent $2 Billion payment to Fiat?<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 12:09 PM 5/11/2005</i>

Santeno
05-11-2005, 09:20 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>62Lincoln</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What was the nature of GM's recent $2 Billion payment to Fiat?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosinsider/0502/14/A01-89042.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.detnews.com/2005/au...2.htm</A>

anonms
05-11-2005, 10:18 PM
Does Daewoo sell cars in Taiwan (and possibly other markets) under the name "Formosa"? Every time I go to Taiwan, I see the Matiz and other Daewoo vehicles under some "Formosa" brand.<p>Not sure if this goes in this thread, but I'm just wondering cuz this probably pertains to ownership structures...

Comrade
05-11-2005, 10:24 PM
If the above Cosworth is <I>Cosworth Engine Group</I> then it's still active, just not owned by VW. I don't know if it means that Cosworth is inactive or that VW's ownership of Cosworth is inactive. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <A HREF="http://search4cars.auto123.com/en/info/autonews/index,view.spy?cmd=view&artid=33745&pg=1" TARGET="_blank">http://search4cars.auto123.com...&pg=1</A>

Santeno
05-12-2005, 06:21 AM
Vickers sold cosworth to VW in 1998. The next year, VW sold the racing part of the operation to Ford and leased the usage of the brand, but kept control of Cosworth Technologies (the engine group). After you mentioned this, I did a littleresearch and found out that VW sold Cosworth technology to a company called the Mahle Group late last year. for more in-depth info look here:<p><A HREF="http://car-reviews.automobile.com/news/audi-sells-cosworth-engine-group-to-mahle/14" TARGET="_blank">http://car-reviews.automobile....le/14</A>/<p>Thanks for the heads up, I'll update the list.

Top Secret
05-12-2005, 06:27 AM
Why is there two Isuzu's? One in GM and one as independant?<p>And I thought Ssangyong was under another Korean brand..not sure.

Santeno
05-12-2005, 06:29 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>iHug Trees</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does Daewoo sell cars in Taiwan (and possibly other markets) under the name "Formosa"? Every time I go to Taiwan, I see the Matiz and other Daewoo vehicles under some "Formosa" brand.<p>Not sure if this goes in this thread, but I'm just wondering cuz this probably pertains to ownership structures...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Formosa Automobile Corp. Is the automobile arm of Taiwan's largest plastics and petrochemical company. They are an assembler and distributor of Daewoo cars in Taiwan (which they sell under the Formosa Brand - Formosa being the colonial portuguese name for taiwan). They now operate under license from GM-Daewoo and SAIC.

Santeno
05-12-2005, 08:17 AM
Can anyone clarify the MG-Rover brand ownership structure? Someone just told me that they thought thta MGR Bought the MG brand from BMW and only leased the Rover name (as opposed to leasing them both). Is MG one of the brands MGR bought from BMW?

Uberwagon
05-17-2005, 12:46 PM
This is a great thread!<p>To my knowledge, the MG and Rover brand names were "licensed" from BMW. The Phoenix group, the equity partners that purchased MG Rover from BMW for one pound, took control of the physical assets and debts but not the brand names. Both "MG" and "Rover" brand names were included as a part of a licensing agreement, much as the Rolls Royce motor car name was purchased and licensed to BMW by Rolls Royce PLC (aerospace, etc.).

Santeno
05-17-2005, 02:10 PM
I could have sworn that I read somewhere that MGR had purchased the MG name from BMW after the fact. Didn't they work out some kind of deal to use the Healey name as well?

Swallow Doretti
05-18-2005, 01:44 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can anyone clarify the MG-Rover brand ownership structure? Someone just told me that they thought thta MGR Bought the MG brand from BMW and only leased the Rover name (as opposed to leasing them both). Is MG one of the brands MGR bought from BMW?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This is correct.<p>Also, DCX no longer has a major ownership stake in Mitsubishi. After the recapitalization was completed, DCX's ownership stake in Mitsubishi fell to a minority share of about 9%, IIRC.

CarMattZu777
05-18-2005, 07:17 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Top Secret</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why is there two Isuzu's? One in GM and one as independant?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes this needs to be clarified more. GM owns a minority stake and has been displaced as the largest shareholder by Mitsubishi Bank. GM now owns about 8% of Isuzu, but runs a few of the dealer networks in low-sale countires, such as Australia and Israel, and they closed their oeprations in Canada. but for the most part, Isuzu is independant.

Santeno
05-19-2005, 08:09 AM
Gluckman and carmattzu, yes you are both correct in your further clarification. please note that for bothe brands they are listed as having considerable stock held by other companies (dcx and GM). The list does not say that they are controlled by other companies (which is why Isuzu shows up as an independent). I suppose Subaru and mitsubishi should also show up as being independent.<p>Top Secret: Ssangyong used to be controlled by Daewoo, but it was spun off to independent status when Daewoo imploded. A controling interest in it has since been purchased by SAIC of China.

Santeno
05-19-2005, 08:11 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bgluckman</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This is correct.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>So the MG brand does belong to MGR then (and the Rover brand belongs to BMW). Thanks for clearing that up. It explains the recent proposals for saving parts of what is left of MGR.

MrMGMan
05-31-2005, 07:45 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Santeno</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So the MG brand does belong to MGR then (and the Rover brand belongs to BMW). Thanks for clearing that up. It explains the recent proposals for saving parts of what is left of MGR.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The MG brand was included in the 10 sale of the former Rover Group, including the Longbridge plant, Rover car designs, and a stock of unsold cars. <p>The Rover brand would have been included in the sale, but for the objections of Ford, who didn't want any independent Rover brand treading on the toes of their newly purchased Land Rover and causing confusion on the market. As such, at Ford's request, BMW agreed to retain the Rover name, and license it to MG Rover - thereby prohibiting MG Rover from building 4x4 cars with the Rover badge attached.<p>Interestingly, given the twists and turns of MG Rover in the past few weeks, BMW may own the Rover brand name, but MG Rover own the rights to the badge design, as they introduced it in 2003. From what I can understand, BMW own the rights to the older version of the badge used from 1991-2003.

Jackie003
06-19-2005, 12:49 AM
Doesn't Fiat own ferrari. i heard this on the news recently and this would explain why michael schumacher's forumula one car (f2005) has fiat written above the ferrari logo.<p>both are italian automakers, i think it is true. anyone know? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Santeno
06-21-2005, 03:31 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Jackie003</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Doesn't Fiat own ferrari. i heard this on the news recently and this would explain why michael schumacher's forumula one car (f2005) has fiat written above the ferrari logo.<p>both are italian automakers, i think it is true. anyone know? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>read our ownership description of the fiat group of companies (not fiat auto). It should answer your question.

Cozz
08-02-2005, 05:35 AM
I think there needs an update on "MB Controlling interest in:"<p>MB just bought the controlling share of ILMORE in England and will buy the rest at the end of this year or beginning of next year. Ilmore produces F1 motors for MB. Ilmore also produced Cart V8 motor for them a while back and also produces rockets.<p>Ilmore is an engine plant so I don't know if it can be listed.

Santeno
08-03-2005, 09:36 AM
Thanks for the Info Cozz. However, as I said in the very first post, I didn't include all brands or vehicle types (such as race cars, industrial vehicles, aerospace or waterbased vehicles) owned and produced by these companies. I tried to limit it only to road-cars.

Dahlis
09-08-2005, 07:57 AM
Does anywone know if Volvo owns the daf car brand. They bought the company but was the brand included or is it oned by daf truck company?

Santeno
09-09-2005, 09:14 AM
No clue. I know Volvo Cars bought DAF automobiles - not the truck business - in the 70's, but Volvo, to the best of my knowledge, never released and vehicle's under the DAF brand. By that same token, I don't even know if DAF passed on to PAG when Ford Bought Volvo automobiles. For all I know the DAF brand is either still owned by DAF; Owned by VOLVO; owned by PAG/Volvo Cars/Ford; or owned in conjunction, like the Volvo Brand is by PAG and Volvo. I'd be interested to know whis is correct.

Arturo
10-18-2005, 02:49 PM
Volvo bought the DAF automobile business (not the truck business) back in the seventies. They redubbed the then DAF 66 into Volvo 66, they bought also the factory (which they later resold to others; the factory is know known as Nedcar and currently producing the EU Mitsubishi Colt and Smart forfour), but they never bought the DAF brand name. That one sticked with DAF Trucks which in its turn was sold in the nineties to the American truck firm Paccar. Paccar is using the DAF brand for their European truck business.<p><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6e/Daf_volvo_66.jpg/250px-Daf_volvo_66.jpg" BORDER="0"><IMG SRC="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f7/Volvo_340DL_darksilver_hl.jpg/180px-Volvo_340DL_darksilver_hl.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>For completeness' sake, the Volvo 340 was meant to hit the market as the DAF 77 (which it never did :-(( )<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Arturo at 3:48 PM 10/29/2005</i>

Comrade
10-27-2005, 04:39 AM
I just read that Renault is "controling interest in Nissan". Do they own a part of Nissan? is it just the European market or everywhere? Can somebody elaborate the Nissan - Renault relationship? <br>Thanks in advance. :)

knicks125
10-27-2005, 05:37 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>comrade</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just read that Renault is "controling interest in Nissan". Do they own a part of Nissan? is it just the European market or everywhere? Can somebody elaborate the Nissan - Renault relationship? <br>Thanks in advance. :)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>For all practical purposes, Renault owns Nissan, I believe they own 44% of Nissan's shares. I like their relationships because Renault has not been very "controlling" in Nissan - almost a "hands-off" strategy. Both automakers have flourished since the deal.<p>-----------------------<p>and that ownership control is everywhere, not just europe.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 12:41 PM 10/27/2005</i>

Arturo
10-29-2005, 06:42 AM
From Wikipedia:<p>"<I>These brands are owned by MG Rover:<br>1895 Wolseley <br>1905 Austin <br>1912 Morris <br>1913 Vanden Plas (outside the US & Canada) <br>1923 MG<br>1930 American Austin<br>1947 Princess<br>1952 Austin-Healey<br>1987 Sterling<p>These brands are owned by BMW:<br>1898 Riley <br>1904 Rover licensed to MG Rover<br>1903 Standard<br>1919 Dawson<br>1923 Triumph (car brand); motorcycle brand owned by Triumph Motorcycles <br>1959 Mini; originally Morris sub-brand made a brand in its own right in '69 <p>These brands are owned by Ford:<br>1892 Daimler <br>1898 Lanchester <br>1947 Jaguar <br>1947 Land Rover<br>1959 VandenPlas (US & Canada Rights Only) <p>These brands are owned by BAE Systems:<br>1921 Alvis </I>"

T.B.
10-29-2005, 09:12 AM
Toyota recently bought 8,7% share in Fuji Heavy Industries (=Subaru) from GM. So GM now own 11,4% of FHI.<p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/investing/financeArticle.aspx?type=mergersNews&storyID=2005-10-05T110509Z_01_T181080_RTRIDST_0_AUTOS-TOYOTA-FUJIHEAVY-UPDATE-2.XML" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/inves...2.XML</A><br>

GoLeafsGO
11-09-2005, 09:22 AM
Hi, I'm a little confused about the GM-Daewoo-Suzuki relationship, so maybe someone can help. <p>In the US, we have teh Suzuki Forenza. In Canada this is the Chevy Optra. <br>In the US we have the Chevy Aveo, which is the Chevy Kalos in the UK or the Daewoo Kalos elsewhere.<p>Are Daewoo cars on sale anywhere in the world? What about Suzuki - is the Swift their own model or a rebadge? Or is Daewoo or Chevy rebadging the swift elsewhere? Were they all planned from the start to be sold under different brand names in different places, and as such aren't appropriately described as a rebadge so much as a sharing?<p>Who makes these cars? What country? Can anyone sort out the mess? Thanks!

Nath
11-09-2005, 02:51 PM
fewel free to correct me if anyone knows better but GM owns a large part of Suzuki but don't think it holds a controlling interest... It does sell a selection of Suzuki cars under it's own brands, I think this is because their readily available (and cheaply) so means they dont have to develop small cars for the US market. The Swift is Suzuki's own and as far as I'm aware is not sold as anything other than a Suzuki.<br>Daewoos were sold until recently as Daewoos but GM is now selling them as Holdens in Australia (replacing the superior Opels) and Cheverolets elsewhere (a name which doesnt mean much in europe save for trucks and the corvette, so not too sure why they chose Chevy) except Korea and perhaps a few other eastern markets where the Daewoo brand holds some selling power, I guess being local helps. So they're staying Daewoos in those markets.<br>Like I say, this is all from what I've read and may have forgotten or mixed up parts so feel free to correct if you know better.

Santeno
11-11-2005, 09:16 AM
You are correct. GM does not own a controlling interest in Suzuki, only a considerable one - which is what the list says.<p>BTW, since there have been a few developments regarding ownerships of late, please let me know which entries need updating. Thanks.

anonms
12-02-2005, 07:05 PM
<A HREF="http://www.jama.or.jp/world/tieup/tieup_1t1.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.jama.or.jp/world/tieup/tieup_1t1.html</A><p>Interesting.<p>Link courtesy of Autoblog.

knicks125
12-02-2005, 10:44 PM
Good find and good link...perfect for this thread.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Santeno at 2:40 PM 12/3/2005</i>

DSC-OFF
12-26-2005, 07:32 PM
<IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/Jesse/File0098.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y296/ef0ne/Jesse/File0099we7yhgfned34.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Chart from last months CAR<p>CAR

anonms
12-27-2005, 01:53 AM
Gosh, it looks like some subway system map.

zzffirst
02-17-2006, 09:46 PM
The above table it is really very cool,thank you very much!

eightballsidepocket
05-24-2006, 07:46 AM
NSU is an inactive Volkswagen entity.<p>Interestingly, wouldn't that mean that Volkswagen would not have to pay-out any patent rights moneys if they chose to build a Wankel/Rotary engine?<p>NSU actually made some nice money off of G.M. when it was building a Wankel to be the power for the next generation Corvette.<p>

Santeno
06-01-2006, 01:43 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>eightballsidepocket</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">NSU is an inactive Volkswagen entity.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes that's what the list says<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>eightballsidepocket</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...wouldn't that mean that Volkswagen would not have to pay-out any patent rights moneys if they chose to build a Wankel/Rotary engine?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Nope, since AFAIK, NSU only licensed the technology.

gb91
09-27-2006, 06:50 AM
More information about Renault Group. Renault is the 1st Shareholder (more than 20%) of Volvo Trucks (Volvo Truck, Renault Trucks, Mack, Nissan Diesel).....

Dahlis
02-17-2007, 01:30 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gb91</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">More information about Renault Group. Renault is the 1st Shareholder (more than 20%) of Volvo Trucks (Volvo Truck, Renault Trucks, Mack, Nissan Diesel).....</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Ill clear this up a bit.<p>Renault is the main shareholder of AB Volvo. <br>AB Volvo owns:<br>Volvo Trucks<br>Volvo Buses<br>Volvo Penta<br>Volvo Aero<br>Volvo Construction Equipment<br>Renault Trucks<br>Mack Trucks<p>AB Volvo owns 19% of Nissan Diesel wicg makes it the largest shareholder.<br>

Santeno
02-20-2007, 08:21 AM
I think it is getting to be time to update this list. I would appreciate it if you guys could please point out errors that need correcting. Thanks.

knicks125
02-20-2007, 10:06 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dahlis</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">AB Volvo owns 19% of Nissan Diesel wicg makes it the largest shareholder.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Volvo bought Nissan Diesel<p><A HREF="http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=22465" TARGET="_blank">http://www.carspyshots.net/zerothread?id=22465</A>

knicks125
02-20-2007, 10:12 AM
GM: Remove Subaru (Toyota), Suzuki<br>DCX: Remove Mitsu<br>VW: Proton<br>Mitsu: someone please double check the figure for interest in Proton/Hyundai<br>?? Porsche: considerable interest in VW

Santeno
06-23-2009, 09:39 PM
Newest update to this list:

BMW owns: BMW, Mini, and Rolls Royce

Fiat owns: Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Lancia, Maserati; Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep20-percent stake of last three

Ford Motor Company owns: Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo (for now), and still owns 13.4 percent of Mazda

General Motors owns: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC. Also owns a controlling interest in Daewoo, as well as Opel and Vauxhall in Europe and Holden in Australia. (Pontiac to be discontinued)

Honda owns: Honda, Acura

Hyundai owns: Hyundai, Kia

Tata Motors (India) owns: Jaguar and Land Rover

Mazda (partially owned by Ford)

Mitsubishi

Daimler AG owns: Mercedes-Benz and Smart

Nissan owns: Nissan and Infiniti (Nissan is owned by Renault--France)

Porsche owns: Porsche and a majority share in Volkswagen

Subaru (A controlling interest of Subaru is owned by Toyota)

Suzuki

Toyota Motor Company owns: Lexus, Toyota, Scion, Daihatsu and Hino Motors, with a stake in Fuji Industries (Subarus parent company) and Isuzu

Volkswagen owns: Audi, Volkswagen, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and overseas SEAT and Skoda.
In formal negotiations to be sold:



DEALS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING TRANSACTED:


Hummer: Tengzhong (China)


Saturn: Penske Automotive Group


Saab: Koenigsegg (Sweden)

Ascariss
06-23-2009, 09:44 PM
what about opel?

Player4
06-24-2009, 01:40 AM
and Aston Martin? Isnt it still part of Ford?

Also, shouldn't Volkswagen and Porsche be one group instead of two diff ones?

Comrade
06-24-2009, 07:48 AM
Good to see you back, Santeno!

I guess it would be Porsche Holdings that owns over 50% of VW Group.

MGR Fanatic
07-21-2009, 11:49 PM
Newest update to this list:
Tata Motors (India) owns: Jaguar and Land Rover


I'm not sure if you count defunct brands, but if you do, Rover should be included in that list.

If anyone doesn't know who Rover are, then click this link.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rover_Company