The car industry has such a confusing family tree since the past ten years has seen partnerships, bankruptcies, sales, and separations, which makes it not easy to keep up with who owns which car brands.
As auto producers have slimmed down to become more efficient and profitable, we have seen storied names, like Pontiac, Mercury, Oldsmobile, and Hummer, fade into the history books. We have seen others, like Volvo, Chrysler, and Jaguar, to find new corporate parents.
To help clear up some of the confusion, in this article, we present a list of who owns which car brands in the world, including some retired brands that have products still available as used cars.
BMW: BMW Group
Audi: Volkswagen Group
Alfa Romeo: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Bentley: Volkswagen Group
Acura: Honda Motor Company
Buick: General Motors
Chevrolet: General Motors
Dodge: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Ford: Ford Motor Co.
Cadillac: General Motors
Fiat: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
GMC: General Motors
Chrysler: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Hyundai: Hyundai Motor Group
Genesis: Hyundai Motor Group
Infiniti: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
Honda: Honda Motor Co.
Jeep: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Jaguar: Tata Motors
Land Rover: Tata Motors
Kia: Hyundai Motor Group
Lexus: Toyota Motor Corp.
Maserati: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Lotus: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
Mazda: Mazda Motor Corp.
Mercedes-Benz: Daimler AG
Lincoln: Ford Motor Co.
Mini: BMW Group
Mercury: Ford Motor Co.
Nikola: Nikola Motor Company, with manufacturing and investment partnership from General Motors.
Nissan: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
Mitsubishi: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance
Pontiac: General Motors
Ram: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Porsche: Volkswagen Group
Polestar: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
Rolls-Royce: BMW Group
Rivian: Rivian Automotive, with investments from some others like Ford and Amazon
Saturn: General Motors
Saab: brand owned by Saab AB and assets owned by National Electric Vehicle Sweden
Smart: Daimler AG
Scion: Toyota Motor Corp.
Suzuki: Suzuki Motor Corp.
Subaru: Subaru Corp.
Tesla: Tesla Inc.
Volkswagen: Volkswagen Group
Volvo: Zhejiang Geely Holding Group
Toyota: Toyota Motor Corp.