NEW!!! Automotive Family Tree Spreadsheet. Click here to learn more.
Welcome to version 3.2 of the “Family Tree” style diagram of who owns who (or is it whom) in the automotive world. In this version of the “Family Tree”, I’ve added more categories: Heavy Trucks and Chinese made automobiles. The diagram now shows 130 different vehicle manufactures from US, Europe, India, Asia, Russia and China. I’ve read that there is more than 80 different vehicle manufactures in China. I made the decision not to list all of them, but the ones I included are among the top 40 manufactures in the world.
This is how the diagram works: For each major automotive owner, pick anywhere in the square for an enlarged picture. This picture will better show how each automotive group interacts with each other. Once the enlarged picture is up, follow the arrows. The arrows point to what the main company owns. Example: Ferrari icon has a line drawn from FIAT with the arrow pointing at Ferrari. FIAT owns Ferrari. Here is an example if an automotive company that owns a percentage of another automotive group: GM icon shows a line to OPEL and along the line it shows 35% with an arrow pointing to OPEL. Say it like this, “GM (the first icon) owns 35% (the number along the line) of OPEL (arrow pointing to)”. Just follow the arrow. The filled squares represent a joint venture, license agreement or other types of agreements between two companies.
I want to thank everyone who emailed me with updates, changes and corrections. Please keep them coming!
If you find a mistake, please feel free to email me with the link of the update.
Last updated 6/14/2013
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