A Brief History of European Car Companies

People in the United States will likely not think about what other countries can produce or have accomplished. We buy a car and do not really think about where they were constructed unless they were luxury cars. Europe makes some superb cars and some of the best are not by corporations people would think of.

When we think of European cars, they consider the higher priced brands like BMW, Mercedes, Jaguar, Lamborghini or Rolls Royce. But there are still other manufacturers that produce excellent cars for the rest of us. This short article is going to take a look at Volvo, Volkswagen, and also Audi.

You will find there’s a country that is in a position to sustain two automakers but only has a population of only nine million. Sweden is that unique nation containing both Volvo and Saab. Of the two, Volvo, which is owned by Ford Motor Company, has had a great effect on the automobile industry. When safety standards were minimal virtually everywhere, it was Volvo and their desire for higher standards that changed the industry.

Some of the things that had their roots with Volvo, are reinforced roofs, front end crumple zones, and specifically created interiors. With their high standards for safety, Volvo built a recognition for building great solid vehicles. It was by way of their leadership that prompted car manufacturers around the world to raise their standards, also.

European Luxury Car

The Volkswagen Beetle is a car that almost everyone knows about but not so much concerning the history behind the car. The Beetle initially became available through the 1930’s in Germany as the “people’s car.” It made it through World War II to become not just just about the most treasured cars, but was also the most mass-produced. Just about anyone could find the money for a Volkswagen Beetle. Regardless if you were a farmer, beatnik, college student or teacher, it was simple to get a Beetle. The Beetle was no longer imported to the United States in the 1970s, but was produced in Mexico for another generation.

Nowadays it is widespread on cars, but back when Audi first introduced its Quattro all wheel drive and its superior handling, it was a leap in technology. Audi let the world know that Audi was the standard that all other luxury cars had to compare to. For a long time, their company had a huge advantage over the competition, because of the Quattro technology.

Their traction went over and above where other road handling schematics had achieved their pinnacle, and was so superior, they were even banned from some types of racing. That’s your basic history of three exceptional European auto producers. With all they did for the automotive industry as a whole, maybe extraordinary is the proper word.

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