Aston Martin, Mazda, Subaru, Mitsubishi, Tesla, McLaren, W Motors are independent brands today. Can be divided into groups:
- Aston Martin, McLaren, W Motors: luxury cars, racing cars, super cars. Famous car models: Aston Martin Vanquish, DB 9, McLaren 650S, W Motors Lykan Hypersport. These are car companies that produce vehicles for the high-end segment and
- Subaru, Mazda, Mitsubishi: Brands from Japan, targeting the popular car segment. Famous car models: Subaru XV, Mazda 3, Mazda 6, Mazda CX5, Mazda BT-50, Mitsubishi Pajero.
- Telsa: electric car company from the US of Elon Musk. Currently, the company is producing electric car models from affordable to luxury: Telsa 3, Telsa Model S, Telsa Model X. Telsa is currently valued at $31,99 billion.
Hyundai Motor Group (Parent Company)
Hyundai Motor Group from Korea owns two famous brands: Hyundai and Kia. In recent years, people around the world have begun to receive more and more models from the Korean automaker.
In Vietnam, sales of Hyundai and Kia are very strong. Kia is distributed by THACO Truong Hai and surpasses Toyota Altis in terms of sales, only behind Mazda in the C-segment car segment. Reasonable price, youthful design are the points that are pleasing to Kia’s users.
Hyundai in Vietnam popular with car models spread across segments: Grand i10, small-sized i20. Elantra, Avante, Sonata sedan. SantaFe, Tucson crossover cars. Brand valuation Hyundai Motor Group: 13,2 billion US dollars.
Daimler (Parent company)
The name Daimler Not many people know about it, but when it comes to the sub-brands that the company owns, the popularity is extremely high: Mercedes-Benz, AMG, Smart, Maybach (discontinued after 2013). Mercedes-Benz is famous for its cars spread across segments: sedan, crossover, large SUV, minivan… In the German trio, Mercedes is the car company with the longest history compared to Audi or BMW.
In Vietnam, there is now an official Mercedes assembly plant, making the price of cars closer to users. Popular car models: C200, C250, C300 (4-seater sedan). GLK series (crossover and full-size SUV).
AMGs are upgraded models compared to the original Mercedes. AMG models often have a more aggressive appearance, more power, easier handling, greater stability and extensive use of carbon fiber than the original Mercedes cars. . Models with the AMG logo are often the most expensive and most performant of the Mercedes-Benz model.
Maybach is an extremely luxurious car brand that used to be on par with Rolls-Royce and Bentley. However, due to a serious drop in sales, Daimler decided to kill Maybach in 2013 and orient its current luxury car line to the Mercedes S-series with models S400, S500, S550, S600. Brand valuation Daimler: 22,5 billion US dollars.
Ford (Parent Company)
Ford is an American car brand founded by Henry Ford. Ford owns sub-brands: Lincoln, Troller are mainly known in America.
In the Vietnamese market, although present very early, but Ford still has not gained a solid market share because the psychology of users is still shy when it comes to American cars. Only have Ford Ranger It is well received by users due to its practicality, extremely strong off-road pickup model and has a large box to store goods.
Some outstanding models: Focus, Ranger, Fiesta, EcoSport. Brand valuation Ford: 22,68 billion US dollars.
Suzuki (Parent Company)
Suzuki is a brand that comes from its predecessor as a textile company, then develops into one of the most popular auto brands in the country of cherry blossoms. Suzuki has 15 automobile manufacturing plants in 14 countries and 133 distributors in 119 countries.
Company Suzuki (Suzuki Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese multinational company specializing in the production of cars (especially Keicars and small sports cars), motorcycles, off-road vehicles, motor boats, wheelchairs, and other products. engine products. This brand owns Maruti Suzuki known for its affordable cars. In Vietnam, the only Suzuki Swift model that is popular and recently emerging is the Suzuki Ertiga.
Honda (Parent Company)
Honda is one of the three pillars of the Japanese auto industry along with Nissan and Toyota. Honda owns only one sub-brand: Acura. And like Nissan or Toyota, this is a luxury car and sports car brand created by Honda itself.
Honda famous for 2 car models: Civic and Accord in markets around the world. Acura has two famous models: Acura MDX and Acura ZDX.
In Viet Nam, Honda developing Civic. Civic is participating in market competition with Mazda 3 and Cerato models. Constantly innovating the appearance of the models along with the development of technology inside the car, Honda is gradually leading the mid-range sedan segment in a number of countries and is expected to “rain and storm”. ” in the Vietnamese market. Brand valuation Honda: 31,37 billion US dollars.
Toyota (Parent Company)
Toyota It is the most famous and well known Japanese car brand in the world. Toyota has sub-brands: Lexus, Daihatsu, Scion.
Bike of Toyota often mentioned for its durability, low cost of use, fuel economy, practicality and low resale value. In Vietnam Toyota has a very large market share spread across segments, famous for its models: Vios, Altis, Camry, Fortuner, Innova.
Unlike the brands that buy from each other, Lexus is a luxury car brand Toyota created in 1989. Lexus models have luxurious appearance, interior, almost absolute perfection and high price. Some famous Lexus models such as: GS 350 (4-seat sedan), LS 600HL (world’s most expensive hybrid car), GX 460-LX570 (large SUV). Brand valuation Toyota: 59,48 billion US dollars.
Geely (Parent Company)
Geely is a Chinese car brand that bought Volvo in 2010 for $1,8 billion. The brand is looking to penetrate strongly into potential markets such as in Southeast Asia and other countries in Asia. In Malaysia, this car brand is gradually conquering customers due to the appropriate price of the car models and the quality is still kept at a stable price.
From the potential of electric vehicles, the company is currently oriented to develop and compete with big electric car rivals such as Tesla or Nio. In addition, the company also has the ambition to divide the cake in the luxury market segment when continuously producing new generation electric vehicles, such as “Zeekr”.
General Motors (Parent Company)
General Motors Also known as GM for short is a brand from the US, GM’s sub-brands include: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Vauxhall, Opel.
In the Vietnamese market, Chevrolet targets the popular car segment, while Cadillac targets luxury cars for those with high incomes or VIPs. The remaining brands are not commonly used.
Featured cars: Chevrolet Cruze (4-seater sedan), Chevrolet Captiva (7-seat SUV), Cadillac Escalade (VIP van). Brand valuation General Motors: 9 billion US dollars.
Volkswagen (Parent Company)
This is a brand from Germany that owns the biggest sub-brands today: Audi (Germany), Bentley (UK), Bugatti (France), Lamborghini (Italy), Porsche (Germany), SEAT (Spain), Volkswagen (Germany), Skoda (Czech Republic).
Besides cars, Volkswagen also has shares in a number of brands of large displacement 2-wheel motorcycles such as Ducatti, Suzuki.
In Germany and around the world the name Volkswagen is known by many people, but if placed next to brands like Audi, Lamborghini or Porsche, the parent brand is not as famous. In Vietnam, the car of Volkswagen only imported in the form of CBU imports and tax barriers, so it is not popular.
Most famous car model: Volkswagen Beetle (also known as Volkswagen beetle). Brand valuation Volkswagen: 47,02 billion US dollars, 17,19 billion US dollars with Audi.
BMW (Parent Company)
BMW is a brand from Germany, owning 2 sub-brands: Mini, Rolls-Royce. BMW cAlong with Audi and Mercedes is a trio of famous German car brands around the world.
Mini is a small car, aimed at the popular segment. Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce is a famous luxury car brand in the world known for cars up to million US dollars.
Samples BMW popular: BMW 3-series, BMW 5-series, BMW-7 series (ultra luxury sedan), BMW i8 (supercar). Brand valuation BMW: 40,45 billion US dollars.
Renault Nissan (Alliance)
Unlike how brands acquire and own each other, Renault , and Nissan formed an alliance for mutual development. This cooperation helps to increase the market share and brand value of both automakers significantly. Alliance-owned brands include: Renault, Nissan, Infiniti, Dacia, Datsun, Renault Samsung, Lada.
Nissan is one of the three pillars of the Japanese automobile industry: Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. Just like Toyota has Lexus, Nissan has Infiniti to target the luxury car segment. Famous car models of the company such as: Inifiniti QX 60, QX 80 are interested by many users.
In Vietnam market share of Renault is still very small due to its low popularity and import tax as a barrier. Nissan more popular with models from popular to luxury: Nissan Sunny, Teana, X-Trail. Brand valuation Renault Nissan: 11,5 billion US dollars.
PSA Peugeot Citroen (Parent Company)
PSA Peugeot Citroën was established from 1810 to present and is a brand of automobile from France, owning the brands: Peugeot, Citroën, DS. This is one of the oldest brands in which the founder’s descendants are still shareholders and hold management positions.
Currently only Peugeot is widely known. In Vietnam, Peugeot models are still not popular due to cost and features. At the same price, users have more suitable choices than Peugeot. However, up to now, this long-standing auto brand has still affirmed its position in the world when it is still profitable in the complicated economic situation due to the current epidemic. Some popular car models such as: Peugeot 208, 408, 508.
Tata Motors (Parent company)
Tata Motors is a car brand from India that not many people know to own: Tata, Tata Daewoo, Jaguar, Land Rover. This is a brand that occupies a large market share in the world’s second most populous country – India.
Tata Motors acquired Jaguar and Land Rover from Ford and continues to grow to this day. These are two brands that are shaped in the luxury segment with extremely high prices and finishes.
Land Rover is now famous around the world for its best-selling models: Range Rover Evoque, Autobiography, Discovery. Brand valuation Tata Motors: 4,7 billion US dollars.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – FCA (Parent Company)
Fiat is an Italian brand that also owns a dense list of sub-brands: Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Ram Trucks. However, among these, only Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, and Maserati are known for their beautiful and powerful sports cars.
Fiat merged with Chrysler in 2014 and listed shares in both Italy and the US. Brand valuation Fiat Chrysler Automobiles – FCA: 7,7 billion US dollars.