The American car brands used to lead the world in manufacturing cars in the history, but the things have changed many times. America had more than 1,800 car manufactures from 1890s to 1930s, but only a few have survived and only a few new appeared after that period. However, the American cars were legends for decades, but a long series of bad products killed the automobile industry in U.S. Of America as a whole. But the things have changed once again. These days America produces revolutionary electric vehicles, invents new conceptions of iconic sports cars, there are plenty of incredible American cars on the road that are massively produced.
The American cars are still not perfect today, but they have improved a lot in the recent years. There are some American car brands that are favored all around the world, because they offer cars with outstanding performances and exceptional designs. Below you can find a list that contains the most popular American car brands which are loved all around the world.
Ford is a company with 110 years of existence and it is often a synonym for American car brand. Headquartered in Detroit, the company has gained reputation for innovation and transforming car brands into commodities for the masses. Actually, Ford is the best-selling American car brand in the nation with over a million sold vehicles in 2013. Its models Explorer, Fusion, Escape and all the models of F-series led the growth of sale in that year. The growth of F-series was especially impressive and sold about 300,000 cars, to become the most popular car in America. With its increased production, innovative styles and designs, lower prices and wider range of vehicles, Ford has become a leader of manufacturing typical American cars in the whole world.
Chevrolet is one of the leading American car brands, especially for car-enthusiasts who admire powerful performance. Chevrolet, or also known as Chevy, has found itself among the top ranking car brand of all the world in the quality, design, style and value categories. With its newest Camaro ZL1 and iconic Corvette, there are not many car brands with such cars that can match the technology, performance and adrenalin of Camaro and Corvette. The newest Camaro ZL1 is the most powerful Camaro ever, featuring a V8 engine that delivers 580 horsepower. But not only sports cars, the company with over 100 years of existence manufacturers everyday cars and sells about a million of vehicles per year.
Cadillac is one of those American car brands that build their reputation as luxury brands. Cadillac was found in 1902 by Henry Leland and is the second American car brand. Its sales come mainly from U.S. Of America and Canada, but globally the sales have increased for about 25% in 2013, with about 190,000 sold cars worldwide. The number of overall sales was the biggest since 2007 and made Cadillac the fastest-growing luxury brand in 2013. Cadillac is the only American car brand that won the Dewar Trophy, which only proves how successful the company is. Just as it seems, the success is due to the newest sedans ATS and CTS, which were about 50% of the total sedan sales in 2013.
Another classic brand that manufacturers remarkable American cars, Dodge is a popular car brand since 1900. At the beginning, it was a supplier of assemblies and parts for the automakers in Detroit only, but in 1915 began to produce cars. Dodge manufactures cars, sports utility cars and minivans, with its headquarter in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The most popular car of Dodge is the Viper, which unfortunately is not Dodge branded anymore. When the Chrysler Group split up, it was decided the Viper to belong to Ram, which was a strategy of Dodge to elevate the SRT brand. The SRT Viper mainly remained the same outstanding car and is still loved by many car-enthusiasts.
The last, but not the least, Chrysler is also one of the best American car brands known for its wide range of luxury cars. With its headquarter in Michigan, it was founded in 1925 and since it is a synonym for luxury American cars. Imperial is its most known model and it became a separate brand, to quickly become a top brand in its time in the whole country. But after it dropped, Chrysler was again a top brand in America. When Fiat acquired 20% stake of Chrysler, the brand was once again able to compete with Cadillac, Dodge and all the other luxury brands. Trying to globalize and modernize the brand, Chrysler changed its slogan to Americas Import.