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A Brief History Of Mitsubishi Motors

We look at the interesting history of the brand...
Old yellow three wheeled Mitsubishi vehicle on a blue background
The Mitsubishi Group is a multinational company and are involved in everything from real estate to food and beverages to telecommunications and of course, automobiles. And of course, it’s the automotive side of Mitsubishi that we are interested in. Mitsubishi Motors was, as of 2011, the sixth biggest Japanese automaker and the sixteenth biggest automaker worldwide by production. So where did it all begin? In this article, we look at the history of Mitsubishi Motors, from its conception to the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance...

A Brief History of Renault

We look at the interesting history of the brand...
1903 Renault driving along a country road
Renault are one of the most well-known brands in Europe, and is also one of the oldest car manufacturers around. Groupe Renault are a multi-national manufacturer, producing cars, vans and historically, tractors, tanks and autorail vehicles. In 2016, Renault were the ninth biggest automaker in the world by production volume, and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi-Alliance the fourth-largest automotive group in the world. But how did Renault become the automotive machine it is today? We look at a brief history of Renault.

A Brief History of Peugeot

We look at the history of one of the oldest car manufacturers...
Blue Peugeot 201 on a white background
Peugeot are one of the biggest car manufacturers in Europe and have been around since 1810. Of course, they weren’t a car manufacturer then. In fact, they started off by manufacturing coffee mills and bicycles. So how did Peugeot become the huge brand they are today? In this article, we look at the history of Peugeot, from coffee mills to Groupe PSA...

A Brief History of Honda

We look at the interesting history of Honda...
Honda T360 parked on a grey background
Honda are known for their well-built, reliable cars, and are hugely popular across the world. Whether you enjoy the sportiness of a Civic or the reliability of the Accord, Honda have a vehicle for pretty much everyone. They are also leading the way when it comes to electric vehicles. But, where did it all begin? We look at the history of Honda, from motorcycles to their aims for 2025...

A Brief History of Dacia

We look at the history of the Romanian brand...
Red Dacia Logan saloon parked outside a building
Romania’s top company by revenue and the country’s largest exporter, Dacia has come a long way since its conception as a communist state-owned company. Finding its niche in the low-cost sector, Dacia has been the butt of many a joke from the ex-Top Gear trio. But the Romanian car manufacturer are getting the last laugh as one of Europe’s fastest-growing car brands. So how did the brand go from being the symbol of the Ceauşescu government to making around 2.9% of Romania’s GDP? OSV takes a look at the interesting history of Dacia

A Brief History of Maserati

We look at the history of the iconic brand...
Red Maserati 3200 GT parked outside a manor house
Maserati are one of the most well-known brands in the world, and one of the most luxurious. Synonymous with luxury and style, the Maserati tagline is “Luxury, sports and style cast in exclusive cars”, and they are exclusive. Their emblem is a trident, particularly fitting for such a strong luxury sports manufacturer, and a homage to the company’s home city. So where did it all begin? How did Maserati become the status symbol it is today? We look at the interesting history of Maserati, from the Maserati brothers to FCA.

A Brief History of Jaguar

We look at the history of the luxury brand...
Jaguar SS100 in red parked outside an old building
Jaguar are one of the most prestigious car brands in the world, and are quintessentially British. They hold many Royal Warrants and also provide vehicles for the British Prime Minister. You cannot get any more British than that. But where did it all begin? We take a look at the history of Jaguar, from the Swallow Sidecar Company to Tata Motors...

A Brief History of DS

We look at the short but interesting history of the DS brand...
Yellow DS7 Crossback parked at Westfield shopping centre
DS haven’t been around for that long, and in the grand scheme of the automobile industry, they were basically born yesterday. Interestingly, though, there are two DS brands, one is the premium brand of Groupe PSA and the other is the historical Citroen DS. Though the two aren’t the same, they are linked. So how did Citroen DS become DS? In this article, we look at the history of DS, from the historical brand to the present day.

A Brief History of BMW

We look at the history of the German brand...
BMW 335 parked on a cobbled street with buildings behind it
BMW are one of the most well-known, established car brands in the world. Producing both executive and city cars alike, BMW have a rich and interesting history. In fact, BMW started as three other manufacturing companies. So how did it become the prestigious car brand we know and love today? In this article, we look at the history of BMW, from its founding to the present day.

A Brief History of Aston Martin

We look at the rich history of the classic British brand...
Aston Martin DB5 in white parked outside a manor house on a driveway
Aston Martin are one of the most luxurious car manufacturers in the world. Synonymous with style, luxury and James Bond, Aston Martin are one of the most well-known brands in the world. However, despite its huge success, it has seen some troubled times. So where did it all begin? In this article, we look at the history of Aston Martin, from its founding to James Bond.
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