Can You Identify These Car Logos From One Image In 7 Minutes?
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About This Quiz
An eye-catching car logo is far more than just an interesting design or symbol; it's a mark of identity and any car enthusiast should be able to name the brand by its symbol. Car logos are designed to represent everything a car company stands for.
For example, Alfa Romeos are stunning Italian cars with a rich history that induce a feeling of aristocracy and class, so it makes sense that its symbol was inspired by the coat of arms of the noble House of Visconti.
Toyota's logo represents the company's No. 1 priority: their customers. The three overlapping ovals represent a steering wheel (and a "T" for "Toyota"), as well as the heart of the customer and the heart of the company, overlapped to signify the relationship and the trust between each other. The outermost oval represents the world embracing the brand. There's a lot going on in that fairly simple logo.
Car logos are essential to the success of a company because it must be something that stands out, is recognizable and is illustrative of a company's ideals. Some people estimate that car enthusiasts' make up at least half of the world's population. Are you one of those car aficionados? If so, you should be able to identify a car by its logo. Think you can identify a car logo faster than any of your friends? Prove it by taking — and then challenging them to take — this quiz!
This is a logo of which Japanese car brand that initially made three-wheeled vehicles?
Mazda can be traced back to the formation of the Toyo Cork Kogyo company in Hiroshima, Japan in 1920. After a name change in 1927 to Toyo Kogyo, the company initially manufactured machine tools. In 1931, the company produced its first three-wheeler, an auto rickshaw called the Mazda-Go. Their first passenger car, the R360 coupe, was introduced in 1960.
Which car company is named after a French explorer?
In 1902, Henry M. Leland, Lemuel Bowen and William Murphy founded Cadillac. Interestingly, it was named after Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, a French explorer credited with founding Detroit. Cadillac is synonymous with innovation and was the first company to introduce electric starters in 1912.
Which car logo is from a division of Toyota?
Lexus is the luxury division of Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota. In 1983, Toyota Chairman Eiji Toyoda wanted his company to create the best car in the world. The "F1" project, as it was initially called, cost more than $1 billion, but the effort resulted in the Lexus LS 400, a luxury sedan. More models followed, and today, Lexus is widely respected as one of the best luxury cars on the global market.
Which car logo is from a company founded in 1909?
Audi was founded in 1909 by August Horch. The company was first known as August Horch Automobilwerke but, because of trademark reasons, changed to Audi Automobilwerke a short while later, with "Audi" the Latin translation of his surname. The company has made some legendary cars, none more so than the Audi Quattro which dominated the world rally scene in the 1980s with its unique all-wheel-drive system.
This is the logo for which car that has the engine in the back of the vehicle?
Ferdinand Porsche was certainly not new to the game when starting his company after World War II, having been an engineer at several German automakers since 1906. The first Porsche off the production line, the 356, only offered 59 horsepower but was noted for its excellent handling. The engine was found in the rear of the vehicle, a characteristic found in Porsche models to this day.
The car with this logo attracted the British elite.
Bentley Motors Limited was founded in 1919 by Walter Owen "W.O." Bentley. Racing success soon followed, with a win at a 24-hour race in Le Mans, France in 1924. Bentley's vehicles became very popular among the elite in Britain. Further success in Le Mans followed from 1927 to 1930, but the company struggled financially during the Great Depression and was bought by the British Central Equitable Trust, a company owned by Rolls-Royce. To this day, Bentley cars are synonymous with luxury and prestige, with each car featuring the famous winged "B" hood ornament.
This is the logo for which car that dominated open-wheel racing in the 1930s. Name it.
As one of the most famous car makers in the world, Mercedes built its first car in 1901. It was an open two-seater with a 35-horsepower motor. The famous three-spoke star was introduced in 1909. Today, Mercedes is one of the top teams in Formula 1, with four world championships in a row, from 2014 to 2017. The company continues to make some of the best road cars on the planet.
This car logo belongs to which brand — one that didn't start selling cars in the U.S. until 1958?
Although Nissan made an assortment of vehicles in Japan in the 1930s, they only started exporting to the United States in 1958. in 2014, Nissan was the largest manufacturers of automobiles in North America. Nissan also has a luxury brand, Infiniti. Interestingly, the company was involved in the Japanese space program and built rocket engines.
This logo belongs to which car that can go over 250 mph?
Founded in 1909, Bugatti has made some of the world's most iconic cars; none more so than the Veyron. The Super Sport version of the Veyron boasts a 16-cylinder engine capable of producing more than 1,100 horsepower and set a Guinness World Record as the fastest street-legal production car, with a staggering top speed of 267.856 mph.
Do you know the name of the car logo that hasn't changed in over 100 years?
Chevrolet was founded in 1911 by Louis Chevrolet and the founder of General Motors, Billy Durant. The company logo, the Chevy bowtie, is one of the most recognizable on the planet and was introduced to the brand in 1913 by Durant. Its shape has never changed in more than 100 years.
Can you identify this car logo that belongs to a car brand founded in the 1800s?
Fiat, or Fabbrica Italiana di Automobili Torino, was founded by a group of investors led by Giovanni Agnelli in 1899. Soon, the company had produced its first vehicle, the Fiat 4 HP, in 1900. By 1910, the first Fiat factory in America was opened. Even though the vehicles sold for much more than their American counterparts, they were popular and were seen as a luxury item. Perhaps the most famous model produced by the company is the 1950s Fiat 500. In fact, a more modern version was released in 2007.
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Can you identify this car logo that belongs to a model introduced in the 1980s?
A division of Dodge and produced by Chrysler, Ram trucks were introduced in 1981, although Dodge had been building trucks for decades prior. A range of models has been manufactured over the years, all featuring the iconic ram's head logo.
Can you identify the car logo that belongs to the company that manufactured the first mass-produced Korean vehicle?
In a little over 50 years, South Korea's Hyundai has become the third largest motor manufacturer in the world, in terms of sales. The company was formed in 1967 and manufactured its first car the following year, in conjunction with Ford. In 1975, the company designed and manufactured the first mass-produced South Korean vehicle, the Pony. Today, Hyundai employs over 75,000 staff and sells vehicles in 193 countries.
Which car manufacturer, with this logo, originally had the steering wheel in the center of the console?
Land Rover was originally built by Rover from 1948 and, after a series of mergers, the Land Rover company was formed in 1978. Interestingly, the very first models of the vehicle had the steering wheel in the center of the console. The original design of the vehicle was drawn on a Welsh beach by designer Maurice Wilks.
Can you identify the car brand with this logo that unveiled their first vehicle at the Paris World's Fair?
The first Peugeot vehicle — a steam-powered tricycle — was unveiled in 1889 at the Paris World's Fair by Armand Peugeot. With fuel restrictions enforced in France during the Second World War, Peugeot actually produced an electric car, the VLV, in 1942. The brand remains popular in Europe and throughout the world.
Do you know the name of the car logo of this American vehicle?
The Chrysler brand is one of the most famous American car manufacturers, synonymous with brands such as Jeep and Dodge. In 1921, Walter P. Chrysler acquired the ailing Maxwell Motor Company and absorbed it into his new company, the Chrysler Corporation, by 1925. In 1928, Chrysler bought the Dodge company, building onto the empire.
What is the name of the car logo that belongs to a subsidiary of Honda?
A subsidiary of Honda, Acura is considered the luxury arm of the famous Japanese automaker. Acura vehicles were first launched in Canada and the United States in 1986. The first two vehicles introduced to these markets were the Integra and the Legend. They performed so well in terms of sales that Nissan and Toyota decided to introduce their own luxury brands into the same markets.
Do you know the name of this car logo that is a French-Italian hybrid?
Interestingly, the story of Alfa Romeo starts in 1906 with a Frenchman, Alexandre Darracq, who teamed up with some investors from Italy to form the company, Societa Anonima Italiana Darracq (SAID.) With a factory in Milan, the company struggled to make a profit. Still in partnership with Darracq, the Italian investors formed a new company, Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili (ALFA) and produced their first vehicle in 1910.
What is the name of the car logo in this picture that represented airplane propellers in an early ad?
The start of the BMW motor company can be traced back to 1916 and the merger of three different companies: Rapp Motorenwerke, Bayerische Flugzeugwerke and Automobilwerk Eisenachmerged. The famous logo, which sports the colors of Bavaria, was first used in 1917 and has barely changed over the years. Although they initially made airplane engines, the company started making motorcycles after the First World War, followed by their first vehicles in 1928. Today, BMW cars and motorcycles are popular the world over.
Which car logo belonging to a Chinese-made car company is seen here?
This Chinese vehicle manufacturer is a state-owned corporation and was founded in 1997. Chery is a brand associated with many emerging markets and is found in South Africa, Egypt, Malaysia, Russia, Iran and the Philippines to name a few. By 2007, more than one million models had been produced worldwide and the brand continues to build.
Can you correctly put a name to this car logo, which is called "The Spirit of Ecstasy?"
Rolls-Royce formed in 1904, a collaboration between engineer Henry Royce and Charles Rolls, who owned one of the first car dealerships in the United Kingdom. Their first vehicle, the 40/50 h.p., which came to be known as the Silver Ghost, hit the market in 1907. Rolls-Royce cars are synonymous with luxury and each vehicle includes the iconic "Spirit of Ecstasy" hood ornament. Interestingly, as of 2016, Hong Kong has the highest number of these, per capita, in the world.
Which car logo, which represents the Pleiades, is showcased in this image?
Subaru was founded by Kenji Kita in Japan in 1953. The name stems from the Japanese term for the Pleiades star cluster and the company logo appropriately features six stars. Almost all modern Subaru vehicles feature all-wheel drive systems as standard. The company dominated the World Rally Championships in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
This is a photo of which Formula One car logo?
Founded in 1963 by Bruce McLaren, a Formula One racing driver from New Zealand, McLaren is one of the greatest names in the sport. The team has won 182 races, as well as 12 Drivers' Championships and eight Constructors' Championships. In 1992, they released their first ever road car, the legendary McLaren F1. The company has also been involved with Mercedes; together the two heavyweights produced some impressive models, including the SLR McLaren and the SLR MSO. Further McLaren road cars have followed, including the Speedtail and the Senna.
What is the name of this car logo that belongs to a company that originally made motorcycles?
Originally a loom manufacturer, the history of Suzuki can be traced back more than 100 years and developed several prototype cars in the 1930s. In the 1950s, the company diversified, first producing motorcycles and then from 1955, motor vehicles. The first car produced by the company was known as the Suzulight and today Suzuki is one of the top 10 global car producers.
Do you recognize this car logo that is Nissan's luxury brand?
Infiniti is the luxury brand from the Japanese automaker, Nissan. Launched in 1989, the idea behind the brand was to produce vehicles that challenged American and European luxury designs. The brand started with two models, the Q45 sedan and the M30 coupe, aimed at those looking for a luxury performance model. Infiniti launched across the United States with 51 dealers and quickly became leaders in customer satisfaction. Sales were strong and, by 2003, Infiniti was the fastest growing luxury vehicle brand in the United States.
This is a picture of which car logo belonging to a brand of electric cars?
Tesla is new to the vehicle manufacturing game, founded in 2003 in Silicon Valley by a group of engineers wanting to push the agenda for electric-powered vehicles. They were inspired by legendary Serbian-American inventor, Nikola Tesla, and their first drive train was built with an AC induction motor inspired by Tesla's work. This first vehicle, the Tesla Roadster, was capable of incredible performance and a range approximately 245 miles per charge, with more than 2,400 units sold. It was followed by a sedan, the Model S (with a range of 370 miles), as well as an expanded network of fast charging points across the United States.
The company that uses this logo used to make bicycles.
As with many car companies, South Korea's KIA began life in the mid-1940s, manufacturing bicycle parts under the name Kyungsung Precision Industry. In 1951, the company started making full bicycles and soon changed its name to KIA. The company then moved to manufacture motorcycles, and then trucks and passenger vehicles.
This is an image of which car logo, that belongs to a company founded by four brothers?
In December 1914, five Italian brothers, the Maseratis, founded the Officine Alfieri Maserati company, which would become Maserati. After initially focusing on tuning cars to improve performance, the brothers built their first car in 1926, the Tipo 26. It featured their now-famous logo, a crest including a trident. It was an immediate success, winning the first race it was entered into, and the Maserati legend was born.
Which car brand, featuring this logo, was originally named after both founders of the company?
A joint venture between Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin, the history of this car manufacturer can be traced back to 1913. The company was initially called Bamford & Martin Ltd, but quickly became known as Aston Martin, thanks to a successful outing at the Aston Hill Climb in 1914.
Do you know the name of the car logo belonging to the company that revolutionized manufacturing?
Henry Ford started the Ford Motor Company in 1903. Ford was not new to motor vehicles; he had built his first gas-powered vehicle in 1896. It was his introduction of the Model T Ford into the market in 1908 that changed vehicle production forever. The demand for the "Tin Lizzy," as the Model T became known, became so high that Ford started to incorporate mass production methods in its manufacture. This included interchangeable parts, as well as the use of moving assembly lines. Ford also introduced the $5 eight-hour working day for his workers to help keep up with production demands. Today, Ford is one of the most famous automakers in the world.
What is the name of this car logo from a company that also produces aircraft?
Saab, established in 1937, originally started out producing aircraft; to this day, it remains a large part of their operations. Towards the end of the Second World War, the company realized they would need to find something else to produce. Their first vehicle, the Saab 92, entered production in 1949, followed by the Saab 93 in 1955. The 1960 Saab 96 was the first model to be exported, most notably to the United States.
Can you identify the car logo that belongs to a company that originally started building ships?
The history of Mitsubishi can be traced back to the 1870s and originally starts with shipbuilding. The first car produced by the company is the Model A in 1917, while with the clouds of war gathering in the 1930s, the company produced a four-wheel-drive passenger car, the PX33, for military use. During the 1940s, Mitsubishi built aircraft for the war effort (including the famous "Zero"). After the conflict, focus returned to vehicle manufacturing. The company has made some very popular vehicles over the years, including the EVO and Pajero.
Which car logo is this, also known as "the Leaper?"
Jaguar started out as the Swallow Sidecar Company in 1922. It was only after the Second World War that the name was changed to Jaguar, and the company focus shifted to making sports cars, although they had produced the SS 90 and SS 100 vehicles in the 1930s. Jaguars feature an intricate hood ornament of a jumping jaguar cat. This is known as the Leaper.
Which car logo belonged to a company that originally specialized in spinning and weaving?
Toyota started out under the auspices of Sakichi Toyoda in 1926 as the Toyoda Spinning and Weaving Works, and just a few years later, the company started venturing into vehicle manufacturing. By 1936, a vehicle had been designed and produced, the Model AA. Toyota Motor Company was born soon after and initially only produced vehicles in Japan. In 1958, production started in Brazil, and soon, the rest of the world followed, with Toyota becoming one of the top 10 car companies on the planet.
Do you know the name of the car logo that belongs to a company that makes cars, airplanes and motorbikes?
Honda is among the 10 biggest vehicle manufacturers in the world. In 1986, they were also the first American-Japanese automaker to launch a luxury brand, Acura, in the United States. Today, the company makes vehicles, motorbikes and aircraft.
Which car logo belongs to a much-beloved British car?
With a history which goes back to the 1950s, the MINI is one of the world's most iconic brands. The initial design, by Alec Issigonis, went into production in 1959 with the MINI Mark I, an extremely popular model. It was named the “greatest British car ever made” in a poll carried out by Autocar in 2012. Modern MINIs are far larger, with the brand now owned by BMW.
Can you identify the car logo that belongs to the car brand that first made safety belts standard?
The first car produced by Volvo, the ÖV 4 (or "Jakob"), left the production line in 1927. Interestingly, the name Volvo derives from the Latin "volvere" and means "I roll" when applied to the Volvo brand. In the late 1950s, Volvo became the first vehicle manufacturer to include safety belts in their vehicles as standard and gave away its patent for the three-point safety belt to save lives.
Which car logo belongs to a car that is manufactured to break speed records?
In 1994, a Swede, Christian von Koenigsegg, decided to produce the fastest vehicle in the world. In 2005, he saw his dream come true as the Koenigsegg CCR reached 388.87 km/h (241.63 mph), making it the fastest production car in the world. Koenigsegg continues to develop incredible hypercars, including the Agera R, the Regera and the One:1.
Can you identify this car logo that belongs to a brand that was originally a GM subsidiary?
Saturn vehicles started out as a project of General Motors in 1982 and was officially founded in 1985. The brand was initially started to develop models to compete with the imported vehicles flooding the American market. By 1991, a dealership network was fully established as Saturns rolled off the production line. Despite problems and recalls, by 1995 more than one million vehicles had been produced and even launched in Japan. The brand ended in 2009 when a deal to sell to Roger Penske fell through.
Do you know the name of this car logo that belongs to the car that was manufactured after WWI?
André Citroën, the man behind the Citroën brand, initially started out manufacturing double helical gears, the distinct V shapes of which form part of the Citroën logo today. The first Citroën car — the Type A — was produced after the war, in 1919, with André Citroën employing many mass manufacturing techniques new to Europe.
Can you identify the car logo that belongs to the only brand that's competed in every season of Formula One racing since its inception?
Without a doubt, Ferrari is one of the most iconic car brands on the planet. The company was founded by Enzo Ferrari, with the first vehicle, the 125s produced in 1947. Ferrari has always been heavily involved in the world of Formula One and is the only team to have competed in every season since the introduction of the sport in 1950.
What is the name of the brand (using this logo) of the oldest American car manufacturer that still makes vehicles?
Founded in 1899, Buick first built car bodies and engines, but in 1903, under the guidance of David Dunbar Buick, a Scotsman, the company turned its attention to making its own cars and started manufacturing its first model, the Model B. Buick strived for luxury and the Model B was affectionately known as the "couch on wheels." Today, Buick is the oldest American car manufacturer still producing vehicles.
Do you know the name of this car logo that belongs to the first-ever turbocharged car?
Starting out in 1899, Renault has continued to be at the forefront of car manufacturing in Europe. A Renault vehicle won what is widely regarded as the world's first ever Grand Prix, held at Le Mans in 1906. Renault also introduced the first turbocharged engine in Formula One in 1977.
Which automaker, founded by an Argentinian-Italian, is this the logo for?
Pagani sports cars are the brainchild of their Argentine-Italian founder, Horacio Pagani. The company is based near Modena in Italy and builds some of the most incredible sports cars ever imagined, including the Zonda, and their latest offering, the Huayra, a 754 horsepower monster.
Which car logo is for a car whose name means "lucky" in Chinese?
Geely is a Chinese car manufacturer that initially started in 1986 in the refrigeration business. Expansion into vehicle manufacturing began in 1995, initially with motorcycles. An automobile, the Geely HQ, soon followed in 1998. From 2003, models were exported worldwide. Geely means "lucky" in Mandarin.
Can you correctly name this car logo that belongs to a brand whose founder originally manufactured tractors?
Lamborghini is one of the most famous sports car brands in the world. The company was the brainchild of Ferruccio Lamborghini, who had built a successful business empire making tractors. In 1963, he turned his attention to sports cars. In the following years, the brand has produced some iconic models, including the Diablo, Murcielago, Countach and Gallardo. The company now forms part of the Audi group.
Which car logo (and name) means "people's car" in German?
The idea behind the Volkswagen, or "people's car," was something close to the heart of Adolf Hitler. He approached Ferdinand Porsche to design the car, which he did. It quickly became the Beetle, a vehicle that has seen production throughout the world for decades. Volkswagen, the company, was founded in 1937 and during World War II, it produced military vehicles. After the war, it went back into producing commercial vehicles. Over the years, Volkswagen has been responsible for some of the most iconic cars ever, including the Golf, the Bus and a host of others.
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