Europe is second smallest continent in the world that has more than 50 countries. In the automobile sector, European car brands are the leading ones. Branded cars come from countries like France, Germany, Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Italy, UK, Sweden and Spain.
The first automobile was invented in Europe, which was followed by numerous brands, but many of them do not exist today, but a lot of of these historical brands have gone for a modern makeover. Below is a list of the Europeans top and popular brands and models.
Skoda from Czech Republic – Original name of Skoda was Laurin & Clement and was founded in the year 1895. Mlada Boleslav is its headquarters and they design cars for worldwide sales (except N. America).
Skoda became the subsidiary of Volkswagen Group in 2000. The total revenue of the company in 2013 was reported to be more than 10 billion Euros.
Popular Skoda models include –
Peugeot, Citroen and Renault from France – French cars are famous for its quality and hi-tech engineering. Peugeot has designed a number of superior cars since 1889. In 1975, Peugeot took over Citroen.
Both the companies share engineering and technical resources, but maintain their identities of two brands. Both brands have had their yearly award victories, but Citroen takes pride of winning 3 different rally race championships.