See the First Ever Cars made by Popular Brands

See the First Ever Cars made by Popular Brands

By M.Samuel Chinwe

Today, globally we see many fancy cars on the road designed by many popular brands disregarding the fact that many of them had a funky starting especially looking at their first set of cars and that is why I have decided to bring up some of these brands and share their first ever cars with you. In no particular order;

 

Chevrolet

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Chevrolet an American automobile company co-founded on November 3, 1911 by Louis Chevrolet designing its first ever car  Chevrolet Series C Classic Six powered with its first engine a liquid-cooled 299-cubic-inch, six-cylinder cast-iron block cast in three groups of two, with a T-head configuration, that produced 40 horsepower. This company today ranks seventh in brand globally.

BMW

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The company was Co-founded in 1916 by Franz Josef Popp initially into aircraft engine production even though the company had tried producing other automobile the BMW 3/20 PS was the first BMW automobile designed entirely by BMW. It was manufactured from 1932 to 1934, replacing the 3/15 model that was initially an Austin 7 manufactured under license from the Austin Motor Company.

Toyota

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Founded In 1924 by a Japanese engineer Sakichi Toyoda invented the Toyoda Model G Automatic Loom, but later designed its ever first cars known as the A1 the first prototype passenger car built by the company that became Toyota by brand name and G1 a truck in 1935. It was redesigned and put into production as Toyota’s first production cars, the AA sedan and the AB cabriolet. Toyota became an independent company by 1937. Today the company ranks first in the world.

Audi

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The company which is actually hard tracking back its starting point was founded by a German engineer August Horch producing its ever first car, the Audi Type A running on 10/22 hp (16 kW) Sport-Phaeton is an automobile which was introduced in 1910. It is considered to be the oldest vehicle under the Audi name, numbering 140 cars were produces at that time. In 1911 the type A was succeeded by the Audi Type B, its four circle chain logo signifies the four companies merging it up. The name Audi is a singular name for audire in Latin meaning “to listen”

Honda

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In 1948 a Japanese engineer Soichiro Honda who formerly worked with Toyota co-founded Honda Motor Corporation, Ltd.The company first ever car was the T360 mini pick-up truck, which went on sale in August 1963, Powered by a small 356-cc straight-4 gasoline engine. This company today ranks fifth in brand globally.

Mercedes Benz 

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Yeah talking about the history of automobile, Mercedes a division of Daimler AG could be regarded as the first car producer (that is talking about modern cars) after a German engineer Kalz Benz designed the first petrol powered car the Benz Patent Motorwagen financed by Bertha Benz his wife who later became the first distance driver,  taking up license in January 1886, the companies name was given after the daughter of Emil Jellinek, Mercedes Jellinek. This company today ranks tenth in brand globally.

KIA

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The south Korean company was founded in December 1944 by Kyungsung Precision Industry formerly into the production of steel tubes and bicycles, the name Kia actually came in 1952 from there they started producing small motorcycles licensed by Honda from 1957, also with trucks and cars licensed by Mazda from 1962- 1974 respectively. Kia actually produced its first kind of auto, a truck the Brisa B- 1000 which production started in 1973 but as for passenger cars like the Brisa S-1000 came up later on. This company today ranks eight in brand globally.

Volkswagen

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A German automobile company coming into existence through Ferdinand Porsche and Adolf Hitler a former German dictator who wanted a car capable of carrying 2 adults and max of 3kids, running with a reasonable speed affordable to at least a second class German. The first kind of car produced was the Beetle in the 30s and according to record the Beetle is the most produced car and longest-running ever made from 1938-2003 and was so much loved that about 23 million units of the love-bug have been sold worldwide hitting 4th most selling car of all time. The company stopped all civil car production or all booking immediately the World War II started focusing on military vehicles but return to its root immediately after the war. This company today ranks second in brand globally.

Ford

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Ford Motor Company, an American multinational automobile company was in 1903 founded by Henry Ford who was in his late 30s, the company have for over 100 years being headed by the family. Designing her first the “Ford Model A” and over 1000 units were made, beginning production in 1903-04. Later on the ford model-T was designed making it the first most affordable auto to the Americans selling up to 16.5 million and while the Ford Model T hasn’t been in production in 86 years in 2018, that still gave it a walkway to hit the 9th position on the list of top ten most sold cars of time. This company today ranks third in brand globally

Hyundai

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Chung Ju-yung a south Korean founded Hyundai motor company in 1963, when the company first created a car from the series of Cortina launched in 1968 through the collaboration of Ford British, the car was produced from 1962 to 1982 but later Hyundai decided to manufacture theirs and after sometime the company came up with Hyundai Pony In 1975, first South Korean car and was in production from 1975 to 1990. This company today ranks sixth in brand globally.

Records

  1. The VW beetle is the world most running car of all time from 1938 to 2003.
  2. Benz Patent Motorwagen of Mercedes was the forerunner of modern cars.
  3. Ford model T is the world’s 9th most sold car (2018) and first most affordable car to the Americans.
  4. Bertha Benz driving the Benz Patent Motorwagen recorded the longest drive.
  5. The VW bug recorded world most sold car of all time (2018).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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