There are many brands of cars made all over the world. But would you be able to identify them from an image? It's not as easy as you might think. Why not give it a shot?
A compact crossover vehicle (CUV), the Tiguan (a combination of tiger and iguana, apparently) was launched in 2007 and Volkswagen immediately had a hit on its hands with the car selling 700,000 units in four years. The second generation of this CUV is currently on sale around the world.
A popular station wagon produced by Swedish manufacturer, Volvo, the V90 is spacious, modern and offers many features as standard. It provides comfortable seating for five people and produces between 250 to 315 brake horsepower depending on the engine chosen. Gas mileage sees the V90 give around 22 mpg in the city and up to 34 mpg on longer trips.
A Toyota pickup available in the United States until 1995 and still sold in world markets, the Hilux went into production in 1968 and is currently in its eighth generation.
Introduced in 1998, the Smart ForTwo is a city or microcar that weighs a mere 880 kg is 106 inches long and 65 inches wide. Still in production, the current Mk III is available as a 3-door hatchback or 2-door cabriolet.
The Rebel combines comfort and off-road abilities thanks to its full-frame front suspension, a solid rear axle as well as air suspension all round. Not only can ride height be adjusted for the toughest terrain, but it can benefit on the highway as well with lower gas mileage. It also has an excellent eight-speed gearbox.
Andre Peugeot designed his first vehicle in 1889 in the form of a steam driven 3-wheeler. In 1896, he formed Société des Automobiles Peugeot and started building petrol-driven cars. Peugeot has made some iconic cars over the years but perhaps none more so than the 205 GTI.
Currently in its third generation, the Opel Zafira is the German automaker's entry into the MPV market. The Zafira was introduced in 1999. It is also produced in the United Kingdom under the Vauxhall badge.
The Japanese automaker introduced the Sentra to Japan in 1982. Over the years, this vehicle, found in the compact car class, has been sold in a number of markets around the world, including America. In fact, it quickly became a top seller in the States and in 2016, more than 200,000 units were sold. The Sentra is currently in its seventh generation.
This iconic German brand has continued to thrill motorists the world over since the first Golf Mk1 hit the roads more than 40 years ago. Now in its seventh incarnation, Golfs remain extremely popular and have become top of the range, highly sophisticated cars with the GTI leading the way.
Despite its small back seat and minimal trunk space, the Audi A3 more than makes up for it by being fun to drive, with excellent handling and peppy acceleration.
A compact car from BMW, the 2 Series has a range of body styles, including a coupe, active tourer and grand tourer. It was first introduced in 2010.
Launched in 1956, the Parkland was a two-door station wagon. It was powered by either a straight six or V8 engine and had a 3-speed transmission.
This four-wheel drive pickup truck is made by Russian auto manufacturer, VAZ. It was first introduced in 2000 and can carry up to 350 kilograms.
Competing in the compact segment, the Citation was produced by Chevrolet between 1980 and 1985.
A four-door sedan in the mid-sized segment, Chrysler introduced the 200 in 2010 with production running until 2016. Two generations were produced and the 200 even had a 2-door convertible model.
Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino -- or FIAT -- was producing cars since the turn of the last century. Their first model was available in 1901, the 4HP. In the ‘80s, the Uno model was a particular favorite, both in Italy and around the world. The last Uno rolled off the production line in Brazil in 2013 with more than 8 million built worldwide.
Built by a lesser-known Japanese manufacturer, the Hijet is a larger pickup truck built for the purpose of transporting materials or goods. It descends from the Kei line of trucks first built by Daihatsu in the 1960s. Daihatsu even introduced a hybrid version in 2003 that was 30 percent more fuel efficient
A popular car in the sub-compact segment, the Sonic from Chevrolet not only possesses excellent handling but is spacious and has ample cargo space. Of course, it is light on fuel, offering around 28 mpg in city driving and up to 37 mph on the open road.
The Toro is a pickup that is currently only manufactured for the Brazilian market. It competes in the compact pickup segment.
With an impressive interior on par with more expensive SUVs, as well as a beautifully smooth ride, the Arcadia is certainly a good potential option in the SUV market. It is let down by less cargo area than some other makes and of course, the old SUV problem, a cramped third row of passenger seats.
A sports utility truck, the Ridgeline was first marketed by Honda in 2005. It is currently in its second generation and is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine.
The Equus competed in the full-sized luxury class for manufacturer, Hyundai. It was built between 1999 and 2016 with the second generation featuring two limited editions as well as a limousine. The Equus is powered by a V8 engine which produces over 400 brake horsepower.
The Excursion was built by Ford between 1999 and 2005. It was marketed as a heavy-duty SUV vehicle and seen as competition for both the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban.
The 2018 Acura is one of the cheapest vehicles in its class. It offers excellent fuel economy but performance wise, it's not that impressive. The entry-level model also has the bare minimum in terms of accessories. Expect 35 mpg on the open road and around 25 mpg in the city.
Built between 1998 and 2007, the Wildcat was made by Bowler Industries using a range of parts, including those from Land Rover Defenders. This all-wheel-drive off-roader is particularly light thanks to its tubular construction. Wildcats had a range of engine options, including three petrol (4, 4.6 and 5-liter V8’s) and two turbo diesel (2.2 and 2.5-liter).
A full-sized luxury car, the Fleetwood was marketed by Cadillac between 1984 to 1996 and again from 1998 to 1999. Over the years, the Fleetwood included a range of engine options with the biggest a 4.9-liter V8.
This mid-engine, rear wheel sports car was first marketed by Alfa Romeo in 2014. It features as a 2-door coupe and roadster and is powered by a 1.75 L turbocharged engine which produces 237 brake horsepower. The 4C's top speed is 160 mph.
The Passat features in the competitive mid-sized class and was first introduced by Volkswagen in 1973. It is currently in its eighth generation and offers spacious seating for five.
Manufactured by Indian company, Tata, the Xenon pickup was first produced in 2006. It features in a range of markets, including South America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. The Xenon is powered by a 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine running through a 5-speed manual transmission.
This compact crossover SUV was launched by Range Rover in 2011. It is available in a three - or five-door version and either as a two- or four-wheel drive. More than 88,000 were sold in Europe in the first 12 months.
Acura is the luxury division of Honda. The TLX is a mid-sized luxury car and is well priced to compete against its rivals such as the Audi A6 and the Mercedes Benz E-Class. The TLX comes as both a front-wheel and all-wheel drive although is let down by a run-of-the-mill base engine option and has less cargo space than its rivals.
Produced between 1980 and 1991, the Quattro was a 2-door coupe with four-wheel drive. Not only was it popular with the public, it dominated the Rally scene in the mid-‘80s.
This supermini pickup was first manufactured by FIAT in 1996. It is sold in Brazil, Mexico (where it is known as the RAM 700) and South Africa, among others.
The Granada was marketed as a mid-sized car in the United States between 1975 and 1982. It came in many guises, including a 2 and 4-door sedan, station wagon, and a 2-door coupe. The Granada was also sold in Europe.
Part of Hyundai's luxury division, the G80 was first introduced in 2016. This 4-door luxury sedan offers eight different engine options.
Introduced in 2002, the Pilot is a mid-sized cross-over vehicle. It is built on the same platform as the Acura MDX, Odyssey minivan, and Accord. More than 360,000 have been sold in the United States in the last three years.
The entry-level Yukon has less than stellar cargo space. That can be overlooked, however, thanks to its fine interior finish and the massive amount of power sitting under your right foot.
One of the top minivans available today, the Odyssey has it all. It handles well, has great acceleration, ample space for your family and luggage, and offers more than decent gas mileage.
Also known as the Bighorn, the Trooper was produced over two generations from 1981 to 2002. The off-road credentials of the Trooper are borne out by the fact that these models won a number of international off-road races, including the marathon section of the 1994 Paris-Dakar Rally.
One of the cheapest minivan options available, the Sedona, from Korean auto manufacturer Kia, has met the highest of safety standards, an important consideration when traveling with your family. However, it is not the most economical and has less cargo space than some of its competitors.
This two-door coupe, first produced in 2015, is a real looker. Engine options start with a 2-0 liter powerplant but the top of the range RC is powered by a 5.0 L 2UR-GSE V8 engine.
Released in 2014, the MKC is a compact crossover built on the Ford C platform which it shares with the Ford Kuga and the Escape. Lincoln use Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey to promote the MKC on its release.
Although maybe not as popular as other Japanese makes, the Mazda 6 offers excellent handling thanks to its responsive steering. You can also expect a comfortable ride and great gas mileage of around 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highways.
The Versailles was marketed by Lincoln in the luxury compact car segment from 1977 to 1980. At the time, the Versailles, named after the famous French palace, was the smallest Lincoln model produced and remained so up until the introduction of the LS in 2000.
The G Wagon, a luxury SUV, is not something you would normally associate with the Mercedes brand. That said, there clearly is a market for it, although if we are honest, it’s not the prettiest car ever made. More like a box on wheels, it was first produced in 1979.
Introduced in 2000 by BMW, the Mini One had a similar shape to the old Mini but was much bigger. They proved popular, especially in America where more than 270,000 were sold in the last half-decade alone.
Another model from Porsche as they branch out into other markets, the Macan is a 4-door compact luxury crossover first introduced in 2014. The top of the range model is driven by a 3.6-litre V6 twin-turbo engine through a 7-speed transmission.
First released in the United Kingdom in 1979, the Astra is exactly the same as the Opel version except it is a right-hand drive car. Currently in its seventh generation, this vehicle has been a popular seller both for Vauxhall and Opel.
One of America's lesser-known vehicle producers, VIA make a range of electric vehicles, including a hybrid pickup truck with a battery range of 40 miles, enough to cover the distance most of us travel each day. It is charged at a normal plug point.
Currently in its fifth generation, the Nissan Altima is one of the best selling cars in the United States with 1.5 million units sold in the past five years.