British Car Brands – The Best Of British autos
We discussed in another article how the US car brands used to be on top back in the day. Well, back then, the second place position was held by British car brands. These auto makers in Britian produce beautiful and luxurious cars. Examples of british car brands are Aston Martin, Jaguar, Bentley, Lotus, and McLaren. Wow! These British cars and their automotive industry had a lot of success in the 1950's but are now in 12th place in terms of units made.
Since they target luxury cars and sports cars, the maker may have slowed down during the recession of 2008. It is said that they now have rebounded and that the British automotive industry had a growth of 7 percent. They are still half as good as they used to be in the 70s. The English car brands bouncing back after being bought out by foreign comapnies. Examples of such sales are BMW buying Mini and TATA buying Jaguar. VM group bought Bentley. With all these changes, It can get confusing who owns what and companies may be doing this to save on taxes. Below we discuss British car brands and list the popular English automotive brands.
Remember Mr. Bean? Which country was he from and which car did he drive? He drove the Mini Cooper! Yes, that car was a British car and is still manufactured in Britian. The only difference is that Mini is now owned by BMW. It has a newer look with more power as you would expect from a BMW. The plants that produce the Mini are in Britain at Oxford, Hams Hall, and Swindon Demand for this tiny modern car is about 300000 per year. Was it Mr. Bean that made the Mini so famous? Check the Mini Roadster. It looks amazing.
Aston Martin is another British car brand that was bought. In this case, it was bought by a Kuwaiti company after having been part of Ford (see American Car Brands). The cars had British style built in and great technology because they focus on luxury and sports cars. The Original founders were Robert Bamford and Lionel Martin. They started this British Auto manufacturer 100 years ago.
McLaren is a relatively younger English car brand and has accelerated its name with the exposure it got from F1 racing. They make their own Engine for exotic cars. They made and sold 1000 car model MP4-12Cs. This car is very sexy. Look it up right now. I like the orange color. McLaren has proven it self in few years as one of the fastest and most reliable English car brand.
Jaguar is a British car brand that is less than 100 years old as well. Its name is known globally and I have seen kids keep posters on their bedroom walls of this car. The Jaguar car manufacturing company has fuel economy issues according to somep people but then again is it a luxury/expensive car. As we mentioned above this British car manufacturer was sold to Tata Motors (Indian) for 2 billion USD. Do you know which car was selected as being the most beautiful in 2013? It is the Jaguar F-type Today, Jaguars are manufactured with Lang Rover. Actually, you may notice the two dealerships in your city being side-by-side.
What is the best British car brand that manufactures luxury cars? Bentley. Well, now it is owned by VW and most of the sales come from China (surprising to me). British auto brand makes expensive cars.