How Many Car Brands Can You Name from a Single Sentence Description?


By: Craig Taylor

6 Min Quiz

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Where would we be without them? Certainly walking a whole lot more! Since their invention just before the turn of the 20th Century, the motor car has definitely come a long way. And a car fan like you probably has no trouble identifying most of them by looking at an image and deciding on the make and model.

But would you be as successful if we used a single sentence description? The best 4x4 by far? Do you know which car that is? What about vehicles described as sheer driving pleasure. To which auto manufacturer do they belong? Or Das Auto? The Power of Dreams? Think. Feel. Drive or Zoom, Zoom, Zoom. 

Do you know the car brands these single sentences describe? It's not as easy as you may think, is it? Obviously, with your car knowledge, some of the answers will just jump into your head. Others may require some serious thinking. 

But we know you got this. Your car knowledge is sure to pull you through.  So start in pole position, aim for the checkered flag and let the opposition smell burning rubber as you ace this quiz! 

What are you waiting for? Floor the accelerator and get going! 

Vorsprung durch technik

German luxury car manufacturer Audi is world renowned for producing a range of safe, sporty cars across a multitude of market segments. These include sedans, hatchbacks, sports cars and SUVs.


Go beyond.

Designed by Maurice Wilks in 1947, Land Rover models have gone on to become the most sought-after off-road vehicles in the world.


Sheer driving pleasure

BMW was formed in 1916 with the amalgamation of three different German firms. Initially, the company built aircraft engines before moving on to motorcycles after the First World War and then automobiles.


Inspiration comes standard.

Chrysler is one of the 'Big 3' of American motoring along with Ford and Chevrolet. Chrysler was founded by Walter Chrysler in 1925.


Go further.

One of the most famous car manufacturers in the world, Ford was the brainchild of Henry Ford. He made motoring affordable for the man in the street thanks to his Model T, which used the same parts as other Ford models and was constructed on a production line, helping to bring down costs. Ford originated in 1903.


The power of dreams

The Honda company has a long history, and it does not begin with cars. In fact, Honda made motorized bicycles after World War II and quickly became one of the biggest motorcycle manufacturers in the world. By 1964, they had introduced their first vehicle and today a respected car brand worldwide.


Das Auto

Volkswagen was founded in 1937 and immediately began to produce one of the 20th Century's most iconic vehicles, the VW Beetle. Their production run only ended in Mexico in 2003 with over 20 million constructed.


The future of the automobile

Mercedes Benz was formed in 1926 as a result of a merger of a number of car manufacturers but most importantly those owned by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler. Today, it is one of the most prestigious luxury car brands in the world.


The art of performance

Formed in 1922 by Sir William Lyons and William Walmsley, the Swallow Sidecar Company was the forerunner to Jaguar. Under the name SS Jaguar, the company soon started producing vehicles. Jaguar today is known for producing luxury performance vehicles.


There is only one.

Perhaps the premier off-road car brand in the world, Jeep originated from a military vehicle used by the Allies during World War II. Today, they are not only seen off-road but in the city as well.


Shift expectations.

Japanese car maker Nissan has a long history of producing motor cars. Today, they are one of the biggest vehicle producers in the world. One of their top models is the all-electric Leaf.


The car in front is a ______?

The biggest car brand in Japan, and in 2017, the world, according to Forbes Magazine, Toyota produces a range of models in almost every segment. Their top seller, the Corolla was first introduced in 1966 and is now in its 11th generation.


The strength of experience

GMC trucks and pickups are among the best found in the world. Their history is just as impressive. Did you know that during World War II, over 600,000 GMC trucks were produced for US forces?


Creating a higher standard

Cadillac is one of the oldest car manufacturers in the world. First formed in 1902, the company was formed by William Murphy, Lemuel Bowen and Henry M. Leland.


Zoom, Zoom, Zoom

Like many of the Japanese automakers, Mazda first started out producing other forms of transport, in this case, auto rickshaws. In 1960, Mazda introduced its first car, the R360.


What a luxury car should be

Lincoln is the luxury brand of Ford and became part of the Ford Motor Group in 1922. It was established in 1917 by Henry Leyland, however.


The relentless pursuit of perfection

The luxury brand of Toyota, Lexus was established in 1989. Today, it makes a range of luxury vehicles sold all over the world.


Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and _____?

Formed in 1911 by William C. Durant and Louis Chevrolet, Chevy, one of the 'Big 3' of American motoring now forms part of General Motors.


Think. Feel. Drive.

Japanese automaker, Subaru, is known for its performance vehicles like the Impreza that not only are fast but handle incredibly as well. Subaru was formed in 1953.


The best 4x4 by far

British-built Land Rovers are acknowledged as some of the finest off-road vehicles available today. The original Land Rover was designed by Maurice Wilks in 1947.


The spirit of American style

Buick is the oldest automobile brands in America and one of the oldest in the world. The first Buick was made as far back as 1899. Interestingly enough, Buick is a very popular model in China.


Grab life by the horns

Founded in 1900 by brothers John Francis and Horace Elgin Dodge, the Dodge Motor Company is now part of the Chrysler group. Dodge makes a range of vehicles in a range of vehicle segments while also making use of rebadged Chrysler models


Beauty is not enough.

One of the world's oldest automobile companies, Alfa Romeo was founded by Alexandre Darracq in Milan. Now part of the Fiat Chrysler group, Alfas are loved the world over thanks to their sporty lines. The company produces around 60,000 vehicles a year.


For life

Swedish manufacturer Volvo makes luxury cars known for their exceptional safety ratings. In fact, Volvo designed the first three-point seatbelt in 1959 and promptly shared the design with all other car makers.


Have you driven a ______ lately?

The brainchild of Henry Ford, the Ford Motoring Company was established in 1903. Today, they are one of the most recognizable names in motoring and part of the 'Big 3' of American motoring, along with Chevrolet and Chrysler.


For the love of the car.

Established in 1937, Volkswagen has become a household name around the world. The company has made some iconic cars, including the legendary Beetle as well as the Golf.


Like nothing else

A civilian version of the Humvee military vehicle, Hummer introduced its H1 model in 1992. Two other models followed before General Motors discontinued the brand in 2010.


Follow your ears.

A producer of some of the finest sports cars in the world, Lamborghini was established in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini. Today, the company forms part of the Volkswagen group.


We are the competition.

Established by Enzo Ferrari, Ferrari started first as a racing team in 1929. By 1947, however, Ferrari was starting to make its own vehicles. Today, it is acknowledged as one of the finest sports car makers in the world, while keeping its rich racing heritage.


Start something.

Founded in 1897 by Ransom E. Olds, Oldsmobile was one of the oldest motoring brands in America. Sadly, by 2004, low sales prompted General Motors to end the brand.


Passion for the road

Mazda was a well-established company by the time it introduced its first car, the RC360 in 1960. Today, it is a popular manufacturer with models available worldwide.


Moving forward

According to Forbes Magazine, Toyota is the biggest car manufacturer in the world in 2017. The company was founded in 1937.


Shift expectations

The second-largest car producer in Japan, Nissan has a range of models across almost every class of car. The company was founded in 1933 by Masujiro Hashimoto, among others.


The People's Car

Volkswagen was founded in 1937 and immediately began to produce one of the 20th Century's most iconic vehicles, the VW Beetle, as well as a host of other much-loved models like the Golf.


See the USA ... in your ____?

Part of General Motors, Chevrolet has a long and successful history in the United States and indeed the world. The company was formed in 1911 by William C. Durant and Louis Chevrolet.


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