If you’re an avid car enthusiast, you might know that certain car brands have luxury counterparts. If you aren’t, you may have thought that each luxury counterpart acts independently. We’re here to tell you that both are true – it just depends on the brand. So, if you’ve been curious about whether or not the top luxury brands are independent, or if they have parent companies, you’ve come to the right space. We’ve done our research, so you don’t have to!
Mercedes-Benz is one of the world’s top luxury car makers, and it is owned by an automotive company called Daimler AG. Daimler AG’s headquarters are in Stuttgart, where a number of other automotive events take place.
BMW is independent, but what you may not know is that the brand also owns Mini and Rolls Royce. The brand has been around for over a century, and its headquarters are in Germany – not far from competitor Mercedes-Benz.
Lexus is a prominent luxury brand, but you may be surprised to find out that it isn’t independent. The brand is owned by Toyota Motor Company, and acts as the luxury counterpart to Toyota – one of today’s most popular brands.
Jaguar and Land Rover
Jaguar and Land Rover are known as British brands, but what people may not know is that they’re owned by a company in India called Tata Motors. While that may be the case, the vehicles are, in fact, produced in the United Kingdom.
Cadillac is owned by General Motors. This name might sound familiar, if you’ve ever driven a Buick, Chevrolet, or GMC model. The company is based out of both Europe and Australia, but releases vehicles all over the world.
INFINITI is a young brand, but it’s gaining ground in the luxury segment. It was started in 1989, and has since acted as Nissan’s luxury counterpart. That said, Nissan is owned by a company called Renault – based out of France.