Over a century and a half of the automobile’s existence, its creation, development, and promotion involved just a huge number of companies, designers, and companies that created an even greater number of brands and trademarks. For those interested in the history of the automobile industry, it is especially important to obtain detailed and accurate information on this topic, which is not easy to do. Especially when the questions relate to the origins, the information about those who stood at the foundation of the automotive industry. And even today, when modern companies are constantly searching for economically advantageous conditions for their existence by merging or merging, going under the management of others, it isn’t easy to keep track of this information.
What car brands that start with I?
The letter I am rich in the names of car brands that use it at the beginning of their name. You can find both those who no longer exist and those who are building new cars today. Likewise, many car brands whose manufacturers have a name that does not begin with “I” begin with this letter. For example, I Series by BMW or I-Miev by Mitsubishi, I-Pace by Jaguar, and iXX by Hyundai.
Special resources provide great assistance in obtaining ordered information, laid out in a convenient alphabetical order by brand name. With their help, you can select any of the required letters of the alphabet and find all the names that begin with it, such as the letter “I” or any other. And here already highlight the desired brand to get acquainted with its history, the direction in automobile production, main models and their features, the situation with current activity and much more. Saving time, an easy selection process opens up great opportunities for collectors and marketers, engineers, and those who are faced with the choice and purchase of a car for their own needs.
What supercar starts with I?
The letter “I” in car brand names is found in many supercar manufacturers that carry the same brand name as the manufacturer. These are the series from Imperial and Impul, IMSA and Infiniti, and Innotech. Also, the i8 is an electric car model from BMW or the IS300H F Lexus sports car. You can get a more detailed answer to the question by visiting the resource on the page with the required letter.
What is the car with the I logo?
The correct answer to such an imprecise question is hard to give. There is no clarification – the letter I must be the only letter on the emblem that can be combined with other elements or be simply an integral part of the logo. It can be found on car logos from International Harvester and Innocenti, Invicta, Isotta-Fraschini, on buses from Irizar, etc.
What expensive cars start with the letter I?
There are many expensive cars in the group of brands whose name begins with “I.” They are Imperial, Infiniti M and Q70, Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A and Monterosa. For more details, see the description of brands on the resource, where brand names are arranged in alphabetical order.
Infiniti, a car brand owned by Japan’s Nissan Motor, was founded in 1989 in Yokohama, Japan. Today the network of official brand representatives covers the USA, Canada, Mexico, Middle East countries, Korea, and Taiwan. Since 2006 the brand has been sold in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. The company assembles premium cars in Japan, North America, and China. Today, the basis for the brand’s sedans, coupes, and crossovers is Nissan FM. But the QX80 SUV is assembled on the Nissan F-Alpha platform, and the Q30 hatchback and QX30 crossover are based on the Mercedes-Benz A-class.
2 Isuzu Motors
Isuzu Motors Ltd. is the first registered automobile company in Japan Tokyo, Japan, founded in 1916. The Isudzugava River gave the brand its name. Throughout its existence, the brand has produced trucks, SUVs, buses, car engines to the present day. Vehicle assembly is carried out in Japan and abroad. The company works closely with Russian manufacturers. In particular, Simbirsk Automobile Plant produces buses on Isuzu chassis.
In 1975, Giovanni Agnelli founded in Turin, Italy, the Iveco concern, which was formed following an agreement between FIAT and Klockner-Humboldt-Deutz to transfer their Magirus-Deutz division to the latter. The concern included Magirus-Deutz, FIAT with its Italian divisions OM, Lancia, and French FIAT France SA. The acquisition of automotive companies from different countries was actively going on until 1992, which contributed to the acquisition of the latest technologies at that time for the production of the best trucks in the world.
In 1977 in Kikinda, Serbia, the automobile company IDA-Opel was founded based on an iron foundry that had been in operation since 1908. A joint venture agreement with Adam Opel AG (Opel) facilitated the company’s creation. Before the plant was closed in 1992, it produced components for German brand cars and assembled ready-made cars. Till 1992 the plant produced 38700 cars – Opel Kikinda, Opel Omega A, Opel Vectra A, Opel Kadett, Opel Rekord, Opel Ascona, Opel Senator, Opel Corsa. After 1992, the company was reorganized.
Industrias Kaiser Argentina S.A. (IKA) is an automobile manufacturer from Santa Isabel, Cordoba, Argentina, founded in 1956. The brand was a subsidiary of the Kaiser-Frazer Corp. of the US, whose founders, Henry John Kaiser and Joseph Washington Fraser, left for Argentina because of Detroit’s Big Three pressure. The effective solution was to find an interest in the venture by the president of Argentina himself. As a result, the company joined the IAME alliance. The latter served as a base for the formation of IKA. The most popular car model of the brand was the Torino TS and Argentinean Kaiser Carabela. Having existed until 1970, the company was closed.
Iranian automobile manufacturer IKCO, also known as Iran Khodro and Iran National, was founded in 1962. It was a family business of brothers Ahmad and Mahmoud Khayyam. The central office of the brand was located in Iran, Tehran. The brand develops and manufactures both own passenger cars, Iran Khodro Samand, Runna, Dena, Arisun, etc., and assembled under license different model lines of Peugeot. In addition, the company is engaged in the production of buses and trucks under license from Mercedes-Benz.
Among the Australian car manufacturers, it is possible to meet a mention about the brand “one car” – the company Ilinga. It was founded in 1974 by Tony Farrell and Daryl Davies specifically to develop a concept car Lux category. Having brought their AF-2 project to life, its founders exhibited a prototype at the Melbourne Motor Show in 1975. Having received 15 orders for its model, the brand created only two cars. The car was implemented only in a two-door body with the original additional solutions. Real sabotage from competitors and companies supplying components, plus the oil crisis, has led to the impossibility of continuing the project and the company’s closure a year later.
8 Imperia Automobiles
The Belgian brand Imperia Automobiles was founded in 1906 in Nessonvaux, Liège. The company existed until 1948. The first cars were projects of engineer Paul Henze. In 1907, the company moved to Nessonvaux, Trooz, located in the Pieper factory. In 1910 it merged with Springuel. Since 1916 under license from Abadals, began production of Imperia-Abadals models. Until 1921 three models were produced. Next came the Couchard with a hatch on the roof. From 1934 to 1948, the brand produced Adlers, which had front-wheel drive. Bodies were designed and created by the company.
Chrysler has created 1955 the Imperial division in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, which produced under the same name brand cars until 1975. Imperial succeeded Chrysler Imperial. The models were distinguished by high price, the perfection of the equipment, prestige. In 1957, the brand created a car, which had cruise control for the first time in the world. In 1961, the model was developed and produced, which became the last by Virgil Exner as a stylist. The model was distinguished by its extravagance, “fins” at the back. The 1964-66 generation was designed by former Lincoln employee Elwood Engel, making the lineup similar to the Lincoln Continental. Falling interest in the brand led to the closure of production in 1975.
The Spanish brand Irizar stands out for its long history among the car brands producing buses. The company was founded in 1889 in Ormeistegi, Spain. Among the most advanced models, the Century of 1991 and Irizar PB series of 2002, which drew attention at the Hanover Motor Show the same year, are of particular interest. Today in production is the third generation in a modular design with different body sizes for Scania, Mercedes-Benz, MAN, Volvo, IVECO, DAF chassis.
11 International Harvester
In 1902, McCormick Cyrus gave a fresh start to his company by founding a brand by merging his McCormick Harvesting Machine Company and Deering Harvester Company, calling it IH – International Harvester. Patented the threshing machine in 1834 and opened its production facility located in Chicago in 1847. The first automobile of the brand became Traction Truck, and at the same time, it began producing light trucks, SUVs, and pickup trucks necessary for rural residents. These areas were maintained until the closure of the brand in 1985. The company had facilities in Lyubertsy, Russia, until its nationalization in 1924. In 1984 the company was acquired by Tenneco, closing down production.
The Intermeccanica automobile manufacturer was founded in Torino, Italy, in 1959. Its founder was Frank Reisner. The company initially engaged in car tuning and kits for Renault, Simca, Peugeot, and DKW speedsters. In 1960, it produced the Formula Junior, a one-seat racing car. Subsequent developments led to the creation of Intermeccanica- Puch (IMP). Among the models of the brand are Apollo GT and the prototype Veltro. From 1966 to 1972, the sports car Italia GT was produced. Later – Murena GT, Indra and Squire. In 1975, the brand moved to the US, and in 1982 to Vancouver, Canada, where it developed the Roadster RS. Since 2015, the brand has become a “subsidiary” of Electra Meccanica and develops electric cars.
British sports car manufacturer Invicta was founded in 1925 in Cobham, Surrey, England, by two enthusiasts, Sir Noel Maclean and Oliver Lyle. The brand released its first car with a six-cylinder engine in the founding year. In 1928, a successful model of the sports car was produced. After the release of several successful models appeared Invicta S in 1931, after the release of which is 1933, the brand moved to Chelsea, London, England. Since 1946, the brand moved to Virginia Water, Surrey, England, where it remained until its abolition in 1950. The iconic Black Prince model appears there. Frazer Nash bought the company. In the 2000s, the brand was revived by British Michael Bristow, introducing the Invicta S1.
14 Isdera GmbH
Ingenieurbüro für Styling Design und Racing (Isdera GmbH) is a German car manufacturer founded in Hildesheim, Germany in 1969 by Eberhard Schultz. He set up his company to work on the closed Mercedes-Benz C111 luxury concept series. In 1969, the Erator GTE based on the Ford GT40 was developed. In 1978, the Mercedes-Benz Studie CW 311 concept car was designed with B&B Automobiltechnik. In 1983, the brand was registered and received its logo. The 2016 Autobahnkurier AK116i was the company’s flagship product. All autos are hand-built.
Since 1938, Italy created a car brand whose mission was to create sports cars to close the existing niche in the country’s domestic market and gain the trust of potential customers. Its range included grand tourers and road passenger sedans in the economy class category. The brand ceased its operation in 1974 after the fuel crisis of 1973. But already in the 21st century – in 2017, it was revived to create modern sports cars and zero-emission cars, whose designs have already been presented to the public.
16 Isotta Fraschini
The Italian company Isotta Fraschini made executive cars and trucks. It was founded by Cesare Isotta, and the Fraschini brothers in 1900 in Milan as Societa Milanese d’Automobili Isotta Fraschini & Cia. The company began by importing and assembling French cars. In 1903 came out the two-seater Tipo 1902. In 1904, there was Isotta-Fraschini Tipo D. Since 1906, the production of trucks was opened, among which stands out GM3. During World War II, the company switched to defense products, which led to its collapse in 1949. The company was nationalized under the name Isotta-Fraschini Motori.
From 1904 to 1934, Itala company based in Turin produced cars. Matteo Ceirano founded the company. The company released three models during its first existence – Itala 18, 24, and 50. In 1905, it began the production of successful racing cars. After the First World War, pre-war Tipo 50 25/35 hp and Avalve were produced. In 1924 the Tipo 61 was produced. In 1925 there was an advanced racing Itala 11. In 1929, the brand was acquired by Officine Metallurgiche di Tortona, a company that produces trucks. In 1935, it was all bought by Fiat.
The history of the brand IZh began in the Russian Empire in June 1807, when the Russian Emperor Alexander I laid the plant office of the future Izhevsk arms plant, built on the river Izh. The plant was destined to become a legend of Russian arms and a manufacturer of the most famous motorcycles and cars in the USSR. Became in Soviet times, the plant “Izhmash” its first car – “Moskvich-408” was produced in 1966 after the construction of new buildings of the plant. Components were coming from the AZLK. Production of the first and only Izh-2125 (“Izh-Combi”) began against the background of the ‘Moskvich-412’ production.
In 1947 in Milan, Italy, an entrepreneur and former blacksmith Ferdinando Innocenti founded a company to produce scooters and cars. Thanks to a patent for scaffolding connections, the entrepreneur became famous, still in use today. Lambretta scooters and the Mini compact car brought success to the company. The production of cars was one of the three areas of the brand. It was based on licensed models from British Motor Corporation. It’s Innocenti A40 based on the Austin A40 was a success. The brand released its car in 1961 – the Innocenti 950 Spider. The production of the car was closed in 1975.
The Italian car brand Icona Design Group was founded in 1986 in Turin, Italy. The brand’s mission was to create a modern design that incorporated the future forms, allowing for evolution and discovering new trends. Its complete cars featured futuristic interior trim, dashboards, lighting elements, and additional components. The brand developed and presented a prototype of the Icona Vulcano supercar of the future at Auto Shanghai 2013. The model used a V12 power plant.
The Czech car brand Innotech was founded by Zdenek Mrkvica in 1990, when the idea for the MTX Tatra V8 open-body speedster was developed together with Václavem Králem. The company is engaged in design and engineering at Petra in Trkhov-Štepanov. The brand received the National Design Award of the Design Center of the Czech Republic in 1993 for the created design. In the development of the Innotech Mysterro was used American technology, which provided easy and cheap maintenance of the model. The car was the only model of the brand.
Ikarus is a world-famous bus brand produced by the Hungarian brand of the same name, founded in 1895 by Imre Uri as a forge and carriage shop in Budapest, Hungary. In the 20s of the 20th century, the brand began producing bodies. In 1933, the founder’s sons took over, renaming the firm Uri Brothers LLP. In 1939, the 1000th bus rolled off the production line. In 1948 – merger with nationalized company Icarus, founded in 1916, created the same-name bus plant in 1949. The brand existed until 2003.
The Russian-British automobile company Intrall was founded in 2003 with its headquarters in Poland. After buying the Lublin capacity from Daewoo Motor Poland, the brand was renamed Intrall Poland. Produced FSC Lublin and Honker models under the Intrall brand. In 2006 the company received the rights for Czech trucks Praga, on the base of which was created a completely new vehicle – a commercial van Intrall Lubo. In 2007, because of changes in legislation, production was stopped. Then it was closed by the court in the same year.
At the origins of the American automobile industry was a small company called Iroquois Motor Car Company, founded by John S. Leggett in Syracuse, New York. Later the company moved to Seneca Falls, New York. In the first years of its existence, the brand specialized in producing bodies for various chassis, including bodies for small touring cars. At the same time, the only own car called Iroquois was a unit on a gasoline engine and belonged to the category of light touring cars. In 1907, the founder sold the brand, which was closed by the new owner.