Cars Brands that start with A

Car Brands that start with A

The degree of development of mankind is determined by the complexity that surrounds it with the products it produces. The history of the development of the automotive industry, in this case, is one of the most effective ways to get the required result, to be able to assess the past and the current state of the automotive industry, to analyze its possible future and the real prospects of both production and the car itself. In addition, this direction of history will not only increase the intellectual level of those interested but also will be necessary for those who chose the automobile industry and the automobile itself, which is not only the meaning of their lives but also their main hobby.

What brands of cars begin with the letter A?

The question is so extensive that it is almost impossible to give a short answer. There are dozens of brands – Audi and Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, and Apollo. Which of them are interesting – the oldest or the most significant, the modern brands or the leading ones? But our work will allow you to somewhat expand your horizons in this matter. We advise you to familiarize yourself with it.

The automotive industry is already more than 120 years old. And this is a big enough figure that there are no longer any living witnesses of its birth. Making a list of brands in alphabetical order, I have already encountered names, information about which has been lost, and information about the appearance and characteristics of many car models. There is no information left. And how many more forgotten manufacturers, especially those who broke through in this field, creating something original, and could not continue their activities for various reasons. The list in alphabetical order will not only facilitate familiarization and search for the brand of interest. But also will allow you to keep in history interesting and important information about the car and the person who created it.


Audi Logo

The most famous German automaker, Audi AG, founded in 1909 by August Horch, is engaged in the development, production, and sale of cars today. The company is headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany. In 1966, in order to expand its capabilities, it joined the Volkswagen Group, becoming its subsidiary. In turn, having reached the world’s leading position in product sales, the brand formed two of its own subsidiaries – Lamborghini and Audi Sport GmbH. Both companies are known worldwide: the first luxury and expensive supercars, sports cars, and SUVs. Audi is today the best-selling brand in luxury technology.

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo Logo

Alfa Romeo Automobiles SpA, founded in 1910 in Milan under the name A.L.F.A., is highly popular among the most famous Italian brands. Its first racing cars in 1911 took leading positions in competitions. The name of the brand comes from the full – Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, which is an abbreviation, and the name of Nicola Romeo, who ran it since 1915. Transferred in 19932 to the state Institute of Industrial Engineering (Istituto per la Ricostruzione Industriale), it remained in state ownership until 1986, when it was sold to Fiat. After 21 years, the brand became Alfa Romeo Automobiles SpA, a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Italy.


Acura Logo

Acura, a Japanese brand founded by Honda Motor Company in March 1986, has become a luxury model brand for the Japanese auto industry. The headquarters of the brand is located in Minato (Tokyo, Japan), and production bases are located in the United States and Canada. The techniques of the brand are characterized by luxury and original design, as well as high performance. The company’s production technologies are innovative and pioneering. This allowed almost immediately after the opening to organize the production of the flagship Legend, which immediately became a leader in its class. Its appearance pushed the leading Japanese brands Toyota and Nissan to create competitive luxury models – Lexus and Infiniti.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin Logo

The luxury cars category includes the products of the British brand Aston Martin, which began its activity in 1913. Founded by Lionel Martin and Robert Bamford, the brand focused on the production of luxury sports cars and urban luxury models. Having a rather complicated history of development, having gone through bankruptcy in the 70s of the last century, and having experienced long periods of success and stable work – from 1947 to 1972, when the company was owned by David Brown. From 1994 to 2007, the brand repeated its rise under the control of Ford Motor Company, America’s largest automaker.


Alpine Logo

French Alpine was founded by racer Jean Redelay in 1955. Using a Renault 4CVs car of his own modernization, Rédélé wins several races and sets an idea to create his own model of racing car, which he realizes through his brand. Today, Alpine is a racing and sports car manufacturer that joined Renault in 1976. The brand is headquartered in Dieppe, France. After the founder’s death in 2007, production ceased. But in 2016, in Monte Carlo, the brand unveiled a new concept model of the Vision coupe. In support of the brand’s revival, Renault renamed its Formula 1 team Alpine.


Ariel Logo

Ariel is a British automaker with a very long history. Founded in 1991 by Simon Saunders, the company is based in Crewkerne, Somerset, UK. Not to be confused with Ariel Motorcycles 1870, which has been manufacturing motorcycles since 1902. Today, this small company consists of 7 people and carries out small-scale production of sports cars. Its capacity is 100 cars per year. In 2001, the brand was renamed Ariel Motors. In the production of the brand, there is a particularly light car characterized by high technical characteristics and having a powertrain and gearbox from the Honda Civic Type R – a second-generation sports model.


Abarth Logo

Another Italian automaker, Abarth, is characterized by the production of high-speed racing and off-road cars. Founded by Austro-Italian Carlo Abarth, a racing driver and designer, it began producing its first products in 1949. The first to appear were the mufflers and exhaust system. The sports car, with Fiat as its base, appeared in 1956. Modernizing Fiat vehicles after the agreement with Fiat, the brand created small urban versions, the leader among which in the 60s was the Abarth 850TC model on the chassis of the Fiat 600. The last car was released in 1971. In 2007, Fiat decided to revive the brand.

Audi Sport

Audi Sport Logo

1983 was the year of the appearance of a new brand for the production of high-performance cars and components – Audi Sport GmbH, which was originally called Quattro GmbH. The company is headquartered in Neckarsulm, Germany. As a division of Audi, part of the Volkswagen Group, the brand, in addition to producing equipment, carries out individual customizations according to the requirements of the future owner. The brand got its first name as a tribute to the all-wheel drive road and rally car Audi Quattro, which was first demonstrated at the 1980 Geneva Motor Show.

ABT Sportsline

ABT Sportsline Logo

Germany is home to many world-renowned automotive brands that have had a particular influence on the development of the global automotive industry. ABT Sportsline’s profile is motorsport and tuning of vehicles of Volkswagen AG subsidiaries – Audi, Seat, Škoda, and Volkswagen. It is based in Kempten im Algau (Germany) and has its own racing team. Its production provides modernization of individual car brands, sports suspension units, fine-tuning of electronic electronics, aerodynamic shapes, and external body elements. The history of the family begins in 1896, when the brand was called Auto-Abt and was a blacksmith shop. The company reoriented to the modern type of production in 1991, changing its name to Abt Sportsline GmbH.


Alpina Logo

The German company Alpina Burkard Bovensiepen GmbH & Co. KG, founded in 1956, produces modified cars on BMW chassis. The brand was founded by German industrialist Burkard Bovensiepen, who continued the family technology business that had failed in the 60s but revived it and immediately refocused it on the automotive industry. The company’s office is located in Buchloe, Germany. Initially, the company supported BMW by ordering rebuilds of carburetors and cylinder blocks from the Kaufboyerne workshop. As the company grew, it moved to Buchloe and, in 1983, began producing cars registered under the Alpina brand name.


Arash Logo

In 1999, Briton Arash Farboud founded Farboud Limited, which was renamed Arash Motor Company seven years later. Based in Suffolk, England, UK, the brand ushered in a new era of British sports cars with the introduction of the Farboud GT model. The model embodied everything most unusual – avant-garde, unusually attractive design, perfect aerodynamics, and a maximum speed of 327 km/h. Aimed at the development and production of exclusive models in terms of design, power, and comfort, the company, for five years – from 2006 to 2011 – was engaged in the production of constantly modernized Farboud GT and Farboud GTS. The result was the unique Arash AF-10. The brand continues to create exclusives today.


Artega Logo

The German automaker, the brainchild of German designer Klaus Dieter Frers, was founded in 2006 and lasted only six years. The reason for its inclusion in this list is the huge amount of various know-how and advanced technologies in the automotive industry. After the bankruptcy of the brand in 2012, all the ideas were bought by Volkswagen, which successfully applies them today. The brand’s office was located in Delbrück, Germany. But for such a short period of time, the company managed to develop and produce one model – Artega GT with 300 hp and a 6-cylinder engine. Also, two launch models were created, one of which had a hybrid engine.


Ascari Logo

Britain is the home of sports car manufacturer Ascari Cars Ltd. Founded in 1995 by Dutchman Klaas Zwart, the brand was based in Banberry, UK. It was named after the first two-time Formula One world champion Alberto Ascari. The main production profile of the brand is sports cars and supercars. During its existence – abolished in 2010 – the brand developed and launched five road car models and four racing versions of Ascari. Today, the brand owns a race track – Race Resort Ascari – 5,425 meters of pure adrenaline with modern surfaces and unique natural surroundings.


Arrival Logo

The Arrival brand was founded by Russian Denis Sverdlov in London, UK, in 2015. As a former director of Russian mobile operator Yota Group, he invested in developing first his hobby and then his core business after stepping down. Currently, the brand is focused on the production of light commercial vehicles, which makes one of the main directions for the electrification of commercial vans and buses, including city buses, for use in the busiest cities, having design features that ensure the distance of passengers transportation in coronavirus conditions. The company is based in Banbury, Oxfordshire, with a new factory in Bicester. A second North American headquarters has been opened in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.


Arrinera Logo

Polish automobile brand Arrinera, founded by Lukasz Tomkiewicz, was established in 2008. Its headquarters are located in Warsaw, the capital of the country. The main activity is the production of supercars, a vivid representative of which is the Arrinera Hussarya model of 2008. In 2015, the finished version was presented at the Poznan Motor Show. Then, it was also announced that by the fall of 2015, the Arrinera Racing would see the light, and in 2016, the civilian version would be released. However, the constant change of terms and the similarity to the Lamborghini Murcielago and Lamborghini Reventon models caused doubts among investors. In 2016, the brand was shut down.


Arcfox Logo

Chinese electric car and crossover brand – Arcfox is based in Beijing, the capital of China. It is a subsidiary of BAIC Group, which in 2017 created a new brand for the development of electric cars. The first representative of the brand’s products was a premium microcar – Lite. But the models already brought to the Geneva Motor Show in 2019 were radically different from the Lite. The second model was the GT supercar. The emphasis was on the original design, which was to demonstrate the capabilities of the brand’s designers. It was presented at the exhibition in both trim variants.


Aixam Logo

In Aixam-les-Bains (Savoie, France) in 1983, the automobile industrial group Aixam-MEGA began its work, producing cars and trucks. Today, the production is aimed at replenishing the unexploited segment of the market with incomplete vehicles and light ATVs for rural areas, which are especially in demand in urban areas and do not require a driver’s license to drive. Since 2003, production has been supplemented by electric cars, and in 2007, the sales volume reached 155 thousand cars. Two years later, however, production dropped slightly to just 12,000 units.

Apollo Automobil

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Roland Gumpert, former director of Audi Sport, founded the Apollo Automobil GmbH brand in 2004, which was originally called Gumpert Sportwagenmanufaktur GmbH. The company, headquartered in Denkendorf, Bavaria, Germany, is focused on the production of sports cars. Its opening was due to Roland Gumpert’s preparation to produce a new generation of sports cars that could be used not only on the race track but also in the city. In 2008, Apollo Sport was featured on the British program Top Gear and became a leader on the track. But in 2013, the brand went bankrupt. Three years later, the rights to it were acquired by the Hong Kong consortium Ideal Team Venture, which gave the brand a new name – Apollo Automobil GmbH.


Autobacs Logo

In 1947, Toshio Sumino from Toyosu, Koto, Tokyo, Japan, founded Autobacs Seven Co., Ltd., which specialized in the production of auto parts and accessories. Over time, the brand expanded its capabilities. The company acquired its current name in 1980, opening branches in Asia and several stores in France. In 2001, Autobacs became the owner of Tommykaira Sportscar Tuning Laboratory, creating the ASL (Autobacs Sportscar Laboratory) division, creating the Garaiya RS-01, the sports car of Tommykaira engineer Kikuo Kaira. It was immediately announced that customizations could be made for each customer.


Aspark Logo

Masanori Yoshida founded the Japanese brand Aspark in the fall of 2005 in Osaka, Japan. Today, it is Asia’s leading engineering services company in the automotive, electronics, and industrial sectors. It is based on the all-electric luxury supercar, the Aspark, which laid the foundation for mass production of vehicles in this category, with its development center in Japan and the Owl development and production center in Turin, Italy. Currently, the brand has 25 representative offices around the world – in this case, in Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, and Switzerland.

AC Cars

AC Cars Logo

AC Cars Ltd was the first British company created solely for the design and manufacture of sports cars. It was founded by John Weller and John Portwine in 1902. The first Weller Four Seat Touring sports model was released in 1903, and the AC Sociable passenger model in 1907. In 1911, the brand was renamed Autocarriers LTD, but in 1922, it was returned to its former name. From 1919 to 1925, the brand participated with its cars in almost all races and championships. In the ’60s, the company created a unique characteristics model, the AC Cobra. After the development of many original sports models, the brand was discontinued in 2008.


Alvis Logo

From 1919 to 1967, Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd. operated in Coventry, England, United Kingdom. Founded by Thomas George John, it produced civilian and racing cars, armored fighting vehicles, and aircraft engines. After the brand was bought by Rover in 1965, it continued to produce armored personnel carriers. The company then became part of British Leyland and, in 1982, was acquired by United Scientific Holdings, which changed its name to Alvis plc immediately after the purchase. Alvis Car and Engineering Company Ltd ceased to exist.

Atalanta Motors

Atalanta Motors Logo

The modern Atalanta Motors – England, UK, was another, hardly more successful attempt to revive the Atalanta of the 1930s. The latter is known for having produced the original 21 cars, much appreciated by car enthusiasts of the pre-war era. However, after the war, the brand, unable to continue production, was abolished. There were several attempts to revive the company. Yet the idea of revival was only realized by Martin Corfield in 2011, who announced it in 2012 with a Sports Tourer model in retro design. He unveiled the second one at the 2014 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace.


Abadal Logo

The Spanish car brand Abadal was named after Francisco Abadal, nicknamed Paco, its founder. Paco was a racing driver in the Barcelona-based Hispano-Suiza team. His desire to create cars led him to found his own company in 1912. However, the knowledge and skills of the owner were enough only to produce one luxury car of the same name. This situation led to a change of direction. Abadal concluded an agreement with the Belgian car manufacturer Imperia for the right to sell its products in Spain under its brand. In 1923, Francisco Abadal received a favorable offer from General Motors to represent their interests in Spain, which led to a halt in its production. In 1930, the brand was completely shut down.


Abbott-Detroit Logo

The American automobile manufacturer Abbott-Detroit of Detroit, Michigan, USA, founded by Carlo Abbart in 1909, lasted only ten years. Produced until 1919, the car belonged to the category of “luxury” and was powerful and practical. It was equipped with one of the best Continental engines of the time. Production, which began in Detroit, was moved to Cleveland, Ohio, reducing the name to one word – Abbott. Having expanded production capacity due to the move, the brand was able to roll out modifications to the model produced, creating seven modifications up to and including 1912.


Alta Logo

Alta, a Greek brand from Athens, was founded in 1962 and disbanded in 1978. Production was focused on light trucks, lacquer cars, and motorcycles. The main difference in automotive products was the three-wheel base. A 50-cubic-inch Sachs power unit was used. The first truck of the serial model – A700 with a BMW engine and a payload of 800 kg was produced in 1967. It became the most successful in this group of trucks in the country. The following year, the passenger car Alta A200 with a 200 cm3 Heinkel engine was presented. But its success was average. The expanding production moved to Elefsin. However, after the production of Alta A200 in 1974, financial problems arose, which led to the closure of the brand four years later.


AMC Logo

AMC is an American automobile manufacturing company founded by George W. Mason in 1954 and headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, United States. The American Motors Corporation brand was formed as a result of the largest merger in the history of the United States of Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson Motor Car Company, initiated by George W. Mason. The production of small cars created competition with the monsters of the automobile industry – Ford, General Motors, and Chrysler. In the ’60s-70s, sports models Javelin and AMX were produced, and after the purchase of Kaiser Jeep, production of off-road vehicles began. In 1980, cooperation with Renault began. But in 1987, the shares of the company were sold to Chrysler.


ARO Logo

Romanian SUVs ARO (Auto Romania) by Câmpulung-Muscel were produced in 1957. The brand existed for almost half a century – until 2003. The heyday of the company was during the Soviet period, and the decline occurred during some time in the EU. Models with Daihatsu units were in great demand in Spain and were produced in Portugal as Hisparo and Portaro. Italian company ARO-Ciemme equipped the vehicles with Volkswagen engines and produced them under the ACM brand. After the closure of production in Romania in 2003, ARO was restored in the Czech Republic in the form of a small batch. Production began at Auto Max Czech (AMC) ‘s production facilities.


Askam Logo

The Turkish company Askam, a subsidiary of iftçiler Holding, produced trucks and commercial vehicles in Istanbul, Turkey, from 1962 to 2015. The company was established with the joint participation of Chrysler. Originally, the company was named Chrysler Sanayi. But in 1964, it was replaced by Askam, and production of trucks – Fargo Trucks, DeSoto, and Dodge under license began. In 1978, Turkish partners bought out Chrysler’s share. Since the early 90s, the production of licensed Japanese subcompact trucks began. 2002 was the year of rebranding. The company was renamed Askam Kamyon Imalat ve Ticaret AŞ. But in 2015, production was phased out.


Auburn Logo

Auburn is one of the oldest American automobile manufacturers, founded by brothers Frank and Morris Eckhart in 1900 from Auburn, Indiana, United States. It split off from the Eckhart Carriage Company, a well-known horse-drawn carriage company at the time. Eckhart, Jr. spun off the production of two small workshops in Indiana and set about realizing his idea for a touring car. After the war, in 1919, the brand was bought out by a group of Chicago investors along with Ralph Austin Bard. In 1924, it was acquired by Errett Lobban Cord, who created a luxury car – L-29. The famous Duesenberg Model J, the Auburn Speedster [en] 1935-1937, and the Cord 810/812 were created. The Great Depression led to the company’s closure in 1937.

Austin Motor

Austin Motor Logo

British-born Herbert Austin founded the Austin Motor Company in 1905. Producing cars under the Austin brand in Longbridge, England, UK, the company existed until 1952. Its first product was the Austin 18 / 24HP [5] Endcliffe automobile, produced in the spring of 1906. The products were bought by Russian princes, Vatican bishops, nobles of Great Britain, and leaders of Spain. The brand offered various categories of cars – passenger limousines, coupes, ambulances, and commercial utilitarian cars. In 1952, the British Motor Corporation Holding was formed.


Autobianchi Logo

The Italian automobile brand Autobianchi was founded in 1955 by three leading brands – Bianchi, Pirelli, and Fiat. It was created to produce family-type cars – subcompact cars, such as the sedan Autobianchi A111, which were in great demand, exceeding in sales volumes even the popular at that time Fiat of this group. The most famous were the 1969 Autobianchi A112 hatchback and the Autobianchi Y10 with the FIRE system. Integration of the brand in 1989 with Lancia stopped the development of new models under this brand, and with the removal of the Y10 from production in 1995, Autobianchi ceased to exist.


Axon Logo

A representative of British automakers, Axon Automotive of Northampton (Northamptonshire) is focused on the production of automobiles and components. In 2008, having formed its headquarters in Wellingborough, UK, it unveiled its first hatchback at the Sexy Green Car Show. Including design and development in material technology, the brand had broad prospects in its development. The company was developing lightweight structural composites for the automotive industry and had a staff of experienced people to design, analyze, and bring its innovations to production. But in 2020, it announced its closure.


Aeolus Logo

Aeolus (Dongfeng Fengshen) is a Chinese automobile brand of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company, part of Dongfeng Motor Group. The company began operations in 2009 under the name Fengshen, later taking the official English name, Aeolus. The Chinese version of the name is an homage to the company’s Yunbao Automobile model. After becoming an official partner of the Yunbao joint venture in the 90s, the Nissan brand initiated the launch of – Yunbao Fengshen 7200. In 2009, the company released the first four-door sedan – Fengshen S30, class A. In 2011, a five-door mid-size version – Fengshen H30 appeared. In 2012, the brand expanded beyond China, starting sales in Venezuela.

Aiways Automobiles Company Ltd

Aiways Automobiles Company Ltd Logo

Fu Qiang (Samuel), former head of sales for Volvo Cars in China, and Gary Gu founded the Airways car brand in Shanghai in 2017. The brand is headquartered in Shanghai, China, with the company’s European and R&D center in Munich, Germany. The company’s first model came out in 2018 and was named Aiways U5. It was certified to meet the EU market requirements. In 2019, it became a 50% owner of Jiangling Holdings. This opened the door for the brand to produce electric vehicles and expand its capacity with a plant in Jiangling. The first models on sale in the EU were shipped by rail in 2020, reducing delivery time from 6 weeks to 16 days.


Almac Logo

New Zealand has also contributed to the history of the global automotive industry. Its brand is Almac Cars, an automotive component manufacturer founded in 1984 in Upper Hutt. It is part of Almac Reinforced Plastics Ltd, a company founded by Alex MacDonald in 1971. After moving to New Zealand, the founder began developing a sports car similar to the 1974 Lotus Elite on a Volkswagen chassis in 1976. This was the only model. It was marketed as a race car for the Phil Derby. Next came the Almac 427, a replica of the Shelby Cobra 427, of which 17 were sold in 1984. Its body was made of fiberglass. But so far, the brand has not managed to create a single car of its own.

Alternative Cars

Another New Zealand automaker is Alternative Cars Limited, founded by Russell Hooper in 1984 as Kit Kars Limited. Initially, it was in the business of supplying medical supplies. It was not until 1996 that it got the name it is known by today, having started manufacturing components for cars. The first cars of the brand were created based on the fiberglass body of the MG TF model of the 50s. At this time, the workshop moved from its home garage to a workshop in Auckland. Released in 1996, the T Mark 5 was delivered to the Australian market. By 2000, left-hand drive designs were introduced. Today, TG covers the US, Canadian, UK, and Australian markets.

AM General

AM General Logo

AM General is an American heavy vehicle and contract model manufacturer representative from South Bend, Indiana. Its best-known models are the civilian Hummer and the Army Humvee, assembled at its plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. The brand began its history with the 19003 Standard Wheel company, which, after numerous mergers and ownership changes, became an acquisition of American Motors Corporation (AMC) in 1970. In 1971, the brand acquired its name, AM General, as a subsidiary. From 1972 to 1979, the company produced city buses. By the time of their closure, two lines of trolleybuses had managed to get out of stock. In 1992, the HMMWV automobile entered the civilian market. In 2002, the Hummer H2 appeared.


Amuza Logo

The Australian stretch limousine brand Amuza was founded in 1997 by Ventura. The headquarters of the company is located in Perth. Its most famous car is the Grand Chauffeur, presented in 2003 in Tokyo. Its realization is carried out in several countries – Japan, Australia, and Singapore. The whole line of limousines of the brand uses the base of American models – Ford Falcon, Fairmont, Futura. Recently, the brand has offered a new sports car – a prototype for the future mass model range. The project of an amphibious car is in the drawing stage.

Anteros Coachworks

Anteros Coachworks Logo

Since 2005, in San Jose (California, USA), there has been a private company producing sports cars. Its founder was designer Roger Hector. In 2006, he designed a luxury sports car, Anteros, based on the C6 Corvette, with 500 hp turbocharged. It was a limited edition and hand-assembled to ensure high build quality. It featured carbon fiber, leather, and wood in the trim. The interior had a customized design. The model offered the buyer the opportunity to order customized furnishings and was produced until 2009.

Apex Motors

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Apex Motors is a joint Hong Kong-British automobile company. It was founded in 2016 by brothers Jason and Gary Leung based on the Elemental RP-1. Production was based in Hong Kong, and the AP-1 sports car was launched for open road and track use, powered by a 2.3-liter powertrain from Ford with 400 hp. In the spring of 2020, the brand made a new model available to the general public by presenting a concept electric car – the Apex AP-0, which will be a real competitor to Tesla. Its serial production is scheduled for 2022 and will be carried out in England.

Aptera Motors

Aptera Motors Logo

American startup Accelerated Composites, now Aptera Motors Inc., was founded in 2005 to produce high-performance cars. It was disbanded in 2011. But in 2019, its original founders, Chris Anthony and Steve Fambro, revived it with a slight name change, becoming Aptera Motors Corp. The venture is based in San Diego, California. Aptera Motors Corp. was a three-seat version of a two-seat car called the Aptera 2 Series. By 2019, it was upgraded to a solar-powered version. In 2020, a new Aptera EV prototype was unveiled.

Arash Motor Company

Arash Motor Company Logo

Newmarket Suffolk, England, is the headquarters of British automobile manufacturer Arash Motor Company. Founded by Arash Farboud in 1999 as Farboud Limited to produce super and hypercars, it changed its name seven years later. Today, the brand is known for four models – the AF-LM, dedicated to Le Mans; the Farboud GTS and AF-8 supercars; and the AF-10, the first hypercar. Currently, only the AF-8 and AF-10 are produced. The new model will be announced at the end of 2021. As for production volumes, the brand is focused on ultra-low volumes. Today, this figure is 2-3 cars per year. Accordingly, no targets are set to increase sales, which today are less than 80 units per year.


Arcimoto Logo

Arcimoto is a new American automotive company specializing in advanced electric vehicles, headquartered in Eugene, Oregon. Founded in 2007 by Mark Frohnmayer, it manufactures and sells the Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV), a tandem electric vehicle for two people. The company also sells specialty vehicles – Rapid Responder vans for use in emergencies and the Deliverator for complex last-mile delivery. In 2020, the brand began a partnership with Sandy Munro to optimize its manufacturing process and design.

AC Schnitzer

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AC Schnitzer, which is a separate division of the Schnitzer Motorsport brand and based in Aachen, focuses on aftermarket car tuning. The company focuses on BMW brand vehicles. As the brand has evolved, it has expanded its capabilities. Some time ago, Land Rover also took on the job. The company makes customized parts, taking into account the need to improve the performance of the device. AC Schnitzer offers custom chassis options, custom wheels, and performance enhancements. The interior and exterior are remodeled.

Allard Motor Company

Allard Motor Company Logo

Allard Motor Company, a small British car manufacturer based in London, was founded by racing driver Sidney Allard in 1945. Allard’s main task was to find a design solution to accommodate large American V8 engines in the small bodies of British models, which in turn were lightweight. The resulting cars of his build were particularly efficient but crude in their shapes and design. Since he was a racing driver, he aimed to provide speed rather than beauty. The brand ceased to exist in 1958.


Arden Logo

One of the representatives of German engineering was mechanical engineer Jochen Arden, who founded a tuning car dealership under his name in 1972. The reason for the creation of the company was the need to realize and legitimize his ideas on the refinement of the Jaguar XJ V12. The resulting model, Arden AJ1, was radically different from the original both in shape and design, had better characteristics, and increased performance. The success prompted the continuation of the transformation of the Jaguar brand, which began massively in 1986. In addition, the brand tried its hand at Bentley, Land Rover, and Mini.

Auto Union

Auto Union Logo

From 1932 to 1969, the German automobile concern Auto Union, headquartered in Zwickau (Germany), operated. Its founders are Audi, DKW, Horch, and Wanderer, which is reflected in the logo’s four crossed rings. Each of the founders contributed to the concern with its own features. Horch is a premium-class car, DKW is a group of socially accessible cars, and Audi and Wanderer are middle-class cars. However, the main activity of this concern was the development and production of racing cars under a single brand name. Rebranding in 1969 led to the abolition of the concern. Its main successor was Audi AG.


Auto Avio Costruzioni Logo

Auto Avio Costruzioni (AAC) is the world-famous Italian automobile brand Ferrari of Modena, founded by Enzo Ferrari in 1929. It was created to modify and improve various elements of Alfa Romeo cars. During this period, Enzo Ferrari was engaged in motor racing, headed the Alfa team, and participated in European-level competitions. The first and only car produced under this brand was the Auto Avio Costruzioni Tipo 815. Enzo Ferrari himself, along with engineers Alberto Massimini and Vittorio Bellentani, took part in its creation. It developed speed up to 175 km/h and had a power of 72 hp. In 1947, the brand was named after its founder, Ferrari. In 1957, the AC was officially abolished.

Adrenaline Motorsport

Founded in 2005 by Daniel Jefferson Muir, Tom Richard Taylor, Neil Yates, and Martin Sutherland, Adrenaline Motorsport evolved into the Adrenaline, Minari, and Toniq brands. Originally headquartered in St. Columb Major in County Cornwall, the company moved to Bodmin in 2008. Prior to this, the Murtaya was launched in 2006, based on the all-wheel drive Subaru Impreza 93-2000. The name was made up of the three surnames of the founders. From 2007 to 2009, 45 cars were produced. However, the financial difficulties encountered led to the company’s relocation to Lutterworth in Leicestershire and subsequent bankruptcy in 2010. Production totaled 57 rally cars.

A.D. (Advanced Design Tramontana)

A.D. (Advanced Design Tramonta) Logo

Spanish automaker – A.D. (Advanced Design Tramontana) produces sports cars. It was founded by Joseph Rubau, who invited designer Pere Giri, bodybuilder Xavi Lopez, and engineer Jordi Baltasar, A.D., to focus on the production of supercars. The main feature of its developments is the use of modern technologies in the production of cars in accordance with the traditions of the 30s of the last century, creating almost piece works of art in the form of modern high-speed cars. The brand is characterized by the creation of unique cars and the development of designs according to individual parameters.

Aeon Sportscars Limited

Aeon Sportscars Limited Logo

British automobile manufacturing company Aeon Sportscars Limited began its activities in 2000 in the town of Marden in the county of Kent. Its directors were Keith Wood and John Timothy Hewat. In 2003, the brand began producing automotive components and the original GT 3 Coupé car. It is characterized by gull wing-shaped doors and front three-seat seating where the driver’s seat is in the middle. In 2004, the GT 3 Spyder model appeared. In 2009, the Epona model was introduced at the show. Since 2011, a lightweight sports car, Exceed Autocraft, has been in development. It is planned to have two variants – coupe and roadster.

Alba Engineering

The Italian automobile manufacturer Alba Engineering was founded in 1983 by Giorgio Stirano to develop and manufacture racing cars. The reason for the creation was the need for cars that could be used in the junior events of the C2 World Endurance Championship. Within two years, the brand had created racing machinery that met the specified requirements and consistently drove drivers to victory. Particularly successful results were achieved in the AR2 class. One of the most efficient models was the Alba AR5, which was presented at the Final 3 Hours of Daytona.


Amilcar Logo

The French brand Amilcar was founded by Joseph Lamy and Emile Acar in 1921. While engaged in the production of passenger cars, it focused on the sporty type. Based initially in Paris on rue Schmen-Vere, the company lacked space, which led to a move to a workshop in Saint-Denis. The first engineering product, a two-seater CC sidecar, was unveiled at the Moscow Motor Show in 1921. The most successful model was the 1926 Amilcar CGSS. In 1928, the brand demonstrated a completely new generation of cars with various modifications. At the same time, the production of trucks began. The production of the brand was discontinued in 1939.

ARK Performance

ARK Performance is an American automobile brand based in Ontario, California, USA. The main direction is auto-tuning, the development of world-class components for automobiles. The brand is actively involved in co-production. In close partnership with Korean Hyundai, several project vehicles have been created, such as the Alpine Edition Veloster, AR550 Hyundai Genesis, Legato Concept, and Danza. Continuing its development, the company is now considering new redesign and co-design agreements for new models with the world’s leading premium car brands.

American Specialty Cars (ASC)

American Specialty Cars (ASC) Logo

American Specialty Cars (ASC) was founded in 1965 by Heinz Prechter in Los Angeles, California. It was originally called American Sunroof Company. Two years later, the brand acquired a large space in Detroit. The first deliveries were made to Ford Motor Company. S 1968 Mercury Cougar XR-7. The main focus was the development of convertible roofs. Several of its own modified models were created as part of this process, including the ASC McLaren Capri two-person coupe and convertible and the two-seat ASC McLaren Mustang. The brand was closed in 2017.


Autobacs’ automotive production division, ASL (Autobacs Sports Car Laboratory), was formed on the basis of the bankrupt Tommikaira specialty car production. In 2001, it became the owner of the current name. The first small sports car, ASL Garaiya, was built on the basis of Tommykaira ZZ. Its modification in 2003 was presented in Japan in the GT300 racing series class. Today, the Garaiya RS01 model is in development, positioned as a larger and faster addition to the ZZ. Production is operational and working on several series of cars at once.

ASMA Design

ASMA Design Logo

In the field of auto-tuning and aftermarket cosmetics, the German brand ASMA Design, based in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany, stands out. But it also has its own creation at its core – the ASMA CLS Shark car, which wowed everyone at the IAA 2005 exhibition held in Frankfurt (Germany). Subsequent models also featured original designs and higher performance. Among them is – the Asma Design SLR Perfectus, 2009, as well as modified models of the world’s leading brands – Mercedes-Benz and Porsche, for example, a unique version of Asma Design Porsche Cayenne Turbo “Giant.”


ATS Logo

Italian manufacturer of cars for tourism and sports, the company ATS (Automobili Turismo e Sport) was founded in 1961, and its headquarters are located in Bologna, Italy. The founders of the company were Girolamo Gardini, Giotto Bizzarini, Carlo Kitti, Fausto Galassi, and Enzo Selmi – all top managers of the Ferrari brand who left the company. The presence of the company’s chief designer in the group allowed the company to believe that it could exist as an independent automaker. The first car for Formula 1 – the ATS Tipo 100, appeared in 1963. Two not-very-successful variants were produced. In the same year, the A.TS 2500GT with a mid-engine layout appeared. The brand was closed in 1964.


Autech Logo

Autech Japan Co., Ltd. is a Japanese brand. It was established in 1986 under the Nissan brand as a subsidiary for tuning and remodeling of car models produced by the corporation. The office of the new company was located in Chigasaki (Chigasaki-shi), Japan. All production was financed by the parent company, which allowed to sell Autech products only through its network. In 1987, the brand began co-producing luxury sports cars with the Italian company Zagato. Autech developed the engine and chassis. In 1989, the Autech Zagato Stelvio AZ1 car appeared. After receiving permission to expand production, the company opened an ASEAN representative office in Bangkok, Thailand.


AAD Logo

AAD is another brand that made it to this list. Its logo consists of a black abbreviation where each letter is in a separate white square with a dark border.


ABC Logo

Motorcycle and engine manufacturer ABC Motors was formerly known as the American Broadcasting Company. It currently uses a logo with a yellow acronym that is placed in a dark gray circle.


Aberdonia Logo

Aberdonia was a trademark of Aberdonia Cars Ltd., which existed from 1911 to 1915. Its logo was a yellow rectangle with black lettering in which the two letters “A” on the right and left were enlarged.

AC Propulsion Logoia

AC Propulsion Logo

This company, founded in 1992, manufactures AC-based powertrain systems. The AC Propulsion Logoia logo features the stylized letters “AC” in the form of two wavy lines in addition to the brand name.


Acadian Logo

Acadian is an automobile brand of the Canadian company GM. Its logo contains a red letter “A” and three maple leaves on the background of a white-blue vertical rectangle.

Adam Motor Company, Ltd.

Adam Motor Company, Ltd. Logo

Adam Motor Company Ltd. is a Pakistani automobile company that created the country’s first self-designed automobile. The logo consists of two parts: the black word “ADAM” in a yellow oval with white and blue elements and the motto “Daring to Innovate.”


ADK Logo

The Belgian automobile brand ADK existed from 1922 to 1930 and was owned by Automobiles de Kuyper SA. It used a simple black logo of vertically elongated letters “A,” “D,” and “K.”


Adler Logo

This is a German manufacturer of motorcycles, bicycles, automobiles, and typewriters that did away with the automobile industry after World War II. Since the company name translates to “eagle,” the Adler logo featured a stylized bird inside a blue shield.


Aero Logo

The Czechoslovakian company Aero produced automobiles throughout the 1920s and 1940s. The logo contained its name written in light handwriting.


Aeromobil Logo

As of 2022, the Slovakian Aeromobil project has yet to be realized – the flying car is due to go on sale in 2023. But it already has a logo with a black and blue circle with the letter “A” in the center without a crossbar – the same as the lettering below.


Agrale Logo

Brazilian company Agrale is known for its agricultural machinery, buses, and trucks. Its red triangle emblem looks like a Dota symbol cut in half and inverted.


AIL Logo

AIL is Automotive Industries, Ltd., an Israeli manufacturer of military vehicles. Its full name is represented on its emblem, which is colored turquoise and complemented by a four-pointed star in a ring.


Aixam-Mega Logo

The French industrial group Aixam-Mega has been producing commercial and passenger vehicles of various types since 1983. Its logo is recognizable by a large stylized letter “M” in a blue circle and a non-standard bold inscription “MEGA.”


Ajax Logo

The American company Nash Motors Company in 1925 and 1926 produced cars under the name Ajax Six, which was displayed on the logo of the brand. The crest featured a two-tiered inscription “AJAX SIX” against a circle, and below it was the phrase “NASH-BILT” on a curved arc.


AJS Logo

AJS is a motorcycle and scooter manufacturer based in the United Kingdom. Its logo contains the stylized letters “A,” “J,” and “S” in a circle with a border.

Al Araba Company

Al Araba Company Logo

Al Araba Company is a Saudi car manufacturer that is officially an armored car company. Its logo is a blue and white image of a car in a ring of lettering in Arabic and English.

Alan Mann

Alan Mann Logo

Alan Mann Racing was a motor racing team in the United Kingdom until 1969. Its name was featured on the logo and placed in a gold rectangular frame.


Alba Logo

The Portuguese steel company Alba produced racing cars for championships in the 1950s, which is why it also made it to the list of car brands. Its emblem is a stylized inscription, “ALBA,” adapted to the shape of a circle.


Albion Logo

The Scottish automobile manufacturer Albion Automotive is engaged in the production of automotive components. On the logo that represents its name, the first word consists of unusual glyphs with dots and curves, while the second word is written in a contrasting serif font.


Ales Logo

The Ales experimental touring car was produced at the Hakuyosh Iron Works in the early 1920s. It had its own identifying mark: the name inside a triangle with cut side corners in the shape of a rhombus.


Alldays Logo

In 1899, Alldays merged with Onions to form a new automobile company: Alldays & Onions. It used a circle, star, and ribbon logo with numerous inscriptions.


Ambassador Logo

American Motors Corporation produced the Ambassador line of automobiles until the mid-1970s. It had its own mark, a metal nameplate with the brand name in a handwritten script.


American Logo

There was an American Motor Car Company in Indianapolis that went bankrupt in 1913. Its logo looked patriotic: a bald eagle (symbol of the United States) sat on the top half of the globe, and “THE AMERICAN” was written at the bottom.

American Underslung

American Underslung Logo

The American Underslung was an automobile produced in the early 20th century. Since the brand belonged to the American Motor Car Company, its logo also depicted a bald eagle sitting on a globe, but in this version, designers placed it in a ring with inscriptions.


AMG Logo

AMG is an acronym for the manufacturer of Mercedes-AMG racing cars and sports production models. The five short diagonal stripes on its emblem symbolize speed, as does the slanted line of the letter “A.”


Amphicar Logo

Amphicar is a unique floating car made in Germany. Its ability to swim is hinted at by the blue wave at the bottom of the emblem, which also features a large “A” and the brand name.


Anadol Logo

Anadol, which existed from 1966 to 1991, was a pioneer of the Turkish automobile industry. Its logo looked like a rondel with a white center featuring a stylized deer and a wide black ring with the inscription “ANADOL.”


Anasagasti Logo

Anasagasti was founded in Argentina in 1909 and went bankrupt six years later. Its identifying mark was an illegible inscription in an ellipse arranged diagonally.


In 1967, a little-known automobile manufacturer, Andino, appeared in Argentina. Its name was presented as a word mark for which a careless cursive script was used.


Andre Logo

Andre, better known as Andre Car Centro Automotive, is an automotive service chain in Brazil. The logo contains its full name placed on a rectangular plate and complemented by an image of a yellow car.


Ansaldo Logo

The Italian company Ansaldo produced civil and military ships, cars, armored vehicles, aircraft, tractors, locomotives, ammunition, and weapons. Therefore, its logo contains two crossed cannons, which serve as a background for the blue diamond with the inscription.


Apal Logo

Apal is a German automobile company, formerly called Application Polyester Armé de Liége, based in Belgium. The Apal emblem contains a stylized inscription on a yellow and black rondel background.


Apperson Logo

The Apperson automobile brand was named after the two brothers who created it in 1901. It disappeared forever in 1926, but an oval emblem in the form of a running hare surrounded by lettering remains to commemorate it.


Aprilla Logo

Aprilia produces two-wheeled vehicles, including city scooters, electric scooters, and racing motorcycles. The company’s logo features its name in a red rectangle, and below it is a pattern of geometric shapes in the colors of the Italian flag and a stylized letter “A.”

Arab American Vehicles

Arab American Vehicles Logo

An Egyptian automaker, Arab American Vehicles, founded in 1977, also made it to this list. Its logo, in addition to the full name, contains the abbreviation “AAV,” made in stencil font and a red and blue parallelogram.


Argyll Logo

The Scottish car brand Argyll existed until 1932, and in 1976, its name was reused for the Argyll GT sports car. A red heraldic lion, which took the form of a silver-blue rondel, was featured in the center of the emblem.


Arista Logo

Until 1967, the cars of the Arista brand were produced in the capital of France. To make the name stand out better, the creators of the emblem wrote it in large white letters inside a bright red oval.

Armstrong Siddeley

Armstrong Siddeley Logo

The Armstrong Siddeley Automobile Corporation was known as a manufacturer of aircraft engines and luxury cars until it was absorbed by the conglomerate Rolls-Royce. The symbol of Armstrong Siddeley was the sphinx, which was combined with an elegant monogram on the logo.


Arnolt Logo

The Arnolt automobile company was named in honor of its founder, Stanley H. “Wacky” Arnolt. The red-winged horse in its logo symbolized speed and inspiration.


Arola Logo

The French company Arola produced microcars until 1983 when it was acquired by Aixam. In its logo, the two outermost letters “A” look asymmetrical, and there is a small black circle inside the letter “O.”


Arrol-Johnson Logo

Arrol-Johnston is the company that produced the first British automobile and designed exclusive vehicles for Egyptian rulers. The logo contains its name, with two arcs drawn from the first letter “A” and the last “n.”


ASA Logo

The name of the Italian automaker ASA stands for Autocostruzioni Società per Azioni. But its logo contains only the abbreviation, which is inside a deformed red triangle against a large blue arrow.

Aspark Owl

Aspark Owl Logo

Aspark Owl is a Japanese electric sports car developed by Aspark. Its logo looks as conceptual as the car itself: it consists of three multicolored blue stripes forming a stylized letter “A.”


Aster Logo

Aster was a French manufacturer of automotive components, operating until 1910 under the name Ateliers de Construction Mécanique L’Aster. Its short name, written in cursive with underlining, is used in the logo.


Astra Logo

Italian company Astra Veicoli Industriali S.p.A. specializes in the production of military equipment, heavy vehicles, and trucks. The wing element in its logo symbolizes lightness and speed.

Ateliers Germain

Ateliers Germain Logo

The Belgian company Ateliers Germain produced cars from 1897 until the beginning of the First World War. It had its own distinctive mark: the name of the town of Monceau-sur-Sambre in a ring of the words “ATELIERS GERMAIN.”


Asuna Logo

Asuna was a now-defunct GM Canada brand, discontinued in 1994. Its logo consisted of two parts: a triangular symbol and the inscription “ASUNA.”


Attica Logo

Attica was the flagship automotive brand of Bioplastic SA, which produced three-wheeled and four-wheeled vehicles. Its emblem contains the image of a cart with a horse, symbolizing strength and speed.

Aurica Motors

Aurica Motors Logo

Aurica Motors is a division of Aurica Labs, a developer of a patented electronic drivetrain for electric vehicles. Designers created a logo for it with a yellow flash surrounded by orange and gray arcs.


Aurus Logo

Aurus is a Russian luxury car brand. The basis of its logo is a coat of arms with four-pointed stars and a black rectangle with an inscription.

Australian Motor Industries

Australian Motor Industries Logo

Australian Motor Industries was an automobile assembly company until it was bought out by Toyota of Japan. Its emblem included the stylized letters “AMI” in the shape of a circle and the outline of the Australian continent.

Australian Six

Australian Six Logo

The Australian Six car was produced in Ashfield until 1924, with the last examples in 1925 being produced in Sydney. The badge on the radiator looked like a shield with lettering and a monogram of the letters “AS.”


Authi Logo

Authi is a Spanish automobile company, the name of which stands for Automoviles de Turismo Hispano Ingleses. Its country of origin was hinted at by the logo: a red bull depicted inside the outline of Spain.


Autobleu Logo

The French automaker Autobleu appeared in 1950 and existed for only eight years. During this time, it managed to be remembered for its emblem, on which its name was written diagonally inside a white and blue pattern.

Autocar Company

Autocar Company Logo

Autocar Company is an American manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, which has been a division of GVW Group, LLC since 2001. Its emblem is reminiscent of an old street sign: the brand name is written in elegant script inside a shaped sign.


Autovia Logo

The British brand Autovia, in the mid-1930s, occupied the niche of luxury cars but quickly went bankrupt. It used an emblem featuring its name and hometown, Coventry, and the “A” of the word “Autovia” looked like a springboard.


Auverland Logo

Auverland is a French military vehicle manufacturer that merged with Panhard in 2005 to become Panhard. The Auverland logo contains a blue silhouette of a deer in a rectangle with multicolored stripes in the upper corner.


Avanti Logo

The Avanti passenger car was produced in the United States in three versions: coupe, convertible, and sedan. But all of them had the same logo, which, thanks to the long horizontal stripe and slanted letters, was associated with great speed.


Avia Logo

The Czech company AVIA Motors s.r.o. got this “airy” name because it used to produce airplanes. Having switched to the production of trucks, it retained in its logo an echo of its past activities – the image of a flying bird.


AvtoVaz Logo

AvtoVaz is a Russian manufacturer of automobiles under the Lada brand. The company’s emblem is a voluminous silver-colored boat with dark gray lettering.


AWZ Logo

Until 1958, in Germany, there was an automaker, VEB Automobilwerk Zwickau, better known as AWZ. The emblem of this brand had both the full name and abbreviation, represented as a monogram in the center of the circle.



AZLK – “Automobile Plant named after Lenin Komsomol,” which emerged in Soviet times and ceased its activity in 2010. Given its origin, its logo shows stylized Kremlin buildings with a star on a red background.

What car logo is the letter A?

If you read the list of brands on the “A” above, you can find more than 60 names. And it’s far from complete. It only includes companies that have played an important role in the automotive industry. They are Ariel and Audi Sport, Aspark and Alfa Romeo.

What SUV starts with an A?

As of 2010-2020 only, there is a mass and small-scale production of more than 35 models of SUVs from 10 well-known brands in the world. The most “prolific” in this direction was Audi, with 17 models and modifications. Among them, the freshest are RS Q3 Sportback, Q4 e-Tron. Aston Martin, ArcFox, AM General, Alpina with four models, Alfa Romeo, Acura offers three luxury compact crossovers, and others are not lagging behind.

What expensive cars start with A?

Today, among the most expensive cars with the name beginning with letter A are: Aspark Owl with the declared cost of $3,560,000, two models – Aston Martin Valkyrie with the price of $3,200,000 and One-77 with $1,400,000. Many more models would be added to this group when viewed in a historical context. However, the different values of the dollar in different periods would make it difficult to estimate their real value.