Denmark Car Brands

Denmark Car Brands

The Danish car industry is underdeveloped: there are now practically no car assembly plants in this country, although some companies still produce cars under their own and other people’s brands. Mostly, European cars drive on Danish roads, with rare exceptions – Japanese and American cars. Locally produced cars are either for construction and military purposes (Hydrema) or for wealthy luxury enthusiasts (Zenvo Automotive).

What are the automobile brands of Denmark?

There are not many brands on this list, as the automotive industry in Denmark is underdeveloped. It is represented by Zenvo Automotive (a manufacturer of luxury cars) and Hydrema (a company that produces special vehicles).

Zenvo Automotive

Zenvo Automotive Logo

Zenvo Automotive produces very expensive cars, which are too expensive for the inhabitants of Denmark. The first Dane bought a sports car of this brand only in 2018, although production was launched in 2009. Zenvo’s target market is individual buyers since the circulation of the models produced is no more than five units per year.

The automaker was incorporated in 2004 and spent several years developing the ST1 prototype. This car was produced in fifteen copies, after which it was replaced by a new lineup – TS1.


Hydrema Logo

The Danish company Hydrema expanded its sphere of influence, buying up many automobile brands. Among its recent acquisitions are Swedish manufacturer BAE Systems AB (military equipment) and German firm Weimar-Werk Baumaschinen (construction machines). Hydrema itself produces light dump trucks, combat mine clearance vehicles, and truck cranes. The lineup also includes the MPV 900, a multi-purpose vehicle to which various auxiliary equipment can be attached.

Danish Automobile Building

Danish Automobile Building Logo

Denmark’s most significant automobile manufacturer was the Danish Automobile Building. It produced various buses, first using truck chassis and then switching to Leyland components. Amidst close cooperation, the British company Leyland Motors gained control of most of DAB’s shares. After its decline, the Danish company became independent again and was able to develop its Travelator concept. In the last years of its existence, the Danish automobile plant was owned by the Swedish company Scania. It put an end to DAB’s history in 2002, as the demand for buses fell sharply at the beginning of the XXI century.

What is the most popular car in Denmark?

As statistics show, residents of Denmark prefer foreign-made cars, but due to high taxation, they can only afford compact models. As of 2021, the Ford Kuga held the largest market share, followed by Citroen C3, Peugeot 208, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Qashqai, Opel Corsa, and Toyota Aygo.

Are there any Danish cars?

Yes, Denmark has its brands. The Danish auto industry is now represented by the hypercar manufacturer Zenvo Automotive and the Hydrema company, which produces dump trucks, earthmoving equipment, truck cranes, and mine clearance vehicles.

What cars are driven in Denmark?

Most people in Denmark drive European cars. A little less often on the roads, you can see cars of American and Japanese brands.

What car is Danish?

In this country, there are practically no assembly plants for the production of cars. Currently, the Zenvo TS1 GT series sports cars and their versions: TSR and TSR-S, are produced in Denmark. Zenvo Automotive owns the brand.