18 of the most famous car brands that no longer exist – 24/7 Wall St.


The COVID-19 pandemic and containment measures have weighed on auto sales in the United States, which decreased by 16% in 2020 compared to the previous year. But while most brands will likely recover as the country reopens, at least one may not.

In the fourth quarter of 2020only 735 Fiats were sold in the United States, less than half of the previous year’s sales and almost 80% less than the previous year. In his 10 years since its reintroduction in North America, the Italian brand hasstruggled to find footingand it may not be long before parent company Fiat Chrysler drops the brand, at least in the US.

Fiat would just be the most recent famous brand to become a thing of the past in America.

To identify famous car brands that no longer exist, 24/7 Wall St. researched the history of well-known but defunct American car brands to identify the years they were active. We looked at manufacturing figures and previous media reports to identify popular models produced by these companies.

In some cases, these brands were founded as stand-alone companies, but then spent years as divisions of the big three automakers, General Motors, Ford Motor and FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles). The year business figures are meant to represent the years the cars were produced with the brand name and not necessarily when the company started or went bankrupt.

Many of these brands were manufacturers who used their own nameplate on cars, while others were popular brands from major manufacturers that were eventually phased out when Americans no longer wanted to buy them.

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