The previous few years have seen partnerships, gross sales, separations, bankruptcies, and entire divisions killed off, making it troublesome to keep up with who owns which automotive brands. Suzuki Automobiles exited the Canadian and U.S. markets several years ago as a result of sagging gross sales, but it remains a major automaker in different components of the world, especially Asia. It counts India’s Maruti as a key associate in the rising South Asia market.
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Watch for that to change subsequent yr when PSA dips its toe back into our market after decades in absentia. Interestingly, PSA continues to provide Opel models which might be bought as Buicks in North America. Toronto-educated businessman Sergio Marchionne orchestrated the salvation of an ailing Chrysler Corporation through the Great Recession of 2009, when he engineered the takeover of the Detroit-based company as it emerged from bankruptcy safety. Fiat and Chrysler completed their merger under Marchionne’s leadership in 2014. Today it’s an amalgam of several brands, together with Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Abarth, Lancia and Maserati.
They have additionally been slow to bring new automobiles to the market, while the Japanese are also considered the leader at producing smaller, gasoline-efficient vehicles. Despite the historical past of their marques, many long-operating vehicles have been discontinued or relegated to fleet sales, as the Big Three shifted away sources from midsize and compact cars to lead the “SUV Craze”.
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