Do You Know Where These Cars Are Manufactured?


By: Robin Tyler

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

It used to be easy to tell where a car was made. Buick? Easy, the U.S.A. Volvo? That was Sweden, of course. Well, times have changed. Carmakers have become global entities, and that means they’ve got manufacturing plants in different countries. 

Today, an “American” Buick might come from China or Germany. A “Swedish” Volvo might be made in a different European country or even the U.S.. In fact, even Mercedes and BMW build many of their cars and SUVs in the U.S. And, did you know that Rolls-Royce made cars in America in the 1920s? It’s true, but don't look for any in this quiz.

So, maybe you were confident that Volkswagens came from Germany, until you learned that they’re built in many countries, including the U.S. How about the current Honda Civic hatchback that’s popular in America .. from Japan, right? Well, they’re imported alright, but from a Honda plant in England. Meanwhile, the very English Jaguar Land Rover company is owned by an Indian company called Tata, though the vehicles are still made in England.

And how about Bugatti? Sounds Italian, doesn’t it? The original Bugatti company was founded by an Italian man, Ettore Bugatti, but the beautiful cars the company made were built in … wait, you’ll have to dive into this quiz to find out!

The Aston Martin DB5 became famous as James Bond's car. Where was it made?

Even if it had not become world famous as fictitious British special agent James Bond’s gadget-packed car in the 1964 film “Goldfinger,” the Aston Martin DB5 would still be a classic. This high-performance grand tourer was produced from 1963 to 1965 with about 1,050 hand-built, including 123 convertibles.


In which country was the Porsche "997" made?

“997” was the internal designation for the Porsche 911 Carrera offered from 2005-2012. It was offered in coupe, convertible and Targa models. Ultra-high-performance Turbo, GT2 and GT3 variants were at the top of the line.


Some consider the F40 the greatest Ferrari ever. Where was it designed and built?

Ferrari built 1,311 of its F40 supercar between 1987 and 1992. The F40’s 2.9-liter twin-turbo V12 engine produced 471 horsepower, and the car’s top speed was 199 mph (321 km/h).


In which country was the Saturn Sky made?

General Motors introduced the Saturn brand in 1990 to compete with the range of Japanese brands in the United States. The Sky was a two-seat sports car offered from 2007-2010. With different body styling, it was also sold as the Pontiac Solstice. The Sky was expored to Europe, where it was was sold as the Opel GT. All were built in Wilmington, Delaware. GM discontinued the Saturn and Pontiac brands in 2010.


Can you tell us where the Great Wall Safe was built?

What a great name! The Safe was a mid-sized SUV produced between 2002 and 2009 by China’s Great Wall Motors. It looked an awful lot like a second-generation Toyota 4Runner. The sole engine choice was a 2.2-liter inline-four with a 5-speed manual transmission.


The Bentley Continental is a ground tourer manufactured in which country?

Bentley, under ownership of Volkswagen Group, resurrected its famous Continental nameplate in 2003 and in 2018 introduced a new generation of these ultra-luxury/performance coupes and convertibles. A choice of twin-turbo V8 and unique W-12 engines (not V-12) are offered.


In 2016, a 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B sold at an auction for just under $20 million. Where would it have been built?

Alfa Romeo’s limited-production 8C models (“8-cylinder”) were made throughout the 1930s, peaking with the fabulous 8C 2900B, of which just 32 (yes, thirty-two!) were built from 1935-1938. These were, of course, extremely high-end, hand-built special cars and very advanced for their time. No wonder they’re so valuable today!


The Maserati Quattroporte just sounds like it comes from ________, right?

A four-door sedan with epic performance – yes, that’s the Maserati Quattroporte! The history of this super sedan traces back to 1963, but the current, sixth-generation model really stands out. The top of the range model features a 523-horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that’s built by Ferrari.


The Bricklin SV-1 was a dismal failure. Where was it briefly made?

The Bricklin SV-1 was the brainchild of Malcolm Bricklin, an entrepreneur known for establishing the importation of Subarus to the U.S., and then, later, the infamous Yugo. In between, from 1974-1976, Bricklin had a company building the sleek SV-1 sports coupe in Canada. Just under 3,000 were made. The 1974 model-year cars had an AMC V8 engine, and the later models used a Ford V8.


In 2016, 310,000 Renault Clio's were sold in Europe. In which country were they built?

The Renault Clio competes in Europe’s “supermini” class and has been a very popular model since the original model’s 1990 introduction. The latest version was introduced in 2019. In addition to France, the Clio is also assembled in Turkey.


Subaru models are popular around the world, including the Forester. Do you know in which country it is built?

Introduced in 1997, the Forester is a compact crossover from Japanese carmaker Subaru and currently in its fifth design generation. With seating for five, impressive cargo space and admirable fuel economy, the Forester is one of the brand’s best-sellers. Other Subarus, including Legacy, Outback and Impreza, are made in the U.S. for the American market.


The Mercury Cougar XR7 was produced in which country?

Mercury, the now-defunct division of Ford Motor Company, introduced its sport Cougar in 1967. Based on the Ford Mustang, it had a longer wheelbase, its own styling and a more upscale interior. The XR-7 was an upgrade model with more luxury.


Which country produced the Land Rover Defender pickup?

Land Rover will market a new Defender for 2020, but many people will always think of the original, which went out of production in 2016. A 2-door pickup was offered from the introduction of the 1983 Defender 90 and 110 series models.


A classic from the 1950s, where would the Hudson Hornet have been made?

The 1951-1954 Hornet was a product of Hudson, an American independent brand whose innovative “step-down” construction made the floor lower than the chassis rails. This construction gave the Hornet a lower center of gravity than other cars, making it an ideal machine for NASCAR racing. In 1952 alone, the Hornet won 27 out of 34 races.


The Volvo XC40 is a compact crossover SUV first seen in 2017. Where is it made?

While many might associate Volvo with Sweden, the company, owned by China’s Geely, also builds cars outside of that Nordic country. The XC40 compact crossover is made in Ghent, Belgium as well as in China. Volvo’s larger SUV, the XC90 is now made in the U.S.


Do you know which country would have made the Acura Legend Coupe?

The two-door coupe version of the Acura Legend was introduced to the U.S. market in 1987, a year after the sedan. Power came from a 161-horsepower 2.7-liter V6 engine. The second generation in 1991 beefed up with a 200-horsepower V6, and then a 230-hp version for 1993.


The Nissan Leaf is the best selling electric car in the world. But where is it made?

An all-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf went into production in 2010, and the second-generation model, with longer range (over 200 miles), was introduced for 2018. In March 2019, Nissan announced the Leaf was the first electric car in the world to surpass 400,000 sales. Production started in Oppama, Japan and now also includes Sunderland, England and Smyrna, Tennessee, U.S.A.


Based on the Isuzu Trooper, where was the Holden Jackaroo made?

The Jackaroo was a midsize SUV marketed by General Motors’ subsidiary Holden between 1981 and 2002, but it was actually a rebadged Isuzu Trooper that was made in Japan.


Any idea where the Chevrolet Silverado is made? Are you sure?

The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra fill-size pickup trucks are basically the same vehicle with styling differences. The new-generation Silverado introduced for 2019 is available in a wide array of models and configurations. The choice of six powertrains includes a turbocharged inline-four and V6 and V8 engines, including a diesel.


The DeLorean sports car became famous in the "Back to the Future" movies. Where was it manufactured?

The dream of former General Motors executive John Z. DeLorean, the sports car bearing his name became famous thanks to its use as a time machine in the “Back to the Future” films. The Delorean car, which offered somewhat sluggish performance from a Volvo V6 engine, was manufactured from late 1981 until 1983 in a factory in Belfast, Northern Ireland. About 9,000 were made.


Very popular in America, where was the Hyundai Elantra first built?

Hyundai’s compact Elantra arrived in the United States for 1991. The sixth-generation model came to America in early 2016 as a 2017 model and is a highly sophisticated car in design and engineering. An ECO model offers maximum fuel efficiency, while the Sport version delivers driving fun with a 201-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine.


The Pagani Zonda is capable of a top speed of 218 mph. Where is it made?

Built by Italian firm Pagani, the Zonda supercar had a very unique look when introduced in 1999. A number of versions followed over the years with a range of engine options, all based on the Mercedes-AMG V12 built in displacements up to 7.3 liters. The most powerful Zonda was the 2017 HP Barchetta with 789 horsepower and a 221-mph top speed.


In the 1980s, the Fiat Uno competed in the supermini segment. Where was it made?

Fiat, one of the world’s oldest carmakers, started early in the last century producing luxury cars and Grand Prix racecars. It later became famous for small cars, and the Uno, introduced in 1983, was one of its most popular. The tiny Uno was built in until 1995 and was also made in six other countries, including Brazil until 2013.


An SUV, the Opel Mokka was first built in what country?

The Opel Mokka is a small crossover-type SUV that started out as a German citizen but is now made in several other countries. Two versions of this vehicle, the Buick Encore and Chevrolet Trax, come to America from a General Motors joint-venture plant in South Korea. (The Trax also comes from a plant in Mexico.)


In which country was the MG L1 Continental Coupe of the 1930s manufactured? Just 100 were ever built.

Just 100 examples of the L1 Continental coupe were built in the early 1930s. Most featured a two-tone color scheme, with canary yellow and black a favorite. The L1 was powered by a 1.1-liter six-cylinder engine, which produced around 41 horsepower.


The Honda Ridgeline is a pickup first marketed in 2005. Where is it built?

Honda introduced the Ridgeline pickup in 2005. It was produced first in Canada and, since 2009, at Honda’s manufacturing plant in Alabama in the U.S. The second-generation Ridgeline was introduced for 2017.


Certainly not a very imaginative name, but do you know which country builds the Avtovaz VAZ-2329 pickup?

This compact four-wheel drive pickup truck is made by the Russian auto manufacturer, VAZ. It was introduced in 2000 and can carry up to 770 pounds (350kg).


The Daihatsu Hijet is a tiny pickup truck manufactured in ________?

Built by Daihatsu, a Japanese maker known mainly for minicars, the Hijet descends from the “Kei” class trucks first built by Daihatsu in the 1960s. “Kei” is a category of Japanese mini vehicles, including microtrucks used for urban delivery.


Only 17 of the Bugatti Type 57 Atalante were ever made in the 1930s. Do you know where?

The original Bugatti brand, which is related to the current one only in name and logo, introduced its magnificent Type 57 from 1934 and built 710 models of various styles until 1940. The Atalante sports car is one of the most beautiful and one of the rarest variants, with just 17 made. The name comes from a heroine in Greek mythology named Atalanta.


Do you know where the Koenigsegg Regera sports car is built?

If it’s power and acceleration you’re after, the Koenigsegg Regera is the car for you. This hypercar gets its 1,479 horsepower from a plug-in hybrid powertrain that combines the output of a twin-turbo 5.0-liter V8 with that of three electric motors. The Regara has an electronically limited top speed of 255 mph.


The Audi TT is built in what country?

There have been three generations of the Audi TT sports car since 1998. It is available as both a coupe and roadster and also includes an all-wheel-drive Quattro model. The current, third-generation TT is made in an Audi plant in Hungary.


The Geely PU is a two-door mini pickup. From the list below, can you select the country in which it was made?

Introduced in 2001, the PU was a tiny 2-door coupe-utility from Chinese automaker Geely, which, you may know, also owns Volvo. The PU, which was made until 2007, was based on the Daihatsu Charade, an even older Japanese supermini. How do you think a vehicle named “PU” might sell in America?


Do you know in which country the Tata Xenon is made?

Manufactured by Indian company Tata Motors, the Xenon pickup was first produced in 2006. It’s also sold in Europe, powered by a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine. Did you know that Tata also owns Britain’s Jaguar Land Rover?


It may have an odd-sounding name, but it's an impressive luxury sedan. Where is the Lagonda Taraf built?

Lagonda was a British carmaker started by an American, Wilbur Gunn. Aston Martin bought the company in 1947 and has used the name on a few various sedans since. The Lagaonda Taraf, introduced in 2014, was originally intended for wealthy Middle East oil kingdoms and cost $1 million. It became available in the U.S. in 2016, but total model production was limited to just 200 cars.


The Duesenberg SJ was, and remains, a sought-after '30s car made in which of these countries?

The Duesenberg SJ was only for the rich. This great American car was made during The Great Depression and cost nearly $10,000 -- just for the chassis with engine and transmission. The customer then chose a body style and paid for the coachwork, which was at least another $5,000. Buying A $15,000 car in 1929 would be like $225,000 today, about what a 2019 Bentley Flying Spur sedan costs with a few options.


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