It is generally accepted that the modern automobile was first conceptualized in 1885 by Karl Benz, a German inventor that lived from 1844 to 1929. The Benz Patent Motorwagen was a single-cylinder, 0.80 horsepower, three-wheeled open top vehicle. Although earlier attempts at automobiles were invented across Europe that utilized steam engines or electric motors, it wasn't until the late 19th century that the internal combustion engine made the horseless carriage an efficient and popular alternative to traditional methods of transport. Over the next couple of decades, manufacturers in Europe such as BMW, Fiat, and Mercedes-Benz were producing thousands of cars per year. So too were companies in North America such as Ford, Cadillac, and Dodge.
In the early 1900's, automobile production really took off. The rapid industrialization of the western world can be attributed partly to the effort to supply machinery during WWI. After the war was over, industrialists focused their attention on producing cars and trucks for the ever changing world. American car manufacturers such as Chevrolet and Lincoln were born in the second decade of the 20th century, and still continue to dominate the landscape today. Automakers in Japan such as Toyota and Honda started producing cars and light trucks in the 1930's in response to the high prices they were paying to import them from other countries. WWII would propel the production of automobiles even faster through the middle of the 20th century, and gave birth to brands such as Volkswagen, Porsche, and Ferrari.
Due to the economic prosperity of the United States immediately following the war, a great many upstart car makers decided to enter the market. Soon they were either defunct or had been absorbed by the "Big Three": Ford, Chevrolet, and Chrysler. Germany continues to dominate the European market with its Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Volkswagen brands - the largest of which (Volkswagen AG) also controls Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Porsche. England is home to Jaguar and Land Rover, two very popular luxury brands. Sweden produced a great number of vehicles under the Volvo and SAAB marques, but could not hold its own against stronger, more formidable opponents. Japan could consider its own most dominant manufacturers to be Toyota, Honda, and Nissan. However smaller players like Mazda and Subaru are popular in their own right. South Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia have made huge strides in their capabilities as automobile producers as well.
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