The 12 Oldest Car Brands Still In Business Today


Embark on a nostalgic journey through the annals of automotive history as we unveil the titans of the industry that have stood the test of time. These are the enduring legends, the originators of innovation and design, whose emblems have graced our roads for over a century. With legacies dating back to the dawn of the motorcar, these brands have not only shaped the way we travel but have also become intrinsic parts of global culture. Join us as we pay homage to the oldest active car brands that continue to drive the future while honoring their storied pasts.

Subaru (1953)

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Known for its use of the boxer engine and all-wheel-drive systems, Subaru continues to produce a range of vehicles, including the popular Outback and Forester models.

Ferrari (1947)

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Ferrari remains a top name in luxury sports cars and continues its long-standing tradition in competitive racing, particularly in Formula One.

Jaguar (1935)

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As part of the Jaguar Land Rover group, Jaguar is still producing luxury sedans and sports cars, like the F-Type and the XF.

Volvo (1927)

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Volvo Cars, known for its commitment to safety, is now also focusing on electric vehicles, with plans to become a fully electric car company by 2030.

Chrysler (1925)

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Although its lineup has been reduced in recent years, Chrysler still produces vehicles, including the Pacifica minivan.

Citroën (1919)

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Citroën continues to offer a range of cars, including hatchbacks, sedans, and SUVs, with a focus on comfort and innovative design.

Aston Martin (1913)

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This luxury sports car manufacturer remains a symbol of British automotive luxury, producing models like the Vantage and the DB11.

Chevrolet (1911)

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Chevrolet, part of General Motors, offers a wide array of vehicles, from electric cars like the Bolt EV to trucks and SUVs such as the Silverado and Tahoe.

Alfa Romeo (1910)

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Alfa Romeo, under the Stellantis group, continues to produce stylish Italian sports cars and sedans, including the Giulia and Stelvio.

Bugatti (1909)

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Now part of the Volkswagen Group, Bugatti continues to make headlines with some of the world’s fastest and most exclusive hypercars, like the Chiron.

Ford (1903)


Ford Motor Company remains a major player in the global automotive industry, with a wide range of vehicles, including the best-selling F-Series trucks.

Cadillac (1902)


Cadillac, GM’s luxury division, continues to produce luxury vehicles and is moving towards an all-electric future with models like the Lyriq.

Written by Derrick Krom

Derrick is a recent graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia where he received a B.A. in English and Communication Studies. Throughout his life, Derrick has traveled the country and even got to study abroad in London, England for four amazing months. He's a guitar player, avid music fan and lover of literature, film, and all things entertainment.