This article is going to provide you with a list of car brands that start with W.
Do you remember our series of articles on the list of car brands that start with letters: A, S and M? Today is for the letter W. If you are interested in the car brands that start with W, do not hesitate to scroll down.
Foundation Year: 1967
Owner: Daimler Trucks North America
Headquarters: Portland, Oregon, United States
The first car brand which begins with W is Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc., which is more commonly known as Western Star. It is an American truck producer headquartered in Portland, Oregon, United States. The car company is a division of Daimler Trucks North America and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the German Daimler AG.
Foundation Year: 2002
Owners: SAIC Motor (50.1%), General Motors (44%)
Headquarters: Liuzhou, Guangxi, China
The next auto brand that starts with W is Wuling (SAIC-GM-Wuling Automobile or SGVM), a joint venture between SAIC Motor, General Motors and Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co, Ltd. The carmaker manufactures consumer and commercial vehicles in China under the Baojun and Wuling brands, respectively. SGMW is among the biggest microvans manufacturer in China. Both Liuzhou Wuling Motors Co, Ltd and SGWM use the Wuling brand name and the red 5-diamond “W” logo.
W Motors is headquartered in Dubai. It is the first Lebanese sports cars manufacturer and is the first supercars producer in the Middle East. The first model to be launched by W Motors is the Lykan HyperSport at the Qatar International Motor Show in January 2013. The vehicle receives its power from a flat 6-cyl 3.7-litre twin-turbo mid-rear motor which can deliver 770 BHP against 960 Nm. The car can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kmph in only 2.8 seconds and reach a maximum speed of 395 kmph.
Foundation Year: 1982
Founder: Chris Smith
Headquarters: Kingswinford, England, United Kingdom
Another auto brand that begins with W is Westfield, which is an auto company that produces factory-built and kit version of top sportscars and two-seaters. The main product of the company is a Lotus Seven inspired car which is originally owned by Colin Chapman with only the bare motoring essentials with a view to providing the rawest and most exciting driving experience.
Wiesmann GmbH was a German automaker which produced hand-built custom convertibles. The company was founded by brothers, Martin Wiesmann and Friedhelm Wiesmann in 1988, which may be the reason why the car company is named Wiesmann. The business operated quite sell until it was liquidated in May 2014. The philosophy of the company was to produce a car which "stick to the road like geckos to a wall"; therefore, their brand logo is a silver gecko.
Foundation Year: 1896
Founders: Johann Baptist Winklhofer, Richard Adolf Jaenicke
Headquarters: Chemnitz, Germany
Wanderer was a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. in Germany. The Wanderer name was adopted in 1911; the car manufacturer produces civilian vehicles until 1941 and military vehicles until 1945. The Wanderer Sigma factory of Auto Union was demolished in 1945, marking the end of the business.
The next car brand that starts with W is Wartburg, which was a car company headquartered in East Germany. The name “Wartburg” was derived from Wartburg Castle which is located on one of the hills overlooking Eisenach town where the cars were manufactured. Production ended in April 1991; after that, the factory was acquired by Opel.
Foundation Year: 1908
Founder: John Willys
Headquarters: Toledo, Ohio, United States
The last car brand that starts with W was Willys-Overland, which is well-known for designing and producing civilian versions (CJs) and military Jeeps (MBs) in the 20th century. The name Willys was derived from the founder of the company, John Willys. From 1912 to 1918, this company was the second-largest automaker in the USA only after Ford Motor Company.