Three Iconic American Car Brands

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The invention of the automobile in the 1880s changed the world forever, and whilst the roots of the car lie in Germany, thanks to the genius inventor Karl Benz, it is the United States of America who have supplied some of the most iconic car brands in history, from Ford and General Motors to Jeep and Buick. As we shall see, America is also home to the most innovative and exciting automobile manufacturer in the world today, one that will transform the way we drive in the future.

Ford

Benz may have got there first, but it is Henry Ford of Greenfield, Michigan who pioneered and perfected cars for the masses, and whose name will forever be synonymous with the motor industry in Detroit and across the globe. His first Model T Ford came off the assembly line in October 1908, and by 1914 over a quarter of a million models had been sold. Things would never be the same again. His famous quote that ‘you can have any color so long as its black’ may have been misquoted or misunderstood, but it’s become part of popular folklore. The Ford Motor Company he founded is also still a part of popular culture, and now their cars certainly are available in a myriad of colors, and a range of styles.

Jeep

The Jeep is an iconic vehicle, and for many an aspirational car, but its popularity also lies in its incredible practicality. Not much can stop a jeep, which is just as well because it was originally built as a four-wheel drive vehicle that could be used across the battlefields of World War Two. It’s this that gave us the name Jeep, as a slurring of the initials G.P. for ‘General Purpose’ vehicle (although some claim it stands for ‘Government Purposes’). Jeep models such as the Cherokee continue to be immensely popular, and they’re also easy to maintain and repair with experts in the field such as jeepseatbracket.com helping to ensure that this is one vehicle you can rely on year after year.

Tesla

As Henry Ford found, great success comes from innovation and from an ability to think outside the box and do something that none of your competitors are. These are also traits shared by Tesla, Inc., undoubtedly the most talked about new automobile company. The genius behind the company, Elon Musk, was born in South Africa but he has made his home and manufacturing base in California. Inspired by Ford, Tesla has vowed to make electrical cars available to the mass market, which will bring huge environmental benefits. Musk is also known for his publicity stunts, including his recent launch of a Tesla Roadster into space.

There’s a huge variety of motor vehicle brands available to choose from today, so that pioneers like Benz and Ford would be astonished at the evolution of their early work. One thing that hasn’t changed however is that American cars are still the number one choice for many people who are looking for style, affordability and reliability. As Tesla is showing, they are also leading the race to make electrical cars that will be a true alternative to petrol and diesel models, and for that we can all be grateful.

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