List of car manufacturers of the United Kingdom

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As of 2018 there are approximately 35 active British car manufacturers and over 500 defunct British car manufacturers. This page lists car manufacturers that build or built cars in the United Kingdom.


Major current marques

2018 Aston Martin DB11 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8 Automatic 4.0.jpg
2018 Aston Martin DB11
2017 Bentley Continental GT Wolfgang Durrheimer, IAA 2017, Frankfurt (1Y7A2179).jpg
2017 Bentley Continental GT
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake 2017 Jaguar XF S 3.0 Front.jpg
2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Velar 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Velar First Edition D3 3.0 Front.jpg
2017 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
2017 Lotus Evora 2017 Lotus Evora 400, sky blue, front left.jpg
2017 Lotus Evora
2018 Mini Clubman 2018 Mini Clubman Cooper Automatic 1.5 Front.jpg
2018 Mini Clubman
2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII Genf 2018.jpg
2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII
2016 Vauxhall Astra Vauxhall Astra registered July 2016 999cc.jpg
2016 Vauxhall Astra
Aston Martin (1913–present) Aston Martin
Bentley (1919–present) Bentley Motors [1]
Jaguar (1935–present) Jaguar Land Rover
Land Rover (1948–present) Jaguar Land Rover
Lotus (1952–present) Lotus Cars
McLaren (1985–present) McLaren Automotive [2]
Mini (1969-present) BMW
Rolls-Royce (1904-present) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars [3]
Vauxhall (1903–present) [4] Vauxhall Motors [5]

Current manufacturers


Former manufacturers


























  • YEC (1907–1908)


See also


  1. "Search for a trade mark by owner: 48 marks owned by Bentley Motors Limited". Intellectual Property Office. Crown . Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  2. "Search for a trade mark by owner: 56 marks owned by McLaren Automotive Limited". Intellectual Property Office. Crown . Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  3. "Search for a trade mark by owner: Your search found 37 marks owned by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited". Intellectual Property Office. Crown . Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  4. "About Our Company". Vauxhall Motors. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  5. "Search for a trade mark by owner: 95 marks owned by Vauxhall Motors Limited". Intellectual Property Office. Crown . Retrieved 8 November 2022.
  6. established 1999 as Farboud
  7. Note: Wholly owned by Alternative Cars Ltd
  8. established 2001 as OScar: "Hugo Spowers". Riversimple. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  9. known as Albany-Lamplough
  10. Automobile Manufacturing Company
  11. Dissolved Companies House, retrieved 14 November 2020
  12. makers of the Bolsover Express boiler, used for steam launches and replacement for Stanley steam cars.
  13. Bridgwater Blake Museum, Timeline, page 12 Archived 19 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  14. Hill Climb Cars
  15. Companies House Dissolved 2018
  16. Meteor Manufacturing, London N4
  17. Coventry
  18. Silent Transport Ltd, Woking. Electric.
  19. Renamed Arash
  20. merged with Ginetta
  21. "Dagenham: End of the line". BBC News. 19 February 2002. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  22. North London
  23. Gordon Armstrong (East Riding Engineering)
  24. Vernon Industries, Cheshire
  25. Sold as Vapomobile
  26. Note: Wholly Chinese-owned assembly plant
  27. "New Engine Company Ltd Acton, London 1905–1921". Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  28. Note: As of 2014, the brand appears to be dormant.
  29. "About The Orpington Car". Trevor Mulligan. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  30. Liquidation of OVIK Crossway/Claremont Engineering Ltd.
  31. "E. H. Owen". Grace's Guide.
  32. "British Cars 1951 Specifications and illustrations", Peter Chambers, APC Publication, 7 Newhall Street, Birmingham, printed by W&D Willett Ltd, 74 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3 – p.35 incl pictures "assembled and trimmed in increasing quantities in London", p.47 – models "Renault 7.5.h.p Standard Saloon" (£689, 10sh) and "Renault De Luxe Saloon" (£729, 10sh). Prices as of 16 June 1951
  33. Possibly the first British production car
  34. Battle Museum of Local History (2012). Battle in Pictures. Biddenden: YouByYou Books. p. 27.
  35. Sharps & Bond
  36. Chapman, Frank (1995). Tales of Old Tonbridge. Brasted Chart: Froglets Publications Ltd. pp. 44–45. ISBN   1-872337-55-4.
  37. "Sports car firm in liquidation following dispute with Jaguar Land Rover". 4 September 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  38. Allways In The Picture

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