Car logos and names list & 15 FAQs about car logos

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1. Car logos and names: Most popular car logos and name list in the Philippines

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Car logos and brands

Car logos meaning

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Toyota

In 1990, Toyota debuted the three overlapping ellipses logo on American vehicles. The Toyota Ellipses symbolize the unification of the hearts of our customers and the heart of Toyota cars.

The background space represents Toyota's technological advancement and boundless opportunities ahead.

Headquarters: Toyota City, Japan

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Mitsubishi

Three-diamond mark as the logo for this car company. The Mitsubishi logo is said to be an arrangement of two family crests; the three-oak-leaf crest of the Yamauchi family, Lords of Tosa, where Yataro was born, and the three-tiered water chestnut crest of the Iwasaki family.

The logo represents a strong connection between different factors that decide the best vehicles. It is what you always expect from Mitsubishi cars.

Headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, Japan

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Honda

“H” is the logo of Honda and also the first letter of Honda. The logo goes with red, silver, and black colors representing for passion elegance and exquisiteness of the Honda cars.

Headquarters: Minato, Tokyo, Japan 

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Hyundai

Appearing with an H inside an oval shape, the logo representing the company’s yearning for expansions. Besides, the H is considered to express 2 people shaking their hands as a Hyundai representative and their customer.

The logo’s main colors are blue and silver. Blue stands for reliability, excellence, and supremacy of the brand, while silver signifies its sophistication, creativity, and perfection as we all expect in every Hyundai's car.

Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea

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Isuzu

The logo is based on 2 main colors: white and red, both are making a combination of 2 white pillars against the red background. It is widely known that the pillars are a stamp of excellence based on a common mark of quality.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan

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Ford

The logo is designed based on the famous stylish Henry Ford. It is embedded into an oval with a blue color.

The color presents the strength, grace, and excellence in Ford vehicles, while the white color depicts nobility, elegance, and purity.

Headquarters: Dearborn, Michigan, United States

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Kia

This brand's logo is simple as Kia cars yet many more to come. Kia logo is designed with the name of the company on a silver oval.

With the name meaning of “emerging out of Asia”, it is more significant as the A letter missing the horizontal bar. The logo’s colors may vary from red, black depending on different products.

Headquarters: Seoul, South Korea

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Nissan

The Nissan logo is simple as the its name presented right into a circle. “Nissan” is placed in a horizontal block with silver and black color. Silver color representing for high-quality of their Japanese cars.

Moreover, while as we always experience in Nissan cars, the logo itself also reflects the elegance, powers, and innovation of the company to success the black color highlighting sophistication, creativity, excellence and modernism of the brand.

Headquarters: Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Japan

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Mazda

Mazda’s logo is one of the most recognizable logos because of its various layers of meaning. There are 3 ways to interpret the logo.

Firstly, an M as the first letter of the Mazda brand. Secondly, an owl can be seen. Lastly, a tulip. After all, it is considered to be a masterpiece as the logo can be understood as following: the owl, which was assumed initially, the company makes out the letter “M” and consumers see a tulip.

Overall, the brand’s logo symbolizes stretched out wings reflecting flexibility and softness as we can experience in Mazda vehicles. Meanwhile, the logo is designed with silver color which features their creativity, sophistication, and excellence.

Headquarters: Fuchū, Aki, Hiroshima, Japan

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Suzuki

The logo of Suzuki is designed with a stylized “S” letter which has a peculiar shape. In fact, the letter itself comes from the Latin alphabet, in this case, it resembles a hieroglyph and associates with Japan.

Sharp edges and chopped forms create a distinctive visual sign. Such a simple logo yet so signature as Suzuki cars always reflects.

Headquarters: Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan

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BMW

The BMW logo stands for Bavarian Motor Works or Bayerische Motoren Werke. You might not know but BMW cars are built based on history.

Historically, it reflects the pro-independence mood through its colors. The white and blue colors are traditional Bavarian colors; there is a blue stripe down and the white – above on the flag of Bavaria.

Headquarters: Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Subaru

We can see 6 stars with different sizes on Subaru’s logo. They belong to the Pleiades star cluster which was popular with ancient Japanese. There are also messages behind the colors.

Firstly, we can interpret sophistication, creativity, excellence and elegance from silver and black colors. Lastly, blue occupies the majority of the logo signifies Subaru’s reliability and excellence in terms of cars.

Headquarters: Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan

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Lamborghini

The most signature logo ever! On Lamborghini logo, it is a bull. The logo was finalized when Mr. Ferruccio Lamborghini grew pedigree bulls for such a long time. After that, Ferruccio used this animal as a symbol of powerful mechanical power.

Headquarters: Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy

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Ferrari

The famous Ferrari’s logo includes a stallion with the yellow rear ground which attached SF letters. SF stands for denoting Ferrari Scuderia.

Headquarters: Maranello, Italy

 

Chevrolet

The Chevrolet logo or sometimes, Chevy bowtie, is a cross in the metallic tints. With the color of black and gold, the logo or Chevrolet cars are well-known for its undeniable clarity, creativity, simplicity.

Headquarters: Detroit, Michigan, United States

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Jaguar

The current Jaguar logo is a jumping jaguar. The logo stresses on the brand’s ability in power, speed, grace, elegance, and beauty.

The colors black, metallic gray and silver representing for the brand’s perfection in terms of cars.

Headquarters: Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom

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Land Rover

The Land Rover’s logo is as simple as it can be, the brand’s name inside an oval shape. However, the important message is in its color.

The logo’s main color is green which signifies for nature and Land Rover model’s ability to help drivers get out of the city and off the paved roads. Moreover, it can also be referred to as the British Racing Green color that was utilized on Britain's representative vehicle in international motorsports.

Apart from green, the silver color on the logo stresses its purity, charm, and excellence.

Headquarters: Whitley, Coventry, United Kingdom

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Maserati

The signature of Maserati’s logo is a trident. Because the car is original from Italy, the logo is designed from the Fountain of Neptune in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore.

Headquarters: Modena, Italy

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Rolls-Royce

We can witness 2 “R” applied on each other on the Rolls-Royce’s logo. It is a graphical design name after the 2 men creating the car brand.

There are 2 main colors of this logo, black and white. While black representing excellence, grace and class, white color signifies elegance, nobility, and purity

Headquarters: Goodwood, England, United Kingdom

>>> Read more: When Rolls met Royce and Rolls-Royce was born

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2. 15 FAQs about car logos and brands

FAQs about car logos

No. Question Car brand Car logo
1
Which car brands whose logos come with letter “A”?
Abarth
AC
Acura
Aixam
Ariel
Aston Martin
Austin
2
Which car brands whose logos have letter “S”?
Saab
Scion
Seat
Suzuki
3
Which car brands whose logos have letter “M”?
Maserati
Mazda
BMW
Mini
MG
4
Which car brands whose logos come with letter “L”?
Lamborghini
Lancia
Land Rover
Lexus
Luxgen
5
Which car brands whose logos with horse?
Ferrari
Mustang
Porsche
6
Which car brands whose logos with wings?
Aston Martin
Bentley
Chrysler
Gumpert
Mini
Morgan
Mazda
7
Which car brands whose logos with lion?
Peugeot
Holden
8
Which car brands whose logos with eagle?
Arash
Rossion
9
Which car brands whose logos with circles?
Mercedes
Holden
Lexus
Mini
Volvo
Fiat
Ginetta
BMW
Volkswagen
Nissan
Audi
10
Which car brands whose logos with stars?
Subaru
Pontiac
Western Star
11
Which car brands whose logos with a trident?
Maserati
12
Which car brands whose logos come with a crown?
Saab
Toyota Crown

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FAQs about car logos and brands

No.
Question
Car brand
Car's logo
13
Which are the most popular Japanese car logos?
Toyota
Honda
Mitsubishi
Nissan
Mazda
Subaru
14
Which are the most popular American car logos?
Ford
Chevrolet
Chrysler
15
Which are the most popular European car logos?
Audi
Aston Martin
Bentley
BMW
Ferrari
Jaguar
Mercedes
Porsche

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