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The automotive industry in the United Kingdom is now best known for ultra-luxury cars and luxury sports car marquees including Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin, Lagonda, Land Rover, Jaguar, McLaren, Lotus, Mini, MG, and Morgan.

Britain was one of the most advanced industrial countries around the world, however, the automobile industry that represented its industrial development achievements has declined.

The famous car brands Bentley, Rolls-Royce, and MINI has been owned by Germany (Volkswagen, BMW); Land Rover and Jaguar were sold to Tata (India), and Lotus was merged and purchased by Geely Auto of China.

Let's take a look! Which car brands are on the list.

Ultra-luxury Car Brands

Bentley is the most popular ultra-luxury car brand.

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    1919-Present Bentley Ultra-luxury Cars
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    1906-Present Rolls-Royce Ultra-luxury Cars
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    1906-Present Lagonda Ultra-luxury Cars

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Luxury Car Brands

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    1948-Present Land Rover Luxury Sport Utility Vehicles
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    1922-Present Jaguar Luxury Vehicles
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    1959-Present Mini Luxury Small Cars

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Sports Car Brands

Aston Martin is the iconic British luxury sports car brand. Aston Martin Vulcan - Top Speed: 224 mph (360.5 km/h), Ranked 14th among the 20 fastest car in the world.

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    1913-Present Aston Martin Super Luxury Sports Cars
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    1963-Present McLaren Super Luxury Sports Cars
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    1952-Present Lotus Sports Cars, Racing Cars
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    1910-Present Morgan Sports Cars, Trikes
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    1999-Present Noble Sports Cars
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    1999-Present Arash Sports Cars
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    1995-2010 Ascari Sports Cars
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    1947-Present TVR Sports Cars
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    1958-Present Ginetta Sports Cars, Racing Cars
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    1954-Present Lister Sports Cars
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    2012-Present Zenos Sports Cars
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    1901-Present AC Sports Cars
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    2011-Present Atalanta Vintage Sports Cars
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    2009-Present BAC Road-legal Sport Cars
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    Unknown Suffolk Sports Cars
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    1984-Present Ronart Sports Cars
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    1992-Present Ultima Sports Cars
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    1990-Present Gardner Douglas Sports Cars
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    2002-Present Brooke Sports Cars
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    1979-Present Marlin Sports Cars

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Roadsters

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    2012-Present Elemental Roadsters
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    2006-Present Caparo Road-legal Race Cars
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    1973-Present Caterham Roadsters
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    1982-Present Westfield Roadsters
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    1955-Present Elva Racing Cars
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    2003-Present MEV Roadsters
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    1996-Present MK Roadsters

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Other Brands

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    1857-Present Vauxhall Mass-Market Cars
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    1924-Present MG Small Cars
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    2001-Present Ariel Motor Vehicles
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    2013-Present David Brown Limited Edition Automobiles
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    2006-Present Keating Supercars
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    2013-Present LEVC Taxicabs
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    1991-Present Grinnall Three-wheelers
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    1984-Present Prodrive Racing Cars
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    1997-Present Radical Racing Cars
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    1985-Present Bowler Off-Road Racing
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    1982-Present JBA Motors Luxury Cars
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    2005-Present Axon Small Cars
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    1945-Present Bristol Luxury Cars

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Defunct Car Brands

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    2010-2014 Eterniti Car Tuning
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    1933-2007 ERF Trucks
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    1959-2007 Marcos Sports Cars
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    1887-2006 Foden Trucks
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    1878-2005 Rover Manufacturer
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    1919-1984 Morris Manufacturer
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    1885-1984 Triumph Manufacturer
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    1934-1976 Jensen Manufacturer
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    1875-1970 Singer Manufacturer
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    1913-1969 Riley Luxury Cars
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    1896-1968 Leyland Manufacturer
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    1919-1967 Alvis Manufacturer
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    1956-1960 Berkeley Sporting Microcars
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    1905-1952 Austin Manufacturer
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    1907-1931 Hillman Automobiles

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Largest Car Companies

Rank Company Country
*1 Volkswagen logoVolkswagen Germany
*2 Toyota logoToyota Japan
*3 Daimler logoDaimler Germany
*4 Ford logoFord Motor United States
*5 General Motors logoGeneral Motors United States

Largest Tire Manufacturers

Rank Company Country
*1 Bridgestone logoBridgestone Japan
*2 Michelin logoMichelin France
*3 Goodyear logoGoodyear United States
*4 Continental logoContinental Germany
*5 Sumitomo logoSumitomo Japan