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France was among the earliest pioneers in auto production. As of December 2019, France was the second-largest European (slightly lagging behind Germany) and the world's sixth-largest automaker.

The two main automotive manufacturers in France are PSA Peugeot Citroën, makers of Peugeot and Citroen, and Renault, which makes Renault and Dacia (in Romania). In 1975, Peugeot acquired Citroen and formed PSA Peugeot Citroën.

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

Supercar Brands

Which Bugatti is the fastest?

The fastest car is the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, Top Speed: 267.856 mph (431.072 km/h), Ranked 4th among the 20 fastest car in the world.

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    1909-Present Bugatti Luxury Supercars

Luxury Car Brands

DS is a premium automobile marque, founded and developed from Citroen.

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    2009-Present DS Luxury Vehicles

Mass Market Brands

In the mass market, Renault, Peugeot and Citroën are the most well-known car brands.

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    1899-Present Renault Mass-Market Cars
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    1896-Present Peugeot Mass-Market Cars
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    1919-Present Citroën Mass-Market Cars

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Other Brands

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    1955-Present Alpine Sports Cars, Racing Cars
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    1966-Present Dacia Economy Cars
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    1983-Present Aixam Small Cars
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    1968-Present Ligier Small Cars
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    Unknown Microcar Small Cars
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    1985-Present PGO Sports Cars
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    1984-Present Venturi Luxury Electric Vehicles

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Defunct Car Brands

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    1887-2012 Panhard Manufacturer
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    1990-2003 Hommell Manufacturer
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    1903-1994 Talbot Manufacturer
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    1899-1978 Berliet Manufacturer
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    1934-1970 Simca Manufacturer
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    1939-1964 Facel Vega Manufacturer
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    1905-1953 Delage Luxury Cars
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    1901-1949 Corre La Licorne Luxury Cars

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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