Car Company Logos

Ford company logo on a car illuminated at night

In addition to being an essential part of advertising and brand identity, car company logos provide a powerful visual image for auto consumers. Each automobile manufacturer has a unique logo, many of which have changed dramatically over the years. In some cases, these logos are tied to the company's history in surprising ways.

List of Car Company Logos

Abarth

Abarth logo

Now Fiat's racing arm, Abarth's logo is rich with meaning. The scorpion represents the Zodiac sign of company founder Karl Alberto Abarth, and the shield is a symbol of passion and triumph. The colors beneath the name represent the Italian flag.

Acura

Acura logo

Honda's luxury brand features a logo that looks like a stylized letter "A" inside a circle. The symbol also represents the caliper, an important precision engineering tool.

Aixam

Aixam logo

Now Aixam Mega, the logo for this French microcar manufacturer is simple and elegant, spelling out the company's original name and calling out the first letter with a bold "A" (or "M" in some cases) inside a circular graphic.

Alfa Romeo

This Italian exotic car brand has a complicated, circular logo featuring a red cross and a green snake with a dragon's head. These symbols represent the city of Milan, where the company was founded.

Aston Martin

Aston Martin

The British luxury car brand has an iconic logo of a pair of wings with the company name. A version of this logo has graced Aston Martin cars since the 1920s.

Audi

Audi

This German automaker's four interlocking rings represent this history of the company as it started out as four smaller companies.

Bajoun

Bajoun

Bajoun is a General Motors brand made and sold only in China. The name means "treasured horse" - and that's exactly what the logo depicts.

Bentley

Bentley

The British exotic car manufacturer features a winged logo with a letter "B" in the center. The wings in this logo call up the company's aerospace roots.

BMW

BMW

BMW's blue and white checkerboard pattern represents an airplane propeller, since BMW was originally an airplane manufacturer. The logo's colors and checks are from the Bavarian flag, where the company was founded.

Buick

This American car brand features a logo with three shields inside a circle. The idea for the shield came from the Buick family crest.

Cadillac

Cadillac

Cadillac has had many logos over the years. This current version features two stalks of wheat with a shield in the center.

Chevrolet

Chevrolet

One of the most iconic American car logos, the symbol for Chevrolet is a simple angled cross with a longer horizontal line. The design is referred to as the Chevrolet bowtie.

Chrysler

Chrysler

There are several versions of the Chrysler logo, but the most recognizable is a pentagon with a star in the center, referred to as the Chrysler Pentastar. The current version is sleeker and simpler, suggesting wings.

Citroen

Citroen logo

The double chevrons in Citroen's logo represent the Helical Gear, a Citroen invention that is used in every modern automobile. They also represent the company's commitment to technical innovation.

Dacia

Dacia logo

This Romanian car brand has been part of Renault since 1999.The company is bold and simple, highlighting the company name in a shade of blue representative of one of the colors of the Romanian flag, on a bold, silver-tone graphic.

Daewoo

Daewoo logo

The modern logo of this Korean General Motors brand still bears the crown-shaped emblem from the company's early days. The shape is similar to that of a now defunct, but once popular, football club in South Korea.

Daimler

Daimler logo

The Daimler logo is simple and elegant, conveying the same sense of understated luxury that this German car manufacturer is known for around the world.

Datsun

Datsun logo

The Datsun brand is exclusive to Japan and emerging markets like India. The logo places the brand front and center, superimposed over a striking chrome and blue graphic.

Denza

Denza logo

As the first Chinese car brand dedicated to new energy vehicles, Denza's logo represents the company's values of responsibility to nature and society.

Dodge

Dodge

The logo for this American brand features is the manufacturer's name in simple block lettering. The two red stripes represent speed and agility.

Ferrari

Ferrari logo

This Italian exotic car manufacturer uses a logo of a rearing horse, often set inside a yellow rectangle. The same horse logo once graced the sides of an Italian ace fighter pilot's plane.

Fiat

Fiat

Fiat's bold red logo calls to mind its retro roots, as well as a sleek, modern style.

Ford

Ford

The Ford logo is simple and instantly recognizable: a blue oval with the company name in script lettering. A version of this logo has been in use since 1927.

GM

GM logo

The white lettering in General Motors' logo stands for the company's purity, charm and integrity. The blue background indicates excellence and trustworthiness.

GMC

GMC

This American car company symbol is easy to recognize, since it is simply the letters "GMC" in red block lettering.

Holden

Holden logo

This GM-owned Australian car company's logo features a lion rolling a stone - a graphic representation of the invention of the wheel.

Honda

Honda

The Japanese carmaker features a symbol of a silver letter "H" inside a rectangle.

Hummer

Hummer logo

Hummer's logo features the company's name and slogan in block letters appropriate for the company's rugged, yet luxurious, vehicles.

Hyundai

Hyundai

The symbol for the Korean auto company is a slanted blue letter "H" inside an oval.

Infiniti

Infiniti

This high-end auto brand has an oval logo with a notch out of the bottom.

Isuzu

Isuzu logo

This Japanese car company's logo is a bright red representation of its name with mirror image "s" and "z" letters.

Jaguar

Jaguar

Luxury carmaker Jaguar has a logo of a leaping jungle cat with the company name underneath.

Jeep

Jeep

Just like the classic vehicle itself, the Jeep logo is simple and utilitarian, consisting of the company name in block letters.

Jiefang

Jeifang logo

China's first domestic car manufacturer bears a logo with the number one as the focal feature. The company is a joint venture with General Motors, and the colors reflect that relationship.

Kia

Kia

This Korean automaker has a logo of the company's name in red letters, surrounded by a red oval.

Lamborghini

Lamborghini

The Lamborghini logo is a gold shield with the company name above a charging bull which stands for Taurus, the Zodiac sign of the company founder.

Lancia

Lancia logo

The Lancia logo features the company's name surrounded by a lance and a shield.

Land Rover

Land Rover

The green oval Land Rover logo is easily recognizable and elegantly simple.

Lexus

Lexus

The luxury arm of Toyota features a simple letter "L" logo inside a silver circle.

Lincoln

Lincoln

This American carmaker has a simple logo of a vertical rectangle with a cross on it.

Lotus

Lotus

The Lotus logo is a yellow circle with a green, curved triangle featuring the company name.

Maserati

Maserati logo

The graphic on Maserati's logo is a red three-pronged spear referred to as a trident. It rises from a base that bears the company's name.

Maybach

Maybach

Maybach's logo features two overlapping letter "M"s on a triangular, orange background.

Mazda

Mazda

The logo for this Japanese company features a rounded rectangle with a winged V-shape in the center.

Mercedes-Benz

This simple logo is a circle with a three-pointed star in the center. The logo represents the merging of Mercedes and Daimler who had a laurel wreath and a star as their symbols respectively.

Mini

Mini

Mini's iconic, winged logo calls to mind its British roots and retro style.

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi features a logo with three red diamonds arranged in the shape of a triangle. The logo represents the combination of two family crests.

Nissan

Nissan

This automaker has a simple logo of a silver circle with the company name across the center.

Opel

Opel logo

The Opel logo features lightning streaking across an open circle above the German company's name. The logo is inspired by the Opel Blitz truck, as "blitz" is German for "lightning."

Peugeot

Peugeot logo

Peugeot's logo has featured a lion since 1948. The modern version features a lion above the company's name. The metallic color represents the brand's values, which are excellence, emotion, and allure.

Porsche

Porsche

The Porsche logo features a shield with a prancing horse in the center, and red and black stripes. The horse represents the city seal of Stuttgart, Germany, where the brand was founded.

RAM

RAM logo

The logo for this American brand features a ram's head inside a shield shape.

Renault

Renault logo

Renault's logo is a silver diamond above the name on a yellow background. The yellow color represents the brand's joy, optimism and prosperity, while the silver stands for sophistication and creativity.

Renault Nissan

Renault Nissan Alliance

Representing the alliance of the French and Japanese automakers, this logo features both brand names beneath graphic elements that show their corporate colors joining together.

Renault Samsung

Renault Samsung Alliance

This logo represents the sophistication and creativity used by Renault Samsung Motors in its quest to produce high-end, modern vehicles and the company's focus on research and development.

Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce

This luxury brand has a symbol of two overlapping letter "R"s on a blue background.

Saab

Saab

This logo is a blue circle with a red, griffin head wearing a gold crown.

Saturn

Saturn logo

Saturn's logo is a silver abstract representation for the planet bearing the same name over a red background. The graphic is outlined in silver and positioned above the brand name.

Scion

Scion

This Toyota offshoot features an oval logo with a slanted vertical line and a horizontal bar printed with the company name.

SEAT

SEAT logo

The logo for this Spanish car company features a bold, silver depiction of an "S" above the brand name boldly presented in red.

Skoda

Skoda logo

The Skoda insignia is an encircled arrow with wings beneath the brand name. The colors and design represent this Czech Republic company's focus on the environment, eco-materials, progress and innovation.

Smart Car

Smart Car

The Smart Car has a logo shaped like the letter "C" with a yellow triangle.

Spyker

Spyker

The Spyker logo calls to mind the company's aero roots with its airplane propellers.

SRT

SRT logo

Street Racing Technology (SRT) is a Chrysler brand. The logo features the brand's initials (and common name) in a slanted shape that indicates speed. The red color represents speed and agility, and is the same shade used in the logo for sister-brand Dodge.

Subaru

Subaru

Subaru has a blue logo featuring several silver stars. The five smaller stars represent the five Japanese car companies that banded together to form the larger company.

Suzuki

Suzuki logo

This logo features a bold, red "S" symbol above the full name in dark blue. The red represents the brand's passion, determination and vitality, while the blue stands for strength and harmony.

Tesla

Tesla

This green automaker features a shield-shaped logo with a stylized letter "T."

Toyota

Toyota

Toyota's current logo is made up of three overlapping ovals and the company name.

Vauxhall

Vauxhall logo

The focal point of Vauxhall's logo is a silver griffin over a red-background carrying a flag with a cut-out "V." The modern version showcases the company's UK manufacturing heritage as well as its fresh philosophy toward design.

Volkswagen

Volkswagen

This German automaker once had a swastika as its logo, but it now features an overlapping "V" and "W."

Volvo

Volvo

The symbol of this Swedish automaker is a silver circle with an arrow out of the top right, with the company name across the center.

Wuling

Wuling logo

The logo for this Chinese car company features five, red diamond shapes put together to represent a capital "W" in an abstract way.

Historical Car Company Logos

Audi AG Historical Logos

Audi AG Historical Logos

Benz & Cie. Historical Logos

Benz & Cie. Historical Logos

BMW Historical Logos

BMW Historical Logos

Cadillac Historical Logos

Cadillac Historical Logos

Chevrolet Historical Logos

Chevrolet Historical Logos

Chrysler Historical Logos

Chrysler Historical Logos

Daimler (DMG)

Daimler (DMG)

DKW

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Dodge Historical Logos

Dodge logos

Fiat Historical Logos

Fiat logos

Ford Historical Logos

Ford logo

GM Historical Logos

GM logo

Holden Historical Logos

Holden logos

Horch Historical Logos

Horch logo

Jeep Historical Logos

Jeep logos

Lancia Historical Logos

Lancia logos

L&K Historical Logos

L&K logos

Lincoln Historical Logos

Lincoln logos

Mazda Historical Logos

Mazda logos

Mercedes-Benz Historical Logos

Mercedes logo

NSU Historical Logos

NSU logos

Oakland Historical Logos

1930 Oakland company logo

Oldsmobile Historical Logos

Oldsmobile logos

Opel Historical Logos

Opel logos

Pontiac Historical Logos

1939 Pontiac company logo

Renault Historical Logos

Renault logos

SEAT Historical Logos

SEAT logos

Skoda Historical Logos

Skoda logos

Wanderer Historical Logos

1885 Wanderer company logo

Willys Overland Historical Logos

Willys logos

List of Car Company Logos

Car company logos can provide interesting insights about the history of the automotive industry, and they are a very important part of consumer brand identification. Next time you pop your hood to check your car's oil or refill the washer fluid, take a glance at the logo as well. This symbol represents where your car's manufacturer has been and where it's going in the future.

Car Company Logos