Minibus Manufacturers in the UK
There are a number of minibus manufacturers in the UK.
Citroen is a major French automobile manufacturer, part of the PSA Peugeot Citroen group. Founded in 1919 by French industrialist Andre-Gustave Citroen (1878–1935)
Citroen was the first mass-production car company outside the USA and pioneered the modern concept of creating a sales and services network that complements the motor car.
Within eight years Citroen had become Europe's largest car manufacturer and the 4th largest in the world making cars, commercial vehicles and Minibuses.
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Fiat S.p.A., (Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino which in English is Italian Automobile Factory of Turin), is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial, and industrial group based in Turin.
Fiat was founded in 1899 by a group of investors including Giovanni Agnelli. During its more than century long history, Fiat has also manufactured railway engines and carriages, military vehicles, and aircraft.
As of 2009, the Fiat group (not inclusive of its subsidiary Chrysler) was the world's ninth largest carmaker and the largest in Italy.
Fiat Minibus Models
Ford Motor Company is an American automaker based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. The automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated on June 16, 1903.
In addition to the Ford and Lincoln brands, Ford owns a small stake in Mazda in Japan and Aston Martin in the UK. Ford's former UK subsidiaries Jaguar and Land Rover were sold to Tata Motors of India in March 2008.
Ford is the second largest automaker in the U.S. and the fifth-largest in the world based on annual vehicle sales in 2010. Ford offers a large range of minibus models.
Ford Minibus Models
Mercedes-Benz is a division of the German manufacturer Daimler AG, and the brand is used for cars, buses, coaches, commercial vehicles and minibuses.
The name first appeared in 1926 under Daimler-Benz but traces its origins to Daimler's 1901 Mercedes and to Karl Benz's 1886 Benz Patent Motorwagen, widely regarded as the first automobile.
Mercedes-Benz Minibus Models
Nissan Motor Company Ltd is a multinational vehicle manufacturer headquartered in Japan. It was a core member of the Nissan Group, but has become more independent after a restructuring.
It formerly marketed vehicles under the "Datsun" brand name and is one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. Since 2011, the company's global headquarters has been located in Nishi-ku, Yokohama.
In 1999, Nissan entered partnership with Renault S.A. of France, which owns 43.4% of Nissan while Nissan holds 15% of Renault shares, as of 2008. Production in the UK at a new plant in Sunderland was established in 1984
and has grown significantly over the years and is the hub of Nissans European operations. The modern Nissan range includes rugged off roaders and sports cars including family saloons,
crossovers, people carriers and minibuses.
Nissan Minibus Models
Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroen, the second largest carmaker based in Europe. The family business that precedes the current Peugeot company was founded in 1810, and manufactured coffee mills and bicycles.
On 20 November 1858, Emile Peugeot applied for the lion trademark but it wasn't until 1906 that cars began to carry the logo. The company produced its first car in 1891.
The Peugeot company and family is originally from Sochaux, France. Peugeot retains a large manufacturing plant and Peugeot Museum there. Peugeot offers an award winning range of cars, commercial vehicles and minibuses.
Peugeot Minibus Models
Renault S.A. is a French automaker producing cars, vans and its alliance with Nissan makes it fourth-largest automotive group.
Together Renault and Nissan are leading electric car development among major car companies, investing 4 billion euros ($5.16 billion) in eight electric vehicles over the next 3–4 years.
Headquartered in Boulogne-Billancourt, Renault owns the Romanian automaker Automobile Dacia and the Korean automaker Renault Samsung Motors.
The company's most successful cars to date are the Renault Clio and the Renault Mégane, and its core market is Europe. The French government owns a 15 percent share of Renault.
Renault offers a popular range of minibus models.
Renault Minibus Models
Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota Jidōsha KK), is a multinational auto manufacturer with headquarters in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2010, Toyota employed over 300,000 people worldwide, and was the world's largest automobile manufacturer by production.
The company was founded by Kiichiro Toyoda in 1937 as a spinoff from his father's company Toyota Industries to create automobiles.
Toyota Motor Corporation group companies are Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors, along with several "non-automotive" companies.
There are two Toyota manufacturing plants in the UK producing the Avensis, Auris 5dr and Auris Hybrid models at Burnaston in Derbyshire and engines at Deeside in North Wales.
Toyota has a broad model range which includes some well regarded minibus models alongside its eco-friendly Hybrid cars.
Toyota Minibus Models
Vauxhall Motors (registered name General Motors UK Limited) is a British automotive company owned by General Motors (GM) and headquartered in Luton, Bedfordshire.
The company was founded in 1857 as a pump and marine engine manufacturer, began manufacturing cars in 1903 and was acquired by GM in 1925. It has been the second-largest selling car brand in the UK for over two decades.
Vauxhall has major manufacturing facilities in Luton (light commercial vehicles) and Ellesmere Port, UK (passenger cars). The Luton plant currently employs around 1,200 staff and has a capacity of approximately 100,000 units.
The Ellesmere Port plant currently employs around 2,100 staff and has a capacity of approximately 187,000 units. The current Vauxhall range includes a number of minibus models. Since the late 1980s Vauxhall products have been largely identical to those of Opel,
GM's German subsidiary, and most models are principally designed in Rüsselsheim, Germany. A high proportion of Vauxhall-branded vehicles sold in the UK are produced at
Opel factories in Germany, Spain and Poland, and roughly 80% of Vauxhall production is exported, most of which is sold under the Opel brand.
Vauxhall Minibus Models
Volkswagen (abbreviated VW) is a German automobile manufacturer and is the original and biggest-selling marque of the Volkswagen Group, which now also owns the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, SEAT and Skoda marques.
They also own the truck manufacturer Scania and 49% of Porsche. Volkswagen means "people's car" in German. Its current tagline or slogan is Das Auto (The Car). Volkswagen's relationship with the UK dates back to 1952,
when the first two Beetles were sold. In 1953 Volkswagen Motors Ltd became the official UK importer and in 1978 its operations were centralised when they moved into new headquarters in Blakelands, Milton Keynes.
VW offers a very popular range of 9 seater minibuses.
Volkswagen Minibus Models