Chances are if someone asked you to name some of the world’s most expensive cars, Volkswagen wouldn’t register so much as a blip on the scale.
But guess what? Companies that are owned by Volkwagen produce five of the world’s most sought after (and most expensive) vehicles:
How is this possible you ask? Well, it all comes down to the business practice known as “consolidation”.
In recent years market forces have made it harder for many of the world’s auto makers to survive on their own, so quite a few of them ended up being sold to other companies.
And as it turns out, the Volkswagen company ended up buying all of the prestigious brands mentioned above.
Consumer Reports has compiled this list of most of the major world-wide automobile brands and the companies that own them. It’s really quite intriguing!
Bottom line: If you happen to own a Volkswagen you can’t rightly say you own a Lamborghini, but you can definitely say your car was built by the company that makes them!
Speaking of Lamborghini, check out the 2019 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster featured in this short video (be sure to take note of the price)!
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