There are approximately 600 million passenger cars worldwide (roughly one car per eleven people). Around the world, there were about 806 million cars and light trucks on the road in 2007; they burn enough petrol and diesel yearly to fill Sydney Harbour twice over! The numbers are increasing rapidly, with change being brought in the form of electric and hybrid vehicles.
Car makers around the world, some in existence for over a century and some created in the last year, build millions of automobiles. The list below of automobile makers contains links to car/automobile makes that sell in Australia and is a great place to start your exploration of their history and current range. In some cases they are are manufacturing companies in their own right, and others are subsidiary companies or products of badge engineering.