We see many of the world’s most popular car brand logos every day on the road, either consciously or subconsciously, and many petrolheads will tell you that they would be able to name which car logo belongs to each brand with ease. However, what happens when small changes are made to each logo? Are motorists still able to choose the correct car badge from its doppelgänger?
Who Can Fix My Car have made small changes to 20 of the most recognisable car logos in the world. Can you tell which are real and which are fake? Take this 5-minute quiz to find out if you really know your car brands. You can play the ultimate car logo quiz by clicking here.
Simply click on the car logo that you believe is correct, and the fake one will fade away. A “Did you know?” box will then appear, showing you a piece of trivia about the history and origin of all 20 car logos. For example, the Abarth logo represents the astrological animal of founder Karl Alberto Abarth, who was born on November 15th, 1908.
The shield featured on the Koenigsegg logo originates from the ancient coat of arms of the company’s founder, Christian von Koenigsegg.
The Tesla logo is intended to represent a cross-section of an electric motor.
65% of all Rolls Royce cars ever built are still on the road, due to their superb build quality and the love for the brand.
The “H” in Hyundai’s logo doesn’t stand for the company name, but shows a silhouette of two individuals shaking hands.
Kia is roughly translated to “arising from the East” and the ellipse surrounding the text symbolizes the Earth, representing the company’s strong position in the world market.
The main focus of the Abarth logo, a scorpion, represents the astrological animal of founder Karl Alberto Abarth, who was born on November 15th, 1908.
Mazda is a brand who are obsessed with symbolism. The “V” within the logo is said to symbolise wings in flight, showing Mazda’s flight toward the future.
The brand name SEAT stands for Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo, or Spanish Touring Car Company in English.
The idea for Aston Martin’s famous winged logo was borrowed from Bentley in 1927 and is intended to symbolise speed.
The lion first appeared in 1847 when the Peugeot family were producing steel products. The image of a lion was created to represent the strength and sharpness of their merchandise.
Not a lot is known about the origin of the Jeep logo. However, some have speculated that due to its early vehicles being minimal with a lack of comfort, Jeep stands for “Just Enough Essential Parts.
The traditional colour of Ferrari is yellow, despite their brand being synonymous with rosso corsa, or racing red.
The “leaping jaguar” logo was unveiled after WW2 to replace the car manufacturer’s previous “SS” logo for political reasons, which denoted the company’s previous name, the Swallow Sidecar Company.
The Vauxhall logo is based on a mythical creature called a Griffin, which is said to have the body of a lion and the head and wings of an eagle.
The famous Maserati logo is based on the Fountain of Neptune, found in Bologna’s Piazza Maggiore square.
The main “VW’ part of the Volkswagen logo hasn’t changed since the company’s inception in 1937.
Honda started out as a motorcycle company after WW2, and to this day have two different logos for their cars and bikes. Their bike logo features a wing above the company name, inspired by the Greek goddess of victory, Nike.
The Volvo logo shows the ancient chemical symbol for iron and is one of the most common symbols in modern culture.
Legend has it the iconic white and blue checker boxes symbolise a stylised representation of a propeller blade spinning against a clear blue sky.
Childe Harold Wills, Ford’s chief designer and friend of founder Henry Ford created the company’s iconic logo using his calligraphy skills picked up from designing and printing business cards.