What are all the cars manufactured in France?

or some strange reason, for most of us people, France and the French are seldom associated with great cars. Perhaps it is our image of them producing the best bread that overshadows their forte in creating great cars. Or maybe it could be our own ignorance. Either way, the fact remains that some of the sexiest and most coveted cars come from France. The best brands of French cars are not too hard to find as they are in fact, global names.

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    Renault - Founded by the Renault brothers this French automaker post its alliance with Nissan has become the world's no. 4 largest automaker.

  • Peugeot - A product of the Peugeot family business, this company was founded as early as in 1810. Currently, it is the second largest car maker in Europe.
  • Citroen - This French automobile company was founded in 1919 by Andre Citroen. Though originally a mass-production car manufacturer it has also come up with many innovative car designs such as the Traction Avant.
  • Bugatti - Founded by an Italian immigrant, Ettore Bugatti in Molsheim, France it is a manufacturer of high performance automobiles. In fact, the original company is famed for producing some of the fastest and most exclusive cars in the world.
  • Venturi - Born under the name of Manufacture de Voitures de Sport, when translated it simply means manufacturer of sports cars. The original company is known for making mid-engined sports cars such as the Venturi Atlantique. However, it filed for bankruptcy in 2000 and after being bought, it is now located in Monaco producing only extremely limited electric vehicles.

A countdown of the top 15 French cars seems harsh business as all the cars that fit the bill are top cars in their own. Hence, the following list is not ranked according to any particular order.

French car brands are Renault, Peugeot, Citroen and DS. However, not all of their models are made in France. In addition, some NISSAN are made by RENAULT, and the TOYOTA YARIS is also produced in northern France.