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A new King of the Hill was crowned and saw the reign of two others extended today with a thrilling finale at #JaguarSHC.

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The 10th Jaguar Simola Hillclimb was a successful affair for Team Jaguar, with a total of eight podium finishes for all eight entries across various categories.

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Did you know that 5 out of the top 13 automobile groups own a massive 33 car brands? With all 13 owning 56 in total?

Vehicle specialists, Leasing Options, takes a look at the history of some of the biggest automotive groups.

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In a cool infographic you can track the history of some of the most well-known manufacturers, from when they were founded, all the way to the present day, highlighting any merges, acquisitions or sales they were involved in along the way. We've also added some of the biggest automotive groups.

You’ll also be able to see when and how the various automotive groups were formed and which car companies have been a part of which group over the last 150 years.

For example, did you know that Chrysler, which is now part of "Fiat Chrysler Automobiles" was once paired up with Mercedes-Benz under the name "Daimler Chrysler" and before that part of Groupe PSA with Citroen and Peugeot? Or that Land Rover and Jaguar were part of the Ford Motor Company before being sold to Tata?

Some of the world’s biggest automotive groups:


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