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Current databases for sale

For accuracy reasons, I provide individual databases for cars SOLD in 10 regions, regardless of country of manufacture.

European Union
European Car Models, Engines, Dimensions, All details

1970s-present
113 makes
1900+ models
22000+ versions
64 columns of specifications
Last update: 6 May 2019

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United States
American
Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs

1990-present
62 makes
8000+ model years
50000+ model trims
86 columns of specifications
Last update: 15 May 2019

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India
Indian
Full Specs Database

1990s-present
50 makes
600+ models
4000+ versions
188 columns of specifications
Last update: 1 May 2019

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Japan
Japan car database

1986-present
74 makes
1400+ models
80000+ versions
55 columns of specifications
Last update: 8 April 2019

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United States
Another American car database

1990-present
61 makes
8000+ model years
50000+ model trims
230 columns of specifications
Last update: 1 April 2019

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Kuwait Bahrain Oman
Saudi Arabia Qatar United Arab Emirates

Middle East GCC Database

2000-present
90 makes
900+ models
11000+ versions
26 columns of specifications
Last update: 3 February 2019

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German
European-German car database

1970-present
91 makes
5000+ models
110000+ versions
206 columns of specifications
Last update: 1 April 2019

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United States Canada
Year-Make-Model

1945-present
96 makes
16000+ model years
5 columns, NO technical specs.
Last update: 18 May 2019
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United Kingdom
European-UK car database

1980-present
101 makes
2400+ models
80000+ versions
52 columns of specifications
Last update: 7 May 2019

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Singapore
Singapore car database

2005-present
56 makes
4000+ versions
62 columns of specifications
Last update: November 2018
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Malaysia
Malaysia car database

2014-present
49 makes
2000+ versions
123 columns of specifications
Last update: September 2018
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Australia car database
Australia car database

1960-present
123 makes
14000+ model years
100000+ model versions
118 columns of specifications
Last update: 24 March 2019

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World
World Motorcycles Database

1894-present
473 makes
30000+ models
72 columns of specs per model.
Last update: 25 February 2019

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World
Automobile production

Table and chart made in Excel with number of cars produced in each country from 1999 to 2018.
Does NOT contain makes and models.
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Read more & request FREE

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European Union United States China
Car sales figures

Table with number of cars sold in Europe, United States and China, by make and model.
Updated February 2019 to include 2018 data.

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World
Car Models List

1945-present
World 200+ makes, 5500+ models
Europe 160+ makes, 3000+ models
No engines or specifications
Last update: 18 May 2019

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World
Car Models Timeline

1945-present
100 makes
2000+ models
Last update: 2015
(abandoned due to poor sales)

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World
Car Nameplates List

1945-present
200+ makes
3600+ nameplates
No engines or specifications
Last update: 18 May 2019

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European Union
Car Models Database

1945-present
110+ makes
2000+ models
3400+ total rows
13 columns of specs per model
1 row = model, platform and body style: BMW 3-Series E36, E46, Saloon, Touring, Coupe, Cabrio.
Last update: 6 May 2019

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European Union
Car Models Encyclopedia

1945-present
360-page book
80+ makes
1500+ models
The original book-style .DOC with car models, dimensions, weight, list of engines.
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European Union
Car Models & Engines Database

1970s-present
113 makes
1900+ models
20000+ total rows
9 columns of specs per model.
1 row = engine / body / drivetrain combination: BMW 320i, 325d, 325d xDrive, etc.
Last update: 6 May 2019

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United States Canada
Light Bulbs Database

1958-present
133 makes
37000+ models
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European Union
ECU Remap Database

1990-present
78 makes
800+ models
7000+ engines
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Demo / sample Read more & BUY
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United States Canada
Tire Size Database

1950-present
64 makes
1300+ models
12000+ model years
40000+ model trims

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FAQ & notes

PRICES TOO HIGH! I am a student doing a non-profit research…

The price reflect my efforts and quality of work. Show me where you can find a cheaper auto database with comparable amount of data and updated regularly!

Most visitors of website are from companies, programmers and web developers, some offered me even 1000 euro to make a customized vehicle list in SQL. I cannot verify if you make profit or not. If you are a poor student or doing something non-profit, then probably we cannot make a deal. Sorry!

Update: I realized that there are some students who do not need a complete database, is sufficient a couple of models. If the free samples with 1 make are not sufficient, I can offer such partial database for example with 5 selected makes, 2 selected models per make, and all versions of these models, NO updates, for a discounted price. If you want for free, use sample file posted on website, DO NOT waste my time selecting models if you cannot pay even a discounted price!

Do you provide updates?

Of course, I update all databases constantly, databases with higher sale volume are updates more often. Download links are set to expire in 1 year, you can click the link again anytime you want to download latest updates. Moreover each time I update a database I re-send the email with download link to each customer to notify you to re-download database.

Do you provide API to avoid needing re-downloading each time you update?

I do not have sufficient experience to create API myself. If you are an experienced developer, join to help me and my other customers by creating an API (API should be hosted on my server and managed by me). I reward you with free access to data. Read more.

Can I buy a small database then upgrade to a bigger database by paying difference?

YES in case of vehicle databases with same table structure. For example if you bought Car Models & Engines 1990s-present then you want want Car Models & Engines & Dimensions 1970s-present, you can contact me and I will lower a price to pay difference.

NO upgrade from Car Models Database to Car Models & Engines Database because they are totally different products aiming to different business types.

You can contact me also if you want to pay in another currency such as GBP to avoid conversion fee. Sometimes I go shopping on eBay.co.uk and having only EURO in PayPal I have to pay a conversion fee too.

Custom database building

A variety of people and companies visit my website, so is NOT possible to make everyone happy by offering a single vehicle database, or to predict what customers will visit me in the future and create suitable databases in advance.

If you think that these vehicle databases are stolen from somewhere and sold “as it is” like what do other data providers, you are WRONG. Being the developer of database and having over 15 years experience in researching car industry, plus high skills in data mining, I can offer you customized solutions.

Tell me what data are you looking for, I may customize one of the already-made databases, or create a new database according your requirements, for you and for future customers looking for same thing.

Note: I am here to make databases that can be used by as many people is possible, NOT to work full time for 1 person. I do dozens sales per month. I may reject projects that takes more than few hours if the data collected have no use for anyone else than yourself, or I can pass your project to my partners. See examples of projects done and their price.

Custom packages

I sell each database in several standard packages, for example Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs have 3 column options: Trims, Basic Specs, Full Specs, and 2 rows options: all cars (1990-2019) and new cars only (2017-2019), making a total of 6 packages. But you can ask me to create a custom package if:

  • You need more than 2016-2018, but also don’t want to pay big price for 1990-2018. For example you need 2010-2018.
  • You need an additional column that is not included in Basic Specs package, but don’t want to pay big price of Full Specs package.
  • You need only SUVs, only trucks, or only vehicles made by General Motors (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Geo, GMC, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Saturn). Useful for people who want to buy a car and my database may help them making a decision. Note: for a selection of makes the price per row will be twice of normal price, so if you choose few makes that exceed 50% of total rows in database you will no longer get discount.

Note: if you buy custom packages you will NOT be notified automatically when updates are available and you will not be able to download them. If you need updates you need to contact me and I will email you.

Customization of existing data

FREE customization: rearranging the existing data, deleting the “bonus” cars not sold in Europe, translating technical terms, etc. Do not lose a FREE offer like this FUNNY customer!

Paid customization: if new data need to be added, but if your idea is great and makes the database better thus can be sold to more people, price will be LOWER.

I have developed the databases initially as stand-alone products intended for visualization in Excel, not expecting that people will want to integrate them in websites or other applications.

Until december 2012 I had only 2 databases with specs for sale: Car Database LITE (renamed Car Models Database) and Car Database BIG (renamed Car Models & Engines Database), plus the Car Models List offered FREE in Word format because I was in doubt that someone will ever pay for a simple list of models without technical specs…

… without realizing that there is audience of people looking for a car database to integrate in a website, so they do not need technical specs, they need just a list of models… but in Excel rather than Word!

– As soon as one customer (from Turkey) told me this (30 December 2012), I offered conversion of Car Models List.DOC (offered FREE) to .XLS for €20 but he did not agreed to pay, however I DONE IT and put it for sale for other people, for $29.60 – 2960 models / 103 brands. Surprisingly, in just one month 4 people bought such XLS list of models without specs, outselling the other 2 products. Many thanks to anonymous from Turkey.

– One American did not liked the just-launched Car Models List.XLS and told me to recompile it by making separate row for each year (5 February 2013), after a little talk and confusion, I DONE IT!
This format of database was very WEIRD for me as European, but later I realized that this is the standard format for North America market so I put it on sale for everyone as Car Models List US and it became a best-seller! Later renamed to Year-Make-Model.
Now I think that this guy from one month ago wanted the same thing, but instead of explaining me, he quitted like an idiot.

– An insurance company intending to buy Car Models & Engines Database suggested to add two extra columns for make and model beside full model name. DONE! (December 2012), this boosted sales a lot.

– Someone who purchased Car Models & Engines Database complained that cannot filter the table by fuel type (January 2013). DONE! I added an extra column for Fuel type without charging extra cost (it was originally not included because any reader can realize which is gasoline and which diesel, by model name). Now I am sad by thinking that I lost potential buyers who were needing Fuel type column too, they went away instead of telling me to add it?

The BIGGEST job ever done by customer request (opposite of the original database made as personal interest), is the Car Tire Database. Initially I said NO to first customers, because would take 100 hours to enter tire size manually, but during 2013 I has been contacted by 4 customers demanding a Car Tire Database, so I decided to start adding tires in the Car Models Engines & Dimensions database. After completing 20% my website was hit by Google Penalty, lost 90% of traffic, lost interest in making new databases because potential of new customers was too low. Penalty ended in March 2014, traffic recovered.
A new customer wanted transmission, other customer wanted something else. I put Car tires on hold to decide what is best thing to do, and in mid-2014 I decided to add not just tires but ALL 40+ data fields from AutoKatalog car magazines.

I published a SAMPLE of the 40+ fields database, as marketing experiment, to see if anyone is interested in such big amount of data, and in 6 months found only 1 customer interested in 40+ columns (which in this case I would have abandoned the project) but numerous customers interested in specific data (mostly interested in tires, few in transmission, etc) encouraged me to continue. I launched for sale Car Models, Engines, Tires in May 2015 with 60% completion for tires, and finalized the 40+ fields database for 1990-present in October 2015, and put it on sale for 500 euro, a price at which I was not expecting many buyers, but I was wrong. Many people switched their choice to the bigger and more expensive database, and my income has been doubled.

There were many things that I could offer, but in early years I was not aware what I should offer due to people lazy to contact me and inform about their requirements

Creating totally new databases

A new era started in 2015, using web scraping software I can create new databases with minimum of effort, by writing scripts that visit a website at your choice, extract specific data and put it into an Excel database, in a matter of hours.

Do not just tell me what data do you require and expect me to do research on the web to find that particular data. You need to provide URL of a website having required data and I will code a scraper that create a database with all data from the website you choose, which may be or may not be exactly the data you require.

Do not expect me to create databases with data that you cannot find public on internet, for example:

  • Do not think that I can compile a table with number of cars sold in your country, breakdown by model, if your government is not tracking sales and making them public on the internet. Data need to be public somewhere in order to scrap it and put into a database.
  • Do not ask me to make database with dimensions of car lights, bumpers, windows, etc. Such dimensions are not provided in car manuals or anywhere in the web. If you sell such car parts, measuring yourself your own parts is the only solution.
  • One of the weirdest requests was from a manufacturer of mosquito nets for 4-door cars, requesting a database with rear door window dimensions. No car manufacturer provide such info that is not on general interest… it needs to be measured manually on cars of his own customers.
  • Do not ask for car owners database with name, address, email, phone number, insurance expiry date. Such database belongs to car dealerships and insurance companies and is NOT public, only their staff have access to it. However if you do a Google search “car owners database” you see at least 10 sites selling such personal data, all them from India, a country infamous for so-called email marketing, telemarketing and cold calling that us (westerns) we define as spamming. No wonder that 90% of people asking me for such dumb things were Indians. How these databases appeared on internet we do not know, probably corrupted employees tried to make extra money by selling via internet their company’s customer database. This is ILLEGAL and anyone distributing personal data risk to be fined or even jailed.

How many distinct car models are being produced in the world?

The answer of above question depends by how do you define “one model”.

Should we count BMW 3-Series as one model? Should we count each body type (compact, saloon, touring, coupe, cabrio)? Should we count each engine version (318i, 320i, 325i, 330i, 335i, 316d, 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d, 335d, M3, in case of 3-Series E90)? Should BMW M3 or BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo be counted as submodels of 3-Series or as separate models?

Toyota car models

The answer according my PERSONAL classification

Volkswagen Group is 1 manufacturer, selling cars under 8 makes: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Seat, Skoda, Volkswagen.

BMW 3-Series is 1 nameplate.

Car Nameplates List have over 3,500 nameplates sold all over the world, 1945-present. Cars that are technically identical but sold under different names are counted separately, example Fiat Bravo / Brava or Mitsubishi Pajero (continental Europe) / Shogun (UK) / Montero (USA).

BMW 3-Series nameplate produced 7 successive models: E21, E30, E36, E46, E90-93, F30-33, G20.

Car Models List have over 5,500 models (generations) sold all over the world of which over 3,000 sold in Europe, 1945-present. Cars that are technically identical are counted only once here, Pajero / Shogun / Montero, but there are 4 generations of them.

BMW 3-Series was sold with up to 5 body styles: compact, saloon, touring, coupe, cabrio (in case of E36 and E46).

Car Models Database have over 3,500 body styles of the 2,000+ models sold in Europe, 1945-present (and actually there are more body styles, because in case of old cars if I do not know dimensions for each body style, I ignored them).

BMW 3-Series E90-93, each body style is sold with up to 12 engine versions: 318i, 320i, 325i, 330i, 335i, 316d, 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d, 335d, M3, some of them sold in rear wheel drive and all wheel drive options.

Car Models & Engines Database have over 20,000 combinations of body style, engine, drivetrain of the 2,000+ models sold in Europe 1975-present. This is the biggest database I compiled myself, manual data entry from AutoKatalog magazines issued yearly in Germany, which due to limited space of a printed book, they choose to not show separate row for manual / automatic transmission or trims / editions / equipment levels.

Larger than this are the databases made via scraping from various websites (as opposite of manual data entry).

Each engine version of BMW 3-Series F30-33 is sold with few trims / editions: (base), Modern Line, Luxury Line, M Sportpaket.

German Car Database made via scraping from www.adac.de have over 110,000 rows including every possible variations, 1970-present. United Kingdom Car Database made via scraping from www.parkers.co.uk have over 80,000 rows 1980-present. Japan Car Database made via scraping from www.goo-net-exchange.com/catalog/ have over 80,000 rows 1986-present.

They make so many rows that most customers refuse to purchase the over-detailed German and UK car databases and choose instead the Car Models & Engines Database, for example the car parts shops that do not need multiple rows for each engine.

Some customers thinks that a database with more rows is more complete, this is WRONG. Completion level is inverse proportional to detail level. The most comprehensive are the Car Models List and Car Nameplates List, because they are worldwide, while the more detailed databases cover only cars sold in one specific continent.

German Car Database although it have 5 times more rows than European Car Models & Engines Database, it is missing cars that are not sold in Germany, for example some Dacia, some Lada, all Moskwitch, all Zastava and other cars specific to Eastern Europe.

How many car models are sold in United States

Americans do not make distinction between multiple generations of same model, but due to government regulations of car market, each year is counted as separate model, manufacturers releasing each “2019 Model” during 2018. Also models sold here are offered with a smaller range of engines, for example in case of BMW 3-Series E90-93, only 4 engines are sold in US (328i, 335i, 335d, M3) compared with 12 sold in Europe.

Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs have over 1,000 model nameplates, over 8,000 model years, over 55,000 trims, sold in United States 1990-present. Each year add about 2,500-3,000 new trims.

How many car models are sold in Australia

Australia government most likely do not regulate each year to be counted as separate model but websites such as Redbook.com.au shows each calendar year separately.

Australian Car Database have over 100,000 trims 1960-present. Each year add about 4,000 new trims.

Best selling cars

Ford Model T was the first car model to exceed 1 million units, it is estimated to have been produced approximately 16,500,000 units between 1908 and 1927.

Volkswagen Beetle is the all-time best-selling model, having 21,529,464 units produced between initial launch in Germany in 1938 and latest car produced in Mexico in 2003.

Lada Classic/Nova is the second or third best-selling models, over 15 million units were produced in Russia between 1970 and 2012, plus an unknown number of units were produced under license in other countries.

Toyota Corolla is the best-selling nameplate, wear by over 40,000,000 cars as 2013, but they are multiple models, main Corolla model being at 12th generation in 2018, plus additional unrelated models such as Corolla Axio, Corolla Matrix, Corolla Tercel, Corolla Verso, etc.

Motorcycle database

Download SAMPLE (one make):
Motorcycle Database .XLS

Buy FULL database + FREE updates for one year:

Contact me for other packages such as 2008-present or specific set of columns.

Bikes database history

The motorcycle database was originally the ONLY product on this website that is not “100% Made by Teoalida”. It resulted from a “work exchange” with a customer who needed both cars and bikes and we agreed to give him a discount for my manually-made biggest car database and he made a script to copy data automatically from www.bikez.com and put in a CSV file with permission to sell it on my website. However, few months later I made my own script which surprisingly works faster than his one, making it a product Made by Teoalida.

Bikez.com is a fan-made website, there are many data fields, but actual data is available for just a small amount of bike models, and completion is NOT guaranteed for any specific market. Fan-made website means less restrictive in terms of copyright. You are free to use this data on your own website. Already seen a website (motociclisti.ro) using same data from bikez.com, everything translated into Romanian.

Bikez.com website originally covered 1970-present, but was expanded to 1930-present during summer 2016 and to 1894-present during autumn.

My experience is limited to cars so I cannot tell how complete is for bikes sold in any specific country in the world, or what is the accuracy of fan-made websites, but with 30000+ bike models I assume that it is the most comprehensive website with bikes produced worldwide, even if in the early years there are much lower number of bikes per year, compared with 2000s and 2010s.

Motorcycle database was created and launched for sale in May 2016, with 43 fields (columns) found on common 2-wheeler models. After first release, I started browsing other bikes and found additional data fields which I included in the August 2016 update, having 62 columns, after this I re-started looking at bike models with most fields filled up and found that they have even more fields not yet included, so I released final version in September 2016 with 71 columns. For example, August 2016 release include 0-100 kmph available for 1% of bikes, and after this I found that other bikes contain also 1/4 mile and 60-140 kmph in highest gear. There is possible that Bikez.com to have even more data fields but they are available for so small amount of bikes that does not add any value to my bike database.

List of major bike manufacturers

You can open sample file and click Statistics sheet for full list of 473 makes. For SEO purposes I list here the 55 makes with more than 100 models:

AJS, Aprilia, Arctic Cat, Ariel, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Cagiva, CCM, Daelim, Derbi, Ducati, Enfield, GAS GAS, Gilera, Harley-Davidson, Hercules, Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, Keeway, Kreidler, KTM, Kymco, Lambretta, Laverda, Maico, Malaguti, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MuZ, MV Agusta, MZ, Norton, NSU, Peugeot, PGO, Piaggio, Rieju, Sherco, Suzuki, Sym, TGB, TM Racing, Triumph, Ural, Veli, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha, Zündapp.

Bike data fields included

Naming: Make 100.00%, Model 100.00%, Year of launch 100.00%, Category 100.00%, Price as new (MSRP) 19.90%.

Engine and transmission: Displacement (cm³) 98.21%, Engine details 12.70%, Engine type 99.96%, Power (PS) 66.25%, Power (rpm) 58.45%, Torque (Nm) 38.57%, Torque (rpm) 35.67%, Top speed (kmph) 34.38%, 1/4 mil (sec) 0.24%, 0-100 km/h (sec) 0.99%, 60-140 km/h, highest gear (sec) 0.43%, Max RPM 1.65%, Compression 60.67%, Bore x stroke (mm) 74.43%, Valves per cylinder 41.40%, Fuel system 68.59%, Fuel control 56.28%, Ignition 39.51%, Lubrication system 24.41%, Cooling system 87.82%, Gearbox 84.70%, Transmission type, final drive 83.99%, Clutch 34.40%, Driveline 17.39%, Fuel consumption (l/100km) 11.80%, Greenhouse gases co2 (g/km) 11.80%, Emission details 6.76%, Exhaust system 14.24%.

Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels: Frame type 39.30%, Rake (fork angle) 20.87%, Trail 15.62%, Front suspension 60.66%, Front wheel travel (mm) 26.73%, Rear suspension 59.40%, Rear wheel travel (mm) 26.11%, Front tyre 80.65%, Rear tyre 80.70%, Front brakes 95.04%, Front brakes diameter (mm) 43.51%, Rear brakes 94.31%, Rear brakes diameter (mm) 41.96%, Wheels 19.13%, Seat 12.36%.

Physical measures and capacities: Dry weight (kg) 59.41%, Weight incl. oil, gas, etc (kg) 36.73%, Power/weight ratio (HP/kg) 39.01%, Seat height (mm) 57.98%, Alternate seat height (mm) 1.60%, Front percentage of weight 0.64%, Rear percentage of weight 0.18%, Overall height (mm) 37.59%, Overall length (mm) 52.70%, Overall width (mm) 43.38%, Ground clearance (mm) 32.88%, Wheelbase (mm) 62.19%, Fuel capacity (litres) 80.98%, Reserve fuel capacity (litres) 8.62%, Oil capacity (litres) 7.75%.

Other specifications: Color options 55.04%, Starter 62.76%, Instruments 7.14%, Electrical 6.69%, Light 4.57%, Carrying capacity 5.74%, Factory warranty 10.16%, Comments 30.69%, Modifications compared to previous model 0.95%.

Completion percentages calculated in March 2017 edition.

List of updates

400+ brands, 25747 models – May 2016, first release!
444 brands, 29403 models – September 2016
468 brands, 30619 models – March 2017
473 brands, 30933 models – July 2017
473 brands, 31280 models – December 2017
477 brands, 31986 models – May 2018
479 brands, 32101 models – October 2018
479 brands, 32590 models – February 2019

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Japan Car Database

Japan car databaseSmall database (make, model, country, production date) – FREE sample

 

BIG database (make, model, version, country, date, specs) – FREE sample

Demo video

Description

A lot of people asked me for a JDM car database, but I was facing trouble because most websites from Japan are in Japanese language while they needed English specifications. In March 2019 a customer told me about one Japanese website in English and after this I found 3 more similar websites, I choose the best one, coded a scraper and published database for sale in April 2019.

This database include ONLY car models sold in Japanese domestic market (including foreign models sold here) and target people from Japan as well as people from LHD countries in Asia and Africa who import used cars from Japan.

This database does NOT include car models made in Japan exclusively for export, for example Acura and Infiniti (Japanese brands aimed primarily for US market but sold also in Europe and Middle East), or example of Toyota models sold in US market but NOT sold in Japan: 4Runner, C-HR, Cressida, ECHO, Highlander, Matrix, Paseo, Previa, Sequoia, Sienna, T100, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza, Yaris. For these car models you can buy one my American databases.

Car makes included

Japan: Daihatsu, Eunos, Ford Japan, Honda, Isuzu, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Mitsuoka, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota; America: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Chrysler Jeep, Dodge, Ford, Hummer, Kia, Lincoln, Mercury, Pontiac, Saturn, Starcraft, Tiara; England: Aston Martin, Bentley, Daimler, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotus, MG, Mini, Morgan, Rolls-Royce, Rover, TVR; France: Citroen, Peugeot, Renault, Venturi; Germany: AMG, Audi, BMW, BMW Alpina, Europe Ford, Maybach, MCC Smart, Mercedes AMG, Mercedes Benz, Mercedes Maybach, Opel, Porsche, Volkswagen, Yes; Holland: Donkervoort; Italy: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Autobianchi, Ferrari, Fiat, Lamborghini, Lancia, Maserati; South Africa: Birkin; South Korea: CT T, Daewoo, GM Matiz, Hyundai; Sweden: Saab, Volvo.

Coverage: all cars launched after 1986.

Data fields included

Naming: Make 100%, Model 100%, Version 100%, Date of Launch 99.88%, MSRP 100%, Country of Origin 100%, Image URL 99.88%.

Body & Dimensions: Body Type 100%, Doors 100%, Riding Capacity 100%, Model Code 98.45%, Overall Length (mm) 99.91%, Overall Width (mm) 99.96%, Overall Height (mm) 99.90%, Wheelbase (mm) 99.60%, Tread Front (mm) 98.42%, Tread Rear (mm) 98.43%, Interior Length (mm) 76.56%, Interior Width (mm) 76.61%, Interior Height (mm) 76.55%, Weight (kg) 98.12%.

Engine: Engine Model 92.25%, Cylinders 0%, Power (ps) 99.84%, Power (kW) 99.00%, Power (rpm) 97.32%, Torque (kgm) 99.82%, Torque (Nm) 99.03%, Torque (rpm) 87.30%, Displacement (cc) 99.87%, Bore (mm) 93.26%, Stroke (mm) 93.25%, Compression Ratio 95.56%, Charger 0%, Fuel Supply Equipment 3.47%, Fuel Tank Equipment (L) 99.40%, Fuel Type 0%.

Drivetrain: Steering System 0%, Minimum Turning Radius 95.29%, Suspension System (front) 0.02%, Suspension System (rear) 0.02%, Braking System (front) 0%, Braking System (rear) 0%, Tires Size (front) 99.63%, Tires Size (rear) 99.63%.

Transmission: Driving Wheel 61.51%, Transmission 82.22%, LSD 0%, 1st Gear 73.81%, 2nd Gear 73.78%, 3nd Gear 73.78%, 4th Gear 70.47%, 5th Gear 38.05%, Reverse 84.68%, Final Drive Gear Ratio 87.40%.

Note: I included ALL possible data fields from the source website, on which no car shows info for Cylinders, Charger, Fuel Type, Suspension, Braking, etc. Quite strange. Maybe in the future they will add data for these fields too.

List of updates

67 makes, 1388 models, of which 1379 models with 88211 versions – 30 March 2019 (beta version).
74 makes, 1442 models, of which 1430 models with 88866  versions – 8 April 2019 (published for first time).

Each update involve re-scraping all cars and takes about 22 hours.

Year Make Model Trim Specs for American Market

Year Make Model Specifications car database for American marketYear-Make-Model-Trim-Specs is the best car database for people angry due to closure of Edmunds API or tired of CarQueryAPI’s missing cars, I sourced most fields from Edmunds, added 4 extra fields by myself, did few improvements in model hierarchy and created an Excel database with completeness and accuracy having no equivalent on internet.

Download free SAMPLES:
Year-Make-Model-Trim (7 columns)
Year-Make-Model-Trim-Basic-Specs (31 columns)
Year-Make-Model-Trim-Full-Specs (86 columns)
Alternate file format: CSV (Full Specs)

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Last release: 15 May 2019, including 2783 models of 2019 and 164 models of 2020. Full changelog.

Contact me for custom packages, example 2010-present, SUV only, etc, useful for people buying an used car.

For people looking for more columns I offer since December 2017 second American car database, with 230 columns but less historical coverage and less accuracy. Choose which suit you better.

Demo video to show high level of completion

American car database coverage

Complete for all cars, trucks, SUVs and minivans sold in United States from Model Year 1990 to present. Exotic makes (Ferrari, Lotus, Maserati, etc) are MY 2001 onward. Vehicles sold in Canada but not in United States are NOT included here, as they are included in Year-Make-Model which is based on Wikipedia.

Apparently they changed source of data for MY 2001. The specs are consistent before and after MY 2001 except that certain fields (car price, valves, cam type) are available starting from MY 2001, and hierarchy is different, for example Mercedes C43 AMG was listed as separate model for MY 2000 and as trim under C-Class for MY 2001. I manually improved hierarchy to fix these issues.

Cars are sorted by make and model alphabetically, by year old to new (should put new cars at top?), then by trim from low to high. You are advised to NOT re-sort cars when importing in your application.

Looking for pre-1990 cars? You can use Year-Make-Model (1945-present, no trims or specs). However, I am interested to make a specs database with older cars, for my personal research and for selling to people dealing with older cars! Show me a website similar with Edmunds but with longer historical coverage, that include at least car engine size, power and dimensions, and I may create a new database for you!

List of car makes included

American domestic: AM General, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Eagle, Fisker, Ford, Geo, GMC, Hummer, Jeep, Lincoln, Mercury, Oldsmobile, Panoz, Plymouth, Pontiac, Ram, Saturn, Tesla.

European imports: Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Ferrari, Fiat, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lotus, Maserati, Maybach, McLaren, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Rolls-Royce, Saab, Smart, Spyker, Volkswagen, Volvo.

Asian imports: Acura, Daewoo, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, INFINITI, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Scion, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota.

If you are not from USA and want to use this database in another country, first check list of models included in database.

Data fields included with % available

Naming: ID 100%, Make 100%, Model 100%, Year 100%, Trim (description) 100%.

Old naming: Trim 100%, (description) 100%.

Price, colors, image: Price 77.75%, Colors exterior 96.24%, Colors interior 81.03%, Image URL 77.47%.

Dimensions and weight: Body type 100%, Length 99.58%, Width 97.90%, Height 98.32%, Wheelbase 99.77%, Curb weight 89.59%, Gross weight 54.33%, Maximum payload 46.45%, Maximum towing capacity 53.74%.

Engine and transmission: Cylinders 99.54%, Engine size 99.56%, Horsepower 98.63%, Horsepower RPM 98.63%, Torque 98.31%, Torque RPM 98.31%, Valves 77.27%, Valve timing 54.70%, Cam type 77.21%, Drive type 100%, Transmission 99.08%.

Fuel and mileage: Engine type 99.98%, Fuel type 99.94%, Fuel tank capacity 98.92%, Combined MPG 85.44%, EPA mileage 85.18%, Range 84.29%.

Interior dimensions: Front head room 93.43%, Front hip room 76.16%, Front leg room 92.63%, Front shoulder room 90.38%, Rear head room 80.70%, Rear hip room 65.87%, Rear leg room 80.13%, Rear shoulder room 78.62%.

Other dimensions: Front track 48.61%, Rear track 48.47%, Ground clearance 63.40%, Angle of approach 26.50%, Angle of departure 26.51%, Turning circle 86.32%, Drag coefficient 19.28%, EPA interior volume 33.49%, Cargo capacity 63.38%, Maximum cargo capacity 42.07%.

Warranty: Basic 76.27%, Drivetrain 75.17%, Roadside 56.95%, Rust 29.18%, Free maintenance 18.94%, Hybrid component 2.74%, EV battery 0.28%.

Interior features: Front seats 77.70%, Rear seats 66.44%, Power features 77.38%, Instrumentation 77.51%, Convenience 77.65%, Comfort 77.23%, Memorized settings 20.19%, In car entertainment 77.49%, Telematics 0.00%.

Exterior features: Roof and glass 77.60%, Body 23.95%, Truck features 26.25%, Tires and wheels 77.71%, Doors 22.97%, Towing and hauling 45.08%.

Safety: Safety features 81.60%.

Optional features: Packages 38.15%, Exterior options 42.42%, Interior options 42.16%, Mechanical options 29.19%.

Bonus data (added from my own experience): Domestic / imported 100%, Country of origin 100%, Car classification 100%, Platform code / generation number 100%.

Percentages calculated at 15 May 2019 update (57169 trims, 86 columns).

Possible alternate databases

The trims database does have same number of rows but just first 5 columns, making duplicate rows for each trim due to differences such as FWD / 4WD, manual / automatic, different engine, different features, etc. A proper car trim database, filtered from trim duplicates, require additional dozens of hours of work too much considering how many sales it can get. Should do this job?

Additional proposed format: Year-Make-Model-Dimensions, there are some vehicles offered with multiple dimensions for same body style, example: Lexus LS short and long wheelbase, Ford F-150 short and long truck bed, etc. They have duplicate Year, Make, Model, Body which can pose a potential problem for integrating database in a website. Including trims would be NOT the right solution because would increase number of rows significantly for no reason and Ford F-150 have same trim in multiple bed lengths. Can someone suggest the best solution for these vehicles?

Analysis: evolution of American cars

I offer FREE of charge an analysis of how cars evolved from 1990 to 2018, open sample file of full specs database and click “statistics data history” sheet. You can see average values for every year, for each column in database, breakdown by domestic and imported cars, calculated using Excel AVERAGEIFS formulas.

For example average engine size rose from 3.33 litres in 1990 to 4.09 litres in 2007 then dropped to 3.47 litres in 2018 due to introduction of turbochargers that allowed downsizing engines, meantime horsepower rose from 142 HP in 1990 to 295 HP in 2018. In 2018 domestic cars averaged 315 HP vs imported cars 279 HP.

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Car Models List

Car Models ListFREE version include complete list of manufacturers and list of models for 4 manufacturers, one for each continent.

PAID version have 200+ makes, 5500+ models in Worldwide version / 160+ makes with 3000+ models in Europe version.

Download SAMPLES:
Car Models List.XLS for general use
Car Models List.CSV for programming
Car Models List.SQL for web developers

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Last release: May 2019Full change log.

Coverage

Complete for World War II – present. All major (and few minor) manufacturers of Europe, United States, Australia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, India, Brazil, Argentina. Commercial vehicles under 3.5t are included too. No concept cars, prototypes or custom-made presidential limousines, but only vehicles actually sold on market.

The database does include also ~100 antique cars old as 1900, if they are related with post-war cars, but it is not and will never be complete for pre-war period. Before WW2 the world had over 1000 small manufacturers and the internet do not provide sufficient accurate info to include them.

The database include model generations (example: VW Golf IV), platforms (example: BMW E46), chassis code (example: Mercedes W124), with exact years of production for each of them. If you want just model names, without separate row for each Golf I to Golf VII, you should use Car Nameplates List instead.

Because in the recent updates I added too many minor brands / exotic cars that are seen more at museums and collectors than driving on roads, at May 2019 update I also added a column that allow you to delete easily the exotic brands, if you want to have a database with only cars commonly seen on roads.

Example of cars included and marked as minor brands: Cizeta-Moroder (1990s supercar with only 20 units produced), Messerschmitt (cheap 1950s bubble car, 15,000 units produced but most of them been scraped and are not driving anymore), Peel (1960s, 2 models, less than 100 units produced, but famous for Peel P50 which is listed in Guinness book of records as world’s smallest car).

Cars produced in China are not included yet due to insufficient data available online. If you check Wikipedia pages of each manufacturer from China, many links to individual models are red (non-existent pages), nowhere is indicated production year for each model. Other websites are also incomplete offer contradictory data.

Source of data

Mostly Wikipedia, the most comprehensive car database ever! I manually compiled the list of cars into an Excel database, creating an original product “Made by Teoalida” with no equivalent on internet! Excel allow for easy reading, sort, filter, as well as conversion to CSV and SQL database to be used in web building and mobile app development.

There is also a column for number of units produced, but I was able to find this info for only 11% of total models included in database, mostly exotic cars, so if you are looking for a production figures for all cars, this Car Models List will NOT help you. See instead Car Sales Figures.

Notes

I guarantee 100% completion for European and North American markets, plus for the market of the country of origin of each manufacturer. For example the Car Models List may not include any possible cars produced in Korea and sold somewhere else than EU, US, or Korea markets. This because Korea and Japan manufacturers often sell ONE car model under dozens of different names in various countries. There are over 200 countries in the world, making a global world complete database for every country is HARD JOB. But you can contribute!

The Worldwide edition include also the sheet of Europe edition.
The Europe edition include all markets from United Kingdom to Russia and Turkey, does not focus only on Western Europe.
For North America I offer a different database in Year-Make-Model format instead of Make – Model – Start year – End year.

Car Models List does NOT go into more details than model. If you need more details such as engine version or trim, check my other databases: Car Models & Engines Database (Europe) and Year Make Model Trim (United States).

India vehicle database: cars, bikes, trucks, buses

India car databaseDownload FREE sample (one make):
Car make, model, version, no specs (5 columns)
Car make, model, version, basic specs (28 columns)
Car make, model, version, full specs & features (188 columns)
Alternate formats: CSV and SQL (full specs & features)

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Makes included: Ashok Leyland, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Caterham, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Datsun, Daewoo, DC, Eicher Polaris, Ferrari, Fiat, Force Motors, Ford, Honda, Hindustan Motors, Hyundai, ICML, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Mahindra, Mahindra-Renault, Maini, Maruti Suzuki, Maserati, Maybach, Mercedes-Benz, MG, Mini, Mitsubishi, Opel, Nissan, Porsche, Premier, Renault, Rolls-Royce, San, Skoda, Ssangyong, Tata, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Willys.

Bikes database

India car databaseDownload FREE sample (one make):
Bike make, model, version, full specs (93 columns)

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Makes included: Aprilia, Ather, Avan Motors, Avanturaa Choppers, Bajaj, Benelli, BMW, Cleveland CycleWerks, Ducati, F.B Mondial, Harley-Davidson, Hero, Hero Electric, Hero Honda, Honda, Hyosung, Indian, Jawa, Kawasaki, KTM, LML, Mahindra, Moto Guzzi, MV Agusta, Norton, Okinawa, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, SWM, Tork, Triumph, TVS, UM, Vespa, Yamaha, Yo.

Description

In August 2015 I learned to scrap data from websites, the India car database was my first scraping project, as opposite of the manually-written European car databases that I am making since 2003. Lots of people were asking me if I have an indian car database, that times nobody was selling.

Source of data: Carwale.com and Bikewale.com.

Unfortunately India do not have a quality car website that display years produced for every car version (as I personally wanted). Database contains production years indicated only for discontinued models and only if there are multiple generations of same model. Not good in my opinion but there was no other alternative. HAD TO DO IT in this way. If you know other better source of data please tell me.

One of the first people who bought the Indian car database in August 2015 wanted a 2-wheeler database too. Initially I said NO because I was personally interested only in cars, but once I mastered my data scraping skills, I decided to offer web scraping services for individual customers. In January 2016 another customer wanted to scrap bike specs from Bikewale.com, this was the moment I created bike database.

Carwale removed discontinued models in March 2017, so my database contains valuable data that you cannot get yourself from Carwale anymore.

In April 2019 I made new scraper for Bikewale, adding individual versions in the Indian bikes database (in the previous editions, if a bike had multiple versions, database contained only base version).

Future updates will only add new cars, no updates for existing records

Indian car database launched for sale in August 2015, and after doing ~8 sales and 3 updates, I decided in May 2016 to offer monthly updates on 1st day of month. Each update takes 8 fours of data scraping + 2 hours post-scraping manual work. I scrap every make to get models, every model URL to get versions, every version URL to get specifications, remove all data from previous update and put new data. See list of updates.

In February 2017 Carwale decided to hide discontinued models from website. I kept updating database by scraping for new versions URL, add them into database, compare the unique ID, delete duplicates, then scrap all versions URL to get specifications including current price and last recorded price that indicate whenever a car is in production or discontinued.

In November 2017 Carwale removed unique ID from each URL, causing all URLs to be changed and redirected, in 10 cases the old version URLs redirect to 404 Not Found, in 197 cases the old version URLs is redirecting to a different car that it should (multiple old URLs redirect to same new URL), making me impossible to re-scrap old cars for updates without risking loss of model versions. I will continue to update database monthly by adding new cars, but without updates for old cars, database quality will go down over time, when a model is discontinued and replaced with a new model with same name, discontinued model name will not be updated with production years to differentiate from current production model, specifications including prices will also not be updated for old cars, etc.

India car database coverage

Mid-1990s to present, meaning that the database is complete for all cars ever imported in India.

Do note India car market boomed only in late 1990s and especially during 2000s. In early 1990s the ONLY cars available were Maruti (dominant passenger cars), Mahindra and Tata (off-road and commercial vehicles), Hindustan and Premier (outdated passenger cars). Daewoo was the FIRST foreign car manufacturer to enter in Indian market (1994), followed by Ford and Opel (1996), Fiat (1997), Honda and Hyundai (1998).

Car data fields included

Naming: ID, Make, Model, Version, Status 100%.
Price: Production cars 30.65%, Discontinued cars (last recorded price) 69.35%.
Body: Length (mm) 99.70%, Width (mm) 99.70%, Height (mm) 99.67%, Wheelbase (mm) 99.54%, Ground clearance (mm) 59.27%, Kerb weight (kg) 61.11%, Bootspace (litres) 48.75%, No of doors 99.54%, Seating capacity 99.57%, No of seating rows 72.36%.
Engine: Displacement (cc) 99.21%, Max power (bhp) 99.43%, Max power (rpm) 99.21%, Max torque (Nm) 99.43%, Max torque (rpm) 99.73%, Transmission type 99.78%, No of gears 97.15%, Drivetrain 86.74%, Engine type 87.39%, Cylinders 72.17%, Bore x Stroke (mm) 13.18%, Compression ratio 9.16%, Valves per cylinder 69.73%, Dual clutch 60.92%, Sport mode 61.74%, Fuel system 31.33%, Turbocharger/supercharger 50.60%, Turbocharge type 50.16%, Driving modes 51.01%, Manual shifting for automatic 50.03%, Engine start-stop 49.78%.
Fuel: Fuel type 99.67%, Alternate fuel type 63.53%, Mileage (kmpl) 87.31%, Fuel tank capacity (litres) 96.30%.
Drivetrain: Suspension front 91.30%, Suspension rear 90.68%, Brake type front 98.48%, Brake type rear 98.23%, Steering type 50.87%, Turning radius (m) 80.14%, Wheels 50.95%, Spare wheel 68.53%, Tyres front 71.28%, Tyres rear 71.22%.
Others: Colour names 93.89%, Colour RGB 93.89%, Image URL 87.85% (you can use Tab Save extension for Chrome to download image files).
Features: 131 columns, see SAMPLE file, I do not list them here to overload the page with too much text.
Bonus: Car class, Body style 100.00% (added manually from my personal experience, NOT scraped from website).

Percentages as 1 January 2017 (3680 cars).

Trucks and buses databases

I made them in September 2016 for a customer who never paid for the job he requested me to do. First person to purchase them came in January 2018 so I updated them for first time, future updates will be done at request.

As August 2018 I noticed that CarDekho made each version URL to redirect to main model URL, effectively making me impossible to scrap specifications of other versions than base version. Probably I will never update them again. Only 3 people purchased them so does not worth my effort to keep maintaining.

Download FREE samples:
India Trucks Database.xls
India Buses Database.xls

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Bikes and cars DEALERS database

Several people told me to scrap dealer information from Carwale and Bikewale. Here is the database containing dealer name, street address, email and phone number.

Download SAMPLES:
India Car Dealers SAMPLE.xls
India Bike Dealers SAMPLE.xls

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DO NOT ask me about car owners database!

A number of people have trouble understanding what I am selling or don’t bother to check samples of what I am selling (database of car MODELS with specifications and features), they ask me straight to sell them a database of car OWNERS with registration number, name, address, profession, phone, email, insurance expiry date, etc. Strangely I do not get such questions from Europe and America, but ONLY from India.

I DO NOT have registration / owners data, and the companies who does have (car dealerships and insurance companies) must follow personal data protection laws and DO NOT share data of their customers to third-parties.

If you do a google search “car owners database” you see at least 10 sites selling personal data illegally, all them from India, the only country in the world where people have no respect for personal data and email/SMS spamming is national sport. But I am skeptical about how real is this data, how it was obtained and how updated it is, considering that vehicle registration authority do not keep records of emails and phone numbers, but only of residence address. Furthermore, most drivers do not even use email! They may be databases of users registered in some website that was hacked or a corrupted employee try to make extra money by selling their internal database.

The only way to get car registration data legally and up-to-date is to apply in vahan.nic.in “The Ministry has decided to offer the services to different stake holders like Banks, Insurance Companies etc on payment basis.” If you do apply, please inform me what are their prices.

News: in April 2019 been contacted by a strange person claiming to have database of car buyers from all new car dealerships across India, 1.5 million records. He was speaking very bad english mixed with hindi and we didn’t understood each other, when I asked for a SAMPLE with few rows to see what details he have about each buyer, he said “bulk orders only” and asked me to do bank transfer. How I can pay without knowing what I get?

I have his phone and email, he is living in Mumbai. I am not from India so I cannot meet him. Is there anyone from Mumbai who can help me and meet him in person, check database before paying then share database with me (I can pay you half of the price of database) then I will sell it to other people interested?

America vs Europe vs rest of world

If you are a business working globally rather than in a specific country, or working in some other country than the countries covered by my standard car databases, you may be looking for a global car database.

But… this is not really possible. Car specifications vary depending by country of sale for models having same name, and for accuracy reasons, a car database should be specific to cars SOLD in one country, or with some compromise of quality, to one continent.

Over years I gained reputation for providing most accurate and complete databases, because I offer separate car database for each market of sale, containing ALL and ONLY car models sold locally and data is formatted according tastes of local people. Car Models & Engines Database collect data from European car dealers while Year-Make-Model-Trim-Specs collect data from American car dealers.

Some people asked “I need a database containing European cars (BMW, Skoda, etc) and Japanese cars (Nissan, Toyota, etc), we have all them in Brazil“. You CANNOT buy a single database of “cars made in Japan” because they vary depending by market of sale.

This is Toyota lineup for America
Toyota car models

and Toyota lineup for Asia
Toyota car models

Example: Toyota sold the following models in calendar year 2015 / US MY 2016:

  • In United States: 4Runner, Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Land Cruiser, Mirai, Prius, Prius c, Prius v, RAV4, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma, Tundra, Yaris.
  • In Europe: Auris, Avensis, Aygo, Corolla, GT86, Hilux, iQ, Land Cruiser, Mirai, Prius, Prius+, RAV4, Urban Cruiser, Verso, Verso-S, Yaris.
  • In Australia: 86, Aurion, Camry, Corolla, FJ Cruiser, Fortuner, Hiace, Hilux, Kluger, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, Prius, Prius C, Prius V, RAV4, Rukus, Tarago, Yaris.
  • In India: Camry, Corolla, Etios, Fortuner, Innova, Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado, Prius.
  • In whatever other country: possible other models.

Furthermore, there are several distinct cars named Toyota Corolla E120 (2000-2007):

  • Corolla sold in Europe is offered in hatchback, saloon, estate versions, with engines 1.4 (97 PS), 1.6 (110 PS), 1.8 turbo (192, 224 PS), 1.4 diesel (90 PS), 2.0 diesel (90, 110, 116 PS).
  • Corolla sold in North America is offered only in saloon version, with engines 1.8 (130, later 126 PS) and 1.8 turbo (170, later 164 PS).
  • Corolla sold in Australia is offered in hatchback, saloon, estate versions, with engines 1.8 (136, later 126 PS) and 1.8 turbo (192 PS).
  • Another Corolla is sold in Japanese domestic market with narrower body to comply with compact size tax regulation.
  • Additional different-specs Corollas are sold in Asia, Africa, Latin America, etc.

 

The ONLY type of database that CAN cover multiple markets (without risking accuracy) are Car Models List and Car Nameplates List, this was possible because these two do not contain engines, dimensions or any other specifications, but just model naming and production years.

A couple of customers choose to purchase multiple databases from me. I did not asked everyone how they use data, but I advise you to make separate sections on your website for each region. Do not mix up my multiple car databases, or you will end up in a mess that will displease any customer.

There are several websites like www.carfolio.com having worldwide cars, which I could make a script to scrap data and create an Excel database, but I do not do this because data quality will be a disaster.

There are also data providers like www.carqueryapi.com selling apparently a worldwide database but you should be careful in purchasing from them because their database is not complete for any given market. Some of my happy customers informed me that bought previously CarQueryAPI and had a major disappointment, missing models even from American and European markets, new models are added with delay of few years after they been launched, some model names are lowercase while others uppercase, certain values missing for random cars, etc. They bought from me afterwards and turned happy. Sadly, there are also people coming on my website and chatting with me then buying from CarQueryAPI just because is cheaper or website is simpler… stupid people who take cheap price over quality!

Model year (America) vs production year (rest of world)

North American car market is tightly regulated by government, all car models sold here are organized by Model Years. Most important, two successive models DO NOT share same Model Year (with few exceptions). Traditionally car models launched in second half of year are considered Model Year of next year, but legally manufacturers are allowed to launch “2017 Model” starting from 2 January 2016. Every year, they launch the “next year model”, even if the car is unchanged from previous year. New trims also appear in middle of model year.

Europe (and rest of world) do not have officially a car model year system, the year of a particular car is used only informally, and it’s the calendar year. So a car model launched in December 2016 is still a 2016 model. European car websites should show Make – Model – production years (as a range, no individual years).

I have seen some cheap-made websites targeting Europe but using drop-down vehicle list with each year on separate row, but since Europe do not have regulated Model Year, they used each calendar year in which a car has been manufactured. This is WRONG and leads to errors and confusion, in the year of model replacement, their list include both old and new models or just one of them at random.

Check yourself ebay.com/motors and ebay.co.uk/motors, see the difference? This makes combination virtually impossible, unless you adapt American database to European / rest of world format, which is not on the taste of American customers.

Americans doing their business in Europe or worldwide, argued with me saying that my European database is WRONG. Actually it is CORRECT for us. Me too, I considered the american system strange and wrong, until 2013.

More differences between Europe and America markets

From 1970s to 1990s many European and Japanese models sold in US had bigger bumpers, getting few extra inches in length compared with same models sold in rest of world.

Models are sold in US with less engine choices, usually top of range. Example: the 2007-2012 BMW 3-Series E90 have versions 328i, 335i, 335d, M3, while in Europe the versions are 318i, 320i, 325i, 330i, 335i, 316d, 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d, 335d, M3.

Sometimes US engines do not exist in rest of world. Example: VW Golf 6 is sold in US with a 2.5 liters 5 cylinders 170 PS engine which do not exists in Europe where all engines are 4 cylinders, ranging from 1.4 to 2.0 liters turbo, 80 – 200 PS.

US measure horsepower according SAE rules, usually getting slightly higher power than measured in European DIN standard.

US EPA measure fuel efficiency as miles per gallon, Europe measure in liters per 100 km. Conversion is theoretically possible, but due to different testing procedure, any given car tested in US will eat 10-20% more gas than when tested in Europe, making comparison difficult. Read more: fuel economy testing procedure.

Don’t trust any database claiming to be 100% complete worldwide!

European car market is 99%+ similar within European Union except United Kingdom and Ireland, and 90-95% similar for all 50 European countries. Eastern Europe have few additional cars produced locally, plus Russia gets few additional Asian cars which are not available in Western Europe, all them being included in my European database. United Kingdom car market is different by having less cars available, because not every manufacturer bother to produce cars in right-hand drive, also UK produce few additional cars sold only locally, again included in my European database.

Asia, Africa and Latin America car markets may be 60-80% similar with European market. If you do not have other options and don’t care about accuracy, buy European Database and tell me what other cars are available in your country, eventually delete the excess cars that are not sold in your country.

North American car market is unique. Most vehicles sold in US & Canada are not sold anywhere else. Many vehicles are sold with different specs in Europe and US even if they wear same name.

I offer Car Models List Worldwide including all models sold in Europe and North America and models sold in local market of non EU/US manufacturers, such as Japanese domestic market for Japan manufacturers (after a big effort in 2014). However it will be NEVER complete for all of the 200+ countries in the world, it DO NOT include cars manufactured in a given country and sold somewhere else but not in Europe, USA, neither in their own country’s market.

If do you need a worldwide database more detailed than a simple Make / Model list, things get very… COMPLEX. Car specs vary from one market to another. NOBODY can make a worldwide / global vehicle database for every 200+ countries in the world, at a reasonable accuracy.

The problem is that Japan and South Korea export SAME cars under dozens of different names in various countries. If this was not worse enough, same name is sometimes used in multiple countries for unrelated cars. For example: the Samsung SM3 produced in Korea is also sold in Mexico as Renault Scala and in Russia as Nissan Almera, unrelated with the well-known Japanese Nissan Almera sold all over Europe until 2007. This Russian Almera and its years (and dozens of other similar name changes) are NOT included in Car Models List. Ford do the same, see Ford Escort (Europe) and Ford Escort (North America).

People outside Europe and America have trouble finding a database suitable for their country

I got a customer from Arab world saying “I am looking for a car database that contains Nissan Patrol because most database I’ve seen miss it” this happens because most databases available online are for US market and Nissan Patrol is not sold there, my European database does contain Nissan Patrol, but won’t help him either, because Nissan sell in Middle East also Altima which do not exist in European database but exist in American database.

Other customers asked me “if my database contain certain Asian cars that are missing from most car databases” and refused to purchase my European database because they are not containing there as well. Indeed, I do not recommend customers outside Europe and America to buy from me, but I am curious… what alternatives you can buy?

United Kingdom car database

UK car databaseSmall database:
Make, Model, Image SAMPLE

BIG database:
Make, Model, Version + image SAMPLE
Make, Model, Version + full specifications SAMPLE

Coverage: passenger cars sold in United Kingdom from 1980 to present. Buy it now and get FREE updates for one year!

Last update: 7 May 2019, including 4455 cars launched in 2018 and 972 cars launched in 2019.

Demo video to show high level of completion

List of car makes included

Abarth, AC, Aixam, Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Asia, Aston Martin, Audi, Austin, Bentley, BMW, BMW Alpina, Bristol, Cadillac, Caterham, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, Coleman Milne, Corvette, Cupra, Dacia, Daewoo, Daihatsu, Daimler, De Tomaso, Dodge, DS, Eagle, Farbio, FBS, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, FSO, Honda, Hummer, Hyundai, Infiniti, Invicta, Isuzu, Jaguar, Jeep, Jensen, Kia, KTM, Lada, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Ligier, Lotus, LTI, Marcos, Marlin, Maserati, Maybach, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes-AMG, Mercedes-Benz, MG, MG Motor UK, MIA, Microcar, MINI, Mitsubishi, Morgan, Nissan, Noble, Opel, Perodua, Peugeot, PGO, Porsche, PRINDIVILLE, Proton, Reliant, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Rover, Saab, San, SAO, SEAT, Skoda, Smart, SsangYong, Subaru, Suzuki, Talbot, TD Cars, Tesla, Toyota, TVR, Vauxhall, Volkswagen, Volvo, Westfield, Yugo.

Data fields included

Naming: Make 100%, Model 100%, Submodel 100%, Version 100%, Date from 100%, Date to 100%.

Costs: New Price 8.18%, Used price range 86.08%, Fuel consumption (mpg) 89.99%, Insurance group 84.51%, Annual road tax 99.68%, Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate) 88.66%, Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate) 88.66%.

Performance: Power (bhp) 98.77%, Top Speed (mph) 88.53%, 0-60 mph (secs) 88.10%, Torque (Nm / ft-lb) 88.64%, CO2 Emissions (g/km) 88.35%, Euro Emissions Standard 87.05%, Miles Per Tank 86.59%.

Dimensions: Length (mm) 97.04%, Width (mm) 96.69%, Height (mm) 81.35%, Wheelbase (mm) 88.42%, Turning Circle (m) 80.00%, Fuel Capacity (litres) 88.25%, Weight (kg) 83.44%.

Engine: Engine Size (cc) 99.65%, Cylinders 88.55%, Valves 87.56%, Fuel Type 100%, Transmission 100%, Gearbox 93.07%, Drivetrain 100%.

Cabin & Luggage: Doors 99.97%, Seats 90.35%, Luggage Capacity (litres) 72.93%, Unbraked Towing Weight (kg) 65.65%, Braked Towing Weight (kg) 74.05%.

Safety ratings: EuroNCAP Rating 33.27%, EuroNCAP Rating description 33.27%, Adult Occupant 12.25%, Child Occupant 12.25%, Pedestrian 12.25%, Adult Occupant % 19.29%, Child Occupant % 19.29%, Pedestrian % 19.29%, Safety Assist % 19.29%

Bonus: Country of origin 100%, Status (production/discontinued) 100%, Submodel production years 100%, Image URL 100% (you can use Tab Save extension for Chrome to download image JPG files).

Percentages calculated at 7 May 2019 update.

Description

I created this UK car database in January 2019 after multiple people requested me to do this job. For long time I avoided spending additional effort to make an UK car database because I already had the Car Models & Engines Database for whole Europe that has been purchased by many people in UK without problems, and the more detailed German Car Database was not selling well.

But… a small number of people wanted a more detailed database than European one (which have 1 row per body / engine / drivetrain combination, ignoring trims / equipment versions). Some did purchased German one but the ones from UK wanted an UK-specific one. The UK website turned much easier to scrap than originally expected, easier than other German and American websites I have scraped data from. I feel sorry for not creating this UK car database earlier!

List of updates:
2389 models, 80406 versions – 20 January 2019, initial scrap, beta version. 45 columns.
2389 models, 80485 versions – 3 February 2019, re-scraped to fix the incorrect car prices in initial scrap.
2383 models, 81501 versions – 28 March 2019.
2418 models, 81873 versions – 7 May 2019, removed unit of measurement after values, made multiple tables and VLOOKUP formulas in order to add model production years (different than version production years) and image URL from small database into big database, also status (production / discontinued) for purpose of selling a “new cars only” package with discount. 52 columns.