What is included
Car Models List does include makes model, generations (example: VW Golf IV), platforms (example: BMW E46), chassis code (example: Mercedes W124), also indicating car class and exact years of production for each of them.
Last release: 25 May 2023, full change log.
The Worldwide package include both Worldwide and Europe sheets.
The Europe package include all markets from United Kingdom to Russia and Turkey, does not focus only on Western Europe.
For North America I offer Year-Make-Model with separate record for each Model Year, instead of production years intervals.
If you don’t want separate rows for each Golf I to Golf VII, but only model names, see Car Nameplates List.
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.
Complete for World War II – present. All major (and few minor) manufacturers of Europe, United States, Australia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, India, Brazil, Argentina. China manufacturers I am adding since 2022, but they may never be compplete, because on Wikipedia certain manufacturers have red links to individual models (non-existent pages), production year for each model is missing. Other websites are also incomplete offer contradictory data.
Commercial vehicles under 3.5t are included too. No concept cars, prototypes or custom-made presidential limousines, but only vehicles actually sold on market.
I guarantee 100% completion for cars sold in 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!
There is a common practice to launch a car at a major auto show, but start sales (deliveries to customers) few months later, which can fall in next year, thus you may see differences when comparing production years between my database and random websites. If you want more accuracy, you are advised to purchase UK or German car databases, that indicate exact month/year of sales in those countries.
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.
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).