There are many automobile manufacturers in the world today and each has various car models it produces. Models may stand alone or have many derivatives such as 4-door, 2-door, sedan, coupe, convertible or station wagon. Generally, models are described by the year, manufacturer and model. For example, a car may be a 2010 Toyota Prius.
Many car manufacturers have models that help define them as a company. Lamborghini is known for its Countach, Diablo and Gallardo. Chevrolet, one of the oldest car manufacturers in the world, is known for its Corvette, and Ford for its Mustang.
A manufacturer may refer to a car model as a "nameplate." The Chevy Suburban is the oldest nameplate in existence and was first built in 1935. In some countries, the same models are given different names. A good example of this is the Mitsubishi Montero. It is called the Montero in the United States, the Pajero in Latin American countries and the Shogun in the United Kingdom.
Today's car models come in different trim levels. A basic trim level is less expensive and has fewer features than a more expensive trim.Learn more about Car Makes & Models