Leading comparison site MoneySupermarket is showcasing an interactive timeline detailing the most important dates in automobile production.

The launch of this chronological graphic coincides with some of the biggest car manufacturing anniversaries throughout history.

The timeline details every vital car manufacturer launch, merger and purchase from the beginning of production in the late 1800’s to the present day. It highlights the evolution of some of the biggest and longest standing car manufacturing brands in history, including Ford, Toyota and General Motors.

Mapping 127 years, the interactive graphic details the remarkable growth of car manufacturing; from the birth of the industry in 1886 to today’s automotive landscape of 39 major car manufacturers and over 90 key car brands.

In line with the launch of the animated car manufacturer’s timeline, 2013 sees some of the biggest anniversaries in the history of motoring, including the 75th anniversary of the Type 1 Beetle, 50th anniversary of both Lamborghini and Mustang and the 30th anniversary of one of the world’s oldest manufacturer’s most famous car, the Peugeot 205.

Clare Francis, Editor-in-Chief of MoneySupermarket, said: “With some significant motoring industry anniversaries happening in 2013 it’s a good time to look back at the history of car manufacturing, seeing how it’s changed and how brands have been bought and sold. The growth of the motoring industry has inevitably had some effect on things like car insurance and various other elements involved with owning and running a car today.”

Key facts covered in the interactive timeline include:

  • The establishment of the world’s first car manufacturer, Mercedes Benz
  • The build of the first VW Beetle in 1937
  • The death of the Rover in 2005
  • Establishment of Seat by the Spanish Government

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