If we asked 10 people what was the first model of Volkswagen or Mercedes, the first Fiat or Alfa Romeo’s debut car, we would have a good chance of receiving at least 50% of ready and probably correct answers (in the first case certainly More). This, despite the fact that these are manufacturers who started the business at the dawn of the car, over 100 years ago. Or maybe, exactly for that reason.
Paradoxically, there are instead much more recent brands, today rather widespread or in any case renowned, of which few clearly remember the date and, more importantly, the model of the debut. We recalled 10, first of all surprising ourselves with exclamations like “Ah, that’s right, I didn’t remember!”
For some of these, the “excuse” is that they were brands made to debut on other markets and to be honest, at least one of these (a clue: it is Japanese but it was created for North America, which narrows the field to three possibility …) never arrived in our country. While the others did it at different times but always after the absolute debut.
When “the first” is not really the first
For the sake of completeness, we add that some of the models included in the roundup are “first works” in a very literal sense, ie the first models that those manufacturers have designed in-house. So, for those who started licensing other people’s models, we won’t mention the first car released under their own brand, but the first they actually built on their own strength.
Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.
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