List of automobile model nameplates with a discontiguous timeline

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Nameplate 1st Production Years 2nd Production Years 3rd Production Years 4th Production Years Note Source
AC Ace 1953–1963 1994–2000 [1]
AC Aceca 1953–1963 1994–2001
Alfa Romeo 158/159 Alfetta 1938–1951 1972–1987 2005–2011 [nb 1]
Alfa Romeo 8C 1931–1939 2007–2010 [nb 2]
Alfa Romeo 33 1966–1977 1983–1995 [nb 3]
Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1954–1965 1977–1985 2010–present [nb 4]
Alfa Romeo SZ 1960–1962 1989–1992 [nb 5]
Alfa Romeo GTA 1965–1972 2001–present [nb 6]
Alfa Romeo GTV 1976–1987 1995–2005 [nb 7]
Alfa Romeo Spider 1955–1993 1995–present [nb 8]
Aston Martin DBS 1967–1972 2007–present
Aston Martin Rapide 1961–1964 2010–present [nb 9]
Audi R8 2000–2004 2006–present [nb 10] [2]
Audi/NSU TT 1963–1973 1999–present [nb 11]
Austin Princess 1947–1968 1975–1981
Bentley Continental 1952–1965 1984–present [nb 12]
Bentley Mulsanne 1980–1992 2010-present
BMW 328 1936–1940 1996–2001 [nb 13]
BMW 335 1939–1941 2005–present [nb 13]
BMW 6 Series 1976–1989 2003–present
Buick Century 1936–1942 1954–1958 1973–2004 [nb 14]
Buick Roadmaster 1936–1958 1991–1996
Buick Regal 1973–2004 2011–present
Buick Skylark 1953–1954 1961–1972 1975–1998
Cadillac Series 75 1935–1976 1985–1987
Cadillac Escalade 1999–2000 2002–present [nb 15]
Chevrolet Camaro 1967–2002 2010–present
Chevrolet Caprice 1964–1996 1999–present [nb 16] [3][4]
Chevrolet Corvette 1953–1982 1984–present [nb 17]
Chevrolet El Camino 1959–1960 1964–1987
Chevrolet Impala 1958–1985 1994–1996 2000–present
Chevrolet Malibu 1964–1983 1997–present
Chevrolet Monte Carlo 1970–1988 1995–2007
Chevrolet Nova 1962–1979 1985–1988 [nb 18]
Chrysler 300 1955–1971 1962–1971 1979 1999–present [nb 19]
Chrysler Imperial 1926–1954 1955-1975 1981-1983 1990–1993 [nb 20]
Chrysler Saratoga 1939–1953 1957–1966 1989–1994 [nb 21]
Chrysler Town and Country 1941–1988 1990– [nb 22]
Citroën C4 1928–1932 2004–present
Citroën C6 1928–1932 2005–present
Daihatsu Midget 1957–1972 1996–2002
Dodge Avenger 1995–2000 2008–present
Dodge Challenger 1970–1974 1978–1983 2008–present [nb 23]
Dodge Charger 1965–1978 1983–1987 2006–present [nb 24]
Dodge Dart 1960–1989 2013–present
Dodge Daytona 1969 1976–1978 1984–1993 2006–2009 [nb 25]
Dodge Durango 1998–2009 2011–present
Dodge Lancer 1955–1959 1961–1962 1985–1989
Dodge Magnum 1978–1981 1981–1989 2005–2008 [nb 26]
Dodge Monaco 1965–1978 1990–1992 [nb 27]
Dodge Viper 1992–2006 2008–2010 2012–
Ferrari California 1960 2008–present
Ferrari 400 1959–1964 1976–1985
Ferrari 412 1958 1966 1985–1989 1994–1995 [nb 28][nb 29] [5]
Ferrari 512 1965 1970–1971 1976–1984 1991–1996 [nb 28][nb 30]
Ferrari Mondial 1954 1980–1993 [nb 31]
Ferrari Testa Rossa 1956–1961 1984–1994 [nb 32]
Fiat 500 1937–1955 1957–1975 1991–1998 2007–
Fiat 600 1955–1969 1998–2010
Fiat Barchetta 1995–2002 2004–2005 [nb 33]
Fiat Bravo 1995–2002 2007–present
Fiat Brava 1974–1984 1995–2002
Fiat Croma 1985–1996 2005–2011
Fiat Multipla 1956–1965 1998–2010
Fiat Ritmo 1978–1988 2007–present [nb 34] [6]
Fiat Strada 1978–1988 1990–present
Ford Capri 1961–1964 1969–1986 1989–1994 [nb 35]
Ford Corsair 1961–1964 1989–1992 [nb 36]
Ford Crown Victoria 1955–1956 1979–2011 [nb 37]
Ford GT 1964–1969 2003–2006 [nb 38]
Ford Maverick 1970–1979 1988–2004 [nb 39]
Ford Model A 1903–1904 1927–1931
Ford Model B 1904–1906 1932–1934
Ford Escort 1955-1961 1968–2003
Ford Taurus 1986–2007 2008–present
Ford Thunderbird 1955–1997 2002–2005
Holden Astra 1984–1989 1995–2009
Holden Monaro 1968–1976 2001–2006
Holden Ute 1951–1985 1990–present
Honda S series 1963–1970 1999–2009
Honda Crossroad 1993–1998 2008–2010 [nb 40]
Honda City 1981–1994 1996–present [nb 41]
Honda Insight 1999–2006 2009–present
Honda Jazz 1982–1986 2001–present
Honda NSX 1990–2005 2015–
Honda Vamos 1970–1973 2003–present [nb 42]
Isuzu Amigo 1989–1994 1998–2004
Jaguar S-Type 1963–1968 1998–2008
Jensen Interceptor 1950–1957 1966–1976
Kia Sportage 1993–2002 2004–present
Lagonda 3-Litre 1928–1934 1953–1958
Lancia Delta 1979–1999 2008–present
Lancia Flavia 1961–1975 2011-present
Lancia Montecarlo 1975–1978 1980–1981
Lancia Thema 1984–1994 2011-present
Lincoln Continental 1939–1948 1956–2002
Lincoln Continental Mark III 1958 1969–1971
Lincoln Continental Mark IV 1959 1972–1976
Lincoln Continental Mark V 1960 1977–1979
Lincoln Town Car 1959 1969–1980 1981–2011
Lincoln Zephyr 1936–1942 2006
Lotus Elan 1962–1975 1989–1992 1994–1995
Lotus Europa 1966–1975 2006–
Marcos Mantis 1968–1971 1997–2000
Maserati Ghibli 1966–1973 1992–1997 2013–present
Maserati Quattroporte 1963–1969 1974–2000 2004–present
Mazda Bongo 1966–1975 1977–present
Mazda Carol 1962–1970 1989–present
Mazda Cosmo 1967–1972 1975–1995
Mercedes-Benz SLR 1955 2003–2010
Mercedes-Benz SLS 1957 2010–2014
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 1952–1953 1955–present [nb 43]
Mercury Capri 1970–1977 1979–1986 1991–1994
Mercury Cougar 1967–1997 1999–2002
Mercury Marauder 1963–1965 1969–1970 2003–2004
Mercury Montego 1968–1972 2005–2007
Mercury Monterey 1950–1974 2004–2007 [nb 44]
Mercury Sable 1986–2005 2008–2009
MG TF 1953–1955 2002–present
Mitsubishi FTO 1971–1974 1994–2000 [nb 45]
Mitsubishi GTO 1970–1975 1990–2001 [nb 46]
Mitsubishi Toppo 1990–2004 2008– [nb 47]
Mooncraft Shiden 1977 2006 [nb 48]
Morgan Aero 1920–1933 2000–present [nb 49] [7]
Morris Minor 1928–1933 1948–1971
Nissan Fairlady 1960–2000 2002–date [nb 50]
Nissan GT-R 1969–1973 1989–2002 2008–present [nb 51]
Nissan Silvia 1964–1968 1974–2002
Nissan Z-car 1969–2000 2002–present [nb 50]
Oldsmobile 4-4-2 1964–1980 1985–1987 1990–1991
Oldsmobile Hurst 1968–1977 1979–1980 1983–1984
Opel GT 1968–1973 2006–2009
Opel Kadett 1937–1940 1962–1999 [nb 52]
Opel Tigra 1994–2000 2004–2009
Panoz Esperante 1997 2000–present [nb 53]
Porsche Carrera GT 1960–1962 1980–1982 2004–2006 [nb 54]
Porsche Spyder 1953–1956 2006–2008 [nb 55] [8]
Plymouth Duster 1970–1976 1978–1980 1985–1987 1992–1994
Pontiac LeMans 1962–1981 1989–1993
Pontiac Grand Am 1973–1975 1978–1980 1985–2005
Pontiac GTO 1964–1974 2004–2006
Pontiac Tempest 1961–1972 1988–1991
Rambler (Nash/AMC) 1950–1954 1959–1963 [nb 56] [9]
Reliant Robin 1973–1981 1989–2002
Rolls-Royce Corniche 1971–1996 2000–2002
Rolls-Royce Phantom 1925–1939 1950–1991 2003–present [nb 57]
Rolls-Royce Wraith 1938–1939 2013–
Rover 8 1908–1912 1919–1925
Škoda Felicia 1959–1963 1994–2001
Škoda Octavia 1959–1971 1996–present
Škoda Rapid 1935–1947 1984–1990 2011–present 2012–present [nb 58]
Škoda Superb 1934–1942 2001–present
Stutz Blackhawk 1928 1929–1931 1971–1987
Sunbeam Tiger 1925 1964–1967
Toyota FJ 1953–1984 2006–present
Triumph Dolomite 1934–1940 1972–1980
TVR Griffith 1962–1967 1991–2002
TVR Tuscan 1967–1971 1989 1999–2006 [nb 59]
Volkswagen Rabbit 1975–1984 2006–2009
Volkswagen Scirocco 1974–1992 2008–
Volvo V40 1995–2004 2012–present

Notes[edit]

  • Skipping model years 1943 through 1945 due to World War II is notwithstanding for the purposes of this list.
  • Skipping are those with a discontinuous nameplate in some markets but is ongoing in other markets, for example the Ford Fiesta is considered discontiguous in North America (model years 1978-1980 and 2011–present) while production continued throughout Europe and marketed globally outside North America.
  • Concept cars and one-offs, especially those built and authorized by the factory (example Ferrari P) are excluded from this list.
  1. ^ Originally a Grand Prix racecar that saw a successful career in Formula One following the war. Reintroduced as a road car on two occasions under separate nameplates.
  2. ^ Reintroduced only as a road sportcar.
  3. ^ Originally a sports racer as well as its road version. Reintroduced only as a road car.
  4. ^ Reintroduced as a series 116-series Giulietta.
  5. ^ Reintroduced as a standalone model.
  6. ^ Reintroduced as a performance submodel to the 156 and the 147.
  7. ^ Reintroduced as a standalone 916-series GTV.
  8. ^ Spider production continued as based on the Brera.
  9. ^ The original Rapide was branded as Lagonda in an attempt to revive the marque and was produced by Aston Martin, its sister company.
  10. ^ Although the original R8's racing career continued to 2006, no examples were built after 2004.
  11. ^ Originally sold as NSU Prinz TT.
  12. ^ Originally introduced as a sportier submodel, it became a standalone model in 1984.
  13. ^ a b Unintentionally reintroduced as part of the 3 Series due to a naming policy of its models, that following the series number, its last two numbers are based on its engine size in liters.
  14. ^ Although American production discontinued in 2005, nameplate continued in Chinese produced models
  15. ^ 2002 model introduced January 2001; 2001 model year skipped as part of model changeover
  16. ^ Reintroduced for the Middle East markets as an imported Holden Caprice which continues to this day. The US counterpart was initially announced as based on the same car until the discontinuation of the Pontiac brand. Instead, the Caprice is based on the Pontiac G8, a captive import Holden Commodore.
  17. ^ The Chevrolet Corvette might be misconstrued as discontiguous, due to the 1983 model year. As there were problems with the new model (C4), all but a couple of the 1983 vehicles were destroyed. The survivors currently reside in museums, especially the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, out of private hands.
  18. ^ Reintroduced as a front-wheel-drive subcompact car based on the Japanese Toyota Sprinter
  19. ^ Although discontinued in 1965; the non-letter series, introduced in 1961, continued up to 1971. The 300 reintroduced as a limited edition model of the Coroda in 1979, then as the 300M, which was subsequently replaced by the current incarnation
  20. ^ Imperial was a Chrysler model back in 1926. In 1955, Imperial became a spin-off Chrysler brand from 1955-1975 with a brief appearance from 1981-1983. In 1990, the Chrysler Imperial name returned on a luxury sedan until 1993.
  21. ^ Although ended in 1960, the nameplate continued in the Canadian market to 1965 replacing the Sport 300 moniker. Reintroduced in the European market as a badge engineered Dodge Spirit
  22. ^ Reincarnated as a station wagon in the 1980s, then as a minivan since 1990.
  23. ^ Was reintroduced in 1983 as a Galant Lambda based compact coupe, and again in 2008 as its original form.
  24. ^ Initially introduced in 1965 as a limited production option package for the Dart GT, becoming a standalone B platform model the following year, was reintroduced as a L platform FWD subcompact hatchback in 1983 and again in 2006 as a LX platform model.
  25. ^ Reintroduced minus its Charger nameplate in 1984, reintroduced as a submodel in 2008
  26. ^ Although American production discontinued in 1979, Brazilian production continued until 1981. A Mexican version was produced between 1983 through 1990. The Magnum was reintroduced as a station wagon of the Chrysler 300 in 2005
  27. ^ The Monaco was reintroduced as a smaller badge engineered Eagle Premier in 1990
  28. ^ a b Original naming scheme followed a policy stating that the numbers are given to the size of each cylinder of the engine in three-numbers, this practice was eventually phased out in the early 1980s.
  29. ^ Introduced as the 412S, a sportscar racer. Introduced again as the 412P, a customer version of the 330 P3, as well later in 1985 as a 2+2 coupé and in 1994 as a Formula One car.
  30. ^ Originally introduced as a Formula One racer. Reintroduced in 1970 as a Group 5 racer, unlike its precessor, it was not named after Ferrari's traditional naming convention, named after the size of each cylinder of the engine, it was named after its engine size in liters and amount of cylinders. Reintroduced as a sportscar in 1991 as a successor to the Testarossa.
  31. ^ Originally a sportscar racer, reintroduced as a 2+2 sportscar.
  32. ^ Like the Mondial, it was originally a sportscar racer but was reintroduced as a larger 2-seater sportscar. The Testarossa nameplate was replaced in favor of 512 TR
  33. ^ Production suspended after the collapse of its coachbuilder, production resumed after tooling was relocated at Fiat's Mirafiori plant
  34. ^ Name is revived solely for the Australian market as Bravo, its international name, is trademaked to Mazda Australia.
  35. ^ Originally part of the Consul nameplate as a coupé, it became it own nameplate in 1969. It was revived as an Australian built convertible.
  36. ^ Reintroduced in Australia as a badge engineered Nissan Pintara.
  37. ^ Until 1992, was under the LTD.
  38. ^ The Ford GT was commonly known as the "GT40" due to its overall height of 40 inches, therefore the nickname became widely (and unofficially) used. Reintroduced again this time as a roadgoing sportscar, similar in outward appearance to the original.
  39. ^ Nameplate continued in Australia between 1979 to 1998 as a badge engineered Nissan Patrol and in Europe between 1993 to 2004 as a badge engineered Nissan Mistral.
  40. ^ Introduced as a captive import Land Rover Discovery to fill the market need of a SUV. Reintroduced as a crossover SUV.
  41. ^ Introduced as a two-door subcompact. Reintroduced in 1996 as a compact four-door sedan for the South East Asian markets.
  42. ^ Originally introduced as an off-road Kei truck. Reintroduced as a microvan in 2003.
  43. ^ Originally as a racecar, the nameplate was reintroduced with a new design, following the American distributor's encouragement to build a road version for its market.
  44. ^ Reincarnated as a minivan.
  45. ^ Reintroduced as a front-wheel-drive sports coupé also minus the Galant nameplate.
  46. ^ Reintroduced as a four-wheel drive grand tourer coupé also minus the Galant nameplate.
  47. ^ Reintroduced minus its Minica nameplate.
  48. ^ The original, known as Shiden 77, was designed to compete in the Fuji Grand Champion Series. The reintroduced model, the Shiden MC/RT-16, was used to compete in Super GT's GT300 class. It is a modified Daytona Prototype car produced by Riley Technologies.
  49. ^ Began as a three-wheeler, reintroduced in 2000 as a four-wheel sportscar.
  50. ^ a b The Fairlady continued as a domestic nameplate to the Z Car range with a Z designation added to its nameplate. Once discontinued due to low sales, reintroduced due to public interest of the 350Z.
  51. ^ The GT-R continued as a model separate to the Skyline.
  52. ^ Although discontinued in 1992, the South African nameplate continued to 1999.
  53. ^ Originally a GT1 racecar for endurance racing use with two roadgoing cars required for homologation. Reintroduced as an unrelated road car.
  54. ^ The first Porsche Carrera GT was based on the 356 in the early 1960s, the second was a GT Homologation model based on the 924, and the third Carrera GT was a bespoke supercar.
  55. ^ The Porsche Spider was reincarnated as an LMP2 Race Car.
  56. ^ The 1950-1955 Nash Rambler was the first model run for this automobile platform. After Nash and Hudson merged to form American Motors, the identical "new" Rambler American was reintroduced using the same tooling for a second production run starting with the 1959 model year. The model received a major body restyling for the 1961 model year and continued to be built on same platform through 1963.
  57. ^ Production resumed after the war with a new model.
  58. ^ Reintroduced initially for India.
  59. ^ Between 1989 to 1999, the nameplate survived as a racing car for its one-make racing series

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Vance, Bill (2006-07-28). "Motoring Memories: AMC Rambler American 1958-1960". www.autos.ca. Retrieved 2012-09-14. ... they also performed the rare feat of having two distinct and successful model runs, an almost unheard of phenomenon in automobile history