What do you do shortly after you decide you are going to buy a new car? The smartest idea would be to search through the list of all available cars around you, sort it by car brand, name, model, and especially your needs, and then you could head on to check out their features and specs – pros and cons, as it were – before making any decisions.
In an effort to help you with your next purchase, this list will give you an idea about all the cars and car brands that start with W. That might be something you’re interested in, right? Since you’re reading this article already, we guess the answer is “yes”. How many car names that start with the letter W do you know? Here we go:
Ralph R. Debbas founded this supercar company in 2012. Based in Dubai, UAE, W Motors was actually the first Lebanese manufacturer of sports cars, and it’s also the first Middle-East-based manufacturer of luxury sports cars, or supercars.
If all of this sounds unfamiliar, please consider the brand’s first prototype model, the Lykan HyperSport – you probably remember it from the Fast and Furious series.
Revealed at the 2013 Qatar International Motor Show, the Lykan features a flat 6-cylinder 3.7-liter twin-turbo engine, developing 770 hp and 960 Nm of torque. How does 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds sound like? Probably expensive, to be honest. But the Fenyr Supersport is even more impressive if you ask us.
Martin Wiesmann came up with the idea of founding this company in 1988. With its headquarters located in Dülmen, Germany, Wiesmann GmbH is a German automobile manufacturer that specializes in hand-built custom convertibles.
By designing unique cars and delivering well-built automotive jewels, the German company quickly earned a place among the most exclusive car manufacturers. Not to mention, the driving experience Wiesmann cars delivered was unique. Did I mention those cars were fast?
The factory in Dülmen halted production by May 2014, which is a bit sad. Luckily, there are still cool and exhilarating alternatives on the market.
Founded back in 1967 and based in Portland, Oregon, this originally American-made company is owned by Daimler Trucks North America. It all started with a new plant at Kelowna, British Columbia, with Western Star trucks typically using cabs from its sister company, Autocar.
By 2000, Western Star was purchased by DaimlerChrysler, and two years later the brand’s production was moved to a plant in Portland, Oregon. Here, 4700, 4800, 4900 and 6900 model trucks are still being manufactured to this day. The truck manufacturer is still very busy, regardless of what umbrella it is hiding under.
Since 2018, when Mr. Jack Wey founded WEY, the world changed its mind about Chinese luxury SUVs and premium crossovers. Apart from the VV7 GT pictured here they also have a car with a super cool name called WEY Macchiato. Would you consider driving to work in a car named like that? We sure would!
This compact CUV was revealed at the 2021 Shanghai Auto Show, hitting the Mainland Chinese market last April. Built around the Lemon architecture developed in-house by Great Wall Motors, this vehicle packs a decent DHT hybrid powertrain, a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engine, and a DHT100 electric motor good for 134 hp and 250 Nm.
Sometime around 2002, Wuling starting working hard out of Liuzhou, Guangxi, China. Owned by SAIC Motor, Wuling Motors develops commercial and consumer vehicles instantly recognizable thanks to the red, five-diamond “W” logo. Engines, special purpose vehicles, namely mini electric cars, people movers, trucks and buses – you name it, they make it. Wuling microvans have been rolling out the factory gates since 1982.
Designing vehicles mainly for Chinese customers, the company has also extended its reach while aiming at the European market. One thing’s for sure: there’s room for improvement, although it is worth mentioning the brand has come a long way.
Based in Shanghai, China, the brand name “Weltmeister” is German for “world champion”. Having entered the market in December, 2017, the brand was founded by Freeman Shen.
This electric car brand owned by WM Motor Technology Co Ltd aims to deliver affordable vehicles and get ahead of local competition. It all sounds optimistic, but there is still room for improvement until reaching Tesla-level performance and popularity.
Nonetheless, there is enough room on the market and Chinese drivers are looking forward to new models, and sale numbers are constantly being improved upon. Go Weltmeister!
As its name probably implies, Workhorse Group Incorporated is an American manufacturing company based in Cincinnati, Ohio, currently focused on manufacturing electrically powered delivery and utility vehicles.
Well, it also implies heavy-duty jobs, but the electric part was a surprise. Founded back in 1998 by Stephen Burns, Workhorse took over the production of General Motors’ P30/P32 series.
By March 2015, a company called AMP Electric Vehicles took over Workhorse Custom Chassis, resulting in a new range of electric vehicles. Things just keep getting better and better.
Back in 1982, Chris Smith decided it was time for a brand new sports car maker in Kingswinford, England. Westfield Sportscars started off by developing factory-built and kit versions of several two-seater sportscars, but that’s just a small part of what they offer.
People are more interested in their gorgeous Lotus Seven inspired car. If the Lotus icon is unknown to you, you should really check it out – Colin Chapman designed a vehicle that only offered the bare essentials and the thrills of a lifetime.
Westfield’s iteration is very good, even when compared to the original and it probably costs less. Would you drive it to work ?
It was way back in 1896 when Johann Baptist Winklhofer established this company that was simply called Wanderer. Based in Chemnitz, Germany, the company will have disappeared by 1945, but not without leaving its mark on the automotive industry.
Wanderer initially started off as a bicycle manufacturer, yet managed to extend its reach and even develop motorcycles, automobiles, and even vans. Wandered developed civilian automobiles until 1941, after which switched to military vehicles.
Sadly, war destruction reached the Siegmar plant and by early 1945 the brand had no place to produce vehicles any more. Wanderer car production never recovered, and other German names came into focus, where they remain to this day.
Wartburg was a name familiar to those living in the Eastern part of Europe, what some consider Communist countries. Founded in 1955 and based in Germany, this car manufactured in East Germany and had its name inspired by Wartburg Castle, overlooking the town of Eisenach.
By 1991 it was all over, following an acquisition by Opel. Until then, Wartburg cars were considered functional, but nothing more; their three-cylinder two-stroke engines were durable, yet lacked power and were quite noisy. Don’t even get us started on the smell.
One way or another, if you had someone living in Eastern Europe during the Cold War, chances are they either owned or at least drove one of these cars. And, for that, you cannot ignore the brand.
Surely, you are aware that John Willys made history when he founded the company in 1908. Based in Toledo, Ohio, this American company went out of business in 1963, but still managed to make its mark on automotive innovation. Between 1912 and 1918, Willys was the second-largest producer of vehicles in the US, with Ford dominating over the market.
Willys was the brand that designed and produced the military Jeeps (MBs) and civilian versions (CJs) during the 20th century. We love both versions, no doubt about that, and the CJs are still popular to this day – some of them highly collectable.
Car Names Starting with W
Since there aren’t too many car brands starting with W we’ve also decided to show you a few cars that have names starting with this letter.
Speaking of Jeep, let’s change direction a bit and focus on some cool interesting models and their name – starting with ‘W’, of course – and leave brands behind for now. The Jeep Wrangler is able to handle traffic and an urban environment, but it’s also designed for off-road adventures. Looking like a WWII military vehicle, the Wrangler was meant to handle anything – and it will.
This is one popular car, at least in the US, and it will deliver the thrills you are seeking for. This off-road machine is powerful enough for anyone, but you could also go for a hybrid powertrain or a massive Hemi V8. On the inside, a WiFi hotspot, a powered canopy, as well as the infotainment interface and touch screen will make you feel like you’re riding in a 21st century creation.
Meanwhile, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and its the 4-door design offers a more spacious interior, a larger internal cargo volume, a longer wheelbase, and a larger external length. The Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are among the toughest, most capable, and technologically advanced SUVs on the market.
Driving towards the luxurious part of the automotive industry, we stumbled upon the 2022 Rolls-Royce Wraith. Designed to be the most comfortable and best-equipped vehicles out there, you can expect for this road-worthy jewel to be expensive. Rolls Royce Wraith is an exquisite coupé, stylish yet powerful enough to be considered fast.
Under the bonnet, the 6.6-liter 624-hp V12 engine handles its business, while rear-hinged doors, and the outstanding Spirit of Ecstasy hood trim make everyone realize what manufacturer is responsible for this creation. If this does not satisfy you, the Wraith Black Badge will squeeze even more torque out of the very same V12.
Comfortable, quiet, yet powerful, this sizeable vehicle has plenty of features to brag about, including a wide array of driver assistance features meant to ensure any and all road trips will keep the driver and passengers safe.
The 2022 Subaru WRX is a powerful machine, and judging by the legend that was the Impreza and the company’s expertise in the racing world, it’s safe to assume this vehicle will not disappoint.
One of the most exciting cars around, the WRX could very well be considered affordable – that’s new. Packing a stiff suspension and a brilliant all-wheel drive system, winding roads have never felt more exciting.
The Subaru WRX was made to be driven, and put through its paces. Dark and noisy, this thing is a beast. Don’t go thinking that 268-hp 2.0-liter engine is lazy; oh, no. And since the WRX has earned a five-star crash-test rating from NHTSA, while also being considered a Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, you are encouraged to give it all she’s got.
Anyone looking for a supercar? The HSV W427 will do 0 to 100 mph in 4.7 seconds, although there is still room for improvement – how about a faster gearbox and extra traction? Just saying.
This HSV car looks mighty and aggressive, thanks to its sporty bodywork including an aggressive front apron, cool side skirts, huge fender sills, and a spoiler on the tailgate. Let’s not forget about the suspension modifications, which make the W427 feel tight and ready to win.
Speed is nothing without control, which is why the precise steering and improved damping will feel like a much appreciated bonus. The 7.0-liter engine will handle its business, delivering 503 hp and sounding like it’s ready to destroy the competition.
How much do you know about the Wolseley Wasp? This light sedan was manufactured between 1935 and 1936 and it was powered up by a tiny 1069cc engine. The four-door sedan body did not feel very exciting, and only 5,815 units of the Wasp were ever produced.
Following an upgrade, the engine developed an extra 10 hp. With an overhead camshaft, 12-volt electrical system and the rear axle receiving the engine’s power, the four-speed gearbox made sure the driver was in complete control.
However, it feels like a tuning shop could do wonders with the Wasp – it surely has the proper name for it.
Suzuki Wagon R
The Wagon R and its tall cabin were not really designed to be fast or exciting; the generous cabin space will deliver a comfortable seating area, which was the point from the beginning. Available in three trim levels, specifically the LXi, VXi, and ZXi version, the Wagon R can be had with one of two gasoline engines. You could go for a 1.0-liter or a 1.2-liter engine, both of which sound boring.
Being that this car was designed mostly for urban travels, the 5-speed manual transmissions should be enough. On the inside, a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system was meant to keep you company and prevent boredom from setting in. Will it be enough?
Not a very familiar name, the Waja made was introduced in late 2000s and had a 4G18 SOHC MPI petrol engine sourced from Mitsubishi working under the bodyshell – complemented by either a 5-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic.
Proton ensured people would feel intrigued by the Waja, by making sure some changes to the seats, rear armrests with cup holders, adjustable headrests at the back, and lumbar support for the driver. Should this be enough to make people happy?
Sure, the company also went for some extra safety features, such as driver airbags and ABS, top make sure the models was at least decently prepared for the open road. Would you want one of these?
I have always been a fan of Holden, not sure why. The brand’s cars have never been praised for being maneuverable, but the sound of those engines just makes me forget about everything else.
The Holden WB is a long-wheelbase luxury, with a 3.3-liter inline six-cylinder coming as standard package – surely, I would rather enjoy the 4.2-liter V8 option. A rowdy exhaust, trans cooler, and converted differential make sure the driver will be smiling at all times.
Furthermore, you will be receiving GTS wheels, grille, steering wheel, and a refreshed dash. Are you ready for a drive? Surely, a tuning shop will make wonders with this one.
Honestly, the Proton Wira is looking mighty boring from where I’m sitting. This four-door sedan was the first Proton that could be had in either left or right-hand drive configuration. I guess that was interesting to some people.
The 2.0 liter 4-cylinder naturally aspirated SOHC engine sounds equally boring, which is surprising considering it was manufactured since 1993 to as late as 2009. On the inside, cheap plastic do not scream of sophistication, although drivers have praised the seats to be comfortable.
A fun fact – or, not so – about this car: the tailgate could only be opened from the inside or with a key. Have fun!
There you have it, these are all the car brands and car names starting with W. Do you know any other?