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When did each foreign car brand arrive in the UK?

Autocar Logo By Kris Culmer of Autocar | Slide 1 of 47: As incredible as it may seem, some of the car brands you see represented out on the streets of Britain today have been selling their products on these shores since a time when most homes didn't even have a supply of electricity. Indeed, you may remember the arrival of the Japanese and Korean brands, but a good number of arrivals are long beyond living memory. When, do you think, the first Renault was sold here? Well, for the answer to that, and to the introduction of every other brand well known to the motoring enthusiast of today, get clicking. You might be in for a few surprises. Skoda more than half a century before Audi, anyone?

When each foreign car brand arrived in the UK

As incredible as it may seem, some of the car brands you see represented out on the streets of Britain today have been selling their products on these shores since a time when most homes didn't even have a supply of electricity.

Indeed, you may remember the arrival of the Japanese and Korean brands, but a good number of arrivals are long beyond living memory. When, do you think, the first Renault was sold here?

Well, for the answer to that, and to the introduction of every other brand well known to the motoring enthusiast of today, get clicking. You might be in for a few surprises. Skoda more than half a century before Audi, anyone?

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