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17 discontinued car brand logos you completely forgot about and will likely never see on the road again

Business Insider Logo By Brittany Chang of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 18: 
  
    Volkswagen
    recently unveiled the newest iteration of its logo, giving it
    an updated, much flatter look than its old logo.
  
  Many other automakers have changed their logos throughout the
  years, including many of today's top brands.
  
  Many other logos are gone forever, either from the brand
  going out of business or the brand being retired by the parent
  company.
  
  Here's a list of some of the most significant.
  
  
    Visit
    BusinessInsider.com for more stories.
  

  Volkswagen unveiled its new flat-look logo on September 19 at the
  Frankfurt Auto Show after a 19-year run with its previous
  insignia.

  Some automakers choose to redesign their logos often. For
  example, Cadillac has had over 30 new redesigns of their wreath
  and crest emblem. Only recently have they decided to drop the
  wreath design in favor of a clean shield-style emblem.

  
    Read more:
    
  T
    he
  14 coolest features in the Porsche Taycan, the company's new
  $150,000 electric Tesla rival
  

  However, automakers like Ford have stayed consistent with their
  insignia appearance. The automaker has only changed its logo
  three times since formally adopting its recognizable blue oval in
  1927, according to Autowise.

  Still many other logos have been retired, never to be seen again,
  after the brand went out of business or was retired by the parent
  company.

  • Volkswagen recently unveiled the newest iteration of its logo, giving it an updated, much flatter look than its old logo.
  • Many other automakers have changed their logos throughout the years, including many of today's top brands.
  • Many other logos are gone forever, either from the brand going out of business or the brand being retired by the parent company.
  • Here's a list of some of the most significant.
  • Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories.

Volkswagen unveiled its new flat-look logo on September 19 at the Frankfurt Auto Show after a 19-year run with its previous insignia.

Some automakers choose to redesign their logos often. For example, Cadillac has had over 30 new redesigns of their wreath and crest emblem. Only recently have they decided to drop the wreath design in favor of a clean shield-style emblem.

Read more: T he 14 coolest features in the Porsche Taycan, the company's new $150,000 electric Tesla rival

However, automakers like Ford have stayed consistent with their insignia appearance. The automaker has only changed its logo three times since formally adopting its recognizable blue oval in 1927, according to Autowise.

Still many other logos have been retired, never to be seen again, after the brand went out of business or was retired by the parent company.

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