There are hundreds of car brands in the world, but only a selected few start with the letter H. To help you find some of the best cars that start with H, I’ve listed nine of the most notable brands that have made an impact in the automotive industry. Let’s dive right in!
Haima, officially known as FAW Haima Automobile Co., Ltd., is a Chinese car brand that manufactures passenger cars.
Founded in 1992, Haima was a joint project by the provincial government of Hainan and the Japanese multinational automaker Mazda. Together, they produced and sold several Mazda models in China.
In 2013, Haima was hailed as the 12th largest-selling Chinese automobile brand in the country, selling a whopping 157,242 passenger cars. This further solidified the brand in the Chinese market.
Haima is the second Chinese company to build a factory in Europe—particularly Bulgaria—after Litex Motors. Currently, it has an annual production capacity of about 400,000 automobiles.
Hummer is an American brand of trucks and SUVs that were first marketed in 1992.
Although it was discontinued in 2010 due to bankruptcy, it returned as a sub-brand of GMC in 2021, branded as the GMC Hummer EV. The pre-production of the EV began in November 2021 with an investment of about $2.2 billion.
Before it was bought by GMC, Hummer sold three primary models: Hummer H1, Hummer H2, and Hummer H3. The former two were significantly bigger than other SUVs.
Headquartered in Beijing, Hawtai is a Chinese automotive brand that manufactures cars, sedans, and SUVs.
The company had a joint venture with Hyundai Motors in 2003, allowing it to produce and sell Hyundai-branded SUVs. To this day, Hawtai continues to use some of Hyundai’s technology in its cars.
Reportedly, Hawtai has a production capacity of about 350,000 units per year. It’s also a parts supplier in China. Thanks to its diesel engine production ability, Hawtai prides itself as a clean vehicle brand.
Hennessey is an American car tuning automotive industry founded in 1991 by John Hennessey.
The company specializes in modifying sports cars from brands such as Porsche, Ferrari, Cadillac, Lexus, and other high-powered sports cars. It also tunes pick-up trucks like Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ford Raptors, and luxury cars such as Bentleys.
Although mostly known as a car tuning company, Hennessey has produced several cars under its name. Some of the most notable ones include the Hennessey Venom 650R, the Hennessey Venom GT, and the Hennessey CTS-V.
The Hennessey Exorcist is a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1-tuned Hennessey that produces about 1,000 hp at 6,400 rpm, and 1,310 Nm of torque at 4,400 rpm.
5. Hindustan Motors
Hindustan Motors is an Indian automotive brand based in Kolkata, West Bengal. It was considered the largest car manufacturer in the country before the rise of the Maruti Udyog.
Founded in 1942 by Mr. B.M. Birla, Hindustan Motors is one of the three original car manufacturers in India. Up until the 1980s, it was the top-selling car brand in the country.
The company manufactured the Landmaster and the Ambassador motorcars, which were both immensely popular. In fact, its popularity lasted from 1957 to 2014. Both products were inspired by the 1956 Morris Oxford series III.
In 2017, the company made an agreement with Peugeot SA to sell the Ambassador brand, including the trademark, into its name.
Hino is a Japanese commercial vehicle manufacturer that mostly produces trucks, buses, and other heavy-duty vehicles. It’s considered to be the leading producer of diesel trucks.
The company’s success is mostly due to its affiliation with Toyota, the world’s most popular car brand. It’s one of the 16 companies held by the Toyota Group and considered a subsidiary of the Toyota Motor Corporation.
Hino made its name in the agriculture and transportation business. Notable Hino models include the Hino Poncho (non-step light bus), the Melpha (medium bus), and the S’elega (luxury bus).
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Hispano-Suiza is a Spanish automotive brand founded in 1904. It’s one of the few companies in Spain and France that produce aircraft engines, trucks, and luxury cars.
In 1968, the company was taken over by Snecma, a French aerospace engine manufacturer. However, the brand relaunched the Hispano-Suiza Carmen in 2019 with the help of the Peralada Group.
The Hispano-Suiza Carmen is a fully electric car with a design that was inspired by the 1938 Hispano-Suiza H6B Dubonnet Xenia. It also released the Carmen Boulogne in 2021, with a horsepower of 1114 and a max speed of 250 km/h.
Honda is one of the largest Japanese automobile manufacturers in the world, second only to Toyota. It’s the first Japanese car brand to release a dedicated luxury brand—Acura—in 1986.
Founded by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa in 1946, Honda has produced an array of products alongside automobiles and motorcycles, including marine engines, power generators, personal watercrafts, and even mountain bikes. It’s been involved with AI and robotics research since 1986, and has released its first ASIMO robot in 2000.
Honda is the second-most popular car brand in the US, with the Accord sedan and the Honda Civic compact being the most well-received in 42% of states.
Hyundai is one of the world’s most well-known South Korean automotive brands. It’s sold in 193 countries in over 5,000 showrooms and dealerships.
Although founded in 1967, Hyundai only started selling cars in the US in 1986. That year, the company set a record of selling the most automobiles in its first year of business in a foreign country. In total, Hyundai sold about 168,882 units in that year.
Hyundai now operates in the world’s largest automobile factory in Ulsan, South Korea. It currently owns about 33% of Kia Corporation and fully owns Genesis Motor and Ioniq.
There you have it, folks; 9 of the most noteworthy cars that start with H!
To keep it as up-to-date as possible, I’ve not included defunct brands or those that are no longer in operation. You’ll likely find the above-mentioned brands in several showrooms if you’re interested in getting one yourself.
So, which of the nine models is your favorite?