The image of one or more stars in the logo of automotive companies can be found in many countries. Moreover, these geometric shapes are varied in shape and number of rays. Let’s take a look at the most popular brands with stars.
A three-ray star enclosed in a circle is a fairly recognizable logo belonging to the Mercedes-Benz company. Seeing a similar badge on a car, you understand that the driver and passengers are comfortable, comfortable and reliable in it. German quality and prestige are always on top.
The image of a three-pointed star appeared back in 1909. The three beams represent the types of motors developed by Daimler at the time – for cars, ships and aircraft. The rudder circle was trademarked by Karl Benz in 1903. When the two concerns merged in 1926, they had to combine the two logos into one, getting the image we all know today.
Some automotive experts claim that each of the rays of the star on the emblem points to a specific person – designer Wilhelm Maybach, Austrian consul Emil Jellinek and his beloved daughter Mercedes. Anyway, over the past 100 years, the logo has not changed, it has just been slightly modernized.
The Japanese decided to get ahead of everyone and depicted on their logo not one, but 6 stars at once. The four-pointed stars are enclosed in a blue oval with chrome edging. The one that is shifted to the left is the largest in size.
The stars on the emblem are not located by chance, because the name Subaru is borrowed from a celestial object – the M45 cluster in the constellation Taurus. The number of elements in the logo indicates the parent company Fuji Heavy Industries and the 5 smaller auto concerns that have merged into it. The merger took place back in 1953.
People with poor imaginations will have to work hard to imagine the four-ray star of the logo of the Swedish-Chinese company Polestar. But for the dull ones, the clue is in the name of the brand itself, because star, translated from English, just means a star.
Polestar is a subsidiary of the Volvo Group that manufactures road sports cars.
The name of the truck manufacturer is translated into Russian as “western star”. Indeed, the Portland-based firm’s logo features a five-pointed geometric figure set against the background of the letter W.
This is a joint American-German production, as the automaker includes Daimler Trucks North America, which is a subsidiary of the German brand Daimler AG.
The Chinese have not stayed away from the celebrity addiction, launching the Englon brand of British-style vehicles in 2010. The company was previously named Shanghai Maple.
The emblem is made in compliance with all heraldic rules. Six stars are inscribed in the left half of the circle, three of which are larger.
In 2013, Geely bought The London Taxi Company brand, so a similar bright emblem can now be seen on the cars of this brand.