Things in the automobile world are a bit fuzzy at times. Many auto companies share ownership of brands and technology and there are times when those relationships aren’t all that clear. The waters get even muddier when platform sharing is thrown in for good measure. Sometimes the decisions are good and sometimes they are questionable at best; I mean seriously, would you buy a Volvo XC70 if you knew that it was built on a Ford Mondeo platform!?
Well, if you’re curious about where your wheels of choice sit in the big scheme of things Jalopnik has made it a bit easier. Behold the Automotive Family Tree: