parent company hasn't been the most successful when it comes to buying or launching other car companies. It owned the Chrysler
group for a while, but that failed. It tried re-launching Maybach
as a premium marque in 1997, but ended up closing it last year. But when it comes to commercial vehicles, it's a giant. It builds trucks and busses under the Freightliner, Mitsubishi
Fuso, Thomas Built and Sterling brands, to name just a few. And in 1995, it bought Setra a bus company that had been around since the 1950s.