I tried to make sense of the BeamNG universe, and had a few thoughts: Japan's economy and position in the car world was better than in real life in the 90s - Japanese makers were able to make a somewhat more daring attack, as exemplified by the fact that the Pessima, a midrange maker's mundane sedan, has some fancy versions. Japanese cars are seen as more upmarket in Europe, or just don't get large enough sales to warrsnt cheaper Euro variants with smaller or diesel motors - the Pessima and Sunburst don't have such. The 90s and on US market could not be as big as the real one - sales seem to be not plentiful enough for makers to build a Beamverse Caprice/Crown Vic, Roadmaster/Grand Marquis and T-Bird, but just a Grand Marshal, Grand Marshal Luxe and Grand Marshal Coupe. If Gavril, Soliad, Bruckell and Burnside are one company (which would make sense, fitting the similiar real-life GM's Chevrolet-Pontiac-Oldsmobile-Buick structure), they may be the only one, suggesting that the market is not big enough (bad economy? weaker antitrust? heavier import competition?) for more. Heck, even Burnside and Bruckell may be gone, as the GM Luxe seems more suited for them. The 2000s may have seen the imports take a bigger chunk of the US mass-market, with Gavril moving upmarket as an attempt at a saving throw. The Beamverse equivalent of Ferdinand Porsche might not have started his own company, maybe staying in AB. Instead, Hirochi started making lower-level counterparts of our universe's Porsches. After WWII, the original maker simply sold the OG Hopper predecessor (maybe called something like "HP", which turned into "Hopper" the way "GP" became "Jeep", "HMMMV" became "Hummer" or "GMC" was "Jimmy") to Ibishu, which saw civilian market potential for that thing, and likely branched into other segments Jeep (which probably has no Beam equivalent) was in in our timeline. What do you think?