Badges of companies appear in Watch Dogs, but actual manufacturers can be identified in Watch Dogs 2.
In Watch Dogs, all of the automakers are represented by badges, but only a few of them are specifically named. The names are given through TV commercials around the city (most notably Papavero, Bogen, and Landrock Motors). Apparently, the original version of Watch Dogs misses a few vehicles, leaving them with a badge holder without a front badge or with nothing at all. The enhanced edition fixes that, so almost every vehicle has a badge.
In Watch Dogs 2, automakers are fully revealed thanks to the new naming system, where the name of the automaker is shown before the vehicle's current name. Nudle is also considered an automaker, as seen on the Nudle Car's icon on the Car On Demand app.
List of known automakers
- All vehicles in Watch Dogs 2 have an automaker associated with them, unlike the first Watch Dogs, where every vehicle still had an automaker but some automakers were not revealed.
- In the Car On Demand app in Watch Dogs, apart for the car icon in the middle, there is a background for all automaker badges in the game.
- Also, there are two badges that appear in this background, but are absent from the game: one has a letter "K", and the other has a dog. It is possible that the "K" is Kuruhawa Motorsports and the dog represents Hardy Motorbikes (as in "hardy dogs", which assimilates the choppers and their great endurance).
- Because of Ubisoft's tendency to reuse assets from different games, automakers are also depicted in the upcoming game, "Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands". For example, Humvee-like SUVs have "Landrock" on the tailgate, a sedan with the Nakahawa Motors' badge and even a Dodge Ram-alike vehicle with "3500" on it (likely taken from the Tributary 3500).