The end of the Second World War saw, arguably, the most progressive period for the car and automotive industry. Previously, design had been influenced by the military operations of the Second World War and this infiltrated the production of cars in the industry.
It was in this classic period but the task began to resemble the machines we know today and less military style. Throughout the 1950s, vehicles became much faster as the engine power increased. Cars also became a worldwide commodity outside the affluent United States and other European countries.
The market also began to heavily diversify. For example, you have begun creating new small sized cars, in addition, to the more expensive, luxury models which have previously been available on the market.
Another crucial factor in the expansion of the car industry was mass marketing and reach. The 1950s and 60s are synonymous with the pop culture movement and cars were not excluded from this. Between the economic boom and the introduction of marketing car sales were at the highest ever and for the first time became a regular possession of a normal household. The car industry was well and truly here to stay.