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Cars-Their Names,Meaning And Nomenclature-PART II




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If you missed part one , you should check it out here.Lets continue with the revealing information about cars their names and meanings.


Most people already know this ,coined from the name of the founder Enzo Ferrari .


Coined from the acronym of Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino (translated as -Italian Automobile Factory of Turin).


One of the most popular brand of cars ,we have all heard the inspiring story of Henry Ford ,the founder.


The name of this brand was coined from its founder’s name Soichiro Honda.


Hyundai , connotes the sense of “the present age” or “modernity” translated from Korean.


The Mercedes automobile was first marketed in 1901 by Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft. (Daimler Motors Corporation). Emil Jellinek, an Austrian automobile entrepreneur who worked with DMG created the trademark in 1902, naming the 1901 Mercedes 35 hp after his daughter Mercedes Jellinek- culled from Wikipedia.


This automobile brand I love so much was formerly called, Nippon Sangyo (meaning Japanese Industries) .I guess its obvious how “Nissan ” was coined out .


It’s named after an Austrian automotive engineer – Ferdinand Porsche.


This Malaysian brand is not so popular in Nigeria, but for those who are curious its coined from  Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional (meaning- National Automobile Company).


It was named after the founder Louis Renault.

11.Rolls Royce

This exotic brand name was coined from the fusion of the names of the co-founders,Frederick Henry Royce and Charles Stewart Rolls.


This Japanese brand’s name was coined from the Japanese name for the constellation known to Westerners as Pleiades or the Seven Sisters. Subaru’s parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, was formed from a merger of six companies, and the constellation is featured on the company’s logo.


What we all know as Toyota today was once called “Toyeda”,coined from the founders name Sakichi Toyoda.It was later changed to Toyota after a contest to determine a better sounding name .


The history of this car brand has a lot of twist and turns and some unexpected revelations.The word volkswagen means “People’s car” in German. It was started in the 1930s, at the request of the country’s leader, Adolf Hitler  to produce a car designed by Ferdinand Porsche(the automotive engineer whose name inspired the Porsche brand).


Simple and short -Volvo means “I roll” in Latin.


If you missed part one ,kindly read it here .

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