Kia Pro_cee'd GT
Introducing Kia Pro_cee'd GT. For those saying "what?," you are not alone. That name again is "Pro underscore cee apostrophe d GT." Now that's a doozy! Does anyone else picture an English teacher having a stroke here? Good car, confusing name.
Volkswagen Sharan Carat
The Volkswagen Sharan Carat doesn't have the most appealling name for a car. However, it was a gem when it comes to sales; more than 670,000 vehicles were sold in the first 15 years.
Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard
The only thing mysterious is how this name passed inspection. I'm guessing a translation mishap created this one. It kind of sounds like the name of the villain in a Japanese movie.
As in, that's it folks. Honda says they wanted people to see the car and say "That's it!" I'm thinking people are going to say "That's it?" Not a great marketing ploy.
The Tata Xenon means "goodbye gas." That is to say ta-ta is an informal British exclation for goodbye, and Xenon is a heavy, colorless, odorless, highly unreactive gaseous element. Even putting farting jokes aside, tatas have come to mean something very different in American slang.
Peugeot Bipper Tepee Outdoor
What does this even mean? This car has some pretty good reviews and is supposedly pretty spacious for its size, but I can't take it seriously with that name. What is a bipper and what does it have to do with tepees?
Toyota Estima Lucida G Luxury Joyful Canopy
This sounds like some team that couldn't make a decision on their name so everyone put their vote in. Definitely way too many words, and way too random as well. How could a canopy be joyful?
Why Ford chose "probe" to name this sporty compact car, we may never know. Who wants a Probe? Let's leave the probing to the medical professionals; it is not an option I want when buying a car.
Tang Hua Detroit Fish
The Tang Hua Detroit Fish is a case of translation gone wrong. It was partially named after being debuted in Detroit. The car itself resembles a cartoonish fish that merged with Miss Frizzle's "Magic School Bus."
The Ford Ka, pronounced like "ca" as in "cat," is ca-tastrophic. Did someone from Boston devise this name, because it kind of sounds like how a Bostonian would say "car." Actually, I'm not sure if that would make the name any better.
The Ford Kuga is an older car who picks up hot, younger sports cars. Kidding aside, please tell me who thought this name was an improvement on "cougar." Luckily North America is smart enough to call this car the "Escape."