Cars: Their Names, Meaning And Nomenclature

29 Jan

Ever wondered how the names , of
cars were chosen .All those
abbreviations you just don’t seem to
understand like BMW(Be My Wife ).Its
time to know the truth.I would be
taking the veil of ignorance off your
1. Alfa Romeo
Formerly known as ALFA(Anonima
Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili).The
name changed when Nicola Romeo
bought the company 1915.
2.Aston Martin
The name was coined from the
founder’s name Lionel Martin,and the
“Aston Hill” races (near Aston Clinton)
where the company was founded.
The founder’s name is August Horch, so
he formed the name of the company
from the Latin translation of his German
name “Horch”.Long story short Horch
Nope its not “Be My Wife”.Its
Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian
Motor Works).
Now owned by General Motors(they
bought the original company in 1909).It
was named after the 18th century
French explorer Antoine Laumet de La
Mothe, sieur de Cadillac, founder of
Detroit, Michigan.Cadillac is a small
town in the south of France.The original
Cadillac company was founded in 1902.
It was named after an auto racer and he
was also a co-founder of the
company,Louis Chevrolet(he is Swiss
born).In 1917 General Motors acquired
the original company.
The founder of the company stole the
show here his name; Walter P. Chrysler
8. Citroën
Not a very popular brand here in
Nigeria.Its named after André-Gustave
Citroën. He was born in 1878 and died
in 1935.He was a French entrepreneur
of Dutch descent. He was the fifth and
last child of the Dutch Jewish diamond
merchant Levie Citroën and Mazra
Kleinmann of Warsaw,Poland.
9. Daewoo
The founder Kim Woo Chong named it
“Daewoo”,which means “great house”
or”great universe” in Korean.
10. Datsun
Originally called DAT.Coined from the
initials of the financiers of the company
Den, Aoyama and Takeuchi.After a while
it was changed to DATSON to indicate a
smaller version of their product (“son ”
in Japanese can sometimes be
translated as “loss” ).Its was later
changed to DATSUN when Nissan
acquired the company.What an
evolution !!.

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