The Origins Of Popular Car Brand Names (11 PICS)

Posted in INTERESTING       30 Jul 2022       2832       5 GALLERY VIEW



KIA

KIA was founded in 1944 under the name Kyungsung Precision Industry. This Korean company eventually swapped their name to “KIA” which can be translated to “rising from Asia.”

VOLVO

Founded in 1927, VOLVO was initially set to become a daughter company of SKF, However, they shifted toward manufacturing cars that could handle Sweden’s famously cold temperatures. The name “VOLVO” is Latin for “I Roll,” and the famous logo represents an ancient chemical symbol for iron.

VOLKSWAGEN

In the early 30’s, only 1 in 50 Germans had a car. So when VW was formed, the idea was to produce a car that everyone could afford and enjoy. “Volkswagen” means “People’s Car” in German.

SUBARU

Originally known as “Fuji Heavy Industries,” Subaru was named after a collection of stars (as shown in the logo) because the founder wanted his cars to have a notably Japanese name.

MITSUBISHI

The word “mitsubishi” consists of 2 parts, “mitsu” meaning “3” and “hishi” meaning “water chestnut,” but is also used to refer to a diamond. This diamond is also seen in the company logo, with three diamonds representing the family crest of the founder.

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AUDI

Founded in 1909, the name “Audi” is simply a Latin translation of the founder’s name: August Horch. It also means “Listen” in German.

LEXUS

Chosen out of a list of 219 options, the name “LEXUS” was picked to demonstrate “a luxurious and technological image.”

INFINITI

The name of this car was chosen specifically to represent the endless roads that can be driven with it. The logo, also has two meanings: It showcases an infinite highway, as well as Mt. Fuji, as a shout out to the Japanese origins of the car.

Hyundai

The name “Hyundai” means “Modernity” in Korean, and the logo is supposedly two people shaking hands, with one hand representing the company, and the other representing the customer.

MAZDA

Named after the Zoroastrian god of light Ahura Mazda, this car features a logo containing wings that form the letter “M.” These wings are supposed to represent creativity, vitality, kindness, and resilience.

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JAGUAR

Originally, this manufacturer was known as The Swallow Sidecar Company, S.S. for short. When it came time for a rebrand, chairman William Lyons said “Unlike S. S. the name Jaguar is distinctive and cannot be connected or confused with any similar foreign name.”

The logo of he leaping jaguar is said to represent grace, elegance, performance, and power.


Credits:  brightside.me


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Almira 1 month ago
#11 Nothing was as powerful and performed as well as the SS. Graceful and elegant in their execution, they were.
       
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Barbara 1 month ago
Almira,

Great these racists are here too!
       
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Jeremiah 1 month ago
FORD = Found On Road Dead
FIAT = Fix It Again Tony
       
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Lunetta 1 month ago
#10 : false - it's from the name of the founder Jujirō Matsuda - Mazda is a simplified form of Matsuda for occidental countries
       
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Manda 1 month ago
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