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Mazda Laputa (pictured) is difficult to sell in Spain. Although it is a flying island in “Gulliver’s travels”, it means … prostitute in Spanish. That is also the mistake Ford made when naming Escort (also called a call girl in English) for his car – Photo: Teahub

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Ford continues to make mistakes with Probe because it sounds like the owner of the car is being investigated and monitored (probe means investigation, spy). When switching to the name Pinto, it is not better, because it refers to a “helpless” man – Photo: Motor1

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Mitsubishi Pajero is a familiar name in Vietnam. But in Spain, this car has to be changed to Montero, because “Pajero” in Spanish means “fisherman”, not suitable for a car – Photo: Mitsubishi

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Nissan Moco’s turn to “collision” in Spanish. Moco in Spanish means “mucus, mucus” – Photo: Nissan

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Buick Lacrosse should not be sold to the French, because the connotation is quite vulgar. In the same situation there are (Honda) Fitta in Swedish and Norwegian, (Dodge) Dart Swinger, Hummer in American slang. Mercedes-Benz Vito can also make the most polite Swede angry – Photo: Car and Driver

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The Chevrolet Nova is a special case in this list. It seems to sell poorly in Spanish-speaking countries with the name meaning “don’t go”, but for many Spaniards, it can also be interpreted as “no collision”. Perhaps thanks to this second interpretation, it is quite famous in Latin American countries – Photo: Motortrend

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Nissan Homy Super Long is a controversial name because the word “Homy” sounds like “horny”, which means “horn”. For some countries, this name is more vulgar – Photo: Autoevolution

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With the name “dictator”, it is easy to imagine where the fate of Studebaker Dictator will go – Photo: Old Cars Weekly

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Subaru Brother is fine. But it might not be okay to know that it’s just a shorter name for the Bi-drive Recreational All-address Transporter, which in some markets is abbreviated to BRAT, which means rat in English and slang for pervert – Photo: Wikipedia

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The Daihatsu Naked is an attractive little Jeep-like kei. Only the name means “naked”, the opposite is true – Photo: Wikidata

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The name Mitsubishi Carisma was criticized for being “too explosive”. A combination of car (car) and kharisma (divine gift), but the leader of the Japanese car company also had to admit that sales were not good when making the decision to die in 2004 – Photo: Auto ABC

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The Audi e-Tron sounds like copper, powerful and futuristic. That’s what Audi envisioned when naming the electric supercar concept. But for the French, “e-Tron” means waste – Photo: Audi

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When swaying (Wingle) next to the Great Wall, it is very difficult to make people want to buy a car – Photo: Great Wall

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Few people would have guessed that Mazda used to name its car Titan Dump – Photo: Favcars

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Morris Isis is a pretty name, taking its name from the River Thames as it flows through Oxford, the original home of Morris Motors. But until about 2014, it was no longer beautiful when the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization emerged – Photo: Wikimedia


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