8 Cars Named After Cities

As easy as it may seem, naming a car is quite a complex tax. You’ll have to factor in a lot into consideration to get the best and suitable name for a car. Taking this critical decision with multiple considerations could be a battle most automakers are fighting but we don’t know about it.

Automakers are would always thrive to get a name that sticks to their brand as well as grab audience’s attention.

Well, some luxury car brands like Mercedes believe cars should not have a name, but instead have letter and some numbers. These letters and numbers should be related to a car’s positioning in their overall lineup. That’s why you’ll see names like Mercedes Benz C300 and Mercedes Benz E350 instead of Mercedes Benz Chicken Legs or Mercedes Benz Fantasy.

Of all the numerous names out there car manufacturers could name a car, some decided to give their cars names after a particular geographic location. In this post, you’ll see some of these cars that were named after cities.

1. Ford Torino

This one is controversial, especially if you know that Ford failed to buy Ferrari in the early ’60s, which sparked the famous Ford vs. Ferrari wars. A few years later, in 1968, Ford named its popular mid-size model Torino after the city, which happened to be the center of the Italian car industry.

This name is a controversial one. In the early ’60s when Ford failed in buying Ferrari, the Ford versus Ferrari war was sparked afterwards. Some years later, Ford decided to name it’s popular mid-size model Torino. Then, Torino use to be the center of the Italian car industry.

The Ford Torino was produced by Ford for the North American market between 1968 and 1976.

2. Ferrari California

California is a state in the United States of America. We can’t for sure state why Ferrari decided to go with this name for their car. I am quite sure they are happy they did because it paid off.

The Ferrari California is a performance car created by the Italian automaker which was originally unveiled in 2008. It is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.3-liter V8 engine.

3. Kia Rio

The Kia Rio got its name from Rio de Janeiro, commonly referred to in short as Rio.

Kia Rio is a subcompact car manufactured by Koreans since 1999. It has run over four generations.


4. Toyota Tacoma

This popular and rugged Toyota pickup is named after a city called Tacoma in Washington. The Tacoma is one of the best selling pickup trucks you’ll see in the Nigerian market. Its production started since 1995.

5. Hyundai Santa Fe

The Korean Hyundai Santa Fe is named after the capital city of New Mexico – Santa Fe. The Hyundai Santa Fe is an SUV produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2000. From the year of its production, it has run over four generations.

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6. Chevrolet Tahoe

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This car is named after Lake Tahoe in the United State of America. The Chevy Tahoe is a full-size SUV from General Motors offered since 1994.

7. Hyundai Tucson

The name is inspired by Tucson, a city in Arizona in United States of America. The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover SUV produced by South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2004. In the Hyundai linup, the Tucson is poitioned below the Santa Feand above the Kona. It has run through four generations

8. Dodge Durango

This Dodge shares its name with the city of Durango, Colorado in the United States. The Dodge Durango is a mid-size sport utility vehicle produced by Dodge in three generations starting with the 1998 model year.


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