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Old 28th April 2005, 00:08   #76
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Indica means india in greek, and was the name of the first treatise written by a westerner about india, the greek megasthenes.

try the twins from renault (i think) Bbop and bBOP or whatever the hell they were called...
the toyota yaris (?!), hyundai accent, suzuki jimmy, toyota camry and qualis.
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what about Proton Waja! and Wega! talking about ferrari what about dino!!?!! i know it was his sons name but you cant just name a car after that!!
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What's wrong with the Fairlady? That was a cool name and a great car.

I think the Nissan Moco is a bit dumb. In Spanish, moco means booger/snot.
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what about Proton Waja! and Wega! talking about ferrari what about dino!!?!! i know it was his sons name but you cant just name a car after that!!
Do they have a Wega now? I thought their two compact sedans were called the Wira and Waja? Malaysian cars names are more sanskritised than Indian car names. Take Protons cars:

Wira is actually "Veera" corrupted into Malay

Satria is "Kshatriya" corrupted into Malay

Perdana is "Pradhana" or "Premier" corrupted into Malay

Citra is actually "Chitra" - there is no corruption here since 'C' in malay is the same as the English 'Ch". "Roti Canai" in Malay is what they call Roti Channa...

I still havent figured out what "Waja" means, though...
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The name Sumo..comes fro the name Sumant Moolgaonkar....who was a big person in Tata that time!!!
Oh! Puleeeze.....if it was a joke....its a good one.

Jokes apart Sumant Mulgaonkar was the father of Telco's ERC. One of India's greatest automobile engineers...they should name a car after him.
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Old 28th April 2005, 03:50   #81
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Dodge has 2 pickup trucks that are best and worst suited for an India launch as far as names go.

DODGE Ram - oooohhh! Our religious folks will think that its a modern version of Lord Ram's legendary chariot. Instant success guarenteed. Maybe Arun Govil should advertise for it.

DODGE Dakota - Dunno about the rest of India...but in Bangalore, if you say you have a Dakota...then it means you have a piece of junk. Maybe they should change the name if they want to launch it in India.
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talking about ferrari what about dino!!?!! i know it was his sons name but you cant just name a car after that!!
Yes you can...it was a car named as a tribute to Dino after his untimely death.

As for other names when I saw the Toyota RAV4 for the first time I thought it was "Rava" ...that might have been funny..hehe

some more -
Proton Pert (!)
Subaru Outback
Holden Commodore
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how can you guys forget the followin:
suzuki jiminy....*** is that..??
grand Vitara...only thing grand is the price
skyline...come on its a sports car not a cruiser...
gallardo!!!!
names like charger,ram mustang are understandable but....
escalade...
hummer...no way does it hum...more of growls
REVA..no comments
sylvia....long lost girlfriend..sad demise of wife??
golf???wont be able to fit two golfers and their kits into one!!!
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I just visted the Renault web-site because I knew there had to be more over there that I had missed since Renault are surely champions of stupid names.

Kangoo, Twingo, Espace we know already...
Trafic (Huh ?) , Trafic Generation, Master, Modus, Scenic , Grand Scenic, Kangoo Express.....and they are all butt ugly!!!!

Only Renault names I like are Laguna & Clio (which is a superb car as well)
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Do they have a Wega now? I thought their two compact sedans were called the Wira and Waja? Malaysian cars names are more sanskritised than Indian car names.
sorry must be thinking abt sony eh!yea it is Wira matbe i was in my sleep while postin that.
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How about the Maruti ZEN?
I have heard that ZEN stands for Zero Engine Noise.

BTW, Camry means crown in japanaese.

what do u think of Premier "Padmini" ?
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I have heard that ZEN stands for Zero Engine Noise.
I dont think Zen actually stands for that. This looks like an Home Made Full Form!!
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I have heard that ZEN stands for Zero Engine Noise.

BTW, Camry means crown in japanaese.

what do u think of Premier "Padmini" ?
It was named after Padmini Kolhapure.

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well just found out that the mitsubishi FTO stands for Fresh Touring one!!!!!!!!! had me in the splits
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anyone here remember the Standard GAZELLE .. heh heh .. sure did'nt move like one .. what about the Morris OXFORD .. only for the highly educated i suppose .. or was it the result of an Ox mated with a Ford .. LOL .. and the OLdsmobile Cutlass Supreme .. *** was that all about .. and Aveek .. Espace in French means Space ..
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