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Old 29th September 2009, 13:20   #46
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Not too sure about that... Tata's SOMU is better recognised than the Sumo, the Omni is still called simply the VAN, Maruti continues to be degraded to MRUTTEE in North India, Hyundai never rhymed with Sunday in India, and BHPians much prefer SCORP to Scorpio.

Nice one man that's a punjabi tone. Mruttee... .
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Old 29th September 2009, 13:27   #47
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Most car names (now in India) but also world-over are taken from Spanish or Italian languages (basically the words have Latin roots) hence the presence of so many "vowels" at the end.

"Most" italian/spanish nouns end in o/a depending on being masculine/feminine.
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Another story of car names ending with vowel 'o'

Most of you would know this but sharing this anyways for those who don't. Do you know why M & M calls it XUV500 as XUV Five Double O

As Mahindra stated earlier XUV500 is an SUV for Generation X hence 'X' replaced 'S'. Being the 5th Mahindra SUV, internal code SUV W201 was finally christened XUV Five Double O as it is similar to other Mahindra rides such as Bolero, Scorpio, Xylo and again Verito all end with an "o".

Apparently it is a lucky charm for the Mahindras ever since they launched vehicles with names ending with an "o" starting with the first one -Bolero!
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Can someone throw some light as to why the Thar is not named in the typical Mahindra style ending with 'O'.
Posted the question sometime back on Thar test drive thread but didn't get the answer.
I guess it has to be some interesting story.
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Can someone throw some light as to why the Thar is not named in the typical Mahindra style ending with 'O'.
Posted the question sometime back on Thar test drive thread but didn't get the answer.
I guess it has to be some interesting story.
Thinking of it, "Tharo" (read it in bihari/gujarati style) Probably because DB sir was concentrating on making it a better performing vehicle than just being better sounding.
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Team-BHPians think alike.
I got the same answers last time as well. Read the back to back posts.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post2752558 (Mahindra Thar : Test Drive & Review)

The original question got lost in sarcasm.
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