Weird car names of the world – from Assol to Zwerg
Author: Sam Glover
Practical Classics Magazine (UK)
29 Nov 2017
This Tarpan Honker owner has spotted a Swinger.
There have been weird names for weird cars. Mr Glover is your guide.
Engrish is a rich source of bizarre names, providing such garbled wonders as the Suzuki Every Joypop Turbo, Mazda Scrum Wagon, Toyota Deliboy, Honda Life Dunk and Mitsubishi Toppo BJ Wide (‘BJ’ stands for ‘Big Joy’, obviously). Isuzu has the SUV market covered with the compact MU Wizard (‘MU’ stands for ‘Mysterious Utility’) and the less modest Bighorn.
Daihatsu’s marketing department clearly had a dirty-minded streak, giving us the Scat and the Naked – respectively a utilitarian off-roader and an odd mash-up of cute shopping car and Hummer.
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