Have you ever heard of a car name that was so dumb that it left you wondering what the manufacturers were smoking when they came up with it? You would think that manufacturing of a car is the end of the job. But no. There is still the task of coming up with a brilliant name that will make the car attractive to consumers. Over the years, we have witnessed thousands of awful names. In fact, some of them are so terrible that they may make you run to the nearest washroom. Well, the manufacturers come up with these awful names because of reasons like cultural misunderstandings, trying too hard, mistranslation or just plain mistakes. Perhaps the marketing department was an intern? We love having fun. That's why we've decided to come up with a list of car names that are dumber than Mr. Bean.
What do we think about the Geely PU Rural Nanny?
Oh dear, did they just put a poor 'nanny' in a car? This car name is like a sandwich; it has many layers of 'terrible' sitting on each other. This name is a typical case of comical Chinese mistranslations. The pickup truck of the Geely is offered in the form of Rural Nanny and Urban Nanny. I challenge you to say this name three times at a fast speed. I bet you agree with us that apart from being a terrible name it's also difficult to say.
How dumb is the Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard?
Have you ever watched those Japanese movies where the bad guy is a cold-blooded sword master with mysterious powers? Sounds familiar? Well, the manufacturers of this car must have come from watching one of those movies to come up with such a dumb name. In fact, it is still a 'mystery' how this name got approved. Somebody call some detectives, we need this crime solved.
How Fishy was the Tang Hua Detroit Fish?
Mmmmh something smells fishy here. The concept of this car is like a scene from a horror movie; it looks like Miss Frizzle's 'Magic School Bus' merged with a cartoonish fish. The inspiration of its name came from its launch at the Detroit Auto Show. Too much fish, I need to run to the washroom.
How dumb was the Kia Pro_cee'd GT?
Yes, you read that right. It is impressive that these guys even had an underscore in the name of a car. Were they trying to create an Instagram page for someone? The vehicle itself is pretty impressive but the name succeeded in putting grammar in a very dark casket.
How dumb was the Toyota Estima Lucida G Luxury Joyful Canopy?
These guys must have been having one of those boring afternoons where everybody in the office feels sleepy. How else would you explain all those names to describe only one car? Or maybe the name was made up by a bunch of kindergarten kids who were playing around with words. Not only are these words many but they also don't blend. What the hell is a joyful canopy?
How bad was the Studebaker Dictator?
In the 1920s, the manufacturers of this car decided to call it the Dictator so that it could set trends for other cars to follow. The name failed miserably because the car came at a time when there were many dictators in different parts of the globe. In fact, the manufacturers had to change the name to Director in some sensitive regions of the world. I can certainly imagine Kim Jong Un in this car; some brave souls might even say that it suits Donald Trump better.