Automakers are often inspired by the name of places, especially places in USA when naming new vehicles. While many of them are not on the road anymore, how many of these auto names do you recognize?
1. Buick Park Avenue
The name comes from Park Avenue, an upscale street in the heart of New York City.
2. Chevrolet Bel Air
Bel Air is a district in Los Angeles, California.
3. Chevrolet Colorado
This compact pickup is named after the U.S. state
4. Chevrolet Malibu
Chevy’s midsize sedan shares its name with the beach community of Los Angeles, California.
5. Chevrolet Tahoe
This large SUV is named after Lake Tahoe, a deep freshwater lake located between California and Nevada.
6. Chrysler Aspen
Aspen is small Colorado town best known for its ski resort. The name was also used on a Dodge passenger car several decades earlier.
7. Chrysler Newport
Newport is small but famous seaside resort located in Rhode Island, U.S.
8. Dodge Daytona
Daytona Beach, Florida is host of the annual Daytona 500 race among others
9. Ferrari California
Named after the Golden state … and quite possibly the region in the U.S. that purchases the most Ferraris.
10. GMC Sonoma
Sonoma is city located in California.
11. Hyundai Santa Fe
Santa Fe, a city located in New Mexico, U.S.
12. Hyundai Tucson
Tucson, a city located in Arizona, U.S.
13. Kia Sedona
Sedona is a town in Arizona.
14. Maserati Indy
Indy, short for Indianapolis, home to the famous Indianapolis 500 race.
15. Mercury Monterey
Monterey, a city located in California.
16. Plymouth Sundance
Sundance is a city in Utah famous for its film festival.
17. Pontiac Bonneville
Named after the dried lake bed in Utah, which is the home of the salt flats where many a land speed record has been set.
18. Pontiac Catalina
An island located off the southern California Peninsula.
19. Pontiac Montana
This minivan was named after the U.S. state of Montana.
20. Yugo Florida
Florida, a U.S. state.
Resource: Autos MSN Canada
Category: Featured, North America