20 Autos Named after Places in USA

| November 15, 2009

­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

America's Car
The name comes from Park Avenue, an upscale street in the heart of New York City.

2. Chevrolet Bel Air

America's Car
Bel Air is a district in Los Angeles, California.

3. Chevrolet Colorado

America's Car
This compact pickup is named after the U.S. state

4. Chevrolet Malibu

America's Car
Chevy’s midsize sedan shares its name with the beach community of Los Angeles, California.

5. Chevrolet Tahoe

America's Car
This large SUV is named after Lake Tahoe, a deep freshwater lake located between California and Nevada.

6. Chrysler Aspen

America's Car

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

America's Car
Newport is small but famous seaside resort located in Rhode Island, U.S.

8. Dodge Daytona

America's Car
Daytona Beach, Florida is host of the annual Daytona 500 race among others

9. Ferrari California

America's Car
Named after the Golden state … and quite possibly the region in the U.S. that purchases the most Ferraris.

10. GMC Sonoma

America's Car
Sonoma is city located in California.

11. Hyundai Santa Fe

America's Car
Santa Fe, a city located in New Mexico, U.S.

12. Hyundai Tucson

America's Car
Tucson, a city located in Arizona, U.S.

13. Kia Sedona

America's Car
Sedona is a town in Arizona.

14. Maserati Indy

America's Car
Indy, short for Indianapolis, home to the famous Indianapolis 500 race.

15. Mercury Monterey

America's Car
Monterey, a city located in California.

16. Plymouth Sundance

America's Car
Sundance is a city in Utah famous for its film festival.

17. Pontiac Bonneville

America's Car
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

America's Car
An island located off the southern California Peninsula.

19. Pontiac Montana

America's Car
This minivan was named after the U.S. state of Montana.

20. Yugo Florida

America's Car
Florida, a U.S. state.
Resource: Autos MSN Canada

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  1. e cigarette says:

    I liked the colorado when it first came out.

  2. I have never made the connection between these cars and their names before. Maybe it is good advertisement for cities.

  3. babyoso says:

    If only I could afford #9…

  4. Great stuff and good collection of cars having name over the places of USA. I like the Ferrari California from above all cars. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Awesome stuff of cars but in all these cars i loved no.7 i.e.”Ferrari california”.

  6. J hass Group says:

    I have never made the connection between these cars and their names before. But I really love Chevrolet Bel Air – its a true classic vintage car.

  7. I have never made the connection between these cars and their names before. Maybe it is good advertisement for cities.But Ferrari is the best.

  8. Here are some awesome cars..but the best is the “Ferrari California”.

  9. its really intresting for me