So we have a bit of a history lesson for you today, folks: In light of the recent National Name Your Car Day (yes, it's actually a thing), Volkswagen has shared the stories behind the names of some of its vehicles.
Between the two big players in the electric guitar business-Gibson and Fender, in case you were curious-there's a fairly simple rule: For thick, heavy guitars with high-output roar, go Gibson. For sharper bite and sculpted offset bodies, go
The Nissan Cube was, once upon a time, the best-selling car in Japan. This is why we love Japanese car culture at Top Gear-they tend not to buy boring cars.The second-gen Cube really ran with the boxier-than-
Mercury was merely Ford's upmarket spin-off, but its planetary name somehow captured the spirit of a space-seeking age. Meanwhile, many cars have found fame repurposing the name of a big cat, and 'cougar' has rather morphed in meaning since
Lotus was a big deal in the '60s-by 1968, it had three Formula 1 constructors' championships to its name, and the Elan and the Europa were selling pretty well.But it seems there was still a measure of confusion over its
Porsche's all-electric Mission E sedan. Taycan-that's 'Tie-Kan', to you-translates from 'a Eurasian dialect' as lively young horse. Nothing to do with cult-classic Liam Neeson movies.Fifteen years after the first Audi-era baby Lambo, it'
In 1986, Mercedes-Benz's AMG loons decided that outfitting a 300E with a 6.0-liter V8 engine and giving it a subtle bodykit, menacing black alloys and a dollop of power was a recipe for success. They were right: The
The past year was one hell of a time to be interested in the auto industry. There were incredible highs--as in the case of Elon Musk and Tesla's meteoric rise to superstar status--as well as embarrassing lows (looking at
As you read this, we're about to make our way to Anilao, Batangas, driving the all-new Suzuki Ciaz subcompact sedan, which is expected to do battle with the likes of the Toyota Vios, the Honda City and the Hyundai Accent.
What's in a car name? Everything. The name makes the car, a statement we're sure many of you will dispute. Many will say that the performance or maybe the engine is what defines a vehicle, and you're not wrong.
German carmaker Mercedes-Benz is no longer amused that the Philippines keeps calling catastrophic typhoons "Chedeng," which is what the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (aka PAGASA) is locally calling typhoon Maysak. The super typhoon is expected to make landfall
When Mercedes-Benz folded its ultra-luxury brand Maybach back in 2012, we thought we had seen the last of the marque created to compete with Rolls-Royce. One of the criticisms leveled against Maybach before was that its cars simply looked
The nomenclature--or system of giving names--we use for our streets is very diverse. We have streets named after local politicians, US presidents, countries, planets, fruits, flowers, trees, historic dates, even virtues. And yes, we do have streets named after car