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Car gods: The mythical beings that inspire car names

2017-01-25 14:23

A GOOD FIT? Volkswagen named a sedan after a Greek God - The Phaeton. Image: Supplied

London - Ever wondered where automakers derive inspiration for vehicle names? For example - Maserati named its cars after strong winds. 

Some automakers use Greek mythology as the basis for car monikers. The guys at amgautolease.co.uk created a  handy infographic to find out whether model names and Greek gods are a good match.

Of Gods and cars 

It's about cars that are named after Greek and Roman goddesses and gods, and whether they're cool enough to deserve sharing the name. (Hint: the Gumbert Apollo is, the Ford Taurus is not).

The Volkswagen Eos will be familiar to local readers, it was sold in South Africa many years ago. 

Check out the infographic below with eight cars that use Greek mythological figures as names:


Infographic by amgautolease.co.uk

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