Trend of 5 Letters in Naming New Cars in India


Thread Starter #1
Joined
Mar 30, 2011
Messages
816
Likes
1,071
Location
Bengaluru
Made a list of 25 cars currently on sale in India that have EXACTLY five (5) letters in Model Name. Alphabetically arranged list is below:

Amaze
Camry
Cruze
Dzire
Enjoy
Etios
Gypsy
Jetta
Linea
Manza
Micra
Prado
Prius
Pulse
Punto
Rapid
Scala
Spark
Sunny
Swift
Teana
Vento
Verna
Vista
Xcent

Quirky Coincidence or what [thinking] ? In Numerology, the number 5 is considered the luckiest number (from 1 to 9). Any comments from those with Auto-Industry-inside-info ?

@Mods: Lazily tried to locate similar info within TAI and couldn't locate. Pls delete this thread, if found redundant. Thanks.
 
Joined
Jun 9, 2012
Messages
1,118
Likes
501
Location
Bengaluru
Re: 5 letters in naming a Car

Now that's interesting, must be something logic behind this. To the list of cars add Movus, Xenon.
Also what strikes me is that Fiat has always used 5 letter names for its cars Ex. Siena, Petra, Palio, Stile. Similarly Opel Corsa, Astra, Vectra. Chevrolet Optra. These are discontinued cars though.
 

allhyundaicars

Honoured Member
Joined
Apr 21, 2012
Messages
7,300
Likes
2,820
Location
New Delhi
Re: 5 Letters in Naming a Car

Celio (daewoo)
Fabia (skoda)
Macan (porsche)
Movus (tata)
Stile (ashok Leyland)
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 2, 2014
Messages
330
Likes
225
Location
Where friends are
I think 5-6 letters spellings are easy & simple to pronounce.

e.g. ( 6 letters - Innova, Rexton, XUV500, Accent, Santro, Estilo, WagonR, Indica, Verito, Indigo, Fiesta, Superb, Sonata, Passat, Ertiga, Tavera, Evalia, Bolero, Gurkha, Duster, Safari, Koleos, Pajero, Evoque
 

350Z

Core Team
Joined
Aug 10, 2009
Messages
18,329
Likes
6,006
Location
New Delhi
That's a nice observation. I think it could be inadvertent (since it's not limited to one particular manufacturer) and has more to do with keeping the names short and simple to memorize rather than the numerological concept. Keep this thread flowing. It'll be interesting to read the viewpoint of more members on this topic.

Drive Safe,
350Z
 
Joined
Jul 8, 2014
Messages
121
Likes
108
Location
Bangalore
Not sure what other motoring pundits have to say but I feel, car names are something that the manufacturers want to appear catchy and appeal to the masses. Like what would stick to someone's mind instantly:
a) Swift/Ritz/Uno or
b)Kompressor/Terracan/Murcielago

On the other hand too short names as in 2 letters can be little tedious to remember but some manufacturers like BMW (X series, Z series), Audi opt for it.

Just for the sake, I'm not sure we have too many 3 letter cars. Some which do come to mind are:
SX-4
Uno (Fiat)
EON
ACE (Tata)
Zip (Tata)
Rio (Premier)
 
Joined
Apr 1, 2014
Messages
527
Likes
962
Location
Chennai / Pondy
That's exactly my though. Let's take it from 4~6 letters

Alto
City
Figo
Getz
Jazz
Ikon
Ritz
Is a four-lettered name heat going on as a latest trend!?!?!

Polo
Zest
Bolt
Aria
Kite
Adding more to the list.

Nano - TATA (nation's pride)
Sumo - TATA
Beat - Chevy.
Sail - Chevy
RE60 - bajaj
Yeti - Skoda
Reva - Mahindra
Thar - Mahindra
Xylo - Mahindra
Eeco - Maruthi
 
Top Bottom