The word automobile comes, via the French automobile, from the Ancient Greek word - autós ("self") and the Latin mobilis ("movable"); meaning a vehicle that moves itself, rather than being pulled or pushed by a separate animal or another vehicle. The alternative name car is believed to originate from the Latin word carrus or carrum ("wheeled vehicle"), or the Middle English word carre ("cart") (from Old North French), or karros (a Gallic wagon).
The first practical four-stroke engine was invented by the Otto and Langen Company of Deutz, Germany. Nikolaus Otto was working in a grocery store and one day he read about Lenoir's two-stroke gas-driven internal combustion engine. Otto the started his own workshop supported by Langen in Deutz near Cologne in 1863. There he invented the four-stroke engine in 1876. Later, a German engineer named Gottlieb Daimler carried out much developments in the engine and introduced a practical four-stroke engine in that is still used in various car models.
In 1887, Benz was the first car company to be offered for sale.
The word "ZEN" (Maruti Zen) is an acronym standing for Zero Engine Noise. It also stands for the Japanese word "Zen" which derives from the Sanskrit word "Dhyana" and means "To figure out something by meditation or by a sudden flash of enlightenment."