Over the years, the automobile has evolved significantly. As we head into the near future, it will continue transform into a transportation powerhouse, with electric vehicles popping up in a variety of today’s models, and car companies racing to see who can produce the first self-driving car for the general public. There are even flying cars in the works!
With all the money in the auto industry, marketing teams within car companies spend countless hours dreaming up the perfect name when rolling out a new vehicle or model. After all, a name can evoke incredible feelings and drivers can build a very quick emotional connection to the car they are driving.
Some vehicle names can be bang on, other ones, not so much.
10. Tang Hua Detroit Fish
Sounds more like the name of a Detroit sushi joint than a vehicle. In fact, the vehicle itself looks like a car you would see during an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants. As ridiculous as the name and look of the car is, once you understand the purpose of it, you’ll have an a-ha moment.
The Tang Hua Detroit Fish debuted at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show and is an amphibious crossover car, meant to transport things on land and underwater. Now that makes some sense for the crazy name, right?