Aston Martin Valkyrie: What does its name mean? Who is it named after?

Aston Martin Valkyrie: What does its name mean? Who is it named after?

Posted: Apr 9, 2017

The Aston Martin Red Bull AM-RB001 hypercar has been given a real name, Valkyrie, but what does it mean and where does it come from?

Toyota GRMN: What does its name mean and letters stand for?

Toyota GRMN: What does its name mean and letters stand for?

Posted: Mar 27, 2017

Toyota is using the GRMN badge for its hotted up sports car variants, including the 86 and Yaris, but what do the letters stand for?

Lexus HS etymology: What does its name mean? What do its letters stand for?

Lexus HS etymology: What does its name mean? What do its letters stand for?

Posted: Jan 17, 2017

The Lexus HS is a mid-size hybrid-only luxury sedan that went on sale in 2009, but has since been withdrawn from the US. What do its name and letters mean?

Suzuki Liana etymology: What does its name mean?

Suzuki Liana etymology: What does its name mean?

Posted: Dec 27, 2016

The Suzuki Liana (aka the Aerio in Japan and the USA) was unloved tall sedan and hatch that replaced the Cultus/Baleno, but what does its name mean?

Renault Zoe etymology: What does its name mean?

Renault Zoe etymology: What does its name mean?

Posted: Dec 22, 2016

The Renault Zoe is the French brand’s electric vehicle. With cute styling and up to 400km range, it’s popular on the Continent, but what does its name mean?

Toyota Avensis etymology: What does its name mean?

Toyota Avensis etymology: What does its name mean?

Posted: Oct 24, 2016

The Avensis is Toyota’s large D segment family sedan and wagon in Europe, but where does its name come from and what does it mean?

Mercedes-Benz S-Class etymology: What does its name mean?

Mercedes-Benz S-Class etymology: What does its name mean?

Posted: Oct 21, 2016

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a byword for luxury and exemplifies what the brand stands for, but what does its name mean, if anything?

GMC Denali etymology: What does its name mean? What is it named after?

GMC Denali etymology: What does its name mean? What is it named after?

Posted: Oct 19, 2016

Denali is GMC’s top grade specification. Available on most of its models, including the Acadia, Sierra, Yukon and Terrain, where does the name come from?

Honda WR-V etymology: What does its name mean and letters stand for?

Honda WR-V etymology: What does its name mean and letters stand for?

Posted: Oct 18, 2016

The Honda WR-V is a new South American SUV that will sit below the HR-V, but what do the letters in its name mean? Find out here…

Porsche etymology: What does its name mean? Who is it named after?

Porsche etymology: What does its name mean? Who is it named after?

Posted: Oct 16, 2016

Porsche is one of the most revered and instantly recognisable names in the automotive world, but where does its name come from?