KiaTelluride | ChryslerAspen

Cars named after ski resorts

There aren’t many cars named after ski resorts, actually we could only find two. Let us know if you can think of any more.

Kia Telluride

The Telluride is named after skiing mecca of Telluride, Colorado, in the Rocky Mountains. The town was founded in 1878 as Columbus.

In order to avoid confusion with a similarly named town in California the town was renamed in 1887 as Telluride after gold telluride minerals found in Colorado, although none were found near the town named after them.

The Kia Telluride shares its platform with the Hyundai Palisade.

Chrysler Aspen

Predating by 13 years, the Chrysler Aspen is named after another skiing town in Colorado, this time Aspen. The city started life as a silver mining town and was named after the aspen trees found in the area.

Based on the Dodge Durango, the Chrysler was the first brand’s body on frame vehicle, and had a different grille, hood and taillights.

Listing image: “Lin Skiing” by Barney Moss on Flickr.