Friday, September 16, 2011

THE FIVER… because we love a list

Top five really weird Japanese car names

And they say the Japanese don’t have a sense of humour. What utter nonsense. How else would they come up with these car names like…

Mitsubishi MUM 500 Shall We Join Us?
Surely the only car ever given a sentence as a name. And not just a sentence, but a question too. More than that… a question one seldom hears outside a group therapy session for schizophrenics.

Daihatsu Naked
When it comes to covering all their bases, no-one does it better than those clever Nipponese marketers. They’ve even made a car specifically for the ultra-niche nudist market.

Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard
Sorry Mr Radcliff, no… contrary to what the name might suggest, this Isuzu has in fact no magical power what so ever. It’s really just an SUV version of an Isuzu bakkie.

Honda That's
A Honda that’s what? Small? From the Little Box School Of Automotive Design? Has a word missing in its name? Yes even that most urbane of Jap car brands can get weird.

The Yamaha Pantryboy Supreme
Universally acknowledged as perhaps the weirdest name in the history of automobiles, this compact van raises the rather uncomfortable question: what is… a pantryboy… exactly?

**can't find a pic for this one anywhere. the mystery lives on...