[Smt-talk] Car names

Justin M. London jlondon at carleton.edu
Tue Jul 24 04:56:44 PDT 2012

Good points, Bill.

And even if the "Cadence" would be "Perfect Authentic", I'm not sure I'd want a car that would have a tendency to just keep stopping.


P.S. I think "Medial Caesura" is right out (with apologies to Warren and Jim).

----- Original Message -----
What do you all make of the latest trend of Asian car manufacturers naming their cars after musical terms?

We already have Hyundai's "Sonata" and "Accent" (two of my own major areas of research).  Then there's Kia's "Rondo."  And just today I read about a new electric car from China named "Coda."  (I suppose a "Cadence" can't be too far in the future.)  

Clearly there's a prestige factor associated with music in Asia that doesn't seem to resonate with North American or European makers.  

Have I missed others?  

Wishing you all a pleasant summer!


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