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How do you name your cars?


#1

So basically, I am curious how do you know how to name your cars
I have my own way that I’ll now share with you, and I’d like to see your way of naming the cars you guys make!

So let me start from the beggining:

My company name Bocian comes from my surname - Bociański

Model name sometimes depends on what it’s for
Fammer - average family hatchback/sedan/wagon/ (Fammer Family)
Rodin - small family hatchback/sedan/wagon (Rodin is close to Rodzina in Polish, which means Family)
Citi - small, cheap city hatchback

Sometimes I use translator to translate names to different languages that sound good
Sportiv - small coupe (but powerful in the best trim version) (I translated Sporty to many languages, and Romanian Sportiv fits just great)

Sometimes I use nouns as adjectives (Yeah, I know it sounds weird, but it works well)
Storm - the fastest and most advanced hypercar (fast as lightning from the storm)
Galaxy - premium car, that wants to be the best premium car in the galaxy

When I don’t have any good name I take 2-4 consonants:
MSC - muscle car

And for the most luxurious and the most expensive car I just use english version of my company name - Stork

Now let’s jump to trim names:

The most basic version - Z (year - last 2 numbers 07 for example) (body type [will explain below] )
The sport version - S (year - lat 2 numbers) (bo… ok you get it)
The premium version - P
The premium-sport version - PS
The luxury version - L
The luxury-sport version - LS

Ok, now body types:
Hatchback - H (3 doors are for Z and S, and 5 doors for the rest)
Sedan - S
Coupe - C
Convertible - K (K stands for kabriolet - Polish name for cabriolet)
Wagon - KO (KO stands for kombi - Polish name for wagon)
Van - V
SUV - B (stands for Big xD)
Pickup - P (doors work same as in hatchbacks)
MPV - M

Time for engine-to-trim

Z has the smallest engine (mostly i3 or really small i4, big engines in muscle, super, hyper and sports cars)
P has quite bigger (1.8 - 3.0 mostly, bigger in… you know)
L has the biggest engines (2.3 - 4.0 bigger in blabla, in L versions all engines are i5 at least)

Anything that lacks S in trim name has NA engine, even L
S, PS ans LS are turbocharged

That’s all for now, if you want I’m gonna share my engine naming too


#2

For my company, Ursula AG, Here’s a typical layout for naming models for the vehicles from the brand:

Models
Most models are named like F* where * denotes a number, often odd numbers (eg. F3, F5, F7). For the numbers, the larger the number, the larger the model.

There are some exceptions, ofc.
If it’s an SUV then FX(number) is used rather than F(number).
If it’s an van then FP(number) is used instead.
Most sports cars uses the G(number) layout. With the exception of the R1/V7 GTs ofc.
EVs will start from the eV prefix.

Trim levels
Often it will be a 3 digit number like 200/300/400 all the way up to 800 in most cases. Most of the time it’s just denoting the level of trim, engines are not used on most cases.

Some suffixes were used for some cases:

d: diesel
e: hybrid
ed: diesel-hybrid
X: all-wheel drive
S: sport model, similar to Audi’s S models
W: luxury model
RS/RS-R: high-performance models, with RS as a lower-tier model and RS-R for the higher end ones. Kinda like Audi’s S/RS models, except both are on RS-territory with the RS-R models has higher performance.
WX: high-end luxury models, not often used in most vehicles. Think Mercedes-Maybach for this.

Engines
The usual engine format for all vehicles are like this:

XX-YY/Z-A

XX - Engine code, usually 2 alphabets.
YY - Engine size,
Z - Engine cylinders
A - Variant


#3

I do things a little different than Android. I have a simple way of doing names for my cars.

Models
I don’t do that stuff.

Trim Levels
I have a simple way of making trims. It starts with MX because it does, but usually after MX there’s a letter based on the type of car based in that trim.

MX: Base
MXX: Mid Trim
MXP: Premium
MXL: Luxury
MXU: Utility
MXA: Adventure
MXS: Sport
& MXST: Sport Turbo (which means it’s more sporty)

Engines
I usually just do a name for the engine and then a code

Example: McMinton Engine - AQT985I

So it’s simple. You can do it that way, but Android’s is more professional.