an observation about european cars vs the rest of the world....

Larry C Leung l.leung at
Thu Sep 6 20:35:19 EDT 2001

BTW, AFAIK, the Renult R5 was called just that all around the world,
except, of course, the US. Same for the old Appliance (oops, I mean,
Alliance) but I forgot what it's "R" designation was. The Fuego (pretty
car!) was actually called that, though it too had an "R" designation.


On Wed, 5 Sep 2001 03:58:54 +0200 =?us-ascii?Q?Jorgen_Karlsson?=
<jorgen.m.karlsson at> writes:
>> Anyways, the kings of made up names are Citroen. Not many of
>> their names mean
>> anything. Xantia, Xsara, Saxo, Berlingo. Ring any bell?
>But Citroen change their names to the ordinary 'letter-number' 
>from now on. The C5 that replaces the Xantia is out now the C6 was 
>the XM that has been out of production for some time now. The XM is 
>enough to use Citroens old naming convention.
>Then we have Saab 93 (nine three as opposed to the old naming 
>Viggen and Renult 5 LeCar.
>I must say that I am more impressed with Saab AJ37 Viggen and JA37 
>But that is almost standard military aircraft names, change J to F 
>Viggen to thunderbolt and everyone know what it is.
>Jorgen Karlsson
>Gothenburg, Sweden.

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