...I pulled a book called the Katalog der Automobil Revue 2004 off my shelf, where it has rested since I brought it back from Switzerland that same year. Despite the fact that it is published in two languages I have difficulty reading (German and French), it takes no skill to hunt up car names that are, well, interesting, and I'll list a few favorites by manufacturer and then model names. Most of them, blessedly, are unfamiliar here, or got different names if they showed up here.
DAIHATSU: Move, Naked, Terios Kid
FIAT: Panda, Punto, Idea
HONDA: That's, Jazz, Stream, Inspire, Spike, Lagreat
HYUNDAI: Getz, Click, Grandeur
LADA (Russia): Dancer, Tarzan
MITSUBISHI: Townbox, SpaceStar, Delica Space Gear
NISSAN: Cube, Bluebird, Sunny, Elgrand
SSANGYONG (Korea): Chairman
TOYOTA: Platz, Sparky, Succeed, Probox.
Those are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg, and don't include older wonders such as the Nissan Big Thumb truck and the long-ago Flying Feather.
I think I'd rather have a Tata Nano than a Daihatsu Naked or a Toyota Sparky, but maybe that's just me....
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