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Is there any pattern or deeper meaning to the model names given to automobiles? We had a discussion in regards to car model names, such as  "MUSTANG," "CHALLENGER," "CAMARO," "FIREBIRD," and...

Is there any pattern or deeper meaning to the model names given to automobiles?

We had a discussion in regards to car model names, such as  "MUSTANG," "CHALLENGER," "CAMARO," "FIREBIRD," and "CAMRY."  There is belief there is a pattern in selecting these names and debate has arisen as to their origination and when the words entered the english language. Truthfully, this subject never even entered our minds, until it was brought up in casual conversation. I would like to write a paper about it, but I'm not sure even how to research it.

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The most important significance to the model names given to automobiles is that they are a marketing strategy to increase sales and name recognition. "Mustang" is a well-known model of muscle car , and is associated with 70s-80s American individualism and rebellion. The word comes from the Mustang Horse, which is a classic wild horse associated with freedom and strength; the name was probably selected by Ford because it tested better than other names. Similar powerful-sounding...

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