Can You Identify All of These Cars Named After Animals Based on an Image?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

Car names are often a thing of mystery. Sometimes they're named after their makers, sometimes after their functions and sometimes after their look. When it comes to naming cars after animals, lots of people are a bit stumped. Let's examine this further. 

According to numerous articles, the names of cars are often influenced by the markets they are intended for, which is strange if you consider the title of this quiz. Are the cars meant for jungles, prairies and wildlands? 

Well, they aren't, but it is reported that the marketing team, once a new product has been designed. searches for words that help reflect the car's personality and sometimes, characteristics. This makes more sense because sometimes cars are reflective of qualities one would find in vehicles. 

Take for example the Impala, Charger, and Thunderbird. They all, once thought of, bring up feelings of power, sleekness and being dynamic, just like the animals they are named for. 

Mind you that the marketing team has to take numerous factors into consideration when choosing a name, such as trademarks, other possible meanings of the word and what the word means in other languages. 

It's no wonder that carmakers like naming their products after powerful animals; it intrigues buyers, trademarks are easy to get around and the chance of there being a mix up with different languages is very slim. 

After you've considered the brief car-naming lesson we've given you, do you think you can guess the animal names the cars in our quiz just by looking at a picture?

Not the original Wildcat, this 1962 automobile stole its name from a concept car produced in 1953. The Buick Wildcat was manufactured by General Motors from 1963 to 1970.

First produced in the US in 1992 and making its comeback in 2012, the Dodge Viper is a super sports car originally designed by Lamborghini.

Thanks to a constant change in style and improvements in technology, the Skylark was produced in six different models from 1953 to 1998.

Designed by Michael Mauer, this two-seater sports car was sold out after its introduction in September 2013. However, three recalls were issued during its two-year production.

Once considered "the personal luxury car," the Ford Thunderbird was manufactured in 11 generations from 1955 to 2005.

The Hudson Wasp was a full-sized car offered in various styles from a 2-door sedan to a 4-door convertible. It was manufactured by the Hudson Motor Car Company from 1952 and then by American Motors Corporation in 1955 to 1956.

Designed by Giovanni Michelotti as a luxury sports car meant to rival the Mercedes Benz SL, the Triumph Stag produced a year later in 1970, encountered several problems with its design and engineering.

So-named because of its B-body, the Dodge Superbee was a low-priced, muscle car first produced in 1968 by the Chrysler Corporation.

The most impressive production of the post-war Kissel Kar company, the White Eagle, manufactured in 1927, was the sportiest and most powerful automobile produced by the company. Today, only one White Eagle remains in existence.

Also referred to as the Vette or Chevy Corvette, the Stingray is a sports car produced by Chevrolet in Michigan, Kentucky and Missouri from 1953. There have since been seven generations of the automobile.

Chevrolet's most-expensive and best-selling automobile in 1965, the Impala is a full-sized car introduced in 1958 and featured its signature triple taillights.

Jaguar Land Rover, a British car company, is the manufacturer of the luxury Jaguar cars introduced in 1935.

Succeeding the absorption of the Singer company by the Rootes company in 1956, the first Singer manufactured was the Gazelle offered as a saloon, convertible or estate car.

Perhaps one of the most popular cars from the 1960s, the Ford Mustang, introduced in 1964, formed part of the pony and muscle class cars in America and is currently in its sixth generation today.

Produced only for a short period between 1959 and 1966, the Lark was a compact car manufactured in the U.S. and Canada in several variants.

This automobile was an affordable, special edition of the Datsun B210 targeted at young first-time drivers. The car was painted yellow, and buyers had the option of getting a signature stripe or Bee decal.

Sold as a personal luxury car, the AMC Marlin or Rambler Marlin was the flagship of the AMC brand and was produced from 1965 to 1967.

Designed by Robert Eidschun, the Ford Pinto also called the Mercury Bobcat, was manufactured in 1971 until 1980 and was offered as a sedan, hatchback and station wagon.

Introduced in 1968, the Plymouth Road Runner was marketed as the more affordable muscle car as the price of its competitors skyrocketed.

Officially named the Volkswagen Golf but sold under the name Volkswagen Rabbit in the US and Canada, this hatchback-styled automobile has been manufactured since 1974 and is currently in its seventh generation.

First introduced in 1980, the Dodge Ram was a series of pickup trucks manufactured by the Dodge company in the US. The first set of trucks featured the ram hood ornament seen on earlier Dodge vehicles.

Replacing the Mercury Marquis in 1986, the Sable was manufactured by the Ford company under the Mercury brand in two productions sets; 1986- 2005 and 2008-2009.

Designed based on the Plymouth Variant, the Barracuda was a two-door car manufactured in three models between 1964 and 1974.

Officially referred to as the Audi 80 by its German manufacturer, the Audi Fox, introduced in 1966, shared the same platform with the Volkswagen Passat.

More popularly known as the bug, the Volkswagen Beetle was a two-door economy car manufactured between 1983 and 2003.

Sold in several variants of sedans, coupes, convertibles, and hatchbacks, the Mercury Cougar was designed based on the Ford Mustang.

Introduced in 1977, the Chevy Bison was a class-8, heavy-duty truck assembled by General Motors. Production of the Bison was discontinued when Chevrolet backed out of the truck market in 1981.

Running on the Ford V8 engine, the Shelby Cobra or AC Cobra was a sports car manufactured both in the UK and US.

Stutz Blackhawk was an American luxury car introduced originally in 1929 and again in 1971 after the revival of the Stutz Motor Company in 1968.

Built entirely from material in the US, the Cheetah was a sports car officially named the Bill Thomas Cheetah, after Chevrolet's performance tuner.

Considered as Nissan's most popular sedan, the Bluebird is one the company's oldest cars, manufactured since 1957.

First introduced as a show car in 1964, the Charger has since been manufactured and sold as a hatchback, sedan, and coupe.

With a possible comeback in 2020, the Ford Bronco was manufactured between 1966 and 1996 as a multipurpose vehicle.

The Mercury Bobcat was a rebadged model of the Ford Pinto sold from 1975 to 1980. It was sold as a sedan, hatchback and station wagon.

Sold in only one model from 1970 to 1977, the Hornet, a compact car based on the AMC Cavalier replaced the Rambler American.

Manufactured in Ford's European branch in Germany, the Puma was a sports car produced from 1997 to 2002.

The Ford SVT Raptor was introduced and marketed successfully in 2009. This light-duty pickup truck is a member of the 12th generation of Ford's F-series.

Replaced by the Pontiac Sunfire in 1995, the Sunbird was sold as a a compact and sub-compact car during its reign.

Marketed as the faster coupe version of the Boxster, the Cayman is a sports car that has been manufactured in Germany since 1996.

Recently introduced in December 2017, the Urus was named after the ancestor of modern domestic cattle and will be marketed from 2018.

Built in Leipzig, Germany and competing with other luxury vehicles such as Mercedes Benz, BMW, and Audi, the Macan is sold as a five-door luxury crossover.

Considered a milestone for Ford as well as the American car industry, the Ford Taurus is now in its sixth generation after being in production for more than 20 years.

Sharing the same base as the Volkswagen Golf and receiving a five-star safety rating, the Tiguan was introduced as a concept vehicle in 2006.

Manufactured by Daimler Chrysler since 2007, the Jeep Trailhawk offers buyers a merge of off-road and on-road capabilities.

The Hellcat is the 2015 model of the third generation of Dodge Challengers; a pony car introduced as a competitor to Ford's Mustang and Chevrolet's Camaro.

Partially designed by Carroll Shelby, the Sunbeam Tiger was produced in two versions; the Mark I (1964-1967) and Mark II (1967).

Designed as a reverse tricycle by Steve Harper in 1991, the Scorpion is ideally a recreational car sold by Grinnall Specialist Cars.

Produced in England by the Reliant Motor Company, the Robin was a popular three-wheeled car made of fiberglass.

Another competitor of the Ford Mustang, the Firebird was a pony car introduced in 1967 and manufactured until 2002.

A 1984 best-seller, the Cavalier (a line of small cars) commenced production in 1981 succeeding the Chevrolet Monza.

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