14 Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While


We spend a lot of time discussing about car engines, speed, performance, how to handle a car, and how well it performs during a crash test, among other things. The automotive world is full of names and when it comes to their pronunciation, we do fumble. It’s time we learn to say them right.

1. Audi

Car Names You've Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Its ‘oww-dee’ and not ‘aw-di’. Say as if you are hurt – oww-dee.

2. BMW

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

It’s easy in English but say it like the Germans do – ‘bey-em-vey’. The ‘w’ is pronounced as‘v’.

3. Chevrolet

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

General Motors brand Chevrolet has been there for over a hundred years. But still people pronounce it wrong. It’s called as ‘shev-ruh-ley’. The ‘t’ is silent.

4. Citroen

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Citroen is French and most of the letters sound differently. This one is simple, it is pronounced as ‘seet-tro-en’.

5. Hyundai

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Most of us get this car brand wrong. We usually call it – ‘Hyoon-dey’. And Americans choose to say it as ‘Hun-dey’, almost like Sunday.

6. Koenigsegg

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Here is one of the toughest names to pronounce. This Swedish brand is pronounced as ‘kou-nig-zegg’.

7. Lamborghini Murcielago

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

The correct pronunciation is ‘Moor-si-ehh-la-go’. All the Lamborghini cars are named after bulls, and often people make the mistake of emphasising on the ‘lago’ bit. The actual way is to emphasise on the ‘e’ in ‘cie’.

8. Mercedes-Benz

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Americans keep saying it as ‘mer-say-deez’. But put stress on the ‘r’ a bit and pronounce it like ‘mur-see-dus bents’.

9. Nissan Qashqai

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Nissan Qashqai went with ‘q’ instead of a ‘k’ and lots of vowels and instead of ‘cash-cow’, it’s actually pronounced as ‘cash-kai’.

10. Pagani Huayra

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Pagani Huayra is also known as the God of the wind. Most of us can’t say it right. Just forget the ‘h’ and pronounce it like ‘wai-rah’.

11. Peugeot

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Another French car brand name that bothers us. Remove ‘e’ and the ‘t’ from Peugeot and say it like ‘poo-jsho’. Yes that’s right. ‘Poo-jsho’.

12. Porsche

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Do not stop at ‘porsh’; go right for the overrun ‘por-sha’. As simple as that!

13. Renault

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

Let’s delete the unwanted letter ‘l’ and ‘t’ and marry the letters ‘a’ and ‘u’. Put all of them together and you have ‘re-no’. Easy?

14. Volkswagen

Car Names You’ve Probably Been Pronouncing Wrong All This While

The biggest car maker is pronounced as ‘folks-va-gun’. As per the Germans the ‘v ’is turned into ‘f’.

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