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Is it just me

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Does anyone else think the Renault names for the new crossover cars Captur, Kadjar, and Koleos are irritating names for what seem like very good cars?
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You've remembered them though... that's good marketing in itself! I don't mind them actually. It makes a refreshing change
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Here's the full set (I think)
Current vehicles in production by Renault
Captur (2013–present)
Clio (1990–present)
Duster (2011–present)
Espace (1984–present)
Fluence (2010–present)
Kadjar (2015-present)
Koleos (2007-present)
Kwid (2015-present)

Never seen a Kwid, or were they thinking of Quid! :rofl2:
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Koleos sounds Korean, Kadjar sounds like it's made by Tata and so on, maybe it's the voice over on the Irish ads that irritate me but something does
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Remember them? I can't even pronounce them... :lol:
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Fuego, Alpine, Vel Satis fairly cool sounding names IMO
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doctle wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 12:39
Fuego, Alpine, Vel Satis fairly cool sounding names IMO


Yes, as is Xantia, Xsara, Saxo and Picasso...

Peugeot number series have their own coolness too... As do Citroen two letter such as DS, CX, BX, AX, GS, XM and 2CV :)

I can't help feeling that today, just as styling is going, manufacturers are trying to be as outlandish as possible now...

To very poor and in my view, negative effect...
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CitroJim wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 12:52
doctle wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 12:39
Fuego, Alpine, Vel Satis fairly cool sounding names IMO


Yes, as is Xantia, Xsara, Saxo and Picasso...

Peugeot number series have their own coolness too... As do Citroen two letter such as DS, CX, BX, AX, GS, XM and 2CV :)

I can't help feeling that today, just as styling is going, manufacturers are trying to be as outlandish as possible now...

To very poor and in my view, negative effect...

Can't argue with any of that! I'm kinda curious about the buyers too, who would spent £20k on a car called a Yugo, Polenez or Wartburg yet Renault is a top seller in Ireland with awful dull boring names
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doctle wrote:
09 Nov 2017, 12:39
Fuego, Alpine, Vel Satis fairly cool sounding names IMO

Nope what about 20, 16 & 4 now they were special Renaults!!
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The 4 and 16 definitely were :)
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Not just Renault most cars have very odd bland names now. Maybe it's nostalgia but Hunter, Victor, Scimitar, Avenger, Alpine even Miafoiri. OK I Know there were duller names too like Viva and Allegro (square steering wheel anyone)?
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Post by Pug_XUD_KeenAmateur »

no idea what the cars are like, but names do seem incredibly silly to me.

Nissan's 'Qashqai' seems especially poorly considered... suggests to me that you need lots of cash for it, similarly the Renault Kwid.

I had a brief convo a few months ago with someone who told me he had a Renault Kaptur, took me a while to work out that he was referring to his car.

...but what do we know eh! :)
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Quashqai. - Original meaning.