No one has more fun giving vehicles ridiculous names than Geely, and the Geely King Kong is no different. Even though it's essentially a small four-door hatchback, which is nothing like King Kong, it is named after the jungle beast. Also, King Kong is resilient and this little hatch isn't even close.
The Geely PU Rural Nanny has both a hilarious mistranslation and a funny acronym. We assume PU stands for "pick up" but we have no assumptions about what Rural Nanny could mean. Is it a babysitter for the Chinese farmer? Is it someone who takes care of pastoral lands?
You could try to have fun with this curiously-named Chinese three-wheeler, but you'd almost certainly fail. The makers of this vehicle are hoping to import them to the US, where the combination of push-button exhaust and 80 horsepower is sure to find a super happy audience. Even better, it tastes like lead.
Oh boy, if you thought last year's press conference for Changfeng was filled with the hilarious Engrish, you ain't seen nothing yet. True, last year's presser — the first at the Detroit Auto Show from the Chinese automaker — was filled with all sorts of glorious revolutionary language (our fave is still when the… »
We're assuming this is some kind of odd translation error or perhaps the short distance between the "s" and the "e" keys, and doesn't actually signal a change in naming convention for the Korean market. Or, maybe it's just a Freudian slip of some sort about this? Yeah, we didn't really think so either. On the other… »