There are some fairly crazy car names at the moment; Mercedes A250 engineered by AMG, BMW X5 xDrive30d M Sport are just two that spring to mind. But don't think for a moment that new cars have a monopoly on odd names, even if they are often much, much longer. Here are some of my favourites from the annals of history.

The Isuzu GIGA 20 Light Dump – a small truck from Isuzu that really could have done with the word 'truck' being used at the end of its title. Not to be confused with the altogether more pungent Mazda Titan Dump.

The AMC Gremlin – how do you ever manage to sign off, so to speak, on a name like that?

Subaru Brat – a coupe from Subaru whose name is an acronym that stands for B-drive Recreational All-terrain Transporter.

Buick LaCrosse – which means masturbating teenagers in French, and is a Buick originating from the 1960s that’s still on sale in certain markets to this day.

Mitsubishi Pajero – which mean Mitsubishi w****r in Spanish, otherwise known as the Shogun.

Daihatsu Naked – a kind of small Japanese Hummer alternative. Eh?