It has been a long-standing tradition that some of the most popular, well known names among the automotive kingdom be named after iconic places across the U.S. There’s the Chevrolet Malibu, the Chevrolet Colorado and even the Buick LaCrosse.
But, what if someone were to take a closer look to see if the Chevrolet Malibu was really popular in Southern California? Well, Edmunds did just that and compiled it into one bowl of strange renames.
The Chevrolet Malibu becomes the Chevrolet Garciasville, as it turns out Garciasville, TX, located just over the Mexican border on the Rio Grande, registers 15-percent of new cars as Chevrolet Malibus.
The Chevrolet Colorado quickly becomes the Chevrolet Montana. Colorado actually ranks as 34th most popular state for the midsize pickup truck. If you head two states up, the Chevy Colorado has made up two-percent of all new vehicle purchases.
Finally, the Buick LaCrosse is reimagined as the Buick Kincaid, named after Kincaid, Illinois, where 8.9-percent of all new car registrations this year were indeed of the Buick LaCrosse.
No one said the names were better, but the data compounding is interesting.