Seoul, Korea -- In an attempt to capture movement across difficult terrain and survival skills, the team came up with the name Terrapin for a new SUV. It was also supposed to mimic Terrain, a GMC made SUV it will compete with.
"It sounds fine to Asians, even Japanese, who do not know English well enough to figure out what a Terrapin is. After all, they invented Donkey Kong which has no donkey," explained Kim Park Sun, 35.
However, the US marketing team rejected the name after the plastic nameplate after 10 000 plastic emblems had been ordered and the first day of production had placed the plates on the rear hatch.