The Hardest Car Names to Pronounce

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The brand is named after a German family and is commonly mispronounced. Some common pronunciations are Porshe, Porsha, Posch, Porsh-uh. However, the correct pronunciation is Por-sche. Porsche have created a video to help you to pronounce it correctly.

Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV, that has been manufactured since 2002. The Cayenne shares its name with a pepper, however, it’s a pepper we’ve been saying wrong. It’s often pronounced as ‘kai-yen’ but it should be pronounced ‘kay-en’.

Porsche Taycan

The Taycan was the first purely electric Porsche. Taycan can roughly be translated as “lively young horse” because it embodies power and strength. However, so widespread is the poor pronunciation of Taycan that Porsche has made another video explaining how to pronounce it, which you can watch here. It should be pronounced ‘Tie-karn’.

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Volkswagen translates as the ‘people’s car’ in German and has become one of the world’s largest automotive companies. With most German names, you can’t pronounce it how you read it. Mistakenly pronounced as Volkswagen, the correct pronunciation is ‘Folksvagen’.

Volkswagen Touareg

The Touareg is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV, produced since 2002. However, the name of the model looks like a bit of a tricky one. The best thing to do when trying to pronounce the ‘Touareg’ is to forget the seemingly rogue ‘a’ is even there. It should be pronounced ‘Tour-egg’.

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Volkswagen Touareg


ŠKODA is a Czech automobile manufacturer, originally founded in 1885 as Laurin & Klement, but was acquired by ŠKODA works in 1925. ŠKODA is often pronounced as “Skoh-dah”. However, the accent above the ‘S’ – known as a caron – determines the correct pronunciation as “Shko-dah”.


ŠKODA’s compact SUV is another hard one to get right. ‘Kamiq’ ends with more of an ‘ick’ than an ‘eek’, making it ‘Kam-eek’.

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