Can You Name All of These Vehicles in Spanish?

By: Olivia C
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About This Quiz

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Do you like driving and anything road-related? Even if it's just a leisurely driving pace or the adrenaline-pumping race kind of driving, this quiz might be enjoyable for you, especially if you love languages!

So what's the deal with the dual-language quiz? Well, it's an easy enough challenge for those who know their cars, their vehicle types, and their basic Spanish. We will be posting some cool and classic car brands made by car manufacturers in Spain. We hope you can guess the English translation and meanings of some of their cute car brands and models. We promise this will be a hoot!

If you're also into traveling, it sure pays to know basic words in a place where you're traveling. And most often, the first words you need to learn are connected to public transportation (and even private types)! It's not just a matter of knowing how and when to ride, but it pays very much to know what those vehicles are called in their language.

So, let's start with this simple enough Spanish quiz, OK? Vamos! 

Cars are generally male in the Spanish language. Therefore, this is called "el coche."

Spanish carmaker SEAT made this Bocanegra model. Bocanegra translates to “black mouth.” The car is named as such due to the mouth-like front bumper design that’s colored black.

A sedan in Spanish is practically the same in English. They call it "el sedán," and pronounce it with their accent.

A truck in Spanish is called "el camión." Looks like it’s also male!

The SUV is sometimes called "todoterreno SUV" in Spanish. The “all-terrain” concept is attached to the SUV acronym.

The convertible is called "coche descapotable" in Spanish. It also transforms the same way.

A race car like this one is called "coche de carreras." They invert the noun and adjective when you translate it.

A typical delivery truck is known as "camión de reparto." Be careful when driving beside it!

Hispano-Suiza translates to Hispanic-Swiss. The original Spanish carmaker and the Swiss engineer who worked there were the inspiration for the pre-World War II company name.

Tractor is known as "el tractor" in Spanish. That was simple enough, verdad?

SEAT is one the current Spanish carmakers that makes many types of vehicles. Their Leon line means “lion.”

Pegaso was a former Spanish carmaker of sports cars and other utility vehicles. It means "Pegasus."

A wagon in Spanish is simply known as "vagón." Now that wasn’t hard to guess, verdad?

A van translates to "la furgoneta." Strange that it’s a bigger vehicle, yet it’s female!

From 1922-24, a Spanish carmaker made replica-type of early Ford cars. Thus, it’s “another Ford” or Otro Ford.

The scooter is known as "el escúter." Yes, it’s still male!

AFA in English is Aymerich Automobile Factory. In Spanish, it’s Aymerich Fábrica de Automoviles.

A tank is called "el tanque." War vets know this one!

When in Spanish-speaking countries, better try finding an "autobús." It’s what they call a typical passenger bus.

The Cóndor simply translates into a "condor." It’s a cool brand!

"El microbús" is how Spanish speakers call a minibus. Remember that when traveling!

Unlike the pre-war and wartime Hispano-Suiza, Hispano Alemán existed during the ‘70s. This Spanish brand means Hispanic German.

A train is simply known as "el tren." Travelers, take note!

A caravan translates to "la caravana." Not so difficult to understand, that one.

The tram is known as "el tranvía." Anything long is kind of male, right?

A fire truck is known as "camión de bomberos." "Bombero" is fireman.

SEAT Exeo actually got its brand name from the Latin word "exire" which translates as “to go beyond.” But that’s what the Spanish term also means, which is "exceeder" or, in English, it's “to exceed.”

IPV spells as Investigación y Proyectos de Vehículos Especiales but it translates to Research and Projects of Special Vehicles. IPV manufactured very heavy type vehicles in Spain, but it went bankrupt in the mid-2000s.

Taurus is the English translation of Tauro. No wonder a sports car is named after it!

A carriage is known as a "carruaje." That wasn’t so hard to translate, verdad?

A tow truck is known as "camión de remolque." This might be handy to know for foreign motorists.

The simple translation of the SAVA brand is Automobile Motor Corporation. However, Sociedad Anónima de Vehículos Automoviles literally means an Anonymous Society of Automotive Vehicles. Fancy that.

A typical motorcycle is known as "la motocicleta." Ride it!

The moped is called "el ciclomotor" in Spanish. Cute enough!

A snowmobile is known as "el motonieve." Yep, nieve is snow!

A golf cart simply translates to "carro de golf."

Barreiros Simca 1000 Automático is a specific type of Spanish-made car. Yes, the last word means automatic.

"The stable" is the translation of La Cuadra. It was a late 1800s-early 1900s Spanish car brand.

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