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12 famous car logos and their hidden meaning. I bet you didn't know some of them


2 years agoSteemit3 min read


The history of car manufacturers is often reflected in their logos. The logo of a car manufacturer defines it's vision, or simply their national identify that is reflected in their logo.

Here are 12 most fascinating hidden meanings behind these famous car logos:

1. BMW


The central part of the logo symbolizes the rotating propellers of an airplane depicting the company’s early history of aviation technology.

2. Audi


The four rings of the logo represent the four car companies Audi, Horch, DKW, and Wanderer that merged in 1932 to create Audi’s predecessor company, Auto Union.

3. Volkswagen


Volkswagen automobile company in German called the Volks Wagenwerk, intended for public use vehicles. Signs such as by three with the middle finger and index finger to make the "V", said the public company and its products win - win - win.

4. Mercedes


The three-pointed stars in the logo represents the brand’s domination of the land, the sea, and the air.

5. Toyota


The three overlapping ovals, with the inner two forming a stylized T and a steering wheel. The outermost oval represents the world embracing Toyota. There is also another meaning that the logo represents a image of the eye of a needle with a thread passing through it. This indicates the company’s past, which used to produce weaving machines.

6. Ferrari


The iconic logo consists of a black prancing horse on a yellow background. The prancing horse was first seen on the plane of Francesco Baracca, who was a heroic pilot in the World War I. Enzo met the pilot’s mother who proposed that he should use this symbol on his cars as a lucky charm.

7. Subaru


Subaru means united in Japanese. It's logo signifies the star cluster "Seven Sisters" which is one of the nearest star clusters to Earth and which is most obvious to the naked eye at night.

8. Mitsubishi


Mitsu means ‘three’ in Japanese, while ‘hishi’ means water chestnut, and is also the same word that the Japanese have long used to denote a rhombus or diamond shape.

9. Lamborghini


The iconic bull in the Lamborghini logo represents Ferruccio Lamborghini’s zodiac sign, Taurus. He was also a fan of bull fighting, which is why the bull looks like it’s ready to ruin someone’s day.

10. Hyundai

The letter 'H' in the logo symbolizes two people (a client and a representative of the company) shaking hands. This signifies a bond between the two.

11. Bentley


The logo is based on the first letter of the company "B" as the main body to give birth to a pair of wings, like volley soaring eagle.

12. Opel


The logo of Opel consists of a "Circle lightning ", which means that it's strength and speed is unmatched.


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