Go for the GT.
Have you ever wondered what all of those letters on the back of your car mean? I'm not talking about the name of your car, per se. I'm talking about the letters like 'GT,' 'R,' or 'SE' that usually follow the car's name. I've always wondered, too. And I'd like to share what I've found with you.
Surprisingly, they're not chosen by blindly reaching into a Scrabble bag or throwing darts at a wall covered in letters, they actually mean something. So without further ado, here's what we found out.
AWD - All-Wheel-Drive
AWS - All-Wheel-Steering
AMG - Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach (indicates high-performance Mercedes-Benz vehicles)
D - Diesel (such as a BMW 540d)
DX - Deluxe (ex. Civic DX)
LX - Luxury
EX - Extra Luxury
EX-L - Extra Luxury Long (which used to mean long wheelbase, but now usually means added luxury)
GT - Gran Tourismo or Grand Touring
GTS - Gran Tourismo Sport
LS - Luxury Sedan or Luxury Sport
R - Race
R/T - Road/Track
RS - Rally Sport
SS - Super Sport
GS - Grand Sport
S - Sport
LTD - Limited
LE - Limited Edition
LT - Luxury Touring
SE - Special Edition
ST - Sport Touring or Sport Technologies
SRT - Street & Racing Technology
SH - Super Handling
SHO - Super High Output
SVT - Special Vehicle Team
Si - Sport Injected
SVR - Special Vehicle Racing
SVO - Special Vehicle Operations
TRD - Toyota Racing Development
M - Motorsport
X - All-Wheel-Drive
Keep in mind that meanings vary from automaker to automaker.
What are your thoughts? Do you wish automakers would go back to giving cars names? Or do you like the alphabet soup? Let us know in the comments!