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POLAND to have its own automobile brand (back), the SYRENA!


Polson 5 | 1,771
14 Dec 2013 #1
Maybe some good news for the Polish automotive industry. After having produced foreign cars for decades, Poland is about to produce a...Polish car. And not just for the Polish market.

The revived brand, Syrena, inactive for 30 years, is ready to attack again.

The first car to be produced will be the Syrena Meluzyna, a sort of Beetle-Mini mix.

Have a look and share your opinion.

Official page (in English and Polish)
newsyrena.com/#homepage

Absent from the market for 30 years, Syrena remains Poland's greatest automotive brand with tremendous international potential. In response to growing demand for the return of Poland's "Queen of Motorways", the Syrena brand has been officially reactivated.

antheads 13 | 368
14 Dec 2013 #2
It sounds like a great idea, but their press release gives me pause.

AK Motor International Corporation is an automotive intellectual property management company. Our focus is on brand asset management,

Basically this company has just bought the brand name syrena and do not seem to have any automotive manufacuring experience. Unfortunately polands car manufacturing capacity has been destroyed, the fso plant in warsaw has been dismantled due to corruption and mismanagement.
Wlodzimierz 4 | 544
14 Dec 2013 #3
Hmmm, I thought the original "pride" brand was the POLONIS!!
Guess I was wrongLOL
Crow 146 | 9,097
14 Dec 2013 #4
POLAND to have its own automobile brand (back), the SYRENA!

is that in any connection to the `Matka Syra Ziemia`?
f stop 25 | 2,513
14 Dec 2013 #5
Not at all. Syrena is mermaid in Polish.
kpc21 1 | 763
14 Dec 2013 #6
And it's probably connected with the Warsaw's coat of arms:

Warsaw COA

And the legend of Warsaw Mermaid: warsawtour.pl/en/warsaw-for-everyone/for-kids/warsaw-legends-3160.html

Syrena car used to be produced in Warsaw, by FSO company. Before Syrena, they had been producing a car called Warszawa.
Crow 146 | 9,097
14 Dec 2013 #7
And it's probably connected with the Warsaw's coat of arms:

well, thanks for info.
kpc21 1 | 763
14 Dec 2013 #8
Generally a mermaid is a symbol of Warsaw, this creature has for example a few statues in the city.
OP Polson 5 | 1,771
15 Dec 2013 #9
Here's what the car will look like:

Syrena Meluzyna

And here again

it's probably connected with the Warsaw's coat of arms

Clearly:



Before Syrena, they had been producing a car called Warszawa.

I heard about that too, and here's a very nice prototype:

New Warsaw car
Monitor 14 | 1,820
15 Dec 2013 #10
leopard-car.com
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopard_6_Litre_Roadster
They manufacture cars in Poland.
50%Polish
15 Dec 2013 #11
If they sell it in the west they need to change the name to iSyena, better yet change the name all together.

If it sounds cool it will sell as long as the car is safe and reliable, there is a lot to a name.

One company that I think has everything in place, which will be the standard for years to come is Tesla motors in USA. I love their vision. This company needs to be apart of that movement.

The race is to mass produce a long range AFFORDABLE electric car.

That will be game set match
OP Polson 5 | 1,771
15 Dec 2013 #12
They manufacture cars in Poland.

Leopard, yes. It's actually Swedish-Polish (the company HQs are in Trelleborg, Sweden, if I remember well). Nice cars too, but you can't expect to sell millions of these.

better yet change the name all together.

there is a lot to a name.

I totally agree, I was thinking about that too. Syrena may be alright, but Meluzyna... I can't imagine a Frenchman saying 'hey, I'm driving a Syrena Meluzyna'... 7 syllables, that's way too long, and probably too Polish too :P

Tesla motors in USA. I love their vision. This company needs to be apart of that movement.

Indeed. It's gaining in popularity, and for good reasons I guess.
R.U.R.
15 Dec 2013 #13
Syrena may be alright, but Meluzyna... I can't imagine a Frenchman saying 'hey, I'm driving a Syrena Meluzyna'...

Probably the meaning is limuzyna "limousine"... hahaha

But anyway the car building is XX century industry , it is not XXI century technology
Magdalena 3 | 1,837
16 Dec 2013 #14
Probably the meaning is limuzyna "limousine"... hahaha

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melusine
OP Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2013 #15
Probably the meaning is limuzyna "limousine"...

Not really (have a look at Magda's post), but I guess they could shorten the name as they do for limousine -> limo. Meluzyna -> ...Melu? Or Meloo? ;)
InWroclaw 89 | 1,915
16 Dec 2013 #16
I think we should now submit suggestions for the car model name, I'll get the ball rolling: Seri Cebula
INSPE - | 29
16 Dec 2013 #17
I'll get the ball rolling: Seri Cebula

Not really (have a look at Magda's post), but I guess they could shorten the name as they do for limousine -> limo. Meluzyna -> ...Melu? Or Meloo? ;)

Meloo -> melon ? What about melon ? I think melon is much better than cebula
Or wahat about Cebula zwyczajna, cebula jadalna, czosnek cebula
OP Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2013 #18
What about melon ?

Melon sounds good to me ;) Anything that is no longer than 2 syllables can do.
Or Milo. Syrena Milo... Any other suggestion? ;)
TheOther 5 | 3,758
16 Dec 2013 #19
Any other suggestion?

Polski Fiat? ;)
OP Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2013 #20
Let's leave in the past what belongs to the past, okay? ;D
Wlodzimierz 4 | 544
16 Dec 2013 #21
Again, I seem to recall the 'Polonis', oh, back in the 80's. Or was that some sort of gag promo?
:-)
OP Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2013 #22
You mean 'Polonez'?
Wlodzimierz 4 | 544
16 Dec 2013 #23
Well then, I guess I do. Funny, thought the spelling was different somehow. I see we've cleared that up! Didn't realize that Korean Daewoo was also producing Polish carsLOL Guess their own market wasn't large enough, eh?
OP Polson 5 | 1,771
16 Dec 2013 #24
Dunno about Daewoo, but to be honest, that Polonez, compared to the many Maluch was probably considered a luxury car ;)
Wlodzimierz 4 | 544
16 Dec 2013 #25
The total "POLar" opposite then (pardon the pun, he-he!) of the old East German "Trabant" or Trabi; anything but luxury:-)
Zlatko
1 Jul 2020 #26
Too bad nothing came out from that like the New Trabant. Much better than a Beetle.
kaprys 3 | 2,503
2 Jul 2020 #27
So they failed to start the production, didn't they?
I can't remember the car really. I probably saw it just several times probably in the 90s. It drew people's attention as it was so rare. I remember the sound it made and the smell. Why the smell? Does anyone know? Was it typical for this brand or just the one/s I came across?

And I remember a moskwicz or warszawa pernamently parked close to where I lived. I guess it was long out of order.
Miloslaw 8 | 3,122
2 Jul 2020 #28
Why the smell? Does anyone know?

Because it ran on a mixture of petrol and two stroke oil.

Like some mopeds used to.
Crow 146 | 9,097
2 Jul 2020 #29
I myself would gladly drive a Polish car. In my country, we all love Polish products very much. Top-quality.
pawian 176 | 14,299
2 Jul 2020 #30
the fso plant in warsaw has been dismantled due to corruption and mismanagement.

First of all, it collapsed coz Poles prefered to buy second hand German cars which were better quality than brand new FSO products. Not to mention much cheaper.

Customers` opinion decided about the fate of the car manufacturer.


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