The name Cayenne is understood worldwide as synonymous for spiciness, adventure and joiede vivre. These attributes perfectly describe the characteristics of the upcoming off-road sport utility vehicle, which will be the third model range in the company's offerings after the 911® Carrera® and Boxster®.
The name Teana comes from a Native American word meaning "dawn." This model name was selected because it is suitable to the dawn of an all-new luxury sedan and because it has an elegant ring befitting the car's appearance.
"The Levante name was inspired by a warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant, mirroring the character of the first Maserati SUV," said the company, part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and stablemate of Ferrari — until Ferrari was spun off in an IPO last year.
The Levant is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean. In its widest historical sense, the Levant included all of the eastern Mediterranean with its islands...The term Levant entered English in the late 15th century from French. It derives from the Italian Levante, meaning "rising", implying the rising of the sun in the east.