Encyclopedia Hoonatica: Sequel Model Names

Ford went a little crazy with the sequel naming thing in the 1970s, slapping roman numerals at the end of model names to differentiate the “new and improved” models from the old, outdated original. Or at least, that was the idea.
Movies with a roman numeral at the end of the title rarely turn out to be as good as the original that came before them. Is that equally true for cars? We are fortunately not here to debate the quality of these cars, just the names. We want you, dear readers, to come up with the definitive list of car models that used roman numerals to signify a new or updated iteration.
Difficulty: Somewhere between a II and a III.
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69 responses to “Encyclopedia Hoonatica: Sequel Model Names”

  1. ptschett Avatar

    Low hanging fruit: Lincoln Continental / Mark series, I through VIII.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      A sequel so nice they used it twice! Or three times?
      Continental Mark II, 1956-1957; by Continental Division of Ford Motor Company
      Continental Mark III, 1958; wore no Lincoln badge
      Continental Mark IV, 1959; ditto
      Continental Mark V, 1960; ditto
      Lincoln Continental Mark III, 1969-1971
      Lincoln Continental Mark IV, 1972-1976
      Lincoln Continental Mark V, 1977-1979

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        testing login foolishness

  2. quattrovalvole Avatar

    Low hanging fruit: Evo I – X
    <img src="http://images.caradisiac.com/images/4/4/9/7/14497/S0-Mitsubishi-Lancer-Evolution-IX-MR-FQ-360-la-der-des-ders-66417.jpg&quot; width="500">
    And let's not forget that the GC8 STIs also came in numerous versions
    <img src="http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu234/DoktorHachiRoku/Subaru/SubaruImprezaSedanWRXSTiVersionVIGC.jpg&quot; width=500 />

  3. engineerd™ Avatar

    Rolls Royce Phantom, Phantom II-VI
    Rolls Royce Silver Wraith, Silver Wraith II
    Rolls Royce Corniche, II-IV
    Bentley Mark series (I-VI)

  4. JayP2112 Avatar

    US Spec Mk3 Jetta was called a Jetta III.
    <img src="http://www.switch-happy-euro.co.uk/storev2/timthumb.php?zc=2&q=100&w=178&h=192&src=../userfiles/10291/products/Product_453655.jpg">

  5. quattrovalvole Avatar

    Here's a Corona Mark II
    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5a/CORONA_MARK2_1ST.jpg&quot; width="500">
    And here's the Mark X which may suggest it's 5x better
    <img src="http://www.autoguide.com/blog/wp-content/uploads//2012/09/toyota-mark-x-sedan-main.jpg&quot; width="500">

    1. cosme Avatar

      Yep, the last Mark II in 2004 was the 9th generation.

    2. crank_case Avatar

      Oddly the "Mark II" Corona became a model in its own right, simply known as the "Mark II", a sister car to the Chaser and Cressida and much loved of drifters. It was made across several generations right up to 2007. It must get confusting looking for parts
      "I'd like an oil filter for a MKII Mk4"

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      It's like Coke by CocaCola.

      1. cosme Avatar

        Chrysler australia had this briliant idea before Ferarri :

  6. Devin Avatar

    <img src="http://f.kolesa.kz/content/drive_2006/200504/hyundai_sonata_iii/2.jpg&quot; width="500">
    In some markets Hyundai numbered the Sonata iterations, like the Sonata III above, and then they stopped doing that.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      I didn't really think about concept cars, but since I didn't specify production cars, why not? Any excuse to mention the Firebirds is cool.
      Along the same line of thinking, Ford Probe and Olds Aerotech concepts were also numbered.
      <img src="http://www.wallpaperup.com/uploads/wallpapers/2014/05/09/350361/big_thumb_77779ea798208fd12a75eea280908899.jpg&quot; width="500">
      <img src="http://img.favcars.com/oldsmobile/aerotech/oldsmobile_aerotech_1989_photos_1_b.jpg&quot; width="500">

  7. Devin Avatar

    <img src="http://gomotors.net/pics/Nissan/nissan-terrano-ii-03.jpg?i&quot; width="500">
    I kind of want a Terrano II, as an aside.

  8. PotbellyJoe ★★★★★ Avatar
    PotbellyJoe ★★★★★

    CERV Concept vehicles (following precedent of the previous concept Firebirds)
    <img src="https://history.gmheritagecenter.com/wiki/uploads/7/70/C954-0001.jpg&quot; width=500>
    <img src="https://history.gmheritagecenter.com/wiki/uploads/2/2b/DN248-CE-8638-0001.jpg&quot; width=500>
    <img src="https://history.gmheritagecenter.com/wiki/uploads/c/ce/74738.jpg&quot; width=500>
    <img src="http://c564296.r96.cf2.rackcdn.com/Articles/2011/09/16/04.jpg&quot; width=500>

  9. Prince Halibrand Avatar
    Prince Halibrand

    Toyota Fun Runner II ('90s JDM 4Runner)

  10. smalleyxb122 Avatar

    Since concepts are fair game, how about kit cars?
    <img src="http://priceofhistoys.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/bradley-gt-ii-51.jpg&quot; width="500/">

  11. PotbellyJoe ★★★★★ Avatar
    PotbellyJoe ★★★★★

    Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 2.5-16 Evolution I
    <img src="http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s211/robinbien/190E%20EVO1/M17.jpg&quot; width="500/">
    And the Mercedes-Benz W201 190E 2.5-16 Evolution II
    <img src="http://www.autowallpaper.de/Wallpaper/Mercedes/Mercedes_Benz_190E_Evolution_2/bilder/MB_190E_2.5_Evolution_2_4.jpg&quot; width="500/">

  12. Prince Halibrand Avatar
    Prince Halibrand

    NSU Prinz I through IV.
    <img src="http://www.nsuprinz.com/Models/Images/nsu_prinz_4_5.jpg"&gt;

  13. ptschett Avatar

    The IH Scout series had a few methods of denoting an update:
    Scout 80 – Scout 800 / 800A / 800B – Scout II – Scout III [cancelled]
    The 800's sequence is similar to how many off-highway equipment manufacturers designate updates. Some examples in articulated wheel loaders of a certain size range that were updated in the last few years: Case 621E became 621F, Deere 544J became 544K, Cat 924H skipped I/J and became 924K, etc…

  14. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
    Peter Tanshanomi

    I don't' feel bad posting this one myself, since I'm going fairly far afield — Honda's Express II no-ped.
    <img src="http://www.mopedarmy.com/img/gallery/moped_e1b20a554a3df8608299a8018db75fb8.jpg&quot; width="500">

  15. zsvdkhnorc Avatar

    The answer that isn't. Fury I, II, and III. Sequil model names used as trim levels.
    Chrysler just can't resist being a little strange.

  16. P161911 Avatar

    Lotus 1-125. Many of these got names too and many were race cars or other projects (bicycles, soap box derby car, etc. )

    1. Maymar Avatar

      On that note, Porsche would vaguely count too, right? I mean, at some point, the numbers vaguely refer to engineering projects as well, sort of, at least until they give up, or Peugeot interferes.

  17. hwyengr Avatar

    It seems that the Quattroporte II was the only one to be badged with Roman Numerals, but everyone refers to the six generations by them.
    <img src="http://www.motorleaseexchange.com/Photos/FoS2010/MaseratiQuattroporte_Rear.jpg&quot; width="400">

  18. mdharrell Avatar

    Alternating SAAB Sonetts from the chronological sequence Super Sport, II, V4, and III.
    <img src="http://saabnet.com/tsn/models/1956SS/photosm.jpg&quot; width="200">
    <img src="http://saabnet.com/tsn/models/1966-6797.jpg&quot; width="200">
    <img src="http://saabnet.com/tsn/models/1967-6997.jpg&quot; width="200">
    <img src="http://saabnet.com/tsn/models/1970-7497.jpg&quot; width="200">

    1. Vairship Avatar

      600, 750, Daffodil, 31, 32, 33, 44, 55, 66, 77 (343). Yup, those Van Doorne boys sure could have done with some arithmetic training!

  19. jonathan Avatar

    Chevrolet Citation II which is just what they called the Citation for the last couple of years of its run. Very few changes. Just an attempt to distance it with the negative press it received upon its introduction and many subsequent recalls.
    <img src="http://images1.americanlisted.com/nlarge/1984-chevrolet-citation-ii-americanlisted_23091855.jpg&quot; width="600">

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      GM II never really saw the light of the day.

  20. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    Toyota Mark II.
    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/34/Toyota_Mark2_1988_grande.jpg&quot; width=500>
    Always called Mark II despite lasting for nine generations from '68 to '04 ('07 if you include the wagon).
    The one in the photo has the A/C controls concealed in an electrically retractable drawer. Just because.

      1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
        Peter Tanshanomi

        Courtesy embed.
        <img src="http://imganuncios.mitula.net/1979_international_scout_ii_rallye_100992080024225284.jpg&quot; width="500">
        …even though the Scout II has already been mentioned.

  21. Alff Avatar

    For a brief spell in the mid '80's, a friend's father owned the Daroo II …
    <img src="http://www.carstyling.ru/resources/concept/large/1970_Dodge_Daroo-II_1969_Daroo-I.jpg"width=500&gt;

  22. Eduardo Rodrigues Avatar
    Eduardo Rodrigues

    Brazilian edition
    <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L04jauIgf7Y/UE57nTeVM8I/AAAAAAAAAkQ/EwE7PhDKzBg/s1600/ford c.jpg" width="550">

  23. Black and Tan Avatar
    Black and Tan

    From the lede…
    Anyone else remember Mustang II, Boredom Zero?

  24. Hopman Avatar

    More Saab goodness: 96, 99, 90 (which came between the 99 & 900), 900, 9000, 9-5.

    1. Peter Tanshanomi Avatar
      Peter Tanshanomi

      That'd only count if there were 89 earlier versions. Those are just made up numbers.

      1. smalleyxb122 Avatar

        Like Leonard Part 6

  25. NotJustDucky Avatar

    A decade's worth of sequels in the Chrysler 300 Letter Series.
    Following the 1955 C-300, 1956 had the 300B
    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/QvOuIPb.jpg"&gt;
    Incrementing by one letter per year until 1965's 300L
    <img src="http://i.imgur.com/C1Co8i8.jpg"&gt;

  26. Tomsk Avatar

    After the Renault 5 Turbo came the 5 Turbo 2, which used more parts from the standard 5 and fewer exotic materials to help bring down the price.
    <img src="http://s.petrolicious.com/2013/history/renault/renault-5-turbo-10.jpg&quot; width="600" />

  27. sunbeammadd Avatar

    Just about every Rootes Group model came in at least I and II versions, going up as high as VIII in the case of the Hillman Minx.
    They were a bit inconsistent though, sometimes using Roman numerals, sometimes using Arabic. Sometimes it was Mark n and sometimes it was Series n. Sometimes the number sequence would start over again when an all new model used an existing nameplate.

  28. OA5599 Avatar

    I had written an email to Tanshanomi a couple weeks ago proposing this very topic. Then I didn't send it.
    Anyway, a lot still on the table.
    Show car Mako Shark II
    <img src="http://assets.blog.hemmings.com/wp-content/uploads//2014/02/Mako-Shark-II-Open.jpg&quot; width=500>
    Dodge Charger II
    <img src="http://www.autoweteran.gower.pl/concept/1968_Dodge_Charger_III.jpg&quot; width=500>
    AMX II
    <img src="http://www.autoweteran.gower.pl/concept/1969_American_Motors_AMX_II.jpg&quot; width=500>
    Plymouth Duster I
    <img src="http://www.autoweteran.gower.pl/concept/1969_Plymouth_Duster.jpg&quot; width=500>

  29. OA5599 Avatar

    $kay must be on vacation. GT40 MK I, II, III, and IV
    <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/07/Ford_GT40_Mk_IV.jpg/1280px-Ford_GT40_Mk_IV.jpg&quot; width=500>

  30. OA5599 Avatar

    How about a double? Shelby GLHS.
    <img src="https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/0e/7f/65/0e7f65148d6fba920ee2da528a208a41.jpg&quot; width=500>
    Granted, it didn't have a roman numeral in the name. It had something better. As the followup to the Omni GLH (Goes Like Hell), it got the moniker GLHS, for "Goes Like Hell Somemore".
    And the double? Under the hood was a prototype 2.2 Turbo II. Later turbo Mopars went on to include Turbo III and Turbo IV engines.

    1. dead_elvis Avatar

      At least in the US, first the the Trooper II, then the Trooper. Can't wait for Trooper 0!
      Some of my first licensed driving was in a fairly new 86 II. It was gutless, but to this day one of the lightest greenhouses of any car I've been in.

    2. dead_elvis Avatar

      I see Intense Debate is still disappearing comments.

  31. OA5599 Avatar

    Jeep just added the word "Grand"
    <img src="http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/yhst-33652407708730/xjzj.png"&gt;

    1. cosme Avatar

      If letters count …
      Commodore :
      1 First generation
      1.1 VB (1978–1980)
      1.2 VC (1980–1981)
      1.3 VH (1981–1984)
      1.4 VK (1984–1986)
      1.5 VL (1986–1988)
      2 Second generation
      2.1 VN (1988–1991)
      2.2 VP (1991–1993)
      2.3 VR (1993–1995)
      2.4 VS (1995–1997)
      3 Third generation
      3.1 VT (1997–2000)
      3.2 VX (2000–2002)
      3.3 VY (2002–2004)
      3.4 VZ (2004–2006)
      4 Fourth generation
      4.1 VE (2006–2013)
      4.2 VF (2013–prese
      Falcon :
      1 First generation (1960–1966)
      1.1 XK
      1.2 XL
      1.3 XM
      1.4 XP
      2 Second generation (1966–1972)
      2.1 XR
      2.2 XT
      2.3 XW
      2.4 XY
      3 Third generation (1972–1979)
      3.1 XA
      3.2 XB
      3.3 XC
      4 Fourth generation (1979–1988)
      4.1 XD
      4.2 XE
      4.3 XF
      4.4 XG
      4.5 XH
      5 Fifth generation (1988–1998)
      5.1 EA
      5.2 EB
      5.3 ED
      5.4 EF
      5.5 EL
      6 Sixth generation (1998–2010)
      6.1 AU
      6.2 BA
      6.3 BF
      7 Seventh generation (2008–present)
      7.1 FG
      7.2 FG X

  32. cosme Avatar

    Does the entire Peugeot line up count?

  33. EriktheAwful Avatar

    Really? Nobody's posted and RX-7 Turbo II yet?
    <img src="http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/1987-Mazda-RX-7-Turbo-II-08.jpg"&gt;