Adult elephants also have an impressive size while their young start much smaller. Copy-writers are baffled by this wonder of nature and therefore consider elephants the prefered species to convey right- or down-sizing.
A Panda to dash into the savanna blares a 1983 double page
advert for the Fiat Panda. The vehicle is shown with a background of elephant
in the savanna. The choice of the species comes as a surprise (the designer
probably had a problem linking adventure and energetic to the
animal that automatically springs to the mind), but apart from that (I am repeating
myself) the advert is awfully stupid.
Note: for technical matters car brands often rely on Penguins !