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DAIHATSU car's names - Origin and Meaning

Car's names Origin and Meaning

Note: If you want to see the photo of each car, please tap or click the car name.

ALTIS

ALTIS is derived from the English word "altitude", which means like "high status, authoritative". ALTIS is also named after "suitable for a highest class car of DAIHATSU".

APPLAUSE

APPLAUSE is derived from the English word "applause", which means like a "demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together". Theta (θ) is adopted as the sub-name of APPLAUSE. Theta (θ) is derived from the Greek letters.

ATRAI

ATRAI is derived from the French word "attrait", which means like "attractiveness, charm".

ATRAI 7

"7" of ATRAI 7 means "7-seaters ATRAI".

BEE

BEE is derived from the English word "honeybee".

Bego

Bego is a combination of the English words "Be" and "Go". Bego expresses the change from "Be" to "Go". Bego was also named after "the car that can act proactively enough to change the user's life and consciousness".

BOON

BOON is derived from the English word "boon", which means like "very close and convivial". BOON also expresses a children word for the sound of a car running. BOON comes with a wish of "to be the car that driver can enjoy with own family, makes the driver happy every day".

BOON Luminas

BOON is derived from the English word "boon", which means like "very close and convivial". BOON also expresses a children word for the sound of a car running. BOON comes with a wish of "to be the car that driver can enjoy with own family, makes the driver happy every day".
Luminas is a coined name of the English words "luminous" and "roomy", luminous means "softly bright or radiant". Luminas was also named after "the car that brings a new type sparkle to the driver".

CAST

CAST is derived from the English word "cast", which means "assign the roles of a movie or a play to actors". Everyday life is just a drama. CAST comes with a wish of "this car will be included in the cast of their drama".

CHARADE

CHARADE is derived from the English word "charade", which means like "solution of a riddle, word guessing".

CHARADE DETOMASO

CHARADE is derived from the English word "charade", which means like "solution of a riddle, word guessing".
DETOMASO is derived from the Italian automobile company "De Tomaso", and named after "This model was supervised by De Tomaso". This Italian automobile company name is derived from "Alejandro de Tomaso" of the founder.

CHARADE SOCIAL

CHARADE is derived from the English word "charade", which means like "solution of a riddle, word guessing".
SOCIAL is derived from the English word "social", which means like "composed of sociable people or formed for the purpose of sociability".

CHARMANT

CHARMANT is derived from the French word "charmant", which means like "attractive, fascinating, charming".

CITIVAN

CITIVAN is named after the "van that runs around the city lightly". This name is the sales name of HIJET in Vietnam and etc.

Compagno

Compagno is derived from the Italian word "compagno", which means "friend, colleague".

Consorte

Consorte is derived from the Italian word "consorte", which means "spouse, consort, partner".

COO

COO is derived from the English word "cool" and the Japanese word "空 = ku" of "天空 = tenku and 空間 = kukan". "空 = ku" and "天空 = tenku" mean "sky". "空間 = kukan" means "space".

COPEN

COPEN has different meanings in the first and second generations. The first generation COPEN stands for "Compact + Open Car". It's means that COPEN has the advantages of both coupe and convertible. The second generation COPEN stands for "Community of OPEN Car Life".

COPEN Cero

COPEN stands for "Community of OPEN Car Life".
Cero is derived from the Spanish word "cero", which means "zero".

COPEN Robe

COPEN stands for "Community of OPEN Car Life".
Robe is derived from the French word "robe", which means like "outerwear consisting of a long flowing garment used for official or ceremonial occasions".

COPEN XPLAY

COPEN stands for "Community of OPEN Car Life".
XPLAY is derived from the English words "extra play".

CUORE

CUORE is derived from the Italian word "cuore", which means "heart". This name is also the sales name of Mira in England.

DELTA

DELTA is derived from the Greek reading of DAIHATSU's "D".

DELTA WideWagon

DELTA is derived from the Greek reading of DAIHATSU's "D".
WideWagon is named after "luxury specifications such as a wide cabin, a high power engine and etc.".

ESSE

ESSE is derived from the English word "essence", which means like "the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience". ESSE also comes with a wish of "to pursue usability and economy, which are the essence of light vehicles, and add the unique essences to our daily lives.".

FELLOW

FELLOW is derived from the English word "fellow", which means "friend, colleague".

FELLOW MAX

FELLOW is derived from the English word "fellow", which means "friend, colleague".
MAX is derived from the English word "max". This name means "the car with maximum fun and newness".

HIJET

HIJET is a mixture of the English words "hi" meaning high performance, and "midget" meaning ultra-small size. HIJET was also named after "this car with higher performance than DAIHATSU midget".

HIJET GRANCARGO

HIJET is a mixture of the English words "hi" meaning high performance, and "midget" meaning ultra-small size. HIJET was also named after "this car with higher performance than DAIHATSU midget".
"GRAN" of GRANCARGO is derived from the Spanish word "gran", which means like "big, great, magnificent". GRANCARGO means the expanded version of HIJET CARGO.

Leeza

Leeza comes with a wish of "become the attractive car loved by many people like Mona Lisa".

Leeza SPIDER

Leeza comes with a wish of "become the attractive car loved by many people like Mona Lisa".
SPIDER means "convertible type" in French.

MAX

MAX is derived from the English word "max". This name means "the car with maximum fun and newness".

MEBIUS

MEBIUS is derived from the German word "Möbius", which means "Moebius strip, Symbol of eternity". MEBIUS also expresses "the car that can run forever, with low fuel consumption and the spacious interior".

midget

midget is derived from the English word "midget", which means like "ultra-small size".

midget II

midget is derived from the English word "midget", which means like "ultra-small size".
"II" means the second generation of midget.

MINI SWAY

MINI SWAY means to direct the flow of an electric vehicle in the direction of Mini. The English word "sway" means like "to move slowly from one side to another".

Mira

Mira is derived from the Italian word "mira", which means like "envy".

Mira AVY

Mira is derived from the Italian word "mira", which means like "envy".
AVY stands for the English words "Attractive & Vivid mini for Yourself", which means "attractive light car".

Mira Cocoa

Mira is derived from the Italian word "mira", which means like "envy".
Cocoa is derived from the beverage "cocoa". Cocoa also expresses "The calm car like the warm atmosphere when drinking cocoa".

Mira e:S

Mira is derived from the Italian word "mira", which means like "envy".
e:S stands for the English words "eco & smart". Eco has the meaning of ecology and economy. e:S also expresses "the car for people who have a simple and smart lifestyle with high environmental awareness".

Mira GINO

Mira is derived from the Italian word "mira", which means like "envy".
GINO is derived from the Italian word "giunonico", which means like "good looking".

Mira moderno

Mira is derived from the Italian word "mira", which means like "envy".
moderno was also named after "the car that fits the tastes of modern people".

Mira TOCOT

Mira is derived from the Italian word "mira", which means like "envy".
TOCOT is derived from "to C" of the initials of "To Character", "To Comfortableless" and "To Convenience".

MOVE

MOVE is derived from the English word "move", which means like "go or proceed from one point to another, have an emotional or cognitive impact upon". MOVE also comes with a wish of "the car that gives a new impression to the driver and moves the value of the car a little different".

MOVE canbus

MOVE is derived from the English word "move", which means like "go or proceed from one point to another, have an emotional or cognitive impact upon". MOVE also comes with a wish of "the car that gives a new impression to the driver and moves the value of the car a little different".
canbus is a mixture of the English words "canvas" and "bus". The English word "canvas" means like "a heavy, closely woven fabric". "CAN = do anything" + "BUS = design like a minibus" expresses the light car that can expand the possibilities of life.

MOVE Conte

MOVE is derived from the English word "move", which means like "go or proceed from one point to another, have an emotional or cognitive impact upon". MOVE also comes with a wish of "the car that gives a new impression to the driver and moves the value of the car a little different".
Conte stands for the English words "continuity", which means like "script". Conte expresses the car that draws a life of your own. Conte also stands for "Comfortable Interior". Conte was also named after "the car that pursues the comfort of passengers".

MOVE LATTE

MOVE is derived from the English word "move", which means like "go or proceed from one point to another, have an emotional or cognitive impact upon". MOVE also comes with a wish of "the car that gives a new impression to the driver and moves the value of the car a little different".
LATTE is derived from the Italian word "latte", which means "milk". LATTE also comes with a wish of "As same as taste of coffee or food will be changed a rich taste by adding milk to them, the car adds richness to owner life".

NAKED

NAKED is derived from the English word "naked", which means like "completely unclothed, having no protecting or concealing cover". NAKED was also named after "the solid material that the user wants to modify".

Opti

Opti is a coined name of the English words "optimum" and "optimistic". Optinum means like "most favorable conditions or greatest degree or amount possible under given circumstances". Optimastic means like "expecting the best in this best of all possible worlds". Opti means "the car that is optimistic and optimum for this era".

PYZAR

PYZAR is derived from the Chinese word "牌子 = paizah", which means "the pass permit of the Silk Road in the Mongol Empire". PYZAR was sold as the name of GRAN MOVE in overseas.

RUGGER

RUGGER is derived from the English colloquial term "rugger", which means "rugby". RUGGER is also named after "the rugby player's powerful, agile and lithe rush".

Rocky

Rocky is derived from Rocky Mountains. Rocky is named after the West Coast of the United States from Rocky Mountains.

SONICA

SONICA is derived from "Sonic speed" and "Soaring and Nimble Car".

stória

stória is derived from the Italian word "stória", which means like "story, history". stória also comes with a wish of "a new story of a small car will start from this car".

TAFT

TAFT has different meanings in the first and second generations. The first generation TAFT is derived from the initials of "Tough & Almighty Four-wheel Touring vehicle", which means "the four-wheel drive vehicle has tenacious driving performance and can be used for all purposes". The second generation Taft is derived from the initials of "Tough & Almighty Fun Tool", and also expresses "the vehicle can be used in daily lives and for leisure activities".

Tanto

Tanto is derived from the Italian word "tanto" which means like "much, very spacious". Tanto comes with a wish of "the car that brings a lot of happiness to driver, family and frends in their daily lives". In addition, the names are "Tanto" for the first and fourth generations, "TANTO" for the second generation, and "TanTo" for the third generation.

Tanto Exe

Tanto is derived from the Italian word "tanto" which means like "much, very spacious". Tanto comes with a wish of "the car that brings a lot of happiness to driver, family and frends in their daily lives".
Exe stands for the English words "Exceed×Excellent ecology", "Emotional×Elegant design" and "Executive space ". Exe expresses the car with excellent environmental performance, style satisfied adult of feeling, high class luxury and good comfort.

TERIOS

TERIOS is the coined word from the ancient Greek word, which means "fulfill a wish".

TERIOS KID

TERIOS is the coined word from the ancient Greek word, which means "fulfill a wish".
KID is derived from the English word "kid". KID was named after "impression of compact and lively".

TERIOS LUCIA

TERIOS is the coined word from the ancient Greek word, which means "fulfill a wish".
LUCIA is derived from "ancient Greek city name" or "holy woman Santa Lucia".

THOR

THOR is derived from "Thor" who is a hammer-wielding god associated with thunder, storms, etc. in Germanic mythology. THOR has both the meaning of "THOR" that means "strong and reliable partner", and "TALL" that is the same pronunciation as THOR and means high in stature.

WAKE

WAKE is derived from the English word "wake". WAKE was also named after "the car will awaken the excitement of the owner.".

YRV

YRV is derived from the initials of "Youthful style", "Robust body" and "Vivid performance".

ZEBRA

ZEBRA is derived from the English word "zebra", which means "an animal that looks like a horse but has black and white lines all over its body". This name is the sales name of HIJET in Indonesia and etc.

Note: If you want to see the photo of each car, please tap or click the car name.




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