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ISUZU car's names - Origin and Meaning

Car's names Origin and Meaning

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117 Coupé

The development code number 117 of 117 Coupé was adopted as this car name. The car's logo, "唐獅子 = karajishi", was chosen by Italian industrial designer Giugiaro and modified by ISUZU. "唐獅子 = karajishi" is like a artistic portrait of lion.

810 SUPER

The development code number 810 of 810 SUPER was adopted as this truck name. 810 means "powerfulness" and "発展 = hatten = 810". "発展 = hatten" means "development, growth, expansion".

ASKA

"飛鳥 = Asuka" period when Japanese culture began. This Japanese culture was completed by adding the emotions and cleverness of the Japanese people to the culture that came from neighboring countries. ASKA was named after "the increasingly internationalized car and the name of "飛鳥 = Asuka" period". Also, if this car's name is ASUKA, people in countries other than Japan would call "Ashka", so the U of ASUKA was omitted.

Bellel

Bellel is derived from "五十鈴川 = Isuzu-gawa", which is also the origin of the company name ISUZU. "五十" means fifty, fifty is the Roman numeral "L = el". "鈴" means a bell. The name of this car became Bellel by adding the above bell and "L = el".

BELLETT

BELLETT is a coined name that means the small version of Bellel, the high-end model.

BIGHORN

BIGHORN is derived from the bighorn that is an animal, runs lightly on the rocky place of the Rocky Mountains.

COMO

COMO has the concept of installing 3.5-liter V-type 12-cylinder DOHC engine by the mid-ship layout in the car that mixes a pickup truck and a supercar. Como is derived from the name used for the concept car exhibited at the 29th Tokyo Motor Show in 1991.

ERGA

ERGA is derived from the Latin word "erga", which means like "for, toward". ERGA was also named after "the new route bus that started running for the new era".

ELF

ELF is derived from the English word "elf", which means like "an imaginary creature like a small person with pointed ears and magical powers, little fairy". ELF was also named after having powerful, zippy and maneuverable.

FARGO

FARGO is a combination of the English words "far" and "go".

FASTER

FASTER is derived from the English word "faster", which means "more quickly or able to move quickly".

FILLY

FILLY is derived from the English word "filly", which means "a young female horse under the age of four". FILLY was also named after "the soft, warm impression of cuteness, family and future".

FLORIAN

FLORIAN is derived from the name of the pure white horse that was the beloved horse of the Austrian emperor.

FORWARD

FORWARD is derived from the English word "forward". FORWARD comes with a wish of "rich variety of truck models and development of work".

FORWARD JUSTON

FORWARD is derived from the English word "forward". FORWARD comes with a wish of "rich variety of truck models and development of work".
JUSTON is derived from the typical functions required for commercial vehicles: "JUST ON TIME=high mobility and high maneuverable, JUST ON FUNCTION=high functionality, JUNT ON PRICE=good value for price".

FORWARD V

FORWARD is derived from the English word "forward". FORWARD comes with a wish of "rich variety of truck models and development of work".
"V" is derived from the initials of the English words "Volume", "Value" and "Victory".

GALA

GALA is derived from the English, French and Spanish word "gala" and the initial of "galaxy". The English, French and Spanish word "gala" means " a public entertainment or festival or performance to celebrate a special occasion". GALA also means "the bus that makes guests expect a bright and enjoyable trip" and "the bus that runs around the galaxy and leads guests to a beautiful and magnificent trip".

GALA mio

GALA is derived from the English, French and Spanish word "gala" and the initial of "galaxy". The English, French and Spanish word "gala" means " a public entertainment or festival or performance to celebrate a special occasion". GALA also means "the bus that makes guests expect a bright and enjoyable trip" and "the bus that runs around the galaxy and leads guests to a beautiful and magnificent trip".
mio is a coined name made from the English word "mini" and the French words "mioche" or "miocene". The French word "mioche" means "kid", "miocene" means "from 23 million to 5 million years ago". mio was also named after the medium-sized bus body.

GIGA

GIGA is derived from the Greek word "giga", which means like "a billion, giant, big". GIGA was named because this vehicle is the largest product by ISUZU.

GEMINI

GEMINI is derived from the English or Latin word "gemini", which means "the third sign of the zodiac, represented by twins". GEMINI is the global car jointly developed in partnership with ISUZU and GM. GEMINI also comes with a wish of "connect ISUZU and customers with trust".

GEMINETT

GEMINETT is derived from the German word "geminett", which means like "small, cute".

HILLMAN

HILLMAN is derived from the name of William Hillman, the founder of Rootes Motors Limited.

JOURNEY

JOURNEY is derived from the English word "journey", which means "an occasion when someone travel from one place to another, especially over a long distance ". JOURNEY was also named after "the most suitable bus for a fun trip with like-minded friends".

JOURNEY E

JOURNEY is derived from the English word "journey", which means "an occasion when someone travel from one place to another, especially over a long distance ". JOURNEY was also named after "the most suitable bus for a fun trip with like-minded friends".
"E" is derived from the initials of the English words "ELF", "Economy" and "Easy".

Mu

Mu stands for the English words "Mysterious Utility". Mu expresses "the car with mysterious functions".

PA-NERO

PA stands for PIAZZA, which means like "square, plaza" in Italian.
NERO means "black" in Italian, and expresses "luxury, sporty".

PIAZZA

PIAZZA is derived from the Italian word "piazza", which means like "square, plaza". PIAZZA also comes with a wish of "the expansive value of this car will be the square that will lead the car society in the 1980s."

PIAZZA NERO

PIAZZA is derived from the Italian word "piazza", which means like "square, plaza". PIAZZA also comes with a wish of "the expansive value of this car will be the square that will lead the car society in the 1980s".
NERO means "black" in Italian, and expresses "luxury, sporty".

RODEO

RODEO is the sales name of WIZARD in the United States. RODEO is derived from the rodeo event in the United States. The rodeo event is a type of entertainment in which cowboys ride wild horses, catch cattle with ropes, and ride in races.

SUMO

SUMO is derived from the Japanese national sport, Sumo. SUMO expresses the tough and powerful. SUMO is the sales name of ELF in Israel.

TROOPER

TROOPER is the sales name of BIGHORN in the United States and etc. TROOPER means "a soldier mounted on horseback or a policeman mounted on horseback".

VehiCROSS

VehiCROSS is a coined name made from the English words "Vehicle", "Vision" and "Cross". VehiCROSS also expresses "the crossover of on-road and off-road, the crossover of everyday and extraordinary".

WIZARD

WIZARD means "a man who have magic powers" in English, and stands for "Wondering Imagination Zing Adventure Romance Dream". WIZARD was also named after "the car that can run at will of the driver regardless of whether the road condition is on-road or off-road".

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