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MITSUBISHI car's names - Origin and Meaning

Car's names Origin and Meaning

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AIRTREK

AIRTREK is a coined name made from the English words "air" and "treck", which means "take a free and adventurous journey".

ASPIRE

ASPIRE is derived from the English word "aspire", which means like "have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal".

Attrage

Attrage is derived from the English word "attractive", which means like "pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm, having power to arouse interest".

BRAVO

BRAVO is derived from the English word "bravo", which means like "a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance".

CARISMA

CARISMA is a coined name made from the Greek word "kharisma" and the English word "car". The Greek word "kharisma" means "a gift from god".

CHALLENGER

CHALLENGER is derived from the English word "challenger".

CHARIOT

CHARIOT is derived from the two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle in ancient Greece and Rome. CHARIOT also means "the personal car that is as proud and active as an ancient warrior".

CHARIOT GRANDIS

CHARIOT is derived from the two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle in ancient Greece and Rome. CHARIOT also means "the personal car that is as proud and active as an ancient warrior".
GRANDIS is derived from the French word "grandiose", which means like "grand majestic".

COLT

COLT is derived from the English word "colt", which means like "male foal".

Colt 600

Colt is derived from the English word "colt", which means like "male foal".
"600" means NE35B engine displacement(594cc).

COLT PLUS

COLT is derived from the English word "colt", which means like "male foal".
PLUS is named after "the addition of elements such as "driving performance", "spacious of luggage compartment" and "good usability" to Colt".

CORDIA

CORDIA is a coined name of the English words "coruscate" and "diamond". The English words "coruscate" means like "literary attractive and having a lot of energy, or shining brightly".

DEBONAIR

DEBONAIR is derived from the English word "debonair", which means like "having a cheerful, lively, and self-confident air, having a sophisticated charm".

DELICA D:2

DELICA is derived from the English words "Delivery car". "D" of D:5 means "DELICA" and "5" means the fifth generation. "5" also means the largest model in five stages since the appearance of DELICA D:2. "2" of DELICA D:2 means compact car category. "3" of DELICA D:3 means small car category. "5" of DELICA D:5 means large size category.

DELICA D:3

DELICA D:5

DELICA D:5 CHAMONIX

DELICA is derived from the English words "Delivery car". "D" of D:5 means "DELICA" and "5" means the fifth generation.
CHAMONIX is derived from the resort name of the French Alps.

DELICA D:5 JASPER

DELICA is derived from the English words "Delivery car". "D" of D:5 means "DELICA" and "5" means the fifth generation.
JASPER is derived from the Canadian Rockies National Park name.

DELICA STAR WAGON

DELICA is derived from the English words "Delivery car".
STAR WAGON comes with a wish of "be this car that is loved by everyone".

DELICA STAR WAGON CHAMONIX

DELICA is derived from the English words "Delivery car".
STAR WAGON comes with a wish of "be this car that is loved by everyone".
CHAMONIX is derived from the resort name of the French Alps.

DELICA SPACE GEAR

DELICA is derived from the English words "Delivery car".
SPACE GEAR means the car that makes full use of the interior space.

DELICA SPACE GEAR CHAMONIX

DELICA is derived from the English words "Delivery car".
SPACE GEAR means the car that makes full use of the interior space.
CHAMONIX is derived from the resort name of the French Alps.

DIAMANTE

DIAMANTE means "Diamond" in Spanish. DIAMANTE is derived from the three diamonds of the company emblem.

DIGNITY

DIGNITY is derived from the English word "dignity", which means like "the quality of being worthy of esteem or respect". DIGNITY is the name symbolizing an unrivaled high-end car created by collecting the best of Mitsubishi technology.

Dion

Dion is derived from "Dionysos or Dionysus", which appears in Greek mythology as the "the god of the harvest, wine, theatre, etc.".

ECLIPSE

ECLIPSE is derived from the name of British racehorse in the 18th century. ECLIPSE also means "one celestial body obscures another" in English.

ECLIPSE CROSS

ECLIPSE is derived from the English word "eclipse", which means "one celestial body obscures another". This name does not include the origins about "racing horses", which include in ECLIPSE COUPE above and SPYDER below.
CROSS stands for crossover. ECLIPSE CROSS comes with a wish of "to give the driver a vivid impression, to stimulate the mind, and uplifting".

ECLIPSE CROSS PHEV

ECLIPSE is derived from the English word "eclipse", which means "one celestial body obscures another". This name does not include the origins about "racing horses", which include in ECLIPSE COUPE above and SPYDER below.
CROSS stands for crossover. ECLIPSE CROSS comes with a wish of "to give the driver a vivid impression, to stimulate the mind, and uplifting".
PHEV stands for "Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle". It was not named "PHV" because this PHEV system basically operates at Electric Vehicle (EV) mode.

ECLIPSE SPYDER

ECLIPSE is derived from the name of British racehorse in the 18th century. ECLIPSE also means "one celestial body obscures another" in English.
SPYDER means "convertible type" in French. SPYDER is changed spelling from SPIDER.

eK wagon

eK is derived from the Japanese word "いい軽 = iikei", which means "excellent K-car".

eK ACTIVE

eK is derived from the Japanese word "いい軽 = iikei", which means "excellent K-car".
ACTIVE is derived from the English word "active". ACTIVE was named after "the crossover SUV model that is tough and playful".

eK CLASSY

eK is derived from the Japanese word "いい軽 = iikei", which means "excellent K-car".
CLASSY means the high-quality model. It was named after "the car that was realized in the pursuit of superior quality and comfort surpassed the light car class".

eK custom

The interior and exterior of eK custom have been changed based on eK wagon, and the quality and driving performance have been gracefully improved. So this car is named eK custom without using previous generation eK SPORT.

eK space

eK space is derived from the development concept of the super height wagon type "いい軽 = iikei = excellent K-car" with a spacious and comfortable living space.

eK SPORT

eK SPORT is named as the new sporty wagon has the concept of "simple", "stylish" and "sports" based on eK wagon.

eK X

eK is derived from the Japanese word "いい軽 = iikei", which means "excellent K-car".
X (=Cross) was named after "fusing (=Crossing) the height wagon type with SUV-like strength".

Emeraude

Emeraude is derived from the French word "emeraude", which means "emerald".

ETERNA

ETERNA is derived from the Italian word "eterna",which means "eternal".

ETERNA SAVA

ETERNA is derived from the Italian word "eterna",which means "eternal".
SAVA is derived from the French word "ça va = sava", which means like "How are you?, etc.".

ETERNA Σ(Sigma)

ETERNA is derived from the Italian word "eterna",which means "eternal".
Σ(Sigma) is derived from the Greek word "σίγμα", which means like "add all , sum total". Σ(Sigma) also comes with a wish of "this car will be a sublimated ideal sedan by collecting all the good points".

EXPANDER

EXPANDER is derived from the English word "expand", which means like "make bigger or wider in size, grow vigorously". EXPANDER also comes with a wish of "the bright future and happiness of the entire family of the customer will continue to spread infinitely". In other words, "Expand your mind, Expand your field, Expand your life".

FORTE

FORTE is a musical symbol that means "play loudly or sung loudly". FORTE also means "strong" in Italian.

FTO

FTO stands for the English words "Fresh Touring Origination", meaning "creating a fresh and youthful touring car". The first-generation of FTO (Galant Coupe FTO) stands for the English words "Fresco Turismo Omologare", meaning "a certified car with a fresh feeling" in Italian.

GALANT

GALANT is derived from the French word "galant", which means like "gallant, brave, elegant".

GALANT FORTIS

GALANT is derived from the French word "galant", which means like "gallant, brave, elegant".
FORTIS is derived from the Latin word "fortis", which means like " brave, strong".

GALANT FORTIS SPORTBACK

GALANT is derived from the French word "galant", which means like "gallant, brave, elegant".
FORTIS is derived from the Latin word "fortis", which means like " brave, strong".
SPORTBACK is a coined name made from the concept of "sporty" and the body shape of the hatchback.

Galant Coupe FTO

GALANT is derived from the French word "galant", which means like "gallant, brave, elegant".
Coupe is derived from the French word "couper", which means "cut". COUPE means the streamlinedbody shape.
FTO stands for the English words "Fresco Turismo Omologare", meaning "a certified car with a fresh feeling" in Italian.

Galant GTO

GALANT is derived from the French word "galant", which means like "gallant, brave, elegant".
GTO stands for the Italian words "Gran Turisumo Omorogata", which means "the car certified as a GT category in motor sports". GTO was named with a passion for motor sports.

GALANT SPORTS

GALANT is derived from the French word "galant", which means like "gallant, brave, elegant".
SPORTS means "what is done for the purpose of seeking fun and competing for victory". SPORTS was named after "the car offers new joy that combines the driving performance of GT and the fun, playness of RV".

GALANT Λ(Lambda)

GALANT is derived from the French word "galant", which means like "gallant, brave, elegant".
Λ(Lambda) is derived from the initial of the English word "Luxury car". Λ(Lambda) is equivalent to the alphabet "L".

GALANT Σ(Sigma)

GALANT is derived from the French word "galant", which means like "gallant, brave, elegant".
Σ(Sigma) is derived from the Greek word "σίγμα", which means like "add all , sum total". Σ(Sigma) also comes with a wish of "this car will be a sublimated ideal sedan by collecting all the good points".

GRANDIS

GRANDIS is derived from the French word "grandiose", which means like "grand majestic".

GTO

GTO stands for the Italian words "Gran Turisumo Omorogata", which means "the car certified as a GT category in motor sports". GTO was named with a passion for motor sports. In addition, "STARION GTO" was included as one of the candidates for the name of this car.

i

"i" is derived from the initials of "I(myself)" and "innovation". This "I(myself)" means "the expression myself and the individuality with this car". This "innovation" means "Become an innovative car for the new era". The sub name of "Vivace" means "full of life, lively" in Italian.

i MiEV

"i" is derived from the initials of "I(myself)" and "innovation". This "I(myself)" means "the expression myself and the individuality with this car". This "innovation" means "Become an innovative car for the new era".
MiEV stands for "Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle". MiEV is the general term for electric vehicles equipped with Mitsubishi Motors innovative technology.

Jeep

How that the name Jeep is derived to be remains a mystery, though there are four different theories that have been posed over the years. As the most popular theory, the name Jeep is derived from a slurring of GP meaning either "General Purpose" or "Government Purpose".

LANCER

LANCER is derived from the English word "lancer", which means "a cavalryman armed with a lance".

LANCER CEDIA

LANCER is derived from the English word "lancer", which means "a cavalryman armed with a lance".
CEDIA is a coined name made from the English words "century" and "diamond".

LANCER Celeste

LANCER is derived from the English word "lancer", which means "a cavalryman armed with a lance".
Celeste is derived from the Latin word "celeste", which means like "blue sky, sky color".

LANCER EVOLUTION I-X

LANCER is derived from the English word "lancer", which means "a cavalryman armed with a lance".
EVOLUTION is derived from the English word "evolution". The popular name is often called "LANEVO".
The generations of LANEVO are commonly called as 1st : I to III, 2nd : IV to VI, 3rd : VII to IX, 4th : X. LANEVO I (One) was initially planned to sell as a limited model, so the official car name was "LANCER EVOLUTION" without I (One). Since the launch of LANEVO II, the first model was naturally called as "LANEVO I".

LANCER EVOLUTION FINAL EDITION

LANCER is derived from the English word "lancer", which means "a cavalryman armed with a lance".
EVOLUTION is derived from the English word "evolution". The popular name is often called "LANEVO".
FINAL EDITION means the culmination of the series. Although this limited model is based on LANEVO X, the official car name is "LANCER EVOLUTION FINAL EDITION" without X (ten).

LANCER EX

LANCER is derived from the English word "lancer", which means "a cavalryman armed with a lance".
EX stands for the English word "exceed".

LANCER FIORE

LANCER is derived from the English word "lancer", which means "a cavalryman armed with a lance".
FIORE is derived from the Italian word "fiore", which means "flower".

LEGNUM

LEGNUM is derived from the Latin word "regnum", which means like "throne, kingship, kingdom".

LIBERO

LIBERO is derived from the Italian word "libero", which means "free". This name also means the car that runs sharply and has a wide range of activities.

MAGNA

MAGNA is derived from the Latin word "magna", which means "great".

MINICA

MINICA stands for the English words "Mini Car" or "Miniature Car", which means "small car".

MINICA ECONO

MINICA stands for the English words "Mini Car" or "Miniature Car", which means "small car".
ECONO is derived from the position as the economical MINICA.

MINICA TOWNBEE

MINICA stands for the English words "Mini Car" or "Miniature Car", which means "small car".
TOWNBEE is derived from the English words "town bee", which means "worker bee in town".

MINICAB

MINICAB means the cab-over with a wide cargo bed, although this car is small.

MINICAB MiEV

MINICAB means the cab-over with a wide cargo bed, although this car is small.
MiEV stands for "Mitsubishi innovative Electric Vehicle". MiEV is the general term for electric vehicles equipped with Mitsubishi Motors innovative technology.

MIRAGE

MIRAGE is derived from the English and French word "mirage", which means like "an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects".

MIRAGE Asti

MIRAGE is derived from the English and French word "mirage", which means like "an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects".
Asti is derived from the English word "astir", which means like "bustle, vibrant, lively".

MIRAGE Dingo

MIRAGE is derived from the English and French word "mirage", which means like "an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects".
Dingo also means "the car that fits the needs of the present era".

MIRAGE Modarc

MIRAGE is derived from the English and French word "mirage", which means like "an optical illusion in which atmospheric refraction by a layer of hot air distorts or inverts reflections of distant objects".
Modarc is derived from the English words "modern classy", which means like "superiority in modern".

MITSUBISHI 500

"500" of MITSUBISHI 500 means NE19 engine displacement(493cc). The year after the launch of MITSUBISHI 500, The engine was changed to NE35A with a displacement of 594cc, but the car name was not changed.

MONTERO

MONTERO is derived from the Spanish word "montero", which means like "huntsman, hunter". MONTERO is the sales name of PAJERO in Spanish-speaking countries and North America. The name of this car was changed to "MONTERO" because the Spanish word "pajero" closely resembles the slang associating "masturbation".

OUTLANDER

OUTLANDER is a coined name made from the English words "outland" and "-er". The English word "outland" means like "remote area, frontier". OUTLANDER also means "adventurer heading to a far unknown place".

OUTLANDER ROADEST

OUTLANDER is a coined name made from the English words "outland" and "er". The English words "outland" means like "remote area, frontier". OUTLANDER also means "adventurer heading to a far unknown place".
ROADEST is a coined name made from the English words "road" and "-est".

OUTLANDER PHEV

OUTLANDER is a coined name made from the English words "outland" and "er". The English words "outland" means like "remote area, frontier". OUTLANDER also means "adventurer heading to a far unknown place".
PHEV stands for "Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle". It was not named "PHV" because this PHEV system basically operates at Electric Vehicle (EV) mode.

PAJERO

PAJERO is derived from the name of the wild cat "Pajero, Pampas Cat or Colocolo" that lives in South America.

PAJERO io

PAJERO is derived from the name of the wild cat "Pajero, Pampas Cat or Colocolo" that lives in South America.
"io" is derived from the Italian word "io", which means "I". "io" means "my pajero that is familiar and easy to use".

PAJERO Jr.

PAJERO is derived from the name of the wild cat "Pajero, Pampas Cat or Colocolo" that lives in South America.
"Jr." means PAJERO's younger brother. "Jr." is named after "compact off-road RV of the same system as Pajero".

PAJERO MINI

PAJERO is derived from the name of the wild cat "Pajero, Pampas Cat or Colocolo" that lives in South America.
MINI was named after "this car is equipped with the function of RV and impression that follows the lineage of PAJERO, and has also the good usability as a light vehicle and economical".

PAJERO SPORT

PAJERO is derived from the name of the wild cat "Pajero, Pampas Cat or Colocolo" that lives in South America.
SPORT was named after the sporty driving performance and styling.

pistachio

pistachio was named after "the pale green color of the nuts and the rustle noise of the nut shells are suitable for the environment, nature and clean impression".

PROUDIA

PROUDIA is a coined name made from the English words "proud" and "diamond". PROUDIA was also named after "This car is Mitsubishi prestige car which has the higher-class status than DIAMANTE. The finest car that the owner can drive with pride.".

RVR

In the 3rd generation, RVR was named as a single symbol and does not have meaning. In the 1st and 2nd generations, RVR stands for the English words "Recreational Vehicle Runner", which means the good driving performance RV.

SAPPORO

SAPPORO is derived from the name of Sapporo City in Hokkaido, Japan. The city name, which became famous worldwide after the Olympics were held in Sapporo City in 1972, was adopted as this car name.

SHOGUN

SHOGUN is derived from the novel "将軍 = Shōgun" that was popular in United Kingdom when the first generation PAJERO was introduced into the United Kingdom in the 1980s. SHOGUN iis the sales name of PAJERO in United Kingdom and was named by the British sales company.

SIGMA

SIGMA is derived from the Greek word "σίγμα", which means like "add all , sum total". SIGMA also comes with a wish of "this car will be a sublimated ideal sedan by collecting all the good points".

STARION

STARION is derived from the English word "star", and the name of Hercules' horse "ARION" in Greek mythology.

STRADA

STRADA is derived from the Italian word "strada", which means like "road, street".

Toppo

Toppo is derived from the Italian word "toppo", which means like "a mouse". However, the original Italian spelling is correct for "topo". In addition, Toppo was named with charm about the high roof of this car.

toppo BJ

Toppo is derived from the Italian word "toppo", which means like "a mouse". However, the original Italian spelling is correct for "topo". In addition, Toppo was named with charm about the high roof of this car.
BJ stands for the English words "Big Joy".

TOWNBOX

TOWNBOX is a coined name made from the English words "box" and "town". Box expresses the storage, and town expresses the nimble movement.

TREDIA

TREDIA is a coined name made from "tre" and "dia". "tre" is the Italian word, which means "three". "dia" is a part of the English word "diamond". TREDIA expresses "三菱 = three-diamond".

TRITON

TRITON is a coined name made from "tri" and "ton". "tri" is the English word, which means "three". "ton" is a part of the English words "1 TON PICK UP".

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