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MITSUOKA 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.

BUBU

BUBU is derived from the word "bu-bu (boo boo)" used by children, was named by the founder, Susumu Mitsuoka. The children word "bu-bu (boo boo)" means cars. BUBU had various variations with different body shapes such as the 50 series.

BUBU CLASSIC SSK

BUBU is derived from the word "bu-bu (boo boo)" used by children, was named by the founder, Susumu Mitsuoka. The children word "bu-bu (boo boo)" means cars.
CLASSIC SSK is derived from Mercedes-Benz SSK in the 1920s, also expresses the charm of the modern replica car, which also has the functions of a recent passenger car.

Buddy

Buddy is derived from the English word "buddy", which means somebody can share various experiences together.

GaLuE

GaLuE is derived from the Japanese word "我流 = garyu", which means "do in one's own way". I am who I am, the one and only. GaLuE comes with a wish of "this car is not only selfish, but it also has a backbone like a stubborn man and should be loved car".

GaLuE 2-04

GaLuE is derived from the Japanese word "我流 = garyu", which means "do in one's own way". I am who I am, the one and only. GaLuE comes with a wish of "this car is not only selfish, but it also has a backbone like a stubborn man and should be loved car".
"2" of 2-04 represents Mitsuoka's GaLuE series.
(Reference "1" represents Mitsuoka's Viewt series)
"04" of 2-04 represents the fourth generation.

Himiko

Himiko is derived from Queen "卑弥呼 = Himiko", who existed in "邪馬台国 = Yamataikoku". In the Japanese history, Yamataikoku existed within Japan, ruled by Queen Himiko in the third century AD. Himiko was named after "the impression of Queen with strong centripetal force, dignity, and good looks".

Le-Seyde

Le-Seyde is derived from the initials of the coined words "Life Second Dream", which means "pursuing a second life, and a tireless dream, enjoying freedom and enjoying a long life".

Like

Like is derived from the Japanese word "雷駆 = raiku = Like", which means "car driven(= 駆) by electric(= 雷)".

MC-1

"MC" of MC-1 stands for "Micro Car" and "1" of MC-1 means the first generation.

NOUERA

NOUERA is derived from "NewEra", which means "new era". NewEra is coined from the French word "nouveau" and the English word "era". The French word "nouveau" means "new". This car design is changed from a nostalgic and retro style to a new design that matches the modern era. NOUERA also expresses the dawn of an era as "new era, new Mitsuoka". NOUERA does not emphasize only the newness and individuality of this car, but expresses the soft and gentle, beautiful tone and memory while having strong will and meaning in simple word.

NOUERA 6-02

NOUERA is derived from "NewEra", which means "new era". NewEra is coined from the French word "nouveau" and the English word "era". The French word "nouveau" means "new". This car design is changed from a nostalgic and retro style to a new design that matches the modern era. NOUERA expresses the dawn of an era as "new era, new Mitsuoka". NOUERA does not emphasize only the newness and individuality of this car, but expresses the soft and gentle, beautiful tone and memory while having strong will and meaning in simple word.
"6" of 6-02 represents Mitsuoka's NOUERA series.
(Reference "2" represents Mitsuoka's GaLuE series)
"02" of 6-02 represents the second generation.

Orochi

According to "古事記 = Kojiki", there is the legend of "八岐大蛇 = Yamatano-orochi" in "越中 = Etchu", Japan. Orochi's bewitching styling expresses the "bewitching beauty" hidden in the "mysterious" and "spooky" of the legendary "八岐大蛇 = Yamatano-orochi". Orochi was named after "the power and the spirit of words of this Japanese mythology".
"古事記 = Kojiki" is the records of Ancient Matters, Japan's oldest historical record. "八岐大蛇 = Yamatano-orochi" is eight-headed, eight-tailed serpent. "越中 = Etchu" is the an ancient country name of Toyama Prefecture in Japan.

Ray

Ray is derived from the Japanese word "麗 = rei = ray". Ray comes with a wish of "the car that continues to fascinate people beyond the concept of time, like a dignified flower". There is beauty in the universal retro, and Ray was named because of its beauty.

Rock Star

When Mr. Aoki, who is in charge of Mitsuoka's car design, went to see the oldies rock live, he saw the audience purely enjoyed by people of all ages. Then, he feeled that the situation of Mitsuoka which pursue pure and fun car and its customers were overlapped. "Rock Star" was named after "the car makers and the customers are all Rockstars".

Ryóga

Ryóga is derived from the Japanese word "凌駕 = ryoga", which means "beyond, be superior to". Ryóga expresses "the car that overwhelms all competitors by the outstanding and sophisticated design".

Ryugi

Ryugi is derived from the Japanese word "流儀 = ryugi", which means "The person's own way, style, fashion".

Viewt

Viewt is derived from the Japanese coined words "美 = bi", "遊 = yu", "人 = to" of "美しく遊ぶ人 = utsukushiku-asobu-hito".
"美 = bi" means beautiful, "遊 = yu" means play, "人 = to" means a human, "美しく遊ぶ人 = utsukushiku-asobu-hito" means "a person who plays beautifully".
Viewt was named after "the car is suitable for "a person who plays beautifully" who lives in a fashionable way every day". Fun, beautiful and play. The styling of this car matched any scene has the origin of pursuing the fun of the car.

Yùga

Yùga is derived from the Japanese word "優雅 = yuga", which means "elegant". Yùga was also named after "the car that expresses the kindness of Mitsuoka style, has the body reminiscent of the elegance of the London taxi, and dressed up with plated parts".

ZERO1

From "0" to "1". From nonexistence to existence. When ZERO1 was type-approved, Mitsuoka, the 10th automobile manufacturer in Japan, was born. A few years ago, it was a dream to become an automobile manufacturer, and no one thought it would be possible. ZERO1 expresses "the passion of Mitsuoka at the moment when changes from nonexistence to existence".

ZERO1
Classic type F

ZERO1 is derived from "the name of the first Mitsuoka type-approved vehicle and From "0" to "1", from nonexistence to existence".
Classic is derived from "the car with a cowl reminiscent of a 1940s-style convertible, and the car that expresses a passion for sports cars without care about trends".
"F" of type F is derived from the formula car. type F was named after "the various braves figure of F-1 car that livened up F-1 Grand Prix in the good old days".

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