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NISSAN car's names - Origin and Meaning

Car's names Origin and Meaning

180SX

"180" of 180SX means CA18DET engine displacement(1809cc) that was originally mounted at the debut. "SX" is the name given to Nissan's middle-sized sporty coupe for export. After the minor change, the engine was changed to SR20DE/DET engine displacement(1998cc), but the car name was not changed to "200SX" but was maintained at "180SX".

200SX

"200" of 200SX means L20 engine displacement(1952cc). This is the export model of 180SX including for North America. The 1st to 3rd generations were sold under the name 200SX, and the 4th and 5th generations were sold under the name 240SX in North America.

240SX

"240" of 240SX means KA24DE/E engine displacement(2388cc). This is the export model of 180SX only for North America. The 1st to 3rd generations were sold under the name 200SX, and the 4th and 5th generations were sold under the name 240SX in North America.

240Z

"240" of 240Z means L24 engine displacement(2393cc).

280ZX

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280Z

"280" of 280ZX, 280Z means L28 engine displacement(2753cc).

300ZX

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300Z

"300" of 300ZX, 300Z means VG30 engine displacement(2960cc).

350Z

"350" of 350Z means VQ35DE engine displacement(3498cc).

370Z

"370" of 370Z means VQ37VHR engine displacement(3696cc).

AD

AD is derived from the English word "advanced".

AD VAN

AD is derived from the English word "advanced".
VAN mainly means the car with a roof for carrying cargo. VAN has a different meaning in each country, has a common meaning as box type car carrying cargo in each country.

AD MAX

AD is derived from the English word "advanced".
MAX is derived from the English word "max". AD MAX was named after "the car with a box-shaped luggage compartment attached to the rear side to further increased the loading capacity, like a European full-gonet commercial car".

ALTIMA

ALTIMA is derived from the English word "ultimate". ALTIMA means like "ultimate sedan".

ALMERA

ALMERA is derived from the Spanish word "almendra", which means like "big diamond". ALMERA also expresses the youthfulness and Mediterranean atmosphere.

ARMADA

ARMADA is derived from Spanish Armada Invincible fleet.

AUSTER

AUSTER is derived from the English word "auster", which means like "wind from the south".

ATLAS

ATLAS is the name of a god in Greek mythology, one of the Titans that is the first gods who ruled the universe. After the Titans were defeated by Zeus, Atlas was forced to hold the sky on his shoulders forever. This name expresses the power and robustness of this car.

AVENIR

AVENIR is derived from the French word "avenir", which means like "future".

Avenir Salut

AVENIR is derived from the French word "avenir", which means like "future".
Salut is derived from the French word "salut", which means like "hi, bye, salvation, safety".

Avenir BLASTAR

AVENIR is derived from the French word "avenir", which means like "future".
BLASTAR is a mixture of the English word "blast" and "star". Blast means like "strong current of air".

BASSARA

BASSARA is derived from the Japanese word "婆娑羅 = basara" and the Sanskrit word "Vajra". "婆娑羅 = basara" is derived from Vajra and means like a diamond that repels a demon. BASSARA was also named after "shining presence like a diamond".

Be-1

In the design development phase of Be-1, plan A, plan B-1, plan B-2, plan C were planned. Be-1 was named after plan B-1 was adopted from them. In addition, B-1 has been changed to the Be verb.

BLUEBIRD

BLUEBIRD is derived from Maeterlinck's Blue Bird. Since ancient times, blue bird has been regarded as a symbol of happiness in Europe and America. BLUEBIRD was named by the president Kawamata Katsuji at the time. This car was named SNOWBIRD at first in the development phase, but was renamed BLUEBIRD because SNOWBIRD meant "drug addict" in American slang.

BLUEBIRD AUSSIE

AUSSIE is derived from the English word "aussie", which means "australian". BLUEBIRD AUSSIE means "BLUEBIRD manufactured in Australia and imported back into Japan".

BLUEBIRD SYLPHY

BLUEBIRD is derived from Maeterlinck's Blue Bird. Since ancient times, blue bird has been regarded as a symbol of happiness in Europe and America. BLUEBIRD was named by the president Kawamata Katsuji at the time. This car was named SNOWBIRD at first in the development phase, but was renamed BLUEBIRD because SNOWBIRD meant "drug addict" in American slang.
SYLPHY is derived from the name of elemental spirits "SYLPH". SYLPH is an elemental being believed to inhabit the air.

CARAVAN

CARAVAN is derived from the English word "caravan", which means like "procession of wagons or mules or camels traveling together in single file".

CARAVAN ELGRAND

CARAVAN is derived from the English word "caravan", which means like "procession of wagons or mules or camels traveling together in single file".
ELGRAND is a combination of the Spanish word "EL" and the English word "GRAND". "EL" means the same as the English definite article "THE". ELGRAND expresses the high dignity and the highest-class new generation minivan.

CEDRIC

CEDRIC is derived from the name of the protagonist of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel "Little Lord Fauntleroy". CEDRIC was named by the president Kawamata Katsuji at the time.

CEFIRO

CEFIRO is derived from the Spanish word "cefiro", which means like "soft gentle wind which brings spring to the Mediterranean". CEFIRO was also named after "beauty, playfulness".

CIMA

CIMA is derived from the Spanish word "cima", which means like "top, peak".

CIVILIAN

CIVILIAN is derived from the English word "civilian", which means like "a nonmilitary citizen".

CLIPPER

CLIPPER is derived from the English word "clipper", which means like "fast sailing ship or fast horse used in the past".

CLIPPER RIO

CLIPPER is derived from the English word "clipper", which means like "fast sailing ship or fast horse used in the past".
RIO is derived from the Spanish word "rio", which means "river". RIO was also named after "fun impression of the Rio carnival, simple and easy to remember".

CREW

CREW is derived from the English word "crew".

cube

cube is derived from the English word "cube". cube was named after "box shaped body with no waste and good space efficiency".

cube³
(cube cubic)

cube is derived from the English word "cube". cube was named after "box shaped body with no waste and good space efficiency".
"³"(cubic) is derived from the English word "cubic", which means "having three dimensions". cubic also means equipped with a three-row seat.

DAYZ

DAYS comes with a wish to provide users with fun and exciting days. "S" of "DAYS" is reversed and changed to "DAYZ". This change comes with a wish of "change the days from now on into fun days different from yesterday".

DAYZ ROOX

DAYS comes with a wish to provide users with fun and exciting days. "S" of "DAYS" is reversed and changed to "DAYZ". This change comes with a wish of "change the days from now on into fun days different from yesterday".
ROOX is a mixture of the English word "room" and "max". ROOX expresses a spacious interior space that is the product feature.

DUALIS

DUALIS is derived from the Latin word "dualis", which means "dual". Additionally, is derived from the English word "dual", which means "having two of something or two parts". DUALIS comes with a wish of "to provide all passengers with fulfilling ON and OFF".

ELGRAND

ELGRAND is a combination of the Spanish word "EL" and the English word "GRAND". "EL" means the same as the English definite article "THE". ELGRAND expresses the high dignity and the highest-class new generation minivan.

EXA

EXA is derived from the largest unit, which means 10 to the 18th power. EXA is one of the international units used in fields such as astronomy and atomic physics.

EXPERT

EXPERT is derived from the English word "expert". EXPERT was named after "skilled at work, professional".

FAIRLADY Z

FAIRLADY means like "beautiful lady, gentlewoman".
"Z" means "ultimate, unknown possibilities and dreams" because "Z" is the last letter of the alphabet. The president Kawamata Katsuji was impressed by Broadway Musical "My Fair Lady". Later, FAIRLADY Z was named after "a sophisticated beauty".

FAIRLADY Z 432

FAIRLADY means like "beautiful lady, gentlewoman".
"Z" means "ultimate, unknown possibilities and dreams" because "Z" is the last letter of the alphabet. The president Kawamata Katsuji was impressed by Broadway Musical "My Fair Lady". Later, FAIRLADY Z was named after "a sophisticated beauty".
"432" means "4 valves, 3 carburetors, 2 camshafts" and comes from the structure of S20 engine.

FIGARO

FIGARO is derived from the name of the protagonist of Mozart's opera "The Marriage of Figaro". The concept of this car is "non-everyday in everyday".

FUGA

FUGA is derived from "Fuga" in polyphonic and the Japanese word "風雅 = fuga", which means like "artistic, elegant, graceful, cultivated". Fuga is named because the music composition that stacks multiple melodies is suitable for this car which has "fuga harmony", "elegance" and "dynamics".

GAZELLE

GAZELLE is derived from the gazelle that lives in Asia and Africa.

GLORIA

GLORIA is derived from the Latin word "gloria", which means "glory".

GLORIA CIMA

GLORIA is derived from the Latin word "gloria", which means "glory".
CIMA is derived from the Spanish word "cima", which means like "top, peak".

GT-R

GT-R stands for the English words "Grand Touring-Racing". GT-R was named after "the inheriting the DNA of successive Skyline GT-R, Nissan's latest technology, Developed mainly for use on the circuit". So GT-R is the name suitable for the representive Japanese car.

HOMY

HOMY is a mixture of the name Prince Motor Company's truck HOMER and the English word "my". HOMY means "My HOMER " and was the name given when HOMER Root Van was launched as a 15-seater minibus.

HOMY ELGRAND

HOMY is a mixture of the name Prince Motor Company's truck HOMER and the English word "my". HOMY means "My HOMER " and was the name given when HOMER Root Van was launched as a 15-seater minibus.
ELGRAND is a combination of the Spanish word "EL" and the English word "GRAND". "EL" means the same as the English definite article "THE". ELGRAND expresses the high dignity and the highest-class new generation minivan.

Hypermini

Hypermini means the micro electric vehicle that transcends the concept of a conventional car.

INFINITI Q45

INFINITI is derived from the Italian word "infiniti", is not derived from the English word "infinity". INFINITI comes with a wish of "Infinite development".
"Q" is derived from the English word "cue", which means like "the beginning or trigger of the start of something".
"45" means VH45DE engine displacement(4494cc).

JUKE

JUKE is derived from the English word "juke", which means a "deceptive move made by a football player". JUKE was named after "the agility of this car and the positive attitude of the driver to take on the challenge of work and private".

KICKS

In addition to the meaning of the first generation KIX "excitement, enthusiasm", also means "shoes" in English slang. KICKS is derived from kicking the ground, and generally means the rough shoes such as sneakers. KIX was used for the first generation, and was changed to KICKS from the second generation.

KIX

KIX is derived from the English word "kicks", which means like "excitement, enthusiasm". "X" means unknown performance. KIX is based on the impression of driving agility. KIX also comes with a wish "to provide all drivers with the light driving control and the exciting driving". KIX was used for the first generation, and was changed to KICKS from the second generation.

LAFESTA

LAFESTA is derived from the Italian word "la festa", which means like "holiday, party, fun event". LAFESTA comes with a wish to have a good time with family and loved ones in this car.

LAFESTA Highway STAR

LAFESTA is derived from the Italian word "la festa", which means like "holiday, party, fun event". LAFESTA comes with a wish to have a good time with family and loved ones in this car.
Highway STAR is derived from the song "Highway Star" by rock band Deep Purple.

LAFESTA Highway STAR G Supremo

LAFESTA is derived from the Italian word "la festa", which means like "holiday, party, fun event". LAFESTA comes with a wish to have a good time with family and loved ones in this car.
Highway STAR is derived from the song "Highway Star" by rock band Deep Purple.
Supremo is derived from the Spanish word "supremo", which means "supreme, highest in excellence or achievement".

LATIO

LATIO is derived from the English word "latitude", which means like "freedom from normal restraints in conduct".

LANGLEY

LANGLEY is derived from a unit name indicating radiant energy of solar density. A unit name of Langley was named after Dr. Langley, an aeronautics major.

LANNIA

LANNIA is written in Chinese as 藍鳥(=like a indigo bunting) and has exactly the same meaning as BLUEBIRD(=reading in Chinese is Lan Niao) once sold in the Chinese market.

LARGO

LARGO is derived from the Italian word "largo", which means like "wide and loose". Largo is also a musical symbol, means a very slow tempo.

LAUREL

LAUREL is derived from the English word "laurel". Generally laurel is a small tree with smooth shiny dark green leaves that do not fall in winter. Laurel is a noble tree in Greek mythology, and the laurel wreath is a symbol of honor.

LAUREL SPIRIT

LAUREL is derived from the English word "laurel". Generally laurel is a small tree with smooth shiny dark green leaves that do not fall in winter. Laurel is a noble tree in Greek mythology, and the laurel wreath is a symbol of honor.
SPIRIT is derived from the English word "spirit".

LEAF

LEAF is derived from the English word "leaf". LEAF was named after the leaves of the plant clean the atmosphere.

LEOPARD

LEOPARD is derived from the English word "leopard". Leopard is a large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots.

LEOPARD J.FERRIE

LEOPARD is derived from the English word "leopard". Leopard is a large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots.
J. FERRIE is derived from the English style pronunciation of the French words "Jours fériés". "Jours fériés" means like "holiday" in French.

LEOPARD TR-X

LEOPARD is derived from the English word "leopard". Leopard is a large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots.
TR-X is a combination of the initials of "Technology, Roman, and X", which means unknown performance.

LIBERTA VILLA

LIBERTA is derived from the Italian word "libertà", which means like "freedom".
VILLA is derived from the Italian word "villa", which means like "detached or semidetached suburban house".

LIBERTY

LIBERTY is derived from the English word "liberty". LIBERTY was named after "the car that allows to act freely with your family and friends".

LIVINA

LIVINA is derived from the English word "live, living". LIVINA is named after "lively and active impression".

Lucino

Lucino is derived from "LUCINA", the birth goddess of Roman mythology.

Lucino S-RV

Lucino is derived from "LUCINA", the birth goddess of Roman mythology.
"S" of S-RV is the initials of "sporty", "specialty", and "stylish".
"RV" is the initials of "Recreational Vehicle". This name means the car with a playful atmosphere, based on Lucino hatchback model, with the spice of a wagon.

MAGNITE

MAGNITE is a combination of the English words "Magnetic" and "Ignite". "Magnetic" means like "possessing an extraordinary ability to attract". "Ignite" means like "arouse or excite feelings and passions". MAGNITE also expresses Nissan's wishing for the new era in growing regions such as India.

MARCH

MARCH is derived from the English word "march". The name of MARCH expresses a lightly, lively and youthful impression, was decided from a public naming competition.

MARCH BOX

MARCH is derived from the English word "march". The name of MARCH expresses a lightly, lively and youthful impression, was decided from a public naming competition.
BOX is derived from the English word "box". MARCH BOX means MARCH's short wagon model.

MAXIMA

MAXIMA is derived from the English word "maxima", which is a plural of "maximum". "maxima" means like "the greatest possible degree". Originally, MAXIMA was the series name of BLUEBIRD's 6-cylinder engine model for North American export. At the beginning, MAXIMA was also the highest performance model name of A10 stanza.

MICRA

MICRA is derived from the English word "micro", which means like "extremely small in scale or scope or capability". This name expresses a compact and pretty impression, abundant performance and equipment, and a city car with light and nimble. MICRA is the name of the export model of MARCH for Europe, etc..

MICRA C+C

MICRA is derived from the English word "micro", which means like "extremely small in scale or scope or capability". This name expresses a compact and pretty impression, abundant performance and equipment, and a city car with light and nimble. MICRA is the name of the export model of MARCH for Europe, etc..
C+C stands for Coupe+Convertible.

MISTRAL

MISTRAL is derived from the English and French word "mistral", which means "a strong north wind that blows in France and mediterranean sea during the winter". MISTRAL was named after "the new type car born in Europe that breathes fresh air into the world of RV".

MOCO

MOCO is derived from the Japanese mimetic word "mokomoko", which express a cute and warm sound. MOCO was also named after lovely rounded styling.

MURANO

MURANO is derived from "Murano Island", a small island near the coast of Venice, Italy. The island has a history of having craftsmen gathered on this island to prevent the production technology of Venetian glass from leaking abroad. This island is famous for producing "Murano glass". MURANO was named after "resembling to traditional beautiful glassware" and "having artistic and beautiful silhouette". The beauty of Murano glass that appeals to the human senses and the handmade warmth are common to MURANO concept.

NOTE

NOTE is derived from the music notes that make every day rhythmic and fun, and the notes book that record every day.

NT100 CLIPPER

"NT" of NT100 is the initials of "Nissan" and "Truck", "100" means "gross vehicle weight 1000 kg class".
CLIPPER is derived from the English word "clipper", which means like "fast sailing ship or fast horse used in the past".

NT450 ATLAS

"NT" of NT450 is the initials of "Nissan" and "Truck", "450" means "gross vehicle weight 4500 kg class".
ATLAS is the name of a god in Greek mythology, one of the Titans that is the first gods who ruled the universe. After the Titans were defeated by Zeus, Atlas was forced to hold the sky on his shoulders forever. This name expresses the power and robustness of this car.

NV100 CLIPPER RIO

"NV" of NV100 is the initials of "Nissan" and "Van", "100" means "gross vehicle weight 1000 kg class".
CLIPPER is derived from the English word "clipper", which means like "fast sailing ship or fast horse used in the past".
RIO is derived from the Spanish word "rio", which means "river". RIO was named after "fun impression of the Rio carnival, simple and easy to remember".

NV150 AD

"NV" of NV150 is the initials of "Nissan" and "Van", "150" means "gross vehicle weight 1500 kg class".
AD is derived from the English word "advanced".

NV200 VANETTE

"NV" of NV200 is the initials of "New generation" and "Vehicle", "200" means "gross vehicle weight 2000 kg class".
VANETTE is a mixture of VAN and ETTE. ETTE is a suffix, also means "Small, cute".

NV350 CARAVAN

"NV" of NV350 is the initials of "Nissan" and "Van", "350" means "gross vehicle weight 3500 kg class".
CARAVAN is derived from the English word "caravan", which means like "procession of wagons or mules or camels traveling together in single file".

NX COUPE

"N" of NX is derived from NEW. "X" means unknown performance.
COUPE is derived from the French word "couper", which means "cut". COUPE means the streamlinedbody shape.

ONEVIA

ONEVIA is a combination of "ONE" of "180SX(= ONE-EIGHTY SX)" and "VIA" of "Silvia". ONEVIA has Silvia's body and the front face of 180SX is transplanted. However, ONEVIA is just a slang name, not a NISSAN official name.

OTTI

OTTI is derived from the Italian word "ottimo", which means like "great". OTTI also expresses that all the elements are in this compact car, and the product characteristics that are packaged in the best balance.

PAO

PAO is derived from the Chinaese word "包 = bāo", which means "Mongolian nomad's prefabricated house Ger".

PATHFINDER

PATHFINDER is a combination of the English word "path" and "find". This "path" means "road to the frontier". PATHFINDER is also named after "tough and versatile impression that can drive both off-road and on-road."

PINO

PINO comes with a will of "Pinocchio". PINO comes with a wish of "become friend who can grow together like "Pinocchio" and be loved for a long time".

PLATINA

PLATINA is derived from the Spanish word "platino", which means "platina". PLATINA also expresses the elegance and modernity.

PRAIRIE

PRAIRIE is derived from the English word "prairie", which means like "treeless grassy plain".

PRAIRIE Joy

PRAIRIE is derived from the English word "prairie", which means like "treeless grassy plain".
Joy is derived from the English word "joy".

PRAIRIE Liberty

PRAIRIE is derived from the English word "prairie", which means like "treeless grassy plain".
Liberty is derived from the English word "liberty". Liberty was also named after "the car that allows to act freely with your family and friends".

PRIMERA

PRIMERA is derived from the Spanish word "primera", which means like "first, top class".

PRIMERA UK

UK stands for "United Kingdom". PRIMERA UK means "PRIMERA manufactured in UK and imported back into Japan".

PRIMERA CAMINO

PRIMERA is derived from the Spanish word "primera", which means like "first, top class".
CAMINO is derived from the Spanish word "camino", which means like "road".

PRESAGE

PRESAGE is derived from the French word "presage", which means like "formal to be a sign that something is going to happen". PRESAGE also means the car that presages the life scene of the new era and presages the driver wants to drive "sports spirit".

PRESEA

PRESEA is derived from the Spanish word "presea", which means like "jewelry, valuable things". PRESEA is named by a female designer of Nissan. "Ct.(carat)" related to this car name is adopted as the sub name. All body color names also are adopted jewelry related.

PRESIDENT

PRESIDENT is derived from the English word "president". PRESIDENT was also named after "this car is suitable for people who drive the Japanese political economic growth".

PRESIDENT JS

PRESIDENT is derived from the English word "president". PRESIDENT was also named after "this car is suitable for people who drive the Japanese political economic growth".
"J" of JS is the initials of "Junior", which means younger brother of PRESIDENT. "S" is the initial of "Short wheel base", which means that the overall length and wheel base are shorter than PRESIDENT. While "PRESIDENT" has a strong tendency for corporations needs, "PRESIDENT JS" has a strong tendency for individuals needs. "JS" expresses that this model emphasizes driving performance.

PULSAR

PULSAR is derived from the English word "pulsar", which means like "the star that emits regular pulses of polarized radiation".

PULSAR SERIE

PULSAR is derived from the English word "pulsar", which means like "the star that emits regular pulses of polarized radiation".
SERIE is derived from the Italian word "serie", which means "series".

PULSAR SERIE S-RV

PULSAR is derived from the English word "pulsar", which means like "the star that emits regular pulses of polarized radiation".
SERIE is derived from the Italian word "serie", which means "series".
"S" of S-RV is the initials of "sporty", "specialty", and "stylish". "RV" is the initial of "Recreational Vehicle". This name means the car with a playful atmosphere, based on PULSAR SERIE, with the spice of a wagon.

QASHQAI

QASHQAI is derived from the name of Eurasian nomads.

QUEST

QUEST is derived from the English word "quest", which means like "the act of searching for something".

RASHEEN

RASHEEN is derived from the Japanese word "羅針盤 = rashinban", which means "compass for voyage".

RASHEEN FORZA

RASHEEN is derived from the Japanese word "羅針盤 = rashinban", which means like "compass for voyage".
FORZA is derived from the Italian word "forza", which means like "power".

R'nessa

R'nessa is derived from the English word "renaissance", which means like "the revival of learning, culture". R'nessa also has some meaning of "run", "relax" and "recreation".

ROOX

ROOX is a mixture of the English word "room" and "max". ROOX expresses a spacious interior space that is a product feature.

S-Cargo

S-Cargo is derived from the French word "escargot" and the English word "cargo". S-Cargo has a snail-like body shape.

SAFARI

SAFARI is derived from the Swahili word "safari", which means like "expedition trips such as hunting and exploration".

SERENA

SERENA is derived from the Spanish word "serena", which means like "completely clear and fine, serene skies and a bright blue sea". SERENA was also named after "comfortable and enjoyable driving".

SILEIGHTY

SILEIGHTY is a combination of "SIL" of "Silvia" and "EIGHTY" of "180SX(= ONE-EIGHTY SX)". SILEIGHTY has 180SX's body and the front face of Silvia is transplanted. SILEIGHTY was originally a slang name, but is now registered as a trademark.

Silvia

Silvia is derived from the name of a beautiful and neat maiden in Greek mythology. The word silvia is derived from the Latin word silva "forest".

SKYLINE

SKYLINE is derived from the English word "skyline", which means ”an outline of mountains defined against the sky”. There are two theories about the naming process. The 1st theory is that SKYLINE was named by the developer Shinichiro Sakurai. This name was named after the blue sky and white mountains of the Northern Alps that he saw while skiing in Shiga Kogen, Japan. The 2nd theory is that SKYLINE was named by the executive management of Fuji Precision Industry, which is the predecessor of Nissan. First, "Sky" was extracted from the golf ball product names "Blue Sky" and "Skyway" manufactured by Fuji Precision Industry. Finally, SKYLINE was selected from the in-house proposals.
When the name SKYLINE won the Good Naming Award in December 2020, Nissan's announcement supported the 2nd theory above.

SKYLINE CROSSOVER

SKYLINE is derived from the English word "skyline", which means ”an outline of mountains defined against the sky”. There are two theories about the naming process. The 1st theory is that SKYLINE was named by the developer Shinichiro Sakurai. This name was named after the blue sky and white mountains of the Northern Alps that he saw while skiing in Shiga Kogen, Japan. The 2nd theory is that SKYLINE was named by the executive management of Fuji Precision Industry, which is the predecessor of Nissan. First, "Sky" was extracted from the golf ball product names "Blue Sky" and "Skyway" manufactured by Fuji Precision Industry. Finally, SKYLINE was selected from the in-house proposals.
When the name SKYLINE won the Good Naming Award in December 2020, Nissan's announcement supported the 2nd theory above.
CROSSOVER means "fusion", which means the fusion of a coupe and an SUV.

SKYLINE GT-R

SKYLINE is derived from the English word "skyline", which means ”an outline of mountains defined against the sky”. There are two theories about the naming process. The 1st theory is that SKYLINE was named by the developer Shinichiro Sakurai. This name was named after the blue sky and white mountains of the Northern Alps that he saw while skiing in Shiga Kogen, Japan. The 2nd theory is that SKYLINE was named by the executive management of Fuji Precision Industry, which is the predecessor of Nissan. First, "Sky" was extracted from the golf ball product names "Blue Sky" and "Skyway" manufactured by Fuji Precision Industry. Finally, SKYLINE was selected from the in-house proposals.
When the name SKYLINE won the Good Naming Award in December 2020, Nissan's announcement supported the 2nd theory above.
"GT" of GT-R stands for the English words "Grand Touring". "R" is derived from the initials of R380 and the English word "Race".

STAGEA

STAGEA is a combination of the English words "stage" and "a of advance". STAGEA was also named after "advanced life stage".

STANZA

STANZA is derived from the Italian word "stanza", which means "room". STANZA's sub name of Supremo is derived from the Spanish word "supremo", which means "supreme, highest in excellence or achievement". The sub name of Supremo has been revived with a special model of LAFESTA HighwaySTAR.

SUNNY

SUNNY is derived from the English word "SUNNY". The name of SUNNY was decided from a public naming competition.

SUNNY CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA is derived from states name of California. SUNNY CALIFORNIA was also named after the wagon type car with an American atmosphere based on SUNNY.

SYLPHY

SYLPHY is derived from the name of elemental spirits "SYLPH". SYLPH is an elemental being believed to inhabit the air.

TEANA

TEANA means "dawn" in the Native American language. In addition, the Chinese version of TEANA "天籟 = tiānlài" means "breath of nature" and "voice from heaven."

TERRANO

TERRANO is a combination of "TERRA" and "NO". "TERRA" is the Latin word "TERRA", means like the earth. "NO" is a suffix that enhances the nuance of a word. TERRANO was also named after "a car that freely travels on all roads of the earth".

TERRANO Legulus

TERRANO is a combination of "TERRA" and "NO". "TERRA" is the Latin word "TERRA", means like the earth. "NO" is a suffix that enhances the nuance of a word. TERRANO was also named after "a car that freely travels on all roads of the earth".
Legulus is derived from α Leo, which is a constellation of the king of beasts.

TIIDA

TIIDA is derived from the English word "tide", which means like "something that may increase or decrease, natural harmony". The reading of the car name is derived from the Okinawa word "TIIDA", which means "Sun".

TIIDA LATIO

TIIDA is derived from the English word "tide", which means like "something that may increase or decrease, natural harmony". The reading of the car name is derived from the Okinawa word "TIIDA", which means "Sun".
LATIO is derived from the English word "latitude", which means like "freedom from normal restraints in conduct".

Tino

Tino means "reason" and "correctness of judgment". This name also expresses a wise choice that makes you feel a new life.

TITAN

TITAN is derived from the Greek god of the giants. TITAN expresses the big and power.

VANETTE

VANETTE is a mixture of VAN and ETTE. ETTE is a suffix, also means "Small, cute".

VANETTE SERENA

VANETTE is a mixture of VAN and ETTE. ETTE is a suffix, also means "Small, cute".
SERENA is derived from the Spanish word "serena", which means like "completely clear and fine, serene skies and a bright blue sea". SERENA was also named after "comfortable and enjoyable driving".

Varietta

Varietta is derived from the Italian word "varietà", which means "variety". Varietta also means the car that can change freely from the convertible to the coupe.

Violet

Violet is derived from the English word "violet", which means like "any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers".

VW SANTANA

VW SANTANA was created by the technical cooperation agreement between Nissan and Volkswagen. SANTANA means "strong hot wind from southern California to Los Angeles".

WINGROAD

WINGROAD is a combination that the wing and the road to imagine the expansion of the life area from the city to the outdoors.

X-TRAIL

"X" of X-TRAIL is derived from X-treme(=Extreme) sports. Extreme sports are sports popular with young people, such as snowboarding and skateboarding.
"TRAIL" is derived from the English word "trail", which means like "a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country". "X-TRAIL" is combination of "X" and "TRAIL", and can be imagined 4x4.

XTERRA

XTERRA is derived from the English word "terrain", which means like "particular type of land". XTERRA was also named after the impression of "activity, energy, excitement".

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