Five Japanese Cars with Strange and Unusual Names

Published by on . Updated on 14 Jul 2020

Motorist Japanese Cars With Weird Names

Japan is the land of the interesting and exotic, and sometimes that translates to the names they give to their car models.

The Japanese have given us amazing cars with unique names, like the Nissan Fairlady series of sports cars, and models like the venerable Nissan GTR and Honda NSX. However, their naming of vehicle models sometimes yield results that are less-than-desirable. Here are the top five Japanese car models with interesting names:

1. Mazda Titan Dump

Motorist Japanese Cars With Weird Names Mazda Titan Dump
(Photo Credit: WheelsAge)

Mazda decided to name their truck the "Titan", which is an extremely inspiring name. But things took an... explosive turn when they decided to name the dump-truck variant of their model as the "Titan Dump".

All we can think of is today's major regret from last night's mala dinner.

2. Mitsubishi MUM 500 Shall We Join Us?

Motorist Japanese Cars With Weird Names Mitsubishi Mum 500 Shall We Join Us
(Photo Credit: OldConceptCars)

Yes, the question mark is part of the model name. No, we don't understand what the name means either.

Maybe MUM knows the answer to this cryptic question: Shall we join us?

3. Honda That's

Motorist Japanese Cars With Weird Names Honda Thats
(Photo Credit: autoevolution)

We suspect that the marketing man behind this nameplate must have suffered from a fatal heart attack halfway through naming this car. Or perhaps he saw something horrifying and was trying to warn us. Either way, he never got his message across.

That's... what? Don't leave us hanging, Honda! We have to know.

4. Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard

Motorist Japanese Cars With Weird Names Isuzu Mysterious Utility Wizard
(Photo Credit: WikiMedia)

Isuzu wants you to know that its pickup truck-based SUV isn't just a car--its a wizard. A mysterious utility wizard. What ever that means.

Finally, we have the last weird model name in our list, and we think this one really takes the cake:
5. Nissan Homy Super Long

Motorist Japanese Cars With Weird Names Nissan Homy Super Long
(Photo Credit: S.K. Trading)

Just to make sure you didn't misread, this is the Nissan H-O-M-Y. Nissan wants you to have a good time, that's why it produced this van, so that you can tell everyone you have a Homy that is Super Long.

Apparently, if you have a Super Long Homy, you can take up to 15 people at one go!

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