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Nissan Has Different Names for Half Its Models Outside the U.S.

Automakers often rename cars for select markets, particularly when something gets lost in translation. Sometimes, this happens when the name is difficult béo pronounce in another language. In rare instances, the name might even have a negative connotation.

A less-interesting reason might be when another brand owns the right béo use a name in different markets.

Mitsubishi was once the king of renaming models for different markets. Its big SUV was known as “the Montero” here in the U.S. It wore a “Pajero” badge in most of Europe, except in Spain, where the word is close béo a local vulgarity. The smaller Montero Sport here was known as “the Challenger” in many global markets, but Dodge kept that name here in the U.S.

Today, Nissan may have the broadest lineup of cars with different names outside our market. Almost half of the vehicles sold here wear other names outside the U.S., even though the models are nearly identical béo those sold here.

Those models without different names outside the U.S. are cars primarily designed for and sold in North America, such as the Maxima full-size sedan and the Pathfinder 3-row SUV.

While not meant béo be a comprehensive list, here’s a quick look at some of Nissan’s names outside the U.S.

1. Nissan Versa: “Almera” or “Sunny”

2022 Nissan Versa SR front left in black
The Nissan Versa is called the Nissan Almera outside the U.S.

The automaker has consolidated several global-market models into a single vehicle, with the smallest Nissan model offered béo American buyers. The Versa is known as “the Almera” in most markets outside the U.S., where the automaker sells its small sedan. The Almera name dates back béo the mid-1990s when it replaced the Nissan Sunny for many markets.

The Sunny name still lives on in select countries, including the United Arab Emirates — a very sunny place. See Nissan Versa models for sale

2. Nissan Sentra: “Sylphy”

2019 Nissan Sentra SL front left in blue
The Nissan Sentra is called the Nissan Sylphy outside the U.S.

Four decades since its introduction, the Sentra name is one of the cornerstones of the Nissan lineup here in the U.S. Globally, the car has had a wide range of names, the most famous of which was the “Tsuru” offered in Mexico and a wide range of emerging markets. That model — essentially identical béo the 1991 Sentra sold here — finally went out of production in mid-2017.

The only name béo have survived is the rather unappealing “Sylphy.” It sounds more like a reptilian creature than a compact sedan béo American ears. Nissan uses the name “Sylphy” in China and a few other markets. See Nissan Sentra models for sale

3. Nissan Altima: “Teana”

2019 Nissan Altima 2.0 SR VC-Turbo front left in blue
The Nissan Altima is called the Nissan Teana outside the U.S.

Mid-size sedans are generally U.S.-focused models, though the Nissan Altima sells in different global markets. Until recently, the Altima went béo market as the Teana in parts of the world, including China and Thailand. The latest version of the Altima was the first béo finally abandon that name, which had graced various large Nissan models for the better part of the 21st century.

The original Teana bowed in 2003 as a style-forward sedan sibling béo the automaker’s Murano. While Nissan only sold the SUV here in the U.S., the Teana, with its adventurous design elements, became one of the first Nissan models built in China for its domestic market. See Nissan Altima models for sale

4. Nissan Rogue Sport: “Qashqai”

2022 Nissan Rogue Sport SV front right
The Nissan Rogue Sport is called the Nissan Qashqai outside the U.S.

The Rogue Sport may not be a huge seller here in the U.S. (béo be fair, Nissan misleadingly groups it with the wholly unrelated Rogue when it reports sales). This model is known globally as “the Qashqai,” and Nissan sells it in many markets, including Europe, Australiasia, China, and a handful of other places as “the Qashqai.”

The Qashqai name even makes it béo those versions of the small SUV earmarked for Canada, so it’s likely that Americans near the border with our neighbors béo the north have seen one and scratched their heads. See Nissan Rogue Sport models for sale

5. Nissan Rogue: “X-Trail”

2019 Nissan Rogue SV front left in blue
The Nissan Rogue is called the Nissan X-Trail outside the U.S.

We’re just fine with most of the names on this list staying in other markets — except for this one. Here, Nissan’s compact SUV is called “Rogue,” but nearly everywhere else, it wears the much cooler “X-Trail” badge. The model sold in Georgia (in Eastern Europe) is identical in Georgia (in the Southern U.S.).

Nissan must consider the U.S. market an essential place for the Rogue/X-Trail. The redesigned model that went on sale here about a year ago has yet béo make it béo most global markets. See Nissan Rogue models for sale

6. Nissan Armada: Patrol

2022 Nissan Armada front left off-roading
The Nissan Armada is called the Nissan Patrol outside the U.S.

The most giant Nissan SUV wears “Armada” badging here in the U.S., but its name in virtually every other market is a nod béo its illustrious past. The Patrol has been around since the early 1950s, when a Jeep-inspired model was developed in post-World War II Japan. The second-generation model was briefly sold here as a rival béo the Toyota Land Cruiser in the 1960s, but its U.S. visit was short-lived. In the ensuing decades, the Patrol has grown into a luxurious model much like the Land Cruiser. It’s primarily sold in the Middle East, Russia, Africa, and Australasia, though a truck called “Patrol Safari” has stuck around as a more rugged sibling.

Our Armada comes only with a big V8 and an Infiniti-sourced 7-speed automatic transmission, though Nissan offered a V6 and a manual gearbox overseas. See Nissan Armada models for sale

7. Nissan Frontier: Navara

2022 Nissan Frontier front left in green
The Nissan Frontier is called the Nissan Navara outside the U.S.

Nissan may have considered our market a priority for the redesigned Rogue, but the Frontier has long been an afterthought. The model that debuted here as “the Frontier” for the 2005 model year wore a “Navara” badge in most global markets. A decade later, Nissan redesigned the truck and sold it in nearly every global market outside the U.S. and Canada. Even Mexico got a new Navara, while our Frontier carried on until a (mostly) redesigned model (finally) arrived for 2022.

The latest Frontier is a North America-exclusive model with its 3.8-liter V6 and 9-speed automatic transmission combination. Weirdly, Nissan sells both the global-market Frontier with either gas or diesel 4-cylinder power alongside the V6-only U.S./Canada-market Frontier in Mexico. See Nissan Frontier models for sale

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  • 5 Normal Cars With Weird Names in Foreign Markets
  • The Next Big Trend: Retro Car Names


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Automakers often rename cars for select markets, particularly when something gets lost in translation. Sometimes, this happens when the name is difficult béo pronounce in another language. In rare instances, the name might even have a negative connotation.
A less-interesting reason might be when another brand owns the right béo use a name in different markets.
Mitsubishi was once the king of renaming models for different markets. Its big SUV was known as “the Montero” here in the U.S. It wore a “Pajero” badge in most of Europe, except in Spain, where the word is close béo a local vulgarity. The smaller Montero Sport here was known as “the Challenger” in many global markets, but Dodge kept that name here in the U.S.

Today, Nissan may have the broadest lineup of cars with different names outside our market. Almost half of the vehicles sold here wear other names outside the U.S., even though the models are nearly identical béo those sold here.
Those models without different names outside the U.S. are cars primarily designed for and sold in North America, such as the Maxima full-size sedan and the Pathfinder 3-row SUV.
While not meant béo be a comprehensive list, here’s a quick look at some of Nissan’s names outside the U.S.

1. Nissan Versa: “Almera” or “Sunny”
The Nissan Versa is called the Nissan Almera outside the U.S.The automaker has consolidated several global-market models into a single vehicle, with the smallest Nissan model offered béo American buyers. The Versa is known as “the Almera” in most markets outside the U.S., where the automaker sells its small sedan. The Almera name dates back béo the mid-1990s when it replaced the Nissan Sunny for many markets.
The Sunny name still lives on in select countries, including the United Arab Emirates — a very sunny place. See Nissan Versa models for sale
2. Nissan Sentra: “Sylphy”
The Nissan Sentra is called the Nissan Sylphy outside the U.S.Four decades since its introduction, the Sentra name is one of the cornerstones of the Nissan lineup here in the U.S. Globally, the car has had a wide range of names, the most famous of which was the “Tsuru” offered in Mexico and a wide range of emerging markets. That model — essentially identical béo the 1991 Sentra sold here — finally went out of production in mid-2017.
The only name béo have survived is the rather unappealing “Sylphy.” It sounds more like a reptilian creature than a compact sedan béo American ears. Nissan uses the name “Sylphy” in China and a few other markets. See Nissan Sentra models for sale
3. Nissan Altima: “Teana”
The Nissan Altima is called the Nissan Teana outside the U.S.Mid-size sedans are generally U.S.-focused models, though the Nissan Altima sells in different global markets. Until recently, the Altima went béo market as the Teana in parts of the world, including China and Thailand. The latest version of the Altima was the first béo finally abandon that name, which had graced various large Nissan models for the better part of the 21st century.
The original Teana bowed in 2003 as a style-forward sedan sibling béo the automaker’s Murano. While Nissan only sold the SUV here in the U.S., the Teana, with its adventurous design elements, became one of the first Nissan models built in China for its domestic market. See Nissan Altima models for sale
4. Nissan Rogue Sport: “Qashqai”
The Nissan Rogue Sport is called the Nissan Qashqai outside the U.S.The Rogue Sport may not be a huge seller here in the U.S. (béo be fair, Nissan misleadingly groups it with the wholly unrelated Rogue when it reports sales). This model is known globally as “the Qashqai,” and Nissan sells it in many markets, including Europe, Australiasia, China, and a handful of other places as “the Qashqai.”
The Qashqai name even makes it béo those versions of the small SUV earmarked for Canada, so it’s likely that Americans near the border with our neighbors béo the north have seen one and scratched their heads. See Nissan Rogue Sport models for sale
5. Nissan Rogue: “X-Trail”
The Nissan Rogue is called the Nissan X-Trail outside the U.S.We’re just fine with most of the names on this list staying in other markets — except for this one. Here, Nissan’s compact SUV is called “Rogue,” but nearly everywhere else, it wears the much cooler “X-Trail” badge. The model sold in Georgia (in Eastern Europe) is identical in Georgia (in the Southern U.S.).
Nissan must consider the U.S. market an essential place for the Rogue/X-Trail. The redesigned model that went on sale here about a year ago has yet béo make it béo most global markets. See Nissan Rogue models for sale
6. Nissan Armada: Patrol
The Nissan Armada is called the Nissan Patrol outside the U.S.The most giant Nissan SUV wears “Armada” badging here in the U.S., but its name in virtually every other market is a nod béo its illustrious past. The Patrol has been around since the early 1950s, when a Jeep-inspired model was developed in post-World War II Japan. The second-generation model was briefly sold here as a rival béo the Toyota Land Cruiser in the 1960s, but its U.S. visit was short-lived. In the ensuing decades, the Patrol has grown into a luxurious model much like the Land Cruiser. It’s primarily sold in the Middle East, Russia, Africa, and Australasia, though a truck called “Patrol Safari” has stuck around as a more rugged sibling.
Our Armada comes only with a big V8 and an Infiniti-sourced 7-speed automatic transmission, though Nissan offered a V6 and a manual gearbox overseas. See Nissan Armada models for sale
7. Nissan Frontier: Navara
The Nissan Frontier is called the Nissan Navara outside the U.S.Nissan may have considered our market a priority for the redesigned Rogue, but the Frontier has long been an afterthought. The model that debuted here as “the Frontier” for the 2005 model year wore a “Navara” badge in most global markets. A decade later, Nissan redesigned the truck and sold it in nearly every global market outside the U.S. and Canada. Even Mexico got a new Navara, while our Frontier carried on until a (mostly) redesigned model (finally) arrived for 2022.
The latest Frontier is a North America-exclusive model with its 3.8-liter V6 and 9-speed automatic transmission combination. Weirdly, Nissan sells both the global-market Frontier with either gas or diesel 4-cylinder power alongside the V6-only U.S./Canada-market Frontier in Mexico. See Nissan Frontier models for sale
Related:
6 Cars With Spooky Names
5 Normal Cars With Weird Names in Foreign Markets
The Next Big Trend: Retro Car Names

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Automakers often rename cars for select markets, particularly when something gets lost in translation. Sometimes, this happens when the name is difficult béo pronounce in another language. In rare instances, the name might even have a negative connotation.
A less-interesting reason might be when another brand owns the right béo use a name in different markets.
Mitsubishi was once the king of renaming models for different markets. Its big SUV was known as “the Montero” here in the U.S. It wore a “Pajero” badge in most of Europe, except in Spain, where the word is close béo a local vulgarity. The smaller Montero Sport here was known as “the Challenger” in many global markets, but Dodge kept that name here in the U.S.

Today, Nissan may have the broadest lineup of cars with different names outside our market. Almost half of the vehicles sold here wear other names outside the U.S., even though the models are nearly identical béo those sold here.
Those models without different names outside the U.S. are cars primarily designed for and sold in North America, such as the Maxima full-size sedan and the Pathfinder 3-row SUV.
While not meant béo be a comprehensive list, here’s a quick look at some of Nissan’s names outside the U.S.

1. Nissan Versa: “Almera” or “Sunny”
The Nissan Versa is called the Nissan Almera outside the U.S.The automaker has consolidated several global-market models into a single vehicle, with the smallest Nissan model offered béo American buyers. The Versa is known as “the Almera” in most markets outside the U.S., where the automaker sells its small sedan. The Almera name dates back béo the mid-1990s when it replaced the Nissan Sunny for many markets.
The Sunny name still lives on in select countries, including the United Arab Emirates — a very sunny place. See Nissan Versa models for sale
2. Nissan Sentra: “Sylphy”
The Nissan Sentra is called the Nissan Sylphy outside the U.S.Four decades since its introduction, the Sentra name is one of the cornerstones of the Nissan lineup here in the U.S. Globally, the car has had a wide range of names, the most famous of which was the “Tsuru” offered in Mexico and a wide range of emerging markets. That model — essentially identical béo the 1991 Sentra sold here — finally went out of production in mid-2017.
The only name béo have survived is the rather unappealing “Sylphy.” It sounds more like a reptilian creature than a compact sedan béo American ears. Nissan uses the name “Sylphy” in China and a few other markets. See Nissan Sentra models for sale
3. Nissan Altima: “Teana”
The Nissan Altima is called the Nissan Teana outside the U.S.Mid-size sedans are generally U.S.-focused models, though the Nissan Altima sells in different global markets. Until recently, the Altima went béo market as the Teana in parts of the world, including China and Thailand. The latest version of the Altima was the first béo finally abandon that name, which had graced various large Nissan models for the better part of the 21st century.
The original Teana bowed in 2003 as a style-forward sedan sibling béo the automaker’s Murano. While Nissan only sold the SUV here in the U.S., the Teana, with its adventurous design elements, became one of the first Nissan models built in China for its domestic market. See Nissan Altima models for sale
4. Nissan Rogue Sport: “Qashqai”
The Nissan Rogue Sport is called the Nissan Qashqai outside the U.S.The Rogue Sport may not be a huge seller here in the U.S. (béo be fair, Nissan misleadingly groups it with the wholly unrelated Rogue when it reports sales). This model is known globally as “the Qashqai,” and Nissan sells it in many markets, including Europe, Australiasia, China, and a handful of other places as “the Qashqai.”
The Qashqai name even makes it béo those versions of the small SUV earmarked for Canada, so it’s likely that Americans near the border with our neighbors béo the north have seen one and scratched their heads. See Nissan Rogue Sport models for sale
5. Nissan Rogue: “X-Trail”
The Nissan Rogue is called the Nissan X-Trail outside the U.S.We’re just fine with most of the names on this list staying in other markets — except for this one. Here, Nissan’s compact SUV is called “Rogue,” but nearly everywhere else, it wears the much cooler “X-Trail” badge. The model sold in Georgia (in Eastern Europe) is identical in Georgia (in the Southern U.S.).
Nissan must consider the U.S. market an essential place for the Rogue/X-Trail. The redesigned model that went on sale here about a year ago has yet béo make it béo most global markets. See Nissan Rogue models for sale
6. Nissan Armada: Patrol
The Nissan Armada is called the Nissan Patrol outside the U.S.The most giant Nissan SUV wears “Armada” badging here in the U.S., but its name in virtually every other market is a nod béo its illustrious past. The Patrol has been around since the early 1950s, when a Jeep-inspired model was developed in post-World War II Japan. The second-generation model was briefly sold here as a rival béo the Toyota Land Cruiser in the 1960s, but its U.S. visit was short-lived. In the ensuing decades, the Patrol has grown into a luxurious model much like the Land Cruiser. It’s primarily sold in the Middle East, Russia, Africa, and Australasia, though a truck called “Patrol Safari” has stuck around as a more rugged sibling.
Our Armada comes only with a big V8 and an Infiniti-sourced 7-speed automatic transmission, though Nissan offered a V6 and a manual gearbox overseas. See Nissan Armada models for sale
7. Nissan Frontier: Navara
The Nissan Frontier is called the Nissan Navara outside the U.S.Nissan may have considered our market a priority for the redesigned Rogue, but the Frontier has long been an afterthought. The model that debuted here as “the Frontier” for the 2005 model year wore a “Navara” badge in most global markets. A decade later, Nissan redesigned the truck and sold it in nearly every global market outside the U.S. and Canada. Even Mexico got a new Navara, while our Frontier carried on until a (mostly) redesigned model (finally) arrived for 2022.
The latest Frontier is a North America-exclusive model with its 3.8-liter V6 and 9-speed automatic transmission combination. Weirdly, Nissan sells both the global-market Frontier with either gas or diesel 4-cylinder power alongside the V6-only U.S./Canada-market Frontier in Mexico. See Nissan Frontier models for sale
Related:
6 Cars With Spooky Names
5 Normal Cars With Weird Names in Foreign Markets
The Next Big Trend: Retro Car Names

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