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Name Origin of Vehicles

Allex
Allex is derived from the French word Allez ("to go") and replaced with the letter X to create a meaning of "to go many places."
Allion
Allion is short for "All in One," this vehicle represents the combination of qualities that creates a superb vehicle.
Alphard
Alphard means the brightest star in the constellation and comes from the letter α (alpha) from the Greek alphabet. The GV in this model's name stands for "Grand Victory."
Altezza
Altezza is an Italian word meaning "noble."
Altezza Gita
Gita is an Italian word meaning "short trip."
Aristo
Aristo is an English term borrowed from the Greek, meaning "best."
Auris
Auris is a name created for a vehicle that glows with an aura.
Avalon
Avalon means an island of paradise featured in the Arthurian legend.
Avensis
Avensis is created from the French word Avancer, which means "to move forward."
bB
bB is short for blackBox, representing the infinite possibilities of the unknown.
Belta
Belta is derived from Italian word for "beauty."
Blade
Blade means the same as the English word "blade", which conveys this model is a vehicle with a sharp look that attracts people.
Brevis
Brevis is derived from the English word "brave."
Caldina
Caldina is derived from the Italian term meaning "central" or "main."
Cami
Cami is derived from Casual and Mini.
Camry
Camry is derived from the word meaning "Crown" in Japanese.
Camry Gracia
Gracia is a Spanish word meaning "grace" and "charm."
Carina
Carina is an English name for a "southern circumpolar constellation."
Celica
Celica is defined in Spanish as "heavenly", "super-natural", "god-like" and "holy."
Celsior
Celsior is a comparitive form of the Latin word "celsus", which means "superior" or "highest."
Century
Century means 100 years in English. The name was selected to celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Sakichi Toyoda and to commemorate 100 years of the Meiji era.
Chaser
Chaser means "one who pursues" in English.
Corolla
Corolla means "Crown of flowers" in Latin.
Corolla Axio
Axio is derived from the Greek word axia, which means "worthy" and "quality."
Corolla Fielder
Fielder indicates this car is meant to take a person outdoor to enjoy nature.
Corolla II
Corolla II means Corolla's "younger brother."
Corolla Levin
Levin is an English word meaning "lightning."
Corolla Rumion
Rumion is coined from roomy and unique to describe "a car with a spacious interior and unique style."
Corolla Runx
Runx joins the English word run and the letter X to signify the "Ultimate Run."
Corolla Spacio
Spacio comes from an Italian word spazio, which means "space."
Corona
Corona means "Crown of a Sun" or "faint pearl grey light around the sun" in English.
Corsa
Corsa means "Sprint" and "Race" in Italian.
Cresta
Cresta means "ornament that shines on a western crest's summit" in Spanish.
Crown
Crown means the same as the English word "crown."
Crown Athlete
Athlete comes from the English word "athlete."
Crown Estate
Estate is the British English word for a station wagon.
Crown Majesta
Majesta is derived from the word majesty, which means "dignity" and "splendor."
Crown Royal
Royal means "imperial" or "regal."
Cynos
Cynos comes from the English word Cynosure, which means "admired by everyone."
Duet
Duet is named from the pleasant sound to the ear and the beautiful meaning of word "duet" in itself, perfectly matching the style.
Estima Emina
Emina is a name adapted from the English word "eminent", meaning "prominent", "distinctive" and "renowned."
Estima TL
Estima is adapted from the English term estimable, meaning "respect" and "admiration." T stands for "Tradition", "Toyota." L stands for "Liberty", "Luxury."
FJ Cruiser
FJ Cruiser is a name combining "FJ 40" and "Land Cruiser."
FJ40 is the main model of Land Cruiser manufactured from 1960 to 1984.
Fun Cargo
Fun Cargo is created by combining the English words fun and cargo.
4Runner
4Runner is a combination of "fore-runner" and "4-wheel drive."
Gaia
Gaia means the Greek goddess of the earth.
Grand Hiace
Grand means "big" or "great" in English. Hiace is coined from High and Ace originally from ToyoAce which comes from the English word "luxurious" and "better."
Granvia
Granvia is a word created in Italian to give a meaning of "great road."
Harrier
Harrier is a species of hawks from the Circinae sub-family.
Hiace
Hiace is coined from High and Ace originally from ToyoAce which comes from the English word "classy" and "better."
Hilux
Hilux is created by combining the two words "high", which means "classy" or "better", and "luxury", which means "extravagant" or "superb."
Hilux Sports Pick Up
Hilux is created by combining the two words "high", which means "classy" or "better", and "luxury", which means "extravagant" or "superb." It is a small pickup with an open-top rear cargo area.
Hilux Surf
Hilux is created by combining the two words "high", which means "classy" or "better", and "luxury", which means "extravagant" or "superb." There is no special significance for the selection of the word "Surf."
Ipsum
Ipsum means "the actual one" in Latin.
iQ
iQ's "I" stands for individuality, innovation and intelligence. "Q" stands for quality, the pronunciation of the word cubic and its cue to a new value and lifestyle.
Isis
Isis is the goddess of fertility from ancient Egypt. The name is meant to evoke a sense of enchantment for the occupants of the vehicle.
ist
ist, like stylists and artists, the name was created by using the suffix "-ist" to represent a person doing something.
Kluger L
Kluger means "wise" and "sagacious" in German. The L was taken from the first letter of the word Liberty.
Kluger V
Kluger means "wise" and "sagacious" in German. The V was taken from the first letter of the word Victory.
Land Cruiser
Land Cruiser comes from the English word of a vehicle that "cruises the land."
Land Cruiser Cygnus
Cygnus is a northern constellation and a Greek word "swan."
Land Cruiser Prado
Prado means "plain" or "plateau" in Portuguese.
Liteace Noah
Liteace is created by combining the English word light and ace, meaning "best" or "pioneer." Noah conveys a "peaceful and comforting feeling" in name with no special meaning. It has nothing to do with the "Noah's Ark."
Mark II
Mark II represents the second generation Corona, the luxury vehicle of Corona.
Mark II Wagon Qualis
Qualis was created based on the characteristics of "quality" and "texture" and the Latin word meaning "distinctive."
Mark X
Mark represents goals, success and honor in English, while "X" indicates the next generation and the possibility of the unknown. It was named to represent a vehicle that is worthy for the new era.
Mark X ZiO
ZiO represents a vehicle that offers a variety of means with space. It is an abbreviation of "Zone in One".
Mark II Blit
Blit is created from the German word blitz, meaning "lightning."
Matrix
Matrix is a derivation of the Latin word for mother, "mater", and denotes the concept of foundation, mother's body, and substrate which produce something from a beneficial and caring arrangement.
MR 2
MR 2 is an abbreviation of "Mid-ship Runabout 2 Seater." Means a Mid-ship two-seat compact vehicle.
MR-S
MR-S is an abbreviation of "Mid-ship Runabout-Sports", which equally means "Mid-ship compact vehicle."
Nadia
Nadia is created from the Russian word meaning "Hope." It is also a common female name.
Noah
Noah conveys a "peaceful and comforting feeling" in name with no special meaning. It has nothing to do with the "Noah's Ark."
Opa
Opa is a Portuguese expression for surprise.
Passo
Passo is an Italian word for "footsteps." It was named to give an impression of a vehicle with comfort and ease.
Passo Sette
Sette, which means "7" in Italian, represents a 7-seater vehicle for the Passo brand.
Platz
Platz is an German word meaning, "plaza" or "square."
Porte
Porte means "door" in French. The vehicle is so named for its special feature: a large sliding door.
Premio
Premio means in Spanish "prize worthy." It is the same meaning as "premium" in English.
PREVIA
The name PREVIA derives its first syllable "Pre" from the Italian word Previdenza, which is combined with "via"m which means "way" or "road". to form PREVIA.
Prius
Prius is from the Latin word meaning "to go before."
Probox
Probox targets professionals, and the name was created by combining the two words professional and box.
Progres
Progrès means "progress" or "enterprise" in French.
Pronard
Pronard is created from a French word meaning "to praise" or "to admire."
Ractis
Ractis comes from taking the first letters of the phrase "runner with activity and space", meaning a vehicle that actively runs with a large interior space. The name was formed by combining "R" from run, "acti" from activity, and "S" from space, spelling "Ractis." These 3 words represents a vehicle that runs, stays active and offers useful cargo space.
Raum
Raum means "room" in German, named with an image of spaciousness in mind.
RAV4
RAV4 is an abbreviation of "Recreational Active Vehicle 4 Wheel Drive."
Regius
Regius means "splendid" or "wonderful" in Latin. It was named for its stylish body and splendid performance in mind.
Rush
Rush means "progress with speed" in English. It was named with vigor and cheerfulness in mind.
SAI
Sai means "talent" (excellent environmental and safety performance) and "color"(quality and coordination) in Japanese, which is a developing concept.
Sienta
Sienta is a term that combines the Spanish word siete ("7") and the English word "entertainment."
Soarer
Soarer means "superlative glider" in English.
Sparky
Sparky is created from the English word "spark."
Sprinter
Sprinter means the same as the English word "sprinter."
Sprinter Carib
Carib is a shortened English word for caribou, a type of deer.
Sprinter Trueno
Trueno is a Spanish term meaning "thunder."
Starlet
Starlet means "little star" in English.
Starlet Carat
Carat is a unit of weight for gemstones in English.
Starlet Glanza
Glanza is created from the Italian word granz, meaning "to shine."
Starlet Reflet
Reflet means "glossy" or "reflection" in French.
Succeed
Succeed comes from the English word for "succeed."
Supra
Supra means "above" and "beyond" in Latin.
Tercel
Tercel is a Peregrine Falcon in English.
Touring Hiace
Touring Hiace incorporates the same body as the Hiace series, with the word "Touring" added to evoke the image of "aero body." Hiace is coined from High and Ace originally from ToyoAce which comes from the English word "classy" and "better."
Townace Noah
Townace is created by combining the two English words Town and Ace, meaning "best" or "pioneer." Noah conveys a "peaceful and comforting feeling" in name with no special meaning. It has nothing to do with the "Noah's Ark."
Toyota Cavalier
Cavalier means "knight" in English.
Vanguard
Vanguard means "leader/pioneer" in English.
Vellfire
Vellfire is a name created combining the English words Velvet and Fire, representing a vehicle that is "smooth yet passionate."
Verossa
Verossa is a name combining the Italian terms for "Truth" (Vero) and "Red" (Rosso).
VIOS
The name VIOS is a coined term derived from the Latin word VIO, which means "GO".
Vista
Vista means "an outlook" or "a view" in English.
Vista Ardeo
Ardeo in Latin means "luminous" or "to desire."
Vitz
Vitz is a name created from the German term Witz, meaning "wisdom/wit."
Voltz
Voltz was created from the English word Volt. It represents a sensational vehicle that delivers an electrifying sense of appearance and feeling.
Voxy
Voxy is a fun name created to appeal to younger drivers by combining the English words vox ("Voice/words") and boxy ("box-like appearance").
Windom
Windom is a term derived from the English word "winning."
WISH
Wish means "to desire or hope" in English. From its design, package and performance, it represents a vehicle for which people today will wish.
YARIS
The name YARIS was inspired from the goddess Charis in Greek mythology who symbolized beauty and elegance.