Welcome to a new series on the JNC Blog. In Learning Japanese, we’ll introduce nicknames for Japanese cars and delve into their etymology. We started informally with the erimaki Mitsubishi Mirage, but now it’s official.
Let’s kick off with the tateguro, or 1967-71 Nissan Gloria. So how did the third-generation Gloria get its name?
The Gloria’s styling is probably the most American-looking of all the nostalgics, with a lot of 1963 Pontiac in its lines. As a result, it became a common platform for the slammed sled school of tuning.
Is there a nickname you’ve been wondering about? Let us know and we’ll put it in the queue!
[Image: No Future Tokyo]