SUV buyers will soon face a $1 million question — the Dualis or the Qashqai? There’s no prize, because $1 million is what it costs to get a new name going in Australia. Toyota learned the hard way when it moved from Echo to Yaris for its baby car. It spent big to ensure people knew what was happening, but had the advantage of backing from headquarters in Japan — which had demanded the switch — when the bills came in. Now Nissan has decided it’s time to dump the Dualis name and go for Qashqai — pronounced Kash-kigh — in Australia.
Silly Nissan names Cedric — Early luxury tilt
Fairlady — Unusual choice for a sports car Be-1 — Because you should
S-Cargo — Delivery van shaped like a snail
Tiida — Claimed as the tide on a beach