Nissan Trademarks "Tetra" For Future Vehicles

Autoguide has discovered a new Nissan trademark, filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), for “Tetra.” It’s reasonably safe to assume the name could be used for a new vehicle. After all, Nissan recently announced it would launch seven new models, in addition to refreshing the majority of its US lineup, by 2026. Globally, that total rises to 30 new models.

Tetra doesn’t have any inherently obvious automotive associations as a name. Throw it into your favorite search engine, and a variety of small tropical fish is what comes up first. Cars have been named after stranger things, though. At a push, the word can sometimes mean “four,” which could hint at a four-wheel drive vehicle. Still, we had to dig pretty deeply into the etymology of the word to land on an ancient Greek root for a word normally reserved for fish. Meanings aside, we caught this one early on- Nissan doesn’t officially hold the trademark just yet. The filing has been accepted by the USPTO and will be assigned to an examiner before being awarded to Nissan, supposing there are no other conflicts.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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