Japanese car maker Nissan decided to have some fun with its brand name on Friday (April 1), releasing a video in which its name gets mixed up with companies with similar names. 

In the video a Nissan staff member playing the role of a news anchor with an obviously fake moustache reports on a flying object created by Nissan and noodle maker Nissin that makes an unexpected landing at the headquarters of conglomerate Nissen.

Nissan Flying Ramen A still from Nissan's 2016 April Fools' Day video, showing a flying cup of ramen named "USO" (which translates to "lie"). Photo: Nissan Motor Co.

The flying object, which looks like a giant instant noodle bowl, is called "USO." Uso in Japanese means "a lie" in English.

That is a clue that the entire production is an April Fool's Day joke. 

The 'news anchor' explains the USO confusion is a result of the mispronunciation of Nissan and Nissen.

The video included a scene of a driver talking to his Nissan car navigation system and accidentally saying Nissen instead.