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"). Nissan Motor Co.

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.

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.