The Nissan Avenir is a line of station wagons beginning production in May 1990 by Nissan of Japan, with the budget minded delivery van starting out as the Avenir Cargo, then being renamed in 1999 as the aimed primarily at the commercial market. It replaced the long-serving Nissan Bluebird wagon/delivery van, and the Nissan Skyline wagon. It was a larger companion to the Nissan Wingroad/Nissan AD van. The Avenir Cargo also assumed load carrying duties of the discontinued Nissan Cedric and Gloria delivery vans. The Avenir appeared after the Subaru Legacy wagon, but before the Toyota Caldina wagon. The Avenir's appearance was not shared with another Nissan sedan. The name Avenir is French for "future", and it was exclusive to Nissan Bluebird Store Japanese dealerships. In 1995, a different version of the Avenir Salut was introduced in Japan called the Nissan Stagea which was exclusive to Nissan Prince Store locations.