The outer ring of the logo may be derived from many manufacturer logos; the "D" inside vaguely resembles the central oval of the Toyota logo. The "D" also resembles a penis, the "D" itself being the head. "Declasse" itself means "reduced to or having low or lower status", implying that the automobiles are low-class. The French origin of the word Declasse (déclassé) may also be an allusion to the French origins of the real life carmaker Chevrolet. The word Declasse, saying it without its true emphasis, is also resemblance to the word "The Classy", which is a phrase people refer today for Chevrolet cars manufactured in the 1960s and 1970s. The name may also be a play on words of "Dick-less" possibly parodying the belief that men drive big cars to compensate for having a small penis.