Dinka is the name of an African tribe in south Sudan, however it actually parodies Japanese automaker Honda. Components of Dinka's logo are reminiscent of the letter H which predominates Honda's logo, although Dinka's logo consists of having six brackets (both "]" and "["). Dinka is a play on "dink", a racial slur for Asians, especially the Vietnamese. Dinka is also a play on British die-cast toy car maker "Dinky Toys", which was later used to describe any cheaply constructed small car, as Honda and other Japanese automakers initially produced low-quality econobox cars for export to the North American market in the 1970s, before moving to more upmarket vehicles.
- "Dinka" is an implausible Japanese name as the syllable "di" does not exist in native Japanese language words (outside of Nihon-shiki form of romanization of ヂ, which is pronounced "ji" and doesn't occur in words outside of the phenomenon of rendaku).
- Dinka is one of two vehicle brands in the HD Universe whose names are based on synonyms for 'small'. The other is Weeny.