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MAZDA car's names - Origin and Meaning

Car's names Origin and Meaning

AXELA

AXELA is derived from the English sword "accelerate, accelerator, excellent". AXELA also expresses the excited youthful emotion "Acceleration" caused by the fun driving, and the infinite possibility "X".

ATENZA

ATENZA is derived from the Italian word "attenzione", which means like "attention". ATENZA was named after "the remarkable car product with a high level detail". ATENZA was the first of Mazda's new-generation products. ATENZA also comes with a wish of "attracts people's attention as the car that clearly embodies "Zoom-Zoom" concept".

Autozam AZ-1

Autozam is derived from Automobile + ADZAM, which read the spelling of MAZDA in reverse. Autozam was one of Mazda's five-channel sales network in the past, and the concept of Autozam was "Car shop familiar to customers and Creating the playfulness of car life".
"AZ" of AZ-1 stands for the name of Mazda car shop "Autozam". "1" or "3" represents the size of the car body.

Autozam AZ-3

Autozam Carol

Autozam is derived from Automobile + ADZAM, which read the spelling of MAZDA in reverse. Autozam was one of Mazda's five-channel sales network in the past, and the concept of Autozam was "Car shop familiar to customers and Creating the playfulness of car life".
Carol is derived from the English word "carol", which means like "a traditional Christmas song, birds chirping".

Autozam CLEF

Autozam is derived from Automobile + ADZAM, which read the spelling of MAZDA in reverse. Autozam was one of Mazda's five-channel sales network in the past, and the concept of Autozam was "Car shop familiar to customers and Creating the playfulness of car life".
CLEF is derived from the English word "clef", which means a "sign at the beginning of a line of written music to show the pitch of the notes". CLEF also comes with a wish of "to be the car that impresses with every drive, like music that impresses with eternity".

Autozam REVUE

Autozam is derived from Automobile + ADZAM, which read the spelling of MAZDA in reverse. Autozam was one of Mazda's five-channel sales network in the past, and the concept of Autozam was "Car shop familiar to customers and Creating the playfulness of car life".
REVUE is derived from the French word "revue", which means like "magazine, choreodrama". This name expresses the light compact sedan. A word of revue imaginates "dynamicity, energetic, debut." REVUE also comes with a wish of "coloring the life of the driver gorgeously".

Autozam SCRUM

Autozam is derived from Automobile + ADZAM, which read the spelling of MAZDA in reverse. Autozam was one of Mazda's five-channel sales network in the past, and the concept of Autozam was "Car shop familiar to customers and Creating the playfulness of car life".
SCRUM is derived from the English word "scrum", which means "the method of beginning play in which the forwards of each team crouch side by side with locked arms". SCRUM also means the cooperation of customers and Mazda in relation to the rugby terms.

AZ-OFFROAD

AZ stands for the name of Mazda car shop "Autozam".
OFFROAD means the unpaved road.

AZ-WAGON

AZ stands for the name of Mazda car shop "Autozam".
WAGON is derived from the large four-wheeled carriage.

BIANTE

BIANTE is derived from the English word "ambient", which means like "surrounding environment, completely enveloping". BIANTE also comes with a wish of "contribute to the creation of a fun and comfortable lifestyle by becoming part of the living environment for all drivers".

BONGO

BONGO is derived from the English word "bongo", which means like "large forest antelope of central Africa having a reddish-brown coat with white stripes and spiral horns". The one-box car that Mazda mass-produced for the first time in Japan was expressed by the name of a large forest antelope.

BONGO BRAWNY

BRAWNY is derived from the English word "brawny", which means like "possessing physical strength and weight rugged and powerful". BONGO BRAWNY was also named after "giving a stronger impression to a model that is one size larger than Bongo".

BONGO FRIENDEE

FRIENDEE is derived from the English word "friend". BONGO FRIENDEE was also named after "the sense of fun relationships between fellow passenger people such as family and friends".

CAPELLA

CAPELLA is derived from the English word "capella", which means "the brightest star in Auriga". Capella is the brightest star closest to the North Pole. The Arab astronomers called the "star the driver" because this star shines high in the northern sky ahead of other stars. CAPELLA comes with a wish of "becoming a 1970s star".

CAPELLA C²

CAPELLA is derived from the English word "capella", which means "the brightest star in Auriga". Capella is the brightest star closest to the North Pole. The Arab astronomers called the "star the driver" because this star shines high in the northern sky ahead of other stars. CAPELLA comes with a wish of "becoming a 1970s star".
"C" of C² is derived from the initial of the English word "composite", which means like "made up of different parts or materials". "²" of C² is generally the square, in this case means "Coupe". "C²" means "Composite Coupe".

CAPELLA CG

CAPELLA is derived from the English word "capella", which means "the brightest star in Auriga". Capella is the brightest star closest to the North Pole. The Arab astronomers called the "star the driver" because this star shines high in the northern sky ahead of other stars. CAPELLA comes with a wish of "becoming a 1970s star".
CG stands for the English words "City Gear".

CAROL

CAROL is derived from the English word "carol", which means like "a traditional Christmas song, birds chirping". CAROL was used as the name of a light passenger car around 1970. CAROL was revived because CAROL was evaluated by a young woman as "pretty, fun, and good-sounding".

CRONOS

CRONOS is derived from the Greek word "cronos", which means like "time". In Greek mythology, Cronos means "god personification of time". CRONOS also comes with a wish of "this car always feels familiar to the driver".

COSMO

COSMO is derived from the Italian word "cosmo", which means like "space, universe, cosmos".

CX-3

"C" of CX-3, CX-5, CX-7, CX-8 and CX-9 means Crossover concept, "X" means sports car. "CX" represents the lineup of crossover cars. The numerical value represents the Mazda unique size of the car. The larger the value, the larger the car size. The smaller the value, the smaller the car size.
CX-30 has improved design and dynamic performance as a new-generation product. Therefore, the two-digit 30 that goes beyond the conventional one-digit concept was named.

CX-5

CX-7

CX-8

CX-9

CX-30

DEMIO

DEMIO is derived from the Spanish word "de mio", which means "of mine". DEMIO also comes with a wish of "can enjoy the car with own style".

ẽfini MPV

ẽfini is derived from the phonetic symbol of French word "infini", which means "infinity, infinite" in English.
MPV stands for the English words "Multi Purpose Vehicle". The first model of this car was named when was launched in US market.

ẽfini MS-6

ẽfini is derived from the phonetic symbol of French word "infini", which means "infinity, infinite" in English.
"MS" of MS-6, MS-8 and MS-9 stands for the English words "Megalo Spirits". The numerical value of "6,8,9" represents the size of the car. MS-6,MS-8 and MS-9 were named after "E-segment cars presents infinite pleasure".

ẽfini MS-8

ẽfini MS-9

ẽfini RX-7

ẽfini is derived from the phonetic symbol of French word "infini", which means "infinity, infinite" in English.
"R" of RX-7 means the rotary engine. "X" means the symbol symbolizing the future. Also known as "Rotary Specialty". The numerical value of "7" represents the size of the car. "7" also means the order of development of rotary engine cars. Actually, RX-7 was the sixth model to be developed after COSMO, FAMILIA, LUCE, CAPELLA, and SAVANNA, but "7" was given because of 7 is a lucky number. So "7" has the double meaning.

étude

étude is derived from the French word "étude", which means like "short composition for a solo instrument for practice".

EUNOS COSMO

EUNOS is a mixture of the Latin word "Eu" and the abbreviation of English word "numbers". The Latin word "Eu" means like "pleasure". "Numbers" means like "collection". So EUNOS means like "collection of pleasure".
COSMO is derived from the Italian word "cosmo", which means like "space, universe, cosmos".

EUNOS PRESSO

EUNOS is a mixture of the Latin word "Eu" and the abbreviation of English word "numbers". The Latin word "Eu" means like "pleasure". "Numbers" means like "collection". So EUNOS means like "collection of pleasure".
PRESSO is derived from the Italian word "presso", which means like "friend, colleague". PRESSO was named as a Latin-style fun name, expressing the familiar relationship between people and cars. PRESSO comes with a wish of "friend for driver". The name for overseas export is generally "MAZDA MX-3". "MAZDA MX-3 Precidia" in the Canadian market, "EUNOS 30X" in the Australian market.

EUNOS ROADSTER

EUNOS is a mixture of the Latin word "Eu" and the abbreviation of English word "numbers". The Latin word "Eu" means like "pleasure". "Numbers" means like "collection". So EUNOS means like "collection of pleasure".
Similar to "Spider", "Cabriolet", "Convertible", "Barchetta", etc., ROADSTER represents the roofless car. In the North American market, ROADSTER is sold as MX-5 MIATA. MIATA is derived from the old high German word "miata", which means "prize, reward".

FAMILIA

FAMILIA is derived from the Spanish word "familia", which means "family". FAMILIA was also named with the wish to be the top model of a family car during the development of Japanese motorization.

FAMILIA ASTINA

FAMILIA is derived from the Spanish word "familia", which means "family". FAMILIA was also named with the wish to be the top model of a family car during the development of Japanese motorization.
ASTINA is derived from the French word "astina", which means like "refine, improve oneself". ASTINA also expresses the fresh and unique design and the sporty, fearless sensation.

FAMILIA NEO

FAMILIA is derived from the Spanish word "familia", which means "family". FAMILIA was also named with the wish to be the top model of a family car during the development of Japanese motorization.
NEO is derived from the Greek word "neo", which means like "new". FAMILIA NEO means FAMILIA with a new direction created by a solid body with a crisp running.

FAMILIA S-WAGON

FAMILIA is derived from the Spanish word "familia", which means "family". FAMILIA was also named with the wish to be the top model of a family car during the development of Japanese motorization.
"S" of S-WAGON is derived from the initials of "Sporty," "Stylish," and "Short."

FLAIR

FLAIR is derived from the English word "flair", which means like "a natural ability to do something very well, a way of doing things that is interesting and shows imagination". FLAIR also expresses "the multiple talents of this car such as the ease of driving, ease of use, and the size of the interior space" and "the talent of the user who selected this car".

FLAIR CROSSOVER

FLAIR CROSSOVER is a combination of the English words "flair" and "crossover". FLAIR means like "a natural ability to do something very well, a way of doing things that is interesting and shows imagination".

LAPUTA

LAPUTA is derived from the name of the floating island in Gulliver's Travels. This name is based on the impression of Fun, Sporty and Speedy.

LANTIS

LANTIS is derived from the Latin word "Latens Curtis", which means like "Secret Castle". This name is based on the impression of the own castle.

LUCE

LUCE means like "light, shine" in the Italian, is also derived from the shine of both the style and function of this car. This car name comes with a wish to be a new shine in the passenger car world.

MAZDA2

"MAZDA" of MAZDA2,MAZDA3,MAZDA6 means the automobiles company name and brand name. The numerical value "2","3","6" represents the MAZDA unique size of the car. The larger the value, the larger the car size. The smaller the value, the smaller the car size. Previously, Mazda cars sold in Japan were given their japan original names, such as Axela and Atenza , etc. After that, Name of "MAZDA" came to be used as the name of a car in Japan market because of the wish to be selected by Mazda brand value.
SKYACTIV (SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY) is a brand name for a series of technologies developed by Mazda. "SKY" means "The sky is the limit", the free way of thinking that is not bound by the limit. "ACTIV" means "active, positive, efficient". SKYACTIV expresses all the elements of "environment, joy of driving, and safety" shown in the technology development vision of mazda.
"G" of SKYACTIV-G means gasoline engine.
"D" of SKYACTIV-D means diesel engine.
"X" of SKYACTIV-X means the crossover between the gasoline engine and the diesel engine, and represents the gasoline engine's characteristic that has the good engine performance is in high rotation, and the characteristic of the diesel engine that has torque and good fuel consumption are combined.
SKYACTIV-G, SKYACTIV-D and SKYACTIV-X are one of SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY.

MAZDA3

MAZDA6

millenia

millenia is derived from the English word "millennium", which means like "the 1000th anniversary". This car was renamed from EUNOS 800 in 1997.

MPV

MPV stands for the English words "Multi Purpose Vehicle". The first model of this car was named when was launched in US market.

MX-5

"M" of MX-5 means MAZDA. "X" means unknown performance. "5" represents the Mazda unique size of the car. The model sold as ROADSTER in Japan was sold under the name MX-5 in overseas markets. "MX" is always given only to the vehicle models that challenged to create the new value without the existing concepts of automobiles of each era.

MX-5 Miata

"M" of MX-5 means MAZDA. "X" means unknown performance. "5" represents the Mazda unique size of the car. The model sold as ROADSTER in Japan was sold under the name MX-5 in overseas markets. "MX" is always given only to the vehicle models that challenged to create the new value without the existing concepts of automobiles of each era.
Miata is derived from the old German word "miata", which means like "reward, gift".

MX-6

"M" of MX-6 means MAZDA. "X" means unknown performance. "6" represents the Mazda unique size of the car. "MX" is always given only to the vehicle models that challenged to create the new value without the existing concepts of automobiles of each era.

MX-30

"M" of MX-30 means MAZDA. "X" means unknown performance. "30" represents the Mazda unique size of the car. MX-30 has improved design and performance as a new-generation product. Therefore, the two-digit 30 that goes beyond the conventional one-digit concept was named. "MX" is always given only to the vehicle models that challenged to create the new value without the existing concepts of automobiles of each era.

Parkway

Parkway is derived from the English word "parkway", which means like "a wide scenic road planted with trees".

PERSONA

PERSONA is derived from the Latin word "persona", which means like "person, personal facade that one presents to the world". PERSONA was also named after "the importance of human sensitivity".

PORTER CAB

PORTER CAB is a combination of the English words "poter" and "cab".

PREMACY

PREMACY is derived from the English word "supremacy", which means like "supreme, the position in which you are more powerful or advanced than anyone else". PREMACY was also named as a globally unified name as part of MAZDA's brand impression enhancement measures. PREMACY come with a wish of "this car with high quality and functionality can win the trust of users in each market and establish the position with the strong presence".

PROCEED

PROCEED is derived from the English word "proceed".

PROCEED MARVIE

PROCEED is derived from the English word "proceed".
MARVIE is a combination of the Spanish word "mar" and the French word "vie". "mar" means "sea". "vie" means "life". MARVIE was also named after "the fun outdoor life in Japan surrounded by the sea".

PROCEED LEVANTE

PROCEED is derived from the English word "proceed".
LEVANTE is derived from the Italian word "levante", which means like "east, orient".

REVUE

REVUE is derived from the French word "revue", which means like "a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians". REVUE is the word with an impression such as "dynamic, energetic, debut". REVUE also comes with a will of "to brightly color the life of the driver".

ROADSTER

ROADSTER is similar to "Spider", "Cabriolet", "Convertible", "Barchetta", etc., ROADSTER represents the roofless car. In the North American market, ROADSTER is sold as MX-5 MIATA. MIATA is derived from the old high German word "miata", which means "prize, reward".

RX-7

"R" of RX-7 means the rotary engine. "X" means the symbol symbolizing the future. Also known as "Rotary Specialty". The numerical value of "7" represents the size of the car. "7" also means the order of development of rotary engine cars. Actually, RX-7 was the sixth model to be developed after COSMO, FAMILIA, LUCE, CAPELLA, and SAVANNA, but "7" was given because of 7 is a lucky number. So "7" has the double meaning.

RX-8

"R" of RX-8 means the rotary engine. "X" means the symbol symbolizing the future. RX-8 was named after "to create a new genre of sports car as the car equipped with the new generation rotary engine RENESIS". The new generation rotary engine "RENESIS" is a mixture of the initials of Rotary-Engine and the English word "GENESIS". Genesis means like "the beginning or origin of something".

SAVANNA RX-7

SAVANNA is derived from the English word "savannah", which means a "flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions". SAVANNA was named after the imagination of fearlessness, dynamism, and stability.
"R" of RX-7 means the rotary engine. "X" means the symbol symbolizing the future. Also known as "Rotary Specialty". The numerical value of "7" represents the size of the car. "7" also means the order of development of rotary engine cars. Actually, RX-7 was the sixth model to be developed after COSMO, FAMILIA, LUCE, CAPELLA, and SAVANNA, but "7" was given because of 7 is a lucky number. So "7" has the double meaning.

SCRUM

SCRUM is derived from the English word "scrum", which means "a method of restarting play in rugby football that involves players packing closely together with their heads down and pile each other's arms and shoulders". SCRUM also means cooperation between users and MAZDA.

SENTIA

SENTIA is a mixture of the French word "sentir" and the Latin word "ia". "sentir" means like "feel". "ia" represents "place name". SENTIA named after "the new luxury car with the concept of the sophisticated and inspiring space".

Spiano

Spiano is derived from the Italian word "spianò", which means "spacious place". Spiano means the new type of mini car with the impression of the spacious and high-quality interior.

TITAN

TITAN is derived from the English word "titan", which means "any of the primordial giant gods who ruled the Earth until overthrown by Zeus". This cab truck that require strength and high power is named after the giants in Greek mythology.

TRIBUTE

TRIBUTE is derived from the English word "tribute", which means like "something that you say, do, or give in order to express your respect or admiration for someone". TRIBUTE also comes with a wish of "Mazda's creativity and technology will contribute to the realization of the lifestyle of active users".

VERISA

VERISA is a mixture of the Italian word "verita" and the English word "satisfaction". "verita" means like "truth". VERISA means "truth satisfaction". VERISA also expresses the ideal relationship between user who is particular about somethings and the car that satisfy their particular.

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