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So the M3 is called an Axela in other markets......what does Axela mean? Is it just a name or does it translate into something else?

The VW Scirocco meant warm wind, what does Axela mean?

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The Axela name is being used only in Japan. Mazda is naming all of it's cars (except the Miata) alphanumerically in all other markets.

As far as what Axela means... I have no idea.
 

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Its Japanese name "Axela " - which means "Excellent", according to Mazda
 

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Just think, if Mazda had sold the Mz3 in Spanish speaking countries as the Axela, it may have been referred to as the Mazda Armpit!

Axela is very similar to the Spanish word "Axila" meaning Armpit...
 

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I thought Axela meant to resemble "accelerate", thats what i read from some site.
 

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zaimon said:
Just think, if Mazda had sold the Mz3 in Spanish speaking countries as the Axela, it may have been referred to as the Mazda Armpit!

Axela is very similar to the Spanish word "Axila" meaning Armpit...

... and this would have been just as bad as Chevy selling the Nova to Latin American markets. For you non-spanish speaking members, Nova sounds like "No va" which means "no go"! I want a car that doesn't go!
 
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