Mazda History


On January 30, 1920, Jujiro Matsuda formed Toyo Cork Kogyo, a cork making business in the city of Hiroshima, Japan. That same business manufactured its first automobile nearly ten years later. Shifting and evolving, this company eventually became the Mazda brand that we know and love today.

Their first automobile, a three wheeled vehicle called the Mazda-Go, was released in 1931. It was similar to a trike and included cargo space in the rear.  Due to the Hiroshima bombing during World War II, the company's process was delayed and didn't start up again until the late 1940's. By 1950, Mazda was back and progressing faster than ever, launching smaller sized trucks. Next came the R360 Coupe. It was released in 1960 and became Mazda's first passenger car.  Their first car with a rotary engine, Cosmo Sport 110S, was publicized seven years later.


In 1970, the R100 Coupe made it possible for Mazda to become part of the American market. This vehicle was the first rotary powered car mass-produced in the United States. After this release, Mazda completed and exceeded more and more milestones.


Since the beginning of the company, Mazda has had a goal to make cars "affordable to buy and use, lightweight, Jinba Ittai ('rider and horse as one') handling, and classic roadster looks." With about 650 Mazda dealerships in the United States, the new technologies being used, and the number of Mazda's being sold skyrocketing, it's safe to say their aspirations are being reached.

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