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Who Makes Mazda?

Mazda has established itself as a prominent brand known for its unique design philosophy, innovative technology, powerful engines, rally racing heritage, and advanced safety features. In fact, Consumer Reports recognized Mazda as the most reliable brand in 2020. For those considering a new Mazda model, it is natural to wonder: WHO MAKES MAZDA? 

In this article, we will dive into the details of Mazda’s manufacturing process, their vehicles, and where Mazda cars are produced in collaboration with Bob Moore Auto Group in Oklahoma City.



History of the MAZDA Motor Corporation

The Mazda Motor Corporation was founded in Hiroshima, Japan, in 1920 and initially focused on manufacturing three-wheeled motorcycles called “Autorickshaws.” These vehicles gained significant popularity and became a hallmark of Mazda-sponsored events in the 1930s. The success of the three-wheeled carts brought the Mazda name to the forefront. Although the company introduced its first passenger vehicle in 1940, it was primarily recognized for its three-wheeled carts. 

However, the demand for more affordable cars led Mazda to venture into the design of compact cars, trucks, and three-wheeled vehicles, ultimately resulting in the creation of the famous Mazda rotary engine. Today, the Mazda Motor Corporation is located in Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

Who Makes MAZDA Cars?

While Mazda originates from Japan, not all Mazda cars are exclusively manufactured in the country. Mazda cars are produced worldwide, with manufacturing facilities located in various regions. Here are the key locations where Mazda cars are made:

  • Japan: Mazda cars are manufactured in Hiroshima, Miyoshi, and Hofu. The Mazda CX-5 is manufactured at the Aki, Hiroshima plant in Japan.
  • Thailand: Mazda models produced at the Rayong plant are sold globally.
  • Mexico: The Salamanca plant is responsible for manufacturing several popular Mazda cars, including the Mazda CX-30.
  • United States: Mazda cars will soon be made in the United States again. While production ceased in Detroit and Kansas City, a new facility is being built in Huntsville, Alabama, through a partnership with Toyota.

In 2015, Mazda produced 1.5 million vehicles for global markets, with the majority of them manufactured in Japan.

Who Makes MAZDA Engines?

Mazda manufactures both piston and Wankel “rotary” engines. The company’s Mexican subsidiary is responsible for producing the gasoline and diesel engines used in Mazda vehicles. Over the years, Japanese automakers have engineered a wide range of engines, including four-cylinder units and robust V6 mills.

What Makes MAZDA Different From Other Brands?

Mazda has continuously differentiated itself from other automotive brands through its unwavering commitment to innovation. Although Mazda vehicles no longer run on rotary engines, their transition to Skyactiv® Technology has propelled them to the forefront of the automotive industry. Mazda’s focus on delivering fuel-efficient performance, coupled with sporty styling and cutting-edge technologies, positions the brand as a direct competitor to leading manufacturers such as Honda, Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, and Hyundai.

MAZDA Technology

Renowned for its groundbreaking rotary engine technology, Mazda has solidified its position in the auto industry by designing and manufacturing vehicles that deliver both athleticism and fuel efficiency. While rotary engines are no longer in production, Mazda’s technological advancements extend beyond the powertrain. 

Notably, the brand has developed Mazda Connect (™), a next-generation human-machine interface that remains up-to-date by accommodating new changes and smartphone operating system updates. Additionally, Mazda boasts an impressive array of safety technologies, including:

  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • i-Activ AWD®
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Lane-keep Assist System
  • Adaptive Front-lighting System
  • Smart City Brake Support

Discover New MAZDA Vehicles For Sale at Bob Moore Auto Group

At Bob Moore Auto Group, we are dedicated to helping you find the perfect new Mazda model for your Dallas and Edmond commute. Whether you want a vehicle equipped with Skyactiv® Technology or a different powertrain, our knowledgeable team is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule a test drive near Tulsa and explore the exceptional features and capabilities that Mazda vehicles offer.

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