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Mazda Motor Corporation Most often just called Mazda, is a Japanese automaker situated in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan.

In 2007, Mazda manufactured almost 1.3 million vehicles for worldwide export, the greater part of which (almost 1 million) were manufactured in the organization's Japanese plants, with the rest from an assortment of different plants worldwide. In 2011, Mazda was the fifteenth largest automaker by production worldwide.

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In 1931 Toyo Kogyo changed from producing machine tools to automobiles with the announcement of the Mazda-Go autorickshaw. Toyo Kogyo manufactured weapons for the Japanese military during World War II, most eminently the series 30 through 35 series 99 rifle. The organization formally assumed the Mazda name in 1984, however every vehicle sold from the start point wore that badge. The Mazda R360 was presented in 1960, trailed by the Mazda Carol in 1962.

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Mazda 929 (1966–1991)

1966 Mazda 929 1986 Mazda 929 1990 Mazda 929 1995 Mazda 929 The full size Mazda 929 was built from 1973 and 1997. The 929 badge was only used for exports only, badge-engineering the Luce model until 1991 and afterward exchanging the name to Sentia models. From 1982 and 1986, Mazda additionally utilized the 929 nameplate for its Cosmo coupe in some markets.

Successor, Sentia, HC Platform, July 1986 – May 1991, Sentia, 1991–2002

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Mazda Millenia (1993-2003) - replaced the 929

1993 Mazda Millenia 1999 Mazda Millenia 2003 Mazda Millenia The Mazda Millenia is an automobile which was manufactured by Mazda in Japan from 1993 to 2002. The Millenia was originally planned as the second of three models for Mazda’s proposed luxury brand Amati. The car was launched in North America in 1995 as the Mazda Millenia and in July 1997 the Japanese market Eunos 800 was also renamed to Mazda Millenia as Mazda discontinued the Eunos brand.

Mazda 6 (2002–present)

2005 Mazda6 2009 Mazda6 2016 Mazda6 i Grand Touring The Mazda 6 (called the Mazda Atenza in China and Japan, is a large family automobile manufactured since 2002. It was a replacement for the Mazda Capella (616, 626). The Mazda6 has sold more than one million units worldwide since it was introduced, arriving at this business milestone quicker than all past Mazdas.

The Mazda6 was the first example of the organization's new stylish, snsightful, and spirited design philosophy followed up in December 2002 by the Mazda2, in August 2003 by the RX-8, in January 2004 by the Mazda3, the in 2005 the Mazda5, in October 2005 the MX-5, and in November 2006 the CX-7. The Mazda6 is basically the sixth generation Mazda 626 as the Mazda6 continues to be built on the G-stage, advancing from the GF-platform 626/Capella to the GG-platform Mazda6.

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Mazda 3 (2003–present)

2015 Mazda3 S Grand Touring Hatchback The Mazda3 or Mazda 3 (known as the Mazda Axela in Japan, a combination of "accelerate" and "excellent") is a compact car manufactured in Japan by Mazda. It was introduced in 2003 as a 2004 model, replacing the Familia/323/Protegé in the C-segment. A performance-oriented version of the Mazda3 is marketed as the Mazdaspeed3 in North America, Mazdaspeed Axela in Japan and the Mazda3 MPS in Europe.

Mazda SUVs

Mazda CX-3 (2015-present) Compact

2015 Mazda CX3 The Mazda CX-3 is a Subcompact crossover SUV manufactured in Japan by Mazda. Based on the same platform as the Mazda2, it was revealed to the public with a full photo gallery on November 19, 2014, and first put on display two days later at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, as a production vehicle for the model year of 2016.

Mazda CX-5 (2013-present) Compact

2013 Mazda CX5 The Mazda CX-5 is a compact crossover produced by Mazda starting in 2012 for the 2013 model year lineup. It is Mazda's first car featuring the new KODO – Soul of Motion Design language first shown in the Shinari concept vehicle in May 2011. It shares a platform with Mazda3 and Mazda6.

Mazda CX-9 (2006–present) Mid-Size

2006 Mazda CX9 2017 Mazda CX9 The Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured since April 2006 by Mazda in Japan, at its Ujina #1 plant in Hiroshima Prefecture. Despite being built in Japan, the CX-9 is not sold in Japan's domestic market, as it exceeds Japanese government dimension regulations and the engine displacement obligates a large annual road tax bill. Instead, the closely related Mazda CX-8 is sold in the market in Japan.

Mazda Sports Cars

Mazda RX7 (1978 to 2002)

1985 Mazda RX7 2012 Mazda RX9 The Mazda RX-7 is a front-engine, rear-drive sports car manufactured and marketed by Mazda from 1978-2002 across three generations—all noted for using a compact, lightweight Wankel rotary engine. The first RX-7 (1978–1985) was offered as two-passenger hatchback and as a 2+2 hatchback with "occasional" rear seats in some markets. The second generation (1985–1991) was offered in 2+2 hatchback as well as two-door convertible body configurations. The third generation RX-7 (1992-2002) (1993-1995 in the United States) was offered as a 2+2 hatchback and was noted for its engine's sequential twin-turbochargers.

Mazda MX-5 (1989-present)

2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata The Mazda MX-5 is a lightweight two-passenger roadster manufactured and marketed by Mazda with a front mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout. The convertible is marketed as the Mazda MX-5 Miata in North America, where it is widely known as the Miata, and as the Eunos Roadster or Mazda Roadster in Japan.

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Mazda B Series (1961-2009)

1984 Mazda SE 5 Pickup 2009 Mazda B400 Pickup The Mazda B series is a series of pickup trucks first manufactured in 1961 by Mazda. Since the launch of the B series, Mazda has used the engine displacement to determine each model's name; the B1500 had a 1.5 L engine and the B2600 had a 2.6 L engine. In Japan, the name Mazda Proceed was used for the compact pickup.. Mazda's partnership with Ford resulted in both companies selling this vehicle under different names; Ford called its version the Ford Courier, and later the Ford Ranger. The Mazda B-series and Ford Ranger models sold in North America were developed by Ford, whereas models sold elsewhere under the same badge were engineered by Mazda.

Mazda BT-50 (2006-present)

2019 Mazda BT-50 The Mazda BT-50 (model code J97M) is a compact/mid-sized pickup truck produced by the Japanese manufacturer Mazda since 2006. It is a larger version of the predecessor B-Series pickup and is not sold in the Japanese and North American markets. Until 2011, Ford had also sold a version of the first-generation BT-50 as the Ford Ranger and as the SUV Ford Everest. From 2011 the second-generation Ranger has been designed by Ford Australia, with a Mazda derivative sold as the BT-50.

Mazda Vans

Mazda Bongo (1966-present)

2018 Mazda Bongo The Mazda Bongo, also known as Mazda E-Series, Mazda Access, and the Ford Econovan, was a cabover van and pickup truck manufactured by the Japanese automobile manufacturer Mazda since 1966. It has been built with rear-, middle-, as well as front-mounted engines. It also formed the basis for the long running Kia Bongo range. It is named for the African Bongo, a type of antelope.

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