Mazda Company Beginnings
The first Mazda was exported into the USA in 1970, and from that moment on, the business became committed to supplying its clients with impressive vehicles that deliver what they promise - a trustworthy and safe driving experience. With this continued determination, it's not surprising that Mazda is a pioneer in the vehicle industry today.
Not a lot of folks know that Mazda started as a small cork company in Hiroshima, Japan. But in 1931, the company turned its focus on vehicles, and made the very first Mazda three-wheel truck.
Howeverit was not until the 1960's, that Mazda made the cars that could find their way into the U.S. By 1970, the compact truck with a rotary engine - a two and four door version - was exported to America.
Notoriety came fast, and in 1981, the Mazda GLC was name the"Japanese Car of the Year" Another significant recognition followed in 1986, when the Mazda RX-7 was regarded as the"Import Car of the Year" What is more, the RX-7 thrilled its fans by setting a speed record in a Bonneville National Speed Trial - 238.442 mph.
As word spread about the Mazda models, the orders swarmed into Japan. By late 1980, it was reported that 20 million vehicles were being produced.
A significant landmark for Mazda has been its 75th Anniversary, which also marked twenty-five decades of business in america. In 1995 the Mazda company celebrated this enormous achievement and looked forward to many more years of successful production.
The following event that demonstrated Mazda was quickly becoming a leader in the vehicle business came in 1997. At this moment, for the sixth year in a row, the Mazda Miata won an"All Stars" rating from Automobile magazine. Capitalizing on this, shortly after Mazda came out with the Mazda 6 and the striking RX 8.