Who Makes Mazda?

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On January 31st, 1920, in Hiroshima, Japan, the Mazda Corporation was born. They own the carmaker we know as Mazda. In 1979, the Ford Motor Company bought shares, owning thirty-three percent of Mazda by 1995. However, by 2015, Ford relinquished their shares and have no ownership in Mazda since then. Let’s explore more about who makes Mazda, who owns Mazda, and where Mazda is made! No matter if you live near Allentown or Nazareth, give Young Mazda a call to set up an appointment!


Where is Mazda Made?

Do many people wonder where Mazda is made? They want to know if they are domestic or foreign, and for Mazda, not all production is as far away as you think. To craft a vehicle that stands out from other cars within its class, you need to step outside the box. Creativity is a global language that Mazda proudly honors. Yet, another reason why Mazda vehicles are not in one location. 

A Mazda vehicle can come from various global plants; Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Russia, China, and Mexico. However, as of 2021, Mazda will have a home in the U.S. once again. In a partnership with Toyota, a Mazda production facility will come to Huntsville, Alabama. A prediction by Mazda to produce over 300,000 vehicles yearly.

A Short U.S. Production History

Between 1987 and 1992, the production of Mazda MX-6 vehicles was in Flint, Michigan. However, operations for Mazda car dealerships remain. Support for in the U.S. and Mexico includes marketing, parts, and customer service.

What Does The Mazda Name Mean?

In 1931 in Mazda-Go auto-rickshaw, the Mazda name made an appearance by “Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd.” It was not until 1984 when the name Mazda had a proper debut. The name came from two sources. A mixture of the Persian God, Ahura Mazda, meaning light, and wisdom. The second from the company’s founder, Jujiro Matsuda (pronounced “Mazda” in Japanese).

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