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Mazda (マツダ)

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Mazda (マツダ)
Vehicle Manufacturer

A Japanese manufacturer of cars and SUVs.  The first application of the Mazda name was on 1931's Mazda-Go.  The company is based in Fuchu, Aki, Hiroshima, Japan.

Vehicle names used by Mazda currently and throughout history include:  2, 3, 5, 6, 323, 626, 818, 787B, 929, ASV-4, Axela, B2500, B4000, BT-50, Capella, CX-5, CX-7, CX-9, Demio, GLC, Miata, Millenia, MPV, MX-3, MX-5, MX-6, Nagare, Premacy, Protegé, RX-7, RX-8, Spiano, and Tribute.

Mazda sold a line of small pickup trucks whose names are a B followed by a four-digit number.  The first two numbers are determined by engine displacement, the second two are zeroes.  The truck line is collectively referred to as "B-Series."

Awards and acknowlegements include:
Recipient of the first Taguchi Award by Japan's Quality Engineering Society in 2006

Dealerships include: Cory Fairbanks Mazda

Sponsored Events
Mazda Champ Car Grand Prix of Portland

Page Sections
Documents
Motorsports
Photographs
Article Index


Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
4 September 2012Image Processing Device for Vehicle
United States Patent US 8,259,998
Tomokazu Okugi and Masaki Chiba for Mazda

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- 2.2MB - 35 pages
11 June 2013Method and Apparatus for Controlling Supercharged Engine
United States Patent US 8,459,021
Masahisa Yamakawa, Kouhei Iwai, and Shuji Oba for Mazda Motor Corporation

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- 12.5MB - 21 pages


Motorsports

Mazda has a long-time involvement with sports car racing.  The Miata, RX-7, and 6 have all been used in competition, and Mazda engines are used in the Star Mazda open-wheel spec racing series.

Championships Won in Mazdas

YearSeriesDriverModel
1983Australian Touring Car ChampionshipAllan MoffattRX-7


Photographs

Mazda Valve Cover By Motorsport Powdercoating
Photo ©2013 Bill Crittenden
2013 The Cars Time Forgot
View photo of Mazda Valve Cover - 2.1MB


Article Index

DateArticleAgency/Author/Speaker
December 1970FORD, TOYO KOGYO SLATE MORE TALKSFlorida Automotive Journal
May 17, 2006Auto Interior Parts Designed By Mazda Using Corn-Based PlasticTracy Dawson
June 19, 2006Mazda Brings Home First Taguchi AwardJenny McLane
August 12, 2006Mazda Cars Get Caught In An AccidentKimberly Meyer
August 17, 2006iPod For Mazda VehiclesJennifer Dylan
August 17, 2006Mazda Zuper Zoom Road Show Is BackMargaret Adams
August 22, 20062007 Mazda Vehicles Get iPodKimberly Meyer
August 3, 2007Mazda's Profit Drops 62%Anthony Fontanelle
August 9, 2007Mazda Celebrates 40th Rotary Engine AnniversaryAnthony Fontanelle
August 31, 2007Mazda SUVs Soar In NHTSA Safety RatingsAnthony Fontanelle
September 4, 2007Double Digit Sales Raise For MazdaAnthony Fontanelle
September 13, 2007Mazda Developed Green FabricsAnthony Fontanelle
September 13, 2007Mazda To Launch New Biofabric For Auto InteriorsAnthony Fontanelle
October 2, 2007Mazda Supports British TriathlonAnthony Fontanelle
November 7, 2007Mazda Unveils Biofabric For Car InteriorsAnthony Fontanelle
January 4, 2008Mazda Sales Set All-Time Record In CanadaAnthony Fontanelle
January 8, 2008Mazda Shows Commitment To GrowthAnthony Fontanelle
November 18, 2008Ford vende 20% de su participación en MazdaWikinoticias
May 4, 2009Story of Mazda Motor Corporation, TheRonnie Tanner
June 23, 2010Ex empleado atropella 11 personas en planta japonesaWikinoticias
November 17, 2010Report: Ford to Reduce Stake in MazdaVOA Breaking News
November 18, 2010Ford to Reduce Stake in MazdaVOA Breaking News
June 7, 2011Japan’s Mazda to End US production of Mid-Sized CarVOA Breaking News
June 17, 2011Mazda to Build $500 Million Factory in MexicoVOA Breaking News
July 8, 2011Prepaid Maintenance for New and Certified Used Mazda CarsMarty Vergel Baes
August 31, 2012U.S. DOT Teams Up With Mazda Motorsports, Project Yellow Light, the Ad Council, and NOYS to Engage Young Drivers in Anti-Distracted Driving CampaignNHTSA
September 28, 2012Mazda North American Operations, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceClaude H. Harris
October 24, 2012Mazda North American Operations, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceClaude H. Harris
June 24, 2013Mazda North American Operations, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceClaude H. Harris
June 24, 2013Mazda North American Operations, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceClaude H. Harris
June 26, 2013The Future of Sports CarsGeoff Maxted
November 25, 2014Petition for Exemption From the Federal Vehicle Theft Prevention Standard; Mazda Motor CorporationR. Ryan Posten




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