The Mazda logo seen at the Automobile Trade Fair in Barcelona, Spain
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Mazda Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer with North American operations in Irvine, California. The company produces SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks, and sports cars known for their signature handling and sleek design. Mazda also makes electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid models.

Businessman and industrialist Jujiro Matsuda founded the automaker as Toyo Cork Kogyo Co. in 1920 in Hiroshima, Japan, where the company is still headquartered. Its name changed to Mazda Motor Corporation in 1984. “Mazda” originates from Ahura Mazda, the god of harmony, wisdom, and intelligence, from an ancient Asian civilization.

Featured Vehicle: CX-5

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All Mazda Vehicles:

SUVs:

CX-30: A subcompact crossover SUV, Mazda’s smallest in this segment.

MX-30 EV: A subcompact electric crossover SUV.

CX-5: This┬ácompact crossover SUV is Mazda’s best-selling model.

CX-50: A new midsize SUV on the same platform as the Mazda3 and CX-30.

CX-9: A midsize SUV loaded with features.

Cars:

Mazda3 sedan: A compact four-door sedan.

Mazda3 hatchback: A compact five-door hatchback.

Mazda6: This midsize sedan competes with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima.

MX-5 Miata: This two-door soft-top convertible roadster is known for its balance of zippy handling and affordable pricing.

MX-5 Miata RF: The “RF” stands for “Retractable Fastback” in this hard-top convertible version of the MX-5 Miata.


Recently Discontinued Vehicles:

CX-3: A subcompact crossover SUV replaced by the CX-30.

Mazda6: This midsize sedan retired after the 2021 model year.


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