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Mazda history

Originating in 1920 as Toyo Cork Kogyo Ltd, Mazda made the move from building machine tools to vehicles when it introduced its Mazdago, a motorised rickshaw, in 1931.

After spending World War Two building weapons for the Japanese military, Mazda started development on unique rotary engine designs and started trying to export as many cars around the world as possible.

In 1974, Mazda formed a partnership with Ford in order to help the Japanese company get out of financial troubles. The deal ended in September 2015, just a few months after Mazda made an agreement with Toyota which involved the two companies trading petrol and diesel engine designs for hydrogen fuel cells.

Owning a Mazda

While Mazda primarily makes vehicles to be used on a day-to-day basis, the brand is proficient at making affordable sports cars.

In the 2016 Driver Power survey, Mazda ranked as the sixth most reliable marque, proving that its cars are as durable as one may expect from a Japanese brand.

Mazda range overview

Mazda offers a choice of two hatchbacks – the Mazda2 and Mazda3. The brand also makes a saloon car – the Mazda6.

If you need extra space, your needs are catered to by two SUVS. These are the CX-3 and the CX-5.

In terms of sports cars, the latest version of the iconic MX-5 is available as a lot of fun in an affordable package. There’s also the MX-5 RF, with its funky folding metal roof.

Most popular Mazda options on

The current most popular Mazda is based on the average number of used vehicles currently listed for sale on

  • Most Popular Model:2
  • Most Popular Variant:Sport Nav
  • Most Popular Body Style:Hatchback
  • Most Popular Fuel Type:Petrol
  • Most Popular Transmission:Manual
  • Most Popular Engine Size:2.0 litre
  • Most Popular Colour:Red

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