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Mazda Motor Corporation, still based in Hiroshima, Japan where it was founded in 1920, is renowned for innovation and state-of-the-art vehicle development. While Mazda vehicles are very popular in their home country, it is the company’s success in the export market that has led them to become one of the biggest names in the car industry.
In 2007 alone, the Mazda Motor Corporation manufactured almost 1.3 million vehicles for global sales.
Through its large presence in a variety of automobile racing disciplines around the world, Mazda is often regarded as a leader in high-performance vehicle development. Competing in Formula One, Daytona, pro-rally, drag racing and more, Mazda is frequently the most represented manufacturer on a track at any one time.
Mazda are also known for innovation in alternative manufacturing techniques and environmentally-friendly automobile solutions. Currently, up to 30% of interior parts used in the popular Mazda 5 are constructed using bio-material components.
Necessitated by a series of financial hardships in the 1970’s and 80’s, the Ford Motor Company still possesses a 33.33% controlling share in the Mazda Motor Corporation. Despite these periods of downturn, however, Mazda is still one of Australia’s most popular car manufacturers, echoing the company’s success in Japan and the United States.
In Australia, the Mazda3 is the company’s most popular car, consistently in the top 3 small cars on the sales charts. Mazda2 and Mazda6 complete the line, while the MX-5 hard or soft-top convertible caters to sports car enthusiasts. The BT-50 ute is also becoming increasingly popular in the light commercial market.