This article is about the car manufacturer. Mazda, 2003 mazda tribute repair manual pdf a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. In 2015, Mazda produced 1. Japanese plants, with the remainder coming from a variety of other plants worldwide.
In 2015, Mazda was the fifteenth biggest automaker by production worldwide. The name Mazda came into existence with the production of the Company’s first three-wheeled trucks. Other candidates for a model name included Sumera-Go, Tenshi-Go and more. The company website further notes that the name also derives from the name of the company’s founder, Jujiro Matsuda.
The Mazda lettering was used in combination with the corporate emblem of Mitsubishi, which was responsible for sales, to produce the Toyo Kogyo three-wheeled truck registered trademark. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Mazda began as the Toyo Cork Kogyo Co. Ltd, founded in Hiroshima, Japan, 30 January 1920. Toyo Cork Kogyo renamed itself to Toyo Kogyo Co. In the late 1920s the company had to be saved from bankruptcy by Hiroshima Saving Bank and other business leaders in Hiroshima.
In 1931 Toyo Kogyo moved from manufacturing machine tools to vehicles with the introduction of the Mazda-Go autorickshaw. Toyo Kogyo produced weapons for the Japanese military throughout the Second World War, most notably the series 30 through 35 Type 99 rifle. The company formally adopted the Mazda name in 1984, though every automobile sold from the beginning bore that name.
The Mazda R360 was introduced in 1960, followed by the Mazda Carol in 1962. Beginning in the 1960s, Mazda was inspired by the NSU Ro 80, and decided to put a major engineering effort into development of the Wankel rotary engine as a way of differentiating itself from other Japanese auto companies. NSU and Citroën both gave up on the design during the 1970s, and prototype Corvette efforts by General Motors never made it to production. This effort to bring attention to itself apparently helped, as Mazda rapidly began to export its vehicles.