Mazda History


Mazda’s roots trace back to 1920s Japan, to the cork and machine tools manufacturer Toyo Cork Kogyo Corporation. In 1931, the cork manufacturer evolved to sell three-wheel pickup trucks and small vehicles for the Japanese market, setting the foundation for the Mazda brand we know today.

Globally, Mazda now exports products to 151 countries and has cumulatively produced more than 40 million vehicles. Mazda carries the unique distinction as the only automaker featuring three types of engines: conventional gasoline, diesel and rotary. Learn more.


Mazda Canada

Founded in 1968, Mazda Canada has been bringing the joy of ‘Zoom-Zoom’ to Canadian drivers for nearly five decades. Mazda Canada is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer service and parts support of Mazda vehicles in Canada. Headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Mazda Canada has a nationwide network of 165 dealerships.


Distinctly Mazda

Mazda has a history of pioneering ground-breaking, fun-to-drive vehicles and technologies. This spirit of ingenuity is backed by industry recognition, such as every 2017 Mazda model receiving IIHS’ “Top Safety Pick+” designation, and being named by the EPA as the most fuel-efficient mainstream automotive manufacturer in the industry, without offering a hybrid or electric vehicle. On top of award-winning technologies, Mazda Canada also supports its vehicles with a one-of-a-kind Unlimited Mileage Warranty, standard on all new models in Canada. Learn more.


Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 

Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 is Mazda’s long-term vision for technology development that looks ahead to the year 2030. As part of the new technology to achieve this vision, Mazda plans to introduce a next-generation engine called SKYACTIV-X in 2019. SKYACTIV-X will be the world's first commercial gasoline engine to use compression ignition, positioning it to improve engine efficiency by up to 20–30 per cent. Learn more.


Corporate Social Responsibility

Mazda adopted its Global Environmental Charter in 1992. Since then, Mazda has been dedicated to the environment and achieving greater harmony among cars, society and nature. These actions include a zero-landfill measure, fuel efficiency improvement, and emissions reduction. Mazda has also pioneered research into alternative fuel sources like compressed natural gas, hydrogen and electricity while eliminating the production of CFCs and the use of asbestos in cars. Learn more