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Company Profile

History

1980-1989

1980

1980 Corporate History 1980 Product History
01 ·Masaji Iwasawa becomes president.    
    06 ·Fully redesigns FWD Familia (GLC/323).
    10 ·Fully redesigns Titan.
    12 ·Familia (GLC/323) receives "1980-1981 Car of the Year Japan".
       

1981

1981 Corporate History 1981 Product History
04 ·(North America passenger vehicle export regulations adopted).
·Cumulative exports reach 5 million vehicles.
·Mazda (North America), Inc. is established.
 
    09 ·Fully redesigns Cosmo/Luce (929) series.
12 ·Start of operations at Hofu Transmission Plant (Nakanoseki area).
·Establishes Autorama (begins to supply products from October '82).
   
       

1982

1982 Corporate History 1982 Product History
09 ·Production begins at Hofu plant (Nishinoura area). 09 ·Fully redezigns Capella (626).
    12 ·"Japanese Car of the Year" is awarded to FWD Capella (626).
       

1983

1983 Corporate History 1983 Product History
04 ·Begins local production in Colombia.    
    06 ·Introduces new Bongo/Bongo Brawny van and wagon series (E-series) in Japan.
       

1984

1984 Corporate History 1984 Product History
05 ·Company is renamed as Mazda Motor Corporation.    
10 ·Establishes Mazda Foundation.    
11 ·Moriyuki Watanabe becomes chairman and Kenichi Yamamoto becomes president.    
       

1985

1985 Corporate History 1985 Product History
01 ·Established Mazda Motor manufacturing (USA) Corporation (MMUC). 01 ·Fully redesigns FWD Familia (323) series for Japan.
08 ·Celebrates total cumulative production of 10 million passenger cars.    
    10 ·Introduces all-new Savanna RX-7 (RX-7).
    12 ·Fully redesigns Familia Van.
       

1986

1986 Corporate History 1986 Product History
    02 ·Introduces Festiva.
04 ·Cumulative production of Mazda rotary-engine vehicles reaches 1.5 million units.    
    09 ·Introduces all-new Luce (929) in Japan.
11 ·Cumulative production of Familia reaches 5milion units.    
12 ·Mazda R&D Center in Ann Arbor is completed.    
       

1987

1987 Corporate History 1987 Product History
    01 ·Introduces Etude.
04 ·Cumulative production reaches 20 million vehicles in Japan.    
    05 ·Fully redesigns FWD Capella (626).
06 ·Opens a new research center in Yokohama, Japan.    
09 ·Mazda begins vehicle production at Mazda Motor Manufacturing USA Corporation(MMUC).    
12 ·Mazda reaches an OEM agreement for micro-mini vehicles with Suzuki Motors Co., Ltd.
·Kenichi Yamamoto becomes chairman and Norimasa Furuta named president respectively.
   
       

1988

1988 Corporate History 1988 Product History
05 ·Mazda Innovation (MI) Plan starts.
·Establishes Mazda Research and Development of North America, Inc. (MRA).
   
06 ·Starts import of Ford Probe from the US.    
10 ·Establishes a sales company in Europe (MME). 10 ·Introduces Persona.
       

1989

1989 Corporate History 1989 Product History
    02 ·Fully redesigns FWD Familia (323).
04 ·Establishes Mazda Eunos and Mazda Autozam dealership channels.    
    05 ·Fully redesigns Titan.
06 ·Tokyo Branch is renamed Tokyo Head Office. 06 ·Introduces Scrum [Suzuki OEM].

07

·Begins importing the Citroen BX to Japan.    
    09 ·Introduces Roadster.
    11 ·Introduces Eunos 100 and Eunos 300.
·Introduces Autozam Carol in Japan.