History(2005~2009)

History

History(2005~2009)

2009

Corporate History Product History
 

12

·Mazda Delivers Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Yamaguchi Prefectural Government.
·Mazda i-stop Receives Technology Award from Combustion Society of Japan.
·New Carol Launched in Japan.

11

·Mazda Demios to be Base Architecture for Electric Vehicle Test Project.

11

·North American Mazda2 to Debut at 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.
·Mazda i-stop Wins 2010 RJC Technology of the Year Award.
·Mazda3 Receives Maximum Five Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating.

10

·Commences Production of Mazda2 at New Passenger Car Plant in Thailand.
 

09

·Confirms that Mazda2 will be sold in U.S and Canada.

09

·Delivers Two Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid Vehicles to Hiroshima Government Authorities.
·Mazda Global Premiere of Eco-Friendly and Powerful Next Generation 'SKY-G' and 'SKY-D' Engines at Tokyo Motor Show 2009.

At the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda officially unveiled its lineup of next-generation powertrain technologies: the SKY-G direct injection gasoline engine, the SKY-D clean diesel engine, and the SKY-Drive highly efficient automatic transmission.
·Huge Roadster 20th Anniversary Commemorative Event Held in Japan.
 

08

·MX-5 Superlight version' Show Car to Premiere at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show.

07

·AutoAlliance Thailand Inaugurates New Passenger Car Plant.

Mazda's new passenger vehicle plant at AutoAlliance Thailand (AAT) increased the total production capacity of AAT to 275,000 units per year (including CKD units). It produces the Mazda2 and Ford Fiesta for sale in Thailand and other Asia-Pacific markets. Before the new passenger car plant was completed, AAT was already building pickup trucks for export to over 130 markets.
 
 

06

·Launches All-New Axela in Japan.
·Mazda's New Aqua-tech Paint System Leads in Reducing Environmental Impact.

05

·Sponsors Japanese Pro Baseball's 2009 All-Star Games.

05

·Mazda Researchers to Receive JSAE Awards.
·Delivers First Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid to Iwatani Corporation.

04

·Increases Capital Investment in FMSC.

04

·Builds First RX-8 Hydrogen RE for Norway.

03

·Opens Training Centers in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

03

·All-new Mazda3 i-stop, Mazda3 MPS to Premiere at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

·Releases Redesigned AZ-Wagon i in Japan.
·Mazda, the First Japanese Automaker to Develop a Urea SCR System for Cars.
·Develops World-First Automated Recycling Technology for End-of-Life Vehicle Bumpers. 
·Begins Commercial Leasing of World's First Hybrid Rotary Hydrogen Vehicle.
 

02

·Euro NCAP Safety Test Awards Five Stars to Mazda6.
 

01

·Mazda Cuts Precious Metal Usage 70 Percent in New Single-nanocatalyst.
·Mazda Wins Technical Achievement Award for a New Diesel Engine Catalyst.

2008

Corporate History Product History

12

·Showcases Eco-Tech at 'Eco-Products 2008' Exhibition in Japan.

12

·All-new Mazda3 to be Exhibited at the 2009 North American International Auto Show.

11

·Builds Two Millionth Mazda3.

11

·World debut for All-New Mazda3 5-door Hatchback at the 2008 Bologna Motor Show.

10

·Mazda Museum Welcomes One Millionth Visitor.

In October 2008, the one millionth visitor passed through the doors of the Mazda Museum, located within Mazda's headquarters facility in Hiroshima. It is the only automotive industry museum in the Chugoku-Shikoku region of western Japan and welcomes an average of 70,000 visitors each year.

10

·Mazda Hydrogen Rotary Vehicle Takes to the Road in Norway.

In cooperation with HyNor, Norway's national hydrogen project, Mazda began running the Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE on public roads in Norway. The hydrogen rotary engine vehicle was used to validate the feasibility of driving a hydrogen car across the country, and was also exhibited at various energy-related events. The RX-8 Hydrogen RE was Mazda's first hydrogen rotary engine model to be driven on roads outside Japan.
·All-New Mazda3 Sedan to Debut at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show.

09

·Set Up National Sales Company in The Netherlands.
·Commences Vehicle Transport on Trans-Siberian Railroad.

09

·Develops new Clean Diesel Engine with Improved Output and Environmental Performance.
·Develops UNIQUE Smart Idle Stop System Using Direct Injection Engine Technology.
·Develops Plastic Molding Technology Which Reduces Consumption of Plastic Resins by 30 Percent.
·Exhibits Special Needs Vehicles at Int. Home Care & Rehabilitation Exhibition 2008.
·Mazda Launches Fully Redesigned 'AZ-Wagon' Micro-Mini in Japan.
 

07

·Releases All-New Biante Minivan.
·Mazda Kazamai Concept to Premiere at Moscow International Automobile Salon 2008.
·Mazda Museum to Hold 'Hydrogen Rotary Engine Vehicles' and 'Nagare Concept Cars' Summer Event.
·North American All-New Mazda6 Production Begins at AutoAlliance International.
·Mazda Kiyora Concept to Make its Global Debut at the Paris Motor Show.

06

·Mazda's Hofu Plant Tops Eight Million Units of Production.
·Donates Two Million Yen to Earthquake Relief in Iwate and Miyagi Prefectures.
·Launches New Global Visual Identity.
·Launches New Sales Network in Turkey.

06

·Commences Development of Non-Food-Based Bioplastic.
·Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid Gains Government Approval to Begin Public Road Testing in Japan.

05

·Mazda and China Joint Venture to Donate 2.5 Million RMB to Sichuan Earthquake Relief.
·Sponsors Japanese Pro Baseball's 2008 All-Star Games.

05

·Announces All-New Minivan for Japan, 'Biante'.

04

·'Mazda Parts Company Limited' to be Established for the Japanese Market.

04

·Reveals the All-New Mazda6 for the North American Market.

03

·Philip G. Spender named Executive Vice President of Mazda Motor Corporation.

03

·All-new Mazda2 Wins 2008 World Car of the Year Award.

Mazda2 was named the 2008 World Car of the Year. The selection committee consisted of automotive journalists from all over the world. The Mazda2 was judged to be the best of the 39 eligible vehicles that were launched during the year.
·Showcases All-New Mazda6 and Mazda Taiki Concept at the Beijing Motor Show.

02

·Receives Japan's First Human Rights Merit Award.

02

·Begins Public Road Trials of the Mazda ASV-4 Advanced Safety Vehicle.
 

01

·Mazda CX-9 Wins 2008 North American Truck of the Year Award.
·New Mazda2 Three-Door Hatchback at the Geneva International Motor Show.
·Mazda Launches Fully Redesigned Atenza.

2007

Corporate History Product History

12

·Completes new test courses at Mine Proving Ground.

12

·Mazda Furai concept and new RX-8 debuts at North American International Auto Show.
·Mazda2 receives highest safety crash rating from Euro NCAP.
 

11

·All-new Mazda2 and Mazda5 for the Chinese Market on Display at the Guangzhou Motor Show.
·Participates in Norwegian National Project HyNor by providing hydrogen cars.
·Mazda Demio wins 2008 RJC Car of the Year Award.
·Showcases All-New Mazda2 Sedan World Premiere at the Guangzhou Motor Show.

10

·Announces new AutoAlliance Thailand passenger car plant.
·Launches global customer magazine, "Zoom-Zoom".

10

·Develops world-first catalyst material structure for autos using single nanotechnology.
·All-new Mazda6 and Mazda Taiki debut at Tokyo Motor Show.

09

·Launches Nanjing vehicle manufacturing plant with Changan Ford Mazda .

09

·Develops world's first biofabric made with 100% plant-derived fiber for vehicle interiors.

07

·Marks 40 million units of cumulative vehicle production in Japan.
·AAT celebrates 1million units of production.

07

·Launches fully redesigned Demio in Japan.

·Achieves mixed production of V6 and in-line four-cylinder engines.
·Delivers hydrogen rotary engine vehicle to Japan's MITI.
 

06

·Participates in ITS Trials on public roads in Hiroshima.

05

·Celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Rotary Engine Vehicle.
·Receives certification of Kurumin mark based on the law to support the development of the next generation.

05

·Newly develops naturally-aspirated MZR 1.3L Miller Cycle engine.

04

·Takes over distribution in Belgium and Luxembourg.
·Produces All-New Mazda2 for the Chinese Market at Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Nanjing Plant.
·Announces start of engine production at its joint venture operation in China.

04

·Exhibits hydrogen rotary engine technology at National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.
·Wins three best car awards at Thailand Car of the Year 2007 awards.
·Wins the Asahara Prize Technology Promotion Award and the Asahara Design Award.

03

·Announces new 'Mazda Advancement Plan' mid-term plan.
·Sets long-term vision for technology development: 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom'.

03

·Showcases all-new Mazda2 and Hakaze concept car at the Geneva International Motor Show.
·Mazda delivers hydrogen rotary engine vehicle to Japan Automobile Research Institute.

02

·Ford President and CEO Alan Mulally visits Mazda headquarters.
 

01

·Mazda Motor Europe sales top 300,000 units in 2006.
·Builds 800,000th Roadster.

01

·Debuts Ryuga design concept at 2007 North American International Auto Show.
·Releases fully upgraded Titan.
·Launches fully redesigned Familia Van.

2006

Corporate History Product History
 

12

·Launches CX-7.

 

11

·Reveals Mazda Nagare concept car in Los Angeles International Auto Show.

10

·Establishes national sales companies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. 
·Renews Mazda official websites.

10

·MZR engine (1.8L-2.3L) production capacity increased to 756,000 units.
·Starts production of the CX-9.

09

·Mazda6 marks 3 millionth vehicle produced at AutoAlliance International.
·Hofu Plant produces 25 millionth transmission.
·Mazda Demio production in Japan hits one million units.

09

·Launches 'Roadster Power Retractable Hard Top'.

08

·Reaches one millionth Axela produced in Japan.
 

07

·Establishes new national sales company in Ireland.
·Mazda's Hofu Plant tops seven million units of production.
·The car-carrying vessel, Cougar Ace, becomes stricken.

07

·Exhibits New Mazda MX-5 with Power Retractable Hard Top at the British International Motor Show.
 

06

·Wins first ever Taguchi Award from the Japan Quality Engineering Society.

05

·Holds opening ceremony for Mine Proving Ground.

The Mine Proving Ground is Mazda's second main facility in Yamaguchi. The other is the Hofu Plant.

05

·Mazda Develops High-Strength Heat-Resistant Bioplastic with Hiroshima Area Partners.

04

·Introduces "Family of Experts" human resources system.
·Establishes a national sales company in Russia.
·Mazda Autozam sales channel in Japan cumulative sales reach one million units.
·Delivers two rotary hydrogen vehicles to Hiroshima city and prefecture government authorities.

04

·Debuts all-new crossover SUV, CX-9, at New York International Motor Show.
·Mazda5 wins highest crash safety rating from EU and Japanese New Car Testing Agencies.
·Wins the Asahara Prize Technology Promotion Award and the Asahara Design Award.

03

·Global production of the Mazda6 reaches one million units.
·Begins commercial leasing of world's first rotary hydrogen vehicle (RX-8 Hydrogen RE).
·Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd. is renamed as Changan Ford Mazda with Mazda's Investment in Changan Ford.

03

·Global reveal of the BT-50 at Bangkok International Motor Show.

02

·MPV production reaches one million units.
·Establishes a new sales company in Indonesia.
·Mazda Starts Leasing Rotary Hydrogen Vehicles.

02

·Launches fully-remodeled all-new MPV.

·Mazda3 MPS exhibited at the Geneva International Motor Show.

01

·Mazda and Mitsubishi Corporation establish new energy supply company for Japan operations.

01

·Mazda KABURA and All New Mazda CX-7 to be Exhibited at the North American International Auto Show.

2005

Corporate History Product History

12

·Sales company "Mazda Motor Russia OOO" founded (operations begin in April 2006).
 

11

·Mazda Acquires All Shares in New Zealand Distributor.

11

·MX-5 wins 2005-2006 Japan Car of the Year.
·Hisakazu Imaki, President and CEO of Mazda, Receives 2006 RJC Person of The Year Award.

Hisakazu Imaki, Mazda's Representative Director, President and CEO, was named the 2006 RJC Person of the Year. It was the first time in 14 years that a Mazda-affiliated person had been given the honor. The previous Mazda recipient was Kenichi Yamamoto, who was Chairman of the Board when he received the award in 1991.

10

·Introduces next-generation telematics service Mazda G-BOOK ALPHA.

10

·Mazda SENKU and All New Mazda MPV to be Exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show.

09

·Changan Ford Mazda Engine Co., Ltd. facility groundbreaking in Nanjing.

09

·Fully redesigns Scrum Wagon and Scrum Van.
·"Mazda SASSOU" B-car Design Concept to be Unveiled at Frankfurt Motor Show.

08

·Opens China Engineering Support Center.
·Establishes sales company, Mazda South East Asia, Limited, in Thailand.

08

·Launches new generation MX-5.

The third-generation Roadster (MX-5) carried over the Jinba Ittai (meaning "rider and horse as one") development concept from the original model. Mazda's latest lightweight open-top sports car offered improved performance thanks to a newly developed lightweight and compact 2.0-liter MZR engine, comprehensive weight reduction, optimal weight distribution, and the latest environmental and safety features.

07

·Implements 55-point action plan to prevent global warming.
 
 

06

·Develops world's first steel-to-aluminum friction spot welding technology.

05

·Mazda Global Environmental Charter revised. Mazda Environmental committee strengthened.
 

04

·Operation of Ujina Plant No.1 paint line recommences.
·Gary A. Roe appointed President and CEO of AAI.
 

03

·Establishes Mazda Motor (Shanghai) Business Management & Consulting Co., Ltd.
 

02

·Newly-renovated Mazda Museum opens.

During the company's 85th anniversary year, the Mazda Museum underwent a comprehensive refurbishment. Visitors are now treated to an immersive Zoom-Zoom experience.
See for yourself
·Awarded by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry for its energy saving efforts for three years in a row.
·Hydrogen fuel filling station starts operations.

02

·Introduced all new Mazda5 packed with innovative ideas.

The Mazda Premacy (Mazda5) was the first minivan to join Mazda's lineup of next-generation products that were introduced from 2002. It evolved Mazda's Zoom-Zoom brand promise and featured an innovative packaging concept called "6+one" (six full-time seats plus one foldout seat). The Premacy provided an open cabin space in which all occupants could enjoy a comfortable ride and communicate easily.
·All-New Mazda MX-5 Unleashed in Geneva.

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