History

History(2015~)

2018

Corporate History Product History
 

12

 

·Announces minor update for Flair Wagon; Tough Style added to model grade lineup

Announces minor update for Flair Wagon; Tough Style added to model grade lineup

 

·Announces minor update for Carol

 

·Announces minor update for Familia van

 

·Starts demonstration trials in Miyoshi of mobility service using connectivity technology

 

·Develops new design two-layer molding technology using low-impact bio-engineering plastic

 

11

 

·Announces minor update for Flair Crossover; launches XG Special special edition


·CX-8 wins Japan Automotive Hall of Fame's 2018-2019 Car of the Year.

 

·Announces update for CX-8

Announces update for CX-8

 In addition to the Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel engine, the Skyactiv-G 2.5T (turbocharged) and Skyactiv-G 2.5 (naturally aspirated) in-line four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engines were added to the lineup.

 

·Announces update for CX-5

 launches Exclusive Mode special edition

Announces update for CX-5; adds Skyactiv-G 2.5T to engine lineup; launches Exclusive Mode special edition

The Skyactiv-G 2.5T is added to the engine lineup.  G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) is introduced as standard on all model grades.

 

10

 

·Announces G-Vectoring Control Plus to improve vehicle handling


·Announces electrification and connectivity strategies

 

08

 

·Begins a joint research project with Saudi Aramco and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) aimed at making internal combustion engines more efficient and reducing carbon dioxide emissions

 

·Announces update for Demio (Mazda2); launches Mist Maroon special edition

Announces update for Demio (Mazda2); launches Mist Maroon special edition

 

06

 

·Launches all-new Familia van

Launches all-new Familia (323) van

The model features a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with a continuously variable transmission and is available in 2WD or 4WD. All model grades come with pre-crash safety technology, including automatic braking to reduce collision damage, a lane departure alert and automatic high beams. Two-wheel-drive models feature idling stop.

 

·Announces major update for Atenza (Mazda6)

Announces major update for Atenza (Mazda6)

The Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel engine achieves 140kW (190PS) and 450N・m (45.9kgf・m) thanks to rapid multi-stage combustion technology.

 

·Participates in Hiroshima "Your Green Fuel" project

 

·Adds a genuine leather option to seven-seat CX-8

 

·Announces update for Roadster (MX-5) and Roadster RF; launches Caramel Top special edition

Announces update for Roadster (MX-5) and Roadster RF; launches Caramel Top special edition

05

・Cumulative domestic production reaches 50 million units.

·Masamichi Kogai becomes Representative Director and Chairman of the Board. Akira Marumoto becomes Representative Director President and CEO.

05

 

·Announces minor update for Scrum truck


·Launches all-new Flair Wagon wheelchair accessible model

Launches all-new Flair Wagon wheelchair accessible model

 

·Announces major update for CX-3, including 1.8-liter Skyactiv-D engine and Exclusive Mods special edition

Announces major update for CX-3, including 1.8-liter Skyactiv-D engine and Exclusive Mods special edition

 

04

 

·Next-generation Skyactiv-X gasoline engine wins Gold Prize at 2018 Edison Award

03

·Mazda, ELIIY Power and Ube Industries agree to jointly develop 12-volt lithium-ion starter batteries for vehicles

·Mazda and Toyota Establish Joint-Venture Company "Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, U.S.A., Inc."

03

 

·Mazda's Vision Coupe wins Concept Car of the Year in Europe

Mazda's Vision Coupe wins Concept Car of the Year in Europe

 

·Announces update for CX-5

Announces update for CX-5

New cylinder deactivation technology is adopted for the first time (available in the Skyactiv-G 2.5).

 

·Announces update for CX-5 with accessibility seat-lift on passenger side

 

02

 

·New-generation Skyactiv-X gasoline engine receives Q Global Tech Award in Italy

 

·Mazda's Vision Coupe is named "Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year" at the Festival Automobile International in France

Mazda's Vision Coupe is named "Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year" at the Festival Automobile International in France

01

·Signs United Nations Global Compact
·Opens Engine Machining Factory at Thai Powertrain Plant
 

2017

Corporate History Product History
 

12

·Begins accepting online applications for Roadster restoration service
·Launches All-new Flair Wagon and Flair Wagon Custom Style in Japan

Flair Wagon Custom Style

 

11

·Launches updated Mazda Roadster and Mazda Roadster RF in Japan
·Mazda Demio adopts wider range of i-ACTIVSENSE technologies
All model grades of major six models are ranked as Support Car S Wide

10

·Issues a notice of completion of payment in accordance with issuance of new shares by way of third-party allotment

10

·Unveils Kai Concept and Vision Coupe at Tokyo Motor Show

Kai Concept

Vision Coupe
·Mazda CX-5 earns the top rating of JNCAP ASV++ for the first half of fiscal year2017

09

·Agrees to jointly develop technologies for electric vehicles with Toyota and Denso
·Strengthens production system in Malaysia

09

·Mazda CX-5 earns five stars in JNCAP crash safety tests
·Launches updated Mazda Axela with 360º View Monitor in Japan

08

·Enters into business and capital alliance with Toyota
 
 

06

·Mazda CX-3 is certified under the Worldwide-Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Cycle in Japan
·Gasoline engine model added to CX-3 lineup
 

04

·Updates Mazda Demio
The model becomes the first to feature i-ACTIVSENSE as standard equipment and all model grades attain Safety Support Car S Basic rating
·Mazda MX-5 RF wins Best of the Best 2017 at the Red Dot Awards

03

·Announces decision to produce all-new MazdaCX-5 at Hofu Plant
·Announces i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety features will be made standard on all models

03

·Launches All-new Mazda Flair Micro Mini

Launches All-new Mazda Flair Micro Mini
·Mazda CX-3 Wins Thailand Car of the Year 2016
·Soul of Motion perfume symbolizing KODO design wins gold in Germany’s iF design award

02

·Receives Health and Productivity White 500 certificate
 

2016

Corporate History Product History
 

11

·Mazda MX-5 (Roadster) RF debuts in Japan

·World premiere of all-new CX-5 at Los Angeles Auto Show Development of new body color Soul Res Crystal
·CX-4 wins 2017 Chinese Car Design of the Year award for the first time

 

10

·Production of MX-5 RF begins

·Announces product updates for CX-3 and Mazda2 (Demio)

09

·Signs special investment contract with the Russian government for establishment of an engine plant by the joint venture production company created with the Russia's Sollers
 
 

08

·Mazda6 (Atenza) receives product update

07

·Mazda and Isuzu agree on OEM supply of Isuzu next-generation pick-up trucks

07

·Mazda3 (Axela) is updated

·Announces SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS, a new-generation vehicle motion control technology

 

05

·Global production of Mazda3 (Axela) reaches five million units

·CX-3 wins the JNCAP Five Star Award with the highest score for 2015

04

·Starts global roll-out of Aqua-tech Paint System
 

04

·World premiere of CX-4, an all-new crossover SUV

·Production of Roadster reaches one million units

 

03

·World premiere of MX-5 RF retractable hard roof model 4th generation Mazda Roadster wins World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year
 

02

·Production of all-new Mazda CX-9 begins

01

·Opens Mazda Brand Space Osaka

01

·Mazda RX-VISION selected as the most beautiful concept car in France

2015

Corporate History Product History

12

·Over 3 million new-generation vehicles produced

12

·4th generation Roadster (MX-5) wins Car of the Year Japan
Mazda Roadster (MX-5) was named the 2015-2016  Car of the Year Japan. It was the sixth Mazda to take the award and secured consecutive wins for Mazda following the Demio (Mazda2) in 2014.
Mazda Roadster (MX-5) was named the 2015-2016 Car of the Year Japan. It was the sixth Mazda to take the award and secured consecutive wins for Mazda following the Demio (Mazda2) in 2014.
 

11

·World premiere of 2nd generation CX-9
·Aqua-tech Paint System receives Prime Minister's Award at Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards
·4th generation Roadster (MX-5) wins JAHFA Car of the Year
 

10

·Unveils RX-VISION concept at Tokyo Motor Show
The RX-VISION concept represents Mazda's ultimate vision of a front-engine rear-wheel drive sports car based on KODO design principles. Featuring next-generation rotary engine SKYACTIV-R, it also represents a dream the company one day hopes to make into  reality.
The RX-VISION concept represents Mazda's ultimate vision of a front-engine rear-wheel drive sports car based on KODO design principles. Featuring next-generation rotary engine SKYACTIV-R, it also represents a dream the company one day hopes to make into reality.

09

·Mazda's Miyoshi Proving Ground celebrates 50th anniversary

09

·Unveils Mazda KOERU concept
Mazda revealed the KOERU concept offering a mix of sporty and refined styling and performance at the Frankfurt Motor Show
Mazda revealed the KOERU concept offering a mix of sporty and refined styling and performance at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
·Global Design Team, CX-3 and Bike by KODO Concept recognized by German Design Awards

07

·Production of freshened BT-50 begins in Thailand
·Donates books telling story of Hiroshima through manga to schools in Hiroshima prefecture

07

·Cutting-edge Active LED Headlights receive Kids Design award

06

·Participates in Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2015
Mazda Motors UK participated in Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the world biggest historic motor sports events. This year Mazda was honored with the gigantic Central Feature monument.
Mazda Motors UK participated in Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of the world biggest historic motor sports events. This year Mazda was honored with the gigantic Central Feature monument.

06

·Introduces digital owner's manual with the 4th generation MX-5

05

·Mazda and Toyota team up to make cars better
·Production of CX-5 reaches one million units
Production reached one million units only three years and five months after the production start in November, 2011. It was the second fastest Mazda model to reach the one-million mark, after the Mazda3.
Production reached one million units only three years and five months after the production start in November, 2011. It was the second fastest Mazda model to reach the one-million mark, after the Mazda3.

05

·4th generation MX-5 (Roadster) goes on sale

04

·Mazda Design: The car as Art held in Milan
Works of art designed by Mazda, including Bike by KODO Concept and Sofa by KODO Concept were on display.
Works of art designed by Mazda, including Bike by KODO Concept and Sofa by KODO Concept were on display.
 
 

03

·Three Mazda models honored with Red Dot Design Awards

02

·Mazda CSR Report receives award of excellence in Japan's Environmental Communication Awards

02

·First generation CX-3 goes on sale
·Unveils world's first Natural Sound Smoother that reduces diesel knock noise in diesel engines

01

·Begins production at new transmission plant in Thailand
·Agrees to make new national sales company in South Africa a joint venture with Itochu
 

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