Who Makes Mazda?

2021 Mazda CX-5 grille


If you’re wondering who makes Mazda, you’ll want to know that Mazda is not a subsidiary of any of the other Japanese auto manufacturers like Honda or Toyota. Rather, Mazda is based in Fuchū, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan and has evolved from being one of the pioneers in rotary engine technology to a leading auto manufacturer, not just for Japan but for the entire world.

Holiday Mazda is about to take you on a journey of “who owns Mazda?” and “where is Mazda made?” and we hope you will stick around to check out our great selection of new and used Mazda cars.

A Short History of Mazda

2021 Mazda3 hatchback 2.5S Turbo

Mazda originates in 1920 out of a manufacturer of three-wheeled motorcycles based in Hiroshima, Japan. Over time, their reputation as a maker of “Autorickshaws” blossomed into one that drivers from Japan to Oshkosh to Appleton have sworn by for decades. 

Mazda started on passenger cars in 1940, and from the functional CX-5 to the sporty Miata, Mazda cars are built for every segment of society, from single people in need of a handy daily drive to large families who need an SUV built to last. Mazda is so much more than the rotary engines that made them famous; a Mazda means you’re getting a car that’s got what it takes to get you where you need to go.

Where Is Mazda Made?

Seeing as they are a global operation, Mazda naturally has manufacturing plants located all around the globe. It primarily relies on three in Japan, the Hiroshima, Miyoshi, and Hofu plants, but operations in other parts of the globe are more localized. In the United States, a good share of Mazda vehicles come from the Claycomo plant in Missouri, the Flat Rock plant in Michigan, and the Huntsville plant in Alabama. Mazda operations in North America also extend to a plant in Salamanca, Mexico.

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