Mazda The Mazda Motor Corporation (Japanese: ???????, Hepburn: Matsuda Kabushiki-gaisha) (commonly referred to as simply Mazda) is a Japanese multinational automaker based in Fuchu, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Mazda began as the Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd, as a cork-making factory founded in Hiroshima, Japan, 30 January 1920. ... The company formally adopted the Mazda name in 1984, though every automobile sold from the beginning bore that name. The Mazda R360 was introduced in 1960, followed by the Mazda Carol in 1962.