Mazda company was founded in 1920 as cork recycling plant. But soon the production was redirected to box tricycles. More than 200 thousand pieces were produced over 25 years. Most part of production was bought by Japanese army during the Second World War. In post-war period Mazda engaged in trucks production. The first Mazda R360 Coupe car was issued only in 1960. Two years later first sedans appeared. Export of Mazda in US begun in 1964. Today Mazda is a third company of Japan by production.
One of the features of company is application of revolutionary Wankel engine for some models. Since 1981 Wankel engine is mounted on serial versions of Mazda.
Successful combination of price and quality is specific for Mazda. As an example can be hold up a Mazda МХ-5 model which specified style of affordable small roadster. Since then Mazda МХ-5 is on the top of popularity. The most popular model in Russia is Mazda 323 hatchback of different production years.