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Where is Mazda made? Some Arlington drivers give little thought to who makes Mazda vehicles, while thoroughly enjoying the superior performance and stylish comfort of these quality automobiles. On the other hand, maybe you’ve been curious. Who makes Mazda vehicles? Who owns Mazda? That would be the Mazda Motor Corporation. Where are Mazdas made? Is Mazda Japanese? Get the answers to all these questions from Hiley Mazda of Arlington.

Who Owns Mazda?

You might be under the impression, like a lot of Dallas drivers, that a large automaker like Toyota or Nissan owns the Mazda name. But, the Mazda Motor Corporation is, in fact, the company that owns Mazda and that makes Mazda vehicles. At one time, Ford owned part of the company, buying a stake in it in 1979 and eventually owning a controlling share by 1995. However, Ford had sold all of its shares in Mazda by 2015 as a way of streamlining its assets.

Is Mazda Japanese?

When Ft Worth customers ask, “Is Mazda Japanese?”, they are often asking one of two things. Some are asking whether the company who makes Mazda automobiles is Japanese. The answer to that would be yes, it is headquartered near Hiroshima, Japan. Or they might be wondering if the name “Mazda” is of Japanese origin. The answer to that is yes and no. The name “Mazda” came from two sources, the first being Ahura Mazda, the Persian god of light and wisdom. The second source would be a derivation from the name of the company’s founder, Jujiro Matsuda (pronounced “mazda” in Japanese).

Where is Mazda Made?

So, then, where are Mazdas made? Most Mazda vehicles are manufactured in Japan, but about a third are produced in various other plants in other countries, some of them right here in the USA. Where is Mazda made in the U.S. and throughout the rest of the world? Here’s a list of the automaker’s global manufacturing plants:

  • Alabama Plant – Huntsville, Alabama, USA
  • Claycomo Plant – Claycomo, Missouri, USA
  • Michigan Plant – Flat Rock, Michigan, USA
  • Mazda Hiroshima Plant – Aki, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Mazda Miyoshi Plant – Miyoshi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Mazda Hofu Plant – Hōfu, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
  • Bogotá Plant – Bogotá , Columbia
  • Mazda Salamanca Plant (mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation) – Salamanca, Mexico
  • Rayong Plant 1 – Rayong, Thailand
  • Rayong Plant 2 – Rayong, Thailand
  • Nui Thanh Plant – Núi Thành, Vietnam
  • Kulim Plant – Kulim, Malaysia
  • Nanjing Plant – Nanjing, China
  • Vladivostok Plant – Vladivostok, Russia

Come See the New Mazda Automobiles at Hiley Mazda of Arlington

Now that you know who makes Mazda vehicles, come take one for a test drive. We make it easy for you to take one home, whether you’re looking to lease or buy. But be sure to take advantage of our offers and incentives. We’re just down the road from Mansfield. So, drop by or contact us today to find out how easy buying a car can be.


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