Mazda History and the Mazda Grille

By: Anthony Fontanelle

Mazda is a Japanese automobile maker that produces about 1.25 million cars per year. Its models are widely distributed globally with sales coming in among Japan, Europe, Australia and North America, followed by Latin America.

Based in Hiroshima, Mazda Motor Corporation has had quite an interesting history. The company actually started out manufacturing tools for machinery. During the second world war, perhaps due to obligation, Mazda then began producing weapons for the Japanese military. That all changed in 1931 with the introduction of Mitsubishi's Mazda-Go, a three-wheeled open truck that resembled a motorcycle with an open wagon or truck bed. Mazda took its name to a different level and began manufacturing top of the line automobiles. It was in 1960 when Mazda became an official automaker. During this decade, Mazda saw a significant progression coming from 16 horsepower (12 kW) passenger cars to the Mazda Cosmo, a sports car that has a Wankel engine. Today, the Japanese corporation enjoys international recognition for speed and innovation. Mazda is currently listed on Automobile Magazine's "All Stars 2007" list.

Although Mazda underwent numerous transformation and development, there is one constant factor that has never changed ever since the debut of its first car. This is the engineering of highly efficient parts and accessories that significantly supplement automotive performance. The Mazda grille, for example, is a testament to Japanese ingenuity. Typically mounted in the front area of a vehicle, the Mazda grille adds an extra layer of framing between the front of the vehicle and whatever may come towards it. That framing includes heavy-duty steel uprights with tough rubber push pads and tubular crossbars.

Mazda continues to produce that prove to be essential for most consumers to have. After all, having a Mazda grille installed gives a sense of ease knowing that their precious automobiles are being protected. As for the history of Mazda, it is safe to say that it is still not done, there are a lot more cutting-edge technology and innovations to come along the way.

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