Mazda started building a range of 3 wheeled trucks in 1931. It wasn’t until 1960 that Mazda started producing cars with the launch of the cute little 360. Mazda made its mark on the motor industry in the 1970 with its range of Rotary powered cars, namely the RX2, RX3 and RX4. In 1979 they launched the RX7 sports car that spanned nearly 2 decades.
Ford is now a major shareholder of Mazda.