In 1931, a Japanese company named Toyo Kogyo, which had been producing cork since 1920, launched a tricycle truck dubbed the “Mazda-Go.” A simple design that was affordable and practical, that little truck was named after Ahura Mazda, an ancient Persian god of harmony, intelligence, and wisdom. Hoping to bring a bit of those ideals into the world and the fledgling car market, the company changed its name to Mazda Motor Company, and the rest is history!
Nowadays, harmony, intelligence, and wisdom can be found in car form around the world on sales lots and in showrooms across the country and around the world. A Mazda dealer is the perfect place to find your own little piece of harmony, intelligence, and wisdom. Today’s Mazda is committed to producing thoughtful, creative cars of the best quality and driving the car world’s technology forward. It believes that a car is more than just a tool; it is an extension of yourself, a machine that you make your own, one that has its own soul and personality. That is quite evident in all of their cars.
The Modern Mazda Lineup
Mazda’s American lineup has always turned heads over the years. Through those years, the brand has produced some iconic models that have defined their segments. Highlights of Mazda’s builds are vast, beginning with its CX series of crossover SUVs. The subcompact CX-30, the compact CX-5 and CX-50, the midsize CX-9, and the soon-to-be-released super premium CX-90 make up this block of the car maker’s lineup today. Mazda strives to make the CX series some of the most stylish SUVs on the market, and it is succeeding! The elegantly designed exteriors feature striking curves and edges, flowing lines, and a face that emanates strength and certainty.
The interiors are even better! Giving off a feel that it is specifically tailored for you, the CX series is a lesson in Mazda’s Kodo design language, which aims to create a sense of motion, even when standing still. Designers work with that as a central theme and give each vehicle in the Mazda line a personality of its own, emanating from the Kodo design. The CX lineup’s interiors surround you with confident sophistication. The 2023 CX-9 Signature, for instance, features genuine Santos Rosewood inlays and Napa leather seating in either Deep Chestnut or Parchment. Mazda isn’t just pumping out cars to fill lots and line its pockets; it is investing time and talent into each vehicle it produces, always keeping the individual driver in mind.
The Mazda3 and Mazda3 Hatchback are the brand’s sedan offerings. In a market jammed full of such vehicles, Mazda has again found that its build and design philosophies allow its products to stand out from the crowd. Both versions of the Mazda3 are indulgent, sleek, attention-grabbing, and zen to drive. Somewhat more muted in the exterior design than the CX series, the Mazda3 is nonetheless eye-catching with its flowing lines and gracious curves. On the interior, the design is just as luxurious. The lines are clean, as are the dash and the console. No huge bank of instruments mar the design or interrupt the flowing lines. Indeed, a zen garden is not an unreasonable thing to picture upon first entering the Mazda3. Quiet sophistication surrounds and envelopes, that is the Mazda3.
One of the brand’s most iconic cars is, without a doubt, its sporty little Miata. Now offered as the MX-5 Miata and the MX-5 Miata RF, both versions are stunning machines that grab attention and do not let go. The upper-level RF has a power-retractable hardtop that appears to be straight out of a Bond movie, and the “base” Miata (if you want to call it that, as it is anything but base) retains its much-loved soft convertible top and short, quick design. Both models are “disruptive by design,” according to Mazda, and that is certainly what they achieve. Both Miatas are made to thrill and excite both driver and passenger, as well as any onlooker, as the Miata flies by. The RF is decadent and stylish, luxurious to the max. It will fit in with any roadster on the street and then some. Pulling up in either Miata is going to be a “wow” inducing occasion, but the RF truly does stand out.
The Mazda MX-30 EV is Mazda’s entrance into the world of electric vehicles, and it is stunning. This subcompact SUV has unique coach doors, opening into an interior with cork trim to recall the company’s beginning as a cork manufacturer. In late 2022, the Mazda USA website read simply “sold-out” on the MX30 EV’s highlight page. That speaks to Mazda’s overall ability to not only entice and enchant its customers but also to fill every need a driver might have.
Mazda’s track record of severely purposeful design is unmatched in the car industry. From practical, to quirky, to fun, to absolutely stunning, Mazda’s products have run the gamut. Mazda is now in a groove of producing luxurious machines that not only get you to where you want to be reliably but do so with a form, fashion, comfort, and design that have transformed the brand’s cars from simple vehicles into the complete driving experience.
Looking back now, it certainly is fitting that Mazda began as a cork maker. Cork has held some of the most beautiful contents man has ever made, and cork has helped those contents become even better over time. Just like a fine wine or liquor, Mazda has grown so beautiful with time. Mazda is a car company that thrills with design. It is the artist of the car world, and it creates machines that dazzle, enchant, and inspire. But not just that, Mazda creates machines that dominate the market because of quality and performance. There is no zen, no Kodo, if what you create cannot be depended on to be of the highest quality and cannot get the job done. Mazda is incredibly aware of that as well.
Mazda dealerships, both in the United States and beyond, are proud to feature such a storied brand. They’ve known about the quality and craftsmanship of Mazda for a very long time, and that’s why they are proud to partner with Mazda in bringing their cars to us. Take the chance to check out every model that Mazda offers, take a few for a spin, and you’ll soon find that the Mazda design philosophy, the base principles, and the overall lifestyle effects of Mazda ownership really are just as tailor-made for you as each of Mazda’s cars are.
Find Your Mazda
Whether you want to custom order your own Mazda from the available features, find that perfect new model there on the lot, or discover a slightly used Mazda that is everything you’ve always dreamed of and more, you’ll find that Mazda has something for you in its lineup. From the CX-5 and CX-9 to the Mazda3 and Miata, Mazda offers a wide range of vehicles tailored to different needs and driving styles. Your local Mazda dealer will look forward to welcoming you and to helping you find that perfect Mazda. Why? Because they know that once you choose a Mazda design, you’ll never want another brand again!