Where Mazda Vehicles Are Made
Have you ever wondered about where the car you drive came from, before it arrived at the dealership? Many of the Tampa and Sarasota drivers who come to Cox Mazda looking for a new car ask us where Mazda vehicles are made, and we figured many of our online readers would want to know as well. So just where does that new Mazda come from?
Where Are Mazda Vehicles Made After All?
If you drive a Mazda, it was almost certainly built in Japan. While many Japanese automakers have production plants in other countries, the majority of Mazda vehicles are made overseas and shipped here. This puts them closer to the designers and engineers and allows for a more unified approach to the Mazda lineup.
Mazda has recently expanded to a production plant in Mexico, but we think you’ll be surprised by what vehicles are made there. Here’s Mr. Mazda to tell you all about it:
Were you surprised? Bigger automakers do this kind of retrofitting and borrowing all the time, often reaching out to brands like Mazda because of that tight focus and unified approach we mentioned above. Toyota would have had to devote an entire section of their business to copying the successes of a Mazda; instead they just asked Mazda to build the car for them.
Even if there’s a bit of Mazda blood in the Toyota Yaris, though, nothing compares to a true Mazda, whether it’s the Mazda2 subcompact, the CX-9 crossover, or something in between.
A Fresh Batch of 2017 Models Have Hit the Lot
The 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Mazda6 have just hit the lot at Cox Mazda. Now that you know where Mazda vehicles are made, come by and take one of these new models for a test drive.
Cox Mazda is conveniently located at 3101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton, just a short drive for Tampa and Sarasota residents. Contact us online or give us a call at (888) 260-1691 to schedule your time behind the wheel of a new Mazda. We can’t wait to put you in the driver’s seat.