'KODO – Soul of Motion'
In 1920, the Toyo Cork Kogyo company was founded in Hiroshima, Japan by Jujiro Matsuda. As the name suggests, the company initially manufactured cork. But Matsuda soon branched out into cars and in 1931 the name Mazda was born. It refers to the name “Matsuda” as well as the West Asian God of wisdom, intelligence and harmony, Ahura Mazda.
SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY reduces fuel consumption while increasing driving pleasure and our new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design gets the pulse racing like never before.
A truly revolutionary engine does exactly that: it revolves. This was the thinking behind the rotary engine developed by Felix Wankel, where the combustion spins a flat disc rather than pushing pistons up and down. Mazda acquired this technology in the late 50s and is the only manufacturer to continue using this alternative engine concept today.
When looking at the cars Mazda has built over the last 90 years, it’s easy to see that thinking differently has led to exciting, innovative and fun-to-drive cars, made by a unique group of passionate individuals. Mazda has continued to make the most of its innovative engineering traditions and convention-defying spirit – and we’re looking forward to the next 90 years.
From motion with soul to radically new engines, the future is exciting for Mazda. Building on nearly a century of innovation, we will continue to find unique solutions to the challenges we face by doing things others wouldn’t dream of.
The future is about changing the way cars are made. Making them more powerful and responsive while reducing their fuel consumption. Making them more comfortable and agile while lowering their weight and making them compact.
BREATHING LIFE INTO THE CAR. THAT’S MAZDA’S DESIGN PHILOSOPHY.
Mazda has developed its business by providing "Zoom-Zoom" cars that are fun to drive. To continue offering customers this "Zoom-Zoom" experience, we see it as our duty to make cars that also provide excellent environmental and safety performance.