Mazda Motor Corporation recently held a commemorative ceremony at its Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture, to celebrate a production milestone in Japan of 50 million units, since the brand produced its first three-wheeled truck in October 1931.

“Mazda began making cars 86 years ago and now we’ve reached 50 million units of production in Japan. Even making one million cars a year, it would take 50 years to reach this milestone, showing just how long Mazda’s history is,” said President and CEO Masamichi Kogai at the ceremony.

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Mazda’s journey as an automaker is one that began in 1931, when it started producing three-wheeled trucks in Hiroshima. In 1960, it went on to penetrate the passenger car market with the R360 Coupe micro-mini.

Mixed production lines capable of producing different models on a single line multiple models to be manufactured at low volumes, a breakthrough in the traditional trade-off between product variety and competitiveness and volume efficiency.

Mazda aims to sell 1,660,000 cars this year and plans to establish a global production framework capable of manufacturing two million units annually by fiscal year ending March 2024.

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