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Made in Japan: Mazda celebrates milestone

Mazda production line in Japan

Mazda has made its 50 millionth vehicle in Japan – 86 years and seven months after it produced its first three-wheeled truck. A commemorative ceremony was held at Mazda Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi, where vehicle manufacture started in 1982. Mazda began its journey as an auto maker in 1931 when …

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Meet Suzuki’s very first car

1955 Suzulight - Suzuki's very first car

You’re looking at the Suzulight – the first car created by the Suzuki Motor Company in 1954. Designed and developed by Michio Suzuki and his young engineering team, several European models were used for benchmarking, including the Austin 7. The Suzulight was a compact and light vehicle weighing just over …

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Toyota cooking on gas

Orders bonanza in Japan for the Mirai – Toyota’s first hydrogen-powered production car. The ground-breaking Mirai has clocked up 1,500 orders in its first month on sale in Japan. Due for introduction in the UK later this year, the FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle) has far exceeded expectations – Toyota’s …

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Why are Japanese Car Manufacturers More Reliable…?

Japanese cars are recognised in the car industry for being far more reliable than their European counterparts. It is not uncommon for Japan to make up  to three quarters of the top ten most reliable cars available in surveys – why is this? Customer Orientation Japanese companies are extremely customer …

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