After the World War II, the company started developing the Wankel Rotary Engine which lead to the production of the RX-7 and the RX-8 models. The same rotary engine was mounted on Mazda’s race car prototype, 787B, which merited the brand significant awards such as the 1991 Le Mans 24 Hour Race.
Since then, Mazda rose to fame as a highly reliable automotive manufacturer. The company further invested on research and engineering to produce new breakthrough technologies. Through this pursuit, Mazda’s SkyActive Technology was born.
The Japanese brand’s SkyActive Technology aims to provide fuel efficiency without compromising engine performance and drive experience. Together with this is the creation of a more modern aesthetic called Kodo. The technology is seen to make a huge impact in the ASEAN region which is accessible through the latest Mazda nameplates.
Mazda Motor Corporation currently has distributorships in multiple regions around the globe which are North and South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Caribbean, Middle East, and Africa. Its worldwide expansion eventually reached Philippine shores through the Malaysian Berjaya Group. The conglomerate is the same company that took over Mazda’s distributorship in Malaysia back in 2008.
The Malaysian multinational corporation ventured into the Philippine automotive industry and founded Bermaz Auto Philippines Inc. (BAP) in 2012. It was then appointed by Mazda Motor Corporation as the exclusive and official distributor of the brand’s vehicles in the country. BAP is under the leadership of President and CEO, Mr. Steven Tan.
At present, Mazda Philippines has over 20 dealerships in major cities around the country. Among their primary dealerships are: Mazda Greenhills, Mazda Pasig, Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda North EDSA, Mazda Makati, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Otis, Mazda Cavite, Mazda Sta. Rosa, Mazda Pulilan, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Negros, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Cagayan De Oro, Mazda Davao, Mazda Butuan, and Mazda General Santos.