History of Autozam
In the late 1980-ies "Mazda" wanted to expand its presence in the Japanese market by launching three new brands - "Autozam", "EUNOS", "Efini" in addition to "Mazda" and "Ford", already available on the market. This experiment ended in the mid 1990-X.
Brand Autozam" specialized in small cars and key-cars. Many models were subsequently produced under the brand name "Suzuki". This is the only brand of "Mazda", which survived in the 90's, many of its vehicles are still sold with the prefix "AZ".
"Mazda continues to work with Mazda Autozam", which is now an authorized dealer, which specializes in small vehicles. However, all models now use only the name "Mazda".