Did Mazda Make a Pickup Truck?

Mazda is a Japanese car manufacturer that has been making cars since the 1920s. They are known for their stylish designs and excellent performance. However, did Mazda ever make a pickup truck?

The answer is yes, Mazda did make a pickup truck. It was called the B-Series and it was released in Japan in 1961. The B-Series was a small pickup truck with a two-door cab and an open bed in the back. It was powered by an air-cooled, two-cylinder engine and had four forward gears.

The B-Series had a top speed of 65 mph and could carry up to 1,000 pounds of cargo.

The B-Series proved to be popular in Japan and other parts of Asia, but it never really made its way to North America or Europe. This was mainly due to Mazda’s focus on other types of vehicles such as sedans and hatchbacks at the time.

In 1994, Mazda reintroduced the B-Series as a full-size pickup truck for North America. This version featured a four or six cylinder engine, extended cab option, and improved interior features. It became one of the most popular pickups on the market at the time due to its reliability and affordability.

Mazda eventually discontinued the B-Series in 2010 due to increasing competition from other car manufacturers. Since then, they have shifted their focus away from pickups and towards more economically viable cars such as crossovers and SUVs.


So while Mazda did make a pickup truck at one point in its history, they have since moved away from this type of vehicle in favor of more modern options such as crossovers and SUVs. While there are still some fans of the old B-Series out there, it’s unlikely that Mazda will be making any more pickups anytime soon.

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James Gardner