By Kennita Leon on March 19, 2018
Automakers take competitions very seriously. There are so many around the world that it's sometimes hard to differentiate who made what. Are you enough of a car fan to say which vehicle is Ford and which is Mazda? One is American and the other is Japanese but do you know the other differences?
Ford is an American automotive company that is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford over 114 years ago and has since become a front-runner when it comes to vehicle sales.
At one point, the brand owned the Jaguar and Land Rover subsidiaries but sold them in 2008. They suffered one of the biggest financial crises in automotive history but has gone on to become fifth largest automaker on the planet and establishing a market value of over $45 billion.
Mazda, on the other hand, is from the Eastern hemisphere and is headquartered in Hiroshima, Japan. The company was founded in 1920 and almost suffered bankruptcy a few years later.
Since then, it has given us cars like the RX-7, the MX-5 Miata, the B4000 and the CX-7.
What many people don't know about these rivals is that there was a partnership between the two for over 40 years, which ended in 2015; at one point, Ford owned a third of Mazda. Although the union was said to have saved over $90 million, the financial crises of 2008 was not on Ford's side.
Since the two split and have gone their separate ways, do you think you know enough to differentiate them?