Mazda Cars for Sale in Nigeria
Mazda Motor Corporation was set up by a Japanese industrialist, Jujiro Mutsada in 1920. As at the time of its inception, it was named Toyo Cork Kogyo Corporation Limited, and adopted the name “Mazda” officially in 1984.Initially, the company was involved in manufacturing machine tools, followed by weapons in Second World War. The Mazda R360 was the first car launched by the automaker in 1960, and since then, the manufacturer has introduced numerous new models and discontinued the old ones. At this present time, Mazda is offering 20 different vehicles in different segments and regions across the world. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the Mazda band is quite popular, and Nigeria is one of its biggest markets. With one official distributor of the Mazda brand in Nigeria, the Mazda enthusiasts rely majorly on independent automobile dealers to make the Mazda brand available to them. Available options to vehicle buyers would be brand new, foreign used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian used (Registered) Mazda vehicles. People looking to purchase Mazda vehicles should make their search easy and convenient by logging on to Nigeria’s number one online premium vehicle marketplace, Carmudi where there are listings of some of the most road worthy Mazda vehicles available in the Nigerian automobile market.
Mazda Performance and Technology
Mazda is highly devoted toward the automotive research and development of new technologies. The existing Mazda cars are being built with most contemporary features and technologies related to performance, safety and convenience.
In 2012, Mazda launched its all-new SKYACTIV technology set, aimed to deliver excellent performance and driving experience with least impact on the environment. The mechanical features of current vehicles include SKYACTIV-G (gasoline engines), SKYACTIV-D (diesel engines), SKYACTIV-CNG (CNG engines), SKYACTIVE-Hybrid (hybrid engine technology), SKYACTIVE-Drive (automatic transmission) and SKYACTIV-MT (manual transmission).
Besides, Mazda is bolstering the safety technologies in its vehicles that are classified in four different categories, which include Ideal Driving Environment, Active Safety Technology, Pre-Crash Safety Technology and Passive Safety Technology. Moreover, the latest-model vehicles also encompass i-ACTIVSENSE that features many intelligent safety features and technologies.
In addition, Mazda has also launched a next-generation car connectivity system, Mazda Connect. This is an advanced infotainment system featuring human-centred design showing different types of information, 7-inch display screen, command controller, Active Driving Display and voice recognition.
Popular Mazda Models in Nigeria
Mazda is not very popular in the Nigerian auto market as compared to other Japanese brands like Honda, Toyota and Nissan. Nevertheless, it is gaining popularity in the used and tokunbo cars market. Some of the most admired Mazda vehicles in Nigeria are:
- Mazda MPV – The MPV is a minivan launched by Mazda in 1989 by Mazda. Mazda has so far released three generation model worldwide with the first generation model making its debut at the 1989 European International Auto Show in Bonn. You can buy a tokunbo or Nig used Mazda MPV at prices between ₦1 million and ₦3.5 million.
- Mazda 626 – The Mazda 626 is a mid-size sedan that was introduced by Mazda in 1970 and it proved so popular in Japanese as well as export markets that it instantly became a best-seller. Mazda has since released six generations of the Mazda 626 which are available in the Nigerian auto market at price range of ₦650K – ₦1.5 million.
- Mazda 323 – The Mazda 323 is a compact sedan type vehicle that made its debut in 1963 and marketed as Mazda Familia in some markets and even as Mazda Protegé in the Latin American countries. A Keijidosha car is a small car which conforms to the environmental standards set up by the Japanese government. The production of Mazda 323 was discontinued in 2003, after 40 years of manufacturing, when they revamped their product line and introduced the Mazda 2.
- Mazda Tribute – The Mazda Tribute is compact SUV produced by Ford Motor Company in 2000 which was however stopped in 2011 after which the Mazda CX-5 was replaced after a year. The Tribute came out together with the Ford escape in the same year and had several design and technical changes in its 11 years of production.
Mazda as a very well-known brand in Nigeria also offers other models like the Mazda Premacy, the Mazda 3, the Mazda 6 and the Mazda 323F which are easy to find our streets.
Availability of Mazda in Nigeria
Asides from the Authorised distributor of the Mazda brand in Lagos, Nigeria, there are also quite a number of independent automobile distributors across the nation who make the Mazda brand available to people for purchase. Find below listings of tokunbo and registered Mazda cars available in major cities in Nigeria.
Authorised dealer of the Mazda brand in Nigeria
The authorised dealer of the Mazda brand in Nigeria is the Nuel Auto Distribution Limited (NAD). NAD is the automobile business section of the Nuel Ojei Group of companies, and has been in business since 1981. They became the sole distributor of the Mazda brand in Nigeria after signing an agreement with the Japanese company in 2008, and have done an excellent job in making brand new Mazda vehicles available to the Nigerian populace. Asides from Lagos, they also have facilities in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Asaba, which makes it easy to benefit from their services.