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Mazda trucks history that you need to know

Hello, Mazda truck fans! Come along with me on a chill ride as we explore the fascinating history of Mazda trucks. I’m not just a fan – I’m an enthusiast who has worked with these fantastic vehicles while running a business in Westlake and Thousand Oaks.

Let’s take a laid-back stroll through the straightforward yet thrilling story of Mazda’s evolution and how it’s become an integral part of our local communities.

The Cool Four-Wheeled Adventure:

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Back in the 1950s, Mazda rolled out the Romper cab-over semi four-wheeler, turning heads in Westlake and Thousand Oaks.

Picture this: nimble, powerful, and able to carry a ton of stuff – it was like the superhero of trucks. The D1100 and D1500 followed in 1959, doubling Mazda’s small truck market share in no time.


These trucks weren’t just vehicles; they were local legends.

Mazda’s Hometown Heroes – E2000, Titan, and BT-50:


Fast forward to 1962 when Mazda dropped the all-new D1500 and the mighty D2000 with an 81ps engine. These rides paved the way for the Titan series, becoming the powerhouse of Westlake and Thousand Oaks.

The E2000, born in 1964, joined the squad with a 2-ton load capacity, making it the town’s cool cousin.

Then, there’s the B1500, the pickup that evolved into the BT-50, stealing the spotlight at the 2006 Bangkok International Motor Show.

Local Love – Mazda-Go 3-Wheeled Trucks:

Let’s take a pit stop in 1931 when Mazda-Go Type-DA hit the streets. These three-wheeled wonders didn’t just rule Japan’s truck market; they were a hit in Westlake and Thousand Oaks too.

Mazda’s commitment to being awesome locally laid the foundation for its global success.

The Mazda Magic: Connecting with Westlake and Thousand Oaks:

The name Mazda wasn’t just a brand; it was a connection to our communities. Born with the Mazda-Go, it echoed through the hills of Westlake and the streets of Thousand Oaks.

The Kagoshima-Tokyo Caravan Campaign in 1936 covered 2,700 kilometers, showing that Mazda wasn’t just about cars; it was about being part of our local culture.

Now, Let’s Talk 2009 – The Mazda B-Series:

Zoom into 2009, and the Mazda B-Series made its debut. Yeah, it had its quirks, but as an expert cruising through Westlake and Thousand Oaks, I saw it hold its own.

With a cool dash layout, tight turns, and the reliability we love about Mazdas, it added a fresh chapter to the local automotive story.

2009 Mazda B-Series 4WD Plus4 Cab Auto Specs

Trim4WD Plus4 Cab Auto
Exterior ColorsVarious
Drivetrain4 Wheel Drive
MPG14 City / 18 Hwy
Body StyleCab Plus 4
4WD Plus4 Cab Auto


Body StyleCab Plus 4
Wheelbase (in.)125.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)70.3
Height, Overall (in.)67.5
4WD Plus4 Cab Auto

Exterior Features:

  • Bed Liner (Optional)

Tires & Wheels:

Tires – FrontAll-Terrain
Tires – RearAll-Terrain
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemYes
Steel WheelsYes
4WD Plus4 Cab Auto


  • Trailer Hitch Receiver


Convenience & Comfort:

  • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Interior Cargo Shade (Optional)
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror (Optional)
  • Power Steering


Passenger Capacity4
Front Headroom (in.)39.2
Front Legroom (in.)42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in.)53.8
Front Hip Room (in.)52.7
Second Headroom (in.)35.6
Second Legroom (in.)40.3
Second Shoulder Room (in.)15.3
4WD Plus4 Cab Auto


  • AM/FM Stereo

Heating & Cooling:

  • A/C


  • Cloth Seats
  • Split Bench Seat


Engine & Performance:

Four Wheel DriveYes
V6 Cylinder EngineYes
Engine TypeGas V6
Horsepower (Net @ RPM)207 @ 5250
Torque (Net @ RPM)238 @ 3000
Turning diameter43.0
4WD Plus4 Cab Auto


Gasoline FuelYes
EPA Fuel Economy Est – City (MPG)14
EPA Fuel Economy Est – Hwy (MPG)18
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)19.5
4WD Plus4 Cab Auto


Suspension Type – FrontDouble Wishbone
Suspension Type – RearLeaf Springs
4WD Plus4 Cab Auto

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