• The first B360, launched in 1961, was tiny compared to most rival bakkies. • Mazda kept evolving its B360 bakkie throughout the 1960s.• There was even an export variant, the B600, which used a 577cc version of the air-cooled V-twin engine.
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Mazda's history traces back to a single, rather compact car: the R360.
Automotive enthusiasts are aware that Japanese manufacturers started small, with the Kei-sized vehicle class, which remains very popular on overcrowded Japanese roads.