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1970 Mazda Pathfinder

The Mazda Pathfinder was a 4x4 off-road vehicle exclusively assembled and sold in Burma and was popular with the police and military. Power was from a four-cylinder engine delivering 90 PS and was offered with either a canvas roof or an enclosed version with seating for nine individuals. A long and short wheelbase versions were available. The transmission was a three-speed floor-mounted unit. Its off-road credentials included a leaf spring solid front axle in the front, skid plate, two-speed transfer case, and large non-directional tires. The design was rather utilitarian and purposeful, with similarities to the Willys CJ, Jeep, and Land Rover 'GP's.' The hood and front fascia were reminiscent of a Volkswagen Thing, and the side profile may have been inspired by a Toyota FJ. Certainly, the off-road credentials and design aspects of many of these vehicles may have inspired the limited production and limited market Mazda off-road Pathfinder.

During this era, Burma was ruled by General Ne Win who essentially closed off the country from the rest of the world. His military background influenced his policies and hindered the economic and social development of the country. With a closed-off country and a military mindset, he needed military vehicles - including Jeeps. At the time, the Japanese Government was interested in the country and investing in its future. To that end, the Japanese government convinced Mazda that the 'Jeep' they had been developing since the 1960s could be used in Burmese.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2020

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Mazda Monthly Sales Volume

June 2020
25,326
May 2020
24,933
April 2020
10,940
March 2020
15,664
February 2020
28,385
January 2020
23,621
December 2019
26,491
November 2019
24,374
October 2019
19,520
September 2019
18,838
August 2019
27,482
July 2019
23,292
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Performance and Specification Comparison

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Mazda
1975Chevrolet (1,755,773)Toyota (1,714,836)Ford (1,569,608)387,411
1974Chevrolet (2,333,839)Ford (2,179,791)Renault (1,355,799)378,928
1973Chevrolet (2,579,509)Ford (2,349,815)Fiat (1,390,251)465,734
1972Chevrolet (2,420,564)Ford (2,246,563)Fiat (1,368,216)379,703
1971Ford (2,054,351)Chevrolet (1,830,319)Volkswagen (1,128,784)
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)

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