National Car Company (NCC) is commemorating five decades of successful strategic partnership with Japanese auto major Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), which granted the company exclusive agency rights for Mazda vehicles in Qatar, way back in 1973.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of partnership in excellence, a ceremony was held at the Mazda showroom in Al Nasr.
NCC president director Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Thani received a commemorative memento from Mazda management representative Keiko Kawajiri who made an exclusive visit to Qatar to hand over the symbolic “Shamoji (rice paddle)” in line with the Japanese tradition.
Sheikh Ahmad presented a traditional Qatari memento as a mark of appreciation. The event was attended by Kei Watanabe and Kaito Shiba representing Itochu Corporation and the senior management of NCC.
Reflecting on the past, present and future on the occasion, Sheikh Ahmad said: “We take pride in the longstanding partnership with Mazda Motor Corporation built over mutual trust and co-operation as we have gone through many challenges, both local and global during our 50 years of association. Over the years, we have worked together in our endeavor, positioning Mazda as a premium brand focusing on human centricity delivering the pleasure of driving. The real secret behind our 50 years of success and achievements is the enduring relationship with our customers and our great passion and commitment to the brand.”
Moving into a more premium and dynamic line up, Mazda has introduced the all-new inline 6 turbo in 2024 CX-60 and CX-90 models which will be soon available in Qatar. Mazda developed this most powerful gasoline engine specifically for the large platform, Mazda’s all-new rear-biased all-wheel drive layout that supports a performance-focused experience. Additionally, Kinematic Posture Control (KPC), is standard on all CX-60 and CX-90 models and will help maintain Mazda’s signature driving dynamics to the three-row crossover SUV.
The available 3.3-litre inline 6 turbo will have the highest horsepower and torque from a mass production gasoline engine developed by Mazda with 340hp and up to 500 Nm/rpm of torque when using the recommended premium fuel. This engine provides the new range of SUVs with an engaging driving experience with a rewarding exhaust note, while also featuring a mild-hybrid system for efficiency without compromising on performance.
Over the years, the NCC has been recognised by Mazda with numerous awards recognising their outstanding customer service and sales performance. To celebrate this unique milestone, NCC has planned a variety of customer appreciation programmes and exclusive offers throughout the year which will be announced through print and social media channels periodically.
As Mazda and NCC together are looking forward to a bright future, the latter will continue to play a vital role in serving its customers in Qatar, delivering high levels of customer experience while Mazda is transforming its range of vehicles to meet the next generation demands with innovative technology focusing on sustainability and environment friendliness.
With its commitment to providing top-quality Mazda vehicles and exceptional customer service, NCC is poised for another 50 years of success along with Mazda which continues its unique direction in the automotive industry manufacturing vehicles which offer the pleasure of driving and are sustainable for the earth and society.
More information is available from the Mazda showroom, by calling 44435965/44417859 or visiting www.mazda-qatar.com.
Sheikh Ahmad presents a Qatari memento to Keiko Kawajiri.
Sheikh Ahmad, Keiko Kawajiri and other officials with symbolic Shamoji (rice paddle).
Mazda RX - 3, 1973