The Mazda B-Series is a pickup truck, first manufactured in 1961 by Mazda Motor Corporation. The B-Series was introduced to the United States with the 1972 B1600.
Mazda's partnership with Ford has resulted in the sharing of this vehicle as the Ford Courier, and later as the Ford Ranger. However, it should be borne in mind that the Mazda B-Series and Ford Ranger twins sold in North America are unrelated to the ones sold elsewhere. These are engineered by Mazda, whereas the North American models are developed by Ford.
In 2006, the Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series pickups were replaced by the new Mazda BT-50 and its derivatives.