Most auto websites in India are claiming that Mazda is seriously evaluating an India presence with the launch of some of its products here.  It is believed that Mazda is not interested in a joint venture or any other kind of partnership and wants to come in on its own steam.  Mazda shares platforms with Ford and the new Fiesta announced by Ford also has Mazda underpinnings.  Mazda of Japan is known for its driver centric cars such as the Miata and the RX range.