Mazda and Fiat to announce co-operation program

Posted on 23. May, 2012 by in Mazda Canada

Press Release

Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda) and Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. (Fiat) have sealed a

non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a growth and manufacturing

of a new roadster for a Mazda and Alfa Romeo marques formed on Mazda’s

next-generation MX-5 rear-wheel-drive architecture.


The investigate calls for both Mazda and Fiat to rise dual differentiated, clearly styled, iconic

and brand-specific light weight, roadsters featuring rear-wheel drive. The Mazda and Alfa

Romeo variants will any be powered by specific exclusive engines singular to any brand.


The plan arrogance is that both vehicles will be made during Mazda’s Hiroshima,

Japan, plant with prolongation for Alfa Romeo envisaged starting in 2015.


“Establishing record and product growth alliances is one of Mazda’s corporate

objectives and this proclamation with Fiat is an critical initial step in that direction. It is

especially sparkling to be collaborating with such a prestigious marque as Alfa Romeo on a

new roadster formed on a next-generation MX-5, that is such an iconic car for Mazda

and famous as a best-selling roadster of all time.” pronounced Takashi Yamanouchi, Mazda’s

Representative Director and Chairman of a Board, President and CEO.


“This agreement clearly demonstrates a joining to Alfa Romeo and the

determination to grow it into a truly tellurian brand. By partnering with Mazda, we will be

co-operating with a famous personality in compress rear-drive car architectures in order

to broach an sparkling and stylish roadster in a Alfa Romeo tradition. We are elegant of

this partnership with Mazda and demeanour brazen to progressing a cultivatable and continuous

relationship.” pronounced Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne.


The Final Agreement is approaching to be sealed in a second-half of 2012.


Mazda and Fiat have also concluded to plead serve opportunities for co-operation in Europe.


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