NEXT MIDSIZE MAZDA CAR FOR NORTH AMERICA TO BE BUILT IN HOFU, JAPAN

Posted on 06. Jun, 2011 by in Mazda Canada

Press Release

HIROSHIMA, Japan – Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that a association will build a subsequent midsize automobile (CD-car) for a North American marketplace during a Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan, as partial of ongoing efforts to boost tellurian prolongation efficiencies.

“Currently, prolongation of a Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) exists in 3 locations: during a Hofu Plant in Japan, AutoAlliance International (AAI) in Michigan, USA, and during FAW Car Co., Ltd. in Changchun, Jilin province, China. Our goal is to send prolongation of a subsequent CD-car for North America from AAI and connect it during Hofu in sequence to urge prolongation and investment efficiencies and optimize a business,” pronounced Takashi Yamanouchi, Representative Director and Chairman of a Board, President and CEO of Mazda Motor Corporation. “The preference was done after delicately assessing all risks and opportunities, including tellurian needs, changing direct in North America, and sell rate exposure. Going forward, Mazda will essay to say and grow a business in America.

“The preference to immigrate to Hofu and connect a prolongation of a subsequent CD-car creates a many clarity for a business,” settled Mr. Yamanouchi. “However, we are committed to operative with Ford, a corner try partner in AAI, to code intensity destiny opportunities for a plant. Mazda and Ford have enjoyed a tighten attribute for over 30 years. We have collaborated on projects where there are mutual benefits, and both companies sojourn committed to stability this vital partnership.”

The stream North American Mazda6 will continue to be built during AAI until a finish of a stream cycle plan. Mazda is conducting several studies with Ford on a destiny of AAI and will announce sum during a suitable time.

AAI was determined as Mazda Motor Manufacturing (USA) Corporation in 1985. It became a corner try between Mazda Motor Corporation and Ford Motor Company in 1992, when a name was altered to AutoAlliance International, Inc. Since prolongation commenced in 1987, a trickery has constructed over 1.7 million Mazda vehicles, including a Mazda MX-6, Mazda 626 and a Mazda6. Mazda6 prolongation began during AAI in 2002, and to date a trickery has built over 500,000 units. The Mazda6 went on sale in 2002 as a initial of Mazda’s new era products to model a Zoom-Zoom code message, and it has continued to benefit a clever following ever since.

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