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Production of All-New Mazda6 Begins during Hofu Plant

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Ceremony hold during Hofu Plant No. 2 to symbol start of production


HIROSHIMA, Japan (August 1, 2012) – Mazda Motor Corporation hold a rite to commemorate a start of prolongation of a new Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan), entirely redesigned for a initial time in 5 years. The rite took place during a company’s Hofu Plant No. 2, in Yamaguchi prefecture. Approximately 500 people collected for a celebration, including Mazda’s Representative Director and Chairman of a Board, President and CEO, Takashi Yamanouchi, executives, employees and a deputy of a Mazda Workers Union. The initial automobile to come off a line was a Mazda6 automobile built to European specifications and powered by a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gasoline engine.

In his speech, Takashi Yamanouchi commented, “I am deeply changed that prolongation of a third-generation Mazda6, a flagship indication of a new-generation vehicles, starts in such an critical year for us. It is a 30 year anniversary of a start of operations here in a Nishinoura district of a Hofu Plant and a 10th anniversary of a start of prolongation of a first-generation Mazda6, behind in 2002. That initial Mazda6 debuted as an hint of Mazda’s code message, Zoom-Zoom, and a success led to good alleviation in a code image. The new Mazda6 that starts rolling off a line currently facilities both SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY and KODO -Soul of Motion design. Its growth represents a really best of a engineering capability and a formidable courtesy to detail. Let’s all work together to foster a new Mazda6, to make it a indication that gains a support of business all over a universe and leads a Mazda code to a new level.”

Representing all Hofu Plant employees, Masatsugu Ohgi from a Trim Final Assembly Gr. No. 2 in a Vehicle Production Dept. No. 4 said, “Incorporating all we have schooled about peculiarity alleviation by a prolongation of 9 million vehicles over 30 years during Hofu, we are dynamic to broach a new era Mazda6 that will outperform a prior indication in each honour and stir a emotions of business around a world.”

The all-new Mazda6 is a initial indication to be versed with Mazda’s singular stop appetite metamorphosis system, i-ELOOP. In all areas a growth group attempted to teach a hint of a Mazda brand, a fun of nimble doing that responds precisely to a driver’s intentions, while charity a class, style, peculiarity and comfort people design from a automobile in a CD segment.

The new Mazda6 will be introduced to a United States during a commencement of 2013 while progressing arrivals will start in Europe and Japan before a finish of 2012. Mazda is formulation to furnish approximately 120,000 units of a Mazda6 per year during a Hofu Plant.

Mazda will premiere a new Mazda6 sedan with Russian specifications during a Moscow International Automobile Salon 2012, that opens on Aug 29, 2012.

Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees a sales, marketing, tools and patron use support of Mazda vehicles in a United States and Mexico by some-more than 700 dealers.  Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.

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