2018 Mazda CX-5 to be built at two Japanese plants…
Mazda announcing this morning that the new 2018 Mazda CX-5 would now be built at a second Mazda production facility - the Hofu Plant in the Yamaguchi prefecture.
The second facility will help the main plant at Hiroshima keep up with expected strong global demand.
Being launched in Australia at the end of this month (we will be in attendance), the new CX-5 has big shoes to fill – the soon to be superseded model remains an Australian favourite and was again the best-selling medium SUV in February.
The Hofu plant is already producing Mazda CX-3 crossovers in addition to the Hiroshima Plant and global production chief at Mazda, Masatoshi Maruyama, says there is capacity at Hofu to produce enough CX-5 SUVs to meet demand.
“As with the Mazda CX-3, starting production of the Mazda CX-5 at Hofu Plant, as well, is part of our plan to build a production framework that gives us more flexibility between plants and between models,”
“We will do everything we can to get customers the vehicles they want as quickly as possible.”
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