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Extra production for all-new Mazda CX-5

Extra production for all-new Mazda CX-5

2018 Mazda CX-5 to be built at two Japanese plants…

Mazda Australia will soon have the all-new Mazda CX-5 available to Australian SUV buyers and to help keep up with anticipated growth the car company has opened up extra production capacity.

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in Australia at the end of this month (we will be in attendance), the new CX-5 has big shoes to fill – the soon to be superseded model remains an Australian favourite and was again the best-selling medium SUV in February.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.”

Stay up to date with the latest Mazda CX-5 News here.

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Kate has always had an interest in writing and cars and now as a key member of the Behind the Wheel website team she gets to spend her days consumed by both. Aside from being a contributor and an editor at Behind the Wheel, Kate enjoys driving her Lancer EVO and walking her beloved dog, Max!

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