Mazda6: Two million units produced
Production of the two millionth Mazda6
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the total number of Mazda6 (called Mazda Atenza in Japan) produced worldwide had reached two million units at the end of last August. This major event took place eight years and six months after the entry into production of the first generation Mazda6 in February 2002, the Mazda 2 Hofu situated in the prefecture of Yamaguchi plant. Only the Mazda3 has surpassed the two million units faster, since Mazda has launched its range Zoom-Zoom new generation in 2002.
The first generation Mazda6, which began production in 2002 was the introduction of the new range of products embodying Mazda Zoom-Zoom to the message of the brand model. The Mazda6 is a midsize vehicle combines a sporty style and exceptional driving performance, strengths that have earned the model of the first generation to win a frank success FROM many customers. In addition, she has been awarded more than 130 international awards, including 2003 RJC Car of the Year in November 2002 at the prestigious Japan.
The Mazda6 was completely redesigned in 2007 under the concept of "Zoom-Zoom Evolution" brand. The advantages of the first generation model was then reinforced, while its performance in terms of the environment and security have been significantly enhanced. In February 2009, the new Mazda6 destiny in European market was awarded the maximum score of five stars by Euro NCAP agency (European New Car Assessment Programme).
The Mazda6 is currently produced in the Mazda 2 Hofu plant in Japan, the AutoAlliance International Inc. (AAI) in Michigan (USA), and FAW Car Co., Ltd.. (FCC) Changchun, Jilin Province, China. From January to August 2010, the global production volume of the Mazda6 has established approximately 164 thousand units, an increase of nearly 50% compared to the same period the previous year.
"The Mazda6 is one of the key models that were used to build the image of the Mazda brand globally, says Seita Kanai, SEO (Senior Managing Executive Officer) Mazda charge of R & D department As a former director of the development program of the model of the first generation, I keep a certain fondness for this great vehicle. I am very grateful to the more than two million customers worldwide have purchased a Mazda6. I would like to say a big thank you to each of them. "
Mazda will continue to produce vehicles that seem to invite you to drive, are fun to drive and give the urge to reinstall a board, of vehicles with outstanding performance in matters of environment and safety, coupled with a real driving pleasure.
* (Euro NCAP) is an independent European agency evaluating the safety performance of vehicles. Founded in 1997, it brings together the ministries of transport of several European countries.
History preceding the production of the Mazda6 two millionth copy
First generation Mazda6
February 2002 Entry into production plant No. 2 Hofu
Marketing in May 2002 in Europe and Japan
October 2002 Start of production has AutoAIliance International (AAI)
March 2003 Start of production at FAW Car Co., Ltd.. (FCC) Changchun
March 2004 Start of production of the Mazda6 5-door Sport and Mazda6 Sport FastWagon IAA
February 2006 Production of copy millionth Mazda6
Mazda6 second generation
August 2007 Entry into production plant No. 2 Hofu
October 2007 Marketing in Europe
January 2008 Marketing in Japan
July 2008 Launch of production of IAA was the intended North American models
April 2009 Launch of the FCC production models to China (or Mazda6 is called Ruiyi)
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