On October 17, Mazda Motor Corporation commenced production of the all-new CX-5 at its Hofu Plant No. 2 in Yamaguchi Prefecture.
Until now, the CX-5 was assembled at the Ube Plant in Hiroshima Prefecture for the domestic market and in China and Malaysia for overseas. The start of production at Hofu No. 2 enables Mazda to respond flexibly and promptly to growing global demands.
Mazda is aiming to achieve its global sales target of 1.65 million units stipulated under its three-year medium-term plan. The Japanese automaker has built a production structure that responds more flexibly to the increasing demands of crossovers in recent years around the world. In December 2016, the Hofu Plant became the second plant to produce the CX-3 following the Ube Plant, and in August 2017 Mazda enhanced the production structure of its crossovers at the body factory of its Ube Plant.
Written by Toshiya Kouketsu @DAYS
(Translated by Masayuki Shikata)