TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda
Motor Corporation (Mazda) announced that Mazda's plant in Mexico,
currently under construction, will produce a Toyota-brand vehicle for
sale mainly in North America. The sub-compact Toyota-brand vehicle, to
be based on the Mazda2, is to start production around the summer of
2015 at a pace of 50,000 units per year and will be sold through Toyota
Mazda's plant in Mexico is scheduled to start production within the
fiscal year ending March 2014, with Toyota investing an appropriate
portion of production equipment costs and development costs related to
the Toyota vehicle and also an appropriate portion of costs related to
the plant's production-capacity increase.
Through the agreement, TMC aims to strengthen its North American vehicle
lineup, while Mazda aims to increase production efficiency and
contribute to its profitability.
Mazda Mexico Plant Outline (as of June 17, 2011 Mazda announcement)
Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Salamanca city, Guanajuato state, Mexico
Annual production capacity
SOURCE: Mazda Canada Inc.
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