Mazda Motor Corporation announced that production of the 2015 Mazda2 began today, September 17, in Thailand through Mazda's Auto Alliance Thailand (AAT) facility. The first batch of Mazda2 production are bound for Australia.
AAT will also produce the 2015 Mazda2 for ASEAN countries and other markets in Oceania. Moreover, the automaker says the Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation (MMVO), Mazda's new plant in Mexico, will begin producing the said model within this year, consolidating a global supply system.
"It is a huge and challenging task to start production of a new model at three different plants around the world in such quick succession. We call Hofu Plant in Japan the 'mother plant,' and we are committed to ensuring that vehicles produced in Thailand and Mexico for our customers around the world are built to the same high quality standards as those in Japan," said Masamichi Kogai, Mazda's Representative Director, President and CEO.
AAT began manufacturing the Mazda2 in September 2009 and as of July 2014 the facility already managed to produce 182,663 units.