Mazda to Produce the all new Mazda2 for
the Chinese market at Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Nanjing
Mazda Motor (China) Co. Ltd., Mazda
Motor Corporation’s management affiliate for the Chinese market,
has announced that Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd. (CFMA)
will produce the all-new Mazda2 at its plant in Nanjing, China.
The announcement was made at a pre-show media event Mazda held
on April 19, 2007, in advance of the Shanghai International
Motor Show. The Nanjing plant is a joint venture with Mazda’s
partners in China, the Ford Motor Company and the Changan
The all-new Mazda2 is the first of
Mazda’s new generation of products to evolve to the next stage.
Its world premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show at the
beginning of March 2007 met with great acclaim. Mazda has
specifically developed the Mazda2 model that will be produced at
the Nanjing plant to suit the tastes of the Chinese market.
The Nanjing vehicle manufacturing plant
will have an annual capacity of 160,000 units and will be based
on Mazda’s production system. The plant will feature
cutting-edge eco-friendliness, efficiency, and an
employee-friendly working environment. Manufacturing equipment
for stamping, body assembly, painting and final assembly lines
has already been installed, and verification trials have begun
in line with plans to commence production at the plant by the
end of 2007. Adjacent to the vehicle plant, Changan Ford Mazda
Engine Co., Ltd., is in the final phase of construction and will
commence production soon.
Mazda’s director and senior managing executive
officer in charge of China Business, Kiyoshi Ozaki, commented at the
media event held April 19: “Through the construction of the Nanjing
manufacturing and engine plants, Mazda and our partners will not only be
able to achieve business growth, but we also expect the plants will
contribute to the development of the local community and the Chinese
Mazda will maintain its pursuit of harmony
between driving pleasure and environmental and safety performance, and
always strive to be a brand that provides an exhilarating driving
In order to achieve our mid-term target of
production and sales of 300,000 units in China in 2010, we will continue
to offer Zoom-Zoom products to our customers in China.