Saturday, November 10, 2012
Hot News: Next Toyota Sub-Compact to be Built by Mazda
According to the release, Toyota “aims to strengthen its North American vehicle lineup,” while Mazda “aims to increase production efficiency and contribute to its profitability.” The plant in question is Mazda’s new Salamanca City plant, located in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato. Once it’s up and running in 2014, the facility will build the Mazda2, Mazd3, and this new Toyota vehicle; the plant can churn out around 140,000 units per year with approximately 3000 employees. Toyota’s investment will help Mazda to fund the capacity increases needed for the additional vehicles being built.