Mazda CX-5 Global Production Reaches One Million Units
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Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that cumulative production of the Mazda CX-5 surpassed one million units at the end of April 2015. Taking only three years and five months since production commenced in November 2011, the CX-5 is the second-fastest Mazda model to reach the one million- unit milestone, following the Mazda3.
Production of the CX-5, which was the first of Mazda’s new-generation models to feature the striking KODO – Soul of Motion – design expression and ground-breaking SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY platform, began at Ujina Plant in Hiroshima, but has since been expanded to include manufacture in China as well as local assembly in Russia, Malaysia and Vietnam.*1
Mazda CX-5 was launched into the growing crossover SUV market in February 2012 and has run at the head of New Zealand medium SUV sales since its first release. It has since won more than 60 different awards around the world including the prestigious Car of the Year Japan in 2012-2013.
“The launch of the CX-5 in 2012 was yet another revelation for Mazda,” says Andrew Clearwater, Managing Director of Mazda New Zealand. “With its striking design and new-generation SKYACTIV technology delivering dynamic performance and exception fuel economy; as well as the assurance of i-ACTIVSENSE safety, the CX-5 has become an integral part of our core showroom offering and a firm favourite with New Zealand motorists. I am delighted to see the CX-5 production reach the one-million- unit mark and we look forward to extending its success even further through 2015.”
*1 Locally-assembled units are counted as Japanese domestic production volume.