10 September 2010
 

Mazda 6 (2008 - 2012)

Two millionth Mazda6 comes off the line

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10 September 2010 | Mazda has announced that the cumulative global production volume of the Mazda6 reached two million units at the end of August 2010. The Mazda6 reached this milestone in the eight years and six months since production of the first generation Mazda6 commenced in February 2002 at Mazda's Hofu Plant No. 2 in Yamaguchi prefecture. This achievement marks the second fastest time (after the Mazda3) to produce two million units of one model since Mazda launched its new generation product line up in 2002.

Mazda6 is currently being produced at Mazda's Hofu Plant No. 2 in Japan, at AutoAlliance International Inc. (AAI) in Michigan, USA, and at the FAW Car Co., Ltd. (FCC) facility in Changchun, Jilin province, China. Mazda6 global production volume during January-August 2010 was steady at approximately 164,000 units, almost a 50 percent increase over same period the previous year.

Mazda 6 (2008 - 2012)

Seita Kanai, Mazda's senior managing executive officer in charge of R&D and Program Management said: "The Mazda6 is one of the core models which helped establish Mazda's brand image globally. I was the first generation model's development program manager, and I still have a special fondness for this terrific car. I'm grateful to the two million-plus customers around the world who have purchased a Mazda6. I would like to say thank you to each and every customer".

Mazda6 retail sales in the UK made up 1 in 5 of every cars sold in the D segment during August 2010, proving that the latest improvements have seen the model go from strength to strength.

Timeline for the Mazda6 to reach two million units of production

  • First generation Mazda6 February 2002: Production begins at Hofu Plant No. 2 May 2002: Sales start in Europe and Japan October 2002: Production begins at AutoAIliance International (AAI) March 2003: Production begins at FAW Car Co., Ltd. (FCC) in Changchun March 2004: Production of Mazda6 5-door Sports and Mazda6 Sport Wagon begins at AAI February 2006: Reaches cumulative global production volume of one million units
  • Second generation Mazda6 August 2007: Production begins at Hofu Plant No. 2 October 2007: Sales start in Europe January 2008: Sales start in Japan July 2008: Production of models for North America starts at AAI April 2009: Production of models for China began (known as Mazda6 Ruiyi in China)
  • February 2002: Production begins at Hofu Plant No. 2
  • May 2002: Sales start in Europe and Japan
  • October 2002: Production begins at AutoAIliance International (AAI)
  • March 2003: Production begins at FAW Car Co., Ltd. (FCC) in Changchun
  • March 2004: Production of Mazda6 5-door Sports and Mazda6 Sport Wagon begins at AAI
  • February 2006: Reaches cumulative global production volume of one million units
  • August 2007: Production begins at Hofu Plant No. 2
  • October 2007: Sales start in Europe
  • January 2008: Sales start in Japan
  • July 2008: Production of models for North America starts at AAI
  • April 2009: Production of models for China began (known as Mazda6 Ruiyi in China)
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