Mazda6 reaches two million milestone
Mazda has announced that the two millionth Mazda6 rolled off the production line at the end of August this year.
Production of the 6 began in Mazda’s Hofu Plant No.2, Japan in February 2002 and was the lead model in the firm’s new generation of Zoom-Zoom products.
Five years later in 2007, the Mazda6 was fully redesigned and boasted improved efficiency as well as the coveted five-star EuroNCAP safety rating.
This, along with other attributes such as performance and practicality, lead to the 6 being awarded What Car? Family Car and Estate Car of the Year 2010, which complements the other 130 motoring prizes it has racked up since its inception in 2002.
Production remains in Mazda’s Hofu Plant No.2 in Japan, but has now branched out globally to the AutoAlliance International Inc. in Michigan and the FAW Car Co. in China.
Selta Kania, Mazda’s senior managing executive officer in charge of R&D and Programme Management, says: “The Mazda 6 is one of the core models."
“I would like to say thank you to each and every customer."
The Mazda6, which accounted for one in five D segment cars sold last month, starts from £16,995.