After Ford decided to back out of supporting Japan’s Mazda, many experts saw the little automaker doomed – but history has a way of contradicting them. Now, Mazda has been reaching milestone after milestone.
With improved sales especially in the US, Mazda is in 2014 on an evolutionary path, on its way to make every model in the line-up a part of the Skyactiv family. The name is used for the next-generation models, which have better engines and improved overall technology.
And, because three of the models are full on the Skyactiv platform, just in a little over two years, the cumulated global production of the CX-5 crossover, Mazda6 mid size and Mazda3 compact has reached one million units. The trio is produced in Japan, Mexico, Thailand and China – with deliveries in over 100 markets worldwide.
“At Mazda we put everything into developing our SKYACTIV vehicles, and it is because these models have struck a chord with a wide range of customers all over the world that we have reached the one million-unit landmark. On behalf of Mazda, let me express my gratitude to each and every person who bought one of our cars. With our undying challenging spirit and a great deal of hard work, Mazda will continue to make even more appealing cars that will enrich the lives of their owners, and help us build a strong and lasting bond with our customers,” said Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, Masamichi Kogai.
Also, by the fiscal year ending in March 2016 the company aims to further introduce five new models on the Skyactiv platform.