The Japanese based automaker Mazda has recently announced that production of the Mazda2 or Demio has started in Vietnam at a new facility in Quang Nam province, at the company’s local distributor Vina Mazda Automobile Manufacturing, which was created to make cars for the local auto market.
“We are confident that the Mazda2 will be warmly accepted by Vietnamese customers despite the extremely competitive compact car segment. Vietnam is one of the largest markets in the ASEAN region, with a large youthful population and promising economic development in recent years. Mazda is strengthening its support of our local manufacturer and distributor in order to ensure our success in Vietnam”, said the executive vice president Kanai on the independent company.
The Quang Nam plant has a total capacity of 10.000 cars annually out of which 2.000 will be the five-door Mazda2 and the rest will be used to assemble other models for the local auto market.
Vina Mazda, the local distributor, has already started selling the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, the CX09 from Japan and the BT-50 from Thailand earlier this year and the vehicles which will be made at the Quang Nam plant are expected to hit the dealerships early next year.