The Japanese manufacturer and distributor of passenger cars and commercial vehicles, Mazda, will start assembly of its Mazda2 model in Vietnam, at the company’s local distributor Vina Mazda Automobile Manufacturing, in the Quang Nam province.
“With a large proportion of its approximately 90 million people in their 30s or under, Vietnam is one of the most youthful and promising emerging markets. Going forward, we are confident that the Mazda2 will further elevate our brand recognition and become a driving force for our future business growth in Vietnam”, said the Mazda director and senior managing executive officer of global marketing, sales and customer service Yuji Nakamine.
According to the automaker, the plant will produce around 2.000 vehicles annually and sales of the Mazda2 in Vietnam will commence in October, this year.
The local distributor Vina Mazda has started selling the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6 and the CX-9 from Japan, and the BT-50 from Thailand in March, 2011.