New Mazda6 starts production at Hofu plant image

Mazda has recently announced that the new generation of the Mazda6 has entered production at the company’s Hofu plant.

After being teased a few times in some official videos and images, the new generation of the Mazda6 is once again being placed into the spotlights, this time with the car manufacturer announcing that the model has entered production at the Hofu plant in Japan. The event was celebrated by 500 people who have gathered in the Yamaguchi prefecture, at the company’s Hofu Plant No. 2, and the Mazda representative director and chairman of the board, president and CEO, Takashi Yamanouchi, a representative of the Mazda Workers Union, executives and employees have attended the celebration.

“I am deeply moved that the production of the third generation Mazda6, the flagship model of our new-generation vehicles, starts in such an important year for us. It is the 30 year anniversary of the start of operations here in the Nishinoura district of the Hofu Plant and the 10th anniversary of the start of production of the first generation Mazda6, back in 2002”, as Takashi Yamanouchi said.

The 2014 Mazda6 is based on the Takeri Concept, which was officially presented to the public at the 42nd edition of the Tokyo Motor Show, in December 2011. The model will get new SkyActiv engiens and transmission and thanks to technologies like direct injection, CO2 emissions and fuel consumption will be lowered. More details on the new Mazda6 will be announced in September at the 2012 Paris Motor Show.