Mazda Increasing Mexican Production to 230,000 in 2016

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Mazda’s yet to be finished new factory in Salamanca, Mexico, will not be pushing out cars until March 2014. Yet the car company has announced it will boost production capacity from 140,000 units to 230,000 units by March of 2016.
50,000 of those extra vehicles will be a Toyota-badged car, which we believe will be a subcompact based on the next Mazda2. The other two cars that will be built by Mazda in Mexico will be new generations of the ‘2’ and ‘3’.

"This production capacity increase is an important part of Mazda’s drive to strengthen its overseas production base as laid out in our medium- to long-term plan," said Mazda president Takashi Yamanouchi.

"It is important to note that this capacity increase in Mexico which will allow us to meet our production agreement with Toyota as well as the growing demand for our SKYACTIV products around the world, will be incremental to production in Japan," he added.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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