The following year, Mazda finds it needs to boost CX-5 production once again, to 240,000 units. In July 2013, the all-new Mazda3 begins being assembled in Hofu, while the following month China opens its own assembly line.
The three existing Skyactiv models will soon be joined by the new Mazda2/Demio subcompact, to be produced in Mexico. The automaker is also planning a small crossover based on the 2, which will be called the CX-3 and should go on sale in 2015.
Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, Masamichi Kogai had this to say about the company's first major Skyactiv milestone: “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.”