The latest Mazda CX-5 will not only be assembled in the Hiroshima facility; it will be put together over at Hofu, too.
According to a report by CarScoops, production is confirmed to kick off in November. Commencing production at Hofu plant will help the automaker to meet the growing demand for SUVs all over the world.
Aside that, it will also help Mazda to increase their annual sales to 1.65 million vehicles.
Masatoshi Maruyama, Mazda’s managing executive officer responsible of global production, stated that, “As with the CX-4, starting production of the CX-5 at Hofu plant as well is part of our plan to build a production framework that gives us more flexibility between plants and models. We will do everything we can to get customers the crossover vehicles they want, as quickly as possible.”
Back in February, the all-new Mazda CX-5 was launched in Japan and proved its appeal by selling 16,639 units – standing for almost seven times the monthly target.
Over in Japan, the pricing starts off at 2,462,400 Yen, which is equivalent to $21,370, for the basic variant. This version sports the 2.0L petrol mill and a front-wheel drive setup while the range-topping version, with AWD, is priced from 3,002,400 ($26,055).
Americans who are interested in the 2017 Mazda CX-5 will have to be willing to fork out at least $24,045 to own one of these babies.