Mazda rolls out 2 millionth Mazda6
Muscat, September 15, 2010
The cumulative global production of the Mazda6 reached two million units at the end of August, said its Japanese automaker Mazda Motor Corporation.
The Mazda6 reached this milestone in eight years and six months since the production of the first generation Mazda6 commenced in February 2002 at Mazda’s plant in Yamaguchi.
This achievement marks the second fastest time – after the Mazda3 – to produce two million units of one model since Mazda launched its new generation Zoom-Zoom product lineup in 2002, a company statement said.
Production of the first generation Mazda6 (known as Mazda Atenza in Japan) commenced in 2002, and it was the leadoff model in Mazda’s new generation of products epitomizing the company’s Zoom-Zoom brand message.
The Mazda6, a mid-size car, has won over 130 global motoring prizes, including Japan’s prestigious 2003 RJC Car of the Year award in November 2002.
“The Mazda6 is one of the core models which helped establish Mazda’s brand image globally,” said Annurag Chawla, head of marketing and communications at Towell Auto Centre, the local distributor of Mazda in Oman.
“We promise you that Mazda will continue to make cars that look inviting, are fun to drive and make you want to drive them again, cars that feature outstanding environmental and safety performance balanced with driving pleasure.”
The Mazda6 was fully redesigned in 2007 in line with Mazda’s “Zoom-Zoom evolution” concept by building on the strengths of the first generation model and taking them one step further, and its environmental and safety performance was significantly improved, a statement said.
In February 2009, the new Mazda6 European specification model was awarded the five-star maximum rating by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). – TradeArabia News Service