Mazda to build Toyota cars from 2015

Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have announced a production plan that will see Mazda produce Toyota vehicles at its Salamanca city plant in Mexico from 2015.
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The Mazda plant, currently under construction, will build the Mazda2-based sub-compact Toyota destined for sale mainly in North America, at a rate of 50,000 units a year once production begins.


The agreement sees an investment by Toyota into production equipment and model development costs, as well as costs related to the plant’s production-capacity increase following its scheduled Mazda-vehicle production start by March 2014.

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Mazda says the new plant will produce 140,000 units annually and employ approximately 3000 workers.

The agreement shows an increasing bond between the two top-selling car makers after a partnership was formed in 2010 that saw Toyota supply Mazda with its hybrid technology under licence.