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inodes
03-22-2012, 07:48 PM
Hi All,

I've read a lot of media articles that continue to refer to the CX-5 as being manufactured in Hofu instead of Hiroshima (Ujina Plants 1 & 2).

I've been through Hiroshima more times than I can count, and I'm very famililar with the factory. It's been a while since being back there though and at the time I could clearly see Mazda 2's, MX-5's and CX-9's.

Hofu is the newer of the factories and home to Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 (international model).

See:
http://www.mazda.com/profile/outline/library/2011/pdf/sec06_Japan.pdf

I saw a video where the CX-5 was being produced right next to the CX-7 and Mazda 5, so it makes sense that the CX-5 is produced in Ujina Plant No.2.

Has anyone got any proof of this?

inodes
03-22-2012, 07:50 PM
Example that I think is incorrect:

http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/story2/D4C8F6BCCB6C695FCA2579C9001321F1

Despite sourcing the CX-5 from the Hofu plant in Japan, Mr Maciver told GoAuto that Mazda Australia would retain its projected supply levels, partly due to its strong standing in the global Mazda family.

Video showing CX-7 and Mazda 5 beside CX-5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IiYzE_tSiDQ