Mazda Motor Corp yesterday kicked off local production of the all-new CX-3 at its Auto Alliance (Thailand) plant in Rayong.
"AAT is an extremely important hub that consolidates our system for supplying the CX-3 promptly and consistently to the growing compact SUV market," said Kiyotaka Shobuda, a managing executive officer.
The first AAT products will be unveiled on November 10.
The all-new CX-3 began rolling off the assembly line at the Hiroshima plant in Japan in December.
AAT is the second production location and the first overseas facility to start making the model.
"By providing customers with Thai-produced vehicles that are as high quality as those we make in Japan, we will work towards further raising our brand image," he said.
The CX-3 is the fifth model in Mazda’s line-up of new-generation vehicles featuring the full range of SkyActiv technology and KODO-Soul of Motion design.
As a new kind of compact crossover SUV, it offers all the essentials people look for in a car – quality and stylish design, packaging developed for ease-of-use and responsive driving performance.
Mazda launched the CX-3 in Japan in February as a new core model and has begun sales in other key markets, including North America, Europe and Australia.