The new Mazda CX-30 will be released in MexicoAugust 29, 2019
The compact crossover will be produced at a factory in Salamanca in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.
The solution is not surprising, given that the same plant is building the latest generation Mazda3 sedan, which shares the platform with the CX-30. Although the Japanese automaker has not yet made an official announcement, Autonews Mexico reports that the announcement of the launch of production may occur in September.
Salamanca is Mazda’s first manufacturing facility outside of Japan, which was chosen because Mexico has commercial agreements with 45 countries, as well as a convenient place to send cars to Central and South America, Europe, the United States and Canada.
Back in March, when the all-new CX-30 debuted at the Geneva Motor Show, Mazda president and chief executive Akira Marumoto said the car would be produced in factories that the company considers to be key to its operations, including Mexico.
The factory in Salamanca is capable of producing 140,000 cars per year. Since its opening in 2014, the plant has produced Mazda2 hatchbacks, Mazda3 sedans and hatchbacks, as well as Toyota Yaris sedans based on the Mazda2. Last year, the plant also began production of the Mazda2 sedan.
According to Mazda Mexico Director Miguel Barbeito, the CX-30 models made in Salamanca will be sold in all world markets, including Mexico. The compact crossover will be located between the CX-3 and CX-5 and will offer the latest generation of Skyactiv gasoline and diesel engines, as well as a hybrid version. Both six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmissions as well as all-wheel drive versions will be available.
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