Mazda considers building a new model in Guanajuato
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Another Japanese automaker that has already stopped production in El Bajio, central Mexico, is Mazda, who kept its plant in Salamanca, Guanajuato idle during the past week, although its managers say it was just a routine maintenance procedure in the production lines.
On the contrary, the rumor among the Guanajuato media that the Hiroshima-based company plans to produce a new model at its Mexican plant is getting stronger. For some time now, several news outlets have reported about the possibility of producing in Salamanca the CX3 SUV, which is based on the same platform as the Mazda2 and the Yaris sedan that Mazda builds for Toyota in the same facility.
Said adaptation, according to media based in El Bajio region, would be carried out without expanding the plant and taking full advantage of the production capacity of 250,000 annual units available to the factory where the Mazda3 is also manufactured in both sedan and hatchback versions.