Motor Corp. reportedly has resumed production of its popular Mazda3 compact car in China after a 7-month hiatus.
Production of the car was halted in early April at’s joint venture with Motor Co. and Changan Automotive Group, because of an incomplete application to sell the Mazda3 through a different JV.
The Chinese government reportedly was uncomfortable with Mazda’s request to build the car through one joint venture and sell it through another, in this case a JV withCar Co., Reuters reported in July.
Typically, Western auto makers with JVs in China sell through their own sales networks in the country.
No announcement has been made as to when sales of the Mazda3 will resume in China nor what channel they will be sold through.