SANTA MONICA, CA – Production of Mazda North American Operations’ all-new ’03 Mazda6 sports sedan begins Sept. 30 with the goal of reaching optimum line speed within a month, Ward's is told. The measured ramp-up is expected to hit 54 jobs per hour by Oct. 21, while the ceremonial "Job 1" will be built Oct. 17, says Shelia Ford, quality systems manager at AutoAlliance International Inc. in Flat Rock, MI. Mazda6 Total North American volume is expected to be between 75,000 and ...

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