DETROIT — Mazda Motor Corp.'s plan to build the Premacy in China was a spur-of-the-moment decision on the part of partner Hainan Motors, says Mazda President Mark Fields. The automakers originally had targeted the MPV (multipurpose vehicle) for the Chinese market. “We had our Chinese partner over for a meeting (to discuss the MPV),” Fields says. “We're walking through the showroom and they said, ‘What's that?’” When Mazda officials told them the vehicle that caught their eye was the ...
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