Mazda opens engine plant in Hiroshima HIROSHIMA — Mazda Motor Corp. opens its midsize engine plant in Hiroshima. The new plant has a production capacity of 425,000 units annually and will begin operation by March 2002. Mazda is renewing its entire engine line, including the midsize I-4 engine range that will be built there, in conjunction with Ford Motor Co., which owns 33% of the Japanese automaker. Some 26% of the engine volume to be built there, which consists of 1.8L, 2.0L and 2.3L ...

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