Mazda Motor Corp. commences production of the third-generation MX-5 Miata sports car at its Ujina No.1 plant in Hiroshima, Japan. The MX-5 Miata is the first model to be mass-produced at Ujina since painting operations restarted in April following a fire there last December. (See related story: Painting Resuming at Mazda's Ujina Plant) The first MX-5, known as the Mazda Roadster in Japan, is a velocity red model with matching red leather interior bound for North America. It has a 2L ...

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