Production at Mazda Motor Corp. rebounded in 2002, as the auto maker built 773,798 vehicles in Japan, a 6.1% rise over year-prior. The performance marked the first increase in domestic output since 1997. Domestic production of passenger vehicles rose 9%, offsetting a 20.5% decline in commercial vehicle production. Overseas production also made strides, up 21.6% last year to 169,560 units. Passenger car sales, at 104,883 units, increased 32.3% year-on-year, while CV output rose 7.4%. ...

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