Mazda Motor Corp. is raising output of its hot-selling Mazda3 compact car for overseas markets by building it at another plant. The vehicle, known as the Axela in Japan, now is being built at Mazda’s Ujina No.2 plant as well as two other Japanese plants, Hofu No.1 and No.2. Output will total 2,000 units a month, bringing the annual tally to 350,000 units. Some 337,377 Mazda3/Axelas were built in fiscal 2004. Ujina No. 2 also builds the B-segment Mazda2/Demio subcompacts. Just last week ...
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