VIENNA – Russian President Vladimir Putin joins top managers of Mazda and local auto maker Sollers to celebrate the start of car assembly at the new 50-50 joint venture Mazda Sollers Mfg. Rus in Vladivostok. Mazda Sollers has launched pilot assembly of the new Mazda CX-5 cross/utility vehicle from semi-knocked-down kits sourced from Japan. Volume assembly begins Oct. 1 at the plant in Eastern Russia. The all-new Mazda6 will be added later. Mazda is the fourth Japanese auto maker ...

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