Mazda aims to sell 240,000 units a year of new Atenza globally

Tue, 11/20/2012 - 10:04am
The Associated Press

TOKYO, Nov. 20 (Kyodo) — Mazda Motor Corp. on Tuesday launched a fully-remodeled Atenza in Japan, aiming to sell 240,000 units a year in the global market.

The third generation of the Atenza, sold overseas as the Mazda 6, features advanced safety technologies and a new fuel-efficient system. The vehicle has already been introduced in some countries in Europe and will be launched in over 120 countries in total, including the United States, Mazda said.

The new model, which comes in sedan and wagon, is currently manufactured at Mazda's plant in Yamaguchi Prefecture, western Japan. President Takashi Yamanouchi said at a press conference that the automaker also plans to produce the vehicle in Russia and China.

The new Atenza, which has a fuel economy of up to 22.4 kilometers per liter, will be offered at retail prices of between 2.5 million yen and 3.4 million yen in Japan.




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