Mazda to Start New-Generation SUV Production in Japan

Economy

Tokyo, Jan. 4 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Mazda Motor Corp. <7261> said Friday it will launch the production of fully remodeled next-generation SUVs at a domestic plant.

Mazda President Akira Marumoto unveiled the plan in his New Year greeting message.

Details of the SUV model and the timing of its release will be announced at a later date.

In 2019, Mazda plans to release a series of new-generation models that adopt its new "Kodo" Soul of Motion design concept and innovative technologies such as a gasoline engine with fuel efficiency enhanced by 20-30 pct.

As part of the initiative, the automaker is set to release the new Mazda3 sedan in North America this spring.

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