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Report: Mazda to stop making cars in US
Friday June 3, 2011
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TOKYO (AP) -- Mazda Motor Corp. plans to leave its joint venture with Ford Motor Co. and stop building cars in the U.S., the Nikkei financial daily reported Friday.

Mazda and Ford operate the AutoAlliance International plant in Michigan as a 50-50 partnership. Citing unnamed company sources, the Nikkei said Mazda is considering selling its stake to Ford as the Japanese automaker tries to restructure its global production.

Mazda cars sold in the U.S. will be shipped from Japan and Mexico starting around 2013, according to the Nikkei.

In response, Mazda issued a short statement saying the report was not based on information it had released.

"Mazda and Ford are jointly studying various possibilities for AAI, and we have nothing to announce at this time," Mazda said. "We do not comment on speculation."

The plant in Flat Rock, Michigan manufactures the Mazda6 midsize sedan and the Ford Mustang. It employs about 1,700 workers, according to Ford.

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Report: Mazda to stop making cars in US
Friday June 3, 2011
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TOKYO (AP) -- Mazda Motor Corp. plans to leave its joint venture with Ford Motor Co. and stop building cars in the U.S., the Nikkei financial daily reported Friday.

Mazda and Ford operate the AutoAlliance International plant in Michigan as a 50-50 partnership. Citing unnamed company sources, the Nikkei said Mazda is considering selling its stake to Ford as the Japanese automaker tries to restructure its global production.

Mazda cars sold in the U.S. will be shipped from Japan and Mexico starting around 2013, according to the Nikkei.

In response, Mazda issued a short statement saying the report was not based on information it had released.

"Mazda and Ford are jointly studying various possibilities for AAI, and we have nothing to announce at this time," Mazda said. "We do not comment on speculation."

The plant in Flat Rock, Michigan manufactures the Mazda6 midsize sedan and the Ford Mustang. It employs about 1,700 workers, according to Ford.

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I think ALL MKZs should be built in Flat rock and maybe some Fusions as well, and leave Hermosillo for Fusion only.

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Good Bye Mazda6......Hello LincolnStang. Good Bye Zoom Zoom.....Hello Vroom Vrooom.
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Dont dream about that car... is a beautiful machine, but Ford dont want to give us that MKR concept... No matter how much the customers desire a good RWD Lincoln

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just discovered that Scott Tobin, Director, Lincoln Product Development (bio)
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I won't give up hope as long as a new RWD platform is being developed for the Mustang . And who knows with the new one Ford mentality it would be a stupid idea to build an exclusive platform to accommodate one car .



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The plant needs to run at 70 percent of its annual capacity of 240,000 vehicles — or 168,000 — to be profitable, Ozaki** said. The plant produced 54,000 vehicles last year.

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Kiyoshi Ozaki, Mazda’s chief financial officer
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Its official, Mazda is leaving the plant.

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