DJ Mazda 2 begins production at plant in Mexico

Mazda has begun production of the third generation or DJ Mazda 2 at its plant in Mexico for sales across the Americas.

Mazda’s Mexican plant, Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation (MMVO), is the third manufacturing site for the new DJ Mazda 2 after Hofu, Japan, and Thailand. MMVO was inaugurated earlier in 2014 and is currently producing the larger Mazda 3 sedan and hatch.

Production capacity at the Mexican plant is currently pegged around 140,000 cars per year, although Mazda hopes to raise that to 230,000 per annum by March 2016.

Mexican produced Mazda 2s will be sold in Mexico, the US and Canada, as well as Central and South America.