Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that the cumulative global production volume of the Mazda6 has reached two million units at the end of August 2010. For those who don’t know, the first generation Mazda6 was introduced back in February 2002, this means that the 2 million mark was reached in eight years and six months.
The Mazda6 received a redesign in 2007 in line with Mazda's "Zoom-Zoom evolution" concept. In February 2009, the car received a five-star maximum rating at the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).
Currently, the Mazda6 is built at Mazda's Hofu Plant No. 2 in Japan, at AutoAlliance International Inc. (AAI) in Michigan, USA, and at the FAW Car Co., Ltd. (FCC) facility in Changchun, Jilin province, China. ,
"The Mazda6 is one of the core models which helped establish Mazda's brand image globally. I was the first generation model's development program manager, and I still have a special fondness for this terrific car. I'm grateful to the two million-plus customers around the world who have purchased a Mazda6. I would like to say thank you to each and every customer." said Seita Kanai, Mazda's senior managing executive officer in charge of R&D and Program Management.