The compact crossover will be produced at the plant in Salamanca, in Guanajuato, Mexico.
This decision is not surprising, given the fact that the plant produced sedan of the latest generation Mazda3, which shares a platform with the CX-30. Although the Japanese automaker has not yet made an official announcement, the publication Autonews Mexico reports that the announcement of the start of production may occur in September.
Salamanca is the first Mazda production company outside of Japan, which was chosen because Mexico has trade agreements with 45 countries, and is also a convenient place to send cars in Central and South America, Europe, the USA and Canada.
In March, during the debut of the CX-30 at the motor show in Geneva, the President and CEO of Mazda Akira Marumoto said that the car will be produced in factories, which the company considers key to its activities, including in Mexico.
The plant in Salamanca is capable of producing 140,000 vehicles a year. Since its opening in 2014, the company released the Mazda2 hatchbacks, sedans and hatchbacks Mazda3, and Toyota Yaris sedans on the base Mazda2. Last year the plant also started production of the Mazda2 sedan.
According to Director of Mazda Mexico, Miguel Barbeyto, model CX-30, made in Salamanca, will be sold in all world markets, including Mexico.
The compact crossover will be positioned in the line of the marches between the CX-3 and CX-5 will be equipped with petrol and diesel Skyactiv engines of the latest generation, and the crossover will get a hybrid variant. Will be available as a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive version of the model.