September 7, 2006
Mazda marks three millionth vehicle made in Michigan
Irvine, California – Mazda North American Operations has announced that a red Mazda6 hatchback will be the three millionth vehicle produced at AutoAlliance International Inc (AAI) in Flat Rock, Michigan. The vehicle will be donated to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina. Last year, AAI raised US$25,000 for hurricane victims.
Mazda first began producing vehicles in the U.S. in 1987 at its Mazda Motor Manufacturing (USA) Corporation in Flat Rock. In 1992, the facility changed its name to AAI and formed an equal partnership between Mazda and Ford. The facility currently produces the Mazda6 and Ford Mustang, and previously made the Mazda MX-6, Mazda 626, Ford Probe and Mercury Cougar.