On the heels of the surprise announcement that Toyota and Mazda plan to jointly build a $1.6 billion manufacturing plant in the United States, we’re delving deeper into the long-range implications. Besides providing a shot in the arm to the U.S. economy and jobs growth, what’s in it for the two Japanese automakers? Specifically, Mazda who is about 1/7th the size of giant auto manufacturer Toyota. CardinaleWay Mazda in Corona, your #1 Corona Dealership, is optimistic that this marriage between strange bedfellows has the potential to produce great things for Mazda.
What Mazda Stands To Gain
While the strategic hunt for the location of the new Toyota-Mazda plant heats up, with at least a dozen states vying for bragging rights, let’s examine what could result from the alliance between the Japanese auto manufacturers. First, there’s substantial job growth, with at least 4,000 jobs promised by the creation of the new plant. Then, there’s the real possibility of shared technology between Toyota and Mazda. This is an area where Mazda can definitely benefit with regards to electric vehicle (EV) development, as Toyota is ahead of the game. Mazda, on the other hand, lags behind on EV development, due to their insistence that combustion engines hold promise for the future. It makes sense that they will team up and design EVs of the future.
Both automakers bought a token of shares from each other to solidify their “marriage of convenience.” On paper, it looks like the start of a beautiful collaboration. While Toyota is expected to initially manufacturer Corollas, their smaller sedan, Mazda has indicated they’ll manufacturer a yet-unnamed crossover SUV at the new plant. It remains to be seen if EVs may also be manufactured at the Toyota-Mazda facility in the long run, but anything’s possible.
CardinaleWay Mazda Has A Wide-Ranging Selection Of Vehicles
If you’re in the market for a new vehicle, stop by CardinaleWay Mazda in Corona and check us out. We’ve got the best selection of the latest Mazda models and Certified Preowned vehicles. If a Mazda sports car tickles your fancy, perhaps you’d like to test drive the all-new 2017 Mazda Miata MX-5 RF hardtop convertible or the 2017 Mazda3. Our top family choices include the 2017 Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV, 2017 Mazda6 sedan or the three-row 2017 Mazda CX-9. We’ve got a vehicle to fit every lifestyle at prices you can afford!
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