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Mazda wraps up U.S. production as last sedan rolls off line

Detroit Free Press -- The last Mazda6 rolled off the assembly line in Flat Rock on Friday, marking the end of production for the Japanese automaker in the U.S., less than a week before the 2014 model makes its world debut at the Moscow auto show.

AutoAlliance International in Flat Rock is Mazda's joint venture with Ford, and the plant also makes the Ford Mustang.

Mazda decided to move production of the next generation of the midsize Mazda6 to Japan. Ford will use the vacated space in the 50/50 joint venture to boost production of the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion that will go on sale this fall.

Mazda is not giving up its 50% ownership.

Ford has three shifts of Fusion production in Mexico but thinks demand for the all-new 2013 model will warrant more capacity.


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Hmmmm ExplorerWA: must "gusta" Fusion
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Is ExplorerWA saying Mexico is American?
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sorry to see Mazda6 production leaving Flat Rock
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What do you mean, @ExplorerWA? Those Mazdas were made in America, in a 50/50 partnership with Ford.
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Ford increasing production is good for the US economy.
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too bad
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Whatever
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Next? Imports from China!
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Ford and Mazda have been together for a long time. In the 80's I had a mazda pickup. It was about the same thing as the ford ranger.
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If they move production out of the US they should give up ownership.
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Meh...
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Only thing constant is change
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Good for ford
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Later dude.
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Never owned one, never will
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buh bye
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Never liked the Mazda 6.
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Buy American.
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Go Ford!!

We love our two Ford Fusions. Keep them coming.
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More reason to buy American made cars.
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Interesting...only Japanese car company moving production out of the US.
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OK
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Hopefully it keeps jobs
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Go Ford!!!
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 9:53:52 PM

let us hope Ford is right! Good bye Mazda

[Edited by: camel1 at 8/26/2012 10:54:31 PM EST]
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Mazda Zoom-Zooms back to Nippon.
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Good for Fusions being American Made, mostly
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That sucks
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big loss -- why didn't our government help to keep these jobs here
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So how can you call Ford a US auto maker?
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This shows the business mind of Ford Motor Company. If this happened to GM or Chrysler they would have closed the plant and left hundreds without a job.
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oh cool! Fusions finally put together by Americans!!!
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ok wow they're moving back guess the political situation said no more exporting to the cheaper labor in the USA
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Bad news fo rthe employees.
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