2017 Mazda CX-5 Begins Production In Japan

It’s only been two weeks since Mazda revealed its new CX-5 at the LA Auto Show, but already it has started production of the new crossover.

The first examples of the CX-5 rolled off the assembly line yesterday at Mazda’s Ujina Plant No. 2 near the company’s headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan.

The first units were evidently painted in the model’s signature shade of metallic red, and are destined for the Japanese Domestic Market, where the new model will go on sale in February before being exported around the world.

It’s a monumentally important milestone for Mazda, whose CX-5 by now accounts for one in every four vehicles it sells. The first-generation CX-5 was introduced five years ago and reached the million-made mark in April 2015 – making it the second-fastest-selling model after the Mazda3.

The Ujina plant is Mazda’s principal manufacturing facility, also handling production of the smaller CX-3 and larger CX-9 crossovers, the MX-5 and Fiat 124 roadsters, and a slew of vans we don’t get in America. A second plant in Hofu builds the Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6.

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  • Six_Tymes

    its looking good

  • TheHake

    Great car.

  • Toss

    I want one.

  • Janar Siniväli

    Probably the most beautiful crossover avilable. BUT – the side line still looks a bit clumsier than CX4.

  • Duke Woolworth

    A return to a horizontal beltline adds visibility that was missing previously and is still common to other Mazdas.

  • Sebastien

    Looking forward for the diesel option and official fuel economy.

  • FlameWater

    People in the comment section need to get there eyes checked, this looks like something Aqua man would drive. Half dolphin/whale soccer mom nightmare

    • BlackPegasus

      But Aquaman is a cool dude these days 😆

  • dumblikeyou2

    Hate those wheels. Hope there are other options.

  • Giziclown

    A Car As Art!!!

  • PeterB

    I hope the interior button and switch lighting is improved from the 2016 version top model that I now have. No illumination for the door buttons controlling locks, windows and mirrors, and no night illumination for the switches for navigation, entertainment etc. on the main control console. Also no in-car release for the tailgate. If I was able to test drive my car in the dark, I wouldn’t have bought it. Even my wife’s little Suzuki has these important little buttons illuminated at night.

    • Six_Tymes

      no illumination, really? I gotta go check this out.

  • JohnWolf

    When will the Diesel be ready?