(autoinsidernews) - Mazda Motor today held a ceremony to celebrate the first CX-9 crossover to roll off the line, officially launching production the seven passenger crossover. The first CX-9 rolled off the line at the Ujina Plant No.1, which is located near the automaker's global headquarters in Hiroshima. Hisakazu Imaki,
Mazda's representative director, chairman of the board, president and CEO, along with approximately 450 staffcomprised of several senior executives, union representatives and employeesattended this ceremony, reports Trend.
The CX-9 will be the latest addition to Mazda's product lineup in the all-important North American market, joining the Mazda CX-7, which went on sale there in May, said Hisakazu Imaki. CX-9 is a key model aimed at raising the visibility of Mazda in North America and will be an integral part of building the brand. Furthermore, to keep on providing the best Zoom-Zoom products that will exceed our customers' expectations around the globe, we must continue our efforts as One Mazda' to build even higher-quality vehicles.
The Mazda CX-9 will be arriving in North American showrooms in early 2007.