2011 MAZDA 2 IN MEXICO
Opening of new products in Mexico and a sales company in Brazil, both in cooperation with Sumitomo, has been announced by Mazda Motor Corporation today. The Japanese manufacture proceeded with these moves in order to strengthen its presence in the rapidly growing Central and South American markets.
The Mexican plant, which is located in the city of Salamanca some 250 kilometers northwest of Mexico City, will produce the Mazda2 and Mazda3 models. The investment will reach $500 million, split 70% – 30% between Mazda and Sumitomo respectively, and once it reaches full capacity, will employ around 3,000 workers. It is expected to begin operations in the fiscal year of 2013 (April 2013 to March 2014), and its annual production will reach 140,000 units.
Mazda and Sumitomo will also open a new sales company in Sao Paulo, Brazil, named Mazda Motor do Brasil Limitada, with the investment once again being split 70% – 30% between the two companies.
2011 LEXUS LS 460 TOURING EDITION
To attract younger buyers into the showroom is not as easy as that thought, answer would be to design a vehicle(s) from scratch that caters to the needs of the all important 35-to-55-year-old male demographic.
The most cost and time efficient method is to enhance the range of your model with a sport trim level. And that is exactly what Lexus is attempting with the latest addition to its top-end model. The package on this car enhances styling and comfort, allowing us to attract younger buyers to the LS line-up.
Available on both the rear wheel- and all-wheel drive versions of the LS 460, the Touring Edition package is offered exclusively with a bespoke Smoky Granite Mica exterior finish. On the outside, it features 19-inch five-spoke alloy wheels (18-inch on the AWD model) and an aero kit that includes a front apron, side skirts, a rear apron and a different grille.
Inside, the package adds sports seats, matte brown wood trim, black and tan leather-trimmed seats and premium floor mats.