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Mike Stevens | Sep, 17 2014 | 3 Comments

The all-new 2015 Mazda2 hatch, revealed in July, has today hit the production line at the company's Automotive Alliance Thailand plant (AAT).

A joint venture between the Japanese carmaker and Ford, AAT also produces the BT-50 and Ranger pickups, along with a number of other models.

The very first examples of the new AAT-built Mazda2 will come to Australia, with other ASEAN and Oceanic markets also set to take supply from the Thai plant.

Australia’s Thai sourcing of the 2 will be an almost entirely new affair, with the outgoing range sourced from Japan for all but one of its seven years.

MORE: Thai Production Confirmed For Australian Mazda2

The new Mazda2 is also built at the company’s Hofu plant in Japan - where production began in July - while a new Mazda plant in Mexico will be the third facility to build the new light hatch.

“It is a huge and challenging task to start production of a new model at three different plants around the world in such quick succession,” Mazda president and CEO, Masamichi Kogai, said.

“We call Hofu Plant in Japan the ‘mother plant,’ and we are committed to ensuring that vehicles produced in Thailand and Mexico, for our customers around the world, are built to the same high quality standards as those in Japan.”

The Mazda2 badge is not new to AAT, with the outgoing model already produced there since 2009. Company figures show that by the end of July, the plant had built 182,663 examples.

The new Mazda2 makes its Australian debut in October. Watch for TMR's review.

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