Mazda's littlest member, the Mazda2, has been favourably received in hatchback guise, and has now been unveiled in a practical sedan guise at the Guangzhou Motor Show in China.
The sedan version will be produced by the Changan Ford Mazda joint venture at its Nanjing plant.
President and CEO of Mazda Motor (China) Co., Ltd., Satoshi Tachikake, said: "We have set up a production structure that comprises three facilities: the Changan Ford Mazda Automobile Nanjing plant, which was completed in September and features Mazda's latest production and machining technologies, the Changan Ford Mazda Automobile plant in Chongqing, and FAW Car Company in Changchun."
Mazda2 sedan production started at the end of October, but the manufacturer failed to release any technical information on the car. However, it is likely to share its mechanicals with its hatchback sibling.
Sales are expected to commence in January 2008, but it remains unclear whether this model will be made available in South Africa.