The recent stunning announcement that Toyota and Mazda would join forces to build a new $1.6 billion dollar auto manufacturing plant in the United States set tongues wagging. Aside from sharing manufacturing space, what other benefits would the alliance create for the Goliath and David of the auto industry? Cardinale Mazda in Salinas, located at the Salinas Auto Mall, is tremendously excited about the bottomless opportunities that may come from this Toyota-Mazda alliance.
Mazda Stands To Gain The Most From The Toyota-Mazda Alliance
That Mazda stands to gain the most from the Toyota-Mazda alliance is a no-brainer. Both are Japanese automakers, but Mazda is roughly one-seventh the size of Toyota. With the alliance, Mazda will realize a manufacturing plant on U.S. soil for the first time, manufacturing a yet-to-be-named crossover SUV. Further, Mazda lags behind other automakers in the development of electric vehicles (EVs). Instead, Mazda has focused their energies and R&D investment in internal combustion engines. To remain competitive, Mazda must begin producing EVs, as emissions standards are bound to become more rigid in the near future. Toyota has EV technology that it can share with Mazda to help advance its development in the EV business sector. Toyota and Mazda each bought a comparatively equal amount of the others’ shares of stock. This indicates a commitment to their future alliance. For all these reasons, we believe that the Toyota-Mazda alliance is a move in the right direction.
Cardinale Mazda Invites You To Stop By And Stay Awhile
The next time you’re in the market for a new vehicle, we hope you’ll stop by Cardinale Mazda and plan to stay awhile. Leisurely browse our dealership lot and ask our friendly Sales team to assist you. You’ll find that we have an extensive selection of the latest Mazda models, including the 2017 Mazda6 sedan and the three-row 2017 Mazda CX-9 that is perfect for families. We also have Certified Preowned vehicles for those in search of a gently used car. Don’t forget that the entire lineup of Mazda’s 2017 models received the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating, a feat that no other automaker accomplished! If safety matters to you, choose Mazda.
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Salinas, California 93907