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MAZDA TO FURTHER EXPAND U.S. PURCHASES THROUGH TRANSAXLES DEAL WITH FORD MOTOR COMPANY

 FLAT ROCK, Mich., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda Motor Corporation announced that some 1994 U.S.-built 626 and MX-6 models to be introduced this fall will be equipped with automatic transaxles purchased from Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F). The move represents Mazda's ongoing efforts to increase the amount of components and systems it purchases from U.S. companies. It will also result in increased domestic content levels for those models affected.
 The transaxles will be mated with Mazda's 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines for use on Mazda 626 and MX-6 models built at AutoAlliance International, Inc. AutoAlliance International is a 50-50 joint venture between Mazda and Ford, and is based in Flat Rock.
 "We're pleased to be sourcing such an important component from Ford," said Yoshihiro Wada, president of Mazda Motor Corporation. "The cooperative relationship between Mazda and Ford made it possible for us to achieve our goal of locally procuring this powertrain component."
 It is expected that approximately 40,000 Mazda models will be equipped with the U.S.-produced transaxles annually. With the addition of the U.S.-built transaxles, the domestic content of the 626 and MX-6 models, which is already over 75 percent under the CAFE formula, will be further increased. Vehicles with domestic content over 75 percent are classified as domestic.
 The automatic transaxles will be supplied by Ford's Batavia plant in Cincinnati. AutoAlliance International will begin installing the transmissions in 626 models in July, and in MX-6 models in August. Mazda has provided technical support in production and manufacturing engineering such as plant layout and process design at Ford's Batavia plant.
 In addition to its ongoing efforts to increase purchases of U.S. parts and components, Mazda also procures B-Series trucks and Navajo sport-utility vehicles from Ford. Navajos are built at Ford's Louisville, Ky., assembly plant. The 1994 Mazda B-Series pickup trucks, which are built at Ford's Edison, N.J., plant, will reduce the imports from Japan by $400-$500 million annually.
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 /CONTACT: Randy Boileau or Carrie McElwee of Mazda Information Bureau, 313-393-3315/
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