The rumor that Mazda is giving away free cocaine to raise sales of its Mazda3 is officially untrue. (Seriously, I just made it up.) Turns out the car doesn't need narcotics to sell, it's just that damn good. So good, in fact, that the company is boosting production to meet overseas demand, mainly that of the European, U.S. and Australian markets. Mazda's Ujina No. 2 plant will begin pumping out an extra 2,000 units per month, which should help Mazda meet the car's projected annual sales of 350,000 units. And remember, that's without free cocaine.
Posted Jun 30th 2005 9:00AM