- May 19, 2006
Mazda christens new proving grounds in Japan
Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled their new test facility in western Japan on Thursday, complete with an opening ceremony with local government dignitaries and high-ranking company officials including President and CEO Hisakazu Imaki. The facility, known as the Mine ('me-nay') Proving Ground, is located in Mine City in Japan's Yamaguchi Prefecture. The research and development operation includes a seven turn, 3.3 kilometer test track, a 'multi purpose driving course,' and is the company's second "major business installation" in the prefecture-- the company already maintains its Hofu manufacturing facility in the area.
[Sources: Mazda via ACNnewswire; MazdaNews.com]