Mazda extends platform-sharing for remarkably fast production lines

08/27/2013 | Sacramento Bee (Calif.) (free registration), The

Mazda has taken production-maximizing platform sharing a step further than competitors, incorporating the practice at the design and development stages, reports The Associated Press. As a result, the Japanese automaker is able to turn out one vehicle every 54 seconds and keep up with demand that's surging despite predictions that Mazda wouldn't survive.

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