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Alabama automakers gear up for new milestones in 2022

Alabama’s automakers are eyeing growth on many fronts in 2022, with plans for new models, additional employees and advanced technology that will help usher in the next era of vehicle manufacturing in the state.

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing will continue to ramp up its auto assembly operations in Huntsville, following a year that saw the debut of its first Alabama-built vehicle, the Toyota Corolla Cross, in September.

Next up is the Mazda CX-50, which is set to start production this month.

“This is truly a unique moment in history for Mazda — the CX-50 was designed specifically for a North American driver and is being produced in North Alabama,” said Jessica Luther, a company spokeswoman. “MTM is thrilled to share these milestones with our parent companies, as well as our stakeholders and supporters in the North Alabama community.”

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