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Mazda Motor and Changan Auto join hands on electric vehicles

SUV planned for 2019 under alliance forged to meet Chinese regulations

TOKYO -- Japan's Mazda Motor is to jointly develop a new electric vehicle with its Chinese partner Changan Automobile Group. The two companies aim to introduce the model in China by 2019.

Mazda's move coincides with those of its Japanese peers, Honda Motor, Toyota Motor and Nissan Motor, which are set to successively release electric sports utility vehicles popular among Chinese consumers.

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