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Mazda employees work on the assembly line of the Mazda6 (Atenza) model at its plant in Hofu, Yamaguchi prefecture, southwestern Japan.

Mazda Re-energized by Super-efficient Auto Plant

Mazda, the longtime also-ran of Japanese automakers, shows a new

super-efficient plant  that's rolling off vehicles at a stunning rate of

one every 54 seconds. The plant is part of the reason why Mazda has

managed to defy skeptics who've predicted fates ranging from bankruptcy

to a buyout by Chinese interests.

Reporting by Associated Press.