Mazda Motor has started production of the redesigned Premacy minivan, known overseas as the 5.

Although the first ''all-new'' Premacy that rolled off the production line is to be sold in Japan from next spring, the model will be marketed also in Europe and North America, Mazda said, according to Kyodo News.

The Premacy is the first restyled vehicle produced in the Ujina No. 2 plant in Hiroshima, which restarted operations in May this year after a hiatus.