Mazda 2 EV Available for Lease in Japan Later this Year

Mazda 2 EV Available for Lease in Japan Later this Year
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In October, Mazda will offer 100 Demio EVs for lease in western Japan, hoping to learn more about developing electric cars and the needs of EV owners through what is essentially a focus group test. Continue Reading...

Mazda Demio Smart Stylish Looks, Well, Smart and Stylish: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon

Mazda Demio Smart Stylish Looks, Well, Smart and Stylish: 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon
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One of numerous Mazdas on display at this year’s Tokyo Auto Salon, the Demio (sold as the Mazda2 in North America) Smart Stylish, delivers as promised with a classy look that adds some luxury appeal to this sub-compact. Based on the new ultra-efficient Skyactiv 1.3-liter model, the Smart Stylish gets a complete aerodynamic overhaul, with… Continue Reading...

Mazda Looking to Roll Out Electric Cars By 2018

Mazda Looking to Roll Out Electric Cars By 2018
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The JDM Mazda Demio models currently under test, sport a 70 kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack that adds approximately 220 lbs in extra weight. Fujinaka says the goal was to offer a zero tailpipe emisisons vehicle that delivered comparable performance to the regular 1.5-liter gas engined Demio. Continue Reading...

Mazda2 Getting New SkyActiv Direct-Injection 1.3-Liter Engine in Japan

Mazda2 Getting New SkyActiv Direct-Injection 1.3-Liter Engine in Japan
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This Fall Mazda will introduce the 2012 Mazda3, sporting the first use of the automaker’s new SkyActiv technologies in North America. Full details about the engine aren’t yet available, but it is a 1.6-liter and uses direct injection. That car won’t, however, be the first ever model to receive a new SkyActiv engine, with Mazda… Continue Reading...