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 |  Jan 11 2013, 9:31 AM

Mazda is hoping its new CX-5 and Mazda6 models will help pave the way for bigger and better things, and at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, the Japanese automaker wanted to show off the customizing capabilities of both models.

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 |  Jan 08 2013, 8:31 AM

With the V8 engine is losing its foothold, it seems like the V6 engine may suffer the same fate.

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 |  Dec 31 2012, 2:18 PM

Top 10 Automotive Stories of 2012


With a heavy heart the staff of AutoGuide.com say goodbye to 2012, along with its triumphs and tragedies. We await the New Year with open arms, and welcome its promise of a better world.

According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 was a year of the dragon, and it proved to be the stuff of legend, but thankfully it wasn’t a fire-breather. The Mayans were flat-out wrong; their doomsday prophecy was about as accurate as Bernie Madoff’s promise of a sound investment opportunity.

Still, the year brought other significant stories. Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland discovered a subatomic particle consistent with the legendary Higgs boson. Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, passed away, and in a brutal political battle Barack Obama won a second term as president of the United States.

Of course the automotive industry made its share of headlines throughout the year. Here’s a rundown of the Top 10 stories from the past 12 months.

 |  Dec 30 2012, 6:58 PM

The new Mazda6 will be the star of the Japanese automaker’s booth at the 2013 Tokyo Auto Salon, with three modified concept versions already confirmed.

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 |  Dec 22 2012, 7:51 AM

Even though dealerships aren’t allowed to legally display the window sticker for the 2014 Mazda6 until the New Year, it appears that the sedan will be rated at 27 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.

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 |  Dec 19 2012, 1:07 PM

Mazda just announced pricing for its 2014 Mazda6 mid-size sedan which will start from $21,675 including a $795 delivery charge.

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 |  Dec 17 2012, 10:31 AM

Once known for its rotary engines, Mazda will become the first Japanese automaker to market a diesel model in the United States with its new Mazda6.

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 |  Nov 29 2012, 1:22 PM

Mazda is no stranger to motorsports, and following the recent unveiling of the Diesel Mazda6, the company announced that it will be taking its midsized diesel sedan to the racetrack during the 2013 Grand-Am series.

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 |  Oct 06 2012, 1:01 PM

The 2014 Mazda6 is one of this year’s most anticipated new models for the midsize sedan segment. From its attractive exterior to its SkyActiv technology, the all-new Mazda6 looks to be a contender for best-in-class.

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 |  Oct 03 2012, 9:54 PM

The 2014 Mazda6 has already garnered plenty of attention, and the Japanese automaker is more than in love with its newest platform. So much so, that the automaker is considering a unique crossover based on its third-generation Mazda6.

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 |  Sep 24 2012, 8:01 AM

The all-new Mazda6 was revealed in late August, and now the Japanese automaker has released detailed information on its new ‘i-ACTIVSENSE’ safety technologies found in its newest model.

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 |  Sep 05 2012, 8:01 AM

The all-new 2014 Mazda6 was unveiled in late July, delivering a sporty sedan design that will undoubtedly be popular once it hits American soil in early 2013.

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 |  Sep 03 2012, 10:02 AM

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

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 |  Aug 30 2012, 8:01 AM

The all-new 2014 Mazda6 has just made its official debut and already talks of high performance and coupe variants are filling the air.

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 |  Aug 07 2012, 4:32 PM

The 2014 Mazda6 was recently revealed, set to make its official debut at the upcoming Moscow Auto Show on August 29, but the company has already released video footage as well.

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 |  Aug 02 2012, 1:02 PM

Mazda held a ceremony today at its Hofu Plant in Japan, bringing over 500 employees together to celebrate the beginning of production of the companies all new redesigned 2014 Mazda6.

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 |  Jul 24 2012, 4:03 PM

After numerous teasers, and much speculation, the first real photo of the 2014 Mazda6 has leaked onto a Russian website.

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 |  Jul 21 2012, 2:02 PM

Long rumored and anticipated, the new Mazda6 diesel will make its debut some time around October 2013.

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 |  Jul 20 2012, 9:35 AM

The buildup will be over soon, as this is the fourth out of six teasers of the upcoming 2014 Mazda6, which should be revealed sometime in the next two weeks. 

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 |  Jul 17 2012, 11:15 AM

Easy as 1, 2, 3; Mazda has officially shown its entire 2014 Mazda6 sedan in a series of teaser clips, the most recent of which came out today.

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 |  Jul 10 2012, 9:41 AM

Originally teased by the Takeri concept at the New York Auto Show, Mazda has dropped the first video tease of the all new Mazda6 today. 

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 |  Apr 30 2012, 6:02 PM

A diesel-powered Mazda CX-9 featuring the brand’s 2.2-liter SkyActiv-D engine could be on the horizon soon.

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 |  Apr 04 2012, 6:26 PM

The Mazda Takeri concept that originally debuted at the Tokyo Motor Show last year took its American bow today at the New York Auto Show

Mazda doesn’t plan to bring the Takeri to market, at least not in name — but the company’s North America president and CEO but Jim O’Sullivan was quick to point out that concepts are generally close to later production models with the brand.

GALLERY: Mazda Takeri Concept

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 |  Mar 28 2012, 2:35 PM

Among the many announcements piling up before next week’s New York Auto Show, Mazda dropped a subtle bomb. 

Debuting at the Mazda booth, we will see the Takeri concept (pictured above) in for the first time on US soil. While the sedan concept itself is nothing new (first unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show), the drivetrain information is hugely important. Aside from being the third concept car to feature Kodo (Soul of Motion) design style, it will be the second car to fully embrace SkyActiv technology.

What’s more, that will include the diesel SkyActiv-D engine we drove in a prototype Mazda6 before the 2012 Mazda3 we tested recently.

While there isn’t much detail in the release about the Takeri, the fact that Mazda is announcing a diesel sedan hints strongly that there will be a SkyActiv-D Mazda6 coming soon.

GALLERY: Mazda Takeri concept

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