2013 Madza6 Diesel Previewed in Takeri Concept: 2012 NY Auto Show

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2013 Madza6 Diesel Previewed in Takeri Concept: 2012 NY Auto Show
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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… Continue Reading...

2013 Mazda6 Diesel Previewed by Takeri Concept: NY Auto Show Preview

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2013 Mazda6 Diesel Previewed by Takeri Concept: NY Auto Show Preview
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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… Continue Reading...

Mazda6 Coupe in the Pipe Says Exec

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Mazda6 Coupe in the Pipe Says Exec
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The last time Mazda offered a coupe model based on the underpinnings of its mid-size sedan, it was called the MX-6. It was quite popular in its day, and two-generation of models had been produced before Mazda pulled the plug on the sports sporty car back in 1997. Now a unnamed senior company source has… Continue Reading...

Stylish New Mazda6 Previewed in Takeri Concept: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Stylish New Mazda6 Previewed in Takeri Concept: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
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Kicking off the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda unveiled a stunning new concept car that will eventually head to production as the next generation Mazda6 family sedan. A shot at the bold styling direction of brands like Hyundai and Kia, Mazda’s new Kodo design language is certain to bring much needed attention to Mazda dealerships… Continue Reading...

New Mazda6, Mazda3, MX-5 and CX-9 Due Out by 2014

New Mazda6, Mazda3, MX-5 and CX-9 Due Out by 2014
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Reports are coming in that Mazda is planning to overhaul four of its existing models by 2014. The four models up for redesigns are the Mazda3, Mazda6, MX-5 and CX-9. We’ve already seen the new patent drawings for the upcoming MX-5 refresh, which will hopefully come in 2013 along with a new Mazda3 and CX-9…. Continue Reading...

Price Gouging Car Salesmen Allowed To Sell Again

Price Gouging Car Salesmen Allowed To Sell Again
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Banned from selling cars after they were caught charging a $25,000 mark up for a used Mazda6, Ken Trung and Mohammed Shaikh could be back working on a car lot as early as next year. The two men weren’t just fired for selling the family sedan for $66,000 at a Orangeville dealer outside Toronto, Canada,… Continue Reading...

How Many Kids Can You Fit in a Mazda6 Without Getting Arrested? Not 17

How Many Kids Can You Fit in a Mazda6 Without Getting Arrested? Not 17
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Have you ever wondered how many kids you could fit in your car before you would get arrested? Of course you haven’t. Then again, neither did a South African man who, in retrospect, probably should have. The unnamed man (lucky for him) was arrested near Cape Town, driving with 17 children in a Mazda hatchback… Continue Reading...

Mazda6 To Be Built In Japan

Mazda6 To Be Built In Japan
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Mazda will shift production of their mid-size Mazda6 from the current AutoAlliance International plant (a joint venture with former owner Ford) to Mazda’s facility in Hofu, Japan. “Currently, production of the Mazda6 [known as Atenza in Japan] exists in three locations,” said Takashi Yamanouchi, Representative Director and Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Mazda Motor… Continue Reading...

Mazda to End U.S. Car Production in 2013

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Mazda to End U.S. Car Production in 2013
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Mazda will cut ties with Ford and cease production of vehicles in the U.S. around 2013, relying instead on its manufacturing facilities in Japan and Mexico. The automaker is reportedly looking to end its joint venture with Ford Motor Co., as it looks to make major changes in its production system. Currently both Mazda and… Continue Reading...

Mazda6, Subaru Tribeca to be Axed

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Mazda6, Subaru Tribeca to be Axed
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Two separate Japanese automakers are planning similar fates for their underperforming vehicles, with both the Subaru Tribeca and Mazda6 set to be discontinued in the near future. Both models are nearing the end of their production cycles, (or have arguably exceeded them), and neither will live to see a second generation reports the Nikkan Kogyo… Continue Reading...

Mazda Suspends Dealer Orders For Japanese-Built Cars, Nearly All Mazdas Affected

Mazda Suspends Dealer Orders For Japanese-Built Cars, Nearly All Mazdas Affected
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Mazda is planning to close down their assembly plants again, while stopping orders from dealers in the United States for their made-in-Japan vehicles. The Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, MX-5, RX-8, CX-7, CX-9 are all affected. Only the Mazda6 and Tribute will remain in production at their American plants, although the situation could change in light of… Continue Reading...

Spider Infestation in Mazda6 Also an Issue for Honda, Hyundai

Spider Infestation in Mazda6 Also an Issue for Honda, Hyundai
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Apparently spiders don’t just prefer Mazdas. Honda has warned its dealers to keep an eye out for the same spiders that nested in 65,000 recalled Mazda6 sedans, as they may infest the Accord. Hyundai is also reportedly warning dealers of a similar issue with its models. It’s not a full-blown recall, but if you see… Continue Reading...

PETA Wants Your Spider-Infested Mazda6

PETA Wants Your Spider-Infested Mazda6
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Last week Mazda announced what might be the most bizarre recall to date, issuing a safety bulletin for its Mazda6 sedans after it was determined spider webs in the fuel system could cause a fire. If you own one of the 65,000 affected models you could simply bring the car in to your nearest Mazda… Continue Reading...

Mazda May Suspend Joint Venture Production With Ford

Mazda May Suspend Joint Venture Production With Ford
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Mazda is considering ending their joint venture with Ford based in Flat Rock, Michigan. “We have been studying various measures to improve business of Auto Alliance International, but nothing has been decided,” Mazda spokeswoman Kozue Nitta told Reuters. The mid-size Mazda6 is currently built at the Michigan facility, and the car is selling poorly despite… Continue Reading...

Mazda 6 SKY-D Prototype Previews Possible Diesel Model

Mazda 6 SKY-D Prototype Previews Possible Diesel Model
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Mazda‘s announcement regarding a SKYACTIV diesel engine in future products had car geeks hoping for a diesel Mazda3, but it looks like the oil-burner will actually make an appearance on the mid-size Mazda6, putting it squarely against the updated Volkswagen Passat, which will be available with a TDI diesel engine. While details on the SKY-D… Continue Reading...

2011 Mazda2 Will Get 70 MPG Without Hybrid System

2011 Mazda2 Will Get 70 MPG Without Hybrid System
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Mazda proudly announced that their upcoming Japanese market Mazda2, set to bow in the second half of 2011, will get an astonishing 70 mpg without any hybrid technology, making it the most fuel efficient gasoline car on the road. Using an all new family of chassis, engines and gearboxes, Mazda’s SKYACTIV system is designed to… Continue Reading...

Mazda SkyActiv-G Engines To Get 14:1 Compression Ratio

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Mazda SkyActiv-G Engines To Get 14:1 Compression Ratio
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Mazda‘s upcoming SkyActiv-G engines will get a 14:1 compression ratio, the highest in the world for a gasoline engine, according to a report in Autoweek. Most cars run compression ratios of 8.5:1, with high performance engines using ratios closer to 11:1. The SkyActiv-G motor takes that figure to a new level, and we’d really like… Continue Reading...

Mazda Celebrates Building 2,000,000 Mazda6 Cars

Mazda Celebrates Building 2,000,000 Mazda6 Cars
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Mazda‘s excellent sedan, the Mazda6, is not really on the radar of most North American consumers, even though it’s a worthy competitor in the segment. That’s not to say that the car is a flop, but it’s not as strong a seller as, say the Hyundai Sonata or Ford Fusion, let alone the Toyota Camry… Continue Reading...