2014 Mazda6 Wagon Proves the Grass is Always Greener

2014 Mazda6 Wagon Proves the Grass is Always Greener
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After sitting in the backwaters of the mid-size sedan segment for far too long, Mazda has revealed its all new 6 model today at the Paris Motor Show with dramatic styling and a focus on light weight. Continue Reading...

2014 Mazda6 Rendered into Reality

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2014 Mazda6 Rendered into Reality
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Japanese automakers Honda, Toyota and Nissan have all taken the conservative approach to restyling their mid-size sedans. Mazda, however, gave a clear indication when it revealed the Takeri concept at the Tokyo Motor Show, that it would take a chance and, as usual, march to the beat of a different drum. Continue Reading...

2013 Mazda3 Gets 40-MPG Skyactiv Engine on More Trim Levels

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2013 Mazda3 Gets 40-MPG Skyactiv Engine on More Trim Levels
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In the past Mazda has hinted that it may drop the current base engine in the Mazda3 and instead offer the Skyactiv powertrain as standard. According to Mazda USA PR rep Beverly Braga that won’t happen for 2013, but the Japanese automaker has made the decision to offer the Skyactive 2.0-liter as the core powertrain… Continue Reading...

Ten Turbo Cars We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands On

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Ten Turbo Cars We Can’t Wait to Get Our Hands On
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Turbocharged vehicles are quickly becoming the answer to having a fuel-efficient vehicle, with exciting performance. They seem to all be geared towards the sensible enthusiast, offering sporty dynamics, while still getting solid fuel efficiency.  Here’s some of the upcoming turbo-charged vehicles you can expect in the next few years. We’ve got some spy-pictures, and concept… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers
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Crossovers have pretty much taken over the Sport Utility Vehicle market, thanks to lower prices, better fuel efficiency and the handling that comes part-in-parcel with being based on a car platform versus truck architecture. Continue Reading...

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...

Mazda CX-7 Discontinued to Make Way for CX-5

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Mazda CX-7 Discontinued to Make Way for CX-5
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The new Mazda CX-5 will replace the CX-7, at least in the American market according to Mazda USA. Even though the CX-5 is slightly smaller than the outgoing CX-7, it has more cargo capacity and overall interior volume. “[The] CX-5 has a clearer competitive set, unlike CX-7, which was in the middle of two segments,”… Continue Reading...

Mazda Revolution Ads Promotes New Skyactiv Tech – Videos

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Mazda claims that the future of driving begins now with their Skyactiv Technology, and they’ll be running some new ads to support just that. Dubbed “Revolution”, the new television commercial will reinforce that Mazda hasn’t lost sight of its “Zoom-Zoom” position in the marketplace just because they’ve been working on ways to improve fuel efficiency… Continue Reading...

2013 Mazda CX-5 Gets Best-in-Class 35-MPG Highway

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2013 Mazda CX-5 Gets Best-in-Class 35-MPG Highway
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Mazda North America announced official fuel economy numbers today for its new CX-5, with the compact crossover besting all other crossovers and SUVs. Mazda’s Skyactiv technology is the brand’s fuel saving setup which is setting industry standards for non-hybrid vehicles. Front-wheel-drive CX-5 model equipped with the standard Skyactiv-MT six-speed manual transmission are EPA rated with an… Continue Reading...

SkyActiv Could Become Base Mazda3 Engine as Soon as Next Year

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SkyActiv Could Become Base Mazda3 Engine as Soon as Next Year
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Mazda‘s new SkyActiv engine was never intended to be used in the current Mazda3 platform, but with the new 40-mpg motor already developed, product planners decided it didn’t make sense just to sit on the technology – especially in a hyper-competitive segment where cars like the Cruze, Focus and Elantra are all claiming the big… Continue Reading...

Mazda Looking To Boost U.S. Sales By 74 Percent With Sporty, Fuel Efficient Cars

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Mazda Looking To Boost U.S. Sales By 74 Percent With Sporty, Fuel Efficient Cars
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Mazda is hoping to boost sales in the United States by 74 percent, and a key component of their strategy will be delivering sporty vehicles that can turn out “real world” fuel economy numbers. “It’s not acceptable to us have 40 mpg and sacrifice performance,” said Robert Davis, Mazda’s senior VP of U.S. operations. Rivals… Continue Reading...

2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv Priced from $18,450 with 40-MPG

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2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv Priced from $18,450 with 40-MPG
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Mazda has finally released official pricing on the updated 2012 Mazda3 with the optional 40-mpg SkyActiv engine model starting at $18,450. That model, the Mazda3 i Touring, makes 155-hp and 148 lb-ft of torque for a 5 percent improvement in overall power, a 10 percent improvement in peak torque and a 15 percent improvement in… Continue Reading...

2012 Mazda3 Pricing Detailed for Canada, 40-MPG SkyActiv Engine Optional

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2012 Mazda3 Pricing Detailed for Canada, 40-MPG SkyActiv Engine Optional
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Mazda is preparing to launch its new 2012 Mazda3 model with its important new SkyActiv engine and while specifics on the motor aren’t yet available, pricing now is. Or we should say, it is if you live in Canada. We’ve just received the official pricing sheet from Mazda Canada and it contains one major surprise,… Continue Reading...

Mazda6 Hybrid In The Works

Mazda6 Hybrid In The Works
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Mazda is working hard at its new SkyActiv platform, which includes new engines, gearboxes and chassis designs for its cars for the next decade. Mazda spoke about new gasoline engines during a recent presentation, and also touched on the possibility of offering a clever new diesel engine to our market, but they didn’t mention anything… Continue Reading...

Mazda 3 Due For A Facelift In October

Mazda 3 Due For A Facelift In October
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The perpetually-grinning, happy-go-lucky Mazda 3 will be getting a facelift for 2012. But will it still be so happy? A new version of the Mazda 3 is already giggling down Japanese streets as the Mazda Axela. Its US model will make it over as early as October, with both employing the same Skyactiv 2.0-liter direct-injection… Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-5 Previewed Ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show Debut

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Mazda CX-5 Previewed Ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show Debut
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Mazda will reveal its new CX-5 model at the Frankfurt Motor Show, adding a third crossover to its lineup. The compact softroader will be the first of a new line of Mazdas to use the brand’s new Kodo design language and make use of the complete suite of SkyActiv technology innovations. Promising to carry on… Continue Reading...

Mazd2 Launched With SkyActiv Engine, Facelift

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Mazd2 Launched With SkyActiv Engine, Facelift
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Mazda has given a facelift to the Mazda2 including a minor facelift and the first production application of the automaker’s direct-injection, 1.3-liter SkyActiv gasoline engine. This very fuel-efficient engine has a compression ratio of 14.0:1 and an intelligent start/stop system that requires less fuel to re-initiate the combustion cycle, making the Mazda2 capable of achieving 58.8… Continue Reading...