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Ford Sells Majority of Mazda Stake to Raise Capital

Ford Sells Majority of Mazda Stake to Raise Capital

Today Mazda announced that it and several of its strategic partners will acquire more than two-thirds of Ford's shares in Mazda. This on the heels of GM's sale of it's stake in Suzuki. Ford's ownership will drop from its current 33.4 percent to around 13 percent as a result of the move, but Mazda... read more

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2009 Mazda Mazda6

Ford Considering Partial Sale of Mazda Holdings

Automotive News reported yesterday that Japanese newspaper Nikkei and Japanese broadcaster NHK claim Ford is "close to selling most of its 33.4 percent holding" in Mazda. On... read more October 13, 2008 by 1


 
2009 Mazda MX-5

Mazda MX-5 Redux

The purveyor of zoom-zoom is taking notes from the founder of Lotus, Colin Chapman, who famously claimed that weight is the enemy of performance. Never a porky car, the... read more October 10, 2008 by 0


 
2010 Mazda3

2010 Mazda3 Revealed

The first official photos of the 2010 Mazda3 just hit the Web, along with a brief press release. The first big news? Top versions get a new 2.5-liter engine, up from today's... read more October 8, 2008 by 1


 
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Mazda to Release Hydrogen Rotary, Eventually

Autocar claims that Mazda has confirmed that it will put a hydrogen-powered rotary engine into production, though Mazda Europe CEO James Muir said "it won't be in production... read more October 8, 2008 by 0


 
2009 Ford Flex SE

Ford Flex, Mazda CX-9 Earn Consumer Reports' Accolades

In a test that included 17 mid-size SUVs, Consumer Reports placed the new Ford Flex in fourth place and the upgraded Mazda CX-9 in fifth. On the other hand, the redesigned... read more October 7, 2008 by 0


 
2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

2008 Chevrolet Orlando: Disney in Paris?

The new Chevrolet Orlando concept looks like it might be the perfect family truckster for a trip to a Disney park--Euro Disney, that is. GM says the Orlando seven-seater... read more October 2, 2008 by 6


 
2008 Mazda Kiyora Concept

2008 Mazda Kiyora Concept Takes Wing in Paris

This is the Mazda Kiyora, a new concept due from the Japanese affiliate of Ford, and apparently ready to take flight from the compact Mazda stand in Paris' Expo hall. The... read more October 2, 2008 by 0


 
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid

TheCarConnection.com's Six Best Cars for Great Fuel Economy

If you're like most of America, gas prices have made a huge impact on how you drive, how you live, and what you expect from your next new car. Prices are heading higher, gas... read more September 25, 2008 by 2


 
2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept

Chevy Orlando Gets No Dawn Here

Now you haven't seen it, now you don't: That Chevrolet Orlando concept coming to the Paris show won't be coming from North America after all. Earlier this month, we showed... read more September 18, 2008 by 0


 
2009 Mazda6

Mazda's SISS, Sassy Stop/Start System

Mazda's joining the stop-start club with a new system that uses a trick approach to give its application better fuel economy and usability. Mazda's Smart Idle Stop System... read more September 12, 2008 by 0


 
2008 Mazda Kiyora Concept

Mazda Goes Zoom-Zoomier with Diesel

Japanese automakers have begun to focus seriously on diesel--even though diesels aren't all that popular in Japan, where the fuel oil isn't discounted like it is by most... read more September 12, 2008 by 0


 
2010 Mazda 3

New 2010 Mazda 3 Spotted

WorldCarFans reports that a tourist got a pretty clean look at the new 2010 Mazda 3, despite some tricky car-to-car photography at 70 mph. Originally due for a release... read more September 9, 2008 by 0


 
2009 Mazda RX-8

First Drive: 2009 Mazda RX-8 R3

“Wow! Is that the new electric sportscar?” That’s what the excited young driver of a big Ford F-150 with a biodiesel sticker ran up to ask just after I’d parked the... read more September 8, 2008 by 1


 
2009 Mazda MX-5

2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata: Facelift Time

The first shots of the mildly updated 2009 Mazda MX-5 have leaked on to the Web. The changes are limited to a resculpted front end, where the themes of the Mazda 6 and the... read more September 3, 2008 by 4


 
2009 Nissan Maxima

NHTSA Hearts Ford SUVs; IIHS Digs Maxima, Mazda6

The latest round of safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) are in, and the... read more August 18, 2008 by 0


 

 
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