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Mazda5 Likely Sporting Few Changes for 2010
Mazda5 Likely Sporting Few Changes for 2010

Mazda has announced equipment details for the Premacy, its Japan-market compact minivan that closely parallels the Mazda5. Based on this, it's likely that the 2010 Mazda5 will return with just a few minor equipment changes. In Japan, the Premacy gets a new fuel economy gauge and a newly redesigned...Read More»

2009 Mazda Miata MX-5
Driven: 2009 Mazda Miata MX5

The original Mazda Miata MX-5 caused quite a stir because there was a dearth of affordable, two-seat, rear-wheel-drive convertibles back when it was introduced in 1989 as a 1990 model. Memories of drop-tops sourced from Great Britain were fresher in the nation's collective memory, so the general...Read More»

2010 Mazda3 MPS
Mazda Zoom-Zooms Down The Hybrid Road

It's been a strange year for Mazda--at least on the drivetrain front. Last summer, rumors circulated about the company's top-secret "Volt-killer": a hybrid vehicle with a combustion engine that powered an electric motor that in turn powered the wheels. Then in January, Mazda North America president...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Driven: 2010 Mazda3

We've told you a few times about the 2010 Mazda Mazda3 (redundant? Ask Mazda and Chrome Data about model names) and published our hallmark Bottom Line and Full Review, too. But a trip to southern California gave us a perfect excuse to seek out the "other" Mazda3, the less powerful base car that...Read More»

2009 Mazda6
Driven: 2009 Mazda6

With the complete redesign of the 2009 Mazda6, Mazda blew up their mid-size sedan so that it was closer in size to the top-selling Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. We liked the car when we reviewed it last summer and wrote the original bottom line. However, sometimes things change when you spend a...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
16 Cars for $16,000---Or Less

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels despite the recession, you’re in for a surprise. New cars can be far more expensive than you recall from your last trip to the showroom. According to figures from Comerica Bank, which compiles an annual study on affordability, the average new car sold...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Mazda Launches 2010 MAZDA3 Web Site

To bolster sales of its recently released 2010 MAZDA3, Mazda's best-selling nameplate globally, on Wednesday the company launched a Web site for the car, www.mazda3.com. Aiming towards the sporty, low-priced, youthful compact sedan market, Mazda has equipped the site with numerous interactive...Read More»

2009 Mazda Mazda6
Mazda Will Find MPG Increases Through Diesels, Reduced Weight

"We believe that improving today's conventional engines at a low cost is the most effective way to get fuel-efficient cars to proliferate," said Mazda research and development head Seita Kanai to reporters in Tokyo. In response to the growing list of automakers offering gas/electric hybrids, Mazda...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Mazda's February Japanese Sales, Export Volume Drop

Mazda today announced that its total domestic (Japanese) sales volume decreased 35.7 percent for February compared to that month one year ago. They didn't mention North American sales numbers, but noted that February exports of passenger and commercial vehicles decreased 63.8 percent year-on-year...Read More»

2010 Mazda3 MPS
Geneva Motor Show: Mazda Unzips The Mazda3 MPS

Mazda's unveiling a third version of its Mazda3 model in Geneva today: the snazzy, jazzy, 2010 Mazda3 MPS. In contrast to its siblings--the respectable Mazda3 sedan and C-segment-ish Mazda3 hatchback--the MPS seems geared toward enthusiasts and weekend tinkerers. In fact, given the added detail of...Read More»

BMW R7 concept from 1934
Link Love From The Car Connection: Vintage BMW Concepts, Chrysler's Hot Secrets, And You People Aren't Kinky Enough

It's Wednesday, so relax: you're halfway there. A new Bug -- After Romanian designer Iulian Bumbu polished off the Transportation Design Master Course at Alfa Romeo, he began re-envisioning the Lamborghini Gallardo. Bumbu's entomological Insecta concept draws inspiration from "the armored casings...Read More»

A history of the Mazda Miata -- via Autoblog
Mazda Miata Makes 20, Fans Taste The Rainbow

Car fans in the U.S. have had two decades to revel in the sporty, miniaturized glory of the Mazda Miata/MX-5. To celebrate, Mazda took to the floor of the Chicago Auto Show with a heaping handful of Skittle-toned Miata specialty models--concepts, one-offs, and the like. Our colleagues at Autoblog...Read More»

Phillip Dean's Jaguar C-XC concept
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mazda Blase About Marijuana, Halo Warthog Spotted, Kids On Drugs Are Totally Hilarious

A few news nuggets to get you through the mid-week slump: Rocket man still zoom-zooming: You knew that Michael Phelps landed a $1 million contract to shill Madzas in China, right? You also know that Phelpsie was shutterbugged huffing a righteous hit off a bong. Apparently, both are still accurate...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Mazda3 i-stop To Debut At Geneva Motor Show

We now know that Mazda's trick engine start/stop function will be dubbed "i-stop," and its world debut will be this March at the Geneva Motor Show. It will first be fitted to the compay's Mazda3 compact equipped with a 2.0-liter DISI (direct-injected) four-cylinder. Mazda will also be displaying...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Mazda3 To Get Fuel-Saving Engine Stop/Start Feature

Before the end of 2009, the European Mazda3 will be fitted with the company's fuel-saving engine stop/start technology (dubbed SISS). We're not certain when this technology will be offered stateside, but we expect Mazda to extend it to U.S.-bound cars soon; the company currently offers neither...Read More»

2008 Mazda Kazamai concept
Mazda Works The Zoom-Zoom

In a move that seems markedly out of step with its fellow automakers, Mazda has said that it has no plans to make an electric car, either now or in the future. Providing the most cloying, irrelevant quote we've seen in weeks, Mazda North America president  Jim O'Sullivan said, "We will not go...Read More»

1996 Peugeot Tulip
Link Love From The Car Connection

A few autophile articles you may have missed: The devil drives Audi: German automaker Audi has just inked a deal with Italian fashion house Prada for some joint sponsorship activities. If Prada-styled autos follow, are we going to have to match them to our shoes? [Edmunds] Big bear gets bigger: If...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Equinox LS
Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell Vehicle At NAIAS GM/SAE Conference

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and General Motors are teaming up to present a press conference about development of the fuel cell at the Detroit Auto Show Wednesday. The presentation will be a part of the show's Education Day this Wednesday, January 21, and will kick off at 10:00 a.m. at...Read More»

Japanese worker
U.S. Auto Slump Felt in Japan

A historically weak auto market in the U.S. is causing strong ripple effects for Japanese automakers. Toyota is making the most dramatic layoffs, ridding itself of 6,000 contract workers in all. More than 6,000 additional jobs will be cut by Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, and Honda, all...Read More»

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