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Mazda Launches 2010 MAZDA3 Web Site
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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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»

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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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First Drive: 2010 Mazda3

We were among the first journalists to drive the 2010 Mazda3 before the recent L.A. auto show--and we're happy to report that Mazda didn’t screw up the recipe for their best-selling vehicle. On the contrary, the new 3 has been spiced it up a bit with a larger-displacement engine and made it a...Read More»

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2010 Mazda3 5-Door Released in Bologna

Proving that Americans are in love with neither 5-door hatches nor diesel engines, Mazda chose the Bologna Auto Show (Motor Show di Bologna for those of you fluent in Italian) to introduce the cheeky five-door hatchback version of its new Mazda3. The vehicle is powered by, among other engine...Read More»

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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»

2010 Ford Fusion Sport
2010 Ford Fusion: Six Gears, Sleek New Styling

For the 2010 model year, Ford adds an additional engine and more gear ratios to the automatic transmission in its popular Fusion midsize sedan. The updates yield greater fuel efficiency as well as more power for Fusion models across the line. From the looks of the newly released picture, Ford has...Read More»

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Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average, Ford continues to build the most reliable American cars." But the comprehensive test also revealed that reliability of European...Read More»

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Mazda Hydrogen RX-8 Program Is a Go for Norway

Oh, those Europeans. With their miserly diesels, minuscule four-cylinders, and stringent air-quality standards, it would seem they're a couple of decades ahead in critical efficiency/air-quality measures compared to us here in the United States. They get most of the cool, experimental technology...Read More»

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