• 2014 Mazda MAZDA6 (European spec)

    Mazda has chosen an unlikely place--Moscow--for the world premiere of its next-generation flagship Mazda6 sedan, which will be making its debut in the U.S. early next year as a 2014 model. While the Mazda6 shown here--the production model and not a prototype or a concept--marks the debut of all-new sheetmetal, it offers several other firsts. The model follows the CX-5 and Mazda5 in offering the new Kodo “soul of motion” design language, which made its debut at the 2010 Paris Auto Show and later the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show. But it's the first vehicle to be entirely designed...

  • 2014 Mazda Mazda6 Wagon spy shots
    2014 Mazda Mazda6 Wagon Spy Shots

    Mazda has already confirmed its long overdue redesign for the Mazda6 mid-size sedan, hatch and wagon is set to make its debut at the 2012 Paris Auto Show this fall, before sales start early next year. And today we have a set of spy shots revealing the new Mazda6 wagon in prototype form as it...

  • Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine
    Mazda Future Powertrain Plans Detailed

    The quest for improved fuel economy across the model range will have a big impact on Mazda’s future product plans, but the news isn’t all bad. First and foremost, there’s a glimmer of hope for rotary-engine fans, as Mazda remains committed to the development of a new-generation...

  • 2011 Mazda Takeri Concept
    2014 Mazda Mazda6 Set For 2012 Paris Auto Show Debut

    At this week’s 2012 New York Auto Show Mazda is presenting its Takeri concept car yet again, a stylish sedan showcasing the automaker’s latest SKYACTIV technology and previewing its next-generation Mazda6. Although we’ve seen the Takeri already, Mazda has used the concept's U.S...

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover on test drive, Southern California, Nov 2011
    Despite Previous Doubts, Mazda Bringing Diesels To The U.S.

    Mazda believes that offering a range of diesel products in the U.S. will boost sales and differentiate it from the competition.

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover
    2013 Mazda CX-5: The Challenge Of Designing A New Platform

    Being a carmaker is, in theory, quite easy. You build cars, sell as many of them as possible and ensure your outgoings are as low as possible. One of those outgoings is research and development, which can cost hundreds of millions of dollars, so when a manufacturer develops a new platform, they had...

  • 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover

    For years Mazda and Ford shared everything from vehicle platforms and engines to even design teams. However, the two parted ways in the later parts of 2008 though the legacy of the partnership would continue for a few more years to come. Fast forward to today and Mazda is on the verge of launching the first model based on a new platform created primarily by its own engineering team. That model is the upcoming 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover, the first of a completely new line of cars using Mazda's latest production techniques and SKYACTIV range of green technologies. This new line of cars, Mazda...

  • Mazda i-ELOOP regenerative braking system with capacitor storage
    Mazda's Regenerative Braking System Switches Batteries For Capacitors

    Mazda's i-ELOOP system, which will debut on its Takeri concept sedan, uses a capacitor-based energy recovery system.

  • 2012 Mazda CX-5
    Mazda First Automaker To Implement Ultra-High Tensile Steel

    Mazda will be the first automaker to implement the use of 1,800 megapascal (approximately 261,000 psi) ‘ultra-high tensile steel’ in a mainstream vehicle with the launch of its new 2012 Mazda CX-5 crossover early next year. Grouped under its range of new SKYACTIV fuel saving...

  • 2012 Mazda MAZDA3 with SkyActiv
    Mazda Rejects DSGs, Redefines Automatic Transmissions Instead

    According to Mazda, conventional hydraulic automatic transmissions—especially with a smart engineering rethink—are better than CVT or DSG units

  • 2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv 2.0
    Pressure Drop: Mazda Rethinks Internal Combustion Tech

    Mazda has long been known for emphasizing engineering, being a little quirky, and emphasizing driving enjoyment across all its products in a way we don't see from bigger automakers

  • 2012 Mazda CX-5
    2012 Mazda CX-5: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

    The 2012 Mazda CX-5 will make its official world debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show in September before going on sale early next year.

  • Mazda SKYACTIV-G 1.3 direct-injection gasoline engine

    Mazda has taken the wraps off a new ‘downsized’ engine displacing just 1.3-liters but developing upwards of 83 horsepower and 83 pound-feet of torque thanks to a couple of neat features. The tiny four-cylinder gasoline engine falls under the umbrella of Mazda’s SKYACTIV range of green technologies and is destined to power the Mazda2 hatchback in Japan later this year. In the U.S. the Mazda2 comes equipped with a 1.5-liter mill with 100 horsepower so there’s a very strong chance that we’ll see the 1.3-liter unit make its way to local shores eventually. We already...

  • 2012 Mazda CX-5 spy shots
    2012 Mazda CX-5: Spy Shots

    Since its debut at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, Mazda has been hinting at production of its attractive Minagi compact crossover concept. And at the recent 2011 New York Auto Show Mazda finally confirmed that a production version of the concept was in the pipeline and destined to be called the CX-5...

  • 2011 Mazda Minagi Concept
    2011 Geneva Motor Show Preview: Mazda Minagi Concept

    Just hours after today’s earlier leak of the new Minagi Concept, Mazda has released full details for its latest concept and confirmed that it will be appearing for the first time at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March. The concept is said to be a preview of a brand new compact crossover from...

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