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2008-03-31
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When Franz von Holzhausen, Mazda’s North American Director of Design, revved the Furai concept’s 450-hp rotary engine, the company’s NAIAS exhibition stand rumbled, and a sharp cracking sound echoed throughout the hall. “It sounds good, doesn’t it?” von Holzhausen asked as he exited the vehicle to address the crowd.
2011-10-28
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The new Skyactiv powertrain debuts in the U.S. with 12:1 compression but without stop/start to save cost. Its all-new planetary six-speed automatic shifts with the speed of a DCT.
2012-01-19
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Derek Jenkins joined Mazda in 2009 as Design Director for North American Operations and is now charged with leading the Irvine, CA-based team that is developing advanced ideas for the automaker’s next generation of vehicles. AEI recently sat down with Jenkins at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to get his take on the current design landscape.
2012-03-27
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The CX-5, replacing the CX-7 in the U.S., has window sticker EPA numbers as high as 26/35 mpg. Although 5.6 in (143 mm) shorter, it has a larger interior package than the CX-7. The AWD unit is redesigned to save 86 lb (39 kg), and the vehicle is at least 220 lb (100 kg) lighter, up to 575 (261 kg) lighter for heaviest models.
2012-06-04
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To prepare the 2014 U.S. launch of its all new and in some ways, radical SkyActiv-D diesel engine, Mazda and its long-time racing collaborator SpeedSource Engineering are developing a +400-hp stock-block diesel for the new Grand-Am series GX race class which launches in 2013.
2012-07-17
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Mazda Corp. announced that production of SkyActiv engines will double in October. Current production is 400,000 units for global distribution; production will increase to 800,000 units. In the U.S., the 2012 Mazda3 and 2013 CX-5 feature SkyActiv-G 2.0-L gasoline engines.
2012-05-25
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Mazda Motor Corp. and Fiat Group Automobiles S.p.A. have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the development and manufacture of a new roadster for the Mazda and Alfa Romeo marques based on Mazda’s next-generation MX-5 rear-wheel-drive architecture.
2008-07-15
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Following the growth trend among replacement models, the new global Mazda6 has expanded to be larger than its predecessor. This version of the car is available in markets outside North America, which will get its own still larger version of the car in late 2008.
2008-10-31
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Traditionally smaller than its nearest midsize competitors—the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry—the Mazda6 has, since its introduction in 2003, been unable to rightfully shine.
2010-07-19
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Weight reduction on the Mazda2 was achieved in two ways: application of new materials and methods to make body structure lighter and stronger, and examining parts and subassemblies to find reductions wherever possible, similar to the gram strategy used on the MX-5 sportscar program.
2009-01-10
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Mazda Motor Corp. claims a world first with the application of its single-nanocatalyst technology, which is said to control material structures on an even smaller scale than nanotechnology, in the underfloor catalytic converter in the new Mazda3 (known as the Mazda Axela in Japan) when it goes on sale this year.
2015-11-24
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The sun rises again on a reinvigorated Tokyo Motor Show, 2015 edition, with a batch of new sports cars in mostly concept form.
2016-03-22
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Moving quickly to expand the appeal of the all-new, fourth-generation MX-5 Miata roadster introduced last year, Mazda revealed prior to the 2016 New York auto show a folding hardtop version of the car called MX-5 RF, for “retractable fastback.”
2016-05-24
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Mazda's new flagship SUV sheds significant weight with a high-strength steel intensive body structure, while introducing a new turbocharged 4-cylinder and improved interior.
2016-11-17
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Mazda will introduce its first-ever diesel engine for the U.S. market in conjunction with the all-new 2017 CX-5 compact crossover.
2016-11-18
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Volkswagen may have ruined its own diesel engine future in the U.S. by cheating on emission tests, but that isn't holding back other auto makers from introducing new diesel cars and trucks in this market.
2014-11-17
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Mazda is developing the 2016 MX-5 as an affordable, turnkey, "ready-to-race" platform for global competition.
2015-05-27
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Mazda is updating its sports car icon. In this episode of SAE Eye on Engineering, Senior Editor Lindsay Brooke looks at the new MX-5 Miata. SAE Eye on Engineering can be viewed at https://youtu.be/i8h7J0aEOdY.
2013-10-10
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The redesigned car features Radar Cruise Control and Smart City Brake Support, firsts for the non-luxury compact car segment, along with an emphasis on the human-machine interface via new infotainment system and heads-up display.
2013-12-30
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The relatively small Japanese OEM has a toolbox full of clever engineering approaches aimed at wringing increased efficiency out of its new vehicles.
2014-03-10
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Since the 2011 Mazda Minagi concept closely resembled the production CX-5 that followed, and the Takeri Concept that appeared at the Tokyo Motor Show that year gave rise to the Mazda6 production model, it is hardly surprising that the Hazumi concept revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show was widely expected to pave the way for the production Mazda2 replacement.
2014-04-01
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IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship promotes a variety of green technologies to link racing to the road.
2014-05-28
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The engineering and race professionals from Mazda presented the nuances of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to a group of high school-age students May 27 at Martin Luther King High School in Detroit.
2014-09-04
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Mazda Motor Corp. on Wednesday evening unveiled the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, which adopts both SkyActiv technology and Mazda’s “Kodo” (or "Soul of Motion") design language. The MX-5, first introduced 25 years ago, maintains Mazda’s original aim of offering the pure driving fun that only a lightweight sports car can provide.
2014-10-10
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The car made its first public European appearance at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, bringing a lighter car powered by a new 1.5-L gasoline engine (the U.S. and possibly other markets will get a 2.0-L engine, according to industry reports), a six-speed manual transmission will be offered, and it will feature SkyActiv technologies in both vehicle design and construction as well as the engine.
2014-12-03
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The new stylish and refined Mazda2-based crossover made its debut at the 2014 LA Auto Show.
2012-10-30
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Design and validation processes that include modeling, simulation, and hardware-in-the-loop testing are creating larger and larger volumes of data, making it more challenging for engineers to analyze and understand the nuances of their designs. Tool providers are ramping up their efforts to help these designers manage data.
2012-11-09
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Mazda will build a Toyota-branded subcompact vehicle based on the Mazda2 in Mexico beginning in summer 2015, the two companies announced on Nov. 9. To be built at a pace of about 50,000 units annually, the vehicle will be sold mainly in North America. 
2013-01-18
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The next-generation Mazda MX-5 will be the basis of an open-top two-seat sports car that the automaker will build for Fiat's Alfa Romeo under a finalized deal announced by the two companies Jan. 18. The two had announced their intention to work out a deal to this effect earlier in 2012.
2013-01-24
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Mazda is putting its 2014 Skyactiv-D diesel through this year's grueling U.S. Grand-Am road racing series to prove the stock-block 2.2-L engine's performance and durability.
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