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Mazda Chasing Margins, Not Market Share

In the grand scheme of global automakers, Mazda is hardly a large player. The brand currently enjoys a small 2 percent market share in the U.S., but Mazda's North American chief tells Automotive News the company isn't really seeking additional share. Instead, Mazda wants to creep upmarket to boost margins across their business. Masahiro Moro has worked at Mazda his…

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No More Manual Mazda CX-5

By now we all know the manual transmission is dying of a slow death. Clearly Mazda has gotten the memo as well, as the 2017 Mazda CX-5 has ditched its manual option. The compact crossover will officially be an automatic-only vehicle. What's a bit odd about the situation is that Mazda will continue to offer the CX-5 with a manual…

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2017 Mazda CX-5 Sees $2,250 Price Hike

Today Mazda announced pricing for the new 2017 CX-5 crossover. Unsurprisingly, the new model has seen a slight price hike with a new base price of $24,985 for the base CX-5 Sport model. The price hike isn't entirely a bad thing. Mazda has stacked on more standard equipment for the 2017 model, including items such as automatic braking to help…

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Sources: New Mazda Engine Will Offer 30% Improvement in Fuel Efficiency

The Nikkei Asian Review is reporting that Mazda will introduce an engine in late 2018 that will offer a 30 percent improvement in fuel efficiency. According to the report, the new engine will feature a homogeneous charge compression ignition that will use pressure instead of spark plugs to ignite fuel. By igniting the mix of fuel and air using pressure,…

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Mazda to Offer Diesel Version of CX-5 in 2017

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that it will be offering the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 clean diesel engine as an optional powerplant for its new CX-5 crossover. Set to be available to the North American market in the second half of 2017, the SKYACTIV-D 2.2-equipped CX-5 is said to both fully comply with strict emissions standards…

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Mazda and Toyota Discussing Co-Development of EVs, Connected Cars

Bloomberg is reporting that Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. have identified 10 areas where they may cooperate on automotive technologies, including the development of electric vehicles and connected cars. At a briefing held in Tokyo earlier today, executive vice president Akira Marumoto said that Mazda was engaged in general discussions with Toyota but declined to provide specific details.…

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Mazda Recalling 2.3 Million Vehicles Worldwide to Fix Rear Gates, Diesel Engines

Mazda Motor Corp has announced that it will be recalling a total of 2.3 million vehicles globally to address issues relating to rear gates and diesel engines. Among the affected vehicles, Mazda indicated that 390,000 units of the Mazda 3 sedan, hatchback and CX-3 SUV are being recalled in Japan to fix rear gate damper stays that may become corroded…

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