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2019 Mazda CX-3 Thoughtfully Updated

Mazda has used the New York Auto Show this week to show off a slightly updated CX-3 crossover. Most will have to study the CX-3 hard to find the changes, but they're thoughtful changes that enhance an already great little crossover.  On the outside Mazda has swapped out the grille on the CX-3 with one that brings it more in…

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Mazda Teases Mystery Vehicle Bound for NYC

The doors open tomorrow for this year's New York Auto Show, but the automakers are still throwing out teasers of their planned revealed. In this case Mazda has teased its offering; showing little in the way to substance with the tagline "A BIG reveal for the BIG apple."  It's really anyone's call at this point as to which product Mazda…

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Mazda Hopes Future gas Engine Will be as Efficient as an EV

Mazda is clearly not giving up on developing new internal-combustion engines just yet. The Japanese automaker is saying it hopes its third-generation Skyactiv engine technology will make its gas engines just as efficient as battery-electric vehicles.  The claim is a bold one, but reasonable after diving into the details. Mazda says the primary goal with Skyactiv-3 (what they're calling the…

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Mazda Investigating All-Wheel Drive For U.S. Sedans

Many have wondered why Mazda does not offer all-wheel drive on its car lineup. Apparently it's a question Mazda fields routinely, because the company is investigating ways of potentially offering power to all four wheels on its Mazda3 and Mazda6.  Speaking with CarAdvice on the sidelines of last week's Los Angeles Auto Show, CEO of Mazda North America Operations, Masahiro Moro says the…

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Mazda Won't Offer Rotary Sports Car By 2020

Mazda may have confirmed plans to bring back the coveted rotary engine as a generator for electrified models, but it is stopping short of confirming a sports car variant using the returned icon. Why? The money simply isn't there.  Speaking to journalists at the Tokyo Motor Show, senior managing executive officer and R&D chief Kiyoshi Fujiwara completely killed the idea that…

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Confirmed: Mazda to Bring Back Rotary Engine

Mazda has confirmed it plans to bring its famed rotary engine design back to market. Only this time the rotary will find its way under the hood of an upcoming electrified model as a range-extender.  Mazda engine boss Mitsuo Hitomi confirmed the plans to AutoCar on the sidelines of the Tokyo Motor Show. Rumors of the returned rotary engine are nearly the thing…

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Mazda Confirms HCCI Engine For 2019

Not a day after rumors surrounding the subject, Mazda has confirmed plans to roll out a new engine in 2019. The new engine will be among the first to feature HCCI, or Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition. Mazda has already offered a name for its new HCCI engine: Skyactiv-X. The company is not yet disclosing which engine or displacement will gain…

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