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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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Report: New Mazda3 To Debut With Revolutionary Engine

It's almost time for a new Mazda3 and apparently it will launch a revolutionary new engine as well. According to Australia's Motoring the company will likely announce its new HCCI engine technology in the coming weeks, followed by a debut in the new Mazda3 sometime next year. Mazda has discussed the possibility of using HCCI technology on its engine's before,…

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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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