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New Car Model Year Opens With Bang

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The new car model year, embracing 2014 AND 2015 models for nearly all segments now, is well underway and for the first time covers most segments with all-new models – from “ supersedan” to subsub compact. “You name it, we got it” All new segments will be challenged by the Volkswagen Group, led by a […]

Mazda is still “zooming,” would you believe?

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The Japanese import is adopting a new neologism to adorn its future license plates, including the bracketed “zoom zoom,” which dates back from SkyActiv and after that to the rather bland “Game Changers.” Mazda U.S. chief Jim O’Donnell, who adheres to the two-word verbiage as a boost to his drive for 300,000 U.S. sales this […]

Rotary Motor Revived for Mazda e-car

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TOKYO-A near perfect solution for the ‘range anxiety’ problem of all-electric vehicles calls for automaker use of gasoline engines to boost battery-driven vehicles-a solution advanced in the Chevrolet Volt and with the rotary powerplant favored by Mazda. Conceived by Mazda in 1968 on the Familia Rotary Coupe/R100, the rotary engine was subsequently offered on Mazda’s […]