Archive for July, 2012

Third Mazda6 teaser released, has us seeing red

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 17th, 2012

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Next Mazda6 teaser #3 - taillight screencap

Mazda is only giving us tapas-sized video bites of its upcoming Mazda6, but at least each bite comes quickly. Just days after the second teaser came out, our third view of the sedan reveals some unexpected inspiration from the Takeri concept: its paint. The Takeri show car was a deep, lustrous red; the Mazda6 in the videos is called Soul Red, said by Mazda to use “an innovative new paint process… to capture both the deepness and vividness of the colour, highlighting the cars sleek design.”

Its color and its shape are still looking good. Have a look for yourself in the 27 seconds of teasing in the video below.

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Third Mazda6 teaser released, has us seeing red originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 17 Jul 2012 13:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Second Mazda6 teaser shows even less

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 15th, 2012

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Next Mazda6 teaser video no. 2 - fender closeup

Since the first 21-second teaser was obviously too much for you, Mazda has lopped a whole second off the second video tease for the Mazda6. This one shows some seriously swaged sheetmetal leading up to and running through the A-pillar. And that’s really about it.

We know there will be influence from the handsome Takeri Concept Car and four-cylinder power, and after about 68 more of these teaser videos, we should know what the car itself looks like. Have a gander at the promo below.

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Second Mazda6 teaser shows even less originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 15 Jul 2012 14:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda Begins Discussions with Bermaz Regarding Joint Venture Business in Malaysia

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 13th, 2012


First Mazda6 teaser is out

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 10th, 2012

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2013 Mazda6 teaser video #1 - headlight and grille

Don’t blink, or you might just miss the first teaser for the next-generation Mazda6. Mazda has released a 21-second spot designed to give the world a glimpse of the company’s new sedan. From the look of things, the Mazda6 will borrow heavily from the Takeri Concept Car we saw debut at the Tokyo Motor Show last year. While details remain scarce about the upcoming model, rumor has it the four-door may bow with nothing but four-cylinder engines under the hood. Automakers like Chevrolet, Hyundai and Kia have already embraced that move for their family sedans, resulting in lighter, more efficient platforms.

Whether or not Mazda does eschew a traditional V6 engine engine for a four-pot, odds are buyers will find a Skyactiv mill behind the headlights. That means direct injection will make a showing on the car for the first time in the model’s history. Currently, the most powerful Skyactiv four-cylinder in the Mazda stable tops out at 155 horsepower, which would be low for an entry-level model in this segment. We expect a more powerful tune of the 2.0-liter Skyactiv engine in the Mazda3 to be the base powerplant, but we imagine the technology will need to be mated with either a larger-displacement block or forced induction if Mazda intends to stay competitive with other automakers’ higher-power engine options. Check out the teaser video below.

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First Mazda6 teaser is out originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 10 Jul 2012 13:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda to Lease ‘Demio EV’ Electric Vehicle in Japan from October

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 6th, 2012


Mazda releases first info on upgraded 2013 Roadster, a.k.a. MX-5 Miata

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 5th, 2012

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2013 Mazda Roadster - a.k.a. MX-5 Miata - gray-green with PRHT

Mazda has released a spate of information on its 2013 Roadster, known domestically as the MX-5 Miata. As you may recall, images of the newest refresh made their way to the internet via a few snapped brochure photos. As it turns out, those shots were spot on. The 2013 Japanese domestic model (and presumably the North American one, too) will wear a heavily revised front fascia with a version of the five-point grille we first saw on the Spyder Concept. Engineers have also reworked the convertible’s throttle and brake booster for improved control as well.

As we heard before, the JDM Roadster will also come with an active hood that will raise if sensors detect an impact at certain speeds to reduce the chances of pedestrian injury. New interior and exterior colors have also made their way to the option sheet for the first time as well. Take a look at the full press release below.

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Mazda releases first info on upgraded 2013 Roadster, a.k.a. MX-5 Miata originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 05 Jul 2012 12:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda to Launch Upgraded Mazda Roadster in Japan

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 5th, 2012


Mazda seen raising production of CX-5 as Skyactiv engine capacity doubled

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 3rd, 2012

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2013 Mazda CX-5 - silver, front three-quarter view

We’ve grown quite fond of Mazda’s new Skyactiv engine range, and apparently, we aren’t the only ones. High demand for these engines has caused Mazda to double its production of both the gasoline and diesel four-cylinder engines, and starting in October, the automaker will produce 800,000 of these efficient engines globally, up from 400,000.

In the United States, the 2.0-liter gasoline engine is the only Skyactiv unit currently available, found under the hood of the Mazda CX-5 (pictured) and select Mazda3 models. Elsewhere in the world, CX-5s can be had with a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D turbodiesel engine, which we had a chance to test (and fall in love with) in Iceland. The automaker has confirmed that its next-generation Mazda6 sedan will be available with both of these four-cylinder engines, though it’s unclear if the diesel will be available Stateside. (Mazda has confirmed it will market an oilburner in the U.S. in the near-term, but it hasn’t revealed which vehicle will get it).

Part of the reason for this Skyactiv engine increase is the strong early demand globally for the new CX-5 crossover. Mazda will be upping production from 200,000 units annually to 240,000, all of which are built at the automaker’s Ujina, Japan facility. Because of strong demand since the crossover hit dealerships in February, Mazda has increased its global sales target from 160,000 units to 190,000.

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Mazda seen raising production of CX-5 as Skyactiv engine capacity doubled originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 03 Jul 2012 15:44:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Mazda to Double Annual Production Capacity of SKYACTIV Engines to 800,000 units

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 3rd, 2012


Mazda to Increase Mazda CX-5 Production Capacity

Published by Mazda Blogs on July 3rd, 2012


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