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  • How Mazda is quietly giving the big automakers a run for their money

    Mazda isn’t the biggest car manufacturer out there. In fact, the Hiroshima-based company is likely not even in the top five in its native Japan. Have a gander at the various lists ranking major global automakers (in terms of annual production or overall revenue) for the past few years, and Mazda is nowhere to be seen. Which is a bit of a shame. Now, half a decade after concluding a relationship with Ford that started as a financial lifeline and finished with the Mazda brand firmly taking a back seat, the once-ailing automaker is finally fighting fit again. For its...

  • Mazda RX-7 gearing up for 2020 launch, report suggests

    If you're a car enthusiast, you must love Mazda. The wacky Japanese car firm has made some blindingly good cars in the past, and it seems as though it has another future star in its midst. The new RX-7 is allegedly scheduled for a 2020 launch and will feature an MX-5-based core, a rotary engine and will likely be one of the sexiest cars on the road. It will stick to the traditional RX-7 formula too, shoving that rotary engine in the front and sending drive to the rear wheels. Of course, the company hasn't exactly confirmed all of this as coy...

  • Mazda finally unveils scrumptious new MX-5 with SKYACTIV technologies

    It's probably the car most teenagers didn't have hanging on their walls but thought: "Hmm, that's quite nice" as it rolled by. And now after years of being the best affordable roadster by a country mile, the MX-5 is getting a fresh new face and a host of technological improvements. Although this announcement will undoubtedly scare the purists a little bit, truth be told, the 2015 edition of the MX-5 hasn't deviated much from the outgoing car's mantra. It flaunts Mazda's current Kodo design language, which basically means it keeps the old dimensions, save two or three inches here and there,...

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