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Jim O'Sullivan, the retired CEO of Mazda North American Operations, has been named a board member of LotLinx, a digital marketing company.
For Mazda to sell 450,000 new vehicles annually in three years, the bulk of its dealers need to improve profitability, the dealer council chair said.
Ford, Mazda and FCA have banded together to implement an outreach program in Houston to locate owners of certain older vehicles with potentially lethal Takata airbag inflators and schedule repairs.
Toyota and Mazda's planned north Alabama auto plant will operate as a separate entity, making its own supply chain decisions.
Profits more than double at Mazda in the latest quarter, but mostly because the carmaker's slumping U.S. business was offset by huge foreign exchange rate gains.
Mazda's quarterly profit more than doubled as a weaker yen and lower costs offset falling sales in the United States, its biggest market.
Mazda is developing a gasoline-powered Skyactiv-3 engine it says will be as clean as an electric vehicle.
The innovative engine doesn't drive like a shaky science project. It feels perfectly normal, which is a breakthrough for the Mazda team.
Japan-brand sales in China are booming -- and helping them offset the slowdown in the U.S.
Even in an electrified age, Mazda's determination to build fun-to-drive vehicles won't change, said Masahiro Moro, CEO of Mazda North American Operations.
Mazda's North American chief said Skyactiv-X will be an "important base engine to add electrification" to the Mazda lineup.
With U.S. sales in decline — and who knows for how long? — is it the right time to add vehicle production capacity?
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