Fiat will add models, sales points to growing Abarth unit

Nov. 26, 2015 06:01 CET

Fiat's Abarth unit, which is on track to boost sales by 50 percent this year, plans to more than double its global dealership network as it expands its lineup, said Paolo Gagliardo, who heads the performance subbrand.... Read More »

Los Angeles' hits & mehs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Like any auto show, Los Angeles was supposed to be chockablock with astonishing, flabbergasting production models, honey-will-you-look-at-that concepts - maybe even a handful of hybrids or green cars with mind-bending technology. Well, maybe the exciting stuff got stuck in L.A. traffic.... Read More »


Glimpses from a subdued Los Angeles show

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

A look at what was cool about five cars unveiled in Los Angeles.... Read More »

Aural sparkle, arachnids, and calzone stuffed with sushi-grade tuna: What people think of the Fiat 124 Spider

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015

The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show, marks the two-door's return after several decades. Here's what some critics and others are saying about the 124.... Read More »


Spider 'ain't a badge exercise'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2015

The task seemed simple: Re-create the most popular Fiat ever sold in the U.S. for the 21st century. The reality, it turned out, was a little more complicated than typing “Miata” into Google Translate and choosing “Italian.”... Read More »

Fiat, Mazda clone a Miata to bring the Fiat 124 Spider back to life

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

FCA has taken a donor car with an excellent pedigree -- the MX-5 Mazda Miata -- and grafted onto it a Fiat 1.4-liter turbocharged I-4 engine and styling to make it look like a proper descendent of the original Pininfarina-designed Fiat 124.... Read More »

Mazda joins turbo charge with CX-9's plush makeover

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mazda's second-generation three-row family crossover is shifting into near-luxury territory with a potent, turbocharged engine and a plush interior that includes panels of rosewood supplied by Japanese guitar-maker Fujigen.... Read More »


Spotlight will shine mostly on practical cars and crossovers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2015

Automakers are leaving the drama to Hollywood. Instead of image-driven luxury models or topless boulevard cruisers, the big news at this week's Los Angeles Auto Show will be more mundane: Think Buick's LaCrosse or Hyundai's Elantra.... Read More »

Anime, sultry and supercars: What people are saying about the Mazda RX-Vision

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Mazda’s RX-Vision concept was a hit at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. While it hinted at the triumphant return of Mazda’s iconic rotary engine, the RX-Vision also drew plaudits for its sleek styling. A look at what some critics and others are saying about the concept.... Read More »


TALK FROM THE TOP: After years of rebuilding, Toyoda plans to expand

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

President Akio Toyoda is shifting Toyota Motor Corp. into expansion mode after years of dealing with crises and rebuilding.... Read More »

Mazda to push CX-9 toward premium in L.A. premiere

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Mazda will unveil its redesigned CX-9 three-row crossover this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, fleshing out the last of its lineup with the brand's Skyactiv technologies and curvy Kodo design language.... Read More »

Mazda quarterly profit surges on higher sales, cost cutting

8:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Mazda today reported a major increase in operating profit in the latest quarter on the back of rising sales in Europe and Japan and aggressive cost cutting.... Read More »

Next-gen Mazda CX-9, updated with Skyactiv, to debut at L.A. show

6:44 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

Mazda's next-generation CX-9 three-row crossover will debut at this month's Los Angeles Auto Show, fleshing out the last of its lineup with the brand's Skyactiv technologies.... Read More »

Tokyo auto show home run concept vehicles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Five Japanese carmakers put a charge in their home-market show with head-turning concept vehicles.... Read More »

Can Mazda team spin rotary vision into viable reality?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 2, 2015

Mazda Motor Corp.'s racing-mad executives want a sports car to replace the iconic RX-7 and RX-8. And with the RX-Vision concept from the Tokyo Motor Show, chief designer Ikuo Maeda gave them a glimpse of such a car. Now it's up to Mazda's engineers to make it possible.... Read More »


BLOG: Mexico in Tokyo

6:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

If there's hardly anybody around the Mexico booth at the Tokyo Motor Show, it's only because the exhibitor already has accomplished its mission.... Read More »


BLOG: Tokyo Motor Show continues to surprise, sometimes delight

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Random thoughts from a stroll through the Tokyo Motor Show …... Read More »

Mazda expects delays to U.S. diesel car launch after VW violations

7:48 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Mazda expects delays to the launch of diesel-powered cars in the United States in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions violations, but it remains committed to a rollout, a senior executive said.... Read More »


At Mazda, a team of 50 searches for rotary-engine breakthrough

3:02 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

For the last eight years, a team of 50 engineers has slaved away on Mazda's signature rotary engine, seeking a breakthrough for the unique design Mazda had championed for decades, almost alone in its enthusiasm.... Read More »


Rotary engine returns in Mazda concept coupe

7:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Three years after pulling the plug on the rotary-powered RX-8 sports car, Mazda hints it hasn't given up on the peculiar engine design that gave the brand some of its grandest successes. The company's latest concept is a low-slung sports car called the RX-Vision powered by a next-generation rotary engine called the Skyactiv-R.... Read More »


Community service is part of Mazda store's workday

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

A San Jose, Calif., Mazda dealership offers a flexible schedule so its employees can fit community service into the day.... Read More »

Japan brands' impact on U.S. economy expands, study says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 24, 2015

Japanese automakers delivered record contributions to the U.S. economy last year, both in the number of people it employs and in workforce compensation, driven by booming sales, ramped up U.S. production and exports from North America.... Read More »

Mazda issues stop-sale for nearly 15,000 Mazda3 compacts

9:25 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

Mazda is issuing a stop-sale and stop-delivery for its popular Mazda3 compact because of a defect in the fuel shut-off valve. Cars built from May 21 to Aug. 24 are affected.... Read More »

Does Mazda concept for Tokyo point to RX sports car's return?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Mazda plans to unveil a sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show that is sure to stoke speculation about a possible successor to the RX-8. A teaser photo shows a black vehicle with a long hood, rear-slung cockpit, rounded fastback and muscular rear fenders -- all taking cues from the brand's Kodo design language.... Read More »

Mazda’s diesel dreams for U.S. in doubt after VW scandal

1:21 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Mazda's plans to introduce a diesel car in its most important market risk falling further behind schedule after Volkswagen AG flouted U.S. rules and unleashed global regulatory scrutiny on the technology.... Read More »

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