Mazda plans small SUV, report says

Feb. 17, 2014 11:38 CET
Mazda may be the next entrant into the small SUV segment. A Mazda2-based crossover is due later this year, a report said. The crossover would initially be sold in Japan, then expand to Europe and emerging markets.... Read More »


U.S. safety regulators open probe of Mazda CX-9 for brake issue

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 14, 2014
Federal safety regulators have opened a probe into reduced brake effectiveness for an estimated 62,319 Mazda CX-9 large crossover vehicles from model years 2010 and 2011.... Read More »



Mazda Europe design boss on why brand's fwd cars have a rwd look

Feb. 12, 2014 06:15 CET
Mazda's 'convention-defying' approach to car design means its front-wheel-drive models have the long, flowing looks of popular premium rear-drive models.... Read More »


Japan is roaring back

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Enjoying a huge windfall from a weakening yen, Japan's automakers are putting a half-decade of travails behind them and entering a golden age of record profits.... Read More »



Mazda stays flexible in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 10, 2014
Mazda will keep its newly opened North American factory flexible in its mix of Mazda3 and Mazda2 models.... Read More »


Mazda targets record profits after big Q3 gain in net income

Feb. 5, 2014 10:18 CET
Mazda's net income more than doubled in the October-December quarter, as higher sales and a weaker yen put the company on the path to record profits.... Read More »


Mexico plant adds Mazda3 inventory

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Mazda dealers can expect more reliable supplies of the Mazda3 compact car this year thanks to additional production of the vehicle at a new plant in Mexico.... Read More »


Mazda helps dealers with data mining software

6:36 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 26, 2014
Mazda is helping dealers pitch customers coming off lease or with equity in their vehicles.... Read More »


Mazda dealers expect Mexico output will help lift Mazda3 sales 20%

1:49 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2014
Mazda dealers expect extra production from the company's new plant in Mexico will help boost sales of the Mazda3 compact car about 20 percent.... Read More »



Mazda bets on fresh product and consistent marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
Mazda launched the redesigned Mazda6 mid-sized sedan and Mazda3 compact car in 2013. Those two cars plus the CX-5 that went on sale in 2012 have given Mazda dealers more fresh product than they have had in years. Tom Carey, a Mazda dealer for more than 20 years and the recently elected chairman of Mazda's national dealer council, spoke with Staff Reporter Ryan Beene in December about how Mazda dealers fared in 2013 and what lies ahead this year.... Read More »



Mazda dealer leader happy with progress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2014
After years of underperforming the industry, Mazda is starting to fire on all cylinders, the head of the brand's dealer council says. The redesigned Mazda3 compact car and redesigned Mazda6 mid-sized sedan that went on sale last year helped Mazda boost retail sales by 16 percent in 2013 to 262,970 units, its best retail sales year since 1994. Tom Carey, chairman of the brand's dealer council, attributes the gains to Mazda's new vehicles and a consistent marketing presence.... Read More »


Mazda delays Skyactiv diesel launch in U.S. again

9:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2014
For the second time in roughly four months, Mazda has delayed the U.S. market launch of its Skyactiv diesel engine for emissions-related issues.... Read More »


Mazda rotary gets new lease on life

5:12 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2013
Mazda has given a new lease on life to its rotary engine in the form of a Mazda2 hatchback reconfigured as an extended-range hybrid. The prototype runs as an electric vehicle, with an electric motor powering the wheels. But it also gets a gasoline-powered 0.33-liter rotary engine in the rear that generates power to recharge the car's lithium ion battery when the charge runs low.... Read More »


Mazda U.S. dealer network faces shake-up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2013
Mazda Motor Corp., targeting a one-third surge in U.S. sales over the next two years, plans a sharp rise in sales per outlet and will weed out those dealerships that underperform. The small carmaker, which relies on exports to North America for nearly a third of its global sales, is channeling its sales and marketing energies into 35 metropolitan markets that it has identified as key to its growth.... Read More »


Stingray, Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 named 'Car of Year' finalists; Cherokee, Silverado, Acura MDX are top trucks

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
The Cadillac CTS, Mazda3 and Chevrolet Corvette Stingray were named finalists today for North American Car of the Year, while the Jeep Cherokee, Chevrolet Silverado and Acura MDX were named truck/utility finalists. The 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year will be announced Jan. 13 during a press conference before the Detroit auto show press days.... Read More »



Message to Chrysler: Let dealers handle local marketing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
The very first car Doug Moreland sold was a Chevrolet Corvair in Reno, Nev., in 1969. It had belonged to the woman who would one day be his wife.... Read More »


Big off-lease battle brewing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Automakers are crafting strategies to keep existing customers -- and perhaps poach some new ones -- when the number of vehicle owners coming off lease shoots up next year.... Read More »


Strained N.A. plants expected to approach record output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2013
Can North America's stressed-out assembly plants handle near record production? We're about to find out.... Read More »



Mazda's back in the black, targets 400,000 U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
When Masamichi Kogai, 59, took over as Mazda's CEO in June, he inherited a company that had just recorded its first annual profit in five years. As the company's former production and purchasing chief, he was instrumental in the overhaul that put Mazda Motor Corp. back on track.... Read More »


3 Takata execs to plead guilty to U.S. price fixing charges

11:45 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2013
Three midlevel executives of automotive supplier Takata will each plead guilty to one felony charge of conspiracy to fix the price of seat belts in cars built in the United States for Japanese automakers, the Justice Department said today.... Read More »


Mazda's new Mexico plant to start production in January

2:05 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2013
Mazda plans to begin production at its new Mexico factory in January, the carmaker's chief said today, describing the plant as a key foreign base for the Japanese company as it pares its reliance on domestic output.... Read More »


Kia, Mazda, Toyota execs see U.S. sales topping 16 million in '14

9:26 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2013
Despite some nascent signs of a plateau, a panel of auto executives said they anticipate U.S. light-vehicle sales to exceed 16 million units in 2014. Top executives from Kia, Mazda and Toyota said they expect U.S. light-vehicle deliveries next year of 16.1 million or 16.2 million vehicles.... Read More »


Redesigned Mazda3 will get big advertising push

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Mazda will boost its U.S. marketing budget next year to support the launch of the redesigned Mazda3, the centerpiece of the company's goal of boosting U.S. sales to 400,000 units in 2016.... Read More »


Mazda chief expects record U.S. sales in 2 years

11:40 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2013
Masamichi Kogai, the new CEO of Mazda, expects the company to achieve record U.S. sales in the next two years, as the automaker bounds back from years of losses on the back of booming demand, new products and a lower cost structure.... Read More »


Mazda CX-5 with automatic brakes crashes during test drive, Japanese police say

6:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
A Mazda SUV equipped with an automatic-braking system crashed in Japan on Sunday during a dealership test drive, injuring the driver and front-seat passenger, according to the police.... Read More »


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