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Rise of the Mexican auto industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
An animated map showing the rise of the Mexican auto industry....
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Mazda's challenges in crucial Mexico plant ramp-up

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Some of the biggest challenges for Mazda Motor Corp.'s first factory in Mexico came from the smallest details. Consider the tiny metal brackets used to secure wire harnesses....
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Forecasts add a dab of caution

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Here's a sure sign that executives feel a lot less giddy about prospects for new-vehicle sales than they did a year ago....
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Mazda's O'Sullivan on new Mexico plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
Mazda's Jim O'Sullivan says the automaker's new small-car assembly plant in Salamanca, Mexico, 'makes good business sense' as Mazda expands its global manufacturing footprint. The factory, which currently builds the Mazda3, will export vehicles to regions as far away as Europe. O'Sullivan spoke to Automotive News reporter Ryan Beene during the plant's official opening on Feb. 27, 2014....
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Mazda snaps up engineers in latest sign of rebound

1:44 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
Mazda is embarking on a hiring binge in Japan, the latest sign that the former money-losing carmaker is bouncing back. The surge in new recruits will come in engineering as Mazda doubles down on future product....
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Toyota's new subcompact will use Mazda's Skyactiv engine

11:08 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
Toyota will add Mazda’s fuel-efficient Skyactiv engine to its tiny stable of borrowed powerplants when it sources a new Mazda2-based subcompact from Mazda’s just-opened assembly plant here. The car will get Toyota-designed sheet metal on the outside but Mazda’s high-compression, fuel-injected Skyactiv gasoline engine under the hood....
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RYAN BEENE

Mazda concept signals a more polished Mazda2 on horizon

4:09 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2014
The subcompact Hazumi concept car Mazda showcased at the Geneva Motor Show is a near-spitting image of how the next-generation Mazda2 is expected to look on the road....
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Fiat doesn't need to give new Mazda roadster to Alfa, Marchionne says

March 4, 2014 20:03 CET
Fiat doesn't necessarily need to build the roadster announced with Mazda early last year with an Alfa Romeo badge, Fiat Chrysler Automobile CEO Sergio Marchionne said....
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Alfa unlikely to get Mazda-made roadster, sources say

March 3, 2014 06:01 CET
Fiat or its Abarth performance subbrand are likely to get a roadster from Mazda instead of Alfa Romeo, sources say. Fiat and Mazda product planners plan to meet soon to discuss the potential badge change for the MX-5-based two-seat car....
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Mazda is likely to fall short of sales target

4:17 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Mazda is likely to fall short of its U.S. sales target for the fiscal year ending March 31 after posting its fourth-straight decline in monthly volume in February....
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HANS GREIMEL

In Mexico, drug lords throw just-in-time Japanese off schedule

6:44 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
The inauguration of Mazda's assembly plant in Mexico last week started nearly an hour-and-a-half late. And there was a lot of irony when the ceremony finally got underway....
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Mazda's Mexico plant 'most important' base, chairman says

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 27, 2014
Mazda Chairman Takashi Yamanouchi opened the company's new small-car assembly plant in Mexico today, calling it the company's “most important global strategic base”. The factory, which will ramp up to annual capacity of 230,000 vehicles, is a cornerstone of the structural reform plan “upon which the very future of company hinges,” Yamanouchi said in remarks prepared for the opening ceremony....
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LABOR'S UNREST

Tracing the UAW's struggle with foreign automakers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Automotive News spoke to labor analyst Kristen Dziczek about the root of the issues that led up to the recent vote at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga....
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MEXICAN STRATEGY

Mazda expects many advantages from new Salamanca plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
Mazda's new assembly plant in Salamanca, Mexico gives the company a low-cost production base; an export platform for shipping cars; and a natural hedge against swings in the yen's exchange rate....
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2014 GENEVA MOTOR SHOW

Mazda drops hints on redesigned subcompact

3:24 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Mazda will preview the look of its next-generation Mazda2 subcompact when it reveals the Hazumi concept car next month at the Geneva auto show....
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Most Japanese auto production resumes after heavy snow

7:25 am U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
Most Japanese automakers have resumed operations at their plants that were suspended after heavy snow disrupted parts deliveries, companies said on today, limiting impact on their domestic production volume....
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Most Japan automakers resume plant operations after snow; Mazda, Nissan still affected

Feb. 18, 2014 12:21 CET
Most Japanese carmakers have resumed operations at their domestic plants after heavy snow disrupted parts deliveries....
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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....
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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....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

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....
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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....
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CHICAGO AUTO SHOW

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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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