Mazda2

Redesigned Mazda2 aims to break from subcompact pack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15, 2014
Not long ago, the term "subcompact car" was all but synonymous with "Japanese import."...
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Athletic Mazda2 debuts as test on many levels

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 10, 2014
Mazda unveiled a more athletic fourth-generation Mazda2 hatchback late Wednesday, deploying its latest Skyactiv drivetrain and chassis technologies into the subcompact segment. The upgrade is sorely needed to keep the pint-sized car relevant in an increasingly competitive field against such upstarts as the hot-selling Chevrolet Sonic and Ford Fiesta....
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Mazda, Subaru profit from strong U.S. sales amid downturn in Japan

10:43 am U.S. ET | July 31, 2014
Japanese automakers Mazda and Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries said they are on track for record full-year profits after strong sales in the United States powered double-digit profit growth in the April-June quarter....
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Mazda2 output starts; Europe sales begin in 2015

July 18, 2014 11:03 CET
Mazda has given its Mazda2 subcompact the sharp creases and sportier stance of the brand's new Kodo design language....
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Mazda2 output begins in Japan

7:34 am U.S. ET | July 17, 2014
Mazda began manufacturing the next-generation Mazda2 subcompact in Japan today and unveiled the first pictures of the production model....
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5 cool innovations at Japan's SAE expo

1:33 pm U.S. ET | May 22, 2014
Japan's premier automotive engineering expo is bustling again along the Yokohama waterfront. A record 488 companies are participating at this year's meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan, which runs through Friday. Some 80,000 visitors are expected....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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....
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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....
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