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Mazda: Guys, Mazda6 Diesel Is Still Coming

Dec 01 2014 09:45 AM | Mazda News
It has been awhile since we heard anything on Mazda's Skyactiv-D engine due for Mazda6 sedan. Our last report back in January stated the automaker was still at work on delivering "the right balance between fuel economy and Mazda-appropriate driving performance." Well Mazda North American Operations' CEO, Jim O'Sullivan had the chance to sit down with Automotive News to give an update on where they stand on the Skyactiv-D engine project.

"We're still very much committed to diesel. We are still working on getting the performance aspects up to where we want them, and we do have a plan -- an engineering road map -- to get it done," said O'Sullivan.

Originally, Mazda was planning to launch the 2.2L Skyactiv-D last year,...


Rumorpile: Mazda6 Coupe and More Mazdaspeed Models In The Cards?

Oct 31 2014 08:55 AM | Mazda News
Mazda is planning an expansion of the 6 family with the introduction of a coupe. Auto Express reports that the Japanese automaker is planning to launch a 6 Coupe in 2016. Styling will be a more dramatic version of the current Kodo design language, possibly taking some more ideas from the Shinari Concept that was shown a few years back.

Motor Trend follows up this report with talk of a range of Mazdaspeed models coming in the near future. First up is the next-generation Mazdaspeed3. The model is expected to pack a turbocharged 2.5L SkyActiv four-cylinder with 300 horsepower and all-wheel drive. Also in the pipeline is Mazdapeed versions of the Mazda2 and 6.

Source: Auto Express, Motor Trend

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Mazda Reveals What It Has In Store For LA

Oct 28 2014 09:45 AM | Mazda News
Yesterday, the internet was abuzz with the rumor of Mazda debuting the CX-3 at the L.A. Auto Show next month. Last night, the Japanese automaker confirmed the rumor.

We have been reporting on rumors of this subcompact crossover for the past year or so. We know that the CX-3 will utilize the new Mazda2's underpinnings. It also looks like it will share some design aspects of the new 2 judging from a sketch released by the company. Other details are being kept under wraps till the model debuts next month.

Mazda also plans to show off a refreshed CX-5 at the show.

Source: Mazda

William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can...


Exit Stage Left The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Sep 04 2014 01:15 PM | William Maley in Mazda News


The wait is finally over. Last night at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Mazda introduced the forth-generation MX-5 Miata to the world. Details on the ND MX-5 Miata are very slim, but there are a few details that Mazda has revealed. For one, the new MX-5 Mi...



Mazda Australia boss: Compact Crossover “Oh, it’s not that far away”

Aug 10 2014 09:15 AM | William Maley in Mazda News


Compact crossovers are currently the hot thing in the automotive marketplace, and it won't be too long before subcompact crossovers become the next big thing. We've been hearing for the past year or so that Mazda is working on a subcompact crossover po...





Next-Generation Mazda MX-5 Miata To Debut On September 3rd

Jul 03 2014 08:35 AM | William Maley in Mazda News


Mazda announced today that on September 3rd, the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata will be shown. The covers will come off simultaneously at three different events in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. The U.S. event will be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Mo...



Mazda6 Diesel Gets Delayed Once More, No Date Set

Jan 09 2014 01:35 PM | William Maley in Mazda News


We have to say when Mazda announced that diesel engine would be available on the new Mazda6 midsize, our interest was very piqued. A midsize sedan that could give the Volkswagen Passat TDI a run for its money and fun to drive? Where do we sign up? But...