Mazda Motors donated ten of its hybrid Tribute prototypes to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) at the organization's headquarters in Irvine, California. The Ford subsidiary will eventually donate a total of thirty hybrid Tributes among various fire agencies in the Golden State.
The prototypes are similar to its hybrid Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner siblings. It is unknown if they will eventually go into full production, as Mazda recently announced that it will suspend production of the compact SUV from May through the end of this year.

[Source: Ford Media via TMCnet]

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