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Mazda is a Japanese automaker producing a full-line of cars and CUVs for sale in the US Though the company was founded in 1927, it didn't start producing cars until 1931. Entry into the US market happened in 1970 with the RX-2. Known for its use of Wankel rotary engines, Mazda also sells the iconic MX-5 Miata roadster. Ford Motor Company has held a stake in Mazda since 1979 that now stands at three percent.

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    Recalls: NHTSA urges owners of recalled Takata airbag vehicles to take immediate action
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Department of Transportation are taking the unusual step of issuing a followup press release urging owners of certain recalled vehicles "to act immediately" to fix their cars and trucks. The problem in question concerns the repair campaigns for rupturing Takata airbag inflators issued in June and ...

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    Official: Mazda2 nets Japan Car of the Year, Cherokee first US model to ever crack top 10 [UPDATE]
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    The 2015 Mazda2 is quite high up on our must-drive list. Yes, the teeny, tiny successor to the 100-horsepower five-door is worth getting excited over, largely because the previous generation was one of the absolute best smiles-per-dollar values on the market. While we eagerly await for our opportunity to take to the 2's helm, our expectations of the new ...

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    Official: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata will rock 2.0L SkyActiv engine in US, 1.5L elsewhere
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    Let the speculation finally end – we know what will power the next-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, and it's not turbocharged. The US model will get a SkyActiv 2.0-liter engine and six-speed manual, while models in the rest of the world have a 1.5-liter engine, confirming earlier rumors. Unfortunately, Mazda isn't letting loose how much power ...

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    Report: Mazda mulling furniture, designer goods in bid to command higher prices
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    Brands like Porsche and Ferrari make a mint every year by selling branded lifestyle goods like shoes, hats and even wilder items. Bugatti takes things to the extremes with things like its $84,000 belt buckle. These products not only make their respective companies some extra money, but they reaffirm their high-end design aspirations to wealthy buyers. ...

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    Video: Ever wonder how to really pronounce Japanese automaker names?
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    People tend to get very set in their ways when it comes to the pronunciation of words. Just look at the endless debates over whether or not to say the final 'e' in Porsche (which you should in terms of correct German enunciation). Or the argument about whether to follow the British convention and give the 'u' in Jaguar a special delivery or to say the ...

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    Video: Modded budget Mazda Miata takes on new Porsche Boxster in more challenges
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    Earlier this month, our friends across the pond at Auto Express released the first in a two-video series that would see them try and build up a second-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata that could best a standard Porsche Boxster around the track. While that first video detailed the mods to the MX-5 – a supercharger, some suspension upgrades and a new set ...

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    Official: 2015 Mazda3 finally pairs 6-speed manual with larger engine
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    With all of the hype and anticipation surrounding the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, the Japanese brand was able to sneak another driver-oriented model into its lineup. The company's spec page for the 2015 Mazda3 hatchback and sedan have been updated to list the Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder as finally being available with a six-speed manual transmission, in ...

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    Video: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata design walkaround
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    By now, you've likely read what we think of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata's new looks both inside and out, and you've probably poured over the available photos and started to make up your own mind about the roadster's radically more aggressive new appearance. More than likely, however, you haven't heard much from Mazda itself about its new design, and we're ...

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    Report: Aussie Mazda MX-5 Miata specs leak suggests power loss
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    Mazda's 2016 MX-5 Miata reveal didn't include much in the way of specifications, but the car's debut seems to have blown the lid off of the rumormill, with the latest word out of Australia including fresh claims of curb weight and engine output. Before delving into the findings from Motoring.com, we're going to take a moment to find a few grains of salt. ...

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    Report: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata won't get power folding hardtop
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    Following the reveal of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, more and more details (and rumors – oh, the rumors) are coming out regarding exactly what's in store when the car finally goes on sale. Our own Chris Paukert had plenty to say about the exterior and interior, and we've now seen the first photo of the engine. But a new report from Automobile sheds ...

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    Video: Mazda Miata 'fathers' Hall and Case offer a tour through the roadster's history
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    The original Mazda Miata broke onto the automotive scene in 1989 and was a huge success. However, the convertible's genesis goes all the way back to the early '80s. Bob Hall and Dean Case were among the inside men of the program on the US side, and they were on hand at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the recent MX-5 event there to tell some of their ...

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    ETC: Teen Miata enthusiast and friend of Autoblog passes away
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    When Thomas' illness made it impossible for him to drive, he relied on friends to do it for him. Attending the reveal of the 2016 MX-5 Miata and the subsequent 25th anniversary celebration at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca confirmed that the little roadster maintains broad appeal, one not limited to the elderly or a certain gender as detractors might have ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #396
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    Episode #396 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Chris Paukert talk about the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, the 2016 Jaguar XE, and the 2015 Lexus RC. We start with what's in the garage and finish up with some of your questions, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #396 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
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    We're almost ready to record Episode #396 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode #396 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata 2016 Jaguar XE 2015 Lexus RC F and ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #396 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #396 this evening. Check out the topics below, or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module, and don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio only) channel at 10:00 PM Eastern tonight. Discussion ...

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    Report: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata first engine shot revealed
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    We've dug deep for just about every scrap of 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata info available out of the car's California reveal celebration, but powertrain particulars have been especially hard to come by. While we still don't have engine specifications, the folks over at Autoweek have scored a nice scoop – the first underhood photos of one of the display ...

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    Exclusive: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata first in-car observations
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    We've had few days to digest the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata since the roadster was first revealed on Wednesday evening when we offered you our first impressions. Since that time, we've gone back and looked at the car a number of times in person here in California, and we've even seen it briefly run under its own power (okay, it was more of a saunter). ...

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    Video: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata in motion for the first time
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    By now, you've already pored over the details (however few there may be) and images of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. For us enthusiasts, it's arguably the most important new car debut of the year, and for Mazda, it marks the 25th anniversary of its iconic roadster – something that's being celebrated all weekend long out in Monterey, CA. Our resident ...

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    Exclusive: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata firsthand impressions and notebook scribblings
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    In a temporarily repurposed airport hanger in Monterey, CA, the world caught its first glimpse of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata tonight, and I was fortunate enough to attend in person along with my fellow auto media colleagues, Mazda execs, a couple hundred Miata devotees and, oddly, a fair number of Duran Duran fans. The klieg lights have dimmed, Simon Le ...

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    Official: 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has arrived
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    Ladies and gentlemen, meet the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The highly anticipated fourth-generation (ND) model made its official debut in Monterey, CA this evening, and while details are slim (as in, we have practically none), there's one big thing to talk about: less weight. Yes, Mazda has confirmed that the new Miata sheds some 220 pounds over the model it ...

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