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    Official: Mazda previews driver-focused Tokyo Auto Salon showcars

    While the Tokyo Motor Show is a stage for the world's manufacturers to strut their production models, the Tokyo Auto Salon allows designers and engineers to stretch their legs with custom hardware. This year, Mazda is bringing 10 special models to the Tokyo Auto Salon, including a custom version ...

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    Report: Mazda planning EV for U.S. market by 2018

    We don't have a clue what 2018 has in store for us, but automakers' product plans extend well into the future, giving us a glimpse of what may or may not come. Automotive News reports that Mazda is planning to offer an electric vehicle in the United States by 2018, in part to satisfy California's ...

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    Official: Facelifted Mazda2 with SkyActiv 1.3L revealed in Japan

    Mazda has taken the knife to the company's Demio compact, known as the Mazda2 in this neck of the woods. Along with a minor facelift, the five-door now rocks the first production application of the automaker's direct-injection, 1.3-liter SkyActiv gasoline engine. With an astronomical compression ...

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    Mazda to lease EVs in Japan next year

    2011 Mazda2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda is preparing a fleet of electric vehicles that will be available for lease in Japan. Based on the Demio/Mazda2, these EVs will utilize the automaker's new SKYACTIV powertrain technology. Mazda is shooting for a 200-kilometer ...

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    Beauty, eh? Mazda2 reportedly headed for the Great White North

    Mazda2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to a new article in Canada's Globe and Mail, Mazda president and CEO Takashi Yamanouchi has confirmed that the Mazda2/Demio subcompact hatch will be sold in Canada. While there is no firm timeframe, the GaM's sources suggest that it ...

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    Mazda bringing Circuit Trial RX-8, Demio and Atenza to Tokyo Auto Salon

    Click above for a high-res image of the Mazda RX-8 Circuit Trial
    Traditionally, Mazda has a large presence at the Tokyo Auto Salon, and the 2009 show won't be any different. Mazda will have 13 vehicles on hand in January to showcase the automaker's continued commitment to its "zoom-zoom" ...

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    2008 Tokyo Auto Salon: Mazda's three 'Speed-enhanced models

    Click either image for a gallery of high-res pics.Mazda's presence at the Tokyo Auto Salon, the great aftermarket emporium in the East, will be marked with three Mazdaspeed concepts that should give us an insight into what's in store for the automaker's in-house performance arm.The Atenza/Mazda6 ...

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    New Mazda Demio exceeds expectations in 1st month of Japan sales

    Click image for Mazda2/Demio photo galleryThis always seems to happen in Japan -- a new model is formally announced (often right on the on-sale date), and after the ride's first month in dealerships, the automaker will put out a release touting how it has surpassed the company's sales expectations. ...

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    Mazda develops new NA 1.3L Miller-cycle engine for Mazda2/Demio

    In order to qualify its new Mazda2/Demio for Japan's Green Tax exemptions, Mazda has developed a trick new 1.3L Miller-cycle powerplant that's naturally-aspirated, of all things. Normally a supercharger is required in a Miller-cycle engine, which makes Mazda's new mill particularly intriguing. It ...

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    Mazda2 production kickoff celebrated

    Click image for Mazda2 galleryThe executive-laden ceremonial kickoff of Mazda2 production has taken place at the automaker's Ujina Plant No. 1 in Hiroshima. The Mazda2 was one of our favorites at the Geneva Motor Show, where it made its worldwide debut at the beginning of March. The small car is ...


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