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Japan plans real-world diesel emissions test after companies fail

Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi all had vehicles with excessive NOx.

After diesel models from Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi failed real-world emissions tests, Japanese regulators plan to begin doing as part of its evaluations.

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Mazda's Tokyo concepts have us wishing for more Mazdaspeed

Mazda has a slate of show cars ready for the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, including Racing concepts based on the MX-5, CX-3 and Mazda6 that could make beautiful Mazdaspeed performance models.

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2016 Mazda2 won't come to the US

Low demand and low supply mean that the new Mazda2 won't be coming to dealers in the United States – at least not just yet, and not in its present form.

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2016 Mazda2 gets EPA-rated 43 mpg highway

Six-Speed Transmission Helps Mazda Beat Out Honda, Hyundai Models

The next-generation Mazda2 will increase fuel economy by about 15 percent.

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Mazda de Mexico celebrates 100,000th car built

Mazda built its 100,000th unit in Mexico after less than a year in operation. But that's just the start, with capacity set to ramp up to 250,000 units by early 2016.

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Mazda CX-3 almost ready for LA Show

The Mazda CX-3 is just days away from its unveiling at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, but elsewhere in the world, the Japanese brand still has the compact crossover disguised for testing. These spy shots aren't too camouflaged though, and when combined with the previous teaser image, they give a pretty cl

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Mazda2 sedan debuting in Thailand this month?

Mazda is reportedly set to introduce a Mazda2 with a four-door sedan body. Unlike the upcoming CX-3, which is debuting at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show and is almost certain to be sold in North America, this other version's chance here are a bit mor

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Mazda2 production fires up in Mexico

Mazda has officially kicked off production of the next-generation Mazda2 at the company's new factory in Salamanca, Mexico. Alongside the auto assembly plant, operations have also commenced at the facility's engine machining factory.

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Mazdaspeed2 supermini hot hatch under consideration

Though the Ford Fiesta ST and Fiat 500 Abarth (and arguably the Mini Cooper S) may stand pretty much alone in the North American market, in overseas markets, supermini hot hatches are a big deal. Unfortunately, challengers like the

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The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video] [UPDATE]

Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception.

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2016 Mazda2 revealed ahead of Paris debut [w/videos] [UPDATE]

Small cars may be big business, but the world's automakers don't seem to be in any particular rush to keep them fresh. The new Smart Fortwo unveiled yesterday replaces a model that's already been around for seven years, one based on a structure dating back to the late '90s. The new Opel Corsa revealed just last week replaces a model that had been around for eight years. And the Noah Joseph

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Will the Mazda2 be offered as a PHEV with a rotary engine range extender?

Every few months, it seems a rumor crops up about plans from Mazda to revive the rotary engine. Last November, its CEO said the only way another one could happen is if the project was profitable, and then a month later the automaker showed off the Mazda2 RE Range Extender wi

Recharge Wrap-up: BlaBlaCar raises $100M, NASA launches CO2 satellite

Mazda2 With Rotary Range Extender Likely

BlaBlaCar, a ridesharing startup in Europe, has raised $100 million in a funding round led by Index Ventures. After recently growing to 12 countries and 8 million users, BlaBlaCar plans to us the funding for even more aggressive growth throughout Europe. The ridesharing service pairs drivers and passengers, allowing passengers to catch rides between cities while allowing drivers to save money on fuel on road trips. Drivers are not allowed

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2015 Mazda2 spotted on the road

When Mazda unveiled the Hazumi Concept at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, our excitement for the next Mazda2 increased considerably. The Hazumi looks to retain much of the driving character that makes the current 2 one of the very best cars in its segment while infusing it with more aggres

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Toyota will use Mazda's Skyactiv engine in new subcompact

It looks like Toyota is going to have a little more zoom-zoom in the future. The giant Japanese automaker has struck a deal with Mazda to use its Skyactiv engines for the possible replacement to the Yaris. The new subcompact will be built under contract by Mazda at its new factory in Mexico.

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