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Mazda's new turbo four fits in both the 6 and the 3

If a naturally aspirated Skyactiv four-cylinder fits, the turbo will fit too.

The Mazda CX-9's new turbocharged four-cylinder could see duty in the brand's other products, which means it's more of a product planning decision than an engineering one.

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Mazda won't build new Mazdaspeed3 or 6 based on current models

The next Mazdaspeed models are still a few years away.

Mazda will focus its engineering resources on the next generation of Skyactiv engines rather than on building new Mazdaspeed versions of the 3 or 6. Those carswill arrive eventually, though.

Mazda keeping non-hybrid, non-electric Skyactiv strategy

Don't look for a plug-in a Mazda any time soon.

Mazda's Jeff Guyton says that the company's Skyactiv fuel efficiency plan will work, without the immediate need for hybrids or EVs.

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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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Mazda hard at work on Skyactiv 2 engine technology

As Mazda continues the current rollout of its still-new Skyactiv technology, the automaker is already looking at improving its family of engines for even better fuel economy and emissions reductions. Automotive News reports that with stricter fuel economy and emissions regulations planned for 2020 and 2025 in Europe, Mazda will likely release engines with next-generation Skyactiv 2 technol

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Mazda6 diesel delayed until April

Diesel enthusiasts waiting on the new Skyactiv-D-powered Mazda6 will have to wait a bit longer. The shapely fuel-efficient four-door has just had its North American launch pushed back to April, due to delays in emissions testing. Mazda had originally planned to launch the Mazda6 diesel b

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Mazda reports strong Skyactiv sales, plans to boost output 25%

Mazda is set to expand production of its Skyactiv engines after critical and commercial acclaim for the fuel-sipping powerplants. The Japanese manufacturer has a number of plans in the works to bump up production, with the first being a 25-percent increase in output from its Hiroshima, Japan engine facility.

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2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv

Ably Carrying The Banner For Internal Combustion

Mazda under fire for "crass commercialization" of Dr. Seuss' Lorax [w/video]

Over on Twitter, we recently had a discussion over whether or not it was fair for the ci

Mazda under fire for "crass commercialization" of Dr. Seuss' Lorax [w/video]

Over on Twitter, we recently had a discussion over whether or not it was fair

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Mazda SkyActiv is a novel approach to fuel efficiency; will it work?

Mazda is a small Japanese car company – fifth in Japanese-brand U.S. sales behind the "Big Three" of Toyota, Honda and Nissan and just behind distant-fourth Subaru – that prides itself on being different, more youthful and more fun to drive. Hence its "Zoom-Zoom" marketing theme and t

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Mazda Skyactiv technology is a big MPG bet on internal combustion, for now

Mazda6 Skyactiv Mule – Click above for high-res image gallery

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New York 2011: Mazda doubles down against hybrids, electric cars

We noted Mazda's somewhat unusual message to New York Auto Show attendees yesterday, the one that said: Not Electric. Not Hybrid. Not A Drag To Drive and thought we should try to figure out why Mazda is going after today's electric and hybrids vehicles with this kind of attack message. The short version: electric and hyb