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Mazda6 Review

Mazda6 Review

The Mazda6 is the epitome of the ugly duckling finding its unexpected swan. Anonymous in its first two generations, Mazda threw its Kodo design language at the third-gen version and ended up with one of the most distinctive four-doors around. Meanwhile, with the EV specter hanging over most car firms, Mazda remains a hybrid hold-out, maintaining there's still plenty to squeeze out of existing technology before we look to batteries. Does the Mazda6 deliver? Read on for our full review.

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announces Top Safety Picks+

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced the five vehicles awarded with its Top Safety Picks+ designation. The awards are based on each vehicle's performance in crash tests, with the goal being to encourage safer vehicles. This has been successful, with the Institute stating that some automakers have made changes to their vehicles in order to perform better on the tests.

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Lexus comes out on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards

Lexus comes out on top in Consumer Reports’ 2013 Car Brand Report Cards

Not only did Lexus earn top slot in Consumer Reports' annual Car Brand Report Cards, but it achieved a 100-percent recommendation across all its vehicles that were tested. Said Consumer Reports' Director of Automotive Testing Jake Fisher, "That is quite a feat for a brand whose cars are brimming with technology including impressive hybrid drivetrains and complicated infotainment systems."

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Fiat and Mazda ink new Alfa Romeo/Miata roadster deal for 2015

Fiat and Mazda ink new Alfa Romeo/Miata roadster deal for 2015

Fiat and Mazda have officially inked the deal which will refettle the MX-5 (aka the Miata) as Alfa Romeo's next open-top sports car, expected to hit showrooms in 2015. The agreement [pdf link] was first mooted back in May 2012, and will see the as-yet-unnamed Alfa Romeo droptop eventually go on sale globally; meanwhile, Mazda will also offer its own version of the car, the next-gen MX-5.

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Mazda to offer diesel engine in new Mazda6 for the US

Mazda to offer diesel engine in new Mazda6 for the US

The Los Angeles auto show is in full swing and automotive news is coming at a frantic pace. A new bit of information from Mazda has surfaced at the auto show having to do with the new mid-sized Mazda6. The car made its US debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and Mazda has confirmed that the vehicle would be offered with a diesel engine in the US.

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Mazda2 B-Spec racecar unveiled

Mazda2 B-Spec racecar unveiled

I've been an avid road racer for years now and I can tell you from experience, it's not a cheap hobby. A racecar can cost you tens of thousands of dollars to begin with and then maintenance and upkeep for consumables like tires, brakes, and other miscellaneous bits can cost you that much or more over a couple seasons of racing. Mazda knows how expensive racing can be and has unveiled a new factory racecar in an attempt to make racing more affordable for us normal folk.

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Refreshed 2013 Mazda MX-5 launches Japan

Refreshed 2013 Mazda MX-5 launches Japan

There has been a huge amount of news over the last few months centering on the Mazda MX-5 Miata sports car that's been around since the 1990s. We've seen a number of special editions and even some renderings of what a completely redesigned 2014 model might look like. The 2013 version of the Mazda MX-5 has gone official with its launch in Japan.

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2014 Mazda MX-5 rendering surfaces

2014 Mazda MX-5 rendering surfaces

Mazda has been making its Miata or MX-5 since the 1990s, and the little sports car has been crazy popular. The car is set to get a refresh in 2014 and Car & Driver has some details, including a rendering that shows what the vehicle is expected to look like. As you can see in the picture, there's still a lot of Miata/MX-5 family resemblance in the new rendering.

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Mazda preparing Skyactiv-D Clean Diesel engine for 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans

Mazda preparing Skyactiv-D Clean Diesel engine for 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans

One of the most famous races in the automotive world is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This race brings out some the highest tech prototype cars and other race cars in the world as they compete in a race that spans a full 24 hours non-stop save stops for fuel, tires, and driver changes. To say the 24-hour race is grueling on an automobile would be an understatement. Mazda has announced that it's preparing a race car powered by a clean diesel engine for the 2013 race.

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