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Gorgeous Mazda RX-Vision Concept puts Wankel back in spotlight

Gorgeous Mazda RX-Vision Concept puts Wankel back in spotlight

Mazda has provided a peek at a possible future as well as celebrated a link to the past with the Mazda RX-Vision Concept, unveiled today at the Tokyo Motor Show. The low-slung GT car drew a crowd for more than just its sultry looks, as the Japanese brand expounded on the ties between its sporting heritage and rotary engine design and the - presumably - two-rotor mill found under the hood of the concept car.

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Mazda rotary-powered sports car concept to use Skyactiv-R

Mazda rotary-powered sports car concept to use Skyactiv-R

Mazda hasn’t given up on the rotary engine as evidenced by the fact that it still has a team working on developing the engine. Fans of the rotary have been wondering when a car that will use that engine might show up and the answer is Tokyo. Mazda has confirmed a new concept for the Tokyo Motor show after teasing the concept in September.

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Mazda MX-5 RS is for Japanese buyers only

Mazda MX-5 RS is for Japanese buyers only

Mazda has pulled the wraps off a new limited edition MX-5 called the MX-5 RS. This car will only be offered in Japan and it has a lot of the cool stuff that the enthusiast would want in a lightweight track day scalpel aiming to embarrass lesser drivers. The one thing it lacks that might leave you scratching your head is the higher power engine option.

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Mazda announces 2016 MX-5 Cup Racer pricing

Mazda announces 2016 MX-5 Cup Racer pricing

Racing is incredibly expensive whether you are a pro or an amateur racer. The cars themselves often cost into the six-digit range if you want a factory built racer that is eligible to race in some series. One of the most raced cars all around the world is the Mazda MX-5/Miata roadster and for 2016 Mazda has announced the price of the all-new MX-5 Cup car.

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Mazda teases off new sports car concept, could be next RX-7

Mazda teases off new sports car concept, could be next RX-7

Mazda has announced that it will be unveiling a new sports car concept at the Tokyo Motor Show. That show runs October 30 through November 8. The big draw will be that new sports car concept, but there will be 14 other models on display at the show. Other than the single teaser image, Mazda isn’t offering much in the way of details on the car.

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VW and Mazda recall 600k cars for airbags and steering issues

VW and Mazda recall 600k cars for airbags and steering issues

The last year has been one of huge recalls in the automotive industry. Many of the recalls have been due to defective airbags, in some cases that could potentially throw shrapnel into the face of the driver in the event that the airbag deploys. Mazda and VW have become the latest automotive manufacturers to recall a massive number of cars due to issues with the airbags and steering.

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2016 Mazda CX-3 First Drive – Crossover style, Miata spirit

2016 Mazda CX-3 First Drive – Crossover style, Miata spirit

Mazda wants to make a compact crossover that isn't boringly earnest, and the 2016 CX-3 is the striking result. Taking on the Honda HR-V, Fiat's 500X, and Jeep's Renegade among the other smaller SUVs that have proliferated among city streets in recent months, the CX-3's promise is that you needn't sacrifice fun simply because an MX-5 Miata won't fit all your friends or family. Turns out, they're actually on to something, though it helps if you tick the right options.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive – Roadster Reborn

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive – Roadster Reborn

It's close to being a miracle that the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata exists. As the cars around it get bigger, more luxurious, and more insulated from the road beneath them, and as semi-autonomous technologies become more and more mainstream, a tiny, purist roadster seems all the more an outlier. Surely Mazda's accountants and its "brand strategists" will weigh in and, for this fourth-generation, dilute the MX-5 with demands for practicality? Read on, because I have good news.

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2016 Mazda CX-3 priced up with boosted safety tech

2016 Mazda CX-3 priced up with boosted safety tech

Mazda has priced up its perky 2016 CX-3 crossover, with the compact city SUV kicking off at just shy of $20k when it goes on sale in August. Announced back in November 2014 at the LA Auto Show, the CX-3 bills itself a combination of Miata-style whimsy and useful space, with room for five inside, optional all-wheel drive, and what Mazda is predicting will be class-leading economy.

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Toyota Prius SUV rumored in the pipeline

Toyota Prius SUV rumored in the pipeline

Toyota and Mazda’s collaboration may result in a Prius SUV option, at least if rumors prove to be true. Word has it the Prius SUV will (probably) end up being a version of the C-HR concept that goes into production, which means it will have more of a crossover look to it — though, of course, the design could be changed from what we saw at last year’s Paris Motor Show. Sources say Toyota is considering Mazda’s 1.5 liter SkyActiv diesel engine for the offering.

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Bose soups up Mazda MX-5 Miata for better open-air acoustics

Bose soups up Mazda MX-5 Miata for better open-air acoustics

The 2016 MX-5 Miata was slowly but surely turning out to be Mazda's return to glory as far as the Miata line was concerned, delivering the unique experience that only open-air driving can deliver. But while the 2016 Miata's top-down mode lets you enjoy the breeze on your face, physics tells us that it may come a price of a sub par audio experience. Worry not, however, because sound experts Bose are on the scene, tweaking the MX-5 Miata's sound system to ensure clear audio, whether the top is up or down.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced up (and it’s good news)

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced up (and it’s good news)

Mazda's 2016 MX-5 Miata was already shaping up to be the return to form Miata owners were hoping for, and the confirmed pricing for the fun-focused droptop suggests Mazda has ticked the right box there, too. The diminutive two-seater was revealed back in September 2014, eschewing the increasingly chunky design language of it predecessors in favor of something more curvaceous. Set to hit forecourts in the US this summer, the Miata will kick off at $24,915 for the Sport model, a figure which gets you at least one interesting feature.

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