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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives in Forza Horizon 2

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives in Forza Horizon 2

Forza Horizon 2 gamers are now able to download the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, taking it out for a virtual spin before the real-life version goes on sale. The download is free for Xbox One gamers to grab; the Car Pack includes the MX-5 playable car promised to offer "stunning" attention to all the details, all of which can be tested out and seen in a variety of different day/night settings and different climates. Three other sportscars will be joining the MX-5, including a concept car from 2010.

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Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo rolls onto Gran Turismo 6

Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo rolls onto Gran Turismo 6

An old adage in the automotive world says win on Sunday and sell on Monday. That means that the automaker who wins a major race on Sunday can see a sales boost on Monday with folks buying similar vehicles off showrooms. I'm not sure how much of that is true, but automakers participate heavily in racing.

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Alfa Romeo passes MX-5 twin to Fiat-Abarth

Alfa Romeo passes MX-5 twin to Fiat-Abarth

Alfa Romeo has ditched plans to build a new Spider sports car on the underpinnings of the 2015 Mazda MX-5, shifting instead to a homegrown platform for its upcoming drop-top. The co-developed roadster is now being based upon Alfa's own Project Giorgio, according to Alfa Romeo and Maserati brand chief Harald Wester, the same rear-wheel drive underpinnings on which the upcoming Guilia sports sedan is believed to be reliant. That doesn't mean the MX-5 derivative will be going to waste, however, with another in the company's stable expected to benefit, Wester teased.

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Mazda’s new bioplastic offers better finish than paint

Mazda’s new bioplastic offers better finish than paint

Mazda has developed a new bioplastic that can be used on exterior car parts, and according to the auto maker, this new material offers a higher-quality finish than is possible with traditionally painted plastics. This joins Mazda's previous bioplastics developed for interior car parts, building upon that to include resistance to weather, scratches, and impacts so that it can handle constant exposure to the outside world.

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Mazda Airbag recall number doubles in US

Mazda Airbag recall number doubles in US

Things continue to look bad for many automakers in the US as the number of cars that are subject to a safety recall for the airbag continues to climb. The latest automaker with major recall issues is Mazda and the company has announced that it is doubling the number of cars covered under its US recall for airbag issues. The recall area has been increased to cover other states and territories in the US.

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Mazda wants you to design an MX-5 for Forza Horizon 2

Mazda wants you to design an MX-5 for Forza Horizon 2

This week the folks at Mazda North America Operations (MNAO) are teaming up with Microsoft's Xbox division to push both the game Forza Horizon 2 and the 2016 Mazda MX-5. To do this, they're bringing a Mazda-branded hub to Xbox One and Xbox 360 units this winter. Players will be asked to work with the Livery Design of the 1994 Mazda MX-5 available in the game, coming up with the most innovative or otherwise eye-catching design they're able. Two finalists will be brought to South by Southwest for a bit of a final showdown.

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Mazda recalls 100k cars over tire pressure issue

Mazda recalls 100k cars over tire pressure issue

Mazda has recalled nearly 100,000 vehicles over potential issues with the tire pressure sensor, according to a report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In affected vehicles, the car may fail to alert when tire pressure has dropped below a certain range under specific conditions, something that could potentially lead to crashes caused by under-inflated tires. The recalled vehicles will be serviced at a related dealership once notices are sent out; the solution involves reprogramming the software that controls the pressure monitoring system.

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Mazda’s 2016 MX-5 is cute, tiny & will sell like hotcakes

Mazda’s 2016 MX-5 is cute, tiny & will sell like hotcakes

We already knew Mazda's 2016 MX-5 Miata was going to be a potent little titch of a car, but it's only when you get up close to the new droptop that you realize just how well Mazda has nailed the aesthetic. Distilling the compact proportions of the original Miata with a dose of slinky, snake-eyed modern style, the new car looks like it's shaping up to be a tiny Jaguar or Alfa-Romeo at a fraction of the price.

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2016 Mazda CX-3 promises perky city crossover fun

2016 Mazda CX-3 promises perky city crossover fun

Mazda has revealed its new 2016 CX-3 compact crossover at the LA Auto Show, a perky little city SUV it hopes will channel the success of the Mazda3. Powered by the company's SKYACTIV-G 2.0 liter gas engine, in the US at least, the CX-3 will be offered in front wheel drive form or all wheel drive, paired with the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission.

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This is the new 2016 Mazda MX-5

This is the new 2016 Mazda MX-5

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of its MX-5 line, Mazda has pulled off the covers from the 2016 Mazda MX-5 "Miata", the fourth of its breed. Combining the engine optimizations of Mazda's SKYACTIV technology and the aesthetics of its KODO "Soul of Motion" design language, this two-seater sports car bears a contour and an experience that justifies its "Roadster" moniker in Japan.

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2016 Mazda 2 breaks cover as dashing sub-compact

2016 Mazda 2 breaks cover as dashing sub-compact

Mazda has taken the wraps off its new 2016 Mazda 2, a jolt of slickly-designed sub-compact expected to go on sale this fall. Borrowing styling cues from Mazda's Hazumi concept from earlier in the year, not to mention the new Mazda 3 launched last year, the complete redesigned Mazda 2 keeps the family's distinctive teardrop grille and bold daytime running lights.

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Electric Mazda Miata blows away Model S on the track

Electric Mazda Miata blows away Model S on the track

Tesla's Model S holds many bragging rights, but the Mazda Miata just took one away. Using a car converted into an electric vehicle, the Miata was pitted against Tesla's offering on a quarter-mile track, where it left its competition in the dust.

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