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Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that global production of its three full-SKYACTIV vehicles, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) and Mazda3 (Axela in Japan) has surpassed one million units. The exact number was 1,040,000 units as of the end of March 2014, said Mazda, with all three models adopt the full range […]

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Jaguar Land Rover announced it has completed the installation of the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at its new Engine Manufacturing Center. This new manufacturing plant is located at i54 South Staffordshire and the British company said the plant has been designed with sustainability embedded throughout and has recently been awarded BREEAM’s “Excellent” rating […]

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For the second year in a row, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized General Motors with a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it awarded GM for continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy management. GM added the U.S. EPA […]

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Kelley Blue Book’s analysts reported the estimated average transaction price for light vehicles in the United States was $31,995 in March 2014. New-car prices have increased by $450 (up 1.4 percent) when compared to March 2013, while decreasing $185 (0.6 percent) from last month. “We are seeing continued year-over-year gains in average transaction prices.  The […]

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Mazda North America’s Research & Development facility in Irvine, Calif., is now powered by solar energy. Mitsubishi Electric photovoltaic (PV) modules are now powering Mazda’s automotive research and development facility. Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. said it supplied Mazda with 1222 PV modules for a 317 kilowatt solar electric system that is expected to deliver half […]

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Why not use cloud-based communications to have vehicles warn each other of impending dangers? We are not talking of smoke signals as our ancestors may have done, but using the virtual cloud to help vehicles communicate with each other; a Scandinavian study is looking into it with Volvo at the helm. Volvo Car Group (Volvo […]

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Remember Toyota’s unintended acceleration recall nightmare from four years ago? Settling will cost Toyota $1.2 billion. Toyota announced yesterday it reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York to resolve its investigation initiated in February 2010 into the communications and decision-making processes related to the company’s 2009-2010 recalls […]

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Europe will see another impressive fuel-sipping gasoline engine in a new version of Peugeot’s 308. Peugeot’s 308, recently awarded European Car of the Year 2014, completes its range with the arrival of a new three cylinder PureTech 1.2-liter turbo petrol engine, producing 130 horsepower. In official witnessed tests, Peugeot’s new engine has been shown to […]

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Audi of America revealed more pricing information for its 2015 A3 sedan. The base MSRP for the Audi A3 1.8 TFSI will start at $29,900, as previously announced in October 2013; we now also know the 2.0 TFSI model will start at $32,900. Destination and Handling is an extra $895. These two models are the […]

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Nissan provided an advanced look at its future design direction by unveiling the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept today at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The concept showcases next-generation Nissan design signatures, including V-Motion front aspect, distinctive “floating” roof and boomerang-shaped lamps, all of which will be found in future Nissan vehicles. The Nissan […]

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