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Mazda’s upcoming redesigned Mazda2 has won the Car of the Year Japan trophy. In a nail-biting finish between the Mazda2 and the Mercedes Benz C-Class, the Hiroshima compact car polled 423 votes to come from behind and win the Car of the Year Japan by 19 votes. The C-Class finished with 404 votes. This result […]

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Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology accounted for 83.2 percent of all Mazda U.S. vehicle sales during the month of February. Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) said, while revealing this sales result, this is the largest percentage of Mazdas equipped with SKYACTIV technology sold in one month, and second-best month of total volume ever with 20,245 vehicles sold. […]

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Mazda’s new Mazda6, featuring SKYACTIV technology, has won the 2013 Eco Car Award at the annual Scottish Car of the Year (SCOTY) awards ceremony. The new Mazda6 2.2-liter 150ps diesel which claimed the Eco Car Award, delivers fuel economy up to 67.3mpg (imperial, combined cycle) and CO2 emissions from 108g/km. Mazda said this diesel ensures […]

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Mazda unveiled to the world its all-new 2014 Mazda3 compact yesterday during an event in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. While unveiling the hatchback version of its new compact Mazda also confirmed this new generation will be on sale this fall. Mazda said this new Mazda3 is engineered with the full complement of SKYACTIV technologies as well […]

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Mazda Canada announced sales for May 2013 totaling 6,904 units, which represents a decrease of 2 percent compared to May 2012. Total year-to-date sales of 30,324 are holding steady through the first five months of 2013. Sales in May were led in Canada by the compact Mazda3, with 4,002 units sold. Over 55 percent of […]

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Mazda CEO Takashi Yamanouchi committed to producing hybrid gas-electric cars by 2015. Yamanouchi’s made the commitment at last week’s New York Auto Show, revealing the company’s change of direction on hybrids. In a series of prior statements—some only one week ago—Mazda executives had sworn off hybrids as too expensive and too limited for the mainstream […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Plug-in vehicles had a strong month. Both the Toyota Prius PHEV and the Chevy Volt turned in their best-ever monthly sales, and the Volt has […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. While the Toyota Prius Liftback continues to pace the hybrid vehicles, the Camry Hybrid continues to perform well at over 10 percent of Camry sales, […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Hybrid sales reached 3.0 percent of total North American sales, the highest level since April. While the Prius hybrid continues to pace the segment, the […]

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The HybridCars.com monthly sales dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Hybrids continued strong growth versus a tsunami-affected year-ago result, but they declined from last month’s results, albeit slightly less than the general decline in auto […]

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