Mazda plans to unveil its new Takeri concept at the Tokyo Auto Show in late November. The car will feature a unique regenerative braking system that powers the car’s electrical functions and saves fuel. A hint of the new Mazda6 The Takeri concept is a mid-size four-door sedan that hints strongly at the next generation Read on! →

The Japanese auto industry is reeling from the biggest drop ever seen in the month of April, reports the Wall Street Journal. The March 11 earthquake and tsunami cut production and the supply chain of new cars, trucks and buses to dealers by 51 percent when compared with April totals from last year. The 108,824 Read on! →

Mazda has confirmed long-standing rumors that it will be making a diesel car for the U.S. market. Although the company has not announced which model will be the first to receive an oil-burning engine in The U.S., many say the CX-5 is the most likely candidate. U.S. more receptive to diesel than hybrids A survey Read on! →

Either Japan’s auto industry has always had big problems and it is only now that people in America are paying close attention, or things like the recent Mazda recall and all of the trouble Toyota has been having are recent developments predicated by the need to find cheaper means of production to meet mounting production Read on! →

Four straight years of losses have devastated Mazda Motor Corp., reports Automotive News. As a result of it hemorrhaging cash, the Japanese automaker plans to offer voluntary buyout packages to scores of U.S. workers. Additional Mazda layoffs may also result, as the automaker seeks to slash operating costs. Mazda struggles to uncover cost improvements Jim Read on! →

Recently, Mazda announced that the company is testing an engine that will get 70 miles per gallon. The Ford Motor Company had a similar announcement with plans for a 45 mpg engine in the Focus. Neither engine is attached to a hybrid car, but the engines do provide high efficiency within an internal combustion engine, Read on! →

It is now official. As of Friday, August 24, Mazda will no longer be making the Mazda6 — or any other model — on U.S. soil. Mazda vacates Michigan plant Although we have known for a while now that Mazda intended to cease its manufacturing operations in the U.S., the time has finally come. The Read on! →

The day after the GM recall of crossover SUVs was announced, a Mazda recall was announced as well. The Mazda recall is a little more serious, as it affects a more vital part than the GM recall does. GM has some problems with seat belts, but certain Mazda models have a fault in the power Read on! →

A new small crossover SUV called the CX-5 will be available from Mazda in February. The CX-5 will be the smallest of Mazda’s CX crossover series and will feature the sporty-but-economical SkyActiv motor from the Mazda 3 series. New design philosophy behind new small SUV Mazda is rolling out a brand-new small crossover SUV, the Read on! →

Robert Davis, senior vice president of Mazda U.S. operations, met with Car and Driver recently to discuss the Japanese automaker’s future research and development plans for its trademark rotary engines. He also talked about the phasing-out of V6 engines, among other topics. Synonymous with rotary engines Davis made it clear that the rotary engine is Read on! →