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Automakers Tell Trump Not to Weaken Tailpipe Emissions Standards

Automakers Tell Trump Not to Weaken Tailpipe Emissions Standards

The U.S. auto industry – which had asked President Trump to relax pollution standards shortly after his inauguration – is now warning that his efforts to reduce tailpipe emissions are going to create instability for the automakers themselves.
In a letter released on Thursday and signed by 17 companies including General …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Mazda CX-9 Signature

The Mazda CX-9 is a rare bird, a good looking three-row crossover with a level of refinement, elegance, and excitement that gives it a decidedly upscale look. It’s clear Mazda’s designers had their eyes on the luxury-car segment – Infiniti QX60 and Accura MDX come to mind – and the …

Review and Test Drive: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF

Review and Test Drive:  2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF

Few events are as highly anticipated as the annual arrival of a Mazda MX-5 Miata. The mid-autumn arrival of the Targa-like sports car brought with it mixed emotions as it was a painful reminder that summer is behind us although not too late in the year to drive an open-topped …

Review and Test Drive: 2018 Mazda Mazda6 Signature

Review and Test Drive:  2018 Mazda Mazda6 Signature

The new 2018 Mazda Mazda6 is confusing. While we do love Mazda – and have appreciated how all Mazdas seem to share a common DNA in handling, à la BMW – we weren’t fully prepared for the makeover that Mazda has bestowed on the Mazda6, giving it the aura of …

Mazda to Offer Apple CarPlay Starting in September

Mazda to Offer Apple CarPlay Starting in September

Mazda announced plans to offer Apple CarPlay along with Android Auto in Mazda6 sedans.
The feature will be available in all Mazda6 models except the base Sport version.
Starting in September, the option will be installed by dealerships prior to delivery. In November, new Mazda6 vehicles will arrive at the dealership with Apple …

Mazda and Toyota Announce Joint Factory in Alabama

Mazda and Toyota Announce Joint Factory in Alabama

Mazda and Toyota announced Wednesday that the two automakers have selected Alabama as the site of a future joint-venture auto plant.
The $1.6-billion plant, to be located in Huntsville, will eventually employ as many as 4,000 workers. Production is expected to start by 2021, the two automakers said. Production will be …

Review and Test Drive: 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF

Review and Test Drive:  2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF

September signals the end of the meteorological summer season and what better send-off to summer than a Soul Red Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring RF. Indeed, that’s what arrived at our offices on a warm and sunny day, perfect convertible weather.
With a striking silhouette that gives it a more coupe-like …

Review and Test Drive: 2017 Mazda Mazda6, Now Featuring G-Vectoring Control

Review and Test Drive:  2017 Mazda Mazda6, Now Featuring G-Vectoring Control

Mazda’s Mazda6 remains one of our favorite cars to drive when it comes for a week-long stay. We last reviewed it a little over a year ago, taking note of the use of the automaker’s Kodo design language – first introduced on the Shinari concept car in 2010. Kodo is …

Mazda to Enter U.S. Diesel Market with Redesigned CX-5

Mazda to Enter U.S. Diesel Market with Redesigned CX-5

LOS ANGELES—On the floor of the Los Angeles Auto Show, Japanese automaker Mazda announced plans to offer the CX-5 crossover with a diesel engine.
Mazda is introducing an all-new CX-5 for 2017 and the diesel, which will be Mazda’s first in the U.S. market, will be available in the second half …

2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature – Review and Test Drive

2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature – Review and Test Drive

The Mazda CX-9 was completely new for the 2016 model year and is on its own, no longer sharing the Ford CD3 platform, and even a casual glance shows its designers bestowed on it a new level of refinement and excitement that makes it gravitate towards the luxury-car segment, competing …

Automakers Band Together to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Automakers Band Together to Make Automatic Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

Automakers representing almost the entirety of the U.S. market joined the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety in announcing plans to install automatic emergency braking on almost all new cars sold in the United States by 2022.
The list of automakers, which is a who’s who …

Mazda Delays Entry into U.S. Diesel Market

Mazda Delays Entry into U.S. Diesel Market

Just a few days before the start of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, announced it will once again delay the introduction of its SkyActiv-D models.
In 2013, Mazda, somewhat following in the footsteps of several other automakers that were about to introduce a diesel lineup to the U.S. …