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Mazda News

Leverkusen, 2nd June 2008. Mazda Motor Europe has appointed Steve Newton to the position of Managing Director of its new national sales company in Turkey, effective immediately. Last year, Mazda Motor Corporation transferred responsibility for the Turkish market to Mazda Motor Europe. The new organisation joins 20 other national sales companies in Europe that account for more than 90 percent of all Mazda sales on the continent. Mr. Newton will lead an executive team based in Istanbul that includes Public Rel

Mazda delivered all-new BT-50 quick-response fire units to 35 Greek communities at a special event held at the Zappeion Megaron in Athens last week. This was in response to the devastating fires that ravaged parts of Greece last summer. Attending the event were the Greek Minister of Interior, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, along with 35 mayors of the recipient communities and Mazda executives. The ceremony marked the culmination of months of intense ac

Mazda has started public road trials of its advanced safety vehicle, Mazda ASV-4. The system uses vehicle to vehicle communications to alert drivers of oncoming vehicles at blind intersections or on twisting roads where visibility is limited. The aim is to lessen the severity of - or even eliminate - two-vehicle collisions at blind intersections, rear-end collisions and accidents when a vehicle turns right by reducing driver error. Testing of the two-vehicle blind collision avoidance s

Mazda’s design DNA To come up with a new design identity for Mazda, Laurens van den Acker and his design team had to condense and refine important heritage and brand identifiers into future design DNA. But what is design DNA? As its name would suggest, it’s not so different from a human genome. Design DNA is a name for the basic building blocks that makes a car recognisable. It’s a design element that ensures a car shares visual characteristics with other vehicles in the same fam

Mazda Motor Corporation has upgraded the “Scrum Wagon” and “Scrum Van” micro-mini vehicle lineup for the Japanese market. Both vehicles are available at Mazda Autozam, Mazda, and Mazda Anfini dealers throughout Japan from today. The upgraded Scrum Wagon comes with new interior fabric colors designed to match the characteristics of each model grade and front seats with thicker, contoured seat edges that enhance the vehicle’s level of quality and comfort for passengers. The top grade

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that updated Spiano micro-mini models, known for their friendly exteriors and comfortable interior cabins, are on sale from today at Mazda Autozam, Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan. The models offer newly designed seat and door trim fabric, an improvement which gives the interiors a fresh new atmosphere. The XS grade has a new chrome front grille, and the Spiano GS includes newly added split rear seats. The sales target volume for th

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced the launch of freshened models in the Mazda AZ-Wagon micro-mini range, which has already won high praise for its “space utility wagon” concept. The upgraded models go on sale today and are available at Mazda Autozam, Mazda, and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan. Improvements have been made to the AZ Wagon’s interior and exterior quality levels. Depending on the model, new seat upholstery and door trim, Mazda’s advanced keyless entry

Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the world premiere of the all-new Mazda2 (known as the Mazda Demio in Japan) at the 77th annual Geneva International Motor Show to be held from Tuesday, 6 March through Sunday, 18 March 2007. Officially titled the Salon International de l’Auto de Genève, the Geneva Motor show press days are March 6 and 7, and the public days are March 8-18. Mazda will hold its press conference on Tuesday, 6 March at 14:15 CET. The all-new Mazda2 is more than just a

Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the world premiere of the new Hakaze design concept at the 77th annual Geneva International Motor Show to be held from Tuesday, March 6 through Sunday, March 18, 2007. Officially titled the Salon International de l'Auto de Genève, the press days are March 6 and 7, and the public days are March 8-18. The Mazda Hakaze is a four-seat coupe-style compact crossover SUV designed at Mazda's European Design Centre and aimed at people in their thirties and

Mazda Motor Corporation today announced drivetrain and sporty styling upgrades to the Premacy model range in Japan. The new models for Mazda's popular compact minivan are available nationwide from today at all Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealers. Mazda Premacy is known as the Mazda5 in overseas markets. Mazda Premacy 20Z (FWD model with 2.0L DISI reciprocating gasoline engine and five-speed automatic transmission) New additions to the Premacy lineup include models equipped wit

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today debuted the 2007 Mazda CX-9 seven -passenger crossover sport-utility vehicle (SUV) at the New York International Auto Show. Arriving in Mazda dealerships in early 2007 , the CX-9 is designed and engineered specifically for North America. The Mazda CX-9 provides unique Mazda design and energetic performance as well as an up-market interior with class-leading space and unmatched versatility. Like the Mazda CX-7 presented earlier this year, the CX

Showing its commitment to improving the world's air quality, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) will unveil the all-new 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid-Electric Vehicle (HEV) at the 2007 North American International Auto Show. With a hydrogen-powered version of the RX-8 and a hydrogen-powered hybrid version of the MAZDA5 undergoing extensive testing in Japan, the Tribute HEV is the latest environmentally friendly vehicle to join the Mazda lineup. Tribute HEV will debut in mid-2007, as a 200