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Mazda RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version for JAPAN
Submitted by SuperUser on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 20:09

Mazda Motor Corporation announces the release of a limited edition RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version, which is based on the RX-8 and fitted with Mazdaspeed* brand tune-up parts for enhanced sports driving performance. The RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version goes on sale from the middle of February at Mazda Anfini and Mazda dealerships throughout Japan.

The new RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version is based on the RX-8 Type S. Mazda has tuned up the engine using it's exclusively designed PCM (Powertrain Control Module) to match the modified intake and exhaust systems of the Mazdaspeed Version, as well as going through balance adjustments around the eccentric shaft in response to the lightweight flywheel. Mazda has also tuned up the suspension and fitted aero parts to further enhance sports driving performance. Those modifications, carried out under Mazda's strict quality control system, provide the RX-8 Mazdaspeed Version with well-balanced performance.

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Mazda6 Named 2004 Car of the Year in China
Submitted by SuperUser on Monday, December 22, 2003 - 09:23

For Your Information December 22, 2003

Mazda6 Named 2004 Car of the Year in China

Beijing, December 22, 2003 – Mazda Motor Corporation's Mazda6 midsize sedan has been named "Car of the Year for 2004 in China" by Auto Club-Motor Trend Magazine.* The announcement was made during a ceremony in Beijing on Monday, December 22.

Established in 2002, the "Car of the Year in China" award is presented to a single, outstanding automobile as selected by a panel of judges consisting of 17 top automotive journalists and specialists in China. Cars eligible for the 2004 award were launched in the Chinese market during calendar year 2003. A total of 30 models were considered for this years' award.

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Manual Transmission Model Added to 'Mazda Axela 23S'
Submitted by SuperUser on Friday, December 19, 2003 - 13:43

Mazda Motor Corporation has added a five-speed manual transmission model to its next-generation sports compact Mazda Axela. Premium grade 23S vehicles equipped with the new transmission go on sale today at Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealerships throughout Japan.

The five-speed manual transmission used in Axela 23S employs a short-throw shift lever and upgraded synchronizers to ensure quick, smooth and precise gear changes. A highly efficient shift and select mechanism provides a smooth operating feel. Further, the final gear has a greater gear ratio that fully exploits engine power in all ranges.

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Moving to a Different Beat - Mazda's RX-8 is a great little sports car - and it has four doors
Submitted by SuperUser on Thursday, December 18, 2003 - 17:27

Long ago, Mazda hung the name "Great Little Car" on a subcompact that really wasn't so great at all. For the 2004 model year, Mazda has a car that deserves the appellation, but it's called the RX-8.

It's better in some ways than its predecessor, the RX-7 and a whole lot better in many ways than Mazda's other candidate for the Great Little Car title, the MX-5 Miata.

Just as long as you don't have to drive it on snow or ice, as I was forced to do.

And as long as you can get used to a car with no speedometer - just a little digital readout.

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'Mazda Tribute' Gains First Facelift
Submitted by SuperUser on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 14:16

Mazda Motor Corporation has upgraded its "Tribute" sport utility for the first time introducing a new engine and exterior and interior enhancements. The revised Tribute goes on sale today at Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealerships throughout Japan.

Four-cylinder models in the Tribute lineup now employ Mazda's 2.3-liter "MZR engine" - popular in "Mazda MPV" - for a significant improvement to basic performance. Exterior refinements include restyled rear combination lamps across the range and new design aluminum wheels for some grades. Further, interior enhancements include a three-spoke steering wheel with remote audio controls, a large overhead console with built-in 'map-reading' spot lamps and revised seat fabric to create a sportier, more refined feel with added convenience. The revised lineup now consists of three grades and five types including the new "FB-X" that includes ground illumination lamps and other useful equipment for outdoor leisure activities. With these latest improvements, Tribute represents even better value for money.

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Mazda RX-8 Wins 2004 RJC Car of The Year
Submitted by SuperUser on Wednesday, November 19, 2003 - 14:47

Mazda Motor Corporation's four-door, four-seater rotary sports Mazda RX-8, launched in April this year, was named '2004 RJC Car of The Year' with the RENESIS rotary engine that powers the RX-8 also named '2004 RJC Technology of The Year.' The selection was held on November 18 at a ceremony hosted by the Automotive Researchers' & Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC).

Mazda wins the RJC Car of The Year award for the second consecutive year, following the Mazda Atenza (known as 'Mazda6' in overseas markets).

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'Mazda3' Named Runner-Up in 2004 European Car of the Year Award
Submitted by SuperUser on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 14:52

Mazda Motor Corporation's Mazda3, a new-generation sports compact known as Axela in the Japanese market, was named runner-up in the 2004 European Car of the Year competition. Final results were announced by the European Car of the Year selection committee on November 18th. The second-place finish placed the new Mazda as the highest-ranking Japanese car in a field of 35 contestants.

For Mazda, this marks the second consecutive year that one of its vehicles has been awarded second-place honors in the prestigious Europe COTY competition -- Mazda6/Atenza was last year's runner-up. Mazda's back-to-back, second-place finishes in European COTY is also a first among Japanese automakers. Mazda3, which is offered as both a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback, has also been named Car of the Year in Denmark, Turkey, Croatia and in the Czech Republic.

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MAZDA IBUKI Near-future concept roadster
Submitted by SuperUser on Thursday, October 16, 2003 - 15:26

The ultimate lightweight open-top sports concept

At its heart, Mazda has always been a company relentlessly pursuing a fun-to-drive spirit for all its cars. And no Mazda product better personifies this spirit than the Roadster/ MX-5: the small, lightweight, open-top, two seat sports car. Launched in 1989, the Mazda Roadster/MX-5 re-established for enthusiasts around the world the concept of the lightweight opentop sports car and has gained an overwhelming amount of support from worldwide customers-the Roadster/MX-5 is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Recordas the best-selling, lightweight opentop two-seater sports car of all time.

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Hisakazu Imaki Appointed President and CEO of Mazda Motor Corporation
Submitted by SuperUser on Wednesday, August 27, 2003 - 14:58

-John Parker named executive vice president of Mazda
-Lewis Booth appointed president and chief operating officer of Ford Europe

Hiroshima, Japan - Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that Hisakazu Imaki has been named president and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Imaki succeeds Lewis Booth, who has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Ford Europe. John Parker, formerly president of Ford Motor Company's ASEAN Operations, has been appointed executive vice president of Mazda. All changes were approved earlier today by the Mazda Board of Directors.

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Mazda's 'RENESIS' Wins 'International Engine of the Year 2003'
Submitted by SuperUser on Wednesday, June 4, 2003 - 15:07

Mazda's new-generation rotary engine, "RENESIS," which powers Mazda's all-new RX-8 sports car, has been named "International Engine of the Year 2003."

Established in 1999, the International Engine of the Year Awards are hosted by Engine Technology International every year with the winner selected by a majority vote of 50 motoring journalists from 22 countries around the world. Engines are evaluated based on the criteria of drivability, performance, economy, refinement, and the successful application of advanced engine technology. There are a total of eight awards for the eight capacity classes of all current production engines between sub 1-litre to above 4-litre capacities, and three special awards of "Best New Engine of 2003," "Best Fuel Economy," and "Best Performance Engine." The "International Engine of the Year" is selected from among the winners of the eight engine capacity classes. With an impressive 44 out of 50 votes, the RENESIS clearly outshone this year's competition to claim the honor of "International Engine of the Year." In addition, Mazda's new-generation rotary engine also won the "2.5-litre to 3-litre" Capacity Class Award and "Best New Engine of 2003."

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