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MAZDA NORTH AMERICAN OPERATIONS NAMES DEREK JENKINS AS NEW DESIGN DIRECTORSubmitted by Berny on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 23:17
IRVINE, Calif., April 30, 2009 - Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Jenkins to the position of Design Director, Mazda Design Americas (MDA).

As the former Chief of Design for Volkswagen Group North America, Jenkins is credited with numerous concept and production vehicles including the Audi A2, A8 and Volkswagen Scirocco concept. Prior to joining VW in 2000, he held various design roles at both VW and Audi, both in North America and abroad.
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Mazda to Participate in Norwegian National Project HyNor by Providing Hydrogen Cars to Norway From Summer 2008Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Monday, December 24, 2007 - 12:01
HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation and HyNor (Hydrogen Road of Norway) will collaborate in the development of hydrogen fuel and hydrogen vehicles. This was formally agreed at a signing ceremony held at the Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo today. His Excellency Mr. Åge B. Grutle, Norwegian ambassador to Japan, and Mr. Hisakazu Imaki, Mazda’s president and CEO, attended the event, at which Mr. Ulf Hafseld, chairman of HyNor, and Mr. Seita Kanai, Mazda’s director and senior managing executive officer in charge of Research and Development, signed a memorandum of understanding for collaboration and support in the development of a hydrogen economy. The memorandum states that HyNor intends to purchase 30 Mazda RX-8 Hydrogen RE vehicles commencing in summer 2008. For Mazda, these will be the first hydrogen vehicles sold outside of Japan.
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Mazda Enhances Green Distribution System Between Hiroshima and the Tokai DistrictSubmitted by Berny on Monday, July 9, 2007 - 19:32
- Commences use of newly designed, exclusive rail containers in round trip rail transport system -

HIROSHIMA, Japan
—To improve the efficiency of collection and transport of vehicle parts, as part of its Green Distribution System between Hiroshima and the Tokai District (central Japan), Mazda Motor Corporation today (July 2, 2007) began using newly designed, exclusive cargo containers in its rail transport circuit. The new rail containers are 31 feet (9.4 meters) long, more than double the length of the containers used before, and allow for a significant improvement in transport efficiency. The Green Distribution System includes Mazda’s milk-run system*1, which uses a single truck to collect parts from multiple suppliers, and a modal shift*2 from truck to rail for service part shipments. Mazda expects these improvements will reduce energy requirements for logistics between the regions by 27 percent annually.
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PMOY 04 Awarded RX-8!Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Thursday, May 6, 2004 - 16:04

Carmella DeCesare, 21, won a Mazda RX-8. She was named Playboy's 'Playmate of the Year 2004' at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California May 6, 2004. DeCesare, of Cleveland, also won $100,000 cash and a Kawasaki motorcycle. This is the first time an RX-8 (or to our knowledge a Mazda) has been awarded to a Playboy Playmate.
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Mazda to showcase 17 tuned-up exhibits at Tokyo Auto Salon 2006Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 00:44
Mazda Motor Corporation will display a New Mazdaspeed Concept RX-8 (non Turbo) fitted with a new 'Mazdaspeed Package,' along with a tantalizing lineup of other customized and tuned vehicles at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2006 with NAPAC. This event will be held at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba Prefecture from January 13 to 15, 2006. From customized versions of the All-New MPV, to the All-New Miata, and other cars in the Mazda line-up will share the spotlight with the RX-8.
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Mazda Responds to Angry RX-8 CommunitySubmitted by Berny on Friday, August 4, 2006 - 17:24
Source: www.AUTOBLOG.com by John Neff

Recently a privileged video released without Mazda's permission was leaked onto the internet. In the video, a member of the Mazda National Dealer Advisory Council states, "Mazda is well aware of the negative impact on the scores caused by the RX-8 surveys. They agreed with us that the situation had to be changed. And so, effective July 1st, RX-8 will be continued to be included in the survey, but the scores will no longer be included in the results."
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New Miata?Submitted by Dan Mazzella on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 14:13
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MAZDASPEED TEAMS UP WITH BP AND YOKOHAMA TIRE CORPORATIONSubmitted by Berny on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 21:07
-- 2008 ALMS Effort a Three-Way Partnership --

January 29, 2008 (Sebring, Fla).  MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development used the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Winter Test to unveil their 2008 colors, reflecting the addition of two new partners.  BP and Yokohama Tire Corporation have joined the B-K Motorsports Lola B07/46-Mazda MZR-R LMP2 team with multi-year partnerships.

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Mazda Announces Personnel ChangesSubmitted by Berny on Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 20:54

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following personnel changes, effective February 1, 2008.

 

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