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Mazda2 Begins Production in Vietnam

The MAZDA2 hatchback has been on sale for years in other countries, and the car has finally made it to North America, but that's not the only place this vehicle will take over.

On sale at Twin City Mazda - 3076 Airport Highway, Alcoa, TN, MAZDA2 will also be constructed in Vietnam. Stretching its sale to every part of the globe, Mazda will begin production of its compact in Vietnam this October, "as the Japanese…

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Behold The 2013 Mazda CX-5

The CX-5, a small crossover placed between MAZDA3  and MAZDA CX-7 won't even become production ready until next year - but that hasn't stop this Japanese company from testing a product that will drop into Twin City Mazda in Alcoa, TN for 2013.

  MAZDA CX-5 will seat 5, sit on a car frame, and be powered by Mazda's Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder direct-injection gasoline engine standard. This powerplant, when added to the…
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Mazda Resumes Normal Production Levels

The disasterous earthquake and tsunami that wiped out Japan on March 11 made production levels at all Japanese automakers fall well below normal levels. Mazda has already returned to standard operations, including overtime and holiday shifts which is great news for us at Twin City Mazda. It also bodes well for you, the consumer.

"Our return to normal production in Japan testifies to the courage and ingenuity of the Japanese people and our colleagues there…

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Mazda MX-5 Gets Turbo Boost

The new and improved MAZDA MX-5 is getting a boost in horsepower. The sporty vehicle by Mazda will receive a turbocharged upgrade and it will be losing a little weight.

The new MX-5 has been trimmed down to its lightest weight ever, 1764 lbs. This is even lighter than its 1989 counterpart, which measured 2105 lbs. MAZDA would have made the MX-5 even lighter, but safety features, such as air-bags and internal metal work, are…

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Mazda Creating US Only Division

Mazda is quite a popular brand in the United States, with sales of the MAZDA 3 already high at Twin City Mazda in greater Knoxville, TN. But the Japanese auto maker is going to begin tailoring their focus even more on the American car buyer.

Robert Davis, former senior vice president of research and development, customer service operations and quality, was chosen as senior VP for Mazda's new US operations group. He will report…

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Mazda6 Not Coming to America?

The MAZDA6, available now at Twin City Mazda in greater Knoxville, TN, has always been a popular model. However, due to recent additions to the line up, and less then stellar sales of the MAZDA6 in recent months, the car is in danger of being discontinued in the United States.

The majority of Mazda's US production is still accounted for by MAZDA6. AutoWeek's Hans Greiml reports that the Nikkan Kogyo newspaper believes Mazda…

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Mazda Unveils Gram-Strategy Inspired MX-5 GT Racer

Mazda, has been planning its "gram strategy" to cut weight on all of its products. What this means is that Mazda is going toward ultra-lightweight cars in the name of performance and fuel efficiency.

With the recent release of the ultra-lightweight MX-5GT, we can clearly see the benefits of the gram strategy put into practice. The roadster, specially designed to compete in the Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship, weighs only 1,874 pounds, and puts…

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Mazda Race Teams Rally to Support American Red Cross Relief Efforts in Japan

During a Grand-Am race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama recently, three teams waving the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development banner put the pedal to the floor to raise money for the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund. The three teams - SpeedSource, Dempsey Racing and Team Sahlen - featured special graphics on their RX-8 racecars, encouraging fans to support people affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan by texting a…

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Go Exclusive with the Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda has revealed a special-edition car at the Chicago auto show to commemorate producing a record-breaking 900,000 units of the world's most beloved two-seater. Simply coined the 2011 Mazda Miata MX-5 Special Edition, it celebrates the MX-5's lengthy history of engineering, non-discriminating price, and generous suit of luxuries. To add to the exclusivity for owners, there will be only 750 units produced.

The Mazda Miata MX-5 Special Edition gives drivers even more…

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Mazda Weighs Options for U.S. Plant

To ensure long-term sustained success, Mazda Motor Corp. is thinking about different options for its U.S. plant operated jointly with partner Ford Motor Co. Mazda CFO, Kiyoshi Ozaki has recently told the press that the company plans to make an official statement on the new plans for the plant in Flat Rock, Michigan sometime this summer.

Without going into deep detail, Ozaki indicated that Mazda may overhaul the factory, or change the models built…

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