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Putin On Hand to Open Russian Mazda Factory

You know the arrival of a foreign automaker is fairly significant when the president shows up to great it. Such is exactly the scene that recently played out in Russia where Mazda just inaugurated its first manufacturing plant. The country's leader, Vladimir Putin, took time out of his schedule to attend the enthused gathering.

Built as a collaborative effort with Sollers OJSC, the Vladivostok-based Mazda plant will start churning out the venerable Mazda CX-5…

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Mazda Closes 2011 Race Season with More Wins

You may know about the cutting edge design of the 2012 MAZDA3 or the 2012 MAZDA6, models that embody the brand's racing spirit. What you might also find interesting is how dedicated MAZDASPEED Motorsports is to helping their grassroots kart racers become professional drivers. It is largely because of this commitment Mazda continues to be the number-one brand for road-racers in North America and ends the 2011 racing season with more championships under their…

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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 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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MAZDA6 Rated at 43 MPG

Usual cars that go over 40 miles to the gallon they are small, Japanese and a hybrid vehicle. The new MAZDA6 is from Japan but doesn't fit the usual criteria for a fuel efficient car.

The new MAZDA6 is a mid-size sedan that runs on a regular internal combustion gas engine but it still gets 43 miles to the gallon.

Mazda hopes the car will achieve the 43 MPG rating with the use of old fashion technology by bringing the diesel engine back to style. These days gas prices can fluctuate 50% in one day, but diesel keeps its…
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