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Mazda ending its rotary engine

...sales and the high costs of meeting modern emissions standards have made rotary engines uneconomical to produce.Mazda Motor Corp. said Oct. 7 that the latest edition of the Mazda RX-8 will go on sale Nov. 24, targeting sales of 1,000 vehicles...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2011-10-13/mazda-ending-its-rotary-engin
Crossovers cater to minivan moms

...from nearly 700,000 units in 2000 to more than 2.2 million vehicles last year. General Motors Corp., Ford and Mazda Motor Corp. have left the minivan segment, focusing instead on crossovers. GM received a limited response from "sports vans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/13/liv_124425.shtml
Life & style
Automakers roll out new models

...vehicle. The CTS has a larger sunroof that offers a view of the sky to passengers in both the front and back seats. - Mazda Motor Corp. showed off a sporty, sleek-looking car, the Ryuga flex-fuel concept vehicle. The ultra-low-slung gull-wing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/12/liv_112178.shtml
Life & style
Ford Edge to join crossover market

...which share the same Mazda6 car-based platform that's in the Edge. Ford Motor Co. owns a portion of Japan's Mazda Motor Corp. and the two companies sometimes share vehicle platforms to save money and time in new-vehicle development. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/24/liv_105591.shtml
Life & style
Automakers making push into crossover vehicles

...to be able to fit their active lifestyle," said Bob Cosmai, Hyundai's president and chief executive officer. Mazda Motor Corp. unveiled its CX-7 crossover, developed specifically for the North American market. Chief Executive Hisakazu...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/10/liv_41367.shtml
Life & style
Auto notes

...reached Monday, the two companies said.Toyota Motor Corp. is the world's leader in hybrids. The deal will supply Mazda Motor Corp. with the key components of its hybrid system used in the top-selling Prius, the companies said.That would allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2010-04-01/auto-notes
Autos | Life
Ford lays off 900 workers at Mustang plant

...one in July at the AutoAlliance International plant in Flat Rock, Mich. The plant, which is jointly owned with Mazda Motor Corp., also makes the Mazda6 midsize sedan.The plant employs nearly 2,300 people. Most of the layoffs will be hourly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2010-02-19/ford-lays-900-workers-mustang
Autos
Oil prices push eco-friendly cars in limelight at auto show

...including a vehicle that switches back and forth between an electric motor and a hydrogen-powered engine from Mazda Motor Corp. and a fuel cell small car from Suzuki Motor Corp. Auto officials say it's urgent to develop cars that run on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/20/liv_13784.shtml
Life & style
Techbits: Auto gadgets, Chinese figures and more

...to scan, search or shuffle your mix. The setup will cost $240. Also at the International Auto Show this week, Mazda Motor Corp. unveiled its Sassou concept car. Instead of a key, motorists use a special USB drive to lock, unlock or start...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/19/liv_2901.shtml
Life & style
Interest in ethanol-heavy E85 fuel increases

...the state." General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., DaimlerChrysler, Nissan Motor Co., Isuzu Motors Ltd. and Mazda Motor Corp. make flexible-fuel versions for certain models, sometimes only for sale as fleet vehicles. The differences under...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/04/bus_457752.shtml
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