Mazda MX-5 wins 2016 World Car of the Year award

Mar 25, 2016

Mazda MX-5 wins 2016 World Car of the Year award

Mazda Motor Corp.’s MX-5 roadster, better known as the Miata overseas, won the 2016 World Car of the Year and World Car Design of the Year awards at the New York International Auto Show on Thursday, the World Car Steering Committee said. The sporty ...

Japanese automakers set sales records in U.S.

Mar 2, 2016

Japanese automakers set sales records in U.S.

An energetic market for sports utility vehicles and pickups drove record sales in the U.S. for Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. in February, while Honda Motor Co. notched up double-digit percentage growth in passenger car sales, data showed Tuesday. Drawn by low ...

Feb 19, 2016

Mazda, MMC expand Takata-linked recalls by 2 million vehicles

Mazda Motor Corp. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. added more than 2 million vehicles to worldwide recalls linked to Takata Corp. air bags in response to the latest confirmed death caused by rupturing safety devices. Mazda is calling back 1.89 million vehicles globally, a spokesman ...

Nov 14, 2015

Mazda, Ford end capital tie-up after 36 years

Mazda Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. have dissolved their 36-year capital alliance but will continue to cooperate in production of some vehicles, sources close to the matter said Saturday. Ford sold the remainder of its stake, 2.1 percent, in the Japanese carmaker between ...

Jun 5, 2015

Mazda recalls 1.6 million vehicles over exploding air bags

Mazda said Friday it is recalling another 1.6 million vehicles equipped with air bags at risk of injuring or killing passengers, bringing its global total to an estimated 2.02 million. The firm said its latest recall includes 465,000 vehicles in the United States and ...

Apr 1, 2015

Toyota to launch Mazda-made subcompact in U.S.

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will launch an all new subcompact in the United States this fall, its first model supplied by Mazda Motor Corp. under an original equipment manufacturer agreement. The 1,500cc gasoline engine-powered iA, announced Tuesday and developed based on Mazda’s Demio ...

Dec 21, 2014

Firms agree to cooperate on next-generation assisted driving systems

Japanese automakers, electronics firms and others have reached a basic agreement to unify standards for next-generation assisted driving systems, informed sources told Jiji Press on Sunday. The standards will seek to use the 760 megahertz band, a frequency spectrum left unused since television broadcasting ...