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Check Out The Amazing Cars In This Random Hong Kong Parking Garage

Back in January, I visited my brother Mike in Hong Kong. As he’s a car enthusiast and curator of the Carsofhongkong Instagram page, he not only knows the locations of lots of cool cars, but he’s got a sixth sense for where to find more of them. It’s uncanny. Just check out this random parking […]

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Cars Used To Come With Rear-Only ABS Brakes And That’s Just Strange

Every car in the U.S. after 2011 has had to be equipped with electronic stability control thanks to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126. This means they all have four-wheel antilock brakes. But not too long ago, many cars had no ABS at all; More interesting, though, is an intermediate phase between those two…Read more… […]

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Mazda Patents Ultra-Compact Exhaust To Make Its New Inline-Six Fit In More Cars

Mazda’s been busy in the powertrain department, revealing its first-ever electric car and shipping its “holy grail” Skyactiv-X engine over in Europe. Now we know it’s also working on a new inline-six engine, and new patents reveal that also comes with a new 8-speed automatic transmission.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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GM And Ford Lose Billions As Automakers Across The Board Hemorrhage Massive Profits In Q4

Everyone is losing money, America introduces its first official self-driving transit, and GM wants you to take its EV prospects seriously. All this and more for The Morning Shift on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Watch Mazda Evolve From Humble Cork Maker Into The Company That Killed The RX-7

Marking major milestones is important, even for car companies, which is why Mazda unveiled this very cool video celebrating 100 years of operation. Mazda has come a long way since its founding on January 30, 1920 as the Toyo Cork Kogyo Corporation by Jujiro Matsuda in Hiroshima, Japan, and you can watch the whole…Read more… […]

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Mazda Might Delay Its Skyactiv-X ‘Holy Grail’ Engine In The U.S.: Report

Mazda’s “Holy Grail” Skyactiv-X engine is one of the most advanced engines we’ve seen in recent years. With fancy spark-controlled compression ignition and a mild-hybrid setup, it’s supposed to return near-unbeatable fuel mileage. But its arrival to the United States market might be delayed. Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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You Can Get Up To $10,000 Off The MSRP Of A Mazda CX-5 Signature Diesel

The Mazda CX-5 diesel was a good idea that came out too late and was a bit too expensive. We found it to be a decent car but, with a starting price of around $41,000, it was a tough sell. It seems Mazda got the memo and some dealers are putting some heavy discounts on […]

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The Electric Mazda MX-30 Has The Right Amount Of Range And Power

Mazda’s new electric MX-30, targeted for Europe, makes the equivalent of 140 horsepower and has a range of 130 miles, while InsideEVs says it will go from zero-to-60 in nine seconds. “Unimpressive,” you say to yourself from behind the wheel of your 300-HP Camry, somewhat resignedly. But you know what? All three of…Read more… Continue […]

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Mazda Adds A High-Tech Alternator To The MX-5 For A 5% Efficiency Gain

Brake regen is typically associated with electrified cars, converting kinetic energy recovered under braking back into juice for the battery pack. Mazda, however, has been using a system it calls i-ELOOP on a few of its gasoline-powered cars like the 6 to recoup that energy to store in a capacitor and serve in place…Read more… […]

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Mazda Adds A High-Tech Alternator To The MX-5 For A 5% Efficiency Gain

Brake regen is typically associated with electrified cars, converting kinetic energy recovered under braking back into juice for the battery pack. Mazda, however, has been using a system it calls i-ELOOP on a few of its gasoline-powered cars like the 6 to recoup that energy to store in a capacitor and serve in place…Read more… […]

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Mazda Adds A High-Tech Alternator To The MX-5 For A 5% Efficiency Gain

Brake regen is typically associated with electrified cars, converting kinetic energy recovered under braking back into juice for the battery pack. Mazda, however, has been using a system it calls i-ELOOP on a few of its gasoline-powered cars like the 6 to recoup that energy to store in a capacitor and serve in place…Read more… […]

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Car Companies Might Be Overcompensating With EV Batteries, Too

With its 35.5-kWh battery pack, roughly 130-mile range, and 143 horsepower, the Mazda MX-30 is small beans compared to other electric cars in its class. The decision to scale down the battery is antithetical to pretty much every other automaker’s design philosophy of larger batteries with massive ranges. And while the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Mazda Is Recalling The Mazda3 Because It Can Hallucinate And Activate Emergency Braking

If you’ve got a 2019 or 2020 Mazda3, you should be aware that your car could, in its own electronic way, have hallucinations that cause it to panic-brake, even when there’s no reason. This is because the Smart Braking System (SBS) has some “incorrect programming” that can cause it to falsely detect obstacles in front…Read […]

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A Tiny Rule Change Has Allowed Rotary Engines At Le Mans Again

In 1991, a rotary-powered Mazda won the 24 Hours or Le Mans. By 1992, rotary engines were no longer allowed to race there. But for the 2021 season, 30 years after the fact, the organizers behind the biggest race in the world of sports cars have allowed rotaries back in.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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