Mazda's 70 MPG 1.3-liter gasoline engine

Mazda'sSKYACTIV-G direct-inject/high-compression 2.0-liter fourbanger already puts the new Mazda3 in the 40 mpg club. The same tech in the smaller 1.3-liter SKYACTIV-G engine now produces 70 mpg in the Mazda2/Demio. Ye olde internal combustion engine. Can you believe it? » 5/19/11 2:45pm 5/19/11 2:45pm

The Mazda Demio Chiara Edition

The Mazda Demio was named the RJC Japanese Car of the Year (not to be confused with the other Japanese Car of the Year) and to celebrate Mazda is releasing the Chiara Special Edition. For those that are unable to parlare Italiano, Chiara means bright. This special edition gets a special red paint sprinkled with gold… » 12/20/07 10:45am 12/20/07 10:45am

Mazda Goes Miller Cycle With Demio for Japan

Watch out, diesel. Mazda says it's developed a Miller-cycle engine for the new Demio (Mazda2) in Japan that gets around 54 miles per gallon. The new JDM gas sipper goes on sale in July, sporting a 20 percent improvement in mileage over the current model, in combination with a continuously variable transmission. So… » 5/31/07 7:42am 5/31/07 7:42am

Spy Photos: More Mazda2

There's no question FoMoCo's trying hard to enhance its offering of b-segment "microcars" it's got sitting in the company's micro machine carry-all. We're assuming that in addition to the available-only-overseas Fiesta, the Mazda2 (aka Mazda Demio, Mazda 121, Mazda Metro and a whole host of other brand names) is going… » 2/12/07 10:20am 2/12/07 10:20am

Spy Photos: Mazda2

All the pundits are talking this morning about how Ford US missed the small-car revolution by leaving the money-losing Focus (not an entirely unfun car) to languish without a significant upgrade since the first Bush administration. We'd heard a rumor Ford was looking at bringing an even smaller car based on the… » 9/15/06 11:16am 9/15/06 11:16am