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Mazda sedans must come before SUVs in order to make ‘great driving cars’
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29th Oct 2015
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Mazda sedans must come before SUVs in order to make ‘great driving cars’

Creating traditional sedans, wagons and hatchbacks - rather than focusing exclusively on SUVs - is an essential requirement when it comes to engineering dynamically capable vehicles, according to Mazda. So far this year, the small car segment - which the Mazda 3 competes in - has declined by seven percent, while the medium car segment (Mazda 6) is also weakening.
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Toyota Yaris hot hatch is coming
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29th Oct 2015
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Toyota Yaris hot hatch is coming

It wouldn't make sense to have a Toyota Yaris WRC car without a go-fast version of the hatchback that buyers could take home, according to the man responsible for sports cars for the Japanese company.
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Matt Campbell
Mazda SkyACTIV-R rotary engine: turbo inevitable, no electrification
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28th Oct 2015
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Mazda SkyACTIV-R rotary engine: turbo inevitable, no electrification

Mazda says the just announced rotary engine will first be introduced without any electrification, in order to showcase the company’s expertise in this field. Speaking to the Australian media at the Tokyo Motor Show today, Mazda’s global boss of R&D, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, said that any initial release of the rotary engine would be without electrification, though he admitted turbocharging is on the agenda.
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Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition unveiled in Tokyo
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28th Oct 2015
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Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition unveiled in Tokyo

The Subaru WRX STI S207 limited edition has just been unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. STI's boffins have coaxed more performance out of the 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder boxer engine used in the WRX STI. For the S207, power has been increased from 227kW to 241kW, while torque has been raised from 422Nm to 431Nm.
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Derek Fung
Nissan IDS driverless EV revealed - Video: Is this the next Leaf?
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28th Oct 2015
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Nissan IDS driverless EV revealed - Video: Is this the next Leaf?

Nissan has unveiled what could be the first look at its next Leaf electric hatch, with the added wonder of autonomous driving thrown in: the IDS concept. Revealed at the 2015 Tokyo motor show today, the IDS takes much from Nissan’s latest styling language - as seen with the new Maxima and Murano, the facelifted Altima and the Sway concept - while pushing the look further with even sharper lines and and a seriously aerodynamic profile.
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Mike Stevens
2015 Tokyo motor show : Live feed
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27th Oct 2015
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2015 Tokyo motor show : Live feed

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27th Oct 2015
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2015 Tokyo motor show : Live feed

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