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Toyota 1.2-litre turbo could power new baby SUV and sports car
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10th Nov 2015
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Toyota 1.2-litre turbo could power new baby SUV and sports car

A new 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Toyota family will likely power a new range of small models, including an upcoming baby SUV and a small sports car. Those models, of course, have been prefaced by the Toyota C-HR concept SUV – which will make its production debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show – and the S-FR sports coupe that debuted in concept guise at the recent Tokyo motor show.
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Matt Campbell
2016 Mazda CX-9 previewed ahead of LA auto show debut
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4th Nov 2015
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2016 Mazda CX-9 previewed ahead of LA auto show debut

A teaser sketch for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 has been handed down today, ahead of the all-new SUV’s unveiling at the Los Angeles auto show on November 20. There are few surprises to be found in this first preview, with the revealing artwork hinting at a design that builds on Mazda’s existing Kodo styling language.
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Mike Stevens
The car of the future will be like your loungeroom on wheels, according to Renault-Nissan
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30th Oct 2015
3 min read

The car of the future will be like your loungeroom on wheels, according to Renault-Nissan

Your next car could be more like a loungeroom or home office on wheels - if Nissan gets its way, that is. Carlos Ghosn, the CEO and chairman of the Renault-Nissan Alliance, spoke with media this week at the 2015 Tokyo motor show about his hopes for his car of 2020.
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Matt Campbell
Mazda’s smaller global size helps its success in Australia
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29th Oct 2015
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Mazda’s smaller global size helps its success in Australia

The global CEO of Mazda says that his company’s smaller global size helps its aim of focusing on markets such as Australia, which, per capita, remains the brand’s best-performing country. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Tokyo Motor Show yesterday, Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai, confirmed the brand’s current maximum capacity is 1.5 million cars per year.
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Alborz Fallah
Mazda SkyACTIV-R rotary engine: for RX sports car only; no platform sharing with MX-5
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28th Oct 2015
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Mazda SkyACTIV-R rotary engine: for RX sports car only; no platform sharing with MX-5

According to Mazda the development of it new SkyACTIV-R rotary engine will be strictly used for its top of the range RX sports car, which itself will use an entirely new platform instead of sharing that of the newly released MX-5. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Tokyo Motor Show today, Mazda’s global boss of R&D, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, confirmed the rotary engine is primarily for its range-topping sports car, however other applications are still possible.
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Alborz Fallah