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Mazda purposely limited its new EV ‘to feel more like a gas car’

Sponsored Links Mazda Mazda not only limited the range of its first EV, the MX-30, it also took some of the fun out of it on purpose, too. The automaker said it tuned the torque deliver of the electric motor to feel less like an EV and more like a gasoline-powered car, according to Autocar. …

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A look ahead to the 2020 IMSA sports car season

2019 was the year that Mazda Motorsport finally saw victory with the RT24-P. The car lost none of its speed in the offseason and set a new unofficial track record in preseason testing at Daytona. There are even rumors of a third Mazda joining some rounds of the series, but it’s all unconfirmed as of …

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Mazda claims long-range EVs are worse for the planet than diesels

Sponsored Links Mazda Wonder why Mazda’s MX-30 only has a modest 35.5kWh battery when its competition frequently has more? According to the brand’s European research director Christian Schultze, it’s to help the planet. He told Automotive News that the small pack is “responsibly” sized to have an overall CO2 emission footprint (including manufacturing and energy …

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Mazda3 bug activates emergency brake system for no reason

Driver assists can help make our trips much safer, but integrating software decisions into the control of a vehicle could cause serious problems if the system glitches at the wrong time. According to Mazda, a “Incorrect programming” in its Smart Braking System (SBS) can make fourth-generation Mazda3 vehicles to falsely detect an object in their …

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Mazda brings a new diesel CX-5 SUV to the US—but why?

Enlarge / You’d have to look carefully at the CX-5’s badges to tell whether it was one of the new diesel-powered versions. Mazda When Mazda invited us to a roundtable discussion about powertrain technology at this year’s New York auto show, it was easy to say yes. After all, the company is responsible for a …

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