Wednesday, July 31, 2013

2014 Mazda6 diesel racer scores a first ever diesel victory at Indy!

After its debut being the first diesel to compete at Daytona and a first ever diesel victory in the Grand Am class at Road Atlanta, the 2014Mazda6 equipped with the Skyactiv-D engine scored another important milestone victory by becoming the first ever diesel racer to score a victory at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Anticipating a retail launch in the fourth quarter of 2013, Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, a new Mazda dealership in Orlando, Florida, has begun to see the demand with a flood of inquiries every month wanting to know when exactly the diesel 6 will be available. Mazda has a real winner in the diesel powered Mazda6.

The 2014 Mazda6 Skyactiv-D was the first diesel powered race car to make the paces at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 60 years. According to Mazda, its race modified diesel Mazda6 has an engine that is 51 percent similar to the stock engine and an overall weight that is 63 percent of the stock weight which means the racing platform version of the 6 is closer to a stock version than most major car maker’s racers. With five victories under its hood, there is no doubt that Mazda has the diesel game figured out.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Official: 2014 Mazda3 gets 41 mpg starting at $16,495

With gas prices soaring by the end of summer, drivers are left wanting to find something more by spending less. It’s no surprise that Mazda has been scratching the surface on affordable fuel efficient vehicles since the introduction of their SKYACTIV technologies beginning with the 2012 Mazda3. This summer, the Japanese automaker unveiled its latest redesign with the all-new fully SKYACTIV 2014 Mazda3 set to launch in September 2013.

This week, Mazda finally revealed the fuel specs and pricing details on the all new compact sedan. Starting at $16,945 (pricing does not account for the $795 destination fee) for the baseline i SV manual transmission model, there will be two engines to choose from when making your selection. Trims that begin with “i” will come equipped with the SKYACTIV 2.0 liter gasoline engine which offers 30 city and 41 highway mpg, while the trims beginning with “s” will give drivers the 2.5 liter SKYACTIV gasoline engine delivering more power and 28 city / 38 highway mpg. Those that purchase any of the “s” trim Mazda3’s will be able to opt in for the i-ELOOP regenerative breaking system which helps deliver even stronger fuel economy.

Dealerships like Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, a new and pre-owned Mazda dealer in Orlando, Florida, are gearing up for the 2014 Mazda3 this September by offering excellent deals on remaining 2013 Mazda3s. If you would like to learn more about the 2013 Mazda3 or the SKYACTIV technologies that help power the latest redesign, visit

Monday, July 15, 2013

2014 Mazda3 test drive impressions

The 2014 Mazda3 is everything a car enthusiast would want in a compact and more. Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, a new Mazda Orlando dealership, has begun to feel the effects of Mazda3 fever with several curious shoppers wanting to know when they can get behind the wheel of the new 3. recently had the opportunity to take Mazda’s newest SKYACTIV overhaul for a test drive which left a strong impression.

In their article, they mention that it “is good for plenty of smiles from behind the wheel, simply because of how willing it is to be driven hard.” From the 5-point aggressive grille and LED lights to the suspension and handling, their full analysis conclusively states that the Mazda3 is “the best-driving car in the segment.” Pricing details are beginning to emerge from Mazda which anticipates a starting price below $17,000. Another piece of information is the mileage specs for the 2.0 and 2.5 liter engines which will receive 30 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway for the 2.0 liter and 28 city/29 highway mpg for the 2.5 liter.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

2014 Mazda6’s fuel efficiency gets a boost with i-Eloop!

Imagine a mid-sized sedan that gets better fuel efficiency than top selling subcompacts. At Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, an Orlando new Mazda dealership, auto shoppers can get behind the wheel of the 2014 Mazda6 now equipped with Mazda’s i-Eloop technology! Part of the SKYACTIV technology engineering philosophy set by Mazda, the i-Eloop is a regenerative braking system that converts the raw energy created while braking to charge and store energy to power electronic components in the Mazda6. The benefit of this extra power is that fuel economy receives a slight boost pushing it to 28 mpg city and 40 mpg highway which beats top selling subcompacts!
The regenerative braking technology allows the i-Eloop to power electronic components without wasting fuel.

It’s important to note that this kind of mileage is extremely rare in a mid-sized sedan that is not a hybrid or diesel powered. The i-Eloop is available on the 2014 Mazda6 Grand Touring when equipped with the GT Technology package and has a starting price of $32,570. These past few weeks have been pretty exciting for Mazda especially coming off of the recent wave of interest after the unveiling of the 2014 Mazda3 last month. There is no official word yet that the i-Eloop will be available on the new Mazda3 or CX-5 in the near future, but it would be hard not to speculate since the new Mazda3 has taken a strong lead from the Mazda6. For more information on the 2014Mazda6, visit Our Mazda Experts are always here to help!