Thursday, October 31, 2013

50 years of rotary power for Mazda

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 Tokyo Auto Show which is also when Mazda debuted their first rotary engines to the public.

Mazda Cosmo on display at the 1963 Tokyo Auto Show.

Although there hasn’t been a rotary powered Mazda for the past couple of years since production ended on the RX-8, the Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, an Orlando Mazda dealer, anticipate the return of the rotary in the next few years.

Mazda’s rotary plans for the near future is the 16X rotary engine being developed to be the next generation of rotary engines with greater fuel economy and better performance.

While Mazda may not be making any new rotary engine vehicles today, their legacy has practically been centered on the Wankel rotary engine for the past five decades.

2013 has been a year of milestones for Mazda which can be a testament to its recent successes and continuing legacy of making quality class leading vehicles.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Five great and five not so great Mazdas

This month, Mazda sold its ten millionth vehicle, a Mazda3, after 43 years of automotive sales. The Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, an Orlando Mazda dealer in Florida, have witnessed a growth in loyal Mazda owners over the years with SKYACTIV being a large factor with newer owners.
To celebrate this sales milestone, AutoWeek featured a list of five Mazdas they found great and five they found to be too weird to be true.

Showing up on the list of great Mazdas is the dearly departed Mazda Furai concept car that wowed crowds at car shows around the world until it caught fire during a photo shoot for the popular Top Gear automotive publication and international television program.

The Mazda REPU
AutoWeek rated the short-lived Mazda REPU as one of the five worst Mazdas built. The REPU’s legacy is that it is the first and only rotary engine pickup truck during a time when Mazda was using the rotary in practically everything.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

2014 Mazda3 a finalist for 2014 Green Car of the Year

With only a month having passed since the launch of the 2014 Mazda3, award nominations have started to pour in for the latest compact redesign. The Mazda Experts at Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda Orlando,  have helped several auto shoppers in the past month get into a 2014 Mazda3 which has been named Green Car Journal’s “Top 5 Green Cars for 2014” making it a finalist for Green Car of the Year at next month’s Los Angeles Auto Show.

As one of the only three gas powered nominees, the Mazda3 will be the Japanese automaker’s second year in a row to receive a nomination since last year’s CX-5.

Green Car Journal selected the 2014 Mazda3 because of its “appealing new design and has been built from the ground-up with Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV technology.”

Equipped with a 2.0 liter SKYACTIV gasoline engine gives drivers up to 41 mpg with 155 horsepower or drivers can get it equipped with a 2.5 liter SKYACTIV engine at up to 39 mpg with 184 horsepower.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

2014 Mazda3 hybrid announced for Japan

A hybrid Mazda3 is just on the horizon of launching next month in Japan with an impressive 72.4 mpg from a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 liter engine and an electric motor.

At Don Mealey’s Sport Mazda, an Orlando Mazda dealership in Florida, Mazda customers have been stopping by daily to see the new 2014 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback, walking away impressed by the great fuel economy. 

Mazda has big plans in Japan by banking on hybrid technology to add a new segment on their top selling Axela (Japanese name for the Mazda3).

There are no official detailed specifications released at this time other than it will only be available in a sedan which will have a smaller trunk.

It costs approximately $24,000 USD making it an affordable economic hybrid.

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