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Press Releases of Mazda Motor Europe

Mazda Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Sollers to Establish Joint-Venture Production Facility in Russia

  • Mazda Motor Corporation has signed a
  • Memorandum of Understanding with OJSC Sollers with the intent of establi shing a joint -
  • venture production facility in Russia. The proposed production facility is to be established in
  • Vladivostok, in Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District, and will supply several Mazda models
  • to the Russian market. Sollers is one o...

Mazda ‘i-ELOOP’ World’s First Capacitor-Based Regenerative Braking System for Passenger Vehicles

  • Mazda Motor Corporation has developed the world’s
  • first passenger vehicle regenerative braking system that uses a capacitor. The
  • groundbreaking system, which Mazda calls ‘i-ELOOP’, will begin to appear in Mazda’s
  • vehicles in 2012. In real-world driving conditions with frequent acceleration and braking, ‘i-
  • ELOOP’ improves fuel economy by approximately...

Mazda’s New SKYACTIV Technology wins 2012 RJC “Technology of the Year” in Japan

  • Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that its newly -
  • developed SKYACTIV -G 1.3 engine has been named the 2012 “Technology of the Year” by
  • the Au tomotive Researchers’ and Journalists Conference of Japan (RJC).
  • The SKYACTIV -G 1.3 engine is available in the Mazda Demio for the Japanese market.
  • RJC chairman, Hiroshi Fukunaga, announced the award after the fi...

Executive Change at Mazda BELUX

  • Mazda Motor Europe announced today that Alain Groult,
  • Managing Director of Mazda Motors BELUX, will leave the company to pursue other
  • interests, effective 1 November 2011. Mr. Groult has worked for Mazda since August 2005,
  • and held the position Managing Director since March 2009.
  • “We would like to express our appreciation to Alain for his contribution...

Mazda TAKERI to premiere at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

  • Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the
  • global premiere of the Mazda TAKERI concept car, a next -generation midsized sedan, at
  • the 42 nd Tokyo Motor Show. Also on stage making its Japan debut will be the new CX-5
  • crossover SUV – equipped with the full array of Mazda’s breakthrough SKYACTIV
  • *
  • TECHNOLOGY – along with new technologies and productio...

Mazda CX-5 First Car to use 1,800 MPa Ultra-High Tensile Steel

  • Mazda Motor Corporation, in collaboration with Sumitomo
  • Metal Industries, Ltd. and Aisin Takaoka Co., Ltd., has become the first automaker to
  • successfully dev elop vehicle components using 1,800 MPa ultra -high tensile steel. This
  • super -strength steel will debut in the all -new Mazda CX -5 crossover SUV that will
  • commence its global launch in early...

Executive Change at Mazda Motor Poland

  • Mazda Motor Europe has appointed Łukasz Paździor to
  • the position of Managing Director Mazda Motor Poland, effective 1 October 2011. He
  • replaces Masaharu Kondo who has taken up a new challenge as Director Product
  • Communications, Public Relations, at Mazda Motor Europe (please see separate
  • announcement from today).
  • Mr. Paździor is veteran of t...

Executive Change at Mazda Motor Europe

  • Mazda Motor Europe has announced the appointment
  • of Masaharu Kondo to the position of Director Product Communications, Public
  • Relations. He will assume his new position effective today.
  • Masaharu Kondo has years of international experience at Mazda, where he began
  • working in 1988. His last position was Managing Director of Mazda’s national sales

“Euro NCAP Advanced” Award presented to Mazda at the Frankfurt Motor Show

  • At the Frankfurt Motor Show last week, Mazda was
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  • presented with a coveted “ Euro NCAP Advanced” award for its innovative rear vehicle
  • monitoring system (RVM) used in the current Mazda3. NCAP began recognising car
  • manufacturers who introduce new safety technologies that are scientifically-proven to
  • make driving safer.
  • Presenting the awar...

New Managing Director for Mazda Automobiles France

  • Mazda Motor Europe has named Philippe Geffroy
  • Managing Director of Mazda Automobiles France, effective 5 September 2011. He replaces
  • the interim team of Laurent Hamard and Olivier Toulouse who took over temporary
  • management responsibility after Thierry Guillemot left the company. Mr. Toulouse will
  • reassume his position as Finance Director, Mr. Hamard...

Mazda Rear Vehicle Monitoring System to receive “Euro NCAP Advanced” Award

  • The Mazda Rear Vehicle Monitoring system (RVM)
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  • available on the Mazda3 will receive a coveted “Euro NCAP Advanced” award at this
  • year’s Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) next month.
  • Euro NCAP reviewed the Mazda RVM and were
  • impressed by its many safety benefits. It helps a
  • driver avoid dangerous situations or even
  • collisions with other vehicles during a...

SKYACTIV Technology offers new Perspectives to Mazda’s Fleet Development

  • Breakthrough technology that will deliver major fuel
  • savings and emission reductions for fleets with no compromise in driving dynamics is
  • to be introduced by Mazda Motor Europe from beginning of next year.
  • Industry-leading developments that focus on new generation gasoline and diesel
  • engines, improved model aerodynamics, vehicle weight reduction, new...

Mazda’s European Fleet Team complete again

  • Mazda’s European fleet organisation announced the
  • appointment of Grégoire Lacombe to the position of Manager Residual Value, TCO &
  • Remarketing. He will replace Nicola Murphy who is returning to Mazda Motor UK.
  • Mr. Lacombe, 33, is Swiss and French and has a decade of experience in the OEM,
  • supplier and automotive aftermarket industries. His most-recent...