Archive for April, 2016

Mazda Rolls Out Aqua-Tech

Friday, April 29th, 2016

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Japanese auto giant, Mazda, has announced the recent launch of its brand new Aqua-Tech Paint System. The system has been installed at the Changan Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd. (CMA), which is the carmaker’s production center located at Jiangsu, China.

The new technology, which was implemented initially at the No. 1 Ujina Plant in Japan, offers a wide range of advantages. To begin with, it reduces the emissions of VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds. VOC emissions have been a long time problem for automakers, forcing many of them to switch to water-based paints. However, with the new system in place, Mazda may not have to make that move.

Apart from cutting down on VOC emissions, the Aqua-Tech System also improves efficiency in terms of energy and paint usage.

Even after the initial installation, Mazda continued to improve the system in order to enhance its existing performance capabilities. The system is part of Mazda’s strategy to achieve a higher level of efficiency and quality in its vehicle production methods.

Mazda and CMA worked together to implement the new system in adherence to Japanese standards and to ensure that installation efforts and paint development were kept to a minimum. The transition to the new system was achieved in a short period of time, without interrupting the usage of oil-based paints or current production levels.

Aqua-Tech will be used for painting all the body colors on offer currently. It is believed that the system also provides a higher quality paint finish, similar to what is already being achieved at the Japanese plant.

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Mazda’s Next-Generation Car Connectivity System That Enables You to Safely Enjoy the Convenience of Your Smartphone While in Your Car

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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In this day and age of internet and mobile connectivity, it is only fair that automakers provide the best in their cars to support that kind of connectivity. Mazda happens to be one of the few brands that achieves this and more.

With its next-generation car connectivity system, Mazda makes sure that both, passengers and drivers enjoy the convenience of operating their smartphones on the go, without risking their safety.

The system offers a wide range of benefits that include:

  • Access to several online applications and services like AhaTM via smartphone linking.
  • Software updating to ensure that it never becomes outdated and adapts to evolving smartphone operating systems and functions.
  • Hardware structure flexibility with function specific module units that allow users to perform a range of functions.

The connectivity system is also developed constantly to make sure it can accommodate future services and applications.

Mazda has also developed a next generation HMI in accordance with the automaker’s existing Heads-Up Cockpit idea. The objective of the HMI is to make sure drivers don’t get too distracted while driving, without compromising on their ability to manage information.

For example, a human-centered design cuts down on manual, cognitive, and visual distractions. The cockpit is divided into information specific zones. A 7 inch display remains positioned within the driver’s line of vision, which prevents the driver from lowering his/her eyes.

An Active Driving Display positioned above the meter hood displays critical information such as the speed of the vehicle and navigational directions.

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Mazda’s Hydrogen Vehicles

Monday, April 25th, 2016

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In this day and age of curbing fuel consumption and ensuring environmental safety, Mazda is one of the few automakers that have taken the issue in its stride. The testimony to that fact can be seen in the form of the Japanese automaker’s brilliant Hydrogen Internal Combustion Engine also known as the RENESIS hybrid Rotary Engine.

This particular engine from Mazda is based on the automaker’s signature Rotary Technology. However, the advantage here is that it has been re-designed to accommodate Hydrogen as a fuel, which means no more CO2 production.

Mazda had to make only a few alterations to the original Rotary configuration in order to achieve this level of environmental friendliness. What’s even more unique is that these engines use a dual fuel system that makes then run on either Hydrogen or Gasoline. As a result, owners can drive around even in locations, where there might be no hydrogen stations. It’s the best of both worlds combined.

These hybrid engines also use a lean burn and EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) approach, which means they emit lower levels of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx). The NOx levels are regulated by the lean burn approach at reduced engine speeds and via the EGR and 3-way catalyst at increased engine speeds. The end goal achieved here is that the performance output remains high and emissions remain low.

Also, the RENESIS engines do not suffer backfiring because there are no exhaust and intake valves. Plus, the low and high temperature combustion chambers are separated, which improves the combustion. On the whole, backfiring is eliminated.

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2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV – Tech Features

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

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The 2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV comes equipped with the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system* which allows the control and customization of all Mazda features, entertainment and connections. With the help of the unique ‘Commander Control’ knob, you can easily find everything to use on your infotainment system.

The latest Mazda CX-9 will be equipped with a seven or eight inch (optional) entertainment display at the center along with smartphone integration facilities. Passengers can enjoy features such as voice commands, audio streaming and Bluetooth. Both the front and second row have two USB ports each. This means you can stay connected and charge multiple devices simultaneously. The SUV also boasts of a twelve-speaker premium Bose audio system. So there is plenty of exciting entertainment piled up for passengers in the new Mazda CX-9.

In the 2016 Mazda CX-9, passengers can also opt for a head-up full-color display which projects information such as cruise control or navigation directions onto the windshield. The i-Activsense driver assistance system in the Maxda CX-9 is quite useful as it detects vehicles that are in very close proximity or fast approaching the SUV. It also features adaptive cruise control, which is a lane-keeping assistance program that is designed not to let the CX-9 go in between lanes lines. Some other interesting tech features of the 2016 Mazda CX-9 include lane departure warning, collision-mitigating break and auto high beams. If you wish to know about the features and highlights of the latest Mazda vehicles, walk into the CardinaleWay Mazda Corona showroom today!

 

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Mazda CX-9 SUV – Safety Features

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

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Safety is a priority when it comes to the latest Mazda CX-9 SUV. The body structure of the Mazda CX-9 is extremely strong and the vehicle is equipped with airbags (for all 3 rows) ensuring excellent collision protection. Passengers are also protected by the DSC or Dynamic Stability Control, RSC or Roll Stability Control and ABS along with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution).

The unique i-ACTIV AWD™ in Mazda (all-wheel drive system) has the ability to sense all kinds of road conditions. It can predict the potential track changes and distribute torque between rear and front wheels to avoid wheel slippage.

On highways, where the speed can cross 19mph, the Radar Cruise Control in the Mazda CX-9 can estimate the relative distance and speed of the vehicle ahead. It works within a restricted speed range and helps keep the car at a safe distance from the vehicle ahead. Hence, highway driving becomes less strenuous.

The ‘Close Proximity Warning’ system in the Mazda CX-9 offers visual and audio warnings when it can sense that your car is fast approaching the vehicle ahead. The Smart City Brake Support in the Mazda CX-9 helps reduce and possibly prevent any front collisions when the car is being driven in the speed range of 2 to 18mph. It automatically applies brakes when it comprehends that a collision is unavoidable. The Blind Spot Monitoring* system makes use of radar sensors for detecting objects in the right or left blind spots. Visit the CardinaleWay Mazda Corona showroom to check out the latest Mazda vehicles.

 

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Mazda CX-9 SUV-Performance Features

Monday, April 18th, 2016

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The latest Mazda CX-9 is deemed to be a high performing crossover SUV. It comes equipped with a four-cylinder, 2.5 liter turbocharged engine which delivers 310 pound ft. of torque and 227 horsepower. It is accompanied by a six-speed automated transmission.

The estimated for EPA fuel economy are still not disclosed. However, according to the automotive company, the brand new powerful engine would be able to return nearly 20% more fuel economy as compared to the earlier V6 engine. All the trim levels (Touring, Grand Touring and Sport) have a standard front-wheel drive, but buyers can also opt for an all-wheel drive.

The new turbocharged engine fitted in the Mazda CX-9 is a big change in the SUV model. It is the first time that Mazda has used turbo-charging for its famous Skyactiv family of engines. For mitigating turbo lag and providing a strong response, the automotive company has also installed something known as the ‘Dynamic Pressure Turbo’. It receives air through two distinct paths. When the SUV is being driven at low speeds, a valve shuts down the bigger one, sending air via a narrower path to the engine turbine. This increases the pressure and enables faster spooling of the turbo. Above nearly 1700 rpm, the car’s engine can produce sufficient pressure so that the turbine spins and the valve gets opened.

The approximate fuel economy figures for the car (not yet released) are 29 highway/21 city for front-wheel drive. You can visit the CardinaleWay Mazda Corona showroom to check out the latest Mazda vehicles.

 

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Mazda’s Fastest Car: RX-7 Spirit R

Friday, April 15th, 2016

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The Mazda RX-7 can be termed as a Japanese classic. This car is symbolic of the thriving golden era witnessed by the Japanese automotive industry. Whether it’s the exterior looks or the engine performance, Mazda has been a hit among drivers right from the beginning.

The RX-7 Spirit R by Mazda is somewhat the air-cooled Porsche, though it might not resemble it. We can best describe the RX-7 twin-turbo as edgy and nervy. Clearly, the speed engineering was given priority over all other factors in designing this speedy number.

You will be blown away by how the factory suspension gets settled into a curve and how the steering wheel almost comes alive when you’re driving the Mazda RX-7. You almost feel as if you’re a part of the car with the fixed-back lightweight Recaros. There is no way that you can go ‘slow’ in the Mazda RX-7 Spirit R.

Imagine the Mazda Spirit R darting from the dark shadows into the beautiful California sunshine, picking up a brilliant pace as it continues to move. Upon test driving, a team reported the burning of ten gallons fuel within seventy miles of traveling. This included pit stops for taking pictures as well as halting for traffic.

Test drivers claim that there is no way that the Mazda RX-7 Spirit R can be driven gently. It is just not made for that kind of driving. If you wish to check out the latest Mazda vehicles, do visit the CardinaleWay Mazda Corona showroom.

 

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New Mazda CX-4 Teaser Shots Emerge Ahead of Beijing Debut

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

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The teaser shots of the latest Mazda CX-4 has definitely got everybody excited. We can best describe the CX-4 to be a coupe-like version of the CX-5. It also has some of the jinba ittai feel that characterizes the MX-5. If you think of the MX-4 as a horse and the driver as a horse rider, then the CX-4 is perhaps a little bigger steed.

Some of the most standout features of the new Mazda Cx-4 include the LED headlights and the 19-inch wheels that adorn the vehicle. When you sit inside, you can enjoy the Mazda Connect infotainment system and use the large head-up display screen for all kinds of entertainment and other purposes.

The automotive company calls the new Mazda CX-4 an “Exploring-Coupe SUV”. The hardware of the model needs to match with the CX-5. This means it will have a Skyactiv-D 2.2 liter turbo-diesel engine in certain markets. But in majority of the markets, it will be sold with the Skyactiv-G 2.5 liter gasoline engine. Buyers will also have the option choose between a front-wheel and an all-wheel drive in the new Mazda Cx-4.

If we judge the vehicle by the latest teaser pictures, it seems like the Mazda CX-4 is going to be a highly attractive coupe-style crossover. The Beijing Motor Show will be held on 29th April where the car will be officially showcased to the public. Walk into the CardinaleWay Mazda Corona showroom to check out the latest Mazda vehicles.

 

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Mazda MX-5 RF with Retractable Hardtop Makes Global Debut

Monday, April 11th, 2016

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The Mazda MX-5 RF is all about excitement and fun. The car comes equipped with a retractable hardtop and aims to make open-top driving highly accessible. It seems like the automotive company has managed to think out of the box and create something that hasn’t really been seen before.

With the MX-5 RF, you get a very smooth roofline which slopes down, all the way to the back end. It has a distinctive retractable back and rear roof window which provides a brilliant open-air feeling.

According to trusted sources, the Mazda MX-5 RF is likely to have either a Skyactiv-G 2.0 liter gas engine or a Skyactiv-G 1.5 liter gas engine. This essentially depends on the market in which it is being sold. The model that will be sold in North America will be fitted with a Skyactiv-G 2.0 liter engine.

You can open or close the power roof of the Mazda MX-5 RF at a speed of close to 10km/h. This can be done by simply pressing a button which enables the roof to get stowed efficiently and compactly within a limited area. Even though the new Mazda MX-5 RF has a powerful hardtop roof and fastback styling, it will offer similar trunk space as the old soft-top model. But that’s hardly a disappointment! Walk into the CardinaleWay Mazda Corona showroom to check out the latest Mazda vehicles.

 

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The Benefits of a Rotary Wankel Engine

Friday, April 8th, 2016

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A rotary engine or a Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine. It has an eccentric rotary design. It was conceived by Felix Wankel, a German engineer and a Wankel engine is very light. It has far less moving parts than that of a piston engine of the same caliber and is far simpler than a piston engine as well. Following are the main advantages of a Wankel engine:

  • When compared to a piston engine, a Wankel engine has a far higher power to weight ratio and is approximately 1/3rd its size.
  • A Wankel engine has no reciprocating components.
  • The rpm (revolutions per minute) ratio is significantly higher than that of a piston engine.
  • The engine makes no vibration during operation.
  • A Wankel engine is not prone to engine knock or knocking. (Knocking happens when the fuel/air mixture combustion in the cylinder does not start off correctly upon ignition).
  • Since the engine consists of only a few parts, a Wankel engine is cheaper to manufacture and mass-produce.
  • The engine’s breathing is far superior to that of a piston one since the main shaft rotation is 270 degrees rather than 180 degrees.
  • A Wankel engine has the capacity to provide torques for about 2/3rd of the combustion cycle.
  • The range of speed is wider.
  • Wider octane-rated fuels can be used in a Wankel engine.
  • Sump oil contamination does not happen on some Wankel engines, which means no oil change is required.

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