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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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CardinaleWay Mazda Corona

2595 Wardlow Road

Corona, CA 92882

Phone: 888.671.6176

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The i-Activ AWD, What you Need to Know

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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The i-Activ AWD (All Wheel Drive) technology from Mazda is a fully automatic intelligent AWD system that provides for fuel economy and helps to make your drive safer. It features sensors that have the capacity to check the conditions of the road about two-hundred times every second. The road condition is determined by watching the wipers (whether it is snowing or raining), monitoring the external temperature gauge (whether the outside temperature is freezing or very hot), and so on. The system can also find out the intention of the driver by monitoring factors like the position of the accelerator (cruising mode or accelerating mode or starting mode), the angle of the steering wheel (straight position or turning position), and so on. The i-Activ has the ability to determine whether the road is slippery or not by comparing the steering torque, with the total power flowing via the steering, and the total acceleration force. The system measures the speed on all the four wheels, and if there is a danger of slippage, it will warn you.

The i-Activ AWD technology helps to reduce friction. It helps to enhance the performance of the vehicle and save fuel. It provides for a better traction on the road. This helps not only to enhance the driving experience but also for a very controlled drive. Driving through the snow or rain is always risky. You may not be able to eliminate the risk factor completely, however, with the help of technologies like the i-Activ AWD, you will be able to minimize that risk a lot.

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CardinaleWay Mazda Corona

2595 Wardlow Road

Corona, CA 92882

Phone: 888.671.6176

Website: www.CardinaleWayMazdaCorona.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target

Snow Testing the i-Activ AWD from Mazda

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

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When Mazda began testing for snow capabilities, the intention was to prove that Mazda’s i-Activ AWD technology is just as good as the competition in anything that its rivals had to offer. The i-Activ AWD features sensors (27 of them) that have the capacity to check the conditions of the road nearly two-hundred times every second. The system can also identify the intention of the driver as well, like whether he/she is going to brake, turn or move the vehicle.

During normal driving, i-Active AWD sends around 98% of the car’s power to the front wheels. The system senses the steering angle and torque, rear and front wiper speed, external temperature, steering power, the position of the gas pedal and the gas, speed of the wheel, brake pressure, rpm of the engine, gravitational forces, and the incline angle of the vehicle. It will then determine how the front wheels of the vehicle need to be driven. Then 50% of the engine’s power is sent to the rear wheels in the event of the front wheels slipping. The rear wheels can accommodate 100% of the power as well, in case the front wheels do not have any traction at all. The system allows for a calculated amount of wheel spin in slippery conditions.

During the snow test, along a steeply angled mountain road, the driver never felt like the Mazda vehicle (incorporated with i-Activ AWD), had any problem with traction. According to him, the grip was always there. The vehicle handled very efficiently during acceleration, cornering, and braking.

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CardinaleWay Mazda Corona

2595 Wardlow Road

Corona, CA 92882

Phone: 888.671.6176

Website: www.CardinaleWayMazdaCorona.com/?ibp-adgroup=SE_Target