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Mazda/Alpha Romeo Roadster to Enter Production in 2015

Mazda/Alpha Romeo Roadster to Enter Production in 2015

Jan 18 2013, 12:52pm CST | by

Each will have its own style and power

If you're a fan of small two-seat roadster's along the lines of the Mazda Miata, Mazda and Fiat have confirmed that the Mazda constructed Alpha Romeo roadster will enter production in 2015. That's a...

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Mazda/Alpha Romeo Roadster to Enter Production in 2015

Jan 18 2013, 12:52pm CST | by

Each will have its own style and power

If you're a fan of small two-seat roadster's along the lines of the Mazda Miata, Mazda and Fiat have confirmed that the Mazda constructed Alpha Romeo roadster will enter production in 2015. That's a few years from now, so roadster fans have some time to wait.

I will say that I don't care for the style of the concept version of this car at all and hopefully it's better looking by the time it actually hits dealer showrooms. The vehicle is said to be developed for the global market and based on the next-generation Mazda MX-5 or Miata as most of us know it.

The agreement between Mazda and Fiat calls for a pair of vehicles distinctly styled and brand specific with rear-wheel drive. The cars will also get brand specific proprietary engines. The Mazda version is expected to get a 1.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a number of customization options.

 
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Autoblog editors come clean about their controversial automotive beliefs

Jul 31 2014 2:08pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Etc., Dodge, Mazda, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, Electric, Diesel We all have controversial opinions. Be it whether you think the Nissan Juke is actually pretty attractive, manual transmissions aren't always better, or you honestly didn't hate the Pontiac Aztek, we all harbor some persuasion, be it big or small, for which we catch copious flak upon expression. In recognizing that all of us here at Autoblog harbor at least one v ...
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Bret Michaels Poisons Nissan's commercial trucking ops

Jul 31 2014 11:50am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Marketing/Advertising, Videos, Work, Nissan, Celebrities Mötley Crüe isn't the only 1980s hair-metal band getting into the world of auto promotion. Poison frontman and reality show star Bret Michaels is following their lead and doing some advertising of his own. Where the Crüe have been all over the airwaves in recent years with a Super Bowl ad for Kia and music licensing with Dodge, Michaels has taken a very diffe ...
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14 hours ago

Mazda, Subaru profit from strong U.S. sales amid downturn in Japan

Jul 31 2014 10:08am CDT | Source: Automotive News

Japanese automakers Mazda and Subaru parent company Fuji Heavy Industries said they are on track for record full-year profits after strong sales in the United States powered double-digit profit growth in the April-June qu ...
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15 hours ago

From the C/D Archives: 1994 Mazda Miata 1.8L Tested

Jul 31 2014 8:58am CDT | Source: Car and Driver

For 1994, Mazda calls its perky Miata “all-new beneath the skin.” We beg to differ. Like the federal government, the new Miata has been subjected to subtle improvements. Unlike Washington, the Miata faces change with an advantage. ...
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1 day ago

IIHS Says the Mazda 5, Fiat 500L And Nissan Leaf Crash Really Badly

Jul 30 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

While most small cars performed well in the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety's latest crash tests, family cars such as the Mazda 5 or the Fiat 500L and the world's most popular electric car, the Nissan Leaf left a lot to be desired. Ouch!Read more. ...
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Mini Cooper Countryman only small car to earn good grade in latest IIHS crash tests [w/video]

Jul 30 2014 10:15am CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Budget, Safety, Videos, Hatchback, Mazda, Mini Competitors in the small-car segment didn't do nearly as well. Four vehicles earned "poor" grades. Only one small car out of 12 tested earned a good grade in the latest round of crash-test results compiled by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The Mini Cooper Countryman received a "good" ranking on the organization's small-front overlap test. Its competitors in the small-car segm ...
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2 days ago

We go Unplugged to celebrate Mazda Miata Month

Jul 29 2014 2:01pm CDT | Source: Autoblog

Filed under: Convertible, Videos, Mazda Chances are good that you, loyal Autoblog reader, have long since chosen to follow us on Twitter and 'like' us on Facebook. (If you haven't, feel free to take a second and do so right now.) Anyway, if you're one of our social media posse, you might have already heard that we're smack dab in the middle of Miata Month. We've gotten Mazda to loan us a couple of MX-5 Miatas, allowing us to say a protracted, tear-fill ...
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3 days ago

We Need a Strategic Miata Reserve

Jul 28 2014 1:43pm CDT | Source: Jalopnik

Despite Mazda Motor Corporation's gallant efforts, we will one day reach Peak Miata; the moment when we reach the maximum availability of the brilliant small Japanese roadster. From that moment to eternity, the number of Miatas will become smaller, and smaller, and smaller, descending a bell curve until only Mafia hitmen can afford them. We can reject this future, but we have to act. We must create a strategic Miata reserve.Read mo ...
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1 week ago

Power Wheels Jeep gives way to MINI

Jul 24 2014 5:16pm CDT | Source: Driving Canada

Like many of us, Samantha Tan learned the fundamentals of car handling in an electric Power Wheels Jeep when she was six-years old. She fondly recalls driving around the house in it “trying to do 180s” and remarked that even then, she enjoyed the feeling of speed and control. Only a true racer would spend their childhood clipping apexes in the living room. The Power Wheels Jeep gave way to a significantly ...
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1 week ago

2015 Toyota Yaris Subcompact Updated Before All-New Model

Jul 24 2014 7:30am CDT | Source: Honda Insight Reviews

In the next few years, American customers will be able to purchase an all-new Toyota Yaris, based on the next-generation Mazda 2 and built in Mexico. In the meantime, Toyota has refreshed the existing car with a new front facia and upgraded equipment levels. Toyota has injected the refreshed Yaris with what it calls "a distinc ...
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