Mazda’s Robert Davis on the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:50+00:00 February 18th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, Emissions, Mazda, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

California is a critical state for Mazda. Robert Davis, Senior Vice President for U.S. Operations, reminds me that they are headquartered in California, so he knows the California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions requirements all too well. "We're a smaller manufacturer, so the ability to meet the requirements they give us are a little bit [...]

Dave Coleman on Mazda’s skyactiv technology on Driving the Nation

By | 2019-02-27T15:12:43+00:00 October 12th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Mazda, Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: |

Dave Coleman, vehicle development engineer for Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), explains Mazda's skyactiv technology to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. Since torque converters work best at low speeds Mazda added a multi-plate clutch to the torque converter. Coleman shows the old system and the new system through pictures and animation (courtesy of Mazda). It [...]

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominees

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:08+00:00 July 10th, 2012|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Cadillac, Chevy, Dodge, electric vehicles (EV), Ford, Honda, Hybrids, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Porsche, Subaru, Tesla Motors, Toyota|

It's that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The list below is referred to as the long list. For the most part, all new cars and trucks make it [...]