Mazda quietly unveils a hybrid version of the 3 sedan in Japan, set for release for the 2014 model year. It is unclear if an American version will follow.
Mazda’s racing Spyder with turbocharged four-cylinder engine runs on isobutanol, considered by the auto manufacturer to be a high quality biofuel.
Futuristic yet approachable, the Solaris solar car concept from Australia’s Aurora has begun the long trek to compete in the 2013 World Solar Challenge.
Mazda has announced plans for a new diesel engine, called Sky-D, that looks to offer a reported highway fuel economy of up to 43 miles per gallon beginning in 2012.
Mazda has turned to rival Japanese automaker Toyota for hybrid technology, with plans to license the workings of the Prius to produce its own Japanese hybrid vehicle by 2013.