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Mazda unveils modified cars in SEMA

Mazda recently took the spotlight as they went zoom at the SEMA introducing their line of modified vehicles. The Japanese carmaker displayed the dept and coverage of their brand as they display the aftermarket capabilities and potentials of their cars infusing a sporty soul into each ride. Minor modifications were made to the stock vehicles of Mazda to make them ready for the track or to showcase them as street cars.

Mazda Evil Track

The Evil Track Mazda 2 is designed to meet the requirements of NASA and SCCA regulations as a vehicle fit for series racing. The looks of the car was given some spunk through race graphics and body works. This ride is inspired by the Mazda2 Evil presented as a concept car during the 2009 motor show in Los Angeles.

Mazda2 Street

This car is the street version of the Mazda2 rolling on sporty 15×9 light wheels hugged by R compound tyres from Toyo. The paint job involves light gray metallic color accented by matte graphics.

MX 5 Super 20

The 20 stands for the 20 years of successful existence o f the MX-5. This version is given a tougher look and more aggressive attitude through a supercharged engine from Cosworth, smaller wheels, and wider fenders.

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Mazda needs $1 Billion funding for production of hybrid vehicles

Mazda plans to raise about $1 Billion to help push for the development of their new hybrid vehicles and future technologies. The Japanese car manufacturer hopes to beef up their funds by selling treasury stocks and new shares.

A reliable source from Mazda was quoted in some reports that it will issue around 363 million shares of the company. This figure translates to about 25% of the existing stock of the carmaker. There are also some information that it will be selling 96.8 million shares it acquired from majority stakeholder Ford.

Mazda did not show early interest on developing hybrid or electric vehicles like the other Japanese car manufacturers. The North American division of the company categorically declared that they will not go into production of such vehicles if they are not sure if it will click with the market. As the demand for greener vehicles becomes the trend, Mazda changed its view and is hoping to produce hybrid units soon.

Mazda Hydrogen Hybrid

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