NEW YORK – Mazda Motor Corp. reinforces its desire to be seen as a performance car company with the introduction of the Mazdaspeed Protégé here. The Japanese auto maker says it doesn’t need a performance division, but it must ensure all its cars are “speed” candidates. Mazda will build a limited number of the turbocharged sport compact sedans that go on sale in August for under $25,000. Only 2,000 ’03 Mazdaspeed Proteges will be sold in North America: 1,750 in the U.S. and 250 for ...
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