Mazda Motor Corp.’s new Demio model, which now has electric 4-wheel drive (e-4WD), goes on sale Dec. 1 in Japan. The e-4WD system is available on models with 1.3L and 1.5L engines. It uses a motor powered by a dedicated generator to drive the rear wheels and is designed to give drivers extra traction in slippery conditions. The Mazda Demio Casual e-4WD with 1.3L engine, 4WD and 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission is ¥1,330 ($12,149), the Demio Cozy e-4WD with the ...

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