Mazda Motor Corp. is confident it will have a serious contender in the cutthroat minivan segment when its all-new MPV minivan goes on sale in the U.S. this summer. Built on a modified 626 platform, the new minivan will be powered by Ford Motor Co.'s 170-hp Duratec V-6. But unlike the version found in the Mondeo/Contour, the Mazda version is actually 0.46L smaller, 2.49L vs. 2.54L. This was done to get under Japan's tax on V-6 engines with displacements of 2.5L or larger. This is the first ...
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