SAN DIEGO – Mazda North America’s product chief has just three words when asked about the Ford C-Max, the upcoming competitor to the Japanese auto maker’s new ’12 Mazda5 cross/utility vehicle. “Bring it on,” Robert Davis, senior vice president-research, development and quality, tells Ward’s during a recent event here. “I feel fine with going head to head with (the) C-Max.” Mazda already has survived a clash with one challenger, the Kia Rondo, which has been discontinued. David ...

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