MONTEREY, CA – Launching amid a “perfect storm” of economic woe has not helped sales of the redesigned-for-’09 Mazda6, but Mazda North American Operations hopes aggressive pricing will lead to a calmer climate. “The Mazda6 was launched at the worst possible time,” Tim Barnes, director of product planning and strategy, tell Ward’s. “We launched the car in September, and that is basically when the industry imploded. We’re not where we anticipated we’d be at this time.” Through July, ...

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