SANTA MONICA, CA – Expect Mazda Motor Corp. to replace its Protege model in third-quarter 2003. Six months after the much-anticipated rollout of the ’04 Mazda RX-8 sports coupe – projected during second-quarter 2003 –the auto maker "will introduce another all-new, yet-to-be named vehicle," says Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). Sources confirm the new vehicle is the "successor" to Protege, Protege5 and Mazdaspeed Protege. Revamped in 1998, the Protege – Mazda’s ’02 sales and ...

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