HIROSHIMA — In a strategic move to revitalize its brand and boost sagging earnings, Mazda Motor Corp., Japan's sixth-largest automaker, is turning back the clock and re-emphasizing its rotary engine tradition — this time with the blessing of part-owner Ford Motor Co. At the Detroit auto show in January, Mazda displayed a near-production version of the rotary powered RX-8, the stylish 4-door sports sedan that received rave reviews when unveiled as the RX-EVOLV concept car at the 1999 Tokyo ...
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