Mazda Motor Corp. launches production of its latest “new generation” vehicle, the 323/Protege replacement that will be called the Mazda3 in most markets and Axela in Japan. The new car is the fourth all-new Mazda developed under the company’s “new generation” program aimed at reinventing the product-development process. Following the success of other new-generation products such as the Mazda6, Mazda2 and RX-8, the auto maker promises the same “zoom-zoom” driving experience with Mazda3. ...

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