Mazda Motor Corp. is confident it will have a serious contender in the cutthroat minivan segment when its all-new MPV minivan goes on sale this summer. Built on a modified 626 platform, the new minivan will be powered by Ford Motor Co.'s Cleveland-built 170-hp Duratec V-6. But unlike the version found in the Contour/Mystique, the Mazda version is actually 46 cu.-cm. smaller, 2,498 vs. 2,544. This apparently was done to get under Japan's tax on V-6 engines with displacements of 2.5L or ...

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