MAZDA NAMED THE MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT AUTO MANUFACTURER IN U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT

 MAZDA NAMED THE MOST FUEL-EFFICIENT AUTO MANUFACTURER IN U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL
                           PROTECTION AGENCY REPORT

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) noted in their most recent Light Duty Fuel Economy
Trends report that Mazda Motor Corporation is the most fuel-efficient auto
manufacturer in the U.S. With the highest fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy
performance of 27.1 miles per gallon (MPG), and the lowest CO[2] emissions of
328, Mazda led the chart for model year (MY) 2012.

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While still retaining the fun-to-drive characteristics for which Mazda is
known, the company had the second largest increase (2.1 MPG) in the report
over their MY 2011 MPG (25.0). Mazda has achieved the highest fuel efficiency
of any other mainstream automotive manufacturer in the industry, without
offering a hybrid or electric vehicle. Mazda's unique SKYACTIV®[1]
TECHNOLOGY has made this level of efficiency possible. SKYACTIV is a suite of
component and engineering technologies that incorporate ultra-high compression
ratio gasoline engines, super-efficient manual and automatic transmissions,
lightweight chassis and body components, reduced rolling resistance and
low-drag body styling.

"Mazda has long had a history of doing things differently, and SKYACTIV
TECHNOLOGY is no exception," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO, Mazda
North American Operations. "While other manufacturers have turned their
attention to hybrids and electric cars, we chose to focus on perfecting the
base technology used in more than 90 percent of the cars and SUVs sold today:
the internal combustion engine. Through analyzing and refining this
technology, as well as every other component in a modern automobile, Mazda has
been able to achieve class-leading fuel economy in nearly every segment it
competes in, and bring that technology – at an affordable price – to every
customer."

Mazda's SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY brought the company to the forefront of fuel
efficiency through such vehicles as the all-new 2014 Mazda3, the 2014 Mazda6,
and the 2014 CX-5. Mazda3 reaches near best-in-class fuel economy with 41
highway MPG when equipped with the i-ELOOP energy regeneration system. Mazda6
equipped with i-ELOOP achieves class- leading fuel economy with 40 highway
MPG. At 35 MPG, CX-5 still retains the title of the highest highway MPG of any
SUV in North America, including hybrids.

Please see the chart below for more information regarding the EPA test
results:

MY 2011-2013 Manufacturer Adjusted Fuel Economy and Adjusted CO[2]Emissions
              MY 2011 Final          MY 2012 Final                   MY 2013
                                                                     Preliminary
                                             Change           Change
              Fuel    CO[2]Emissions Fuel    from   CO2       from   Fuel    CO2
Manufacturer  Economy (g/mi)         Economy MY     Emissions MY     Economy Emissions
              (MPG)                  (MPG)   2011   (g/mi)    2011   (MPG)   (g/mi)
                                             (MPG)            (g/mi)
Mazda         25.0    356            27.1    +2.1   328       -28    27.5    324
Honda         24.1    369            26.6    +2.5   334       -35    27.0    329
Toyota        24.1    369            25.6    +1.5   347       -22    25.2    352
VW            26.0    349            25.8    -0.2   351       +2     26.2    346
Subaru        23.9    372            25.2    +1.3   352       -20    26.2    339
Nissan        23.3    381            24.1    +0.8   369       -12    25.3    351
BMW           22.7    393            23.7    +1.0   377       -16    24.4    364
Ford          21.1    422            22.8    +1.7   390       -32    22.6    394
GM            20.7    429            21.7    +1.0   410       -19    22.0    404
Diamler       19.1    469            21.1    +2.0   426       -43    22.2    402
Chrysler-Fiat 19.4    458            20.1    +0.7   442       -16    21.6    411
All           22.4    398            23.6    +1.2   376       -22    24.0    370



Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and
oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda
vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700
dealers.Operations in Mexico are managed byMazdaMotor de Mexico in
MexicoCity. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography
and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at
www.mazdausamedia.com.

[1] SKYACTIV is a registered trademark of Mazda Motor Corporation (MC).

SOURCE Mazda North American Operations

Website: http://www.mazdausa.com
Contact: Nick Beard, Mazda North American Operations, (949) 727-6567, or Eric
Booth, Mazda North American Operations, (949) 727-6144
 
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