A First Glimpse of the 2014 Mazda 6 Comes in Moscow

Mazda has provided a peek at the revamped 2014 Mazda 6 sedan ahead of the car’s introduction at the Moscow Auto Show this month.

Powered by a 2-liter inline 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission, Mazda says the car will be shown in Russian specification. Its surprise appearance at the show, Aug. 27-30, is meant to underscore the importance of Russia as an emerging market.

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With Ownership of Corporate Parent Reportedly in Flux, Lotus Cars Awaits a Resolution

The ambitions of Lotus Cars, which showed six concepts just over a year ago at the Paris auto show, are again the subject of rumors and speculation. The Malaysian government may follow the advice once given by Colin Chapman, the founder of Lotus, to “simplify and add lightness” by divesting itself of Proton Holdings, the corporate parent of the boutique British sports-car manufacturer.

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Ford Focus ST: An Already Familiar Face Turns Toward Frankfurt

The series production version of the Ford Focus ST will show its face formally — and finally — next week at the Frankfurt motor show. The hot hatch will be sold in the United States later in 2012.

In concept form, the car was first displayed at the Paris auto show a year ago wearing a hue of orange called Tangerine Scream. It made subsequent stops at the Los Angeles, Detroit and New York auto shows.
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