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Jan 4, 2002
LOS ANGELES - Mazda unveiled the new 2002 MPV at the Los Angeles Auto Show today. Staying true to Mazda's commitment to make fun-to-drive vehicles, the new MPV adds 200-horsepower, 17-inch alloy wheels and revised suspension settings, putting a little more Zoom-Zoom into the vehicle. Function was also added to the fun-to-drive upgrades with new power sliding doors, and the return of Side-by-Slideä second-row seating and Tumble-UnderTM third-row seats.
Also making a North American debut in the Mazda booth this year is the Mazda MX Sport Tourer. This concept model takes an innovative approach combining unique styling, fun-to-drive performance and hybrid technology. With the MX Sport Tourer, Mazda designers created an interior and cargo area with "freestyle" doors that lack a center pillar and a roof that slides open to create a cargo area similar to that of a pick-up truck.
Rounding out Mazda's display is the complete 2002 line-up of vehicles, including the classic Miata roadster; Protegé compact sedan and its newly standard 130-horsepower, 2.0L engine; roomy but fun-to-drive Protegé5; sporty 626 family sedan; technologically advanced Millenia luxury performance sedan; Tribute compact SUV with the soul of a sports car; and Mazda Truck, which now offers a new off-road package.
Mazda North American Operations is responsible for the sales and marketing, customer parts and services support of Mazda vehicles in the United States. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., MNAO has more than 700 dealerships nationwide.