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Mazda Motor Corporation has launched the fully updated the Mazda Carol micro-mini for the Japanese market, its first full remodeling since September 2004. Featuring reduced curb weight and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with an auxiliary gearbox, the Carol provides improved eco-friendliness and even better value.

Mazda Carol XS (FWD model with CVT). Click to enlarge.

Exhaust emissions are at least 75% lower than Japan’s 2005 standards. The CVT and five-speed manual transmission grades exceed Japan’s “2010 fuel economy standard plus 25%.” The Carol’s automatic transmission grades exceed the “2010 fuel economy standard plus 15%.” The most fuel-efficient versions in the range, the front-wheel drive (FWD) grades with CVT, achieves 24.5 km/L (58 mpg US, 4.0 L/100km).

The upgraded Carol has improved low-speed power and high-speed fuel economy due to reduced bodyweight, a variable valve timing (VVT) system that improves combustion efficiency, and the CVT with an auxiliary gearbox.

A newly adopted information display can be toggled to show current fuel economy, average fuel economy or remaining driving range.



All cars in the US are going to have to survive a side impact into a pole at 20 mph.

Large cars are going to have a difficult time passing this test.

Small cars will need my invention:

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