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Mazda to Debut All-New 2001 Tribute at Los Angeles Auto Show

6 January 2000

Mazda to Debut All-New 2001 Tribute at Los Angeles Auto Show
    WHAT:      Mazda North American Operations will debut its all-new 2001
               Tribute sport utility vehicle at the Los Angeles Auto Show.  As
               part of the introduction, the new Tribute will pass through a
               "wall of water" that will provide great broadcast and still
               visuals.

    WHEN:      Greater Los Angeles Auto Show Media Days
               Jan. 6th & 7th
               ** Mazda's Tribute Reveal is Jan. 7th
                  from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. **

    WHERE:     Mazda Display
               West Hall
               Los Angeles Convention Center

    WHO:       Richard Beattie, president and CEO,
               Mazda North American Operations
               Kei Kado, managing director, Mazda Motor Corporation

    VISUALS:   All-new 2001 Mazda Tribute
               "Water wall" introduction of new Tribute
               Mazda Miata Mono-Posto concept vehicle
               Mazda Protege Street2000 concept vehicle

    EDITOR'S
    NOTES:     We will make staff available for early morning (1/6 or 1/7) or
               evening (1/6 or 1/7) broadcasts and welcome an opportunity to
               accommodate your logistical needs.  B-roll of 2001 Mazda
               Tribute and 2000 Mazda lineup available.

    CONTACT:  Shari Gold of Mazda North American Operations, 949-466-4593 -
cell phone; or Fred Aikins, 714-742-1397 - cell phone, for Mazda Information
Bureau.