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Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk

The Mazda BT-50 ute has been recalled over concerns grass and other debris could accumulate in the underbody, potentially posing a fire hazard. Owners are warned that driving over high grass - particularly dried-out grass - can cause the buildup of debris, and come into contact with the vehicle's exhaust system...

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Mazda 'RX-9' mule spied
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Mazda 'RX-9' mule spied

A mule for a possible Mazda RX-9 has been spied outside the Nurburgring in Germany. At first glance, the mule appears to be a standard RX-8, but closer inspection reveals the vehicle has an assortment of temporary pipes hiding behind the front grille. There's also extra bracing around the front windscreen, as well as telemetry gear and other measurement equipment throughout the cabin...


Mazda investigating all-wheel drive for 3 and 6
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Mazda investigating all-wheel drive for 3 and 6

When the silk was pulled off the facelifted 2018 Mazda 6 and a turbocharged petrol engine was announced, the natural next question was whether we'd see and all-wheel drive thrown into the mix. Speaking to media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, president and CEO of Mazda North America Operations, Masahiro Moro said that huge demand in the US for all-wheel drive variants of the Mazda 3 and 6 have driven the brand to investigate overcoming the current platform limitations...


Mazda and Hyundai top customer satisfaction survey, Suzuki and Jeep at bottom
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Mazda and Hyundai top customer satisfaction survey, Suzuki and Jeep at bottom

As a general rule, people are having a better time with car dealers than just a few years ago, but some brands' franchise partners are still lagging behind the performance of industry leaders Mazda and Hyundai. That's a summary of the findings from market research firm J.D. Power, which this week published results from its latest annual customer survey...


Mazda says no to Level 5 autonomy
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Mazda says no to Level 5 autonomy

Despite most premium brands moving towards an autonomous future, Mazda has confirmed its vehicles will always feature a steering wheel. Speaking to media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, president and CEO of Mazda North America Operations, Masahiro Moro said that there's not a chance of Mazda ditching a steering wheel for Level 5 autonomy...


Mazda working on next-generation rotary engine
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Mazda working on next-generation rotary engine

Mazda has admitted that it has an engineering division currently working on a next-generation rotary engine, but there's no definitive date for its release. Speaking to media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, president and CEO of Mazda North America operations, Masahiro Moro, said the rotary fan base is huge, so a rotary is within Mazda's future...


Mazda: MPS performance division not on the agenda
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Mazda: MPS performance division not on the agenda

Mazda has ruled out developing its MPS performance division, preferring instead to push toward offering a more premium, high-tech product instead. Speaking to media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, president and CEO of Mazda North America Operations, Masahiro Moro, said there's no use pushing for a full-on performance division until the rest of the brand is standing on solid ground...


Mazda to retain current BT-50 beyond 2020
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Mazda to retain current BT-50 beyond 2020

Mazda will continue to offer the Mazda BT-50 in its current form and shape beyond 2020 while its joint venture with Isuzu progresses. Speaking to the media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, Mazda Australia's managing director Vinesh Bhindi confirmed that there are no plans to alter the BT-50 or adopt any Ford Ranger-based changes until the next generation...


Mazda to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity in 2018
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Mazda to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity in 2018

While Mazda leads the game in Australia on many fronts, it falls short in the field of basic smartphone technology and connectivity. Speaking to media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, president and CEO of Mazda North America Operations, Masahiro Moro said technology like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is on the way...


2018 Mazda 6 revealed: Turbo petrol coming to Australia
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2018 Mazda 6 revealed: Turbo petrol coming to Australia

Mazda has taken the wraps off the 2018 Mazda 6 at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, debuting revised styling and the addition of a turbocharged petrol engine. The push toward a more premium design has been driven by customer demand, with the brand confirming around 61 per cent of Mazda CX-9 vehicles sold in Australia are top-specification GT or Azami models...


2018 Mazda 6 turbo flagship confirmed for Los Angeles motor show
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2018 Mazda 6 turbo flagship confirmed for Los Angeles motor show

A newly facelifted 2018 Mazda 6 will debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week, where the company will also use the opportunity to debut a new turbocharged petrol flagship for the range. The styling updates will bring the Mazda 6 further in-line with the brand's latest offerings like the new CX-9 and CX-5 SUVs, and Mazda has worked to refine the interior and exterior with new lines and more premium materials...


2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix
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2015-16 Mazda BT-50 recalled for shifter fix

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for its BT-50 ute sold during 2015 and early-2016, over concerns manual examples could experience a loss of drive. The Japanese manufacturer says affected utes could be fitted with a gearshift cable retaining clip that isn't fully engaged, which could lead to the gearshift cables moving out of position and contacting the propeller shaft...


Mazda Kai Concept previews 2019 Mazda 3
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Mazda Kai Concept previews 2019 Mazda 3

See the full article here. Mazda has used the Tokyo motor show to unveil a preview of what will become the next-generation Mazda 3. The brand has further evolved its 'Kodo' design language in the creation of the compact hatchback concept, which it says will herald a new generation of Mazda...


Mazda Vision Coupe concept showcases next-generation design language
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Mazda Vision Coupe concept showcases next-generation design language

See the full article here. As is a tradition for the Japanese brand, it has used the bi-annual Tokyo motor show to showcase a vision concept, following on from the previous show’s RX-Vision. The Vision Coupe concept, which has four doors, not two, is not an extension of the RX-Vision concept, but more than likely a showcase for the future of large sedans from Mazda...


Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition detailed
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Mazda MX-5 RF Limited Edition detailed

Mazda Australia is now taking expressions of interest for the MX-5 RF Limited Edition, which features several equipment and mechanical upgrades to give the Japanese sports car an even sharper edge. Just 110 units will be available locally, and the special MX-5 appears to be identical to the MX-5 RF RS revealed for the Japanese market last November...


Mazda sticking with diesels
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Mazda sticking with diesels

Mazda, the Japanese brand that has bet its powertrain future on the continuation of the internal combustion engine for the medium to long-term, has also acknowledged that work on its SkyActiv D turbo-diesel engines will continue for years to come...


Mazda: RX-9 not coming in 2020
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Mazda: RX-9 not coming in 2020

Mazda says it’s already too late to introduce a rotary sports car to celebrate its 100 year anniversary, as it seeks to firm up its financials before it dives head first into a halo product. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Tokyo motor show this week, Mazda’s director and senior managing executive officer of R&D, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, confirmed the reported 2020 timeline of the next-generation rotary sports car, first previewed by the RX-Vision in Tokyo two years ago, is now unlikely...


Mazda Kai Concept previews 2019 Mazda 3
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Mazda Kai Concept previews 2019 Mazda 3

Mazda has used the Tokyo motor show to unveil a preview of what will become the next-generation Mazda 3. The brand has further evolved its 'Kodo' design language in the creation of the compact hatchback concept, which it says will herald a new generation of Mazda...


Mazda Vision Coupe concept showcases next-generation design language
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Mazda Vision Coupe concept showcases next-generation design language

As is a tradition for the Japanese brand, it has used the bi-annual Tokyo motor show to showcase a vision concept, following on from the previous show’s RX-Vision. The Vision Coupe concept, which has four doors, not two, is not an extension of the RX-Vision concept, but more than likely a showcase for the future of large sedans from Mazda...


Mazda Kai concept leaked
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Mazda Kai concept leaked

Update: The Mazda Kai Concept has been officially revealed, full details here The Mazda Kai Concept has been leaked ahead of its official debut at the Tokyo motor show later this month.  A series of images, published on Autotijd, offer a complete look at the concept, which likely previews the styling direction of the next Mazda 3...