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Holden reveals newest race car... and it's a ute!

Holden has taken the wraps off its latest Australian race car… and it’s a ute! The production-based Holden Colorado SuperUte will hit Aussie race tracks in 2018 when the all-new SuperUtes Series launches as replacement for the now ageing Ford versus Holden V8 Utes category...

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2018 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specs
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2018 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specs

The Mazda CX-9 has received a 2018 model-year update just over a year since its initial release, bringing new technologies like the company's G-Vectoring control system, along with a new colour. Announced this week, the entire CX-9 range gets G-Vectoring Control (GVC), which adjusts engine torque in response to steering inputs, which the company claims helps to deliver "unified control of lateral and longitudinal acceleration g-forces, enhancing the vertical load on each wheel"...


Miataland - Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion
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Miataland - Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion

See the full article here. The Mazda MX-5 – or Miata as it’s also known – holds the title as the world’s best-selling two-seat convertible sports car. So as you can imagine, there are plenty of die-hard fans all over the planet. Fortunately, thanks to Mazda Australia, we got to meet one of the most dedicated Miata fans you’re ever likely to come across, Andrea Mancini - the founder and proud owner of Miataland...


Todi to Orvieto in a Mazda MX-5 Open Race | A CarAdvice Feature
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Todi to Orvieto in a Mazda MX-5 Open Race | A CarAdvice Feature

See the full article here Finding himself in central Italy for one day, Dave Zalstein takes on Umbria’s picturesque SP373 in one very appropriate Mazda MX-5 race car.


2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report five – Team review

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report five – Team review

It's been a couple of months since we took delivery of our 2017 Mazda 2 Neo long-termer, and in that time it's been driven by numerous CarAdvice employees. So far we've covered urban commuting, infotainment, along with interior comfort and practicality. However we haven't really heard from the wider team...

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Mazda launching compression-ignition in 2019, details EV and autonomous tech plans
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Mazda launching compression-ignition in 2019, details EV and autonomous tech plans

Mazda Motor Corporation will launch a world-first commercially produced compression-ignition petrol engine series, to be called SkyActiv-X, in 2019. This technology cuts fuel use, which is vital as Mazda look to slash its well-to-wheel carbon dioxide emissions to half of what they were in 2010...


Toyota buys stake in Mazda, joint US factory, EV development planned
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Toyota buys stake in Mazda, joint US factory, EV development planned

Toyota and Mazda have taken their relationship to the next level, with the two companies purchasing shareholdings in each other, and detailing a number of new joint projects. The two companies have each agreed to buy 50 billion yen ($570 million) worth of shares in their partner...


2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report four – Interior comfort and practicality

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report four – Interior comfort and practicality

Our Mazda 2 Neo has settled in quite nicely at the CarAdvice Melbourne office, proving to be an ideal vehicle to commute to and from the inner city. However, there have been numerous occasions where the Red Rocket has been called on to do more load-lugging duties, and for many buyers of this car you will likely have the odd occasion where a few passengers or luggage will be stuffed in the back of the little hatch...

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Mastering Laguna Seca in a Mazda MX-5 Cup car
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Mastering Laguna Seca in a Mazda MX-5 Cup car

See the full article here. Opportunities to properly compete in an SCCA sanctioned race meet at the challenging Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Northern California don’t come around all that often, especially if you’re an Australian motoring journalist. It’s pure bucket list stuff and thanks to Mazda Australia, CarAdvice was lucky enough to do that...


Small hatch comparison
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Small hatch comparison

For all the hoo-ha about booming sales of SUVs, the so-called 'small car' segment remains the market's most popular, still accounting for almost 20 per cent of all new vehicles sold in Australia. Of this, the majority are hatchbacks instead of three-box sedans, which draw people in based on their improved practicality and generally less conservative design approaches...


2017 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD review
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2017 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD review

Does the Mazda CX-3's recent update keep it at the top of the small SUV class? In flagship Akari spec, possibly not.

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2006-13 Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9 added to Takata airbag recall
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2006-13 Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9 added to Takata airbag recall

Mazda has issued a recall for 55,000 of its previous-generation Mazda 6, CX-7 and CX-9 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that are susceptible to moisture intrusion, causing the inflator to deploy abnormally and rupture in the event of a collision...


2017 Mazda BT-50: Alpine infotainment and navigation added as prices go up
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2017 Mazda BT-50: Alpine infotainment and navigation added as prices go up

The country's seventh-best-selling dual-cab utility, the Mazda BT-50, has had its infotainment package upgraded, with the fresh addition of a new system from well-known electronics company Alpine. Mazda Australia has announced that all mid-spec XTR and top-spec GT BT-50 models rolling into dealerships from today will sport, as standard, a new 8...


Skoda Kodiaq v Mazda CX-9 comparison
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Skoda Kodiaq v Mazda CX-9 comparison

For many family buyers, a conventional people-mover like the Kia Carnival or Honda Odyssey is the ultimate manifestation of apathy. A sure path to social death. The end of dreams and youth, alike. Whether this is a furphy or not, seven-seat crossover SUVs such as the popular Mazda CX-9 and just-launched Skoda Kodiaq are widely seen as a more respectable path (usually tarmac-coated) to take...


Renault Megane Intens v Mazda 3 SP25 GT v Holden Astra LTZ comparison
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Renault Megane Intens v Mazda 3 SP25 GT v Holden Astra LTZ comparison

Who would have thought there’d be enough action in the small sedan segment of the market to warrant yet another comparison test – our fifth such test since the beginning of 2016? Yet here we are, in a world where the small car is increasingly being seen as a great alternative to the mid-size sedan because, essentially, these new ‘small’ sedans offer better space for your spend than vehicles in the next segment up...


The Shortlist: Mid-sized SUV to replace a Mazda 3, on a budget

The Shortlist: Mid-sized SUV to replace a Mazda 3, on a budget

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2018 Mazda CX-8 styling revealed
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2018 Mazda CX-8 styling revealed

A new look at the upcoming Mazda CX-8 has been handed down today, revealing its exterior styling for the first time. For now, the view is limited to the CX-8's profile, showing a subtly tapered roofline and a bolder kink in the glasshouse at the D-pillar. But, as the below image of its CX-9 sibling shows, the difference between the two is far less distinct than pundits might have expected...


Would you spend $10,000-plus to improve your lap time by two seconds?

Would you spend $10,000-plus to improve your lap time by two seconds?

This story has a long gestation, beginning as it does back in October last year. CarAdvice co-founder Tony Crawford, was given the enviable task of representing CarAdvice (and Australia)  in the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Cup Global Invitational, an SCCA sanctioned race meet at the challenging Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Northern California...


$30k Family Car mega test
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$30k Family Car mega test

See the full article here. While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report three – Infotainment

2017 Mazda 2 Neo hatch review: Long-term report three – Infotainment

Our 2017 Mazda 2 Neo long-termer certainly has a lot of strengths, including its cute looks, zippy drivetrain, and its comfortable driving experience. However, one major drawback  of the entry-level model is its infotainment system – or lack of. Unlike higher-spec versions of the little hatch and sedan, the Neo grade misses out on Mazda's MZD Connect infotainment system, which incorporates a 7...

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