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Mazda confirms new rotary concept for 2017 Tokyo motor show

A new Mazda concept car featuring a rotary engine is destined for the 2017 Tokyo motor show, which starts in late October...

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2017 Mazda 2 Maxx review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 Maxx review

The 2017 Mazda 2 Maxx may be a solid and safe choice in the popular city car segment, but it does lack the interior refinement of its competitors.

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2018 Mazda CX-8 revealed in Japan
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2018 Mazda CX-8 revealed in Japan

The 2018 Mazda CX-8 has been revealed in its home market of Japan this week, giving us a first look at the brand's new seven-seat SUV. Sitting below the larger CX-9 in Mazda's global line-up, the CX-8 is the company's first three-row crossover in the Japanese market - as the CX-9 isn't sold there. Power comes exclusively from an updated version of the familiar 2...


2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx v Holden Trax LS comparison
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2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx v Holden Trax LS comparison

The sales growth of pint-sized SUVs seems to have become stunted in 2017 despite an expanding category, yet they still account for about 10 per cent of Australia's new-car market. Two of the top-sellers can’t be accused of resting on their laurels, either. Both the Holden Trax and Mazda CX-3 have been given notable updates this year...


Mazda 6, RX-8, BT-50 recalled for Takata airbags - UPDATE
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Mazda 6, RX-8, BT-50 recalled for Takata airbags - UPDATE

UPDATE: Mazda Australia has confirmed that 5117 vehicles in Australia are fitted with the more dangerous 'Alpha' airbags locally, with 3693 of these units already repaired (72.2 per cent). That leaves 1424 vehicles outstanding, though the local arm has confirmed with CarAdvice that these vehicles were already subject to the original Takata airbag recalls that were issued over the past two years...


Mazda BT-50 tackles the Birdsville Track

Mazda BT-50 tackles the Birdsville Track

I have to be honest. When I was asked to drive 636 kilometres on a dirt road to the middle of nowhere with, gasp, no phone service, I was hesitant. But after coming to the realisation I had never been to outback Australia before, I simply had to say yes. After all, a break from emails and social media might actually do me some good...

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Mazda: electric car manufacturers 'controlling the minds of the media' on CO2 claims
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Mazda: electric car manufacturers 'controlling the minds of the media' on CO2 claims

Mazda has taken a swipe at the media’s role in propagating the benefits of electric cars for the environment, which Mazda says is blinding the public about the true CO2 emissions of such vehicles, in favour of a new-generation of internal combustion engine (ICE) technologies...


Mazda outlines next-generation technology plan
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Mazda outlines next-generation technology plan

Mazda has outlined its plans for the next generation of its powertrains as well as its autonomous driving and styling outlook as it seeks to cement its position as a manufacturer that sees long-term viability in the internal combustion engine...


Mazda still working on rotary engine; needs more money
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Mazda still working on rotary engine; needs more money

The iconic rotary engine is still under development by a small team of engineers at Mazda, despite the company's continuing focus on increasing its global footprint at the cost of investing heavily in the drivetrain...


Mazda SkyActiv-X review

Mazda SkyActiv-X review

Though it seems hard to fathom for us here in Australia, Mazda is actually a small player in the global automotive market. The Japanese brand’s dominance in Australia – as the second best-selling manufacturer – is very much an anomaly on the world stage. The point here, though, is that as a car company, Mazda’s research and development budget is not on the same scale as the likes of Toyota, Honda or Nissan...


Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating
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Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP this week, while the Kia Picanto micro car only managed four. Scoring 36.48 out of 38 for adult occupant protection (95 per cent), the CX-5 performed well in physical tests and comes with all three (City, Interurban, Pedestrian) levels of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment...


2017 Mazda 2 Neo sedan review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 Neo sedan review

The Mazda 2 Neo might be the cheapest sedan in the Japanese car maker's range, but it does offer premium quality... mostly.

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Mazda’s Australian success due to consistency, local boss says
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Mazda’s Australian success due to consistency, local boss says

Mazda Australia believes a core focus on private buyers and consistency in the Australian market are the key ingredients for its success down under, with the Australian market remaining the fourth largest for the Japanese brand globally...


2019 Mazda 3 spied with SkyActiv-X engine
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2019 Mazda 3 spied with SkyActiv-X engine

The first prototypes for the 2019 Mazda 3 have been spotted this week, with exterior graphics indicating the company's new SkyActiv-X compression-ignition petrol engine is hitting the road too. Interestingly, the matte-black vehicle in the images is a pre-facelift version of the current-generation Mazda 3, while the wheels are borrowed from the updated model currently on sale...


Mazda Australia: Number two and still in 'growth phase'
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Mazda Australia: Number two and still in 'growth phase'

Despite being the second-best-selling brand here, Mazda Australia believes it still has the potential to further improve its position in the market. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Mazda technology forum in Frankfurt this week, the recently appointed boss of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said the outlook for the next five years remains positive for the brand...


Mazda CX-8 now under consideration for Australia
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Mazda CX-8 now under consideration for Australia

The recently unveiled Mazda CX-8 has now been made available for the Australian market, with the company's local arm this week confirming the seven-seat, diesel-only SUV is in its consideration set for 2018. Speaking to CarAdvice after this week's Mazda technology forum in Frankfurt, Mazda Australia marketing boss Alastair Doak confirmed availability of the CX-8 for our market...


Mazda and Toyota to partner on connected-car infotainment
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Mazda and Toyota to partner on connected-car infotainment

Japanese automakers Mazda and Toyota are planning to collaborate on a inter-connected vehicle infotainment platform for their next-generation vehicles, according to a new report. Following the two companies buying shareholdings in each other a month ago while announcing plans for a joint factory in the US and co-development of electric vehicles (EVs), the new article by Japan's Nikkei claims the manufacturers are set to share a core platform for in-vehicle navigation, media, and smartphone connections...


Mazda's new swan-wing door patent isn't exactly helping its 'no new sports car' claims
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Mazda's new swan-wing door patent isn't exactly helping its 'no new sports car' claims

A recent patent filed by Mazda has once again sparked rumours of a potential RX-9 rotary sports car - which could, some reports suggest, debut at this year's Tokyo motor show in October. (Even if Mazda's CEO claims no such car is happening...) The document details a door that opens out and upward, helping occupants to avoid hitting curbs in a low-riding car...


2017 Mazda 2 GT hatch review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Mazda 2 GT hatch review

The new flagship 2017 Mazda 2 GT will appeal to buyers who want the brand's stylish design and a funky interior, but it falls short in other ways.

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2017 Subaru XV 2.0i v Mazda CX-3 sTouring AWD comparison
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2017 Subaru XV 2.0i v Mazda CX-3 sTouring AWD comparison

There’s no doubt whatsoever that the small SUV segment is the hottest battle ground in Australia right now – certainly in terms of the market volume that is rushing to it in large numbers. Some manufacturers are so enamoured with the concept, they even have two entrants in the segment – think Audi Q2 and Q3 for example, which effectively sit in very similar parts of the market even though the marketing blurb will claim otherwise...