Mazda

Mazda made its first vehicle in 1931 and has since gone on to become of the world's best recognized automotive brands with the Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-9, MX-5 & BT50. The company officially changes its name to Mazda in 1984 and is best known for its work in the development of the Wankel rotary engine. This helped the company find a unique selling point amongst other Japanese manufacturers. Mazda sells eight different models in Australia and is the fifth best selling manufacturer. The company has found success in recent years thanks to its modern & attractive design DNA as well as its emphasis on quality and innovative engineering.
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Takata airbag recall in Australia : Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 53 million vehicles and more than a dozen car makers around the world. Among those are more than half a million vehicles in Australia, including more than 410,000 recalled by Honda, Nissan and Toyota over the past week...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 priced from $31,990
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2016 Mazda MX-5 priced from $31,990

The all-new Mazda MX-5 will cost from $31,990 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale in August. The pricing makes Mazda’s fourth-generation ‘ND’ roadster more than $15,000 cheaper than its predecessor, which was priced from $47,280. It also makes the 2016 Mazda MX-5 just $2000 more expensive than the original MX-5 that launched in Australia 26 years ago...


Mazda MX-5 production for Australia underway
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Mazda MX-5 production for Australia underway

The first 2015 Mazda MX-5 models destined for Australia have begun rolling off the production line at the company's Ujina plant near Hiroshima, ahead of their on-sale date in August.  Mazda Australia has already taken about 16,000 “registrations of interest” on the fourth-generation MX-5, which has understandably been the subject of a long-running promotional campaign...


Toyota and Mazda sign long-term partnership focusing on drivetrains, safety
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Toyota and Mazda sign long-term partnership focusing on drivetrains, safety

At a joint press conference overnight, Toyota and Mazda announced that the two companies will begin a "long-lasting partnership" that will focus on drivetrains and safety. The two companies will immediately form a joint committee that will look at ways to "utilise each company's respective strengths", as well as nurture collaboration on environmental and safety issues...


Toyota and Mazda near fuel cell, engine partnership - report
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Toyota and Mazda near fuel cell, engine partnership - report

Toyota and Mazda are nearing a partnership that would see the two Japanese automakers share and supply drivetrain technology with each other. According to the Nikkei, the new agreement would see Toyota share and co-develop its fuel cell technology (below), currently used in the Mirai, with Mazda...


2016 Mazda MX-5 weight revealed ahead of August launch
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2016 Mazda MX-5 weight revealed ahead of August launch

The all-new Mazda MX-5 won’t weigh under a tonne when it lands in Australia in mid-August – but it will come mighty close. Mazda Australia today confirmed the fourth-generation MX-5 would tip the scales at 1009kg in its lightest form...


Fiat 124 Spider to debut late 2015, go on sale worldwide from 2016 - report
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Fiat 124 Spider to debut late 2015, go on sale worldwide from 2016 - report

A report indicates that the Fiat 124 Spider will make its debut at an end-of-the-year auto show before going on sale around the world during 2016. Sources have told Edmunds that the Fiat 124 Spider will premiere at either the Frankfurt auto show in September or the Los Angeles auto show in November. The Fiat 124 Spider will be based on the Mazda MX-5's rear-wheel drive platform...


Mazda 2, Fiat 500X score four stars in EuroNCAP crash tests, Suzuki Vitara scores five - UPDATED
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Mazda 2, Fiat 500X score four stars in EuroNCAP crash tests, Suzuki Vitara scores five - UPDATED

The four-star crash ratings keep on coming, with the 2015 Mazda 2 hatchback and 2015 Fiat 500X baby SUV the latest big name models to achieve less-than-stellar crash ratings from safety authority EuroNCAP. The Mazda 2 scored well for adult occupant (86 per cent), child occupant (78 per cent) and pedestrian protection (84 per cent), but its overall score was pulled down by its safety assist score of 64 per cent...


2015 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review

A diesel automatic SUV for less than $30K? The Mazda CX-3 Maxx diesel is something of a one-of-a-kind car.

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$26,790

Mazda 2 sedan confirmed for Australia in Q3
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Mazda 2 sedan confirmed for Australia in Q3

The Mazda 2 sedan will make a return to Australia around August this year, giving Australia’s top importer a rival for the likes of the Honda City. Confirmation that Mazda Australia will sell the sedan version here — on account of its rather nifty styling, says Mazda — comes five months after the new-generation ‘boot-ed’ 2 made its premiere last November...


Mazda introduces Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo
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Mazda introduces Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo

Mazda has unveiled a new two-wheeler and a comfy looking couch ahead of a design event being held in Milan. The Mazda Bike by Kodo concept and Sofa by Kodo concept "artworks" will debut at the Mazda Design: The Car as Art event in Milan, with both named after the brand's design philosophy...


Honda HR-V VTi v Mazda CX-3 Maxx : Comparison Review
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Honda HR-V VTi v Mazda CX-3 Maxx : Comparison Review

Two new sub-$25K players in the small SUV segment face-off. But which of the Honda HR-V and Mazda CX-3 is best?


Mazda MX-5's US pricing undercuts Toyota 86
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Mazda MX-5's US pricing undercuts Toyota 86

The 2015 Mazda MX-5 will undercut the starting price of both the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 in the US, it has been announced. This week, Mazda’s US arm announced an opening gambit on the fourth-generation MX-5 of US$24,915, about $1000 more than the predecessor model. This figure, nevertheless, still undercuts the Scion FR-S at $25,470 — the FR-S is what the Toyota 86 is called in the US — and the $25,695 Subaru BRZ...


2015 Mazda CX-3 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Mazda CX-3 Review

Mazda's all new CX-3 compact SUV lands in Australia - we drive it!

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$19,990 - $37,690

2015 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specifications
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2015 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specifications

The Mazda CX-3 is the most hotly anticipated addition to the country’s fastest-growing segment and has launched today with the lowest starting price and broadest line-up of any of its rivals. The entry-level CX-3 Neo front-wheel drive petrol manual kicks off the range at $19,990 before on-road costs, undercutting baby SUV segment’s previous entry point, the $20,790 Ford EcoSport, as well as the cheapest versions of the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and Honda HR-V, to name a few...


Mazda CX-3 supply may be squeezed by high global demand
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Mazda CX-3 supply may be squeezed by high global demand

Sales ambitions for the new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV may be compromised by supply issues due to strong worldwide demand. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the CX-3 in Canberra, Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders noted high demand for the new nameplate from all world markets, hinting at potential supply problems for the little SUV in Australia...


2015 Mazda CX-3 Review
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2015 Mazda CX-3 Review

Small SUV’s are the hottest things on four wheels at the moment, and while there are a number of exciting new models launching in 2015 – none are more highly anticipated than the Mazda CX-3.

The CX-3 is the 5th model to feature Mazda’s Kodo design language. Mazda say it is a way of expressing the car’s soul and dynamism through its lines...


2015 Mazda MX-5 weighs under a tonne, will be lighter than some first-gen models - report
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2015 Mazda MX-5 weighs under a tonne, will be lighter than some first-gen models - report

If a report out of the US is correct, the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 is not only lighter than the outgoing model, but will also be less hefty than later versions of the first-generation convertible. According to Car and Driver, Mazda's official weight for the "ND" MX-5 is 998kg for the 96kW/150Nm 1.5-litre direct-injection four-cylinder model, and 1058kg for the 116kW/200Nm 2...


2015 Mazda MX-5 available for virtual 'test drives' ahead of official sales start
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2015 Mazda MX-5 available for virtual 'test drives' ahead of official sales start

Keen to drive the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 but can't wait for its official on-sale date? Fear not, Microsoft and Forza have the solution. From March 17 – one month before North American public sales begin – the 2015 ND Mazda MX-5 will be available to drive in the video game world of Forza Horizon 2 via a free downloadable pack...


Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Review
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Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Review

The Mazda CX-5 – 2014’s best selling SUV, and it’s had a mid-life update. When you’re at the top, its almost a bigger challenge to stay there. If this is the car of choice for so many SUV buyers – that speaks volumes.

The updated interior looks so much better than the previous. All models now get an integrated touchscreen with Mazda’s MZD Connect...


2014 Mazda 3 Review : LT4
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Mazda 3 Review : LT4

Our long-term Mazda 3 returns to its maker, but do we have a tear in our collective eye?

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$24,390

Mazda MX-5's Italian twin will be badged Fiat 124 Spider
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Mazda MX-5's Italian twin will be badged Fiat 124 Spider

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has confirmed that the company's version of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 will branded as the Fiat 124 Spider. Marchionne confirmed the joint-venture vehicle's name during a question and answer session with members of the European motoring press...


Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty
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Medium Sedan Comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Hyundai Sonata v Subaru Liberty

Medium cars are struggling in the face of an SUV uprising. Quite literally, the raising-up of body height and seating position has allowed the sport utility vehicle to act both like a magician entrancing customers, and a grim reaper destroying traditional sedan and wagons. There are massive upsides for those buyers who are determined to fly in the face of fashion, however...


Mazda 3 Maxx Review
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Mazda 3 Maxx Review

The Mazda 3 is the most popular privately purchased car in Australia and has not only proven itself a dependable performer since going on sale last year – it’s also more comfortable and tech-savvy than ever before.

You can get the Mazda 3 in a sedan, or as we have here, a hatchback...


Medium SUV Comparison : Ford Kuga v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Volkswagen Tiguan
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Medium SUV Comparison : Ford Kuga v Mazda CX-5 v Subaru Forester v Volkswagen Tiguan

Sun, sand, surf... Australians love nothing more than going to the beach. Unless of course it’s a Saturday afternoon where we drape ourselves in team colours and cheer on our side to either cross the try line or kick through the middle posts...


2015 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2015 Mazda 3 SP25 Astina Review

I liked, but didn't love the last 2.0-litre Mazda 3 I drove. Will the SP25 with a larger 2.5-litre engine sway me?

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$36,190

Mazda CX-3 preliminary pricing and specifications leaked
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Mazda CX-3 preliminary pricing and specifications leaked

Top secret preliminary pricing and specification details of the Mazda CX-3 have been leaked from a dealer source. The leaked information reveals a four-tier model range, including the high-grade sTouring and Akari variants announced yesterday, and entry- and mid-spec Neo and Maxx versions...


Mazda MX-5 confirmed with 116kW 2.0-litre engine, accessories previewed
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Mazda MX-5 confirmed with 116kW 2.0-litre engine, accessories previewed

The Mazda MX-5 Accessories Concept has been unveiled at the Chicago motor show along with confirmation of the output of the production car's 2.0-litre engine. As previously speculated, the 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine will produce 116kW of power and 200Nm of torque, which is within 2kW of the same motor when it's used in Australia-bound Mazda 3 and CX-5...


Mazda CX-3 : Variant names and fuel consumption data revealed
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Mazda CX-3 : Variant names and fuel consumption data revealed

New details of the Mazda CX-3 have been revealed roughly six weeks out from its Australian launch. Mazda today confirmed the CX-3 range will be headlined by a new variant name, dubbed Akari. The line-up will also feature an sTouring grade, and likely others, with the Japanese car maker promising a “class-leading mix of model grades”...


Mazda 3 Neo : Boss defends lack of reverse-view camera; says kids shouldn't be on driveways
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Mazda 3 Neo : Boss defends lack of reverse-view camera; says kids shouldn't be on driveways

The boss of Mazda Australia has defended his company’s decision not to equip the entry-level Mazda 3 with a standard reverse-view camera, saying that drivers need to take more care and parents need to keep children out of driveways...