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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.

Mazda Reviews

2016 Mazda BT-50 XT 4x2 Review

The entry-point to the 2016 Mazda BT-50 range is a strong contender.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Maxx Review: Long-term report two

We hit New South Wales' south coast in our long-term Mazda CX-3 to see if it can handle beach-hopper duties for four adults...

2016 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport Review

The 2016 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport Safety remains among the very best medium SUVs in class, despite stiffer competition of late...

2016 Mazda 2 Maxx Sedan Review

The 2016 Mazda 2 Maxx four-door proves that compact sedans needn't be boring...

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Mazda Videos

2016 Mazda 3 Touring sedan Review

Read the article here. The small car market is one of the biggest segments for new car sales in Australia, but when you think of small cars, you probably think of hatchbacks. Those Models do make up the majority of sales, but small sedans - like the Mazda 3 - also play their part in appealing to buyers. Lets find out why...

Tasmania Weekend Road Trip: Cockle Creek in the Mazda BT-50 — Australia's southernmost street

Read the article here. We're all busy people — so it's important to take time out every now and then. Well, that's the excuse we came up with. Last year I had the chance to drive to the northernmost point of Australia with Volkswagen in the Amarok. With that trip a fond, but albeit distant memory, we conjured up a plan to drive another ute — a Mazda BT-50 to the southernmost point in Australia...

Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison - First-generation NA v fourth-generation ND

Read the article here. Like it or not, the '80s were cool. Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was encouraged. But a very special thing happened in February of 1989: the Mazda MX-5 was born. It all started with the first-generation Mazda MX-5, the NA. It had an 85kW/130Nm 1...

2016 Mazda Ice Academy - Crested Butte, Colorado - Video Review

If you’re thinking an Australian summer is exactly the wrong place to be testing AWD systems and the benefits of winter tyres on snow, you’d be exactly right. Most of the time an Australian winter wouldn’t even suffice but that’s a moot point thankfully. CarAdvice was recently able to attend just such a test session at the annual Mazda Ice Academy in stunning Crested Butte, Colorado...

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Mazda Comparisons

Mazda MX-5 Old v New Comparison: First-generation NA v fourth-gen ND

Whether you're old enough to remember them or not, the 1980s were cool. Icons such as Madonna and Prince were at the height of their success and big hair wasn't just acceptable, it was wholeheartedly encouraged. But on February 10, 1989, something particularly special happened: the Mazda MX-5 made its global debut at the Chicago motor show, giving birth to one of the world's most successful nameplates ever...

Medium SUV comparison: Hyundai Tucson Active X v Kia Sportage SLi v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport

Mid-sized SUV sales are growing more rapidly in Australia than any other vehicle type, and the two class benchmarks based on our testing to date are the Hyundai Tucson and Mazda CX-5. Proving, in this case at least, that our testing aligns with actual car buyers, this pair are also topping the sales charts in their segment so far in 2016...

Ute comparison: Ford Ranger v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton v Nissan Navara v Toyota HiLux v Volkswagen Amarok

Utes, pick-ups, trucks, dual-cabs, double-cabs – whatever you call them, these big four-door 4x4 haulers are massively important to buyers in Australia. The 4x4 utility segment has boomed in recent years, and it remains one of the strongest parts of the Australian new car market – indeed, roughly one in every 10 vehicles sold in this country will be a four-wheel-drive commercial vehicle...

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Mazda News

Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model

The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has been produced in Japan, adding yet another milestone to the iconic soft-top's growing list of historic achievements. Repeatedly recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced, rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 - 27 years after mass-production of the model first began in April 1989...

Mazda CX-4 unveiled in Beijing

The all-new 2017 Mazda CX-4 has debuted at this week’s Beijing motor show, ahead of a Chinese-market launch set to occur in the months ahead. Based on the Koeru concept that was unveiled in Frankfurt last year, the CX-4 arrives with the promise that it will “exceed existing categories and stereotypes”. What it won’t do, is appear in Australia anytime soon...

Mazda 'RX-9' still on the production backburner

The Mazda RX-Vision concept that stole the Tokyo motor show last November remains on the production slow-burn, with plans to make it for the road seemingly still in their infancy. The gorgeous RX-Vision concept captured minds and hearts alike when it premiered six-months ago, while it also gave a glimpse at where Mazda was at with the rotary engine — its spiritual hallmark...

Mazda won't challenge Toyota for top spot on Australian sales charts

Australia’s second-most popular new vehicle brand, Mazda, says it is unrealistic to imagine it could overtake market leader Toyota and take the top spot. Over the course of 2016 to date, Mazda Australia has sold 30,449 new vehicles, up 7.7 per cent. Toyota is down 5.1 per cent over the same period, though remains well ahead on 46,493...

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Mazda Owner Reviews

2012 Mazda 2 Neo Review

Nippy, good looking little car, comfortable, expensive to service, although all modern car builders continue hell bent on building their healthy maintenance margins on the backs of their customers. The Mazda 2 does most things pretty well, although ours is a little bit noisy in the mornings with squeaky rear shocks...

2016 Mazda 2 Maxx Review

I cannot speak for durability. However, this little car (GSX in NZ, with satnav, climate control, 16" diamoncut mags, reverse camera, blindspot monitor, speech control, and other things I hope to find out more about soon). I was at the local recycling plant when I noticed the Mazda 2 beside our Swift 1.4...

2015 Mazda 6 Sport Review

OK, now a serious review. Some bloggers didn't appreciate the sense of humour from my owner's review I just posted. So what do I think of the Mazda 6 Sport sedan. The handling and roadholding is pretty sharp. Obviously nothing like the MX5 I just departed from. It's a pretty good compromise though...

2015 Mazda 6 Sport Review

  Having owned thirty-five cars in thirty-five years, I believe I've earned the right to review. As a mechanic in an earlier life, picking up failed road worthy's for a song, doing them up and making a quick $500 was a right of passage for a young struggler on award wages. Thankfully life has moved on for me...

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