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.
Mazda BT-50 update to be heavily influenced by Australian feedback

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Mazda BT-50 update to be heavily influenced by Australian feedback

The updated Mazda BT-50 due on sale in the second half of 2015 will bring with it a range of design changes influenced by the company’s Australian arm...

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Mazda CX-3 buyer interest levels five times higher than Mazda 2
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Mazda CX-3 buyer interest levels five times higher than Mazda 2

Mazda Australia says the amount of interest in the all-new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV is "very strong". Speaking at the launch of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 earlier this week, the company's local marketing director, Alastair Doak, quoted figures suggesting the level of buyer interest in the new CX-3 is about five times higher than it was for the revamped Mazda 2...


2015 Mazda CX-5 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Mazda CX-5 Review

One of the best SUVs on the market just got better. Matt Campbell drives the 2015 Mazda CX-5.

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$27,190 to $50,610

2015 Mazda CX-5 : Pricing and specifications
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2015 Mazda CX-5 : Pricing and specifications

There has been a raft of revisions for the 2015 Mazda CX-5 that hits Australian showrooms next month, including price drops across almost all variants in the range following the recent free trade agreement with Japan. The updated Mazda CX-5 is said to include "sharp internal and external styling changes", though at first glance it could be hard to pick the differences...


2015 Mazda CX-5 review : first drive
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2015 Mazda CX-5 review : first drive

Australia's best selling SUV has just been updated - this is the 2015 Mazda CX-5.

While it may not look too different from the outside, Mazda has made some pretty big changes, including a lot of new technology and a revised interior...


Diesel SUV Comparison : Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Jeep Cherokee v Volkswagen Tiguan
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Diesel SUV Comparison : Mazda CX-5 v Nissan X-Trail v Jeep Cherokee v Volkswagen Tiguan

They don’t call Australia the big brown land for nothing. Most of us may live near the blue of the ocean and travel on roads that are black, but there is plenty of brown stuff to be found everywhere else. Country folk who want a medium SUV aren’t necessarily looking at parking prowess or kerb-hopping abilities; rather the ability to cross big distance efficiently and effectively, often on dirt, is the score...


2015 Mazda BT-50 Freestyle Cab Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Mazda BT-50 Freestyle Cab Review

Mazda's BT-50 is closely related to the Ford Ranger, but does it offer a better value proposition?


Mazda another to pass on Japanese free trade agreement savings to customers
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Mazda another to pass on Japanese free trade agreement savings to customers

Mazda has joined Subaru and Toyota in passing on reduced import duties from the imminent Japan Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Australia’s top-selling full importer has flagged price cuts of between $375 and $963 on all Japanese-made models in its range, being the Mazda 3, Mazda 6, Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9...


2015 Mazda New Cars
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2015 Mazda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Mazda models launching in Australia in 2015.   Mazda 6 update – February A revised version of the Mazda 6 sedan and wagon will hit showrooms in February. The Japanese company has updated the Mazda 6 with a bolder front-end, including an updated grille and LED headlights, while the higher-spec models get new-look 19-inch alloy wheels...


Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo : futuristic Le Mans-style racing concept revealed
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Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo : futuristic Le Mans-style racing concept revealed

Mazda has joined the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Infiniti and Volkswagen in releasing a virtual sports car concept developed for Sony PlayStation's Gran Turismo 6 driving simulator game. Dubbed the Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo, the super flat racecar concept is a collaboration between Mazda and the game's developer, Polyphony Digital...


2014 Mazda 6 Review : Sport
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2014 Mazda 6 Review : Sport

Just months out from receiving its 2015 facelift, the entry-level Mazda 6 sedan proves the segment's second-best seller is still a formidable driver-focused package...


2015 Mazda CX-3 Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Mazda CX-3 Review

Australia is the first country to get access to the Mazda CX-3, and we deliver the verdict


Mazda CX-3 review : First Drive
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Mazda CX-3 review : First Drive

The Mazda CX-3 has taken its time to join the small SUV class, but it certainly makes up for lost time. CarAdvice was among the first media in the world to drive the new CX-3 at the Anglesea proving ground in Victoria, Australia.

The engine line-up includes a 2-litre petrol and 1...


Hyundai overtakes Mazda as top importer, both play it down
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Hyundai overtakes Mazda as top importer, both play it down

Mazda Australia says it is not overly concerned that fast-growing rival Hyundai has overtaken it and leapt into third place on the Australian sales charts with one month remaining in 2014. The development for industry followers is an interesting one, given the result of the battle royale between the Japanese and Korean brands not only determines which finishes in third place on the sales charts overall, but also which takes the title as Australia’s top full-line vehicle importer...


2015 Mazda MX-5 to have "keener" pricing
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2015 Mazda MX-5 to have "keener" pricing

The upcoming Mazda MX-5 will have to be keener on pricing to better compete with the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins, according to the boss of Mazda Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Los Angeles auto show, the man in charge of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, admitted there’s opportunity for sharper pricing on the new MX-5 to temp younger buyers back to the model...


Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf
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Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf

Definitions shift over time, none more so in the automotive landscape than with the term ‘people’s car’. What once referred to a German Beetle, French 2CV or an Indian Tata bringing motoring to their respective masses can also be placed in an Australian context...


Mazda looking at increasing fleet sales
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Mazda looking at increasing fleet sales

Despite a traditional reluctance to play in the fleet market, if Mazda is to expand its market share in certain segments, fleet buyers are a necessity, according to Mazda Australia’s boss. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Los Angeles auto show, the man in charge of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, confirmed the Mazda 3 remains the best selling car in Australia among private buyers, despite the Toyota Corolla doing more volume overall...


Mazda 2 sedan revealed, no sure thing for Australia
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Mazda 2 sedan revealed, no sure thing for Australia

The new-generation Mazda 2 sedan was unveiled today ahead of its formal premiere at the Thailand motor show on November 28. The three-box version of Mazda’s entry model carries over the hatchback's signature curves, and on first impressions avoids the pitfalls many ill-proportioned light-sized sedans fall into...


Mazda CX-3 First Look : Los Angeles Auto Show
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Mazda CX-3 First Look : Los Angeles Auto Show

Alborz Fallah takes a first look at the all-new Mazda CX-3 sub-compact SUV.

Arriving two and a half years after CarAdvice first revealed plans for the baby SUV in a world exclusive, the CX-3 will sit below the successful mid-sized Mazda CX-5 – which continues as Australia’s best selling SUV – both in terms of size and pricing.


Mazda:: turbochargers a 'costly' solution to efficiency
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Mazda: turbochargers a 'costly' solution to efficiency

Mazda says its future range of Skyactiv engines are better suited to the company’s needs as naturally aspirated variants, rather than seeking turbochargers for efficiency and additional power output. Mazda has claimed that its next-generation of Skyactiv engines will deliver a further 30 percent fuel efficiency gain without the need for turbocharging as the company seeks to find the ‘perfect’ and leanest naturally aspirated engine...


2015 Mazda CX-5 details revealed
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2015 Mazda CX-5 details revealed

Australia’s best selling SUV has been given an update for 2015 both inside and out with the Mazda CX-5 making its debut at the Los Angeles auto show today. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 update introduces moderate changes to the exterior while the interior benefits from improvements throughout the cabin...


2015 Mazda 6 details revealed
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2015 Mazda 6 details revealed

Mazda has updated its popular Mazda 6 range with a series of exterior, interior, technological and mechanical changes for 2015. As the second-best selling medium car in Australia (after the Toyota Camry), the Mazda 6 remains popular with private buyers seeking a sophisticated car with plenty of in-car technology...


Mazda MPS not an "official project" yet
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Mazda MPS not an "official project" yet

Despite consistent rumours of a Mazda performance series (MPS) return, Mazda’s global boss has confirmed there are no current plans for the go-fast badge's revival. Speaking with the Australian motoring media at the Los Angeles auto show today, Mazda’s managing executive officer of global sales and marketing, Masahiro Moro, said the revival of MPS is not an official project internally...


Mazda RX revival plans are just 'dreams'
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Mazda RX revival plans are just 'dreams'

Mazda has no plans for a rotary sports car program, with the company’s boss confirming that talk of an RX-7 or RX-8 revival are currently just dreams. Asked why the rotary sports car program has seen an up and down rumour cycle of being established and then denied, Mazda’s managing executive officer in charge of global sales and marketing, Masahiro Moro, told the Australian motoring media at today’s Los Angeles auto show that the sports car program has always been off...


Mazda 3 Review : LT2
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Mazda 3 Review : LT2

A second month with the third-generation Mazda 3 raises some philosophical questions and interesting answers.


2015 Mazda MX-5: 1.5-, 2.0-litre engines confirmed for Australia
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2015 Mazda MX-5: 1.5-, 2.0-litre engines confirmed for Australia

Mazda has officially confirmed the engine lineup for the 2015 Mazda MX-5 along with releasing several new images of the upcoming sports car. As reported by CarAdvice in early October (but now officially confirmed), there will be a choice of 1.5- and 2...


2015 Mazda CX-3 unveiled
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2015 Mazda CX-3 unveiled

The long-awaited Mazda CX-3 has been unveiled ahead of tomorrow’s Los Angles auto show and in the lead up to its anticipated Australian debut in March. Arriving two and a half years after CarAdvice first revealed plans for the baby SUV in a world exclusive, the CX-3 will sit below the successful mid-sized Mazda CX-5 - which continues as Australia’s best selling SUV - both in terms of size and pricing...


Mazda CX-3 images surface
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Mazda CX-3 images surface

Images of the highly anticipated Mazda CX-3 have leaked online ahead of today's official unveiling in California. Mazda is set to unveil the all-new compact SUV in a few hours' time at an event in Los Angeles that CarAdvice is attending, but images of the CX-3 have already surfaced online prior to the embargo lifting at 3pm AEST...


Mazda 2 Genki review
Rating: 810 /10
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Mazda 2 Genki review

The new-generation Mazda 2 sticks with a successful formula but offers a more mature approach than before.

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$19,990 to $21,990

Mazda CX-3 spied on the cusp of global premiere
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Mazda CX-3 spied on the cusp of global premiere

The Mazda CX-3 baby SUV will premiere at the LA motor show starting this week, but we have a few spy images from our overseas snappers to tide you over.  Based heavily on the Mazda 2 city car – sharing its Skyactiv platform, engines and more — the city car on stilts will give the ‘zoom zoom’ brand ammunition to fire at the Nissan Qashqai, Holden Trax, Honda HR-V and Ford EcoSport, among many others...