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CarAdvice podcast 59: We catch up with the successful Highway 1 to Hell team!

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and James Wong. We bring you a special sports-car-heavy news fest this week, which includes the stunning Ferrari 812 Superfast premiering in Australia, Jaguar's fastest road car - the XE SV Project 8 - has been revealed, the Maserati GranTurismo has had a facelift, and the Aston Martin DB11 now gets the option of a twin-turbo V8 engine...

2016-17 Mazda 2, CX-3 recalled for brake fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 705 vehicles across its 2016 and 2017 Mazda 2 and CX-3 model lines, over concerns damaged brake hose clips could cause a fluid leak. The Japanese manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault may have damaged the surface finish on the brake hose clips during installation...

2017 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Mazda CX-3 crossover has arrived, bringing additional active safety tech, some cabin design tweaks, and claimed improvements to the ride, handling and noise-suppression. This is in exchange for price hikes of between $200 and $500 across most of the range, which remains one of the widest in its segment by comprising four spec levels, petrol and diesel engines, manual and automatic transmissions, and front- or all-wheel drive...

Mazda CX-3 updated with new tech and equipment

The Mazda CX-3 is set to be updated within weeks, with the Japanese brand's small SUV set to receive a raft of changes. There's no visual update to the baby Mazda SUV, and while exact details for Australia are still to be confirmed, the line-up is set to see the across-the-board adoption of Mazda's G-Vectoring system, which changes the engine's torque output to different wheels to make it handle more precisely...

2017 Mazda CX-5 and CX-3 sport their Custom Style in Tokyo

The soon-to-be released 2017 Mazda CX-5  and strong-selling Mazda CX-3 have been given light sporty makeovers for next month's Tokyo Auto Salon. Following the pair of MX-5 concepts revealed this week, the two SUVs have been given the 'Custom Style' treatment, which adds a subtle body kit and larger alloy wheels to give a sporty and premium look...

Mazda CX-9 beats Kluger as company's SUV sales match passenger cars

In what is shaping up as potential changing of the guard — or perhaps just a blip — the recently launched seven-seat Mazda CX-9 has eclipsed the Toyota Kluger class champ in the large SUV sales race two months in succession...

Mazda 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix: 237,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number of vehicles affected by the recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 237,000 vehicles from its popular 3 hatch, 6 wagon, CX-3 and CX-5 SUV lines over concerns the tailgate struts could break...

Mazda 2, CX-3, CX-9 recalled for suspension fix

Mazda has recalled 297 vehicles from its 2 city car, CX-3 compact SUV and CX-9 large SUV lines over concerns that a loose nut could cause a loss of steering control. The recall notice affects 58 vehicles in the previous-generation 'DE' Mazda 2 line, along with 217 examples of the new CX-3 and 22 vehicles in the outgoing CX-9 range, sold between the 22nd of February 2013 to 15th of December 2015...

Mazda overtakes Holden in 2015: First full-importer to finish second overall

By beating Holden in the 2015 sales race, Mazda has become the first full-line vehicle importer to crack the top-two in the Australian market for a full calendar year. The Japanese brand sold 114,024 vehicles in 2015, representing healthy growth of 13.2 per cent over 2014. This propelled the company from bronze to silver, given local hero Holden shrunk 3 per cent to 102,951...

ANCAP crash test results: Audi TT scores four stars, Mazda 2 and CX-3 get five

In what is surely a confusing outcome for all involved, the Mazda CX-3 has managed to score the maximum five-star crash rating courtesy of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) less than a week after it was announced the model scored four stars in Euro NCAP testing...

2016 European Car of the Year award nominees announced

Forty new models have been announced as candidates for the 2016 European Car of the Year award, drawn from a list of 24 premium and volume-selling brands. A number of contenders for the 2016 award are still to be launched onto the European market, and some - such as the Renault Talisman, Infiniti Q30 and Tesla Model X - are yet to debut in their final production forms...