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Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market. The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of their most affordable models to get buyers through their showroom doors...

2015-16 Mazda 2 recalled for fuel leak fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 1248 of its current-generation 2015-16 ‘DJ’ Mazda 2 hatchback, over concerns a fuel leak could pose a fire risk. The manufacturer reports the welding between the fuel tank and rollover valve (ROV) may peel off over time, causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak poses a fire risk, which is a safety hazard for occupants of the vehicle and other road users...

Mazda 2, B Series, BT-50, RX-8 recalled for Takata airbags: 162,000 vehicles affected

The string of Takata airbag recalls this week continues with Mazda issuing notices for over 162,000 vehicles, including the popular Mazda 2 small car, B Series and BT-50 utes, and the RX-8 sports car. Adding to the Chrysler and Mitsubishi recalls this week, and the Subaru recall issued last week, this latest notice adds to the wider Takata airbag scandal that has affected close to 60 million vehicles globally...

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 Mazda 2 hatch gets equipment boost

The Mazda 2 hatch has received a specification update coinciding with the launch of the new Mazda 2 sedan. The entry-level Mazda 2 Neo gains cruise control and rear parking sensors for no extra cost, with prices remaining unchanged at $14,990 plus on-road costs for the manual and $16,990 for the auto...

2016 Mazda 2 sedan pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mazda 2 sedan has arrived in Australia, bolstering the brand’s top-selling light car line-up with a second body style. The pint-sized sedan matches the $14,990 plus on-road costs starting price of the Mazda 2 hatch, making it one of the cheapest sedans on the market...

What is the best first car for a new driver?

While CarAdvice specialises in reviews and comparisons of cars in all price brackets, it's often important to consider the perfect first car for somebody new to driving. CarAdvice reader Emily e-mailed us wanting to know what car she should buy as a first car. Q: What is the ideal car for someone just getting onto the road? I'm looking for an automatic car under $20,000 that is small to midsize...

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...

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...