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2016 Mazda CX-9 captured on video with less camouflage

The second-generation Mazda CX-9 has been filmed in the canyons around Los Angeles. Unlike the photos that were captured earlier this month, this CX-9 prototype isn't clad in swirly camouflage. The video (above) was captured by Carspotter Jeroen and posted to their YouTube page...

Australia doesn’t love utes – it loves pick-up trucks

I call a ute a ute. I don’t call it a pick-up. I don’t call it a truck (although I like the macho nature of the word truck). It’s clear, however, that the word 'ute' is being phased out of car company marketing chit-chat, and it could well be that buyers are following the same path...

Mazda Koeru SUV "an interesting thought-starter", says local division

The Mazda Koeru SUV concept will be “an interesting thought-starter” when it debuts at next month’s Frankfurt motor show, says the brand’s local marketing chief. The Japanese car maker released a teaser sketch of the swoopy, coupe-inspired Koeru crossover concept earlier this month, sending the automotive rumour mill into overdrive about the car and its production potential...

Mazda confident of overtaking Holden in 2015

Mazda is confident of overtaking Holden this year to become the second highest selling vehicle manufacturer in Australia – and it has no intentions of slowing down in the future. Mazda Australia sold a record number of vehicles in the first seven months of this year (65,947 sales), and while Toyota remains dominant (118,554), Mazda’s strong performance puts it more than 6000 sales clear of Holden (59,632) and more than 7000 ahead of next-best Hyundai (58,610) with just five months to go...

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...

The Correspondent 2015: Mandy Turner becomes first-ever winner

The inaugural CarAdvice Correspondent competition has been run and won, with Victorian Mandy Turner becoming the first-ever winner. Securing herself a three-month paid position with CarAdvice – including training in journalism, presenting and driving – Mandy will also join the team at October’s 2015 Tokyo motor show with thanks to Mazda...

Mazda Koeru SUV concept teased : Mysterious potential 'CX-4' crossover in the works

A brand new, sports-focused Mazda crossover SUV looms. A new concept car called the Mazda Koeru will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show on September 17. It’s billed as a crossover concept that offers “sporty yet refined styling and driving performance”. It’s not the Mazdaspeed 3 hot hatch everyone was expecting, that’s for sure...

2016 Mazda MX-5 wait could be "longer than Ferrari 488", says brand

The waiting list for the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 could quickly become "longer than [the] Ferrari 488", says a Mazda Australia executive. Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak referenced CarAdvice's exclusively reported four-year wait on the Italian sports car in jest, though highlighted the brand's latest data where initial demand for the new halo model looks to easily outstrip foreseeable supply...

2016 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specifications

The 2.0-litre version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will start at $34,490 plus on-road costs when it reaches Australian showrooms in November. The larger-engined variant will arrive roughly three months after the 1.5-litre entry model, which officially launches today from $31,990. Mazda Australia is offering both the 1.5- and 2...

2016 Mazda BT-50 facelift revealed, Australian launch set for third quarter

The refreshed 2016 Mazda BT-50 utility, revealed through spy photos and patent application images in recent weeks, is now officially out in the open. Only one photo of the facelifted BT has been released so far, although it is clear that Mazda has taken a light touch with updating its still relatively new ute...