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World’s greatest driving roads: Todi to Orvieto, Italy

Let me start by saying, if you've never been to Italy – anywhere in Italy – go. Book a flight, pack a bag, and go. It's every bit as stupendously stunning as everyone returning from said European destination annoyingly says it is. Apart from being a venerable hotbed of topographic and gastronomic delights, Italy is chock-full of some incredible stretches of road...

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...

Miataland: Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion

“I started my collection with the Mazda MX-5, and then one time, I had the chance to share this collection with some friends – enthusiasts of the MX-5 – and I saw in them the happiness to see that particular car. “But I feel I was really happy to share my collection with other enthusiasts...

Mazda rotary turns 50

Mazda is celebrating the 50th anniversary of it first production rotary engine, the technology with which it remains synonymous despite it being on hiatus since the 2012 death of the RX-8. The back story, as the company tells it, goes a little like this. Mazda, then called Toyo Kogyo Corporation, needed to stand apart from other fast-rising Japanese car makers, and to stay independent...

Mazda claims an AEB 'safety revolution'

Mazda Australia claims to have completed its "standard safety revolution" after adding autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard to its CX-3 small crossover last week. The company has progressively made its Smart City Brake Support - Forward (SCBS-F) system standard on its core passenger and SUV range, putting it at the pointy end of the market...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 12, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

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...

Isuzu and Mazda ute deal clarified

The oft-discussed partnership between Isuzu Ute and Mazda, which will see the former provide utility vehicles to the latter, remains a subject of intense sensitivity and secrecy. However, we can clarify, for anyone not quite clear on the deal announced last July, that the deal is a supplier partnership rather than a joint-venture...

Mazda CX-8 crossover not for Australia

The as-yet unrevealed Mazda CX-8 three-row crossover announced last month is not on the cards for Australia, despite our market’s overwhelming demand for SUVs Instead, the vaguely mysterious new six- and seven-seater SUV is being produced in Japan exclusively for the domestic market, where it will sit above the five-seat CX-5...

Mazda declared Australia's most reputable car company, Toyota and Hyundai follow

An annual survey of company reputation and consumer appeal has found Mazda to be Australia's "most reputable" automotive company, followed by Toyota and Hyundai. This year's Australian Corporate Reputation Index, published by market research firm AMR, saw Mazda land in second - up from fifth in 2016 - to trail Air New Zealand, which climbed even further from sixth...

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...