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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.
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Takata airbag recall in Australia : Everything you need to know - UPDATE

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 53 million vehicles and more than a dozen car makers around the world. Among those are more than half a million vehicles in Australia, including more than 410,000 recalled by Honda, Nissan and Toyota over the past week...

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2016 Mazda MX-5 priced from $31,990
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2016 Mazda MX-5 priced from $31,990

The all-new Mazda MX-5 will cost from $31,990 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale in August. The pricing makes Mazda’s fourth-generation ‘ND’ roadster more than $15,000 cheaper than its predecessor, which was priced from $47,280. It also makes the 2016 Mazda MX-5 just $2000 more expensive than the original MX-5 that launched in Australia 26 years ago...


Mazda MX-5 production for Australia underway
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Mazda MX-5 production for Australia underway

The first 2015 Mazda MX-5 models destined for Australia have begun rolling off the production line at the company's Ujina plant near Hiroshima, ahead of their on-sale date in August.  Mazda Australia has already taken about 16,000 “registrations of interest” on the fourth-generation MX-5, which has understandably been the subject of a long-running promotional campaign...


Toyota and Mazda sign long-term partnership focusing on drivetrains, safety
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Toyota and Mazda sign long-term partnership focusing on drivetrains, safety

At a joint press conference overnight, Toyota and Mazda announced that the two companies will begin a "long-lasting partnership" that will focus on drivetrains and safety. The two companies will immediately form a joint committee that will look at ways to "utilise each company's respective strengths", as well as nurture collaboration on environmental and safety issues...


Toyota and Mazda near fuel cell, engine partnership - report
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Toyota and Mazda near fuel cell, engine partnership - report

Toyota and Mazda are nearing a partnership that would see the two Japanese automakers share and supply drivetrain technology with each other. According to the Nikkei, the new agreement would see Toyota share and co-develop its fuel cell technology (below), currently used in the Mirai, with Mazda...


2016 Mazda MX-5 weight revealed ahead of August launch
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2016 Mazda MX-5 weight revealed ahead of August launch

The all-new Mazda MX-5 won’t weigh under a tonne when it lands in Australia in mid-August – but it will come mighty close. Mazda Australia today confirmed the fourth-generation MX-5 would tip the scales at 1009kg in its lightest form...


Fiat 124 Spider to debut late 2015, go on sale worldwide from 2016 - report
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Fiat 124 Spider to debut late 2015, go on sale worldwide from 2016 - report

A report indicates that the Fiat 124 Spider will make its debut at an end-of-the-year auto show before going on sale around the world during 2016. Sources have told Edmunds that the Fiat 124 Spider will premiere at either the Frankfurt auto show in September or the Los Angeles auto show in November. The Fiat 124 Spider will be based on the Mazda MX-5's rear-wheel drive platform...


Mazda 2, Fiat 500X score four stars in EuroNCAP crash tests, Suzuki Vitara scores five - UPDATED
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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
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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...


Mazda introduces Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo
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Mazda introduces Bike by Kodo and Sofa by Kodo

Mazda has unveiled a new two-wheeler and a comfy looking couch ahead of a design event being held in Milan. The Mazda Bike by Kodo concept and Sofa by Kodo concept "artworks" will debut at the Mazda Design: The Car as Art event in Milan, with both named after the brand's design philosophy...


Mazda MX-5's US pricing undercuts Toyota 86
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Mazda MX-5's US pricing undercuts Toyota 86

The 2015 Mazda MX-5 will undercut the starting price of both the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 in the US, it has been announced. This week, Mazda’s US arm announced an opening gambit on the fourth-generation MX-5 of US$24,915, about $1000 more than the predecessor model. This figure, nevertheless, still undercuts the Scion FR-S at $25,470 — the FR-S is what the Toyota 86 is called in the US — and the $25,695 Subaru BRZ...


2015 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specifications
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2015 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specifications

The Mazda CX-3 is the most hotly anticipated addition to the country’s fastest-growing segment and has launched today with the lowest starting price and broadest line-up of any of its rivals. The entry-level CX-3 Neo front-wheel drive petrol manual kicks off the range at $19,990 before on-road costs, undercutting baby SUV segment’s previous entry point, the $20,790 Ford EcoSport, as well as the cheapest versions of the Nissan Juke, Peugeot 2008, Renault Captur and Honda HR-V, to name a few...


Mazda CX-3 supply may be squeezed by high global demand
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Mazda CX-3 supply may be squeezed by high global demand

Sales ambitions for the new Mazda CX-3 compact SUV may be compromised by supply issues due to strong worldwide demand. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the CX-3 in Canberra, Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders noted high demand for the new nameplate from all world markets, hinting at potential supply problems for the little SUV in Australia...


2015 Mazda MX-5 weighs under a tonne, will be lighter than some first-gen models - report
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2015 Mazda MX-5 weighs under a tonne, will be lighter than some first-gen models - report

If a report out of the US is correct, the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 is not only lighter than the outgoing model, but will also be less hefty than later versions of the first-generation convertible. According to Car and Driver, Mazda's official weight for the "ND" MX-5 is 998kg for the 96kW/150Nm 1.5-litre direct-injection four-cylinder model, and 1058kg for the 116kW/200Nm 2...


2015 Mazda MX-5 available for virtual 'test drives' ahead of official sales start
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2015 Mazda MX-5 available for virtual 'test drives' ahead of official sales start

Keen to drive the all-new fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 but can't wait for its official on-sale date? Fear not, Microsoft and Forza have the solution. From March 17 – one month before North American public sales begin – the 2015 ND Mazda MX-5 will be available to drive in the video game world of Forza Horizon 2 via a free downloadable pack...


Mazda MX-5's Italian twin will be badged Fiat 124 Spider
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Mazda MX-5's Italian twin will be badged Fiat 124 Spider

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, has confirmed that the company's version of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 will branded as the Fiat 124 Spider. Marchionne confirmed the joint-venture vehicle's name during a question and answer session with members of the European motoring press...


Mazda CX-3 preliminary pricing and specifications leaked
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Mazda CX-3 preliminary pricing and specifications leaked

Top secret preliminary pricing and specification details of the Mazda CX-3 have been leaked from a dealer source. The leaked information reveals a four-tier model range, including the high-grade sTouring and Akari variants announced yesterday, and entry- and mid-spec Neo and Maxx versions...


Mazda MX-5 confirmed with 116kW 2.0-litre engine, accessories previewed
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Mazda MX-5 confirmed with 116kW 2.0-litre engine, accessories previewed

The Mazda MX-5 Accessories Concept has been unveiled at the Chicago motor show along with confirmation of the output of the production car's 2.0-litre engine. As previously speculated, the 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine will produce 116kW of power and 200Nm of torque, which is within 2kW of the same motor when it's used in Australia-bound Mazda 3 and CX-5...


Mazda CX-3 : Variant names and fuel consumption data revealed
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Mazda CX-3 : Variant names and fuel consumption data revealed

New details of the Mazda CX-3 have been revealed roughly six weeks out from its Australian launch. Mazda today confirmed the CX-3 range will be headlined by a new variant name, dubbed Akari. The line-up will also feature an sTouring grade, and likely others, with the Japanese car maker promising a “class-leading mix of model grades”...


Mazda 3 Neo : Boss defends lack of reverse-view camera; says kids shouldn't be on driveways
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Mazda 3 Neo : Boss defends lack of reverse-view camera; says kids shouldn't be on driveways

The boss of Mazda Australia has defended his company’s decision not to equip the entry-level Mazda 3 with a standard reverse-view camera, saying that drivers need to take more care and parents need to keep children out of driveways...


2015 Mazda 3 pricing and specifications : Features up, prices down by up to $1150
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2015 Mazda 3 pricing and specifications : Features up, prices down by up to $1150

All variants in the 2015 Mazda 3 range have either been repositioned with lower prices or gained extra standard features as the Japanese brand continues its aggressive start to the year. Price cuts of between $600 and $1150 apply to all Mazda 3 sedan and hatch variants from the second-tier Maxx up, while the entry-level Neo gains over $1200 in value while retaining its previous pricing...


2015 Mazda CX-5 Maxx AWD Review
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2015 Mazda CX-5 Maxx AWD Review

The Mazda CX-5 has just received an update for 2015. We take an entry level Maxx 2.5 for a long cruise to see if the changes make it an even better bet than before.


2015 Mazda 6 : pricing and specifications
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2015 Mazda 6 : pricing and specifications

The facelifted 2015 Mazda 6 range has landed with a largely unchanged pricing structure, increased technology never seen before in the Japanese medium car line-up and the promise of improved ride comfort and refinement. Still available with either 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder or 2...


2015 Mazda MX-5 will feature 96kW 1.5-litre direct-injection engine
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2015 Mazda MX-5 will feature 96kW 1.5-litre direct-injection engine

Power and torque figures for the 1.5-litre version of the all-new Mazda MX-5 roadster have been released. Derived from the 1.5-litre engine fitted to the Mazda 2, the MX-5's 1.5-litre mill has been not only been turned around for a longitudinal mounting, but has also been specially tuned for the roadster. In the MX-5, the 1...


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. The new-look Mazda BT-50 will bring some elements of the Kodo design language that is seen on its passenger car range, which Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak told CarAdvice is an obvious way to move forward...


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 : 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...


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...