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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.

Mazda MX-5 program manager says "no chance" to turbocharging, yes to hardtop

Despite Mazda’s weight-reducing, ‘back to basics’ approach with the latest iteration of the MX-5 roadster, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, program manager for the all-new Mazda MX-5, told CarAdvice in an exclusive interview at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed that a folding metal hardtop will be offered, though stopping short on specific timing...

Mazda Global MX-5 Cup racer a possibility for Australia

The iconic Mazda MX-5 has been racing ever since it revived the idea of an affordable two-seat roadster after its unveiling at the 1989 Chicago auto show. Brilliant handling, cat-like agility and utterly dependable, the MX-5 has been slaying more powerful rivals on the road and track for years...

2016 Mazda MX-5 notches up more than 21,000 expressions of interest in Australia

The upcoming fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 doesn’t launch here until August, but that hasn’t stopped more than 21,000 prospective buyers registering their expressions of interest in the new roadster. Interest in the new MX-5 also appears thoroughly genuine, with over 6000 would-be buyers providing permission to Mazda dealers to contact them once the cars arrive in Australia...

Mazda celebrated at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

In recognition of Mazda’s racing heritage, a spectacular 40-metre sculpture featuring two racing cars, takes the top spot at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Inspired by Mazda’s Kodo design philosophy, as well as Danese Milano’s elegantly curved Ameland paper knife designed by Enzo Mari, Jerry Judah’s interpretation of Kodo combines 418 steel beams, each a different length and angle – thereby hanging the two cars over the Goodwood crowds...

Mazda Australia recalls 80,000 cars with Takata airbags

Mazda Australia has announced a recall of a further 79,919 cars due to a potential flaw with their Takata airbags — an issue it shares with a growing list of car-makers worldwide. Australia’s top-selling full importer, Mazda, posted three separate recall notices on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website today...

2015 Mazda BT-50 update leaks online

The first image of the 2015 Mazda BT-50 mid-life update appears to have leaked onto the web, months out from the ute’s Australian launch around September. The images are all over Thai forums such as BT-50club.com, though it’s a little hard to ascertain on which one it first appeared...

Weekend deals on wheels for May 30

It’s time for the latest Weekend Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. Fiat Panda Pop - $14,500 drive-away Ok, it’s not powered by the great little TwinAir two-cylinder turbo engine that sounds vaguely like a hornets nest, but a Fiat Panda Pop for $14,500 drive-away looks like an interesting deal to consider...

Takata airbag recall in Australia : Everything you need to know - LAST UPDATE JUNE 30

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...

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

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

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...