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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.
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

The Hiroshima-based car maker has confirmed the power and torque figures for the 1.5-litre version of its all-new Mazda MX-5 roadster. Derived from the 1.5-litre engine fitted to the Mazda 2, the MX-5's 1...

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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...


Hyundai overtakes Mazda as top importer, both play it down
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Hyundai overtakes Mazda as top importer, both play it down

Mazda Australia says it is not overly concerned that fast-growing rival Hyundai has overtaken it and leapt into third place on the Australian sales charts with one month remaining in 2014. The development for industry followers is an interesting one, given the result of the battle royale between the Japanese and Korean brands not only determines which finishes in third place on the sales charts overall, but also which takes the title as Australia’s top full-line vehicle importer...


2015 Mazda MX-5 to have "keener" pricing
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2015 Mazda MX-5 to have "keener" pricing

The upcoming Mazda MX-5 will have to be keener on pricing to better compete with the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins, according to the boss of Mazda Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Los Angeles auto show, the man in charge of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, admitted there’s opportunity for sharper pricing on the new MX-5 to temp younger buyers back to the model...


Mazda looking at increasing fleet sales
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Mazda looking at increasing fleet sales

Despite a traditional reluctance to play in the fleet market, if Mazda is to expand its market share in certain segments, fleet buyers are a necessity, according to Mazda Australia’s boss. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Los Angeles auto show, the man in charge of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, confirmed the Mazda 3 remains the best selling car in Australia among private buyers, despite the Toyota Corolla doing more volume overall...


Mazda 2 sedan revealed, no sure thing for Australia
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Mazda 2 sedan revealed, no sure thing for Australia

The new-generation Mazda 2 sedan was unveiled today ahead of its formal premiere at the Thailand motor show on November 28. The three-box version of Mazda’s entry model carries over the hatchback's signature curves, and on first impressions avoids the pitfalls many ill-proportioned light-sized sedans fall into...


Mazda:: turbochargers a 'costly' solution to efficiency
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Mazda: turbochargers a 'costly' solution to efficiency

Mazda says its future range of Skyactiv engines are better suited to the company’s needs as naturally aspirated variants, rather than seeking turbochargers for efficiency and additional power output. Mazda has claimed that its next-generation of Skyactiv engines will deliver a further 30 percent fuel efficiency gain without the need for turbocharging as the company seeks to find the ‘perfect’ and leanest naturally aspirated engine...


2015 Mazda CX-5 details revealed
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2015 Mazda CX-5 details revealed

Australia’s best selling SUV has been given an update for 2015 both inside and out with the Mazda CX-5 making its debut at the Los Angeles auto show today. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 update introduces moderate changes to the exterior while the interior benefits from improvements throughout the cabin...


2015 Mazda 6 details revealed
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2015 Mazda 6 details revealed

Mazda has updated its popular Mazda 6 range with a series of exterior, interior, technological and mechanical changes for 2015. As the second-best selling medium car in Australia (after the Toyota Camry), the Mazda 6 remains popular with private buyers seeking a sophisticated car with plenty of in-car technology...


Mazda MPS not an "official project" yet
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Mazda MPS not an "official project" yet

Despite consistent rumours of a Mazda performance series (MPS) return, Mazda’s global boss has confirmed there are no current plans for the go-fast badge's revival. Speaking with the Australian motoring media at the Los Angeles auto show today, Mazda’s managing executive officer of global sales and marketing, Masahiro Moro, said the revival of MPS is not an official project internally...


Mazda RX revival plans are just 'dreams'
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Mazda RX revival plans are just 'dreams'

Mazda has no plans for a rotary sports car program, with the company’s boss confirming that talk of an RX-7 or RX-8 revival are currently just dreams. Asked why the rotary sports car program has seen an up and down rumour cycle of being established and then denied, Mazda’s managing executive officer in charge of global sales and marketing, Masahiro Moro, told the Australian motoring media at today’s Los Angeles auto show that the sports car program has always been off...


2015 Mazda MX-5: 1.5-, 2.0-litre engines confirmed for Australia
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2015 Mazda MX-5: 1.5-, 2.0-litre engines confirmed for Australia

Mazda has officially confirmed the engine lineup for the 2015 Mazda MX-5 along with releasing several new images of the upcoming sports car. As reported by CarAdvice in early October (but now officially confirmed), there will be a choice of 1.5- and 2...


2015 Mazda CX-3 unveiled
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2015 Mazda CX-3 unveiled

The long-awaited Mazda CX-3 has been unveiled ahead of tomorrow’s Los Angles auto show and in the lead up to its anticipated Australian debut in March. Arriving two and a half years after CarAdvice first revealed plans for the baby SUV in a world exclusive, the CX-3 will sit below the successful mid-sized Mazda CX-5 - which continues as Australia’s best selling SUV - both in terms of size and pricing...


Mazda CX-3 images surface
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Mazda CX-3 images surface

Images of the highly anticipated Mazda CX-3 have leaked online ahead of today's official unveiling in California. Mazda is set to unveil the all-new compact SUV in a few hours' time at an event in Los Angeles that CarAdvice is attending, but images of the CX-3 have already surfaced online prior to the embargo lifting at 3pm AEST...


Mazda CX-3 spied on the cusp of global premiere
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Mazda CX-3 spied on the cusp of global premiere

The Mazda CX-3 baby SUV will premiere at the LA motor show starting this week, but we have a few spy images from our overseas snappers to tide you over.  Based heavily on the Mazda 2 city car – sharing its Skyactiv platform, engines and more — the city car on stilts will give the ‘zoom zoom’ brand ammunition to fire at the Nissan Qashqai, Holden Trax, Honda HR-V and Ford EcoSport, among many others...


Mazda CEO rules out rotary engine sports car
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Mazda CEO rules out rotary engine sports car

Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai has officially ruled out a rotary engine-powered RX halo car for the Hiroshima-based car maker. In a chat with Automotive News, Kogai said: "We don't have that kind of vehicle in our future product plan". Kogai reasons that, as a small mainstream car maker, "if you increase the number of segments, then the resources we can allocate to each will decline and that will prevent us from developing truly good products"...


2015 Mazda CX-5 images leak ahead of LA debut
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2015 Mazda CX-5 images leak ahead of LA debut

Images of the updated Mazda CX-5 — Australia’s top-selling SUV — have lobbed online via new leaked brochure shots out of Japan.  The leaks come a few days after brochure shots of the facelifted Mazda 6 emerged. Both sets of images found their way to French forum site Worldscoop...


Mazda MX-5 to race in new global one-make series
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Mazda MX-5 to race in new global one-make series

Two months after its multi-nation debut, Mazda has announced the all-new fourth-generation MX-5 will compete in a new one-make Global Cup racing series. Announced at this week's Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Mazda says, starting in 2016, the Global MX-5 Cup – a worldwide expansion of the US's existing Mazda MX-5 Cup series – will run across North America, Europe and Asia...


Mazda 6 facelift outed via leaked Japanese brochure
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Mazda 6 facelift outed via leaked Japanese brochure

The first images of the upcoming Mazda 6 facelift have hit the internet, indicating that the car will receive changes to both the exterior and interior. User Brunello has posted pictures, which seem to be hastily taken photos of a brochure for the Japanese market 6, on French forum site WorldScoop...


Mazda 2 sedan to be revealed this month - report
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Mazda 2 sedan to be revealed this month - report

The all-new Mazda 2 sedan will be unveiled later this month, according to a report out of Thailand. The Bangkok Post reports the four-door body style of the new Mazda 2 city car will make its world premiere at the Thailand international motor expo on November 28 before going on sale in the southeast Asian market in January...


Mazda Australia stands by optional safety stance
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Mazda Australia stands by optional safety stance

The all-new 2015 Mazda 2 misses out on some safety items fitted as standard to rival cars, but the Japanese brand’s local arm says customers may not want to pay for them. In no specification does the 2015 Mazda 2 come as standard with a reverse-view camera or front/rear parking sensors...


Mazda CX-3 won’t be “half-baked”, says Australian boss
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Mazda CX-3 won’t be “half-baked”, says Australian boss

The all-new Mazda CX-3 baby SUV that has been confirmed to debut at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show in November won’t be like any of the other offerings currently on sale, according to Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders...


2015 Mazda 2: pricing and specifications
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2015 Mazda 2: pricing and specifications

The new-generation Mazda 2 will get a price cut when it goes on sale on November 1, with the new model range starting from $14,990 – down from the $15,790 list price of the current model. That price puts it $800 lower than the list price of the existing Neo, though that car has been seen on dealer lots from $15,990 driveaway for months...


Mazda CX-3 baby SUV confirmed at last
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Mazda CX-3 baby SUV confirmed at last

The Mazda CX-3 will make its debut at November’s 2014 Los Angeles auto show, two and a half years after CarAdvice revealed the plan for the baby SUV in a world exclusive. Mazda hasn’t yet released any details on the CX-3, which is expected in Australia in the second half of 2015. It will be based heavily on the Mazda 2 city car – sharing its Skyactiv platform, engines and more...


Mazda performance car revival in the works
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Mazda performance car revival in the works

It’s not often we get a chance to drive a sports car from the 1990s at the request of a manufacturer. But that was exactly the case when we found ourselves behind the wheel of a race-winning 13B twin-turbo rotary Mazda RX-7 at Eastern Creek raceway at the recent World Time Attack challenge...