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Mazda’s G-Vectoring tech not a priority for MX-5... yet

While you might expect Mazda’s clever new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system to best suit its sports-car superstar the MX-5, we won’t be hearing about the new tech joining the suite of equipment it already packs. Not yet, anyway. According to the boss of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, the MX-5 isn’t at the forefront of Mazda’s stable to receive the new technology...

Mazda: ‘Jinba Ittai’ philosophy a priority for all future models

Mazda says its MX-5 development philosophy of 'Jinba Ittai', a Japanese compound term that describes the unity between a horse and its rider, is now a core consideration for every model in its range. Testing Mazda’s new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system at the famous Laguna Seca raceway in California, CarAdvice is reminded by Mazda North America head engineer Dave Coleman of how great a priority this approach is for the company's product teams...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...

Mazda G-Vectoring system promises better control, that you probably won't notice

Mazda invited CarAdvice to Laguna Seca Raceway in California this week to experience firsthand its all-new - and market-first - G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology. Mazda North America vehicle development engineer Dave Coleman says the clever technology is the result of a distinct focus on driver behaviour behind the wheel...

Mazda G-Vectoring Control: what is it?

If you’re not technically inclined, or at least a keenly mystified observer of engineered wizardry, turn away now. This could get a little boring for you. But, even if not knowingly, you'll soon be glad this new system exists...

2017 Mazda 3 first to get new G-Vectoring technology with mid-life refresh

When the refreshed 2017 Mazda 3 lands in Australia later this year, it will be the first model from the Japanese manufacturer to feature all-new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology. CarAdvice recently tested the new technology at a test day at Laguna Seca in California - stay tuned for the full story in the coming days...

Mazda 3 diesel axed

The diesel-powered Mazda 3 hatchback has been axed ahead of a mid-life update to the Japanese brand’s best-selling model. The Mazda 3 XD Astina model only went on sale in August 2014, but slow sales have lead the brand to reconsider the need for the diesel hatch in its range. The model has been removed from the company's website ahead of a facelifted version arriving in the coming months...

2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing revealed for Australia

Australian pricing for the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 has been made official at last, after having first been revealed to the world in November last year. Local sales will begin in July. Mazda Australia released a first taster of local details for its new-generation seven-seat SUV in April this year, which was followed by a second helping in May...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 8: Parallel imports, Jag and Audi reviews, local Tiguan details, and more

Welcome to episode 8 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric leads the way while regular co-host Mandy Turner wrestles a cold, but Mikes Costello and Stevens are on-board to hold his hand...

2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specifications leaked - UPDATE

UPDATE: a source close to the car maker has advised that the prices listed here, although authentic, are indicative prices only and may yet change. Official details are expected soon.  UPDATE: official Australian pricing has now been revealed. Read here. Details of Australian pricing and features for the 2016 Mazda CX-9 have been leaked online, suggesting drive-away pricing that will begin at $49,000 and top out at $71,500...

Mazda Australia: RF to take half of all MX-5 sales; G-Vectoring system here soon

The upcoming Mazda MX-5 RF folding hardtop is expected to account for around 50 per cent of all MX-5 sales when it hits Australian showrooms in the first part of 2017. Speaking to CarAdvice at the announcement of the extension of the company’s long-running partnership with the North Melbourne Football Club, Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders said the new variant should appeal to older buyers who want an MX-5 but would like the "extra comfort" of a coupe...