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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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Mazda expands lifetime capped-price servicing to all models; existing owners covered as well

Mazda has expanded its retroactive lifetime capped-price service plan beyond just the Mazda3 and onto the entire passenger and commercial vehicle line-up...

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2015 Mazda 2 revealed: Production city car unveiled ahead of October launch
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2015 Mazda 2 revealed: Production city car unveiled ahead of October launch

The all-new 2015 Mazda 2 city car has been revealed ahead of the car's launch in Australia in October this year. The global reveal of the all-new Mazda 2 comes just hours after leaked images of the new car surfaced online. The new 2 brings with it the brand's distinctive 'Kodo' design language, with a snout-forward grille, set-back headlights, swooping style-lines across the body and a rounded rear-end...


2015 Mazda 2 revealed in leaked images
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2015 Mazda 2 revealed in leaked images

The all-new Mazda 2 city car has been leaked online ahead of its official reveal that was scheduled for later today. A small number of pictures of the new Mazda 2 – seen here with "Demio" branding, as it is known in some markets – surfaced online overnight. The new model will arrive in Australian showrooms from October, and it's clear that the car borrows plenty of styling cues from the larger Mazda 3 hatchback...


Mazda MX-5 teaser clip: Roadster sounds like it's turbocharged
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Mazda MX-5 teaser clip: Roadster sounds like it's turbocharged

"It's not an evolution. It's a revolution." That's the line used in a new Mazda MX-5 teaser video in which the engine sound of the new car can be heard. And we're fairly sure there's some turbo whoosh...


Mazda MX-5: Fourth-generation model set for simultaneous global reveal on September 4
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Mazda MX-5: Fourth-generation model set for simultaneous global reveal on September 4

The all-new Mazda MX-5 convertible sports car will be revealed on September 4 at three simultaneous events around the world. The unveiling will take place in Japan, the US and in Europe, and in its home country the brand will hold a Mazda Roadster Thanks Day which is "intended to express Mazda's gratitude to all the fans that have supported the Mazda MX-5 over the past 25 years"...


2015 Mazda 2 details emerge
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2015 Mazda 2 details emerge

The next-generation Mazda 2 is set for a local launch in Australia later this year as the Japanese company gears up to take on the light car segment with a new force. Although yet to be officially revealed, the 2015 Mazda 2 will in many ways resemble a smaller Mazda 3, following the company’s Kodo design language...


2015 Mazda 2 diesel engine details revealed
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2015 Mazda 2 diesel engine details revealed

Details of the ultra-efficient diesel powertrain that will be offered in the new-generation Mazda 2 city car have been revealed. The new 1.5-litre Skyactiv-D engine - which was first referenced in the Mazda Hazumi concept earlier this year (pictured above) - will be offered in the all-new Mazda 2 and will pump out 77kW of power at 4000rpm and 250Nm between 1500-2500rpm...


Mazda ride and handling : Korean level of localised tuning not required
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Mazda ride and handling : Korean level of localised tuning not required

Mazda Australia doesn’t need the same level of localised suspension and steering tuning as it Korean competitors since it doesn’t suffer the same "perceived" ride and handling issues, the company’s boss says...


Mazda Australia : "We are not putting prices up"
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Mazda Australia : "We are not putting prices up"

Mazda Australia says it has no plans to increase prices despite the company’s global vice chairman telling journalists that prices may gradually creep up to levels rivalling premium brands. Speaking with CarAdvice at Mazda’s Mine proving ground near Nagato city in Japan, Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders clarified the brand's position in Australia...


New Mazda MX-5 likely to spawn more rear-wheel-drive models
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New Mazda MX-5 likely to spawn more rear-wheel-drive models

Mazda is expected to build a second rear-wheel-drive sports car based on the platform of the new MX-5. Based on Mazda’s process of 'bundled planning' - a concept of creating multiple models based on the same architecture at the same time - it seems almost certain the soon-to-launch MX-5 will be the first of potentially numerous vehicles based on the same rear-wheel-drive architecture...


Mazda seeks to become a premium brand with premium pricing
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Mazda seeks to become a premium brand with premium pricing

07/06/14/ - Update: Mazda Australia : "We are not putting prices up" Mazda has ruled out the possibility of launching a separate premium brand, instead focusing on gradually becoming a premium brand itself. Speaking with Australian media including CarAdvice in Hiroshima, Japan, Mazda representative director and vice chairman of the board Seita Kanai said the company learnt from its mistakes in trying to run two different brands in the 1990s...


Attitude to speeding creating bad drivers, says Mazda Australia boss
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Attitude to speeding creating bad drivers, says Mazda Australia boss

The boss of Mazda Australia says the focus on staying under the speed limit has created poor driving standards in Australia, while the Japanese company works to combat speed stress in the cabin. Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders commented on Australian transport authorities' obsession with the fight against speeding while speaking with local media including CarAdvice in Hiroshima, Japan...


Mazda CX-3: Baby SUV "fully feasible"
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Mazda CX-3: Baby SUV "fully feasible"

A leading Mazda executive has admitted a sub-compact SUV, set to be called the Mazda CX-3, is "fully feasible" within the brand's current development and technology cycle. The admission from Mazda representative director and vice chairman of the board Seita Kanai is the latest strong hint that the baby SUV is nearing production...


Mazda 3 diesel coming to Australia in September
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Mazda 3 diesel coming to Australia in September

A diesel-powered Mazda 3 hatchback has been confirmed to go on sale locally in September. Mazda had previously ruled out an oil-burning variant due to an apparent lack of demand, but the Japanese company has now confirmed the new diesel model - known as the Mazda 3 XD Astina - will make it to market after all. The new model is powered by the same 2...


Mazda MX-5 : next-generation model could be cheaper
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Mazda MX-5 : next-generation model could be cheaper

The next-generation Mazda MX-5 could see a significant price cut. The Mazda MX-5 was once a far more affordable car, but over recent years its price has crept higher and higher: the current model sets buyers back almost $50,000 on the road. However, the Japanese brand's local arm has indicated that the fourth-generation model, which will be revealed later this year and go on sale in 2015, will be more wallet-friendly...


Mazda CX-9: next-generation to drop V6, still no diesel expected
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Mazda CX-9: next-generation to drop V6, still no diesel expected

The next-generation Mazda CX-9 SUV will lose its V6 petrol engine, likely in favour of a more efficient turbocharged four-cylinder. Mazda global head of sales and marketing, Masahiro Moro, indicated to CarAdvice at the New York auto show that Mazda is in a transition period away from the Ford-sourced V6 seen in the current CX-9...


Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition revealed
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Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition revealed

It was like a birth at a funeral as the Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition model was revealed at the 2014 New York auto show alongside the chassis of the next-generation model. While the skeletal chassis of the new-generation MX-5 is the main attraction, the full-bodied celebratory 25th Anniversary Edition model features a range of changes and alterations to the existing MX-5, which originally went on sale in 2005...


Mazda MX-5 : new-generation sports car's chassis unveiled
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Mazda MX-5 : new-generation sports car's chassis unveiled

The 2015 Mazda MX-5’s lightweight chassis has been uncovered at the 2014 New York auto show. The fourth-generation drop-top Mazda’s “bare chassis” is still undergoing development prior to the all-new model entering production, but in showcasing the new car’s platform the Japanese brand has illustrated that there will be some change to the formula that has seen the MX-5 become the highest-selling convertible ever, with almost one million units sold in its quarter-century history...


2015 Mazda 2 spied during testing
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2015 Mazda 2 spied during testing

This is the all-new Mazda 2 city car, which will be revealed at the Paris motor show in September prior to going on sale in Australia late in 2014. The new model - presaged by the heavily-styled Hazumi concept car shown at the Geneva motor show in March - has been caught by CarAdvice's spy photographers testing in Germany, and its design appears to have stayed quite true to the dramatic show car's swooping lines...


High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics
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High-performance driver training : a day on track with Driver Dynamics

Ripple strips, braking zones, apexes and speeds close to 200km/h. How can a high-performance driver training day improve your road driving? CarAdvice spent the day at Sandown Raceway with the team from Driver Dynamics to find out. Started in 1990 by director and chief instructor Kevin Flynn, Driver Dynamics runs courses in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide for drivers of all skill levels...


Mazda 6 : second electrical recall in a year
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Mazda 6 : second electrical recall in a year

The Mazda 6 is being recalled for the second time in a year, and for a similar issue. A total of 9000 examples of the latest generation Mazda 6 are being recalled due to a system malfunction that may prevent the car’s battery from charging and eventually lead to the car stalling...


Mazda 6 boot capacity increased, new safety option pack now available
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Mazda 6 boot capacity increased, new safety option pack now available

The Mazda 6's boot capacity has been increased by almost 10 per cent less than a year after the mid-size model went on sale. The Mazda 6's back-end enhancement comes courtesy of a revised boot lining and a slimmer space-saver spare tyre, which allows more load space as the floor of the previously shallow boot sits lower...


Mazda Australia : 'We will have a very strong year'
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Mazda Australia : 'We will have a very strong year'

Mazda Australia is likely to get another record year in 2014 as the Japanese brand launches the new-generation Mazda 3 to reclaim the crown of Australia’s best selling car. In February, Mazda sold 9171 cars in Australia (compared to 8728 during the same period last year), helped by the new Mazda 3’s launch...


Mazda 3 celebrity challenge race proves a winner
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Mazda 3 celebrity challenge race proves a winner

This year’s Mazda 3 celebrity race challenge played an important part of the Japanese company’s plans for the popular small car’s launch in Australia. Following on from the carnage-riddled 2013 Mazda 6 celebrity race challenge, Mazda Australia this year opted to pit a bunch of celebrities against one another at Albert Park in the newly launched Mazda 3...


Mazda BT-50 facelift to add more macho styling
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Mazda BT-50 facelift to add more macho styling

The Mazda BT-50 ute will get a more masculine look as part of a dramatic mid-life update due within a few years, as the Japanese brand looks to bring it into line with the rest of its model range. The BT-50's styling has always been its most polarising element - critics suggested it looked too 'happy', 'soft' and 'not masculine enough' to cut it in the hotly contested ute segment...


Mazda CX-3 inches closer
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Mazda CX-3 inches closer

A new sub-compact Mazda CX-3 SUV has already been penned and appears very close to making its debut. CarAdvice exclusively reported the Japanese brand’s plans for a new baby SUV to sit below the CX-5 in 2012, but it appears the new model could be closer than first anticipated...


Mazda 2 : new-gen takes shape with sedan confirmed, three-door out
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Mazda 2 : new-gen takes shape with sedan confirmed, three-door out

The new-generation Mazda 2 will be offered both as a four-door sedan and five-door hatchback, but no three-door will be developed. Mazda general manager of design Maeda Ikuo told CarAdvice that the Hazumi concept revealed at the 2014 Geneva motor show is “very close” to how the production Mazda 2 will look, and added that a sedan variant is also set to be offered...


2015 Mazda 2 diesel unlikely for Australia
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2015 Mazda 2 diesel unlikely for Australia

The new-generation Mazda 2 is unlikely to be offered with a diesel powerplant in Australia despite an all-new oil-burner being of the headline acts of its showcar precursor, the Mazda Hazumi concept. The Hazumi concept presented at the Geneva motor show overnight showcased a new 1.5-litre turbo diesel Skyactiv four-cylinder powerplant which was described as a "potent and high-revving" engine...


Mazda Hazumi concept revealed
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Mazda Hazumi concept revealed

It's called the Mazda Hazumi concept but this is the new Mazda 2 city car in thin disguise. The Japanese company says the Hazumi concept – unveiled at the 2014 Geneva motor show ahead of an expected on-sale date of late 2014 or early 2015 for Australia – is a “glimpse at Mazda’s ideal next-generation subcompact”, claiming it focuses on four key aspects: the brand’s Kodo styling; SkyActiv technology; proactive safety; and the MZD Connect connectivity system...


Mazda Hazumi concept - new pictures leaked ahead of Geneva debut
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Mazda Hazumi concept - new pictures leaked ahead of Geneva debut

New images of the Mazda Hazumi concept have surfaced ahead of the car's debut at the 2014 Geneva motor show this week. Images posted on Chinese site Autosohu.com indicate the new concept car - which showcases how the next-generation Mazda 2 will look - clearly boasts the brand's Kodo design language, following on from previous show cars and also production models such as the new Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 SUV...