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2016 Mazda 6 gets safety update, price cuts

The 2016 Mazda 6 mid-sized sedan and wagon range is now better value than before, and safer, after the company made a suite of active and preventative anti-crash features standard across the board. From now, every Mazda 6 variant will come with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and low-speed laser-driven forward autonomous braking...

Mazda CX-5 sales halted in the US over fire risk

The Mazda CX-5 has been recalled in the US over a potential fire risk. Approximately 287,000 examples of the Mazda CX-5 (model years 2014 through 2016) will be recalled over a possible fire risk if the car is involved in a rear-end collision. Sales of the CX-5 have been halted, too...

Mazda MX-5 AWD, new turbo rotary hero both ‘possible’

Although cagey on the topic, the man in charge of all-wheel-drive development for Mazda reckons there’s no reason the new 2016 MX-5 couldn’t be fitted with an AWD system - if the driving dynamics weren’t affected, and if the market wanted it...

Mazda: our AWD is better than the rest, and we'll prove it

Tossed straight into the middle of a blizzard-hit Colorado winter, CarAdvice is spending some time this week in assessing the Mazda i-Active all-wheel-drive system on slick ice and snow - not just in isolation, but also against the competition from Honda and Subaru. To prove its mettle, Mazda has prepared a test facility specifically for the task...

Mazda CX-6/CX-4 crossover spotted again

The all-new Mazda CX-6 (or is it CX-4?) crossover coupe SUV has been spied once again in China ahead of its expected world premiere within a few months. This leak comes one week after our first look at the production crossover. This red example of what appears to be an upper-spec car, spotted near the factory in Changchun by CarNewsChina...

2017 Mazda CX-4/CX-6 Koeru crossover spied

Chinese website PopSUV has published images of what looks to be the Mazda Koeru crossover in its final production form, following its recent concept debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. The vehicle shown here, spied at a Mazda post-production facility in China, is expected to come to market as the all-new Mazda CX-4 or Mazda CX-6...

Crash safety stars: Euro NCAP names 2015 Best in Class

Crash safety testers impressed with Volvo XC90, Mercedes-Benz GLC, Jaguar XE, Mazda MX-5, Infiniti Q30 in 2015 Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has named the cars that impressed most in crash safety tests carried out through 2015...

Mazda overtakes Holden in 2015: First full-importer to finish second overall

By beating Holden in the 2015 sales race, Mazda has become the first full-line vehicle importer to crack the top-two in the Australian market for a full calendar year. The Japanese brand sold 114,024 vehicles in 2015, representing healthy growth of 13.2 per cent over 2014. This propelled the company from bronze to silver, given local hero Holden shrunk 3 per cent to 102,951...

Large SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream large SUVs Land Rover Discovery Sport Dynamic – May Jeep Grand Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Jeep Wrangler 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mazda CX-9 – mid 2016 Luxury large SUVs Range Rover SVAutobiography – March Volvo XC90 R-Design – Q1 Mercedes-Benz GLS – April BMW X5 xDrive40e – May Mercedes-Benz GLE Plug-in – Q2 Volvo XC90 T8 – Q2/Q3 Jaguar F-Pace – August Lexus RX200t F Sport – second half Audi Q7 e-tron – late 2016 Bentley Bentayga – late 2016 Maserati Levante – late 2016...

2016 Mazda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Mazda models launching in Australia in 2016. CX-9 — mid 2016 Mazda had a big 2015. It will finish the year in second place, behind only Toyota, in the overall sales race, while over the course of the year it launched the updated CX-5, Mazda 6 and BT-50, and the new Mazda 2 sedan, CX-3 and MX-5...

Mazda MX-5 tops November sports car sales

The Mazda MX-5 hit the top of the sports car sales charts in November for the first time in years, on the back of the new model’s greatly improved pricing. The fourth-generation of the now iconic budget convertible series managed 221 sales in November, edging out the Toyota 86 (209), BMW 2 Series (176) and Hyundai Veloster (149) to lead the segment...