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Mazda's rotary engine to make its return in Toyota's autonomous vehicle

Masahiro Moro, head of Mazda North America, has revealed the company's rotary engine will be used in Toyota's future autonomous vehicles. In an interview with Bloomberg, Moro said Mazda's rotary engine technology would be used as a generator to charge the battery and extend the operating range of Toyota's self-driving electric cars...

CarAdvice podcast 85: Oh how easy it can be to steal your modern car

We are back for 2018! This week it's Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio. In car news, the Toyota HiLux Rogue, Rugged and Rugged X are coming to Australia, as is the Mazda CX-8. Over to Korea and Hyundai has announced it is building a two-seater sports car, right after revealing the hydrogen-powered Nexo...

Mazda CX-8 confirmed for Australia, here second-half 2018

UPDATE (10/1): Mazda Australia has officially confirmed the CX-8 will be launched Down Under, with the new three-row crossover to arrive sometime in the second half of 2018. See bottom of article for details. The new 2018 Mazda CX-8 SUV, revealed in July last year as a slightly smaller and more sporty-looking alternative to the familiar CX-9, is on its way to Australia...

UPDATE - EV roadmap: How the big brands will deliver electric vehicles in the years ahead

Electric vehicles are coming, and the past year has seen a number of big manufacturers roll out their plans for the electric revolution. Although each is shooting for the same goal – profitability in an era of tighter emissions regulations – there are a number of different theories on how to get there. Here are the latest formal plans, collated in the one place...

Top 5 concept cars of 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...

Five tech breakthroughs from 2017

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...

Mazda BT-50 recalled over fire risk - UPDATE

Approximately 20,000 Mazda BT-50 utes has been recalled over concerns grass and other debris could accumulate in the underbody, potentially posing a fire hazard. Owners are warned that driving over high grass - particularly dried-out grass - can cause the buildup of debris, and come into contact with the vehicle's exhaust system...

CarAdvice podcast 83: Small hatch comparo! Jazz v Mazda2 v Swift

Mandy Turner is joined this week by Mike Stevens and Alborz Fallah. In car news, 2018 Holden Commodore pricing and specs have been released, a controversial Stinger EURO NCAP rating, and Jeep Compass and Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder pricing and specs have been announced...

Mazda 'RX-9' mule spied

A mule for a possible Mazda RX-9 has been spied outside the Nurburgring in Germany. At first glance, the mule appears to be a standard RX-8, but closer inspection reveals the vehicle has an assortment of temporary pipes hiding behind the front grille. There's also extra bracing around the front windscreen, as well as telemetry gear and other measurement equipment throughout the cabin...

Mazda investigating all-wheel drive for 3 and 6

When the silk was pulled off the facelifted 2018 Mazda 6 and a turbocharged petrol engine was announced, the natural next question was whether we'd see and all-wheel drive thrown into the mix. Speaking to media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, president and CEO of Mazda North America Operations, Masahiro Moro said that huge demand in the US for all-wheel drive variants of the Mazda 3 and 6 have driven the brand to investigate overcoming the current platform limitations...

Mazda says no to Level 5 autonomy

Despite most premium brands moving towards an autonomous future, Mazda has confirmed its vehicles will always feature a steering wheel. Speaking to media at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, president and CEO of Mazda North America Operations, Masahiro Moro said that there's not a chance of Mazda ditching a steering wheel for Level 5 autonomy...