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Mazda CX-8 announced for Japan

A new Mazda CX-8 model will join the car maker's growing SUV family this year, according to a Japanese-language press release issued today. The news, accompanied by a single teaser of image of the CX-8's interior, marks the first Japanese-market availability of a three-row Mazda SUV...

CarAdvice podcast 50: Milestone!

Join Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens for the 50th episode of the CarAdvice podcast! In car news, Hyundai i30 scores five-star ANCAP safety ratings, but with some controversy...

CarAdvice podcast 49: Australia vs The World, the drag race

James Ward tag-teams Paul Maric as they join Mandy Turner to give you a car-news wrap of the Shanghai Motor Show. This includes concept reveals of the Audi e-tron Sportback, 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan and MG E-Motion. Plus, the reveals of the Opel Grandland X SUV and BMW M4 CS. James reviews the 2017 BMW 330GT and CarAdvice's company car, the Abarth 595...

Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?

No surprise: Fuel consumption is a key consideration for many Australian new car buyers, primarily because it tends to directly affect your weekly budget and spend. And fair enough. If you think of a car which averages 10L/100km, driven 15,000km a year and filling up at $1.25 per litre, it will cost you about $1875 per year...

2017 Mazda 2 pricing and specs: Standard AEB, improved dynamics and new range-topper

The updated Mazda 2 city car range has launched, bringing with it more safety equipment, claimed dynamic improvements and a new range-topping GT variant to battle the Euros - while keeping pricing unchanged. The mid-life upgrade to one of Australia’s top-selling light cars arrives as sales in this part of the market continue to struggle, despite fuel prices and ever-increasing urbanisation...

Mazda Australia projects another sales record in 2017

Mazda Australia expects another record sales year in 2017, with the market’s number-two brand projecting it will move about 119,000 units. This figure would give the company market share of around 10 per cent, and supplant the all-time full importer record it set last year of 118,217 units...

Kia Optima Sportswagon, Mazda MX-5 RF take top honours at Red Dot Awards

The Kia Optima Sportswagon and Mazda MX-5 RF have received "Best of the Best" titles at this year's Red Dot Awards for product design, while the Kia Niro and Kia Rio also nabbed wins in their respective categories...

2017 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 SUV has launched in Australia with an array of improvements both inside and out and a starting price of $28,690. With the previous-generation CX-5 having been on sale since 2012, the Japanese brand has sold 1.2 million units across 120 different countries, with nearly 10 per cent of the SUV’s volume being taken up here in Australia (115,000)...

Mazda rotary patents discovered online

Mazda has filed two patents for new drivetrains incorporating a rotary engine, but fans of the RX-7 and RX-8 sports cars may be a little disappointed with the engine's application. The patents were discovered on the US Patent and Trademark Office's website and published by Autoblog...

Mazda planning rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Mazda's US arm has confirmed it will add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility to its line-up, though timing is still to be confirmed. Speaking to Cars.com at the US launch of the new CX-5, a spokesperson for the company said it is planning to introduce the smartphone mirroring technology, though didn't say which vehicle will debut the feature...

2017 Mazda 2 update revealed in leaked brochure

The updated Mazda 2 hatchback has been revealed in leaked images of a Japanese brochure this week, ahead of its local launch next month. Posted online by CarDrive, the images show that this facelift will be relatively minor, with the major changes reserved for the interior and under the skin...