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Mazda 3 hot hatch in the works - report

Kota Beppu, program manager for the Mazda 3, has confirmed he is interested in creating a "hyper" version of the popular small car. He told Autocar there was interest in the vehicle from Mazda's US, Japan and Australian arms, but cautioned the project had yet to be signed off...

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2019 Mazda 3 hatch review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Mazda 3 hatch review

The new Mazda 3 hatch prioritises sporty looks and luxury features over cut-price positioning and interior space, even more than its predecessor did. It's a step forward that ironically enough will probably have a smaller audience.

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REVIEW: 2019 Mazda 3 hatch

Less practicality, more lifestyle: If a premium-feeling, sharp-handling, eye-catching small car is what you're after – if perhaps not an especially capacious one – then the new Mazda 3 mounts a stronger case than ever. Just be prepared to pay for the privilege.


2019 Mazda CX-8 gets Apple CarPlay, price hike
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2019 Mazda CX-8 gets Apple CarPlay, price hike

Mazda has announced a number of small revisions for its CX-8, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, accompanied by a small price rise across the range. The 2019 version of the CX-8, which slots between the CX-5 and petrol-only CX-9, now gets the G-Vectoring Control (GVC Plus) system as standard, along with tyre-pressure monitoring and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto...


2019 Ford Endura v Mazda CX-8 comparison
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2019 Ford Endura v Mazda CX-8 comparison

Ford Australia has had a hole in its product line-up since October 2016. A 4.89-metre hole to be exact, and it went by the name of Territory. There’s been the Everest, of course, but ute-based SUVs still don’t drive like a car-based SUV, and the Ranger-derived Everest is notably more expensive than the Territory was. A solution, however, has arrived from the US...


2019 Mazda CX-30 review: Geneva walkaround

Mazda has revealed its more upmarket and larger companion (not replacement!) to the small CX-3: the new 2019 Mazda CX-30. It's bigger, but still slots beneath the CX-5, and it's got the same premium-ish interior you'll find in the new Mazda 3.


Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition revealed in Geneva

Mazda is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its wildly popular MX-5 roadster - now in its fourth generation - with a uniquely styled and accessorised version of the current ND model.


Mazda to extract 30 per cent more efficiency from internal combustion engine
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Mazda to extract 30 per cent more efficiency from internal combustion engine

Mazda remains one of the few automotive manufacturers still publicly committed to the internal combustion engine, despite the trend towards electrification. With that in mind, it's working to extract every last drop of potential from bang-suck-blow engines. The company says its next generation of SkyActiv engines will be able to extract at least an additional 30 per cent thermal efficiency over the just-launched SkyActiv X engine...


Mazda continues investment into rotary engines for ‘special characteristic’
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Mazda continues investment into rotary engines for ‘special characteristic’

Bringing back the iconic rotary engine is still a work in progress at Mazda, as the Japanese giant works to find the best way to use the unique internal combustion configuration while most manufacturers publicly focus their efforts on electric mobility. Mazda remains an outlier in the automotive industry, trying to inject a sense of reality into the electric vehicle (EV) frenzy...


Mazda MX-5: You don’t mess with imperfection

Mazda MX-5: You don’t mess with imperfection

Like something of a blank canvas, over the last 30 years the Mazda MX-5 has become the launching point for all manner of modified motoring fantasies. You’ll find them crammed full of GM V8s, Ford V6s, Mazda’s own rotary engines, or a massive variety of turbocharged and supercharged upgrades. Some have been lowered, some have been lifted (yup, off-road and rally roadsters are a thing)...


Deals on Wheels: What are the top 10 brands offering?
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Deals on Wheels: What are the top 10 brands offering?

New vehicle sales in Australia have been receding for 11 successive months – compared to the corresponding month in the previous year – which after four years of sales records tumbling has come as a bit of a shock to the system. Headwinds like the overall slowing economy, weak house prices in NSW and Victoria, looming finance sector reform, the drought, and of course the imminent federal election are all playing funny buggers...


Finance and falling house prices affecting new car sales - Mazda
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Finance and falling house prices affecting new car sales - Mazda

The new car market is likely to dive further this year, with tougher rules on financing and the falling price of houses in the majority of capital cities around Australia having a negative impact. That's according to Mazda Australia's boss, speaking with CarAdvice at the Geneva motor show. February saw the biggest market slowdown since the Global Financial Crisis in Australia...


2020 Mazda CX-30 unlikely to have an entry-level model
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2020 Mazda CX-30 unlikely to have an entry-level model

The just-unveiled Mazda CX-30 is unlikely to be offered with a true base or entry model when it arrives in Australian showrooms in 2020. The company’s new model structure follows on from revamped pricing of the latest Mazda 3, which also no longer offers a stripped-back entry-level model...


Mazda CX-30 to be sold alongside CX-3, not replace it
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Mazda CX-30 to be sold alongside CX-3, not replace it

Mazda Australia says the recently-unveiled CX-30 compact SUV will complement the existing CX-3 instead of replacing it, with both models to sell side-by-side for the foreseeable future. The new Mazda CX-30 sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 dimensionally, and Mazda believes that gives it an edge in the highly-popular SUV segment as buyers look for models that suit their particular needs...


2020 Mazda CX-30 revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2020 Mazda CX-30 revealed, Australian launch due next year

The all-new 2019 Mazda CX-30 has been revealed at the Geneva motor show, and will slot between the CX-3 and CX-5 when it goes on sale in Europe later this year. Measuring 4395mm long, 1795mm wide and 1540mm tall, the CX-30 is 120mm longer and 30mm wider than the current CX-3. Ground clearance has also increased by 15mm to 175mm...


2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport hatch review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport hatch review

The Mazda 3 is a firm favourite with Aussie buyers, and now with added equipment and a lower drive-away price for the Maxx Sport version, its value is better than ever.


Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

Cars We Own: 2016 Mazda MX-5 diary

The Mazda MX-5 has become a default choice for people who want a light, simple sports car. But what is the two-seat convertible like to live with? Here's a diary of our time with the CarAdvice MX-5. Think of this as a rolling logbook, a little window into life with the cars in the CarAdvice stable. You'll find the most recent entries at the top, and the older instalments at the bottom...


2018 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD review

Mazda’s popular CX-3 small-SUV range continues to sell in mainstream numbers, but with a somewhat premium premise. To find out just how aspirational the compact soft-roader is, we put the range-topping Akari model to the test.


2019 Mazda 3 review: Australian quick drive
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Mazda 3 review: Australian quick drive

The new Mazda 3 hatch is a bold, well-equipped small car that in flagship Atenza grade aims very high indeed. It certainly ticks the right boxes when it comes to desirability, though people after a cheap entry point will need to look elsewhere.

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2019 Mazda 3 pricing and specs
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2019 Mazda 3 pricing and specs

Mazda Australia has taken the bold decision to push its new 3 sedan and hatch upmarket, responding to what it calls customer demand for ritzier choices in the small car space. The new-generation model sports slinkier and cleaner design, makes improvements in ride comfort and noise-suppression, and packs a wallop when it comes to standard active safety and high-tech interior features...