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2019 Mazda 3: Design and interior spied in testing

Revealing new spy photos of the imminent 2019 Mazda 3 have surfaced ahead of its LA motor show debut, offering the best look yet at the hatch style's final design...

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Mazda posts $27M second-quarter operating loss
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Mazda posts $27M second-quarter operating loss

Mazda has reported a loss of ¥2.2 billion ($27 million) for the fiscal second quarter ended September 30. Net income dropped 86 per cent to ¥3.8 billion ($47 million) during the the same period, with revenue holding steady at ¥856 billion ($10 billion). Worldwide retail sales fell by 3.0 per cent to 392,000 units, with losses recorded in North America, China and Japan...


Mazda: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit to cost $495 - UPDATE
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Mazda: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto retrofit to cost $495 - UPDATE

UPDATE: Mazda has today issued a press release that confirms this story, including the price of $494.98, for the retrofit installation of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into all models equipped with the MZD Connect infotainment system. The upgrade is available now, and all new MZD Connect-equipped models entering Australia will have the two platforms installed as standard...


Mazda CX-8 gains 2.5T petrol in Japan
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Mazda CX-8 gains 2.5T petrol in Japan

The Mazda CX-8 has received a refresh in its home market of Japan, in similar fashion to the smaller and related CX-5, adding two petrol engine options to the range. Like the CX-5 and the CX-9, the 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine makes a healthy 170kW of power and 420Nm of torque, mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission...


2018 Mazda 6 Touring diesel sedan review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Mazda 6 Touring diesel sedan review

Higher-grade Mazda 6 variants get the slick new 2.5-litre turbo-petrol engine, but in Touring guise the punchier and quieter reworked diesel option remains the best choice. It's ageing, but the company has worked hard to keep it contemporary.

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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6, Lexus ES score five-star ANCAP ratings

ANCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings, with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES all achieving five stars based on tests carried out by sister firm, Euro NCAP. The A-Class managed a high score of 96 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Mazda and Lexus scored 95 per cent and 91 per cent in the same category respectively...


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI v Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD comparison
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 132TSI v Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD comparison

The medium-SUV segment is now, along with dual-cabs, the 'real Australia' battleground for buyers down under. A well-worn cliché, sure ('real Australia' I mean), but with the demise of the large sedan as the go-to vehicle of choice for Aussies, it's now medium SUVs that serve duty as family transport in suburbs across our wide brown land...


2019 Mazda 3 teaser released ahead of LA debut
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2019 Mazda 3 teaser released ahead of LA debut

A first official preview of the new-generation Mazda 3 has been handed down this evening, ahead of what is expected to be an LA motor show debut. For now, the company has confirmed only that the new model will appear in November, but this makes Los Angeles the most likely location...


2019 Mazda CX-9: 'Journo for a day' with CarAdvice readers

2019 Mazda CX-9: 'Journo for a day' with CarAdvice readers

As motoring journalists, our family and friends think we live the high life. Champagne, business class flights, fancy food, fast cars, and travelling the wonders of the world. Sorry to say, but... well, okay, that isn't an entirely inaccurate depiction. But, a lot goes on behind the scenes that many don't see...


Journo for a day: CarAdvice readers experience the new CX-9
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Journo for a day: CarAdvice readers experience the new CX-9

Right after the recent media launch event of the updated Mazda CX-9, Mazda gave us the opportunity to host a handful of CarAdvice readers in Tasmania to experience some of what we do as motoring journos. We loved having Michelle, Glen, Pete, Stuart and Dave along to live the life of a motoring journalist...


2018 Mazda 6 GT v Toyota Camry SL V6 comparison
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2018 Mazda 6 GT v Toyota Camry SL V6 comparison

Could this be the family car battle of head versus heart? The Toyota Camry SL V6 and Mazda 6 GT turbo both stick to a well-worn medium sedan formula, although manage to avoid looking like carbon copies of each other – both aesthetically and mechanically...


Mitsuoka Rock Star unveiled
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Mitsuoka Rock Star unveiled

The Mitsuoka Rock Star has been revealed in Japan, and it's a remarkably good recreation of the second-generation Chevrolet Corvette based on the current Mazda MX-5. It's certainly easier to love than some of Mitsuoka's other creations, like the Orochi mid-engine sports car, and various Jaguar-inspired models based on the Nissan Micra...


2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5T launches in Japan
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2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5T launches in Japan

The Mazda CX-5 has been updated in its home market, confirming the availability of the CX-9's 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine for the mid-sized SUV. Available to pre-order now in the Japanese domestic market, the refreshed CX-5 range is the first model in the company's Japanese line-up to offer the turbocharged petrol powertrain – which makes 169kW at 4250rpm and 420Nm at 2000rpm – while also debuting Mazda's upgraded G-Vectoring Control Plus...


Volkswagen tops brand loyalty study in Australia
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Volkswagen tops brand loyalty study in Australia

Volkswagen customers are the most loyal in Australia according to a new survey by Roy Morgan, putting the German brand ahead of other non-luxury marques like Toyota, Mazda and Subaru. According to the June quarter's edition of the Automotive Currency Report, 61.5 per cent of Volkswagen owners said they would be looking to buy their next car from the same brand, ahead of Toyota (59...


2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera petrol review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera petrol review

Mazda’s updated flagship CX-5 leaves little on the table in terms of technology to make for a more affordable alternative to luxury SUVs.

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2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test
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2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test

People-movers are pretty passé, which explains the continual success of seven-seat crossover SUVs like the group tested here. We’ve assembled what we consider to be six of the best, with the added bonus that all are either new models or at least recently upgraded...


2019 Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda 3 comparison
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2019 Toyota Corolla v Hyundai i30 v Mazda 3 comparison

It’s fair to presume a couple of things when you consider that non-premium small cars are amongst the biggest-selling – make that the biggest-selling – passenger cars out there. And it’s also easy to presume that you don’t get much goodness for your modest spend...


Mazda revives rotary engine for 2020 electric car
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Mazda revives rotary engine for 2020 electric car

Mazda says it will launch two electric vehicles in 2020 – one a pure-electric model, and the other complemented by a rotary engine operating as a range extender. The Hiroshima-based automaker says rotary engines are perfect as range extenders due to their compact size, high power output and quiet operation...


2018 Mazda CX-9 Azami v Kia Carnival Platinum comparison
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2018 Mazda CX-9 Azami v Kia Carnival Platinum comparison

So you need to move seven-or-so people? There are more than a few options on the market today, from upgraded vans to more conventionally stylish choices like these two: the big but svelte Mazda CX-9 and the surprisingly tough-looking Kia Carnival. Depending on your order of priorities, one of these two could be the right pick for you...


2018 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport diesel review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2018 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport diesel review

The Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport diesel has received a power boost and a price cut, keeping it fresh for buyers in Australia's most competitive new car segment.

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