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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

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...

CarAdvice podcast 139: Platform sharing explained

On this week's podcast, you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Mike Costello. The team answer Gavin's question about what a platform actually is, and why brands share them. In car news, the Hyundai i30N Fastback will be debuting in Australia in March or April, and the 2020 Mazda CX-6 (or could it be a CX-3?) SUV has been previewed...

2020 Mazda CX-6 (or CX-3?): Australia-bound SUV previewed

A first teaser image for what is likely to be a more premium and lifestyle-focused 2020 Mazda CX-6 SUV has been handed down tonight, ahead of its Geneva motor show unveiling in March. Mazda has offered few useful details to accompany the visual, and indeed we're speculating on the name...

Mazda CX-3 Akari LE on sale from $35,290

Mazda Australia has announced a new variant for the recently-updated CX-3 range, in the form of the flagship Akari LE. Headlining the upgrades over the standard Akari are 'Dark Russet' nappa leather seat trim accented with Pure White leatherette, the latter also adorning the dashboard and doors...

2019 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs

Mazda has revealed pricing and specifications for its 2019 CX-3 small SUV range, which follows the lead of international versions by introducing a new centre console design with armrest and a new larger 1.8-litre diesel engine option. Amongst 2019 model year changes the CX-3 adopts a rear-view camera as standard equipment for the base model which sees a 7...

CarAdvice podcast 105: Nissan Terra and Mazda 6 launch reports

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, the Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with a new 1.8-litre diesel, while the CX-8 goes on sale locally in July. Another 1.1-million vehicles have been added to the Takata airbag recall, Ford launches '2nd Car' for Australian buyers, and California begins a digital number plates trial...

2019 Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

The facelifted 2019 Mazda CX-3 range has launched in the company's home market of Japan, hinting at what's to expect from the updated crossover when it arrives in Australian showrooms later this year. Headlining the upgrades are a new 1.8-litre turbo diesel, new active safety equipment, and more upmarket trimmings and finishes throughout the cabin...

2015-17 Mazda CX-3 Diesel recalled

Mazda has recalled the 2015-2017 CX-3 Diesel, over concerns about the engine's behaviour when run at high revs in Neutral or Park. According to the company, operating the engine at high revs in Park or Neutral could make the engine draw in residual oil accumulated in the engine intake...

2019 Mazda CX-3 revealed, in part

The top-selling Mazda CX-3 small crossover will receive a range of pretty low-key upgrades before the end of the year, as previewed on the US model this week at the New York Auto Show. This is the second upgrade since 2015, and focuses on improvements to driving refinement and cabin feel. The show car appears to be a top-spec version, known as the Akari here...

CarAdvice podcast 59: We catch up with the successful Highway 1 to Hell team!

On the panel this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello and James Wong. We bring you a special sports-car-heavy news fest this week, which includes the stunning Ferrari 812 Superfast premiering in Australia, Jaguar's fastest road car - the XE SV Project 8 - has been revealed, the Maserati GranTurismo has had a facelift, and the Aston Martin DB11 now gets the option of a twin-turbo V8 engine...