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CarAdvice podcast 96: New York motor show hits and misses!

In the studio this week is Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey. It's a New York motor show themed car news this week. The Genesis Essentia and Volkswagen Atlas Tanoak concepts have been revealed. The sheets have been pulled back on the 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback and Honda Insight, and a group of popular SUVs – Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4, and Subaru Forester...

Mazda begins CarPlay, Android Auto rollout

Mazda has begun its rollout of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, announcing the features will be added to the North American 6 sedan during their summer. At this point, the feature is reserved for the facelifted Mazda 6 in North America, but it's not likely to be long before the technology makes its way to Australia...

2018 Mazda 6 wagon facelift unveiled ahead of Geneva

UPDATE: Mazda has confirmed the turbo-petrol engine from the sedan will be offered in the wagon. The copy has been tweaked to reflect that. Get excited, wagon fans.  The updated Mazda 6 wagon has been revealed ahead of a full debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Up front, the face-lifted wagon adopts the look debuted on the 6 sedan in November 2017...

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...

2018 Mazda 6 revealed: Turbo petrol coming to Australia

Mazda has taken the wraps off the 2018 Mazda 6 at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, debuting revised styling and the addition of a turbocharged petrol engine. The push toward a more premium design has been driven by customer demand, with the brand confirming around 61 per cent of Mazda CX-9 vehicles sold in Australia are top-specification GT or Azami models...

2018 Mazda 6 turbo flagship confirmed for Los Angeles motor show

A newly facelifted 2018 Mazda 6 will debut at the Los Angeles motor show next week, where the company will also use the opportunity to debut a new turbocharged petrol flagship for the range. The styling updates will bring the Mazda 6 further in-line with the brand's latest offerings like the new CX-9 and CX-5 SUVs, and Mazda has worked to refine the interior and exterior with new lines and more premium materials...

Mazda 6, RX-8, BT-50 recalled for Takata airbags - UPDATE

UPDATE: Mazda Australia has confirmed that 5117 vehicles in Australia are fitted with the more dangerous 'Alpha' airbags locally, with 3693 of these units already repaired (72.2 per cent). That leaves 1424 vehicles outstanding, though the local arm has confirmed with CarAdvice that these vehicles were already subject to the original Takata airbag recalls that were issued over the past two years...

2006-13 Mazda 6, CX-7, CX-9 added to Takata airbag recall

Mazda has issued a recall for 55,000 of its previous-generation Mazda 6, CX-7 and CX-9 model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign this week. In this latest notice, affected vehicles could be fitted with front passenger airbags that are susceptible to moisture intrusion, causing the inflator to deploy abnormally and rupture in the event of a collision...

Mazda 2, 3, 6 recalled for seat fix

Mazda has recalled thousands of its previous-generation passenger cars this week, over concerns for faulty seat lifters. The recall centres on the seat height adjustment mechanism, which could see either the adjustment lifter link crack, or the lifter link retaining nuts separate...

‘Smiling’ driverless concept developed for pedestrian safety research

Semcon, a Swedish-based product development company, has developed 'The Smiling Car', a fictional autonomous car concept that uses a digital smile to let pedestrians know it’s safe to cross the road while the 'driver' goes about their own business inside the car...

2017 Mazda 6 pricing and specs: Subtle tweaks and new G-Vectoring Control join range

Australian pricing and specifications have been released for the 2017 Mazda 6 range today - and, while you can read our 2017 Mazda 6 launch review for the full picture, it’s fair to say the changes made in this update are subtle. Model grades and pricing for the revised range are listed below. There’s a 2.5-litre petrol engine, along with a 2...