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Mazda’s G-Vectoring tech not a priority for MX-5... yet

While you might expect Mazda’s clever new G-Vectoring Control (GVC) system to best suit its sports-car superstar the MX-5, we won’t be hearing about the new tech joining the suite of equipment it already packs. Not yet, anyway. According to the boss of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, the MX-5 isn’t at the forefront of Mazda’s stable to receive the new technology...

Mazda Australia: RF to take half of all MX-5 sales; G-Vectoring system here soon

The upcoming Mazda MX-5 RF folding hardtop is expected to account for around 50 per cent of all MX-5 sales when it hits Australian showrooms in the first part of 2017. Speaking to CarAdvice at the announcement of the extension of the company’s long-running partnership with the North Melbourne Football Club, Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders said the new variant should appeal to older buyers who want an MX-5 but would like the "extra comfort" of a coupe...

Mazda MX-5 gets five-star ANCAP rating

The Mazda MX-5 convertible has received a 2016 date-stamped five-star rating from independent crash tester the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Interestingly, the five-star result is in contrast to the four-star score given to the MX-5 by ANCAP’s sister organisation Euro NCAP in October last year...

Mazda MX-5 takes top prize at Good Design Australia awards

It's already World Car of the Year's best car overall and best-designed car, and now the new ND MX-5 has added another styling trophy to its cabinet with a win in Australia's annual Good Design awards. Nominees for the prize were announced in April, with aesthetically adventurous rivals like the Citroen C4 Cactus and Kia Sportage throwing down with the MX-5 and more classically styled contenders in the Volvo XC90 and Audi Q7...

Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model

The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has been produced in Japan, adding yet another milestone to the iconic soft-top's growing list of historic achievements. Repeatedly recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced, rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 - 27 years after mass-production of the model first began in April 1989...

Mazda MX-5 takes unprecedented double at World Car of the Year Awards

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 this week achieved an unprecedented double at the annual World Car of the Year Awards in New York, picking up the gongs for best design and the overall best car. The fourth-generation of Mazda’s iconic MX-5 convertible, released last year and racking up record sales, took all before it...

Mazda MX-5 breaking sales record, luring younger buyers

The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 is smashing all-time Australian sales records, but proving just as invaluable is its ability to lure much-needed younger buyers to the badge. The biggest year for the 27-year old Mazda MX-5 badge in Australia is 2006, when the then-new NC managed 1468 units. But since August 2015, the new ND has managed 1251 — and remember, the 2...

Mazda MX-5 coupe ruled out

Mazda has no plans to make a MX-5 coupe rival to the Toyota 86, because an MX-5 “always has to have an open roof” if it is to live up to the badge. These are the words of longtime Mazda MX-5 project leader Nobuhiro Yamamoto, speaking with us in New York this week at the world reveal of the MX-5 RF retractable fastback hardtop...

Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop revealed in New York

The Mazda MX-5 RF made its world premiere in New York today, bringing a new twist to the traditional idea of how to produce a folding hardtop. The ‘RF’ in Mazda MX-5 RF, as you’re no doubt wondering, stands for Retractable Fastback, which outlines what you need to know first and foremost about this new take on the world’s most popular convertible...

2017 Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe ready for New York motor show

The anticipated 2017 MX-5 Roadster Coupe name is on track for debut this month, if an official invitation for the New York motor show is anything to go by. The option of a folding hardtop was last seen in the now retired NC MX-5 range, with the all-new ND model currently available only in ragtop form...

Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz headline 2016 World Car of the Year finalists

Among the frenzy of super, hyper and mega cars revealed at this week's Geneva motor show, the top three finalists for the 2016 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award have been announced. With four key categories covered, comprising World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year, the top prize is the coveted title of World Car of the Year...