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New Mazda MX-5 sales: 66 per cent male; noticeably younger buyers than before

The new Mazda MX-5 is attracting a younger and different audience than those of the previous-generation model. The new Mazda MX-5 - which launched with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine in August - has been a hit with early adopters, with the two-door sports car registering 220 sales in August and a further 97 in September...

The Correspondent 2015: Mandy Turner becomes first-ever winner

The inaugural CarAdvice Correspondent competition has been run and won, with Victorian Mandy Turner becoming the first-ever winner. Securing herself a three-month paid position with CarAdvice – including training in journalism, presenting and driving – Mandy will also join the team at October’s 2015 Tokyo motor show with thanks to Mazda...

2016 Mazda MX-5 wait could be "longer than Ferrari 488", says brand

The waiting list for the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 could quickly become "longer than [the] Ferrari 488", says a Mazda Australia executive. Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak referenced CarAdvice's exclusively reported four-year wait on the Italian sports car in jest, though highlighted the brand's latest data where initial demand for the new halo model looks to easily outstrip foreseeable supply...

2016 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specifications

The 2.0-litre version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will start at $34,490 plus on-road costs when it reaches Australian showrooms in November. The larger-engined variant will arrive roughly three months after the 1.5-litre entry model, which officially launches today from $31,990. Mazda Australia is offering both the 1.5- and 2...

2016 Mazda MX-5 gets Autoexe styling and tuning package

The all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 has been on the global stage for less than a year, but already the tuning scene has turned its attention to the new roadster’s potential. Latest cab off the rank is Japan’s Autoexe, one of the better-known tuning houses from the MX-5’s homeland, and no stranger to tweaking Mazda products...

Mazda MX-5 program manager says "no chance" to turbocharging, yes to hardtop

Despite Mazda’s weight-reducing, ‘back to basics’ approach with the latest iteration of the MX-5 roadster, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, program manager for the all-new Mazda MX-5, told CarAdvice in an exclusive interview at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed that a folding metal hardtop will be offered, though stopping short on specific timing...

Mazda Global MX-5 Cup racer a possibility for Australia

The iconic Mazda MX-5 has been racing ever since it revived the idea of an affordable two-seat roadster after its unveiling at the 1989 Chicago auto show. Brilliant handling, cat-like agility and utterly dependable, the MX-5 has been slaying more powerful rivals on the road and track for years...

2016 Mazda MX-5 notches up more than 21,000 expressions of interest in Australia

The upcoming fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 doesn’t launch here until August, but that hasn’t stopped more than 21,000 prospective buyers registering their expressions of interest in the new roadster. Interest in the new MX-5 also appears thoroughly genuine, with over 6000 would-be buyers providing permission to Mazda dealers to contact them once the cars arrive in Australia...

Mazda celebrated at the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed

In recognition of Mazda’s racing heritage, a spectacular 40-metre sculpture featuring two racing cars, takes the top spot at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Inspired by Mazda’s Kodo design philosophy, as well as Danese Milano’s elegantly curved Ameland paper knife designed by Enzo Mari, Jerry Judah’s interpretation of Kodo combines 418 steel beams, each a different length and angle – thereby hanging the two cars over the Goodwood crowds...

2016 Mazda MX-5 priced from $31,990

The all-new Mazda MX-5 will cost from $31,990 plus on-road costs when it goes on sale in August. The pricing makes Mazda’s fourth-generation ‘ND’ roadster more than $15,000 cheaper than its predecessor, which was priced from $47,280. It also makes the 2016 Mazda MX-5 just $2000 more expensive than the original MX-5 that launched in Australia 26 years ago...

Mazda MX-5 production for Australia underway

The first 2015 Mazda MX-5 models destined for Australia have begun rolling off the production line at the company's Ujina plant near Hiroshima, ahead of their on-sale date in August.  Mazda Australia has already taken about 16,000 “registrations of interest” on the fourth-generation MX-5, which has understandably been the subject of a long-running promotional campaign...