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Mazda: Company's first electric vehicle will be a 'coupe SUV'

Mazda is set to debut its first electric vehicle at the 2019 Tokyo motor show next week, and the latest teaser has confirmed it will be a crossover. The tall body and large glasshouse in the teaser image confirms our suspicions the EV would be a crossover, and spy photos of a development mule wearing a CX-30 body indicated as much...

Mazda EV: Interior teased ahead of Tokyo debut

Mazda has teased the electric vehicle it plans to release at the 2019 Tokyo motor show next week, releasing a single image of the car's cabin. The new EV will be the brand's first, and will feature an interior that creates "a feeling of being enveloped in openness". Based on the image, the infotainment controller and volume knob will carry over from the new 3, while the gear stick will be new for Mazda...

Mazda 3, 6, CX-5 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 35,476 diesel versions of its Mazda 3, Mazda 6 and CX-5 model lines over concerns build-up of carbon deposits could cause premature wear of certain engine components. According to the Japanese brand, "The affected vehicles may accumulate carbon deposits in the intake shutter valve"...

ACCC releases list of 'critical' Takata airbags on Aussie roads

The owners of vehicles still fitted with "critical" Takata airbag inflators are being urged to stop driving their cars immediately. A range of Honda, Toyota, Nissan, BMW, Mazda and Lexus models sold between 2001 and 2004 are fitted with Takata inflators that have a "severe risk of mis-deployment" if they activate...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

Mazda 3 TCR racer revealed

Mazda has finally given the 3 hatchback a turbo engine, a more aggressive body, and a track-ready suspension – but it's reserved for TCR racers only. Boo! That's right, the latest 3 has been given a racy makeover for the fast-growing TCR race series, meaning we could see Mazda's compact hatch rubbing panels with race versions of the Hyundai i30, Audi RS3, Honda Civic Type R, Renault Megane, Peugeot 308, Volkswagen Golf and Alfa Romeo Giulietta...

2017 Mazda CX-9 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for the 2017 model-year CX-9 crossover over concerns a wiring issue could cause "communication errors" between the vehicle's control modules. The company reports affected vehicles could have wiring harness connectors that have "weak retention force"...

2018 Mazda 2 recalled

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year Mazda 2 light car over concerns an issue with the fuel tank could cause a leak. The Japanese brand reports affected vehicles may have fuel tanks that "exceed the specified manufacturing dimensions and place additional strain on the fuel tank retaining strap, which may weaken or potentially break"...

Mazda EV coming to Tokyo motor show - UPDATE

Mazda will reveal its first pure-electric vehicle at the upcoming Tokyo motor show, according to a new report. UPDATE: September 25, 2019: Mazda has at 8:00pm confirmed it will release its first-ever electric vehicle at the Tokyo motor show. The company says the car will be a "completely new model", and it'll be "developed in accordance with Mazda's human-centric philosophy" and make "full use of the benefits of electric drive technology"...

Patent filings hint at Mazda RX-9

Recently-discovered patent filings suggest Mazda could be developing a new two-door coupe powered by a rotary engine. Motor magazine in Japan has recently uncovered a patent for a "vehicle shock absorption structure". The accompanying diagram shows a new spaceframe design with a small engine bay, which seems too snug to fit a non-rotary internal combustion engine...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: LIVE from our 11-ute comparison

Join us for our first episode of Automotive Industry Insights with Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Josh Dowling, live from the Melbourne 4x4 Proving Ground for our massive 2019 dual-cab ute comparison! We get to know the new CarAdvice and Drive CEO, Alex Parsons. Kez Casey compares the 2019 Abarth 124 Spider and Mazda MX-5 Roadster...