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Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha admit to improper emissions testing

Mazda, Suzuki and Yamaha have joined a growing list of Japanese companies falsifying data, with all three admitting to improper fuel economy and emissions testing. First reported by industry journal, Automotive News Europe, the announcements come after internal investigations made by all three firms ordered by the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism...

2018 Mazda CX-5 diesel, CX-8 recalled

Mazda has recalled diesel CX-5 and CX-8 models over concerns the engine might not restart when it's switched off. According to the company, the problem can leave owners stranded in a car that won't start, posing a hazard to both themselves and other road users. A total of 131 cars, sold between April 24 and May 28, 2018, are included in the campaign...

Mazda moves to five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

Mazda has joined the likes of Holden and Ford, extending its three-year warranty to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre program. The longer term applies to all vehicles sold from August 1, and brings the company into line with Holden, Ford, Hyundai, Honda, Mitsubishi, Peugeot, Renault, Skoda and Citroen...

Here’s your chance to be a motoring journalist for a day

Ever wondered what it would be like to attend a car launch? Would you like to drive some of the country’s finest driving roads? Read on to find out more. UPDATE, 13/08: Entries are now closed. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.  At CarAdvice we have a very active community of readers, who love to get involved in our content...

Mazda CX-8, Volvo XC40 score five-star ANCAP results

The new Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 have both been awarded a five-star safety rating by ANCAP, under the updated testing regimedescribed as the "toughest" to date. The XC40 scored 97 per cent for adult occupant protection, 84 per cent for child occupant protection, 71 per cent for vulnerable road user protection and 78 per cent in the safety assist category...

CarAdvice podcast 109: LIVE from Yarra Honda, plus tinting laws discussed

This week, Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Trent Nikolic are broadcasting from Yarra Honda in Victoria. In car news, Volkswagen has broken the Pikes Peak record in the I.D R, and it's after a speed record at Bonneville in a Jetta. The 2019 Audi A4, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera, and Chevrolet Blazer have also been revealed this week...

2018 Mazda CX-8 pricing and specs: official

Mazda has finally revealed full specifications for its CX-8 diesel seven-seater, ahead of a July 1 on-sale date. The brand provided range pricing earlier this month, but what each grade of car offered was a mystery... until now. Perhaps unsurprisingly, final specs match those revealed in a dealer document leaked to CarAdvice earlier this year...

Mazda Australia confirms Apple CarPlay, Android Auto

It’s been a long time coming, but Mazda will finally offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across its range by the end of the year and there’s good news in store for current owners. Unlike a lot of manufacturers that won’t retrofit new technology to existing products, Mazda will offer customers the ability to retrofit the smartphone mirroring technology to all vehicles equipped with MZD Connect...

Mazda wishes RX-7 a happy 40th - video

The rotary is dead for now, but fans of the Mazda RX-7 are still very much alive and kicking. In a nod to the legendary nameplate on its 40th birthday, Mazda UK has assembled all three generations for a video. Given they're now valuable classics, you could have forgiven Mazda for parking three RX-7s side-by-side and releasing a few photos...

2019 Mazda CX-5 to get 2.5T in the US - report

The CX-5 SUV could be the next member of the Mazda line-up to get the brand's 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, if new documents out of the US are anything to go by. Autoevolution published a document (below) made to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) – the state's regulatory body for emissions and air quality – which apparently indicates the CX-5 will offer the 2...

CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang

Kez Casey and Scott Collie join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been confirmed, 2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs have been released, and the Kia Cerato will get the GT treatment. Also, International Engine of the Year goes to Ferrari, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is getting a more powerful engine, and Elon Musk is promising 'full self-driving features' for Tesla in August...