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Mazda MX-6 trademarked in Japan

The Hiroshima-based car maker has filed a trademark application for the Mazda MX-6 name in its homeland. AutoGuide found the application for use on "automobiles and parts and accessories thereof" at the Japanese Patent Office's website, and a copy of it can be seen on the EU's European Trade Mark and Design Network...

Mazda: Volume shouldn't come first

Mazda says that despite being one of the smallest independent automotive brands in the world, the company cannot put volume ambitions as its first priority, with the recently-appointed global CEO admitting that such a goal would create the wrong culture internally...

Mazda MPS models dead

Mazda has no plans to bring back its high-performance MPS brand, which has previously graced the 3 and 6, on its latest generation of products. That's according to its global boss, who spoke with CarAdvice at the Los Angeles motor show. Although we haven’t seen new MPS models for many years, plenty of fans in Australia continue to hold the last Mazda 3 and Mazda 6 MPS in high regard...

CarAdvice podcast 131: Around Australia in a Tesla Model X

This week you're joined by Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Scott Collie. In car news, the 2019 Porsche 911 and Mazda 3 have been revealed, Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specs have been announced, and GM has announced it'll be closing factories and culling models. Trent Nikolic reviews the 2019 Kia Rio GT-Line. On The Shortlist, we help Mark look for a ute for under $40,000...

Mazda design 'less digital, more handcrafted’

Mazda says its design language is focused on originality and the art of human creation, eschewing the current trend for a more digital design process, which it says leads to most modern cars looking similar. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Los Angeles motor show, Mazda design boss, Ikuo Maeda, said continuous focus on becoming a more premium offering in the mainstream market has forced the brand's design team to raise its game...

Mazda rotary sports car ‘still a dream’, no work started

The much talked about, on again, off again, Mazda rotary sports car appears to still be in the very early stages of development, putting doubt on previous assertions that the vehicle would be ready for a 2020 release. Speaking with media at the Los Angeles motor show today, the Japanese company’s boss of Powertrain developments, Ichiro Hirose, admitted that while a new RX-8 (or RX-9) is his personal dream, it remains just that for the time-being...

Internal combustion engine still the focus for the foreseeable future: Mazda

Mazda says that while the advancements of electric vehicles are promising, its company philosophy of looking at the CO2 emissions of its vehicles as a ‘well to wheel’ approach – rather than just the tailpipe emissions – means the internal combustion engine (ICE) still has plenty of life left in it...

CarAdvice on YourMoney, 28 November 2018: What's on this week's show?

On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric look at the impact of autonomous tech on driver attentiveness, Mazda's tough times, and news that will see recall-resistant drivers kept off the road. First up: A new study has shown that Tesla's Autopilot driving system can reduce a driver's reaction time in the event of an incident...

2019 Mazda 3 revealed: Australian debut set for mid-year

The all-new 2019 Mazda 3 has been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show this week. Although iterative in its look, today's reveal signals 'a new era' for the Japanese brand. Both five-door hatchback and four-door sedan versions will be offered once again, though unlike the outgoing model the two body styles will have distinct personalities – Mazda says the hatch is 'emotive' while the sedan is 'elegant'...

2019 Mazda 3: Leaked images reveal new look

UPDATE: And now it's official. Full details here. With an embargo on the new 2019 Mazda 3 hatch and sedan's global unveiling less than two hours away, a suite of leaked photos have found their way online. According to Jalopnik, 'another outlet' let these ones loose ahead of schedule. We love a big reveal as much as the next fan, but..

2019 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs: Turbo petrol flagship arrives

Mazda Australia has confirmed details for the 2019 CX-5 range, which now offers a turbocharged petrol option, along with enhanced equipment levels across the board. UPDATE: Pricing has been revealed, with rises between $480 and $1080 across the board. Check out the table at the bottom of the story for full details...