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2019 Mazda 3 teaser released ahead of LA debut

A first official preview of the new-generation Mazda 3 has been handed down this evening, ahead of what is expected to be an LA motor show debut. For now, the company has confirmed only that the new model will appear in November, but this makes Los Angeles the most likely location...

Mitsuoka Rock Star unveiled

The Mitsuoka Rock Star has been revealed in Japan, and it's a remarkably good recreation of the second-generation Chevrolet Corvette based on the current Mazda MX-5. It's certainly easier to love than some of Mitsuoka's other creations, like the Orochi mid-engine sports car, and various Jaguar-inspired models based on the Nissan Micra...

2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5T launches in Japan

The Mazda CX-5 has been updated in its home market, confirming the availability of the CX-9's 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine for the mid-sized SUV. Available to pre-order now in the Japanese domestic market, the refreshed CX-5 range is the first model in the company's Japanese line-up to offer the turbocharged petrol powertrain – which makes 169kW at 4250rpm and 420Nm at 2000rpm – while also debuting Mazda's upgraded G-Vectoring Control Plus...

Mazda revives rotary engine for 2020 electric car

Mazda says it will launch two electric vehicles in 2020 – one a pure-electric model, and the other complemented by a rotary engine operating as a range extender. The Hiroshima-based automaker says rotary engines are perfect as range extenders due to their compact size, high power output and quiet operation...

CarAdvice podcast 122: Aussie entertainer and car tragic, Shane Jacobson!

Mandy Turner is joined by Paul Maric and James Wong this week. In car news, an Australian debut has been somewhat confirmed for the high-riding Ford Focus Active, Daimler has appointed a new CEO, the 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N has been revealed, and the Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol has appeared on an Australian Government database...

Mazda CX-5 2.5 turbo petrol shows up on Australian database

A Mazda CX-5 2.5T is all but confirmed for some markets overseas already, and a new entry on an Australian government database suggests we could see such a model in local showrooms very soon. Some keen-eyed CarAdvice readers noticed a new filing from Mazda Australia, detailing a five-strong engine variant line-up – four carryover, one new...

2019 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specs

Mazda has rolled out its 2019 MX-5 updates, adding a more powerful 2.0-litre naturally aspirated engine, reach-adjustable steering column, and standard reverse camera as star attractions for the iconic roadster range. The MX-5 line-up has been revised with the the majority of 1.5-litre models struck from the Australian range, leaving only the entry-level Roadster with the smaller engine...

CarAdvice podcast 119: LIVE from our reader Mazda driving event in Tasmania!

This week Mandy Turner and Trent Nikolic are recording from Tasmania at the CarAdvice event where five readers got the chance to experience being a motoring journalist for a day in the 2019 Mazda CX-9. In car news, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC has been revealed, Apple has reported its first self-driving crash, the Ford Endura ST-Line has been confirmed for Australia, and the Lexus UX will be launching without Apple CarPlay Down Under...

2019 Mazda CX-9 pricing and specs

Mazda Australia has detailed the revised CX-9 range, headlined by the standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the first time, along with a new range-topping variant. Kicking off at $44,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level Sport with front-wheel drive (+$1100), the range is now fitted as standard with the full suite of Mazda's i-Activesense driver-assistance technologies, including adaptive cruise control with stop&go function, lane-keep assist, traffic sign recognition and automatic high-beam...

Mazda tops after-sales service satisfaction - study

Mazda has topped the JD Power Customer Service Satisfaction survey for the third year running in Australia, edging Toyota and Nissan for the crown. There were a few trends throughout the survey, most notably that transparency and ease of service booking were key...

2019 Mazda CX-3 pricing and specs

Mazda has revealed pricing and specifications for its 2019 CX-3 small SUV range, which follows the lead of international versions by introducing a new centre console design with armrest and a new larger 1.8-litre diesel engine option. Amongst 2019 model year changes the CX-3 adopts a rear-view camera as standard equipment for the base model which sees a 7...