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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...

2018 Mazda BT-50 recalled for steering fix

Mazda Australia has issued a recall for 11 BT-50 utes sold at the end of April, over concerns vehicles could experience a loss of steering. The company reports that a "potential quality issue" with the welding of the lower intermediate steering shaft is the cause of the fault, which in turn could cause sudden, unexpected loss of steering...

2018 Mazda CX-8 pricing revealed

Pricing for the hotly-anticipated Mazda CX-8 has been revealed, ahead of the seven-seater's arrival in dealerships next month. The SUV will be offered in three trim variants: Sport front-wheel drive, Sport all-wheel drive and Asaki all-wheel drive. Regardless of trim, power will come from a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel, producing 140kW and 450Nm...

2019 Mazda MX-5 to get more powerful engine, not confirmed for Australia

The updated Mazda MX-5 has been unveiled in Japan, where it has gained a more powerful 2.0-litre engine and a telescoping steering wheel among other changes. The MX-5's 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine has been massaged to deliver 137kW, up from 118kW. The redline has also been raised from 6800rpm to 7500rpm, and torque increased slightly from 200Nm to 205Nm...

CarAdvice podcast 105: Nissan Terra and Mazda 6 launch reports

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, the Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with a new 1.8-litre diesel, while the CX-8 goes on sale locally in July. Another 1.1-million vehicles have been added to the Takata airbag recall, Ford launches '2nd Car' for Australian buyers, and California begins a digital number plates trial...

Review Wrap: Hand-picked content from May

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from May? We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories. 2018 Volvo XC40 T5 R-Design review It's Volvo's first foray into the compact SUV segment and it's a cracker of a car...

2018 Mazda 6 pricing and specs

The upgraded 14-variant Mazda 6 sedan and wagon range has arrived, sporting a number of pretty substantial improvements to give one of the (declining) segment’s top-sellers a boost in the areas of performance, safety and cabin luxury. This boost is not just figurative, but also literal, because Mazda has fitted a 2...

2019 Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

The facelifted 2019 Mazda CX-3 range has launched in the company's home market of Japan, hinting at what's to expect from the updated crossover when it arrives in Australian showrooms later this year. Headlining the upgrades are a new 1.8-litre turbo diesel, new active safety equipment, and more upmarket trimmings and finishes throughout the cabin...

2018 Mazda CX-8 on sale from July

The new 2018 Mazda CX-8 will go on sale in Australia from July 1, slotting below the slightly larger CX-9 in the company's local line-up, the company has confirmed with CarAdvice. While final pricing and specification details are yet to be confirmed, we do know the CX-8 will offer the 140kW/450Nm 2...