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2020 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs

The Mazda CX-5 has received new standard equipment for 2020, gaining key safety and driver technology features, plus reduced cabin noise, across all variants. Pricing for the base Maxx Skyactiv-G 2.0L manual FWD is up $100 to $30,980 (plus on-road costs), while the range-topping Akera Skyactiv-D 2.2L auto AWD has gone up $200, starting from $51,330 (plus on-road costs)...

2014-2015 Mazda CX-5 recalled for lighting fix

Mazda has recalled model-years 2014 to 2015 examples of its popular CX-5 SUV to address a problem with its LED light signature. Affecting 7443 vehicles, the recall centres on the CX-5's daytime running lights (DRLs), which could flicker while driving or fail to illuminate. In the event that the vehicle's headlights are not also on, inactive DRLs could reduce its visibility...

Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept coming soon… to a PlayStation near you

Mazda has fuelled the fires of desire for its stunning RX-Vision Concept, first shown in 2015, unveiling a new GT3 variant. Like the ‘regular’ RX-Vision before it though, the RX-Vision GT3 won’t become a production reality, but you will get to drive this one – as part of PlayStation’s Gran Turismo Sport video game...

Mazda Assured: Guaranteed future value program launched

Mazda's finance arm has officially launched Mazda Assured, a new program that will allow customers to switch to a new Mazda model every few years while guaranteeing their current vehicle's buyback value when it comes time to trade it in...

CarAdvice Podcast: CX-30 v Kona, and Honda rules out leaving Oz

On the podcast this week is Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and Mike Stevens. In car news, Honda rules out leaving Australia, but may reduce its dealer network or appoint an independent distributor. Also, Toyota's hybrid cars are breaking Australian sales records, pricing revealed for the Mazda MX-30, and the 2021 Hyundai Elantra has been teased...

World Car of the Year finalists announced

The three finalists for the 2020 World Car of the Year awards have been announced: the US market Kia Telluride seven-seater and the Mazda3 hatch and Mazda CX-30 city SUV. The overall winner will be announced at the New York Auto Show next month. The three finalists – from a list of more than 50 contenders – were selected via secret ballot by 86 judges from 27 countries...

Mazda MX-30: UK pricing revealed

Mazda has announced its first-ever battery electric vehicle, the MX-30, will arrive in the United Kingdom from early 2021 with a post-subsidy price tag of just over AU$52,000. Only 500 examples of the Mazda MX-30 First Edition will be available to UK customers, with the vehicle available for pre-order at a price of £30,495 driveaway (AU$59,224), or £26,995 (AU$52,427) inclusive of the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) grant...

2020 Mazda CX-8 pricing and specs

Mazda has performed a minor about-face, adding two versions of its CX-8 seven-seat SUV powered by a petrol engine option - for the first time since the nameplate arrived in June 2018. The company has also greatly expanded the range from three specification variants, to eight...

Lexus and Mazda Australia top customer satisfaction table

Lexus and Mazda cleaned up in the 2019 Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction awards, based on findings from its single-source survey with a claimed sample size around 50,000 Australians. Lexus won the ‘Best of the Best’ award, given to the company with the highest average satisfaction of all 41 category winners...

Mazda Australia upgrades finance and servicing options, expands parts hub

Mazda, Australia’s second top-selling car company, has expanded its new in-house finance program to offer guaranteed future value (GFV) on all its models. GFV programs are a common offering across the industry. Basically, at the start of your finance plan (up to four years) you receive a figure showing the minimum worth of your car at the end of the term...

Mazda Australia addresses 3's sale decline

Sales of the new-generation Mazda 3 have fallen by about one-third over those of its predecessor model, but the company this week stood by its decision to move the car upmarket with higher pricing and a greater list of standard equipment. Figures show that between June 2019 and January 2020 - the period over which the hatchback and sedan models have been on sale - 13,587 Mazda 3s were sold, averaging about 1700 units a month...