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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...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Toyota VP of Sales and Marketing, Sean Hanley

On this week's podcast are Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Mike Stevens. Mike Costello talks about the new car sales figures for January and reviews the Mazda CX-30.  Toyota vice president of sales and marketing, Sean Hanley, joins us to talk about EVs, Tundra potential, and the waiting time on the RAV4 Hybrid...

Mazda Australia still undecided on MX-30 electric car

Mazda Australia has delayed a decision on whether to import the MX-30 electric car, but promises to make its plan public by the middle of this year. Australia's second-most popular car brand revealed its first EV at last October’s Tokyo Motor Show, a 4.4-metre long high-riding hatch with ‘freestyle’ rear-opening back doors, interior materials including recycled plastic and cork, and a 35...

2020 Mazda CX-30 pricing and specs

Mazda has announced pricing for the hotly-anticipated CX-30 SUV, kicking off at $29,990 before on-road costs – or around $4000 more than the equivalent 3 hatchback. NOTE: This story was first published in November 2019. The CX-30 is now on sale in Australia, and our Australian launch review is now live. Read it here...

Mazda RX-9 to use turbocharged inline six – report

Rumours continue to swirl about a new generation of RX sports car for the Mazda line. Recently, we’ve heard Mazda will share a rear-wheel-drive platform with Lexus and introduce inline six-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. We’ve even seen a patent filing that hinted at a new flagship sports car for the brand...

2020 Mazda CX-30 scores five stars in ANCAP testing

Mazda's important CX-30 SUV has achieved five stars in ANCAP testing, returning the highest score for Adult Occupant Protection in the road safety body's history. The high-riding CX-30, which rivals the Kia Seltos, scored 99 per cent for Adult Occupant Protection. It also returned an impressive 88 per cent for Child Occupant Protection, and 80 per cent for Vulnerable Road User Protection...

Beat the price rises: currency pressure poised to push up the cost of cars in 2020

After three decades of record low prices and affordability, Australia’s top-selling cars are on the brink of becoming more expensive. Car companies are warning dealers they can no longer absorb the cost of unfavourable exchange rates. They have been told prices of popular models could rise by between $500 and $1000 – and discounts will be not as generous as they have been in the recent past...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: Corolla v Mazda3 sedans

Join Mandy Turner, Mike Costello, and Kez Casey for the first podcast back for 2020! We chat with Mike Duff about his drive in the Aston Martin DBX prototype and discuss if it feels like an Aston Martin. Mike compares the 2020 Toyota Corolla and Mazda3 sedans. We talk to CarAdvice reader Tim about his owner review of the 2017 Holden Astra RS, which he bought new...