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2021 Mazda MX-30: Electric model with rotary range-extender likely for Australia

Following confirmation both the mild-hybrid and all-electric versions of Mazda's new MX-30 small SUV will arrive in Australia in 2021, the brand's local arm has confirmed it is also interested in offering the electric model with a rotary range-extender as "a third addition" in 2022...

2020 Mazda CX-30 recalled for automatic boot fault

Mazda Australia has recalled 2668 examples of its CX-30 small SUV, citing a potential fault with the auto-closing boot function. The affected vehicles were sold between 8 January 2020 and 26 February 2021, all stamped Model Year 2020...

How big is the boot space? Every SUV in Australia in 2021, ranked

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

The safest cars for young drivers under $30,000 in Australia

Buying a new car is an exciting yet arduous process – more so when it's your first time jumping through the hoops. While key factors such as style, performance and price are usually top of mind, given that novice drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes – due to a combination of inexperience and older, cheaper and less safe cars – safety should also make the list of priorities...

Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 continue strong run of sales

The Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 ute twins under the skin continued their strong run of sales in February, according to the most recent VFACTS sales data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Isuzu reported 1765 examples of its D-Max as sold over the month, comprising 485 rear-wheel drive 4x2 models and 1280 four-wheel-drive variants...

2021 Mazda CX-8 price and specs: Touring SP and flagship Asaki LE added

2021 Mazda CX-8 range expands Sporty Touring SP and flagship Asaki LE now offered Updated infotainment system for premium variants $1390 price rise for CX-8 GT Priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs to $69,920 plus on-road costs The 2021 Mazda CX-8 has been updated for the new year, and following in the footsteps of its Mazda SUV stablemates, gains a sporty new Touring SP variant...

2021 Mazda CX-8 update: Australian details revealed early

Australian details of the 2021 Mazda CX-8 have been outed online, ahead of the updated three-row Mazda SUV's expected showroom arrival in March or April. Details published on social media reveal the bulk of the updates unveiled in Japan in December 2020 will make their way to Australia, with the local Mazda CX-8 line-up to benefit from new technology, updated feature lists and an expanded range with two new variants...

2021 Mazda CX-5 price and specs: Sporty GT SP now available

2021 Mazda CX-5 range sees minor updates New CX-5 GT SP adds sporty styling Prices rise across the range by up to $1050 Priced from $31,190 plus on-road costs to $52,380 plus on-road costs The 2021 Mazda CX-5 range has been updated, and like many of its stablemates, has seen the introduction of a new CX-5 GT SP variant...

Large Mazda rotary 'barn find' collection surfaces in US

UPDATE: Since this story was written, the original ad has been taken down by the owner. An advertisement on Facebook Marketplace has revealed a collection of dozens of old Mazda rotary models. Some 72 vehicles – of which most are Mazda RX-7 sports cars – have been stored in a factory in the southern US state of Louisiana, and all have been offered up for individual sale...

Mazda MX-5's Spanish cousin unveiled: Hurtan Grand Albaycin

A rebodied Mazda MX-5 – named the Grand Albaycin – has been officially unveiled by Spanish coachbuilder Hurtan. The Spanish roadster shares its Japanese cousin's standard 1.5- and 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated four-cylinder engines, producing 97kW/152Nm and 135kW/205Nm respectively...

2020 Mazda BT-50 recalled due to seatbelt fault

Mazda Australia has recalled 130 examples of the 2020 Mazda BT-50 TF ute (MY20) as the rear seatbelt may have been installed incorrectly. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the pretensioner mechanism in the BT-50 could malfunction in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury to passengers...