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2021 Mazda MX-30 coming to Australia: Electric and mild-hybrid confirmed

The 2021 Mazda MX-30 has officially been confirmed for an Australian launch, with both the all-electric and mild-hybrid variants set to arrive in 2021. The MX-30 marks Mazda's first-ever, mass-production electric car, having debuted at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and launched in production form in overseas markets early in 2020...

2021 Mazda MX-5 price and specs: Updated sports car gains track-oriented GT RS variant

2021 Mazda MX-5 receives mild updates New GT RS variant adds BBS wheels, Brembo brakes, Bilstein dampers Wireless Apple CarPlay, new colours added to core range The 2021 Mazda MX-5 has received a raft of minor updates for the new year, with the first examples reaching showrooms in January 2021...

2021 Mazda CX-5 and CX-8 updated for Japan, no word on Australian plans

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 and CX-8 have been updated in Japan, with a raft of small changes applied across the two models. Firstly, Mazda has given the 2.2-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine in the CX-5 gets a minor power bump, from 140kW to 147kW. Torque is unchanged at 450Nm, but throttle response and transmission changes are said to be improved over the current model...

Toyota Yaris to spawn hybrid Mazda 2 replacement for Europe – report

The replacement for the long-running Mazda 2 city car in Europe could be a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris, if a new report is to be believed. British publication Autocar, citing an official presentation shown during a recent Mazda earnings call, claims Mazda will offer a rebadged version of the Toyota Yaris Hybrid – likely as a replacement for the Hiroshima-based brand's Mazda 2 city car – in Europe by 2023...

US study names the car brands with the best reliability in 2020

An annual survey ranking the most reliable car brands in the United States has crowned Mazda as the manufacturer with the best record in 2020. Every year, Consumer Reports – an independent product testing and research agency – ranks car brands according to their reliability scores, which are ascertained via the agency's own testing of at least two models in a manufacturers' line-up...

Around the tracks: The world's most enthusiastic car salesman

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Mazda 3 updated for Japan with more power, improved refinement

Mazda has unveiled a range of updates for the brand's popular 2021 Mazda 3 small car in Japan, though it's unclear whether the changes will make their way to Australia. Headlining the updates – at least those most relevant to Australian customers – are upgrades for the recently-introduced, breakthrough SkyActiv-X petrol engine...

Isuzu D-Max to stop production for three months, Mazda BT-50 ok for now

The waiting time for a new Isuzu D-Max ute is about to get longer, with production “suspended” for the next three months after a parts supplier was shut down in Europe due to COVID-19 – and its twin under the skin, the Mazda BT-50, is also likely to be affected. Although the Isuzu D-Max and Mazda BT-50 utes are made on the same production line in Thailand, parts for the jointly-developed vehicles are sourced globally...

Five new wagons you can buy for under $40,000 in Australia

The cliche goes that motoring journalists are only really satisfied behind the wheel of a station wagon with a manual transmission – and it’s not incorrect. At CarAdvice, our wagon-loving ways take many forms, but we can all agree on one thing: it is the superior body type...

2021 Mazda BT-50 price and specs: Single cab and Freestyle cab models join the range

2021 Mazda BT-50 gets XT-grade only for single and Freestyle cab Cab-chassis configuration across the range ANCAP 5-star safety retained Priced from $36,550 plus on-road costs The missing single cab and extra cab variants of the 2021 Mazda BT-50 have been announced, with Mazda taking a strictly work-focussed approach to the new additions...

Mazda introduces newly-manufactured original parts for first generation MX-5

Owners of the original Mazda MX-5 (NA) will now find it easier to keep their iconic drop-tops in tip top condition with Mazda revealing it has started manufacturing new replacement parts for the 30-year-old roadster. The catch for Aussies, it’s limited to Europe and the UK for now...