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Mazda releases revised Special Needs vehicle in Japan

Mazda has today announced the launch of its redesigned Mazda AZ-Wagon i, a special needs vehicle equipped with a sloping access ramp for wheelchairs. The new model is based on the fully redesigned AZ-Wagon micro-mini that was launched in Japan in September 2008. The new AZ-Wagon i has a wide opening at the rear and a spacious cabin with a high roof...

Mazda RX-8 SP for Targa Tasmania

If you're like us, you've probably wondered at one point or another, why doesn't Mazda turbocharge the RX-8 and the MX-5 as regular production models? The answer is long and complicated, we've been told by inside sources that even though Mazda Australia has always been keen (and has made special edition turbo models with the MX-5), one of the reasons is that Mazda Japan is hard to convince...

Honda, Nissan, Mazda to seek Japanese government help

Japanese car makers Honda, Nissan and Mazda say they might need to join Toyota in seeking crisis loans from the Japanese government as the industry battles through the global economic downturn. At this point the amount of money to be requested in unclear with all three companies declining to put a figure on the amount they would request from the state-backed Japan Bank for International Cooperation...

Mazda celebrates small car sales milestone

The Mazda3 today continued its impressive start to its Australian sales year by notching up a total figure of 2989 units for February. This figure has helped Mazda achieve another great milestone with February seeing the brand bring about combined sales of 400,000 units of the Mazda 323 and Mazda3 models since first going on sale in 1978  (238,722 and 161,310 for 323 and Mazda3 respectively)...

2009 Mazda3 MPS official details

Mazda has finally unveiled its new generation 3 MPS flagship at the Geneva Motor Show, which also means the Australian public can get their first glimpse of the new model with a delayed unveiling at the Melbourne International Motor Show. Using a nearly identical MZR 2.3-litre DISI turbocharged petrol engine from its predecessor, the new MPS remains as one of the most powerful front-wheel drive compact cars...

2009 Mazda MX-5 at MIMS

The new Mazda MX-5 has gone on show at the Melbourne International Motor Show this morning headlining a host of cosmetic, mechanical and ergonomic upgrades. To be offered in both soft-top and folding hard-top, the new MX-5 will arrive in Mazda showrooms from mid-March. Featuring a 118kW MZR 2.0-litre, the MX-5 has had an increase in the rev limiter to 7500rpm...

New Mazda3 to gain ESP as standard

Mazda has today announced the new-generation Mazda3 will feature ESP (Electronic Stability Control) as standard equipment on all model grades when the car makes its long awaiting debut following the Melbourne International Motor Show this Friday. Mazda3 Maxx Sport and SP25 models will also gain Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity and satellite navigation as standard features...

2010 Mazda CX-7 sneaks into Toronto

The facelifted 2010 Mazda CX-7 has made an understated debut at the Canadian Auto Show, shunted out of the spotlight by the headlining grabbing unveilings at this week's Chicago Auto Show. This new model brings the CX-7 in line with the new generation Mazda design philosophy which has already been applied to the majority of the range. A new MZR 2...

Australia among the first to see new Mazda3 MPS

Australian hot hatch enthusiasts will see the new-generation Mazda3 MPS just hours after the turbocharged performance hatchback makes its international debut on the other side of the world. Mazda is fast-tracking a Mazda3 MPS to the Melbourne International Motor Show less than a day after its official world debut at the Geneva Auto Salon...

Mazda's MX-5 celebrates its 20th birthday

There may not be too many cars one can refer to as iconic in this day and age, but the Mazda MX-5 certainly is just that. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this week, the world’s best-selling lightweight two-seat roadster has sold more than 850,000 units across the globe since being revealed at the Chicago Motor Show on February 9th, 1989...

New Mazda3, SP-25 & MX-5 for MIMS

It feels like the wait is almost over with the next generation of the Mazda3, Australia's best-selling car, to make its Australian debut at the Melbourne International Motor Show. Both sedan and hatch models will offer even higher levels of quality, practicality, performance and value. The all-new Mazda3 SP-25 will also be on show...