NEWS INDEX: Mazda
Mazda MX-5: 2.0-litre version released
4th December, 2015
Available in two grades - including the Roadster and Roadster GT
- with either a 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission, the 2.0L Mazda MX-5 comes with the features
available on the 1.5 litre models, but with a range of additions .....
Mazda RX-Vision sports car concept
29th October, 2015
A new rotary sports car for the future? .....
Mazda 2 sedan arrives & hatch updated
23rd August, 2015
The entry-level Neo sedan comes with cruise control, Bluetooth®,
keyless push-button engine start, ABS, DSC, ESS and rear parking sensors as standard equipment .....
Mazda MX-5 release imminent
10th August, 2015
With over 16,000 local sales since its launch in 1989, the MX-5
arrives in the guise of the all-new fourth generation "ND" model; Prices* start from $31,990* .....
Mazda MX-5: price announced for new model
19th May, 2015
In production now, the entry-level Roadster will be available in
Australia from mid-August with a 1.5 litre petrol engine and with a choice of either a 6-speed automatic or 6-speed
manual transmission .....
Mazda 2 sedan confirmed for Australia
21st April, 2015
Returning for the first time since 2010, Mazda 2 sedan
incorporates the styling of Mazda’s so called ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language .....
Mazda CX-3 released
22nd March, 2015
Mazda has put its first-ever CX-3 up against such worthy
competitors as Holden Trax, Mitsubishi ASX, Nissan Juke, Kia Sportage, Hyundai ix35 and the all-new Honda HR-V .....
Mazda CX-5 updated
21st January, 2015
On sale from 1st February, the new Mazda CX-5 has evolved
with some internal and external styling changes; the introduction of new technologies takes safety to a new
level on the top model, whilst improved dynamics make driving more enjoyable .....
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Mazda CX-3 debuts
30th November, 2014
The all-new compact cross-over SUV will compete with popular
cars such as Holden Trax, Nissan Juke, Kia Sportage, Hyundai ix35, Mitsubishi ASX, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Jeep
Compass, the soon to be released Honda HR-V and Renault Captur and the upcoming Jeep Renegade .....
Mazda 2 new generation release imminent
31st October, 2014
Re-worked from the ground up, and integrating the lines of
Mazda’s so called ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language and innovative technology, all-new Mazda 2 has more
power yet is more fuel efficient, offers new styling, and is better connected than any of its predecessors .....
Mazda CX-3 due 2015
28th October, 2014
CX-3 is the fifth vehicle in Mazda’s line-up of
new-generation products that feature the full range of so called SKYACTIV Technology and ‘KODO—Soul of
Motion’ design influences .....
Mazda MX-5 revealed
4th September, 2014
Weighing 100kg less than the outgoing model and with the
lowest-ever centre of gravity, the new MX-5 enhances the Jinba Ittai “rider-and-horse-as one”
responsiveness and agility that is typical of the MX-5 .....
Mazda MX-5 25th Anniversary Edition
10th August, 2014
Featuring off-white leather upholstery and door trim, and a black
leather arm rest, steering wheel and, in the manual version, a shift knob. Red stitching is another feature .....
The new Mazda 2 revealed
17th July, 2014
Production of new Mazda 2, which has been fully redesigned
for the first time in seven years, has begun at Mazda’s Hofu Plant No. 1 in Yamaguchi, Japan .....
Mazda MX-5 4th generation unveiling details
3rd July, 2014
Mazda will unveil the upcoming 4th generation Mazda MX-5 at a "Thank
You" event in Japan. It will be simultaneously unveiled in USA and Spain .....
Mazda 3 diesel returning
20th May, 2014
Mazda 3 buyers will get more choice with the confirmation that a
diesel version is to be added to the local 3 line-up later this year .....
Mazda 3 prices announced
28th January, 2014
Offered in sedan or hatch, it comes with a 2.0 litre petrol or 2.5
litre petrol engine and with the choice of two transmission types, the 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual .....
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Mazda's domestic Cross-Over
26th December, 2013
The tiny Mazda Flair Crossover is readying for release in Japan during
late January 2014. It is for Japanese consumption only! .....
Mazda CX-5 updated
12th November, 2013
Pricing for Maxx and Maxx Sport models remain unchanged, with
the Safety Pack available for $1,490* on the Maxx Sport. There is a increase of $400* and $800* for Grand
Touring and Akera respectively .....
Mazda 2 line-up revised
6th September, 2013
The revised line-up sees a new Neo Sport model replace the
previous entry-level Neo while the Maxx Sport model replaces both the Maxx and the Genki .....
Mazda's new 3 uncovered
27th June, 2013
In Australia, all-new Mazda 3 will be offered with two engine choices at
launch, the 2.0-litre petrol engine and the new 2.5-litre petrol engine. The 2.0-litre option produces maximum power of
114kW and 200Nm of torque while the larger 2.5-litre alternative has an output of 138kW and 250Nm .....
Mazda 6 recall
26th March, 2013
A total of approximately 15,000 Mazda 6s globally are subject to
the recall including 1,531 in Australia .....
Mazda CX-9 updated
24th December, 2012
The new Mazda CX-9 adopts Mazda’s ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design
language and is the third new-release Mazda to feature its range of ‘i-ACTIVSENSE’ technologies .....
Mazda 6 released
7th December, 2012
A flagship model for a new generation of Mazda products,
the Mazda 6 incorporates the very best of Mazda’s craftsmanship and technical expertise across all domains,
from dynamic performance and design, through to environmental performance and safety .....
New engine for 2013 Mazda CX-5
21st November, 2012
The 2.5 litre petrol engine will replace the SKYACTIV-G 2.0
litre petrol engine on All-Wheel Drive (AWD) Maxx, Maxx Sport and GT models .....
Mazda BT-50 recall
8th November, 2012
Approximately 3,500 Mazda BT-50 dual cab utilities are being recalled
in Australia due to a faulty latch fitted to the back seat .....
There's a new Mazda 6 coming
26th October, 2012
Mazda tries to provide stylish, insightful and spirited
cars and the all-new Mazda 6 carries on this tradition while also offering an improved environmental
Updated Mazda MX-5 coming soon
6th September, 2012
In addition to exterior and interior updates, the new look
Mazda MX-5 also features enhanced driving attributes in an endeavour to make it more appealing .....
Mazda 6 to debut next month
25th July, 2012
Mazda will hold the world premiere of the all-new 6 sedan,
totally redesigned for the first time in five years, at the 2012 Moscow Motor Show .....
Mazda MX-5 updated in Japan
8th July, 2012
The front end has been redesigned to present a more aggressive
look. For the interior, a new luxury tan colour is available for the genuine leather seats .....
Mazda MX-5 at Goodwood's Festival of Speed
8th July, 2012
Built by race specialists Jota Sport, the MX-5 GT Concept produces 205
bhp from a normally aspirated 2.0-litre Mazda petrol engine which is matched to the car’s standard manual gearbox .....
Mazda MX-5 "Kuro" for UK
8th July, 2012
The name Kuro, meaning Black in Japanese, is echoed in the sporty,
dark accents of this latest pair of Special Edition models. A Brilliant Black roof, Brilliant Black door mirrors and
dark gunmetal 17-inch alloy wheels, contrast dramatically with the three exterior colours .....
Mazda increases BT-50 line-up
22nd June, 2012
Mazda has strengthened its BT-50 line-up with two new 4x2
models and the addition of new equipment to the BT-50 4x4 Dual Cab GT .....
Alfa Romeo & Mazda roadster for 2015
23rd May, 2012
The study calls for both Mazda and Alfa Romeo/Fiat to develop two
differentiated, distinctly styled and brand-specific light weight, roadsters featuring rear-wheel drive .....
Mazda CX-5 diesel fuel consumption revealed
25th January, 2012
Mazda have announced that their new CX-5 powered by the 2.2 litre
SKYACTIV-D diesel engine will deliver fuel economy of 5.7 litres per 100 km on the combined cycle .....
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Final Mazda RX-8 due 2012
30th October, 2011
The question for Mazda to consider is whether or not the RX-8 has
gained sufficient admiration over the years to warrant a "last hoorah". Next Car's prediction is that the Mazda
RX-8 won't be missed in Australia and the model will just fade away without any examples of the Spirit R arriving in
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Mazda MX-5 Black Tuned
24th October, 2011
Mazda has released the Roadster BLACK TUNED, a special edition version of
its two-seat sports car for the Japanese market .....
Mazda BT-50 arrives
23rd October, 2011
This all-new Mazda BT-50 is intended to give performance that
realises an enjoyable, confidence-inspiring, environment-friendly, and economical driving experience not
previously offered by Mazda utes .....
Mazda 3 updated
10th October, 2011
In addition to the new Mazda 3 featuring suspension
enhancements and design upgrades to build on the dynamics and style for which it has become known, the all-new
SP20 SKYACTIV model now introduces SKYACTIV Technology .....
Mazda CX-5 revealed
13th September, 2011
The CX-5 will be available with both petrol and diesel
engines featuring record-breaking compression ratios which are coupled to the new SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed
automatic or the new SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual .....
Local Mazda 3 recall begins
15th August, 2011
As reported by Next Car on 16th June 2011, Mazda Australia
has now joined in the massive recall of the Mazda 3 models to rectify a fault with the windscreen wiper motor .....
Mazda 6 recall
11th August, 2011
In a worst case scenario, engine parts (conrods) may crack the oil
pan or the cylinder block, causing oil to leak .....
Production begins of new Mazda 3
9th August, 2011
The new 3 is Mazda's first model to combine the newly developed
2.0-litre SKYACTIV-G 2.0 direct injection petrol engine with the SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic transmission .....
Mazda CX-5 to debut at IAA in September
2nd August, 2011
The CX-5 is the first of a new generation of Mazda products
that will adopt the full range of Mazda’s so called SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and new design theme ‘KODO - Soul of
Mazda BT-50 accessories
19th July, 2011
Mazda Australia has announced that the all-new BT-50 will be available at
launch with a wide range of locally-built genuine Mazda accessories including an airbag compatible bull bar .....
Massive recall of Mazda 3
16th June, 2011
Recalls continue for the Mazda 3 .....
Mazda CX-9 range set to expand
14th June, 2011
Available in Classic and Luxury grades, the new
front-wheel-drive models will offer increased choice for customers who require the flexibility of seating for
up to seven but without the need for all-wheel-drive .....
Mazda BT-50 Freestyle
8th June, 2011
Utilising the revolutionary "Freestyle" door configuration, the
BT-50 Freestyle Cab offers a unique combination of seating for four, an exceptionally wide pillar-less door
opening, and a good carrying capacity .....
Mazda 2 Genki arrives
5th June, 2011
The new Mazda 2 Genki, benefitting from a host of additional
features and a keen price, arrived in Australian showrooms last week .....
Mazda CX-5 coming
20th April, 2011
Ford Motor Company has made no secret of the upcoming North
American release of the new Ford Escape. However, Mazda has been somewhat quiet about their variant .....
Mazda Minagi Concept at Geneva Motor Show
1st March, 2011
The Minagi concept, being displayed at the Geneva Motor Show showcases
characteristics likely to be seen in the next generation of Mazda cars .....
Mazda 3 for 2012
18th February, 2011
Making its debut later today, at Canada's Toronto Motor
Show, is the 2012 Mazda 3, which, in addition to receiving a facelift, will also offer the option of
Mazda’s new SKYACTIV-G petrol engine and SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission when it is launched in
Canada later this year .....
Mazda MX-5 Special Edition
8th February, 2011
With just 200 MX-5 Special Editions being brought into the
country and the upgrades being added at no additional cost .....
Out the door: 900,000 MX-5s
4th February, 2011
Total production of the Mazda MX-5 sports car has today
reached 900,000 units .....
Updated Mazda 2 about to arrive
25th January, 2011
An updated version of the Mazda 2 with refreshed trim and
all-new colours will arrive in Australian showrooms next week .....
Mazda Minagi Concept
19th January, 2011
Mazda's new Minagi compact cross-over SUV concept car will debut at the
2011 Geneva Motor Show. A production version, based on the concept, is likely to arrive here next year .....
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Mazda i-stop for local testing
13th December, 2010
The i-stop system reduces fuel consumption by automatically
shutting down the engine when the vehicle comes to a standstill, such as a drive-through restaurant, rail
crossings, traffic lights and the like .....
Mazda MX-0 Design Study
22nd November, 2010
Safety has been addressed by providing an exterior airbag system that
deploys an open-cell crumple zone when it senses an impending crash .....
Japan Post issue Mazda stamps
5th November, 2010
The postage stamps are available at all post offices (excluding
contract post offices) in the regions of west Japan where Mazda has production facilities: Hiroshima prefecture
and Hofu city in Yamaguchi prefecture .....
Mazda at SEMA
4th November, 2010
Mazda’s product line-up of passenger cars, sports cars and
cross-overs offers consumers a choice for their transportation needs. Showcasing the depth and breadth of the
brand, Mazda will display a slew of products, each one demonstrating Mazda’s aftermarket capability and
Mazda updates the CX-9
3rd November, 2010
The Mazda CX-9 has been the beneficiary of upgrades that not
only make it more fuel efficient but also improve ride quality and make it easier on the eye. The combined
fuel economy figure for the Mazda CX-9 is now 11.3 litres per 100 km, a marginal improvement of 0.9 litres
per 100 km .....
New Mazda BT-50 revealed
15th October, 2010
Mazda has unveiled the new BT-50 that signifies the company's
new direction for their ute. It was developed as an “active lifestyle vehicle,” and is intended to further
extend the appeal of a utility from traditional business users to a wide range of customers .....
Mazda BT-50: the inside story
5th October, 2010
Presented as an “active lifestyle vehicle”, the interior of
the new Mazda BT-50 has been designed to complement its 'athletic' and refined exterior design and is claimed
to offer a comfortable and sporty environment which may even rival Mazda’s current passenger car standard .....
A new Mazda BT-50
13th September, 2010
The styling of the new Mazda BT-50 increases anticipation of
the driving pleasure to come and represents a new direction in the Japanese utility market, which is
dominated by some very attractive propositions namely the Toyota Hi-Lux, Mitsubishi Triton, Holden Colorado
and Nissan Navara .....
Mazda 6: 2,000,000 out the door
12th September, 2010
Mazda has announced that the cumulative global production
volume of the Mazda 6 reached two million units at the end of August 2010. The Mazda 6 reached this
milestone eight years and six months after production of the first generation Mazda 6 commenced .....
Mazda's new design theme: ‘KODO – Soul Of Motion’
7th September, 2010
Mazda has announced its new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’, and
the design concept model, Mazda Shinari, an expression of this new theme .....
Revised Mazda 2 arrives
6th May, 2010
Safer, stylish and offering value, the new Mazda 2 is now
available in a five-door hatch and a four-door sedan. This is the first time Mazda has offered a sedan in
the Light segment since the Mazda 121 ‘bubble’ was launched in November 1990 .....
Updated Mazda 3 boosts value, safety
29th April, 2010
Available in both hatch and sedan, 2010 Mazda 3 upgrades
begin with the Mazda 3 Neo, which now offers enhanced safety with the addition of standard side (front)
and curtain (front and rear) SRS airbags .....
Mazda Receives Ichimura Industrial Award for i-stop
26th April, 2010
Mazda has announced that the New Technology Development Foundation
of Tokyo has awarded it the Contribution Prize of the 42nd annual lchimura Industrial Awards for its development of
the combustion technology used in i-stop, Mazda’s engine idling stop system .....
MX-5 Clubs head to South Australia
30th March, 2010
Over 130 of the country’s most passionate Mazda MX-5 owners
and their cars will gather this week-end in McLaren Vale, South Australia, to celebrate 20 years of the
popular two-seat roadster and its dedicated motoring clubs .....
Mazda takes Toyota's hybrid help
29th March, 2010
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda Motor Corporation have
reached an agreement on the supply under license of hybrid technology used in the Toyota Prius .....
Mazda updates the 6
17th March, 2010
The New Mazda 6 further evolves the striking design and
competitive value for which the Mazda 6 has become known .....
New Mazda 2 coming mid-2010
18th February, 2010
An updated version of the Mazda 2 will hit Australian
showrooms in May in both hatch and sedan body styles boasting a new look and equipment upgrades .....
Special Edition MX-5 for Europe
1st February, 2010
Europe only Mazda MX-5 Special Edition to premiere at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show
Mazda 6 Facelift
26th January, 2010
Mazda will unveil a face-lifted Mazda 6 at Geneva Motor Show in March .....
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Mazda CX9 for 2010 released
5th October, 2009
Priced from $49,990* the new Mazda CX-9 range gives
Australian families more choice than ever before with three models: Classic, Luxury and the all-new Grand
Mazda Roadster 20th Anniversary Commemorative Event Held in Japan
1st October, 2009
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Mazda MX-5, Mazda Motor
Corporation hosted a special commemorative event on 20th September, 2009, in western Japan .....
Mazda CX-7 Update Coming
23rd August, 2009
On sale in November, the refreshed CX-7 range will 'adopt'
the 2.5 litre naturally-aspirated and 2.2 litre turbo-diesel engines already used in the Mazda 6 .....
Mazda MX-5 "Super Light" show car
6th August, 2009
Strictly a show car, not intended for production, it takes lightweight
technology to a new level .....
Germany Hosts Global Mazda Cosmo Sport Rally
5th August, 2009
A group of Cosmo Sport owners from around the world and enthusiasts of
the rotary sports car will gather at an international Cosmo Sport rally in Germany, from 10th to 15th August 2009 .....
Mazda MX-5: 20th Anniversary Edition for Japan
2nd August, 2009
Mazda has released a special edition version of its lightweight,
two-seat, open-top sports car for the Japanese market .....
Mazda 3 MPS Released
22nd July, 2009
The Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart and Volkswagen Golf GTI are way
ahead of the new Mazda 3 MPS in virtually all areas that count towards desirability, just as the price
AutoAlliance Thailand Inaugurates New Passenger Car Plant
13th July, 2009
The new plant will produce the Mazda 2 and Ford Fiesta compact
cars for sale in Thailand and export throughout the Asia-Pacific region .....
Mazda's Aqua-tech Paint System is Reducing Environmental Impact
17th June, 2009
The innovative new technology achieves the world’s highest
standards for limiting emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) contained in paint .....
2009 Mazda MX-5 Released
18th March, 2009
Its original concept has been so successful that Mazda has never
changed it: affordable to buy and use, light weight .....
Mazda 6 Gains 5 Stars From EuroNCAP
19th February, 2009
The new Mazda 6 has been awarded a five-star rating by the European New
Car Assessment Programme* (Euro NCAP) in its 2009 combined safety performance test .....
Twenty Years of Mazda MX-5
11th February, 2009
On 9th February, 1989, Mazda revealed
a sporty little roadster at the Chicago Motor Show. The latest version of
that roadster will be released in Australia in late March 2009 .....
New Mazda 3 MPS to Premiere in Geneva
8th February, 2009
The new generation Mazda 3 MPS will
compete in the hot-hatch segment when it is launched globally from the second half of
Mazda 6 Adds Value For 2009
4th February, 2009
The MZR 2.5-litre, four-cylinder
engine still delivers 125 kW of power at 6,000 rpm and 226 Nm of torque at 4,000
rpm, and is capable of propelling the Mazda 6 sedan from 0-100 km/h in 8.0s in 6
speed manual sedan guise .....
New Mazda 3 Unveiled In Detroit
26th January, 2009
This redefined, reengineered, and restyled compact car
climbs atop its predecessor to deliver improved appearance and performance, fresh features, and a
higher level of refinement .....
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Mazda Launches Freshened MX-5 in Japan
10th December, 2008
The latest version of Mazda’s sports
car carries forward the Roadster’s traditional “Jinba Ittai” concept, and features
improvements in the exterior and interior design, quality, functionality and dynamic
New Mazda 6 Diesel Released
9th December, 2008
The new Mazda 6 diesel wagon and
Mazda 6 diesel hatch boast the performance to match the European diesel competitors .....
New Mazda 3 Hatchback To Debut At Bologna Motor Show
27th November, 2008
Mazda will hold the world premiere of
the new generation Mazda 3 five door hatchback at the Bologna Motor Show (Italy) .....
2009 Mazda 3 Sedan Revealed
23rd November, 2008
Developed in line with Mazda’s
so-called Sustainable Zoom Zoom philosophy of engineering vehicles that are fun to
drive, satisfying to own, and now environmentally responsible, the new generation Mazda
3 is one of numerous product launches at the 2008 Los Angeles Motor Show .....
New Mazda 3 For Next Year
19th October, 2008
The next generation Mazda 3 sedan will
be arriving, locally, in mid-2009 .....
Mazda 6 Diesel Confirmed For Australia
19th September, 2008
The new Mazda 6 MZR-CD hatch and
wagon will bring turbodiesel performance and environmental credentials to provide
the brand with an entrant in the competitive diesel market, currently the domain
of Peugeot and Volkswagen .....
Mazda Drop Price Of The 6
17th July, 2008
Mazda is dropping the price of the
mid-size Mazda 6, as the ultra competitive Australian new car market continues to
force manufacturers to offer value-for-money .....
Mazda Kazamai Concept To Premiere In Moscow
16th July, 2008
Mazda has confirmed it will unveil an all new
concept – a sporty, compact crossover vehicle, called the Mazda Kazamai – at the Moscow Motor
Countdown to New Mazda RX-8
1st June, 2008
The revitalised Mazda RX-8 range will be
arriving in Australia next month .....
Mazda's New Cheapie Arriving This Month
8th May, 2008
Mazda Australia has announced
the arrival of a new 'cheapie' to fill in the bottom spot of its range of
passenger cars .....
Streamlined Mazda 3 Sport Range Launched
7th April, 2008
Mazda has launched the Mazda 3
Sport range, bringing more features, improved safety and better value to its
aging, but best-selling model .....
Mazda 2 Three-Door Hatchback Revealed
10th March, 2008
One of the keys to Mazda's growth
in Europe and around the world has been a strategy of expanding the line-up with
vehicles that appeal to an ever-wider group of customers .....
All-New Mazda 6 Released Locally
13th February, 2008
The new Mazda 6 will compete
against the Skoda Octavia (in both the regular and sporty editions), the Kia
Magentis, the Holden Epica, the Ford Mondeo (which, like the Skoda Octavia, is
available with a diesel engine) and the soon to disappear Mitsubishi 380. Little
wonder that Mazda has amended the pricing structure for the new Mazda 6! .....
Limited Edition Mazda RX-8 Hits Australia
4th February, 2008
A limited-edition Mazda RX-8 rotary
sports coupe is now available in Australia .....
New Mazda 2 Three-Door Hatchback For Geneva Motor Show
25th January, 2008
For the first time ever, a Mazda 2
three-door hatchback joins the Mazda model range .....
Updated Mazda RX-8 For 2008
14th January, 2008
Launched in 2003, the Mazda RX-8
hit the global market with the unique rotary engine still in place as its power
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Mazda Furai Concept and New Mazda RX-8 to Make World Debut
13th December, 2007
Mazda Motor Corporation will
showcase the world premieres of the Mazda Furai concept vehicle and the heavily
revised new Mazda RX-8 sports car at the 2008 North American International Auto Show
(NAIAS or, as it better known, the Detroit Motor Show) .....
Mazda's New CX-9 Arrives
6th December, 2007
Mazda's all-new CX-9 seven-seat
SUV has arrived in Australia, bringing accommodation for seven people and luggage
together with a striking crossover design .....
Mazda 2 Wins Car of the Year In Japan
16th November, 2007
Mazda Motor Corporation has
announced that the Mazda 2 - known as the Mazda Demio in Japan - has been named
the 2008 Automotive Researchers' and Journalists' Conference of Japan (RJC) Car
of the Year .....
Perceived Mazda 3 For 2018 To Be Styled At Los Angeles Motor Show
13th November, 2007
At the moment, the 2018 Mazda 3 is nothing more
than a lump of clay on stage at the Mazda stand at the 2007 Greater Los Angeles Motor Show .....
All-New Mazda 6 Shown In Frankfurt
13th September, 2007
As before, there are three body
styles: hatchback, sedan and estate .....
New Mazda 2 Released
9th September, 2007
Lighter and stronger is the way
Mazda sums up the new Mazda 2, a car which is Mazda's way of playing catch-up
with the Suzuki Swift and others .....
Mazda Hits 40 Million
20th July, 2007
This record was achieved in the 75 years
and nine months since Mazda began production of three-wheeled trucks in October 1931 .....
Counterfeit Mazda Filters Seized in Greece
1st July, 2007
Mazda recently cooperated with police
in Thessalonica, Greece in raiding a parts wholesaler where suspected counterfeit Mazda
parts were seized ....
Mazda At Goodwood Festival of Speed
17th June, 2007
Mazda will display an mix of 11 past,
present and future vehicles at England's Goodwood Festival of Speed (22nd-24th June,
2007) as it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the rotary engine .....
Mazda Celebrates The 40th Anniversary Of The Rotary Engine Vehicle
30th May, 2007
Today marks the 40th anniversary of Mazda's
first rotary engine powered vehicle. As of April 2007, Mazda has manufactured approximately
1,970,000 rotary-engined vehicles since production first began .....
Mazda CX-9 Drives Down Under
27th May, 2007
Mazda’s all-new, seven seat
crossover SUV, the CX-9, underwent an engineering evaluation drive in Victoria
earlier this month .....
All-New Mazda 2 Rolls Off Production Line
22nd May, 2007
Mazda Motor Corporation yesterday
held a rollout ceremony for the all-new Mazda 2 at its Ujina Plant No.1 (U1) near
Mazda's headquarters in Hiroshima .....
Mazda 6 Offers More for Less
21st May, 2007
Now facing high profile
competition from the new Holden Epica, the Mazda 6 is offering improved value,
more features and a revised model line-up .....
Mazda at the 2007 Melbourne Motor Show
11th March, 2007
Mazda’s CX-9 will enter the
Australian SUV market within 12 months. It is expected to be a low volume model and
priced well above competitors, such as the Ford Territory and Subaru Tribeca .....
Mazda CX-9 For Melbourne Motor Show
20th February, 2007
Mazda will give Australians a
preview of its seven-seater CX-9 SUV at the Melbourne Motor Show when it opens at 5
PM on 2nd March, 2007 .....
All-New Mazda 2 Around The Corner
13th February, 2007
Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase
the world premiere of the all-new Mazda 2 (known as the Mazda Demio in Japan) at the
77th Geneva Motor Show .....
Mazda's 800,000th MX-5
12th February, 2007
Total production of Mazda’s Roadster
reached 800,000 units on 30th January, 2007 .....
Mazda to Exhibit Hakaze Concept Car in Geneva
6th February, 2007
The Mazda Hakaze is a four-seat coupe-style
compact crossover SUV designed at Mazda’s European Design Centre and aimed at people in their
thirties and forties who lead active, adventurous lifestyles .....
Limited Edition MX-5 Hits The Road
2nd February, 2007
This month Mazda adds more exclusivity
and desirability to its MX-5 sports car by introducing a Limited Edition model .....
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Mazda Unveils Special Edition Roadster in Japan
28th December, 2006
Mazda announced, just before Christmas, the
launch of a special edition Mazda Roadster for the Japanese domestic market .....
Mazda Scraps 4,703 New Cars
19th December, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced
that all of the US and Canada-bound Mazda vehicles from the car-carrying vessel,
Cougar Ace, which nearly capsized off the Aleutian Islands in late July, would be
Mazda to Debut Ryuga Concept Car in Detroit
13th December, 2006
Mazda will unveil an all-new concept car, the
Ryuga, and its all-new Tribute Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) at the 2007 Detroit Motor Show .....
Mazda Nagare Concept
1st December, 2006
Nagare: (pronounced “na-ga-reh”) Japanese for
‘flow’ and the embodiment of motion. Under the direction of Mazda’s new global design
director, Laurens van den Acker, the challenge given to the team was to invent a novel means
of registering motion in vehicles whether they’re moving or still .....
Mazda Nagare Concept Car for Los Angeles Motor Show
15th November, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation today announced the global
reveal of an all-new concept car, Nagare (pronounced na-gah-reh), at the Greater Los Angeles Motor
Mazda BT-50 For December Release
13th November, 2006
The B Series commercial range has
been Mazda’s long time workhorse. From December B Series makes way for the BT-50,
Mazda’s new truck .....
Mazda CX-9 Heading For Australia
8th November, 2006
Mazda will add the CX-9, a
three-row, seven-seat, crossover SUV, to its Australian line-up from early 2008 .....
Mazda CX-7 in Sydney
29h October, 2006
Visitors to the Sydney Motor Show
will be the first in the world to see the right-hand drive version of the CX-7,
Mazda’s latest addition to its SUV family .....
Mazda 6 line-up expanded with diesel models
22nd October, 2006
From this month Mazda adds a diesel
powered Mazda 6 hatch and wagon to its range .....
Mazda CX-7 Heading To Australia
16th October, 2006
The first right-hand drive Mazda CX-7
went down the production line in Japan earlier this month. The vehicle is destined for
Hottest September on Record for Mazda
3rd October, 2006
Mazda Australia has achieved its best
ever September result recording 5,764 sales .....
Mazda at the Sydney Motor Show
26th September, 2006
Mazda Australia has announced they
will showcase the Kabura concept car at this year's Australian International Motor
Show (Sydney Motor Show) .....
Mazda Manufactures One Millionth Mazda 3
11th September, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation has
announced that total production of the Mazda 3 has reached the one million unit
milestone at the end of August 2006 .....
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe
4th September, 2006
Mazda has added a new dimension to the MX-5
roadster, a powered retractable hardtop model that boosts the MX-5's practical appeal .....
Mazda RX-8 Enters 24 hour Britcars Race
17th August, 2006
Mazda has taken the challenge to put three
production Mazda RX-8 s through their paces with the second Silverstone Britcar 24 Hour
Endurance Race in September .....
Mazda to offer iPod adapter
10th August, 2006
Mazda has announced that it will
introduce an iPod connection adapter. This is the first of its kind for any volume
selling model .....
July Result Signals New Product Push for Mazda
7th August, 2006
Mazda achieved record sales for the "2"
in July whilst maintaining its Year-to-Date market share of 6.7 per cent according to the
latest VFACTS figures .....
A Sinking Feeling For Mazda
27th July, 2006
Mazda has been advised that the Mitsui
OSK Lines' Cougar Ace has ran into trouble off the Alaskan coast .....
Trackside With Mazda At London Motor Show
21st July, 2006
Throughout the fortnight of the show,
visitors will be able to enjoy a unique driving experience, piloting a Mazda RX-8 PZ and
Mazda MX-5 on a purpose-built Driving Dynamics Test Track .....
Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe Debuts In London
20th July, 2006
The MX-5 Roadster Coupe goes on sale in Australia
in October and will be priced at less than $50,000 .....
New Mazda 3
12th July, 2006
Mazda’s 3 sedan and hatch, has
been upgraded, offering more safety and more refinement .....
Mazda 3 MPS
6th July, 2006
With 190 kilowatts and 380 Newton
metres of torque, the Mazda 3 MPS is ready to battle for a share of hot hatch market,
which is lead by the brilliant Volkswagen Golf GTI .....
Safety, Value Boost for New Mazda Tribute
26th June, 2006
Boasting a fresh look and a host of
safety and mechanical upgrades Mazda’s new Tribute goes on sale next month priced from
Mazda MX-5 with Retractable Hard Top
21st June, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation will use the 2006
British International Motor Show for its global reveal of the new Mazda MX-5, now equipped
with a power retractable hard top roof .....
Mazda Opens New Proving Ground
18th May, 2006
Mazda held an opening ceremony today to mark
the start of operations of its new vehicle testing ground - named the Mine Proving Ground .....
Mazda Records Strong Share Despite Weakening Market
8th May, 2006
Mazda Australia finished April with a
strong market share of 7.3 per cent according to VFACTS figures released last week .....
Mazda 6 MPS and Targa Tasmania
27th April, 2006
In an exciting development for motor
racing across the world, Mazda Australia is running the new Mazda 6 MPS in the 2006
Targa Tasmania Rally .....
Mazda Marks Production of 1 Million Mazda 6s
20th April, 2006
Mazda has announced that a special
commemorative model, the Mazda Atenza '23EX Brown Leather style' will be sold in
Mazda CX-9: Zoom-Zoom With Room-Room
18th April, 2006
Mazda debuted the 2007 Mazda CX-9
seven-passenger crossover sport-utility vehicle (SUV) at the New York Motor Show .....
Great March Closes Mazda’s Record Financial Year
10th April, 2006
Mazda Australia has closed the 2005/2006
financial year strongly, retailing a near record 5,706 vehicles last month, according to
VFACTS figures .....
All-New Mazda CX-9 For New York Motor Show
5th April, 2006
Mazda has announced that it will
showcase the new 3.5 litre V6 Mazda CX-9 seven-passenger crossover SUV at the New
York Motor Show .....
Mazda to Sell NR-A Model Roadster in Japan
23rd March, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that it
will release the NR-A version Mazda Roadster for sale at its Mazda and Mazda Anfini dealers
throughout Japan in early April 2006. The Roadster is known as the MX-5 in overseas markets .....
Mazda Produces One Millionth Mazda 6
19th March, 2006
Mazda has announced that total
global production of the Mazda 6 (known as Atenza in Japan) reached the one
million-unit mark in late February 2006 .....
Mazda MPV Production: 1 Million Units
14th March, 2006
Mazda introduced the original Mazda MPV
(which stands for Multi Purpose Vehicle) to the North American market in 1988. This was
later followed by its Japanese market launch in January 1990 .....
Mazda’s New Ute for Bangkok Motor Show
10th March, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation has
announced the name of its new one-tonne utility range which will make its world
debut at the Bangkok Motor Show .....
Mazda Lifts Share In Weaker Market
6th March, 2006
Mazda’s impressive February retail sales
of 5,481 vehicles ensured Mazda maintained an impressive 7.0 per cent plus market share
for the year .....
Japan's Mazda RX-8 'True Red Style'
2nd March, 2006
Mazda has announced that the Mazda RX-8
True Red Style Special Edition went on sale today throughout Japan .....
Mazda Expands & Updates Mazda 3 Range
1st March, 2006
Mazda has taken the wraps off the
3 range, at the Geneva Motor Show, with the 3 MPS taking its place as the
flagship of the line up .....
Mazda Starts Production of the CX-7
20th February, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation today held
a ceremony to mark the start of production of the all-new Mazda CX-7 .....
Wraps Come Off New Mazda Tribute
16th February, 2006
Boasting a new look and a host of
mechanical upgrades Mazda’s updated Tribute made its global debut at the Melbourne
Motor Show .....
Mazda 3 MPS To Debut At Geneva Motor Show
13th February, 2006
Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase
the world premiere of the new high-performance Mazda 3 MPS, as well as present the
European debut of the Kabura concept vehicle, at the 76th annual Geneva Motor Show .....
Mazda CX-7: Arriving Late 2006
12th February, 2006
The all-new CX-7 will go on sale
in November, making Australia the first market outside of North America to receive
the Mazda crossover SUV .....
Mazda 3 Leads Strong Mazda Sales
1st February, 2006
Strong sales of the Mazda 3 sedan and
hatch ensured a buoyant start to the new year for Mazda, with the importer achieving
5,384 sales last month .....
Mazda to Add Second Vehicle Test Track in Japan
18th January, 2006
In early March 2006, Mazda Motor
Corporation will establish its second vehicle test track in Mine City, Yamaguchi
Prefecture, to complement its Miyoshi Proving Ground facility .....
Mazda Kabura Concept Car
10th January, 2006
At this year’s Detroit Motor Show, Mazda is
presenting Kabura, a compact sports coupe, to explore several fresh ideas that could appear in
future production models .....
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Japan's Mazda MX-5 Commemorative Edition
27th December, 2005
To mark the Roadster, known as MX-5 in overseas
markets, winning the 2005-2006 Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) Award, Mazda will launch a special
edition Roadster, called the 'Japan Car of the Year Award Commemorative Edition' in Japan .....
Mazda RX-8 Revelation
19th December, 2005
Mazda’s latest addition to its sports car
line-up is a limited edition RX-8. Known as the RX-8 Revelation, it exudes luxury and
exclusivity, with the added enticement of only 100 vehicles available in Australia .....
Mazda Kabura and Mazda CX-7 For Detroit
14th December, 2005
Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase the
world premiere of the Mazda Kabura sports coupe concept vehicle, and the Mazda CX-7, a
crossover sports-utility-vehicle (SUV), at the 2006 NAIAS .....
Mazda Secures A Record November
2nd December, 2005
The year 2005 is on track to be Mazda
Australia’s best ever sales year with November recording yet another record result .....
Mazda Bravo Gets More Grunt
25th November, 2005
Mazda’s rugged B Series Bravo range
has expanded with Freestyle and Dual Cab models now available with a powerful 154
kilowatt 4.0-litre V6 engine .....
Mazda Chief Named RJC Person of The Year
18th November, 2005
Mazda Motor Corporation’s President
and CEO, Hisakazu Imaki, was named 2006 Person of the Year by the Automotive
Researchers’ & Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC) .....
Mazda Roadster Wins Japan Car of The Year
9th November, 2005
Mazda announced today that the Mazda
Roadster, known as the MX-5 in overseas markets, has won the Japan Car of the Year Award
for 2005-2006 .....
Another Sales Record For Mazda
3rd November, 2005
Mazda Australia has maintained its
exceptional sales performance for another month achieving a record October result of
6,001 retail sales, an increase of 46 per cent from this time last year .....
Mazda CX-7 Australia Bound
31st October, 2005
The MX-Crossport concept will be
displayed at the 2006 Melbourne International Motor Show, as Mazda Australia has
been given the green light to import the all-new crossover SUV, the CX-7 .....
Mastering Germany's Nurburgring In An MX-5
26th October, 2005
Mazda developers fine-tuned the new Mazda
MX-5’s chassis systems at Germany’s legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife, pushing components
like brakes, tyres and dampers to their limits .....
Mazda at the 39th Tokyo Motor Show
20th October, 2005
Mazda Motor Corporation will showcase
the world premiere of the Mazda SENKU concept vehicle, as well as the Japanese debut
of the Mazda MX-Crossport concept .....
Japan's Mazda RX-8 'Sport Prestige Limited II'
19th October, 2005
Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the launch of two
upgraded versions of its RX-8 sports car in the Japanese market .....
Mazda's Diesel Car Push
16th October, 2005
Mazda announced at the Australian
International Motor Show, in Sydney, that they plan to launch a diesel Mazda 6 next year .....
Mazda Has Record September
4th October, 2005
Record September retail sales of 4,931
have encouraged Mazda Australia to revise its2005 sales target to a benchmark 67,000 .....
Mazda 6 MPS: Sophisticated Express
28th September, 2005
Mazda's most technically advanced
high performance sedan goes on sale from October priced from $48,600 .....
It's Almost Here: The new Mazda MX-5
9th September, 2005
The new Mazda MX-5 will be priced
from $41,860 (RRP) .....
Mazda Maintains Record Pace
9th September, 2005
Mazda Australia has achieved its best
August sales result, selling 5,464 vehicles last month .....
Mazda "SASSOU" B-car Design Concept
30th August, 2005
Mazda Motor Corporation will present an
exciting Zoom-Zoom design concept at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show in September .....
Mazda Starts Sales of All-New MX-5 in Japan
25th August, 2005
The embodiment of Mazda Motor
Corporation's "Zoom-Zoom" brand message, the lightweight, two-seat, open-top Roadster
sports car, went on sale today at Mazda dealers throughout Japan .....
Mazda 6: A Great Car Gets Even Better
11th August, 2005
Boasting a host of
mechanical and cosmetic upgrades, including two new transmissions, the
latest Mazda 6 builds on the class leading strengths .....
Another Zoom-Zoom Month For Mazda
3rd August, 2005
Mazda Australia’s glowing sales records
continued for yet another month as the company clocked up 5,325 retails, the most ever
sold in a July .....
Mazda Tops 6,000 – Again!
4th July, 2005
Mazda Australia achieved another
sensational sales result toping over 6,000 retails for the second month this year .....
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