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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 ..... more

Mazda RX-Vision sports car concept
29th October, 2015
A new rotary sports car for the future? ..... more

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 ..... more

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* ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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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! ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 performance ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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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 Australia ..... more


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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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 Motion’ ..... more

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 ..... more

Massive recall of Mazda 3
16th June, 2011
Recalls continue for the Mazda 3 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 potential ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Special Edition MX-5 for Europe
1st February, 2010
Europe only Mazda MX-5 Special Edition to premiere at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show ..... more

Mazda 6 Facelift
26th January, 2010
Mazda will unveil a face-lifted Mazda 6 at Geneva Motor Show in March ..... more

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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 Touring ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 suggests ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 2009 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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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 performance ..... more

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 ..... more


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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) ..... more

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 ..... more

New Mazda 3 For Next Year
19th October, 2008
The next generation Mazda 3 sedan will be arriving, locally, in mid-2009 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 Show ..... more

Countdown to New Mazda RX-8
1st June, 2008
The revitalised Mazda RX-8 range will be arriving in Australia next month ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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! ..... more

Limited Edition Mazda RX-8 Hits Australia
4th February, 2008
A limited-edition Mazda RX-8 rotary sports coupe is now available in Australia ..... more

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 ..... more

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 source ..... more

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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) ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

All-New Mazda 6 Shown In Frankfurt
13th September, 2007
As before, there are three body styles: hatchback, sedan and estate ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 .... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

Mazda's 800,000th MX-5
12th February, 2007
Total production of Mazda’s Roadster reached 800,000 units on 30th January, 2007 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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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 ..... more

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 scrapped ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 Show ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 Australia ..... more

Hottest September on Record for Mazda
3rd October, 2006
Mazda Australia has achieved its best ever September result recording 5,764 sales ..... more

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) ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

New Mazda 3
12th July, 2006
Mazda’s 3 sedan and hatch, has been upgraded, offering more safety and more refinement ..... more

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 ..... more

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 $31,990 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 Japan ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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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 ..... more

Mazda 3 SP23 'Leather Pack' road test (copyright image)

Mazda 3 SP23 'Leather Pack'

23rd December, 2005

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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) ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

It's Almost Here: The new Mazda MX-5
9th September, 2005
The new Mazda MX-5 will be priced from $41,860 (RRP) ..... more

Mazda Maintains Record Pace
9th September, 2005
Mazda Australia has achieved its best August sales result, selling 5,464 vehicles last month ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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 ..... more

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