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Top 10 cars with the strangest engine conversions

Mar 22, 2017

Engine swaps are, more often than not, to enhance a car’s power and speed. Note the Ferrari-powered Toyota 86, or GTR-engined Nissan Patrol we’ve featured, as well as the myriad small cars at Summernats 30...

Mazda hybrid patents surface, rotary engine to be used?

Mar 22, 2017

Rotary fans have been tormented by on-again, off-again flip-flopping with intentions to bring back the revered chook-cooker from Mazda. One minute it rolls out concepts such as the Taiki, the heart-meltingly gorgeous Furai LeMans prototype...

First 2017 Mazda CX-5 models touch down in Australia

Mar 15, 2017

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 has officially landed in Australia, literally, with the first examples reaching local shores before its market launch very soon. Mazda shipped over 50 examples of the new model for launch activities,...

Mazda expands production capacity for 2017 CX-5

Mar 14, 2017

Mazda’s success in the small and medium SUV field is well documented, with its CX-3 and CX-5 both regularly enjoying strong standings in our monthly VFACTS coverage. The CX-5 is Australia’s most popular SUV in...

Mazda RX-4 gets insane custom 6-rotor rotary engine (video)

Mar 06, 2017

When it comes to custom modified cars, Australia’s culture is extremely rich, as evidenced by our Summernats 30 coverage. It looks like New Zealand is always coming up with some of the more amazing and...

Australian vehicle sales for February 2017 – SUVs overtake passenger cars

Mar 03, 2017

The Australian VFACTS sales figures for new vehicle registrations in February, 2017, have been released. And it looks like SUV sales have overtaken passenger cars for the first time. According to the stats, Australians purchased...

Mazda MX-5 RF continues 5-star ANCAP safety rating

Feb 07, 2017

The cool new Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop has been tested by the safety gurus at ANCAP, and, unsurprisingly, it has received a five-star rating just like its soft-top brother. Not only is the RF awarded...

Renault Koleos vs Mazda CX-5: 2WD SUV comparison (video)

Feb 04, 2017

If you’re in the market for a mid-size SUV, or even a mid-size wagon, here we present you with two options. It’s the very popular Mazda CX-5 versus the Euro newcomer, the suave-looking Renault Koleos....

Australian vehicle sales for January 2017 – Mazda3 leads into New Year

Feb 03, 2017

Australian VFACTS figures for new vehicle registrations have been released, covering January 2017. And in the first month of the year most brands saw some big drops in sales compared with December, understandably. Starting with...

New Mazda CX-5 7-seat option in the works – report

Jan 26, 2017

Mazda could soon offer a seven-seat version of the extremely popular CX-5 mid-size SUV, a report has revealed, giving the company an even stronger hold in the competitive market segment. At the moment Mazda only...

2017 Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop now on sale in Australia

Jan 25, 2017

The exciting new Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop is now on sale in Australia, bringing an alternative exterior theme to the popular sports car. All MX-5 RF models in Australia come with the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated...

Mazda to introduce new HCCI engine tech, no spark plugs

Jan 17, 2017

According to Japanese news outlet Nikkei, Mazda’s next-generation SkyActiv engiens will incorporate Homogenous Charge Compression Ignition. And the first candidate is set to be the next Mazda3 due in late 2018. If true, this would...

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