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New Mazda RX rotary concept to debut at Tokyo show – report

Sep 19, 2017

The on-again/off-again future Mazda rotary sports car could be back on the agenda, with a report out of Europe confirming a concept version will be unveiled at the Tokyo motor show in October. Mazda has...

Mazda RX-8 gets 5.9L Cummins diesel conversion (video)

Sep 11, 2017

Here’s a conversion you’ve probably never heard of. It’s a Mazda RX-8 with a six-cylinder turbo-diesel conversion, giving the rotary sports car some huge torque. Rotary engines aren’t exactly known for their torque output, or...

2017 Mazda CX-5, Mercedes C-Class cabrio score 5-star ANCAP safety

Sep 07, 2017

In the latest round of crash testing by ANCAP both the new Mazda CX-5 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet have been given the full five-star seal of approval. Meanwhile the cute little Kia Picanto, recently...

Australian vehicle sales for August 2017 – Toyota sets pace for FY18

Sep 05, 2017

Australian VFACTS sales figures for new vehicle registrations for August are in, and it looks like Toyota is pretty much taking over the entire market, with top sales in multiple segments. We also see utes...

2018 Mazda CX-9 update adds G-Vectoring, on sale from $43,890

Aug 18, 2017

An update for the family-friendly Mazda CX-9 has been announced in Australia, bringing in a range of the company’s latest driving and in-car technologies. Chief among all is the introduction of Mazda’s G-Vectoring drive control,...

Mazda SKYACTIV-X compression ignition petrol coming in 2019

Aug 08, 2017

Details of Mazda’s next-gen controlled compression ignition (CCI) engine have been revealed, as part of its Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 long-term plan. This new type of spark-less engine will debut with the next-gen Mazda3 in 2019....

Toyota & Mazda sign partnership; co-develop EVs, produce vehicles in US

Aug 08, 2017

Toyota and Mazda are teaming up to co-develop future mobility and electric vehicle technology, and will establish a production plant that will allow both companies to produce vehicles in the US. This has been two...

Mazda BT-50 XTR & GT debut new 8.0in touch-screen

Jul 31, 2017

To help the Mazda BT-50 cut a bigger slice of the ever-growing dual-cab-ute cake, Mazda Australia is introducing a much-needed technology update for some variants. Mazda Australia teamed up with Alpine Electronics to come up...

Mazda CX-8 revealed before hitting the Japanese market

Jul 25, 2017

Preliminary details and a side profile image of the Mazda CX-8 have been released ahead of its Japanese market entry before the end of this year. This follows an interior reveal in April. The CX-8...

Mazda Miata (MX-5) gets snowmobile engine conversion (video)

Jul 25, 2017

When a vehicle is the most popular sports car in history, with several million spread throughout the world, you can bet all kinds of nutty experiments will take place. The Mazda MX-5 (or Miata as...

2017 Mazda CX-5 gets IIHS ‘Top Safety Pick+’ safety award

Jul 13, 2017

The recently-introduced new Mazda CX-5 has picked up an important accolade in the US, in the form of a top safety award by the IIHS. Australia’s ANCAP program is yet to crash test the new...

Top 10 medium cars coming to Australia by 2020

Jun 02, 2017

The inexorable march of the SUV appears to be coming at the expense of conventional cars, swallowing up their sales numbers and splintering into ever more fragmented pieces. Large sedans are on the way out,...

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