Mazda

Mazda6 GT SP variant announced with 2021 range

Jan 13, 2021

Mazda Australia has announced a new sporty GT SP version of the Mazda6, coinciding with the launch of the 2021 model. The new badge comes in just below the flagship Atenza. Four main variant lines...

Australian vehicle sales for December 2020 (VFACTS)

Jan 07, 2021

That’s it, 2020 is done. And we guess it’s good riddance in some senses, no thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But, according to the December 2020 VFACTS figures, which have just been released, it looks...

VFACTS: Top 10 best-selling cars in Australia in 2020

Jan 06, 2021

The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries has released the December 2020 VFACTS new vehicle registration figures today, which reveals the best-selling cars of the year in Australia. Before we put together our usual big report,...

Mazda MX-30 fully electric SUV confirmed for Australia

Dec 11, 2020

Mazda Australia has today confirmed the MX-30 fully electric and mild hybrid SUV will arrive locally next year. This will be the first fully electric model from the brand. Two powertrain options are confirmed; the...

2021 Mazda MX-5 ‘RS’ variant announced for Australia

Dec 10, 2020

The fun-loving Mazda MX-5 has been updated for 2021, with a special Australian-market MX-5 RS joining the lineup to bring even higher levels of driving appeal. A range of other minor updates have also been...

2023 Mazda CX-5 getting inline-6 power, move up-market – rumour

Dec 01, 2020

Rumour has it the next-gen 2023 Mazda CX-5 will be positioned closer to the premium market, likely underpinned by a rear-drive-based platform and powered by optional inline-six engines. The next CX-5 certainly has big shoes...

Next-gen Mazda2 to be based on Toyota Yaris – report

Dec 01, 2020

According to a report from Autocar, the next-generation Mazda2 will be spun-off from the recently launched, fourth-gen Toyota Yaris – at least in Europe. Company documents confirm plans for a model based on Toyota’s advanced...

2020 Mazda3 Astina Skyactiv-X review (video)

Dec 01, 2020

The Mazda3 has been a huge success for the Japanese manufacturer. But since the recent price hike with the introduction of the current generation, and as more and more consumers clamber into the SUV arena,...

Video: 2021 Mazda3 Turbo AWD does 0-60mph in 5.75 seconds

Nov 17, 2020

The chances of Mazda reintroducing an MPS hot hatch version of the Mazda3 are pretty much nil. However, the company has introduced the new Mazda3 Turbo AWD in some markets. It features the company’s widely-used...

Australian vehicle sales for October 2020 (VFACTS)

Nov 05, 2020

The new car market is showing signs of recovery, with October 2020 VFACTS figures, released today, revealing a year-to-date (YTD) increase of 0.7 per cent compared with September. Australian consumers purchased (VFACTS counts new vehicle...

2021 Mazda BT-50 awarded 5-star ANCAP safety (videos)

Oct 22, 2020

The 2021 Mazda BT-50 has just been awarded the full five-star ANCAP safety rating, following recent crash tests of the Isuzu D-Max and assessment of the Mazda’s design and active assist features. ANCAP says the...

Australian vehicle sales for September 2020 (VFACTS)

Oct 06, 2020

New vehicle sales stats, in the form of VFACTS figures for September 2020, show consumers of new cars are remaining reluctant to make a purchase. This comes as some states battle a second wave of...