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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Review

The last time I drove Mazda’s latest incarnation of the MX-5 I was treated to the top-spec GT model in the classic roadster manual configuration. Now it’s time to get behind the wheel of the base spec RF model in both manual and automatic configurations. The very thought of placing …

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Mazda announces CX-8 three-row crossover

Mazda’s fast expanding SUV range now sees the addition of yet another model, the CX-8 seven-seat crossover. Larger than the CX-5 but smaller than the CX-9, the CX-8 may sound like a good option for those who need a third row seat but find the CX-9 a little too large. …

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BBR turbocharges Mazda MX-5 to 184kW

Fancy more power for your Mazda MX-5? England-based Mazda tuning specialist BBR has put together a substantial power upgrade package for the iconic roadster and gone the path of forced induction. The new ‘Stage 1’ turbocharger upgrade package for the 2.0-litre MX-5 lifts power output from the standard 118kW to a …

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2017 Mazda2 gets segment first safety upgrade

Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are now available on the updated Mazda2 and fitted as standard on the high-spec Genki and GT variants – a first for the light car segment. They join Smart City Brake Support – Forward (SCBS-F) which is now standard across …

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Mazda plotting EV with rotary range extender for 2019

Mazda is reportedly working on a dedicated electric car scheduled to hit the market in 2019 with the possible return of the rotary engine as a range extender unit. Speaking to Auto Express, a Mazda insider revealed the company is planning to introduce electric drive technology, headlined by an all-new …

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Mazda MX-5 RF dropped on H&R springs and spacer package

Chassis specialist H&R is introducing a sport springs and spacer package for the Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback, sharpening the lightweight convertible sports car’s already impressive handling even further. Compatible with the standard shock absorbers, the H&R springs lower the Mazda MX-5 RF by 25mm at the front and 30mm at the …

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2017 Mazda CX-9 GT AWD Review

Up until the arrival of the second generation Mazda CX-9, there wasn’t a car in the mainstream seven seater SUV segment that I would describe as beautiful. The 2017 Mazda CX-9 though, deserves that praise in every single way. I mean just look at it. The curves, the lines and …

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Next-generation Mazda CX-5 boasts improved safety tech

The next-generation Mazda CX-5 will arrive with even more safety features, adding to the already comprehensive list of i-ACTIVSENSE technology that has helped the nameplate become the most popular SUV on the market. Going on sale in coming months, the second-generation Mazda CX-5 now adds Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) …

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Hardtop Mazda MX-5 RF arrives from $38,550

Mazda Australia has launched the MX-5 Retractable Fastback and is predicting the hardtop RF model will pull in new crowds of buyers looking for a convertible that is a little nicer as a daily driver. Unlike the previous generation of hardtop MX-5, which had a folding roof that collapsed into …

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Report: 7-seat Mazda CX-5 under consideration

According to Japanese blog livedoor, Mazda are looking to introduce a 7 seater variant of the popular CX-5 to the local market with international exports to follow. But doesn’t the CX-9 already fulfill that requirement? Well yes and no, internationally the CX-9 is a big hit but within Japan the …

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