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2018 Mazda CX-8 Sport Review

 What is it? Mazda already has an SUV in each segment of the market and the Mazda CX-8 fills a niche in its line up. Created mainly for the Japanese domestic market where the CX-8 is positioned as Mazda’s flagship SUV, as the CX-9 isn’t offered in Japanese showrooms, Mazda …

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Mazda CX-5 updated with 2.5L Turbo and enhanced dynamics

The segment-leading Mazda CX-5 crossover has received a new powertrain and tweaked dynamics for even sharper handling. Launched in Japan today with global roll out to follow from early 2019, Mazda’s best-selling model is now available with the 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine found in the larger CX-9. The Japan-spec CX-5 …

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2018 Mazda6 2.5T GT Review – gets better with age

  With SUVs now becoming the vehicle of choice for most families, there’s never been a better time to get into a traditional mid-sized sedan. You see, in order to tempt increasingly rare buyers out of the urban monstrosities, carmakers are throwing everything they have into the humble sedan, which …

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2019 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specs announced

For the second time this year, the Mazda MX-5 is receiving a refresh, with more power and equipment across the board, but now only one 1.5-litre variant left in the range. The tip-in point to the range is the $34,190 Roadster 1.5 manual, with it stretching all the way to …

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2019 Mazda CX-9 pushes upmarket with luxury and safety tech

The 2019 CX-9 pushes upmarket further with the introduction the new range-topping CX-9 Azami LE – the fifth model in the seven-seat SUV’s line up. On sale from September, the entire CX-9 also boosts safety and sophistication upgrade with Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard across the …

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Refreshed 2018 Mazda CX-3 receives engine and equipment upgrades

Mazda has given its CX-3 small SUV a facelift for 2018 along with equipment and engine upgrades to enhance its appeal. Available in Australia at the end of August, the refreshed CX-3 sports a new front grille with bold horizontal lines for a more assertive stance, while the rear combination …

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera Diesel Review

The Mazda CX-5 might have only been with us in its current incarnation for one year, but Mazda has already seen it fit to give it a bit of a spruce up for 2018. These updates are nothing you’ll notice on the surface though – a facelift, this is not …

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Seven-seat Mazda CX-8 offered in three grades

Mazda has officially launched the all-new CX-8 mid-size seven-seat SUV in Australia. Sitting between the CX-5 and the CX-9 on the sizing scale, the middle kid offers seven-seat option in a more compact package. The three-tier CX-8 range is exclusively powered by a 2.2L SKYACTIV-D twin-turbo diesel engine that produces 140kW …

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Dual-Cab Comparison: 2018 Nissan Navara vs Mazda BT-50

Once viewed as mere basic work vehicles, dual-cab utes have seen massive popularity with private buyers in recent years. People are using them not just for work but for play as well, and as practical family buses. Just look at the sales charts and, no matter the month, you’ll likely …

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Diesel-only Mazda CX-8 pricing and grades announced

Ahead of its much anticipated launch in Australia, Mazda has revealed grades and pricing for the new CX-8 seven-seat SUV. Arriving at dealerships in July, Mazda’s diesel-only SUV slots between the full-size CX-9 seven seater and CX-5 mid-size crossover with pricing starting from $42,490 plus on-road costs. The three-tier Mazda CX-8 …

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More powerful Mazda MX-5 set for release in Japan

A more powerful Mazda MX-5 roadster is said to be in the works and due for release in Japan later this year.  Japan’s Car Watch magazine had the opportunity to sample a 2019 Mazda MX-5 pre-production prototype and was kind to reveal some key details. The current 2.0-litre engine which …

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Punchy 2.5L turbo four headlines much refined 2019 Mazda6

Mazda has released its most refined Mazda6 yet, offering more power, better efficiency, enhanced comfort and safety with a slight price drop across the range. Available now, the new Mazda6 has been thoroughly reengineered from the outside in. Showcasing an evolution in Mazda’s KODO design language, the mid-size sedan’s elegant …

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