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Mazda mulling hot MPS 3 with 2.5L turbo engine and AWD

Fans of the much missed Mazda3 MPS (or MazdaSpeed3 in certain markets) may have something to look forward to, as a new report suggests the high-performance model could be making a come back. Speaking to British publication, Autocar, Mazda3’s program manager, Kota Beppu expressed his desire in building a hotter …

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Mazda CX-8 tweaked and updated for 2019

Less than a year on from its Australian launch in July 2018, Mazda CX-8 has grown its equipment list and updated styling elements to strengthen its appeal. New to the standard equipment list is Mazda’s Skyactiv-Dynamics technology, G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus), an advanced version of GVC that adds direct …

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All-new Mazda CX-30 launched as brand’s fifth SUV offering

Mazda has taken the wraps off its second model in its new-generation line-up, the CX-30 compact SUV. As a new core model that slots between the CX-3 and CX-5, the CX-30 will compete against larger models of the compact SUV class such as the Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. …

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Akera Turbo Review

It’s only been a little over six months since we last took a look at the Mazda CX-5 – the best-selling SUV in Australia – and not even two years since the current body style launched, yet Mazda’s engineers have once again fettled it for the 2019 model year, and …

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2019 Mazda3: pricing jumps as new model heads upmarket

Mazda Australia has announced pricing and specifications for the initial variants of the next-generation Mazda3, with prices going up across the range as the new model heads upmarket.  Upon launch, two carry-over engines are set to be offered – the ‘G20’ 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 114kW and 200Nm; and the ‘G25’ …

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Mazda unveils MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition in Racing Orange

Mazda has today unwrapped the MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition at the Chicago Auto Show, which runs from February 7-8. The reveal is auspiciously timed, landing on the anniversary eve of the iconic model’s global debut at the same event on February 9 1989. After 30 years and with more than …

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Mazda teases new-generation SUV ahead of Geneva debut

Mazda has dropped a shadowy teaser of a new SUV ahead of its scheduled debut at next month’s Geneva Motor Show. The single image released today shows the rear view of the crossover, with striking LED taillights hinting at a more matured and evolved Kodo design language that Mazda’s vehicles …

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7-seat SUV Comparison: 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs Hyundai Santa Fe

If you’re looking to purchase a large 7-seat family SUV, chances are your short list would have already included these two rivals: the Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Santa Fe. Along with the Toyota Kluger, the CX-9 and Santa Fe represent the top three selling models in the full-size SUV segment. …

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Azami FWD Review

Since its launch in late 2016, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 has thoroughly impressed with the performance and luxury it offers, and has laid the blueprint out for the design language and technology of Mazda’s wider range. But with the CX-9’s fabulous turbocharged engine now poached for the Mazda6 and CX-5, …

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Mazda rules out MPS3 hot hatch and RX rotary sports car

Mazda has officially ruled out the return of the much-loved Mazda3 MPS hot hatch, which ended with the second-generation model with no replacement planned. Speaking to Drive at the launch of the 2019 Mazda3 at the Los Angeles Motor Show, Akira Marumoto, President and CEO of Mazda quashed all hopes …

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2019 Mazda3 hatch and sedan unveiled at the LA Auto Show

Mazda has finally lifted the covers on both sedan and hatchback forms of the next-generation Mazda3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, with the new model debuting the company’s SkyActiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition engine.  Sporting a new platform and totally redesigned bodywork heavily inspired by the Kai concept shown in …

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2019 Mazda MX-5 1.5L Roadster Review

This will be the third time I’ve jumped into Mazda’s MX-5 for a week of thrashing to decipher its secrets, only now I’ve finally managed to nab the one I was most excited for. It’s the base spec 1.5L Roadster with none of the bells and whistles and more importantly, …

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2019 Mazda CX-5 turbo petrol lands, pricing and specs confirmed

Mazda Australia has announced pricing and specifications for its 2019 CX-5 range, which is most notably headlined by the introduction of a new turbocharged petrol variant. The 2.5-litre SkyActiv-G turbo petrol unit – identical to the one found in the CX-9 and higher-grade Mazda6 models – is the most powerful …

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