Tag Archives: Mazda

2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder Ute Review

The last-generation Mazda BT-50 was often overlooked compared to its peers, especially the ever-popular Ford Ranger on which it is based. While Ford made continuous improvements to its star, Mazda sadly hasn’t been as diligent. The result is a dual-cab ute that feels its age and lacks behind the competition. …

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2021 Mazda CX-30 X20 M Hybrid Review – is it better than the G25?

The Mazda CX-30 is a unique proposition in the compact crossover segment. Offering the perfect blend of upscale design, sporty handling and up-to-date tech, it quickly became one of our favourite city-sized SUVs since launch. With a total of 9 variants to choose from, the CX-30 range is also the …

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2021 Mazda CX-30 vs Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Comparison Review

Style and practicality – two very important criteria when buying compact passenger cars, but more often than not we can only have one or the other, not both. The Mazda CX-30 is no doubt a design triumph, but is it practical? The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross offers impressive space, but is …

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2021 Mazda 3 Hatch G25 Astina Video Review

The Mazda 3 has progressed over the years from a mainstream model to its current semi-premium offering. A strong seller in the small car segment, the fourth-generation Mazda 3 stands out with its sporty and sophisticated design, premium interior, and balanced driving feel. Pricing starts from $24,990 for the entry-level G20 …

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Track-focused Mazda MX-5 GT RS heads updated line-up

The updated 2021 Mazda MX-5 range has expanded to include a new track-focused model: the Mazda MX-5 GT RS. Available in soft-top Roadster and hard-top RF forms, the new MX-5 GT RS is a model exclusive to the Australian market that promises even sharper dynamics and response. Powered exclusively by …

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2022 Mazda CX-5 to go upmarket with rear-biased AWD and in-line sixes

Following a recent report that the next-generation Mazda 6 will adopt a front engine, rear-wheel drive platform shared with the new Toyota Crown, news have surfaced that the 2022 Mazda CX-5 will also ride on a rear-biased all-wheel drive platform adapted from the one that will underpin the new Mazda …

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Next-gen Toyota Crown and Mazda 6 to share chassis and engines

Toyota is no stranger to the joint development of vehicles. First it was the Toyota 86, which was co-developed with Subaru, then it was the GR Supra which was based on the BMW Z4. Joint ventures significantly reduce development costs and it’s no surprise when Toyota announces yet another collaboration, …

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2020 Toyota C-HR Hybrid vs Mazda CX-30 G25 Review

The fast-growing compact crossover segment presents buyers with no fewer than 8 options. And if you have reached the point where you are tossing between the Mazda CX-30 and Toyota C-HR, congratulations because this pair plays at the top of the class. Which is best? That’s what we are about …

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2020 Mazda CX-5 Turbo Petrol vs Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

The mid-size SUV market is currently the hottest and fastest-growing car segment. With an explosion of new players joining the scene over the years, there are currently no less than fifteen models fighting for a piece of the pie. And it’s all because the medium SUV has replaced the humble …

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Mazda confirms turbocharged Mazda3 hatch: 170kW/420Nm

Mazda has confirmed its much-lauded 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol will find its way into the new turbocharged Mazda3, although it’s not yet confirmed for Australia. Confirmed by Mazda Mexico in a video release, the forced fed Mazda3 will deliver 170kW and 420Nm, identical to the Australian delivered Mazda6, CX-9 and …

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Flagship Mazda SkyActiv-X mild-hybrid range pricing announced

Mazda Australia has announced the pricing and specification for its advanced Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI) SkyActiv-X mild hybrid range, which will go on sale locally in August. The innovative 2.0-litre engine is the world’s first production petrol engine to combine the benefits of lean diesel-like compression ignition with regular …

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2020 Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD Review – still an excellent 7-seater

The Mazda CX-9 has always been one of our favourites here at ForceGT. And since its launch in 2016, Mazda has continuously refined the successful large seven-seater SUV to ensure its appeal with buyers. But now into its fourth year on sale, the CX-9 is entering dangerous territory as newer …

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All-new 2021 Mazda BT-50 price and specification

Mazda has today revealed the tough new look for its BT-50 ute, blending sleek new styling with rugged capability. Adopting styling elements from the current-generation Mazda CX-9 large SUV, the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 ute features the brand’s corporate three-dimensional grille which is flanked by a pair of sculpted headlamps. …

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