Tag Archives: Mazda

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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2020 Mazda CX-30 G20 Astina Review

Is the Mazda CX-3 too small, but the CX-5 too big? Now, Mazda has created a model that precisely plugs that gap, and it’s called the CX-30. Like most European premium carmakers, Mazda is increasingly apt at filling in niches within its line up, which started with the CX-5-based, 7-seat …

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2022 Mazda 6 to become rear-wheel drive luxury sedan

The current generation Mazda 6 was launched way back in 2012, and a new model is well overdue. The new 6 is already under development, but it will be drastically different to the current model when it arrives in 2022. Speculation has it that the new 6 will be rear-wheel …

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Mazda celebrates 100th Year Anniversary with Special Edition models

Celebrating 100 years since its foundation as a humble cork manufacturer, Mazda will release a 100th Anniversary Special Edition series of its major models. The special edition models pay homage to Mazda’s history and its tenacious challenger spirit, drawing inspiration from the company’s first ever passenger car, the R360 Coupe. Designed to …

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2020 Mazda CX-5 further refined, boosts off-road tech

The popular Mazda CX-5 range has gained a host of upgrades for 2020, adding greater versatility, safety and comfort both on and off-road. Available now, the updated CX-5 adds new technology, advanced safety equipment and improves cabin quietness for a better ride feeling. Headlining the 2020 upgrades is Mazda’s newly …

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2020 Mazda CX-5 Touring AWD Review

The Mazda CX-5 mid-size SUV has been consistently picking out the top spot in its segment. In one of the most competitive categories with no fewer than 10 players, the CX-5’s popularity among SUV buyers begs the question – what’s the CX-5’s magic? That’s what we are here to explore. …

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