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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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30% better fuel efficiency for 2018 Mazda 3

In a world of plug in hybrids and electric powered cars, the humble petrol engine really looks long in the tooth by comparison. Mazda hasn’t lost faith and has claimed that the 2018 Mazda 3 will boast 30% improved fuel economy over the current model which is an incredibly bold claim to …

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2017 Mazda 6 Sedan Review – Atenza Diesel

Premium looks without premium price. That’s the best way to describe the third-generation Mazda 6 midsize sedan. To us, it is NOT one of, but THE best looking sedan in its class. Already on the market since 2012, the four-year-old design is everything but dated, a testament to the company’s solid …

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Mixed signals from Mazda regarding rotary engine’s future

The rumour mill has certainly been churning along since the RX-8 ceased production in 2012 regarding what would be Mazda’s new flagship sports car for their line-up. And Mazda themselves definitely helped it along with their latest RX-Vision concept generating quite a bit of hype and hope for a rotary …

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RX-Vision by 2020? Mazda releases tantalising close up video

2020 will coincide with the 100th anniversary for Mazda and they may have a rotary powered surprise ready just in time for the party. Former VP of European research and development Kenichiro Saruwatari has already stated that 20 engineers are actively working on rotary related engine projects and that the …

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High-performance Mazda CX-5 MPS realistically envisioned

The all-new Mazda CX-5 is one of the most anticipated models from the Japanese brand and a star at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. With a chiseled body and athletic proportions, the CX-5 is certainly a head turner but what if Mazda decides to turn the styling and performance …

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