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Mazda Australia boss: Compact Crossover “Oh, it’s not that far away”

Aug 10 2014 09:15 AM | Mazda News
Compact crossovers are currently the hot thing in the automotive marketplace, and it won't be too long before subcompact crossovers become the next big thing. We've been hearing for the past year or so that Mazda is working on a subcompact crossover possibly named the CX-3. Now a Mazda executive has given a hint that its coming very soon.

“There’s opportunity there [in the compact SUV segment], absolutely. We’ve made it clear that it’s an area we’d like to be represented in," said Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders to The Motor Report.

When asked if the upcoming model was still a ways away, Benders responded, “Oh, it’s not that far away”.

The CX-3 is expected to use the new Mazda2 as a base and have sty...


Next-Generation Mazda MX-5 Miata To Debut On September 3rd

Jul 03 2014 08:35 AM | Mazda News
Mazda announced today that on September 3rd, the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata will be shown. The covers will come off simultaneously at three different events in Europe, Japan, and the U.S. The U.S. event will be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California.

"We're excited to make this official, to announce that the newest member of the MX-5 Miata family will be arriving soon. Along with our colleagues around the world, we continue to celebrate the MX-5's 25th anniversary and look forward to sharing even more news in the near future," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations (MNAO).

Not much is known about the next-generation MX-5 Miata, aside from a brand new SkyActiv...


Mazda6 Diesel Gets Delayed Once More, No Date Set

Jan 09 2014 01:35 PM | Mazda News
We have to say when Mazda announced that diesel engine would be available on the new Mazda6 midsize, our interest was very piqued. A midsize sedan that could give the Volkswagen Passat TDI a run for its money and fun to drive? Where do we sign up? But unfortunately, the Mazda6 diesel has been delayed again.
 
Back in September, Mazda announced that the release date for Mazda6 diesel was pushed back to next spring due to certification testing taking longer than expected. Now the company has delayed the engine once again. In a short press release, Mazda announced that the engine needs more development "to deliver the right balance between fuel economy and Mazda-appropriate driving performance." The company also said the engi...


Mazda Sets 30% Increase Fuel Economy Target For Next-Gen SkyActiv

Jan 06 2014 04:15 PM | William Maley in Mazda News


Mazda's SkyActiv powertrains are showing what innovations can do to the good-ole' internal combustion engine. But that doesn't mean the automaker isn't resting on its laurels. Far from it. Automotive News reports that Mazda has some big plans in s...



Mazda CEO: No Plans For A Rotary Revival

Nov 26 2013 08:45 AM | William Maley in Mazda News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com November 26, 2013   Some sad news for those hoping for another Mazda vehicle with the rotary engine. Masa-michi Koga, Mazda's new CEO tells Automotive News that for the rotary engine to become c...





Rumorpile: Mazda's Engineers Push For More Rear-Wheel Drive Models

Oct 04 2013 10:05 AM | William Maley in Mazda News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com October 4, 2013   A new report from Edmunds says Mazda's middle and senior-ranking engineers are pushing for the revival of rear-wheel drive models for the brand. The reasoning for thi...



Mazda6 Diesel Launch Has Been Postponed

Sep 14 2013 12:30 PM | William Maley in Mazda News


William Maley Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com September 14, 2013   Mazda made big news last year when they announced that the 2014 Mazda6 would be coming with diesel engine sometime next year. Now, Mazda has postponed the launch of the Mazda6 di...