Mazda News

  • 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition

    It took just four hours for the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition to sell out. All 500 cars are spoken for in the United States, the brand announced this past Saturday. Mazda shared the metrics it witnessed as the car's fans flooded a special website to place their orders for the limited run of 500 cars. In 15 minutes, 100 cars were spoken for. In one hour, half of the cars were gone. Now, a waitlist for the celebratory MX-5 Miata continues to grow, just in case any of the soon-to-be owners back out. Worldwide, Mazda plans for a total of 3,000 cars, which includes the 500...

  • Mazda MX-5 Miata and Acura NSX, 2019 Chicago auto show
    The Mazda Miata and Acura NSX debuted 30 years ago to take on the sports car establishment

    In a twist of fate, the 1989 Chicago Auto Show marked the debuts of the production version of the Mazda Miata and the concept of the Acura NS-X, both with a mission to take on more established sports cars. Inspired by British sports cars of the 1950s through the 1970s, the Miata launched that year...

  • 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition
    2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition celebrates 30 years of spritely fun

    This year, the beloved Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 30, and to mark the Japanese roadster's birthday Mazda has introduced the 2019 MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition. The debut took place on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, which was fitting considering it was at the same show back in 1989 that...

  • Teaser for new Mazda SUV debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    New Mazda SUV bound for 2019 Geneva auto show

    Mazda will use next month's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to unveil a new crossover SUV. It will be the second model to ride on the automaker's new modular platform, the first being the 2019 Mazda 3 that we saw last November at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. Judging by a teaser released...

  • Marty's 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata: 100 Cars That Matter

    Small roadsters were a dying breed in the 1980s. A decade earlier, tiny British and Italian sports cars darted across Europe and America, but by 1989, most were history. It was up to the 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata to rekindle their spirit. Mazda took a decades-old concept and smartly updated it with the...

  • 3D-printed rotary engine from Engineering Explained
    Dive into this 3D-printed rotary engine

    If you've ever wondered what makes up the famed rotary engine from Mazda, now is the chance to dive in. Engineering Explained showed off an incredible 3D-printed rotary engine scale model, and host Jason Fenske walks us through what makes the peculiar powertrain tick. Specifically, this is a...

  • Mazda MX-6

    Mazda is keen to keep its classic names from falling into other's hands as the Japanese automaker has filed to renew the the trademark for the name "MX-6." The company filed the trademark with the Japanese Patent Office in October before it was published to the online archives in November. AutoGuide first discovered the trademark in a Monday report. For those who don't recall, the Mazda MX-6 was sold from 1987 until 1997 in the United States. The front-wheel-drive coupe was hardly a sales success, but a GT model featured a turbo-4 engine that made a punchy 145 horsepower. The...

  • 2019 Mazda 3
    Mazda CEO: No plan for Mazdaspeed 3, rotary sports car

    Mazda on Wednesday unveiled a stylish new generation of its popular 3 hatchback and sedan but fans pining for a high-performance Mazdaspeed version are set for disappointment. Speaking to Drive at the reveal of the new 3 at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto said the company...

  • 2019 Mazda 3, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2019 Mazda 3 brings premium look, tech to compact segment

    These days, buying an affordable car doesn't mean you have to drive something whose reflection you'd rather not see when passing a wall of glass. This is thanks primarily to brands like Mazda which in recent years has been really pushing the design envelope for non-premium cars. The Japanese firm...

  • 2019 Mazda 3 hatchback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Mazda 3 spy shots

    Mazda will unveil its next-generation Mazda 3 at the end of this month at the 2018 Los Angeles auto show, but a prototype has just been spotted and reveals many of the details. The prototype is for a Mazda 3 hatch but a sedan is also coming. Both body styles were previewed last week in a teaser...

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5
    2019 Mazda CX-5 gets punchy 2.5-liter turbo, GVC Plus handling

    Following a debut in Japan last month, the updated 2019 Mazda CX-5 has made its local debut, with the covers coming off Friday at the 2018 Seattle auto show. The big news is the addition of a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 as the range-topping powertrain. The punchy unit is already found in the...

  • Teaser for next-gen Mazda 3 debuting at 2018 Los Angeles auto show
    Next-gen Mazda 3 to debut at 2018 Los Angeles auto show

    Mazda on Thursday provided a glimpse at the next-generation Mazda 3 sedan and hatch and confirmed the reveal for this month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show. Apart from a teaser photo and video, there aren't any additional new details to go on. However, Mazda has been dropping plenty of hints about its...

  • Rotary engine

    Mazda is bringing back the rotary engine, but not as we know it. The Japanese automaker on Tuesday used the backdrop of the 2018 Paris auto show to confirm plans for a rotary range extender in a future electric car. Mazda said it is working on two EVs and one will feature a small, lightweight and nearly silent rotary to charge the battery on the run. Mazda also said the rotary would be able to run on liquefied natural gas in addition to gasoline. Unfortunately, there was no mention of launch dates for either EV. A Mazda exec in March dropped the first details on the rotary comeback plans...

  • 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata first drive review: The sports car Mazda intended

    The new Mazda MX-5 Miata we got in the U.S. in 2016 wasn’t really the car it was supposed to be. According to Mazda North American Operations manager of vehicle dynamics Dave Coleman, Mazda wanted to use a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine worldwide. Pushback from the U.S. allowed installation of...

  • 1992 Mazda Autozam AZ-1 on "Jay Leno's Garage"
    Mazda Autozam AZ-1 stops into Jay Leno's Garage

    Something completely different dropped by for the latest episode of "Jay Leno's Garage." It was a 1992 Mazda Autozam AZ-1. Never heard of it? Most Americans haven't. The AZ-1 was one of many Japanese cars built for the kei car space. For an incredibly quick debrief on kei cars, the pint-sized...

  • 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: more power, higher redline

    It's finally official. Mazda on Wednesday upped the zoom-zoom baked into its MX-5 Miata for 2019. This fall, when the 2019 MX-5 Miata hits dealerships, it will boast 181 horsepower—a 17 percent increase over 2018, Mazda said. A number of engineering upgrades allowed for this increase in...

  • 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata (Japanese spec)
    Mazda reveals updated MX-5 Miata with more power, features

    Mazda's MX-5 Miata is a perennial favorite that just gets better with each successive generation. The car is into its fourth generation and still manages to maintain the spritely driving feel of the original, despite being significantly safer and more advanced. The fourth-gen model, an ND to all...

  • How Mazda eliminates turbo lag
    Here's how Mazda goes about reducing turbo lag

    Mazda hasn't been shy about its dedication to the internal combustion engine. After all, the Japanese company will likely arrive first to market with a homogeneous charge compression ignition engine (HCCI), which will provide tremendous fuel economy improvements without the loss of performance. But...

  • 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

    Everyone's favorite low-horsepower sports car is getting an update for 2019. The refreshed Mazda MX-5 Miata is nearly here and it's becoming clear that more power is on the menu. According to Road & Track, the 2019 Miata will produce 181 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. That's a hefty bump over the current 155 horsepower offered up in the 2018 MX-5 Miata, though torque will only increase by 3 lb-ft. It's not yet entirely clear if the increased output arrives courtesy of a reworked version of the existing 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, or if the updated Mazda roadster will have a new...

  • 2019 Mazda CX-3, 2018 New York auto show
    2019 Mazda CX-3 brings a more refined interior

    Mazda's CX-3 is a solid option for buyers in the compact crossover SUV segment, and that's before you take into account the good looks. The CX-3 gets a round of updates for the 2019 model year, which were unveiled on Wednesday at the 2018 New York auto show, and thankfully Mazda has kept the parts...

  • 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Is Mazda giving the 2019 MX-5 Miata more horsepower?

    The Miata is a delightful machine that is the poster child of the slow-car-fast mindset. Every auto enthusiast loves it, but a fair contingent of the car's fans also agree that it wouldn't hurt to have a bit more horsepower. It appears that the Japanese automaker is listening because the 2019 MX-5...

  • Mazda rotary engine
    Mazda exec details plans for rotary range-extended EV coming in 2019

    Tesla gets a lot of flak for its delays in promised technology, but the electric car company looks like a straight-A student next to Mazda which has been has been talking about reviving the rotary engine going back to the demise of the RX-8 sports car in 2012. Mazda says it is committed to the...

  • Toyota chief Akio Toyoda (left) and Mazda chief Masamichi Kogai
    Toyota and Mazda select Alabama for new US plant

    Toyota and Mazda confirmed Wednesday plans to build a jointly owned vehicle manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama. Each automaker will take on half the $1.6 billion bill for the plant, which was first announced last August and expected to come online in 2021. The plant will have the capacity...

  • Kenichi Yamamoto, father of Mazda's rotary engine
    Father of Mazda's rotary engine has passed away

    Kenichi Yamamoto, the man behind Mazda's iconic rotary engine, has passed away at the age of 95, Japanese Nostalgic Car reported on Monday. Yamamoto wasn't only the man behind the brand's rotary engine, but he also helped ensure Mazda's future in the aftermath of World War II. After co-managing an...

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