Mazda News

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5

    It's been three years since Mazda promised Americans a diesel-powered CX-5, and on Wednesday, the Japanese brand fulfilled said promise. The 2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel was revealed at the 2019 New York International Auto Show and the company provided power specifications, fuel economy, and availability details. The long journey from promise to fulfillment has seen many missed deadlines and little information on the CX-5 diesel. However, we now know Mazda will offer the 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine (Skyactiv-D) on one trim: the CX-5 Signature AWD. Thus, fans eager for more torque and better fuel...

  • 2019 Mazda 3
    Hotter Mazda 3 with turbo engine might take on VW GTI

    Mazda is reportedly keen to put a bit of zoom-zoom back into the Mazda 3. A hotter version of the latest 3 hatchback may arrive in the near future to do battle with the Volkswagen GTI. A hotter Mazda 3 hatchback may arrive before 2021, according to a Thursday report from Autocar. Kota Beppu...

  • 2018 Mazda MAZDA6
    Mazda 6 says so long to manual transmission for 2019, but it could return

    Mazda, the brand most associated with telling its customers that "driving matters," has pulled the manual transmission from the 2019 model year 6 mid-size sedan. The move leaves the new Mazda 3 hatchback (in Premium trim) and the MX-5 Miata as the only two models that the Japanese brand offers with...

  • 2019 Mazda CX-30 European-spec
    Mazda CX-30 debuts to bridge the gap between CX-3 and CX-5

    With crossover SUVs all the rage, Mazda introduced a new model at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show curiously called the CX-30. The CX-30 naming strategy completely tosses out the idea that the larger number after the CX prefix corresponds with how large the vehicle is. The CX-30 will...

  • Mazda MX-5 Miata Hellcat engine swap
    LS swaps are so last week: Shop drops Hellcat into Mazda MX-5 Miata

    Swapping a monstrous engine into a smaller car is nothing new. Swapping a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 known to most as the Hellcat into a Mazda MX-5 Miata, however, is. That was YouTube channel KARR's most recent project, which Motor1 first reported on last week, a project that went rather...

  • 2019 Mazda 3  -  first drive  -  Los Angeles, January 2019
    Why Mazda is purging touchscreens from its vehicles

    Tablet-like touchscreens have become the ubiquitous interfaces of choice, and they’re seemingly everywhere in daily life, on everything from thermostats to coffee makers and refrigerators. But Mazda really doesn’t think they belong in cars—or at least anywhere near the...

  • 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...

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