On 30th January, Mazda celebrated its 100th anniversary with a ceremony at the company's Hiroshima headquarters that started a year of events during which the company will remember its past and look to the future. 100 years ago Mazda was a Hiroshima cork producer when industrialist Jujiro Matsuda took charge and transformed the business first into a machine tool producer, and then a vehicle manufacturer.
Radar Mazda MX-5 RF. Breaking with nearly 30 years of tradition, Mazda has brought us a targa-top. We’ve got all the details of the new MX-5 RF. Folding hard-top turns the roadster into a compact GT by Stuart Gallagher.
Abbiamo fatto un salto a Barcellona per conoscere l’ultima versione della deliziosa Mazda MX-5. Ha un tetto rigido retraibile e un carattere ancora più amichevole. Saprà fare meglio della soft-top?
Im Bild ist noch nicht der echte Mazda 3, sondern das Kai Concept. Wie viel davon übrig bleibt, wird man sehen, fix hingegen ist ab 2019 der Einsatz der selbstzündenden Skyactiv X Benzinmotoren, in denen die Zündkerzen bei Teillast nur noch Initialzündungen abgeben.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 has been updated for the summer, with changes to the diesel engines, including the introduction of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and a new higherpowered version. The powerplant has been improved with a modified combustion chamber that minimises heat transition between the fuel and pistons to improve efficiency. There’s also new Piezo injectors and a revised twin-stage turbocharger, while water flow management techniques help the engine warm up quicker. The power output of the most powerful unit rises to 181bhp from 173, with maximum torque enhanced from 310 to 328lb ft.
Après trois ans de carrière, la MX-5 s’apprête à bénéi cier d’une mise à jour mécanique importante pour son millésime 2019. En effet, le nouveau roadster Mazda accueille des motorisations 1,5L et 2L Skyactiv-G revues pour garantir une plus grande efficacité de combustion et un surcroît de couple.
Happy birthday Mazda MX-5 limited run of bright orange models to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the world’s most popular soft-top.
The latest Mazda3 hatchback is set to be officially unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show. Mazda has released a shadowy teaser image revealing that the star car will be launched as a Fastback saloon, as well as a five-door hatchback. Sharp looks are expected, particularly because the Kai concept car that made its debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show was so striking, and thought to be a good precursor of the next Mazda3. Kai is lower, longer and has a stretched wheelbase compared with the current model, while its bold grille, curvaceous flanks and circular tail lights gained plenty of fans. It looks impressively exotic for a family hatchback.
The 2021 Mazda CX-5 SUV has been revised for 2020, with prices starting at £29,060 for the SE-L 2WD and rising to £39,085 for the GT Sport AWD automatic. Since its launch, more than 25,000 examples of the second-generation CX-5 have found homes, with over 60,000 examples sold since the nameplate arrived in UK showrooms in 2012.
South coast-based The MX5 Restorer has received so much positive feedback from the one-off mk1 Speedster that Total MX-5 drove back in issue 5, that the company has decided to put it into ‘production’ on a bespoke basis.
New tech raises RX-9 hopes. Mazda ponders sports car using new rotary engine developed as range-extender.
Contact at Laguna Seca for OAK Racing. Mazda Raceway, better known as the legendary Laguna Seca, was the stage for an exciting LMP2 race, with overtaking galore and plenty of drama. Following a good start to the weekend, the number 42 OAK Racing Morgan-Nissan LMP2 finished 19th in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway, on the 5th of May. Piloting the Morgan were Brit Alex Brundle and Gustavo Yacaman of Colombia.
Japan’s great electric U-Turn. For years Mazda and Toyota/Lexus refused to give up their engines. But at the Tokyo show both finally made the jump to electric power – and in some style. By Ben Miller.
You like the way it drives but the mk4’s styling not really doing it for you? And you’re not keen on the Fiat 124 Spider alternative? Japanese coachbuilder Mitsuoka may have the answer…
But mooted “responsible and friendly” hot hatch might not make it to Europe
It’s great news that Mazda is releasing a new diesel engine to sit alongside its range of SkyActiv-G and forthcoming SkyActiv-X petrol units. An evolution of the 1.5-litre SkyActiv-D engine, the 1.8-litre powerplant uses innovative new technology to make it more efficient, and even to enhance the way it sounds.
After announcing its in-house restoration programme for first generation MX-5s last year, Mazda has completed its first rebuild on a customer’s car in Japan – a green 1992 example.
Mazda has filed a chassis design patent that suggests a successor to the RX-8 sports car is on the way.
Skyactiv-X is a petrol engine with compression ignition, and promises the best of both worlds. By Jake Groves.
The MX-5 world is a big one – here’s a quick glance at some of what’s going on out there. Race prep outfit creates ‘Ultimate MX-5’ road car.
Rare Mazda 929 Saved… 929 was discovered in a Norfolk scrapyard and had a date with the crusher. 1973 Mazda 929 has been saved from the scrapman – but only just! The car, one of very few early 1970s Mazdas remaining in the UK, ended up in a scrap yard in Norfolk and was ready for a date with the crusher before being spotted by a classic car fan. Richard Rose, who has purchased the car complete, told RJ, “Pictures of it surfaced on the ‘Autoshite’ old car forum. It was a total coincidence really. A forum member had just been in the yard, spotted it, thought it looked interesting and shared the pictures. I have far too many old clunkers already, indeed I have been trying to offload a few lately. Also I need another project like I need a massive, crippling kidney stone. So I just made some token casual enquiries, thinking that ‘I would definitely not get it, but at least I hadn’t just walked on by’ and could go to bed telling myself that ‘I had tried’. To my surprise all the moons aligned and it was collected from the yard a few days later.”
Full details have been announced for the updated Mazda CX-3 crossover, first seen at the New York motor show, which gets a larger 1.8-litre diesel engine, updated interior and a subtle exterior makeover, helping maintain its showroom appeal. It is available to buy now, with the sole diesel version costing £22,895 in Sport Nav+ two-wheel-drive guise.
Mazda has unveiled its production-ready family hatchback in Los Angeles, alongside a four-door Mazda3 saloon offering two distinct personalities. Due to arrive early next year, the Japanese brand has confirmed the latest 3 will be get a diesel engine as well as innovative petrols, and driver appeal is as high on the agenda as ever.
Are you looking to buy a brand new car in 2020? This looks set to be a fantastic year for the automotive industry with a handful of exciting cars set to be released over the coming 12 months, all of which are sure to make a big impression on the industry and satisfy motorists looking for a new car.