Designing the Future: 2014 Mazda3 Styling Explained

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Designing the Future: 2014 Mazda3 Styling Explained
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After years on the market, today’s Mazda3 is still one of the best C-Segment cars available, but it’s something of a controversial vehicle. It may be great to drive, exceedingly functional and built to last, but a lot of people take issue with its grille. The car’s front end looks like the face of a… Continue Reading...

2014 Mazda3 Revealed With More Space, Style & Speed

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2014 Mazda3 Revealed With More Space, Style & Speed
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Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars Favored by Gen Y

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Top 10 Cars Favored by Gen Y
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How do you get Generation Y interested in cars? To answer that question perhaps the best move is to take a look at what cars they do already like. Thanks to new stats provided by J.D. Power and Associates we’ve compiled a list of the top 10 cars with the highest percentage of buyers aged… Continue Reading...

Seven Diesels We Wish Existed

Seven Diesels We Wish Existed
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Its hard not to daydream about diesel cars, with their great torque and excellent fuel economy, so here’s our top picks of cars that we’d love to see a diesel option for. Our criteria is simple, the automaker must have a diesel engine in use somewhere in its lineup or in an international version of… Continue Reading...

2013 Mazda3 Gets 40-MPG Skyactiv Engine on More Trim Levels

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2013 Mazda3 Gets 40-MPG Skyactiv Engine on More Trim Levels
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In the past Mazda has hinted that it may drop the current base engine in the Mazda3 and instead offer the Skyactiv powertrain as standard. According to Mazda USA PR rep Beverly Braga that won’t happen for 2013, but the Japanese automaker has made the decision to offer the Skyactive 2.0-liter as the core powertrain… Continue Reading...

Mazda “Considering Every Option” to Aid Financial Woes

Mazda “Considering Every Option” to Aid Financial Woes
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After its fourth straight year resulting in a net loss, Mazda is now looking for partners to help bolster their capital. Mazda has had a net loss $1.29 billion this fiscal year, and is now actively seeking any way possible to help out with its uncertain financial future. This is the worst slide Mazda has been… Continue Reading...

Top 5 Surprisingly Good Cars of 2012

Top 5 Surprisingly Good Cars of 2012
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What’s the best car of 2012? Who knows. Is a Porsche GT3 RS 4.0 better than a Ferrari 458 Italia? What about the Scion FR-S? Or a Prius Plug-in Hybrid? The past year has seen the launch of numerous excellent vehicles, including some we really didn’t expect to be any good. That said, we’ve put… Continue Reading...

Mazda3 to Dethrone Holden Commodore as Australia’s Best Selling Car

Mazda3 to Dethrone Holden Commodore as Australia’s Best Selling Car
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With only about three weeks until 2012, the Australian car market could end 2011 with a new best-selling sedan for the first time in 15 years. Although the Holden Commodore has been Australia’s favorite and a sales leader since 1997, Australia’s Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries revealed that the Mazda3 has currently sold 301 more… Continue Reading...

New Mazda6, Mazda3, MX-5 and CX-9 Due Out by 2014

New Mazda6, Mazda3, MX-5 and CX-9 Due Out by 2014
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Reports are coming in that Mazda is planning to overhaul four of its existing models by 2014. The four models up for redesigns are the Mazda3, Mazda6, MX-5 and CX-9. We’ve already seen the new patent drawings for the upcoming MX-5 refresh, which will hopefully come in 2013 along with a new Mazda3 and CX-9…. Continue Reading...

Mazda Looking To Boost U.S. Sales By 74 Percent With Sporty, Fuel Efficient Cars

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Mazda Looking To Boost U.S. Sales By 74 Percent With Sporty, Fuel Efficient Cars
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Mazda is hoping to boost sales in the United States by 74 percent, and a key component of their strategy will be delivering sporty vehicles that can turn out “real world” fuel economy numbers. “It’s not acceptable to us have 40 mpg and sacrifice performance,” said Robert Davis, Mazda’s senior VP of U.S. operations. Rivals… Continue Reading...

Mazda Recalls Nearly 500,000 Mazda3 Models

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Mazda Recalls Nearly 500,000 Mazda3 Models
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Mazda has announced a recall for its Mazda3 model, which is also sold under the name Axela in Japan. The recall affects 494,500 units globally with roughly 157,700 in North America. The recall surrounds an electronic problem that could prevent the windshield wipers from working. Affected vehicles include those between the 2008 and 2010 model… Continue Reading...

Mazda Marks Production Of 3 Million Mazda3 Compacts

Mazda Marks Production Of 3 Million Mazda3 Compacts
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  Mazda announced today they have reached a production milestone of three million Mazda3 units as of April 26, 2011. The car is built in three factories (Japan, China, Thailand) and sold in roughly 90 countries and regions. In North America alone, over 1.1 million Mazda3s have been sold, becoming the fastest-selling model in Mazda’s… Continue Reading...

Mazda To Develop Chinese Market Sub-Brand

Mazda To Develop Chinese Market Sub-Brand
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Mazda and Chinese joint venture partner Chang’an are reportedly developing a new sub-brand for the Chinese market, with their first offering based on the outdated but still excellent 1st generation Mazda3. Mazda still sells the older Mazda3 in China, while importing the current Mazda3 hatchback. The current car will be joined by a Chinese made… Continue Reading...

Mazda CX-5 Confirmed For Spring 2012, Mazda3 To Get 40 MPG, Diesel Confirmed

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Mazda CX-5 Confirmed For Spring 2012, Mazda3 To Get 40 MPG, Diesel Confirmed
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Mazda confirmed that their previously unveiled Minagi concept will go into production as the Mazda CX-5, a small crossover intended to slot beneath their mid-size CX-7 and full-size CX-9. The CX-5 will be the first Mazda vehicle to come with a full suite of SKYACTIV fuel-saving technologies, among them an all-new engine designed for maximum… Continue Reading...

Mazda To Launch Minagi Concept, SkyActiv Engines At New York Auto Show

Mazda To Launch Minagi Concept, SkyActiv Engines At New York Auto Show
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The New York Auto Show will be a big one for Mazda, as the company prepares 3 big unveiling that will pave the way for the company’s future on the engineering front. Mazda will show off the Minagi concept for the first time in North America and debut the refreshed 2012 Mazda3 in America (after its unveiling… Continue Reading...

Mazda Suspends Dealer Orders For Japanese-Built Cars, Nearly All Mazdas Affected

Mazda Suspends Dealer Orders For Japanese-Built Cars, Nearly All Mazdas Affected
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Mazda is planning to close down their assembly plants again, while stopping orders from dealers in the United States for their made-in-Japan vehicles. The Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5, MX-5, RX-8, CX-7, CX-9 are all affected. Only the Mazda6 and Tribute will remain in production at their American plants, although the situation could change in light of… Continue Reading...

2011 Mazda 3 Scores Top Pick In Safety From IIHS

2011 Mazda 3 Scores Top Pick In Safety From IIHS
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The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety awarded the Mazda 3 with its Top Pick honor in the small car category. The Mazda3 met the criteria by scoring a “Good” rating in all crash test categories (front, side, rear and rollover) and has electronic stability control. The Mazda3 is the first car from the automaker to… Continue Reading...
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