Mazda1 Concept: first sketches?
Here is the first sketche of the forthcoming small 1 that Mazda will unveil at the Paris Motor Show.
Mazda Furai in action
Here is a video of the Furai, a concept car Mazda unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show in January. Based on a Courage C65’s inner-structure, the Furai is powered by a 3-rotor Wankel engine which delivers 450bhp.
Spyshots: next-generation Mazda 3
Leftlanenews has published some spyshots of the forthcoming Mazda 3 due to be unveiled next year.
Mazda to unveil the 1 in Paris
Mazda is rumoured to unveil a small Mazda 1 at the next Paris Motor Show in September.
Three door Mazda 2 hits the showrooms
Mazda has announced pricing for the three door Mazda 2.
Mazda unveils the Biante
Mazda makes the most appealing models, but still needs to stick with the specific demand of its domestic market. The carmaker has unveiled a new people-carrier called Biante.
Mazda unveils the American Mazda 6
Initially launched in Japan and in Europe, the new Mazda 6 was unveiled in the US. Generally, a launch in a new country doesn’t require to mention it, but the American Mazda 6 is different from the European and Japanese versions.
MX-5 to get a facelift at Paris
Mazda has unveiled to its dealer network a facelifted MX-5 due to be launched at the Paris Motor Show.
Geneva: Mazda 2 three-door
Mazda has revealed the three-door variant of its successful Mazda 2 small car at Geneva which will boost the carmaker sales in Europe.
Mazda to Start Road Trials of the ASV-4 Advanced Safety Vehicle
Mazda has started testing the ASV-4 on public roads in the Hiroshima region. The ASV-4 is a vehicle which utilizes vehicle-to-vehicle communications to alert drivers of oncoming vehicles at blind intersections or on twisting roads with limited visibility.
Ford, Mazda and ChangAn to invest £29 million
Ford has announced it will invest £29 million in China with the help of Mazda and ChangAn to boost sales on the Chinese domestic market.
Mazda rolled off the 100,000th Demio/2
Only eight months after domestic production started, Mazda built the 100,000th Demio confirming the success encountered by the small Mazda in Japan but also in Europe.
Mazda might produce a MX-5 coupé
Mazda is seriously considering launching a coupé variant of the successful MX-5 roadster. The future coupé would go on sale from 2010.
Face-lifted Mazda MPV in Japan
Mazda has unveiled a face-lifted MPV in Japan, two years after hitting the showrooms. The main changes concern a new front fascia, a new five speed automatic gearbox and equipment upgrades.
Mazda Demio Chiara special edition
In Japan, limited edition versions are more valued than normal versions, so it's normal to see Mazda releasing the first special edition based on the new Demio. Called Chiara, it features an exclusive Golden Red Mica, a vivid shade of red sprinkled with gold flakes, and an unusual multi-stripes pattern cover seat.
Five stars for the Mazda 2 at EuroNCAP
The small Mazda won five stars at the latest EuroNCAP test and got 34 points out of 37 which is good news for the well acclaimed model.
Mazda to unveil the Furai concept car and revised RX-8 at Detroit
Mazda might become ambitious as it will unveil a supercar at the next Detroit Motor Show in January. The Furai for ‘Sound of the wind’ will apply the Mazda’s unique design language called Nagare on an American Le Mans Series (ALMS) racing car.
Spyshots: Mazda RX-8
Despite a sexy and still modern styling, the RX-8 will celebrate next year its fifth anniversary and Mazda is currently working on its replacement due to go on sale from 2009. A development mule has been caught and from the shape we can guess a few hints for the next-generation RX-8.
Mazda Demio/2 Sedan unveiled
Mazda will unveil the four-door Mazda Demio/2 at the 2007 Guangzhou Motor Show this week. Designed especially for the Chinese market, the small saloon will be built the Changan Ford Mazda joint-venture. Designing a sedan form a small car is always a difficult exercise., but Mazda designers succeeded in drawing that looks like a small four-door Mazda 3 from the back. The saloon keeps the appealing style of the hatchback.
Future Mazda 6 renderings
The website Worldcarfans has released its interpretation of the next Mazda 6 that will be unveiled at the next Frankfurt Motor Show.
Mazda reports 62 percent drop in profit
Mazda has reported a 62 percent drop in profit in the second quarter of 2007, compared to the same period in 2006. The company reported a profit that has slipped to £10.3m/€15.3m/$20.8m, down from £27.4m/€40.7m/$55.6m. The drop in profits is due to foreign exchange rates and research investments.
Spyshots: Mazda 6 interior
Here is the first interior shot of the next generation Mazda 6, due to be unveiled at the next Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
Mazda 2 MPS
MPS is for Mazda what AMG is for Mercedes: a label for sporty models. It is thus no surprise that Mazda engineers are currently working on a Mazda 2 MPS. The current biggest engine, 1.5 litres, will be replaced by a turbocharged 2 litre. The power output will be 230 bhp and torque will reach 231 lb-ft.
Mazda 6 at Frankfurt
Some of us expected it for the Chicago motorshow but the Mazda 6 successor will be revealed at the next Frankfurt motorshow in September. With the new model, Mazda will pursue its strategy: make zoom zoom cars. But following the example of Alfa Romeo with its 159, the next Mazda 6 should be more upmarket thanks to its new platform CD3 2 that is bigger than the current one according to insiders.
Don't call Mazda 5 an MPV!
Mazda’s new MAV is now available in the UK. This time, the Hiroshima-based carmaker hopes more than a succès d’estime. Mazda has gathered all the components to succeed in this range, having for example stylishly designed the body and fitted it with 2 sliding doors, which is a one of a kind feature on a MAV.
2 petrol engines, a 1.8 and a 2.0 litres giving respectively 115 and 145b^hp as well as a 2.0 litres diesel engine, developing either 110 or 143bhp, are available. Strangely enough, the latter is not provided by Ford, which owns 50% of Mazda.
Prices start at a competitive £14,097 for the 1.8 TS, the most expensive version being the 2.0 Sport Diesel (143bhp), sold £17,900.
However, comfort is another key element for success, and the last 3 and 6 show this is not Mazda’s forte…