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VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015 Mazda6 & future models

As noted recently on just-auto, Mazda is on a roll in its home market but it’s also doing very well in North America, China, Australia and a...

ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up...

VEHICLE ANALYSIS: 2015 Mazda CX-5 & future CUVs

Glenn Brooks | 30 Jun 2015

Updated for 2015, the latest Euro 6-compliant Mazda6 has also had a mid-life facelift. A policy of short life cycles for major models is one of the factors driving ever rising sales, allied to the addition of crossovers into yet more segments.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Chop Alfa or Sergio?

Graeme Roberts | 19 Jun 2015

Time for Alfa or Sergio to go? That was the title of a Comment piece by our US sales analyst Bill Cawthon which attracted plenty of looks on just-auto this week. Cawthon has decades of association with and analysis of the Chrysler part of Fiat Chrysler and a read is recommended.

VA: New product may tip Mazda over the 50K edge

Graeme Roberts | 17 Jun 2015

In what is one of its busiest 'new product' years, Mazda UK is hoping the resulting sales may tip it back over into 50,000 territory as the UK likely heads for another record year with 2.5m total industry sales possible.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Dawn returns again...

Dave Leggett | 15 May 2015

We heard this week that Toyota and Mazda are interested in working together in the future. Toyota is obviously the bigger player, but Mazda has some interesting plus points, not least its Skyactiv powertrain technology that improves ICE efficiency.

Latest Interviews

Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

Matthew Beecham | 28 Jul 2014

The IT industry has made much of the benefits of a Cloud infrastructure, offering better security and less complex networks in the workplace. Infotainment specialist Harman with subsidiary Aha claims its use in the car could be equally effective. It is now offering OEMs and service providers a chance to use the Cloud beyond downloading apps, navigation updates or music. Understanding what features are being used by the end customer, finding software bugs, removing unused features, reducing recalls or targeting specific customers with updates and advertising are just some of the ideas that Harman claims it can offer with its new Aha Cloud Platform Analytics and Updates Service. just-auto spoke to Siegfried Schuler, Director Centre of Competence Aha, about the service and find out what OEMs are most interested in.

INTERVIEW: Martin Leach, Magma CEO

Dave Leggett | 16 Jul 2013

Martin Leach, the former head of Ford of Europe, Mazda and Maserati, now runs Magma - a multi-faceted automotive industry consultancy and service provider. Dave Leggett recently caught up with him in London to hear his views on the current state of the automotive business and the challenges ahead.

Latest News

Currency and depreciation reduce Mazda profits

Graeme Roberts | 30 Jul 2015

Despite a 14.2% year on year rise in sales to JPY806,007m, Mazda Motor Corporation (MMC) booked a 5.4% rise in fiscal first quarter operating income to JPY53.3m and net income off 24.8% to JPY36.8m.

Mazda US recalls 444,907 Takata inflator vehicles

Graeme Roberts | 29 Jun 2015

Mazda North American Operations has now detailed the Takata airbag inflator related recall it said earlier it would undertake.

Automakers recall 'Takata' vehicles in Australia

Graeme Roberts | 11 Jun 2015

Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.

Mazda seeks a UK sales record, dealer revamp

Chris Wright | 9 Jun 2015

Madza UK has started a major upgrade of its 137 dealerships aimed at "improving the customer experience".

LCVs dominate Australia top five in May

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

As in neighbouring New Zealand, light commercial vehicles took the top places in the sales charts in May.

CVs, SUVs, dominate sales in New Zealand

Graeme Roberts | 9 Jun 2015

New vehicle sales in New Zealand slipped 30 units year on year in May to 10,034 units but the market year to date was up 6% (2,925 vehicles) to 52,562 cars and commercial vehicles.

Takata air bag recalls explode by over 5m

Graeme Roberts | 5 Jun 2015

Honda's US unit (American Honda Motor) is recalling an incredible 5.1m cars to replace dual stage, driver's side, front air bags with potentially faulty Takata inflators. The official NHTSA announcement - which came after an earlier announcement by the automaker - was followed a few days later by a news agency report some already replaced air bags may need to be renewed again and there is confusion over exact numbers of vehicles affected overall.

Mazda CX-5 output reaches 1m from five plants

Graeme Roberts | 26 May 2015

Mazda Motor Corporation said cumulative production of the CX-5 crossover passed 1m at the end of April 2015. This was three years and five months after production commenced in November 2011.

Toyota and Mazda to form alliance committee

Tony Pugliese | 15 May 2015

Toyota and Mazda plan to set up a joint committee to determine how the two companies can work closer together, with the ultimate aim of having engineers of both companies working together on the development of new products.

Mazda sets up new parts hub in Thailand

Tony Pugliese | 15 May 2015

Mazda Motor has established a new joint venture company in Thailand to serve as an international distribution hub for its growing automotive component business in the country.

Toyota and Mazda unveil partnership intention

Simon Warburton | 13 May 2015

First details have emerged surrounding Toyota and Mazda's agreement, which the automakers say will build a "mutually beneficial long term partnership."

Vietnam vehicle sales jump 64% in April

Tony Pugliese | 12 May 2015

Vietnam's new vehicle market continued to grow strongly in April, with sales jumping by over 64% to 16,643 units from 10,115 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association (VAMA).

Toyota and Mazda to collaborate in green tech

Dave Leggett | 11 May 2015

Toyota and Mazda are reportedly set to join forces in the area of cleaner and green technologies, with a reciprocal supply agreement for certain technologies.

Mazda eyes rising fleet sales in UK

Dave Leggett | 11 May 2015

Mazda's UK sales company says that it is targeting higher fleet (company) sales as it benefits from new models that are appealing to the sector.

US April light vehicle sales grow, miss forecast

Bill Cawthon | 5 May 2015

April US light vehicle sales rose 4.6% to about 1.45m cars and light trucks. That was a bit shy of analysts’ estimates but still healthy.

Mazda’s net income up 17% in FY2015

Graeme Roberts | 27 Apr 2015

Mazda's net sales for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2015 were up 12.7% to JPY3.03 trillion (US$25.5bn) from JPY2.69 trillion in the previous fiscal year.

Euro NCAP names two new five star cars

Graeme Roberts | 22 Apr 2015

The new large MPV Renault Espace was awarded five stars in the latest Euro NCAP safety test results.

GERMANY: Mazda outsells Nissan as Qashqai crashes

Glenn Brooks | 16 Apr 2015

Thanks to a plethora of new and updated models, Mazda has found itself in the extraordinary situation of having overtaken Nissan in Europe's largest national market.

Toyota Mexico plant announcement imminent - report

Graeme Roberts | 14 Apr 2015

Toyota Motor is expected to announce imminently plans to spend US$1bn on a car factory in Mexico.

'Very strong' Australia March sales up 8%

Graeme Roberts | 13 Apr 2015

Australia’s new car market was very strong in March 2015, local trade group FCAI said, with sales up 8% year on year. The 105,054 unit tally for March was a record for the month.

Vietnam sales rise 63% in March, 69% YTD

Tony Pugliese | 13 Apr 2015

Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to grow strongly in March, with sales jumping by over 63% to 15,201 units from 9,316 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.

Short month trims US March light vehicle sales

Bill Cawthon | 2 Apr 2015

Automakers trying to beat their year ago numbers faced a larger than usual challenge in March. Not only was March 2014 a strong sales month, it had one more selling day and, even more important, it had one more sales weekend.

Latest blogs

Lockdown in St Petersburg

Simon Warburton | 23 May 2014

It's perhaps no huge surprise security is taken so seriously at this year's Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, but the sheer scale of the precautions is overwhelming.

Is Mazda quietly developing the shelved 16X rotary engine?

Glenn Brooks | 20 Aug 2013

A report out of the US, supposedly from a 'Mazda Insider' speaking at the recent Monterey Weekend, claims that a new rotary engined model is just two years from launch.

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