Mazda Motor Corporation
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In the second and final part of this month's management briefing, we take a look at the stand out concepts, production cars and trends seen...
Some of the news is just in today so, you may not have seen all of the stories yet but, after a slight rattling of investors' cages by the r...
| 4 Sep 2015
As sharply falling oil prices which went below US$40 last week, continue to feed through to Russian exchange rates, with a plunging currency in turn putting pressure on disposable income available for automotive purchases, is there a silver lining in the depreciation cloud?
| 28 Aug 2015
Our updates of the auto situation in Tianjin, following the massive explosions in the Chinese port city, have attracted a lot of reader interest this week. I was last week in the middle of a British 'staycation' (it rained, thank you for asking) when news of the disaster broke and watched, appalled, at the war zone-like TV news views of thousands of incinerated cars (many new VW Beetles as it happened; Tainjin being a key auto port of entry for imported models, VW was said to have lost some 2,750 cars) as TV news anchors regularly reported on the increasing, but surprisingly low number of people killed. Tragic.
| 21 Aug 2015
The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.
| 17 Jul 2015
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 across Europe. The company's largest sedan and its only estate car has been refreshed and is now selling better than ever.
| 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.
| 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.
| 9 Oct 2015
TMC has announced the world premiere of a Lexus concept ahead of this month's Tokyo motor show.
| 9 Oct 2015
Vietnam’s new vehicle market continued to steam ahead in September, with the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association reporting a rise in deliveries to dealers of almost 49% year on year to 19,256 units compared with 12,948 units a year earlier. Sales in the first nine months of the year increased by close to 61% to 144,674 units, from 90,139 units previously, reflecting continued strong economic growth - driven by buoyant domestic consumption and manufacturing investment.
| 6 Oct 2015
Sales of new motor vehicles in Australia in September continued the 2015 trend with growth up 6.8% year on year to 101,392 units. Year to date volume rose 3.6% to 862,832.
| 5 Oct 2015
New passenger and commercial vehicle registrations in New Zealand in September rose 5% year on year to 12,474 units, a record for the month. Toyota remained the overall market leader with 19% market share followed by Ford (12%) and Holden (11%). Year to date Toyota, Holden, Ford, Mazda and Hyundai remained the top five brands overall.
| 8 Sep 2015
Vietnam's new vehicle market continued to grow strongly in August with sales rising by close to 46% to 16,019 units from 11,001 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.
| 4 Sep 2015
Mazda Motor Corporation and OJSC Sollers on Friday (4 September) announced that they had agreed with the government of the Russian Federation to begin assessing the establishment of an engine production plant at their joint venture Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus (MSMR), located in Vladivostok in the Primorsky region of Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District, and had signed an memorandum of understanding to that effect.
| 2 Sep 2015
The New Zealand new vehicle market continues to defy general economic indicators with sales in August up 10% year on year to 11,192 units "and delivering a steady 5% growth [to 87,105] for the year to date", according to John Manley, president of the local Motor Industry Association.
| 7 Aug 2015
New vehicle sales in Vietnam continued to surge ahead in July, with deliveries jumping by 58% to 17,688 units from 11,183 units a year earlier, according to data released by the Vietnam Automotive Manufacturers Association.
| 6 Aug 2015
Australians continued their love affair with the versatile SUV last month with 13.4% more sold than in July 2014.
| 5 Aug 2015
Rising sales of new commercial vehicles are leveling off and New Zealand's Motor Industry Association has lowered its expectation of breaching the 130,000-unit mark this calendar year.
| 3 Aug 2015
Mazda is the latest OEM to voice concern over the implications for the auto industry of China's economic slowdown.
| 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.
| 29 Jun 2015
Mazda North American Operations has now detailed the Takata airbag inflator related recall it said earlier it would undertake.
| 11 Jun 2015
Mazda has recalled about 80,000 vehicles fitted with Takata airbags in Australia.
| 9 Jun 2015
Madza UK has started a major upgrade of its 137 dealerships aimed at "improving the customer experience".
| 9 Jun 2015
As in neighbouring New Zealand, light commercial vehicles took the top places in the sales charts in May.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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."
| 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.
| 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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