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Why the Mazda6 is outselling some D-premium models

12 December 2016

Mazda sells more cars in Europe than either JLR, Suzuki or Honda, but has no factory in the region. Now its models are becoming increasingly premium, with the 2017 model year Mazda6 a good example of that. What is the company’s secret recipe for this success?


Mazda changes pickup truck alliance - the week

15 July 2016

Biggest story of this week, as far as you lot were concerned, the announcement Mazda is to end a long-standing alliance with Ford on 'medium' pickup trucks and hitch up with Isuzu instead.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Geneva, mostly

4 March 2016

A fair number of interesting stories came out of Geneva this week. We learned, for example, that Jeep almost got yanked from the UK market in 2012. And has apparently been saved by the (Fiat-built) Renegade. Volkswagen's little diesel difficulty isn't worrying GM Europe - Opel's boss wants to increase the diesel mix as he also adds a little electrification to the bowl. Even better, after years of losses and not a little restructuring pain (RIP Bochum and Antwerp plants), breakeven is on the cards this year.


ANALYSIS - Why Mazda sees no future for minivans

3 March 2016

Mazda is yet to comment on recent reports which claim the company will stop producing its three minivans/MPVs. Looking at the future product pipeline, it does seem as though people carriers will be left to rival OEMs, and yet more crossovers and SUVs from Mazda will be the effective replacements at plants in Japan and China.

Latest interviews


Q&A with Aha: Analytical data from the Cloud

28 July 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

16 July 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.


Q&A with CAP-XX: Supercapacitors for stop-start

3 June 2013

Australia’s CAP-XX Ltd is developing supercapacitors to provide high power support to automotive stop-start systems, protecting and extending the operating life of the car's battery in the process. Supercapacitors are lighter than a battery, can operate at low temperatures and be charged and discharged almost without limit. To find out more, Matthew Beecham talked with CAP-XX’s CEO Anthony Kongats and Pierre Mars, Vice President Applications Engineering & Quality.


INTERVIEW: Magma's Martin Leach

20 May 2013

It was a telephone call from then UK prime minister Tony Blair that prompted Martin Leach to form Magma, the multi-faceted automotive industry consultancy and service provider.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada introduces new CX-5 crossover

17 February 2017

Mazda Canada introduced the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 crossover to the Canadian market on 16 February 2017 during a press conference at the Canadian International Auto Show. This second generation compact crossover features Mazda's Skyactiv Technology, an...


Latest Mazda MX-5 cheaper in real terms

9 February 2017

More than 25 years after its launch in the UK the latest top spec Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fastback) costs considerably less to buy than the original which had wind-up windows, no ABS or traction control and the most basic of sound systems.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia January 2017 sales up 0.5%

3 February 2017

Strong interest in the Mazda range, and sharp summer deals on an assortment of passenger, utility and SUV vehicles, has helped Mazda sell a January record 10,067 vehicles, according to VFACTS figures released on 3 February 2017. In what was a flat month for...


Mazda revises fiscal year targets down

2 February 2017

Mazda has issued downbeat part-year financial results along with downward revisions full-year results as it reported slower sales at home and in key export markets. A stronger local currency also dented profit.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada January 2017 sales up 18.5%

2 February 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) on 1 February 2017 reported January sales of  4,009 vehicles, representing an increase of 18.5% versus January 2016. This is the best January sales month for Mazda Canada since 2010. Key January 2017 sales notes: CX-5 started the...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US announces senior management changes

27 January 2017

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) on 26 January 2017 announced changes to its senior management structure for operations in the US. These changes are effective immediately, and were announced to the company's employees and National Dealer Advisory...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Europe 2016 sales rise 12%

16 January 2017

Mazda chalked up its fourth-straight year of double-digit growth in Europe, where it sold almost 240,000 vehicles in 2016, a 12% increase over the 2015 calendar year. That was around twice the overall market growth rate of some 6%, earning the Japanese...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group sales surge 10.9% in 2016

12 January 2017

FAW Group Corporation (FAW) announced on 5 January 2017 that its annual sales exceeded 3m units again in 2016, with its wholesale deliveries and terminal sales surged 9.2% and 10.9% year on year to 3.106m and 3.147m units respectively. FAW-Volkswagen, a...


New Mazda engine 'boosts fuel efficiency by 30%'

9 January 2017

Mazda will reportedly introduce a new engine at the end of 2018 that offers as much as 30% higher fuel efficiency by using pressure, not spark plugs, to ignite fuel in the cylinders


CES 2017 - list of world debuts

6 January 2017

The 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, open to the public between 5 and 8 January, hosted multiple car, concept and automotive technology world premieres.


just-auto Plus only Mazda North America December 2016 sales down 1.8%

6 January 2017

Wrapping up a year focused on long-term growth objectives, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO), on 4 January 2017 reported December US sales of 28,754 vehicles, representing a decrease of 1.8% versus December of last year. There were 27 selling days in...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada December 2016 sales down 2.7%

6 January 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI), on 4 January, 2017 reported December sales of 4,722 vehicles, a decrease of 2.7% versus December 2015. The company also reported calendar year (CY) 2016 total sales in Canada of 69,210, down 3.5% from 2015. Key December 2016 and...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia sells 118,217 vehicles in 2016

6 January 2017

Mazda has set a new annual sales record selling 118,217 vehicles in 2016, according to VFACTS figures released today. Recording a full-year 10% market share for the first time, Mazda was Australia’s second most popular car maker for the second year...


Ford and Toyota form telematics consortium

4 January 2017

In a move that appears aimed at consolidating OEM control of in-car personal connectivity apps and keeping Apple and Google at bay, Ford and Toyota have announced they are working together on standards for a new telematics platform.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan November 2016 sales up 1.3%

3 January 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for November 2016 are summarised below. Production overview Domestic production Passenger vehicles: November 2016 - 92,856 units; YoY change - 7%; YTD 2016 - 891,458 units; YoY change -...


just-auto Plus only Toyo Tyre Proxes R46 tyre selected forMazda CX-5

21 December 2016

Toyo Tyre & Rubber announces that Mazda Motor Corporation has selected the company’s Proxes R46 as the original equipment tyre for the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV scheduled to be launched in Japan in February 2017. Toyo Tyre & Rubber has...


Mazda adds Hofu to CX-3 factory roster

16 December 2016

Mazda Motor has begun production of the CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV at its Hofu Plant No.1 in Yamaguchi, Japan. It's already made at the automaker's Ujina No.1 plant in Hiroshima, and at Rayong in Thailand. Production in Nanjing by the Changan-Mazda joint venture should follow later in 2017, according to just-auto's PLDB database.


just-auto Plus only Three Mazda models earn IIHS 2017 TSP+ rating

8 December 2016

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) on 8 December 2016 announced that three of its vehicles are once again rated by the independent Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) as "Top Safety Pick+" awardees for 2017. The 2017 Mazda CX-3...


just-auto Plus only Mazda North America November 2016 sales down 3%

5 December 2016

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) on 1 December 2016 reported November US sales of 22,041 vehicles, representing a decrease of 3% versus last year. Year-to-date sales through November are 269,019 vehicles. There were 25 selling days in November 2016,...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia sells 9,825 vehicles in November

5 December 2016

As Australian buyer interest in SUVs continues to climb, and thanks to the strength of the Mazda CX range, sales between Mazda SUVs and passengers cars were almost at parity in November. Mazda sold 4,280 SUVs and 4,351 passenger cars last month for a...


just-auto Plus only MMC announces management changes

1 December 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following personnel changes, effective 1 December 2016. Takashi Suginaka: New post - general manager, Powertrain Production Engineering Dept.; Current post - manager, Powertrain Production Engineering...


Mazda begins 2017 CX-5 production at Ujina

29 November 2016

Mazda Motor has started production of the redesigned 2017 CX-5 crossover SUV at its Ujina Plant No. 2 near the company's global headquarters in Hiroshima.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 14.4% in October 2016

25 November 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation on 25 November 2016 reported production and sales results for October 2016. Production Domestic production Passenger vehicles: October 2016 - 83,533 units; YoY change - (-)7.7%; YTD 2016 - 798,602 units; YoY change -...


2016 LA auto show - world premieres list

17 November 2016

The following cars, light trucks and concepts were world premieres at the 2016 LA auto show.


Mazda to launch first diesel model in US

17 November 2016

Mazda announced it will offer the Skyactiv-D 2.2 diesel engine in the redesigned CX-5 for North America from the second half of 2017. It will be the automaker's first diesel engine model in North America.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan unveils new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV

16 November 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation on 15 November 2016 unveiled the all-new Mazda CX-5 crossover SUV. The fully redesigned model, which refines every element of Mazda's design and technology to offer new dimensions of driving pleasure, will be launched in Japan in...


just-auto Plus only Mazda adds new colour to its Kodo design

16 November 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation has developed a new body colour, Soul Red Crystal, to symbolise its KODO-Soul of Motion design. The new colour will debut on the all-new Mazda CX-5, on sale in Japan from February next year, before being rolled out to new and existing...


just-auto Plus only Mazda launches Roadster RF in Japan

10 November 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation on 10 November 2016 announced that it will start taking orders for the Mazda Roadster RF (retractable fastback), which is known as MX-5 RF overseas. Based on the Roadster compact open-top sports car, the new model is equipped with a...


just-auto Plus only Mazda tops US EPA's Fuel Economy Trends Report

4 November 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends Report, released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on 2 November, 2016, lists the company as having the highest overall manufacturer adjusted fuel economy for the 2015...


Mazda slashes profit forecast

3 November 2016

Mazda Motor has lowered its full-year profit forecast to reflect the impact of the stronger yen.

Mazda Motor news

just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada introduces new CX-5 crossover

17 February 2017

Mazda Canada introduced the new 2017 Mazda CX-5 crossover to the Canadian market on 16 February 2...


Latest Mazda MX-5 cheaper in real terms

9 February 2017

More than 25 years after its launch in the UK the latest top spec Mazda MX-5 RF (Retractable Fast...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia January 2017 sales up 0.5%

3 February 2017

Strong interest in the Mazda range, and sharp summer deals on an assortment of passenger, utility...


Mazda revises fiscal year targets down

2 February 2017

Mazda has issued downbeat part-year financial results along with downward revisions full-year res...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada January 2017 sales up 18.5%

2 February 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) on 1 February 2017 reported January sales of 4,009 vehicles, representing an...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US announces senior management changes

27 January 2017

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) on 26 January 2017 announced changes to its senior managem...



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