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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.


2015 TOKYO SHOW: World premieres

29 October 2015

A list of world premieres at the 2015 Tokyo motor show appears below.

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.

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just-auto Plus only Mazda US launches pre-order of new MX-5 Miata RF

27 September 2016

The wait is over, as pricing for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition has been announced in advance of the pre-order site going live on 26 September, 2016. Starting at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT, loyal Mazda customers who were sent an invitation with a...


Fiat UK acknowledges Mazda hand with Spider

22 September 2016

While the Spider was the star of the show, the elephant in the room was not ignored.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Europe names new R&D vice president

16 September 2016

Matsuhiro Tanaka will be the new vice president of Mazda’s European Research and Development Centre effective 1 September, 2016. The 55 year old comes to the Oberursel, Germany facility from Mazda’s vehicle development division in Japan. Prior...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US recalls certain models for liftgate issue

14 September 2016

On 6 September 2016, Mazda Motor Corporation filed a safety defect report with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to address a concern with certain CX-3, Mazda3, Mazda5 and CX-5 vehicles. On the affected vehicles, insufficient...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada August 2016 sales decline 3.9%

5 September 2016

Mazda Canada, on 1 September 2016, reported August sales of 6,546 vehicles, representing a decrease of 3.9% versus last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through August are down 4.1% versus last year, with 46,746 vehicles sold. Key August 2016 sales...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia August sales up 9.8%

5 September 2016

Mazda’s SUV range has enjoyed its biggest August ever, helping the nation’s number two placed automotive brand post 9,258 sales last month, according to VFACTS figures released on 5 September 2016. With interest in Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-3 at...


Mazda and Sollers plan engine factory in Russia

2 September 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation and Russian partner OJSC Sollers announced their joint venture production company, Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus (MSMR), has signed a special investment contract with the government of the Russian Federation regarding the establishment of an engine factory at its production facility in Vladivostok, in the Primorsky region of Russia’s Far Eastern Federal District.


just-auto Plus only IIHS LATCH hardware evaluation shows improvement

2 September 2016

Buckling precious cargo into a late-model vehicle has gotten a bit easier in the past year, the institute's LATCH ease-of-use ratings show. IIHS launched its ratings of child seat installation hardware in vehicles in June 2015. Out of 102 vehicles rated...


just-auto Plus only MMC makes organisational and personnel changes

1 September 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organisational and personnel changes, effective 1 September, 2016. 1. Organisational changes Changes in the area of ASEAN business Aims Integrate functions related to business in the ASEAN region, which...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US launches recall information centre

31 August 2016

There is a heightened public awareness of automotive recalls, but recall repairs remain comparatively low. In an effort to increase recall completions, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) has launched the new Mazda recall information centre -...


Mazda to boost Thai engine output

30 August 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation said it would boost engine capacity at Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) (MPMT) in Chomburi to 100,000 units in the first half of 2018.


just-auto Plus only MPMT to increase engine production capacity

30 August 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation announced on 30 August, 2016 that it will increase the annual production capacity of the engine assembly plant at Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) Company (MPMT) in Chomburi, Thailand, to 100,000 units in the first half of...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales drop 21.5% in July 2016

30 August 2016

Mazda Motor's production and sales results for July 2016 are summarised below. Production Domestic production Breakdown Passenger vehicles: July 2016 - 82,331 units; YOY change - (-)8.3%; January to July 2016 - 552,048 units; YOY change -...


just-auto Plus only Mazda North America recalls CX-7 vehicles

26 August 2016

NHTSA campaign number: 16V593000  Component(s): Suspension  Potential number of units Affected: 190,102 units Summary: Mazda North American Operations is recalling certain model year 2007-2012 Mazda CX-7 vehicles manufactured 14 February...


just-auto Plus only Mazda finalises on stock options as compensation

23 August 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation, on 22 August, 2016, announced that the previously undetermined terms for the stock acquisition rights to be issued as stock options in accordance with a resolution of the board of directors passed at its meeting on 29 June, 2016, have...


just-auto Plus only New 2017 Mazda6 to launch in Europe this autumn

22 August 2016

Gaining numerous premium refinements and continuing to redefine the notion that one need not compromise driving pleasure for practicality and refinement, the 2017 Mazda6 sedan and wagon model range goes on sale in Europe this autumn. The Mazda6 has long...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group July 2016 sales up 16.5%

15 August 2016

The latest data from sales and marketing department of FAW Group show that its July sales soared 16.5% year on year to 230,000 vehicles. For the first seven months, sales of FAW Group totalled 1,705,000 vehicles, up 10.3% from the year-earlier period. In...


China NEVs can go global - ex-Hyundai India chief

10 August 2016

Former India Hyundai president, BVR Subbu, says China has real export potential with its burgeoning expertise in the field of new energy vehicles [NEVs].


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada introduces 2017 Mazda6

10 August 2016

Mazda Canada on 9 August 2016, introduced the 2017 Mazda6, gaining further premium refinements and continuing to redefine the notion that one need not compromise driving pleasure for practicality and efficiency. Long regarded as one of the best-handling,...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada introduces 2017 Mazda3

10 August 2016

From being named a finalist for World Car of the Year and Canadian Car of the Year, to receiving numerous awards for the quality and sophistication of its interior, and winning countless comparison tests, the current-generation Mazda3 has become a standard by...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US extends warranty for 2009-2013 vehicles

8 August 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation is extending the warranty coverage for dashboard crash pads on certain 2009-2013 Mazda6 vehicles produced from 4 February, 2008 through 24 August, 2012. On certain model year 2010 Mazda6 vehicles that are exposed to severe...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada July 2016 sales drop 15.6%

5 August 2016

Mazda Canada, on 4 August, 2016 reported July sales of 5,909 vehicles, representing a decrease of 15.6% versus last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through July are down 4.2% versus last year, with 40,200 vehicles sold. Key July 2016 sales notes: The...


Yokohama Geolander tyres for Chinese Mazda CX-4

15 July 2016

Yokohama Rubber said its Geolandar G91 tyre is original equipment on Mazda Motor’s new crossover CX-4, now on sale in China.


Mazda extends Skyactiv tech

14 July 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced Skyactiv-vehicle dynamics, a series of new-generation vehicle motion control technologies.


Yokohama Geolander tyres for Mazda CX-9

14 July 2016

Yokohama Rubber said its Geolandar H/T G056 tyre has been selected as original equipment on Mazda Motor’s new CX-9 three-row midsize crossover SUV, sold in North America and Australia.


just-auto Plus only MMC unveils updated Mazda3 in Japan

14 July 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation has released an updated Mazda3, which goes on sale in Japan from 13 July 2016. Mazda’s new-generation lineup, which is designed to offer Jinba Ittai driving performance and an ideal driving position, got its start with the...


just-auto Plus only Small SUVs earn poor rating in IIHS headlight evaluations

12 July 2016

Not a single small SUV out of 21 tested earns a good rating in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's headlight evaluations, and only four are available with acceptable-rated headlights. Among the 21 vehicles, there are 47 different headlight...


just-auto Plus only Mazda European sales surge 25% in Q2 2016

12 July 2016

Mazda has done it again, posting another double-digit sales increase during the second quarter. The Japanese company sold 60,571 vehicles between April and June 2016, chalking up year-on-year growth of 25% for the period. Pulling off its 15th straight quarter...


Isuzu to build pickup trucks for Mazda

11 July 2016

Isuzu is to build Mazda's next generation pickup truck on an OEM basis, ending a collaboration with Ford that dates back to the late 1970s.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada June 2016 sales drop 2.2%

5 July 2016

Mazda Canada (MCI), on 4 July, 2016, reported June sales of 6,728 vehicles, representing a decrease of 2.2% versus last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through June are down 1.9% versus last year, with 34,291 vehicles sold. Key June 2016 sales notes: The...

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just-auto Plus only Mazda US launches pre-order of new MX-5 Miata RF

27 September 2016

The wait is over, as pricing for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition has been announced i...


Fiat UK acknowledges Mazda hand with Spider

22 September 2016

While the Spider was the star of the show, the elephant in the room was not ignored. Car maker...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Europe names new R&D vice president

16 September 2016

Matsuhiro Tanaka will be the new vice president of Mazda’s European Research and Developmen...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US recalls certain models for liftgate issue

14 September 2016

On 6 September 2016, Mazda Motor Corporation filed a safety defect report with the National Highw...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada August 2016 sales decline 3.9%

5 September 2016

Mazda Canada, on 1 September 2016, reported August sales of 6,546 vehicles, representing a decrea...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia August sales up 9.8%

5 September 2016

Mazda’s SUV range has enjoyed its biggest August ever, helping the nation’s number tw...



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