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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 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.


just-auto Plus only Mazda sells 775,000 vehicles globally in H1 FY2017

3 November 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation sold a record 775,000 vehicles in the first half of its 2016-17 fiscal year, slightly more than the previous record set last year. Europe contributed 123,000 units, up 12% year-on-year thanks above all to robust sales of the Mazda CX-3,...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada October 2016 sales down 3.4%

3 November 2016

Mazda Canada (MCI) on 12 November 2016 reported October sales of 5,999 vehicles, representing a decrease of 3.4% versus last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through October are down 4.6% versus last year, with 58,758 vehicles sold. Key October 2016 sales...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Motor Italy appoints new managing director

2 November 2016

Mazda has appointed Roberto Pietrantonio as the new managing director of Mazda Motor Italy. The 47 year old, who is currently director of communications and sales planning at Mazda Italy, will assume his new role on 1 November 2016. He replaces Andrea...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces organisational/personnel changes

2 November 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organisational and personnel changes, effective 1 November 2016. 1. Organisational changes Changes in the area of integrated control systems development Aims Strengthen functions to promote...


just-auto Plus only Mazda debuts MX-5 Speedster/RF Kuro at SEMA show

1 November 2016

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) is no stranger to the Speciality Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas, Nevada, providing its designers the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild to create some truly stunning dream cars. This...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales up 11.3% in September 2016

27 October 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for September 2016 and for April through September 2016 are summarised below. Domestic sales Passenger vehicles: September 2016 - 91,242 units; YoY change - 2.4%; H1 2016 - 463,259 units; YoY...


just-auto Plus only FAW Group September 2016 sales up 20.6%

12 October 2016

FAW Group's deliveries rose 20.6% year on year to 291,000 vehicles in September 2016, a record high for the month. For the first nine months, FAW Group sales up 11.8% from a year earlier to 2,250,000 vehicles. Last month, FAW-Volkswagen's VW brand...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Germany launches 2017 Mazda3 range

10 October 2016

With global production having passed 5m cars at the end of April 2016, the highly acclaimed Mazda3 is updated with the launch of the 2017 Mazda3. Highlights across the full Hatchback and Sedan range include subtle exterior changes and an updated cabin. And,...


just-auto Plus only Mazda3 recalled in North America

5 October 2016

Recall Subject : Weld of fuel tank recirculation pipe may leak <http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/owners/SearchCurrentMonthRecall#> NHTSA campaign number: 16V685000 Component(s): Fuel system, gasoline Potential number of units affected: 3,849...


just-auto Plus only Mazda starts MX-5 RF production at Ujina plant

5 October 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation started production of the Mazda MX-5 RF retractable hardtop (known as Roadster RF in Japan) on 4 October 2016, at Ujina plant number one near its global headquarters in Hiroshima. Production began with models bound for North American...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia sells 12,009 units in September

5 October 2016

Having sold a record 12,009 vehicles in September, Mazda’s monthly sales average has risen above 10,000 units, according to VFACTS figures released on 5 October 2016. The strength of the Mazda range - combined with increased buyer interest resulting...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces US pricing for MX-5 Miata RF

5 October 2016

Coming standard with exotic looks and an unrivalled driving experience, presale orders for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF began last week with great fanfare for loyal Mazda customers and this week to the general public with the Launch Edition model. Mazda...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada September 2016 sales decline 9.4%

4 October 2016

Mazda Canada on 3 October 2016, reported September sales of 6,013 vehicles, representing a decrease of 9.4% versus last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through September are down 4.8% versus last year, with 52,759 vehicles sold. Key September 2016 sales...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia boosts CX-5 safety functions

3 October 2016

Australia’s most popular SUV, the Mazda CX-5, now has even more standard i-Activesense safety equipment, making it more attractive to new car buyers. Offered previously as an optional extra, the entry-grade Maxx and core model Maxx Sport now come with...


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...

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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 ve...


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...


just-auto Plus only MMC announces management changes

1 December 2016

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following personnel changes, effective 1 December 2016....


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 N...


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 201...


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. I...



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