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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 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...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia sells 118,406 cars in FY ending June 2016

5 July 2016

Mazda has set a new financial year benchmark and had its biggest quarter ever, after selling 12,455 vehicles in June, its best month on record. In the financial year ended 30 June, Mazda sold 118,406 cars, SUVs and utilities, easily surpassing the previous...


just-auto Plus only Mazda CX-9 earns five ANCAP stars

4 July 2016

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), on 4 July 2016, awarded the new Mazda CX-9 the top safety rating of 5-stars. The seven-seat SUV - which goes on sale in Australia this week and New Zealand...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan makes personnel changes

1 July 2016

Mazda Motor has announced the following personnel changes, effective 1 July 2016. General manager and above Name Masashi Nakayama New post - deputy programme manager, design division and programme manager, product division Current post - deputy...


IIHS mulls passenger side crash ratings

23 June 2016

Poor results in a special study have prompted the US Insurance Institute of Highway Safety to consider instituting a passenger-side rating as part of its Top Safety Pick criteria.


just-auto Plus only Mazda CX-3 earns IIHS top safety ratings

17 June 2016

The Mazda CX-3, a new small SUV, earns the highest award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to good crash-worthiness ratings across the board and an optional front crash prevention system with a superior rating. The 2016 CX-3 earns good...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US presents CX-3 model year 2017

7 June 2016

Mazda CX-3 captivated onlookers with its show-car-like Kodo, Soul of Motion design that stood out among its staid competitors when it hit the road last year. Seventy-three of the world's most esteemed auto media jurors from around the world nominated it as...


just-auto Plus only Mazda MX-5 earns 5-star ANCAP safety rating

7 June 2016

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Programme (ANCAP), on 7 June 2016, released a 5-star ANCAP safety rating for the Mazda MX-5. “The ever-popular sports car impressed in local testing achieving a good...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales increase 0.2% in May 2016

3 June 2016

Mazda Canada, on 1 June, 2016, reported May sales of 6,720 vehicles, representing an increase of 0.2% versus last year. Year-to-date sales through May are down 1.8% versus last year, with 27,562 vehicles sold. Key May 2016 sales notes: The all-new 2016...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia May 2016 sales up 13.6%

3 June 2016

Mazda has set a new May sales record, selling a best-ever 9,608 vehicles last month. The new May record betters the previous best posted in 2015, and is the fifth consecutive month this year that Mazda has set a new monthly sales benchmark....


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan makes organisational and personnel changes

2 June 2016

Mazda Motor has announced the following organisational and personnel changes, effective 1 June 2016.   1. Organisational changes Changes in the area of production control and logistics Aim Reorganise and consolidate the division's operations by...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US announces airbag recall expansion

1 June 2016

Manufacturer: Mazda North American Operations Summary: Mazda North America Operations is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Mazda6, 2007-2011 CX-7 and CX-9 vehicles, originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii,...


just-auto Plus only Mazda produces 5m Mazda3 globally

31 May 2016

Mazda Motor has announced that the total production volume of the Mazda3 (known as Mazda Axela in Japan) reached 5m units at the end of April 2016. It is the second Mazda to reach 5m units of production, following the Mazda Familia. The Mazda3 sets a new...


just-auto Plus only Mazda MX-5 bags Good Design Australia award

31 May 2016

After recently becoming the first manufacturer to win both the World Car of the Year and the World Design Car of the Year, all-new Mazda MX-5 has taken out top automotive honours in the annual Australian Good Design awards. Also awarded the highly respected...


just-auto Plus only The 2016 Mazda CX-9 equipped with standard LED lighting

26 May 2016

When is a headlight more than just a headlight? When it pierces through the night, letting oncoming traffic know exactly what you are driving without having to see any other part of the vehicle. When it's as much a status symbol as it is a safety system....

Mazda Motor news

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...


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 comp...


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...


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 burgeoni...


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 an...


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...



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