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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


Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Takata multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the United States.


just-auto Plus only Continental integrates its combiner HUD in Mazda

17 May 2017

The technology company Continental has for the first time integrated its combiner head-up display (HUD) in models manufactured by the Japanese automotive manufacturer Mazda. Drivers of the new model variants 2/Demio and CX-3 can now choose this compact...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces executive personnel changes

15 May 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following executive personnel changes proposed to take effect on June 28 following the 151st ordinary general meeting of shareholders. Mitsuru Ono New Post - director Current Post -...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales down 9.3% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Mazda Canada reported April sales of 6,776 vehicles, which represents a decrease of 9.3% versus April 2016. Year to date sales are 22,260, which is an increase of 6.8% compared to the same period in 2016. Key April 2017 sales notes: April was the first...


Japanese overseas vehicle output up 6% in 2016/7

2 May 2017

Japanese light vehicle manufacturers produced a combined 19,115,573 vehicles overseas in the last fiscal year ending 31 March 2017 - a 5.8% increase year on year, according to reports in Japan citing industry sources.


Mazda Japan to launch new CX-8 crossover

28 April 2017

Mazda Motor plans to launch the CX-8 crossover SUV in Japan.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Motor announces personnel changes

28 April 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following personnel changes, effective 1 May 2017. General manager and above Mitsuru Ono New post: Adviser Toshitake Hayashi New post: deputy general manager Corporate Planning and...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales up 31.1% in March 2017

27 April 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation reports production and sales results for March 2017 and for April 2016 through March 2017. Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: March 2017 - 94,800 units; change - 7.8%; FY 2016 - 954,501 units; change - (-)2.1%; YTD 2017 -...


Yokohama Geolandar tyres for Mazda CX-5

21 April 2017

Yokohama Rubber said its Geolandar G98 tyre has been adopted as original equipment on Mazda's redesigned CX-5 crossover SUV. The model uses the 225/65R17 102V size.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada March 2017 sales surge 14.8%

4 April 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported March sales of 6,942 vehicles, representing an increase of 14.8% versus March 2016. Year to date sales are 15,484, which is an increase of 15.8% compared to the same period in 2016. Key March 2017 sales notes: Mazda's...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 10.1% in February 2017

29 March 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation reports, production and sales results for February 2017 Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: February 2017 - 77,416 units; YoY change - (-)9.6%; YTD 2017 - 144,001 units; YoY change - (-)12.1 Commercial Vehicles:...


just-auto Plus only MNAO appoints new Public Relations program manager

24 March 2017

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced the addition of Tim Olson to its public relations team as program manager, Public Relations. Olson comes to MNAO from the Powersports industry, where he spent the last decade as the public relations manager...


AEB cautiously hopes for 'soft return' in Russia

16 March 2017

Russia's Association of European Businesses (AEB) Automotive Manufacturers Committee (AMC) is cautiously predicting a "soft return" to rosier times for the domestic market following four years of disastrously falling sales.


Hofu to supplement Mazda CX-5 Hiroshima output

13 March 2017

Mazda Motor will, from November, produce the redesigned CX-5 crossover at its Hofu Plant in Yamaguchi as well as Hiroshima where it is currently built.


just-auto Plus only New Mazda CX-5 makes its European debut

8 March 2017

Mazda is celebrating its 50th appearance at the Geneva International Motor Show with the European premiere of the all-new Mazda CX-5, the second-generation of its immensely popular compact SUV. Also centre stage at Mazda’s stand are the 2017 Mazda CX-3...


just-auto Plus only HERE/Mazda extend partnership

8 March 2017

Mazda drivers around the world will continue to benefit from in-dash infotainment systems powered by maps and turn-by-turn navigation from HERE after the two companies extended their long-running partnership. As part of the agreement, Mazda is also...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada February 2017 sales up 15%

3 March 2017

Mazda Canada on 1 March 2017 reported February sales of 4,533 vehicles, representing an increase of 15.0% versus February 2016. This is the best February sales month for Mazda Canada since 2013. Year to date sales are 8,542, which is an increase of 16.6%...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Australia sales increase 11.5% in February

3 March 2017

An 11.5% increase in Mazda SUV sales has helped Mazda sell 9,923 vehicles in February, according to VFACTS figures released today. The Year-On-Year (YOY) jump was attributed to the continued strong interest in the Mazda CX-5, which is in final run out, and...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales increase 5.9% in February 2017

2 March 2017

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported February US sales of 22,824 vehicles, representing an increase of 5.9% versus February of last year. With an equal amount of selling days in 2017 as in 2016, year-to-date sales through February are up 7.9% versus...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces personnel changes

1 March 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following personnel changes, effective 1 March 2017. General Manager and above Keizo Okue New post - Staff manager, Office of General & Legal Affairs Current post - Dispatched to PT. Mazda Motor...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 19.3% in January 2016

27 February 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for January 2017 are summarised below. Production Domestic production Passenger Vehicles: January 2017 - 66,585 units; YoY change - (-)14.9% Commercial Vehicles: January 2017 - 797 units; YoY...


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

Mazda Motor news

Four automakers announce Takata settlements in US

22 May 2017

BMW, Mazda, Subaru and Toyota have announced agreements to resolve economic loss claims in the Ta...


just-auto Plus only Continental integrates its combiner HUD in Mazda

17 May 2017

The technology company Continental has for the first time integrated its combiner head-up display...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces executive personnel changes

15 May 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following executive personnel changes proposed to take...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales down 9.3% in April 2017

3 May 2017

Mazda Canada reported April sales of 6,776 vehicles, which represents a decrease of 9.3% versus A...


Japanese overseas vehicle output up 6% in 2016/7

2 May 2017

Japanese light vehicle manufacturers produced a combined 19,115,573 vehicles overseas in the last...


Mazda Japan to launch new CX-8 crossover

28 April 2017

Mazda Motor plans to launch the CX-8 crossover SUV in Japan. The new model, the first in a new...



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