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BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


COMMENT - Why Mazda needs the Amati luxury brand

25 October 2017

It's almost 25 years since Mazda shelved Amati, its take on Acura, Infiniti and Lexus. Given that the plans for multiple models and a bespoke W12 engine were not backed up by a rock solid balance sheet, this was the right decision. Now, with its recent concepts effortlessly showing up so many cars from the likes of Ferrari, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce which lack beauty, it's time for Mazda to think again.


ANALYSIS - Mazda architectures and future vehicles

20 September 2017

Having invested heavily in a lightweight architecture, a family of highly efficient engines and an ever expanding range of SUVs, Mazda is thriving. The company's size and its lack of expertise in the area of electrification are potential weaknesses but an alliance with Toyota appears to be a sensible move to address those concerns.


Mazda CX-5 - take two

8 June 2017

At first glance, the casual observer might dismiss the 'all new' claims of its maker Mazda for the second generation CX-5 crossover. Sure, it looks very familiar but closer scrutiny soon notes the chunkier nose with more chrome, a sleeker stance, completely reshaped panels, much classier interior and new features such as a much better heads-up display and a power tailgate. Good bits like the Skyactiv petrol and diesel engines, six-speed manual and automatic transmissions carry over, with improvements. It's a class act, and just great to drive.

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TOKYO SHOW - Mazda designers explain Kodo

25 October 2017

When Mazda broke off its relationship with Ford some 10 or more years ago the brand had to come up with a new design direction of its own – and so in 2010, its new design philosophy: Kodo —Soul of Motion was born.


Valeo on the industry's increasing electrification

18 September 2017

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA Calum MacRae met with Michel Forissier, R&D director of Valeo's powertrain systems business group to discuss all things powertrain, particularly the increasing electrification of the global industry.


Tenneco comfortable with auto's electrification

15 September 2017

At the 2017 Frankfurt IAA we spoke to Ben Patel, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Tenneco.


INTERVIEW - Mazda's UK MD

14 June 2017

In an age and an industry where executives scramble to climb ever higher up the corporate ladder, it is refreshing to find someone who has found a rung on which they are more than happy to stay.

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No-deal Brexit won't faze Mazda UK

19 July 2018

Vehicle makers have been issuing stark warnings over the future of their investments in the UK unless a sensible customs agreement is made with the EU after Brexit – but one company chief will be happy enough with no deal.


Mazda to resume two-shift operation in Hiroshima

19 July 2018

Mazda Motor said it now had a "degree of certainty regarding parts supply and employees' commuting methods" and would restart two shift production at two plants in Hiroshima, Japan.


Mazda My Way London trial snares 375 buyers

19 July 2018

A two year trial in London taking Mazda cars to customers instead of waiting for them to come into the showroom has resulted in 375 sales. Now the project will be rolled out across the UK.


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Mazda CX-8/Volvo XC40 five star

19 July 2018

The latest independent safety assessments from vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, have demonstrated the ongoing commitment from vehicle brands to maintain 5-star standards against increasing criteria. The Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 have both achieved a 5-star...


just-auto Plus only Mazda to offer smartphone control to MZD Connect

13 July 2018

Mazda is to offer an optional smartphone control update for all new vehicles equipped with the company's human-centred MZD Connect multimedia system. This will enable those of its customers who own iPhone to enjoy Apple CarPlay integration - letting you...


Mazda adjusts production schedules after floods

11 July 2018

Mazda says it will restart operations at Hiroshima Plant and Hofu Plant, which have been suspended since the day-time shift on July 7 following exceptionally heavy rains and floods.


Floods halt car production in Japan

9 July 2018

Devastating flash floods and landslides in Japan so far have left more than 90 fatalities and 50 people missing, and have prompted the evacuation of over 2m people from their homes. The natural disaster has also brought to a halt automotive production at a number of plants in the country, mainly in the western prefectures of Hiroshima, Kyoto and Yamaguchi, as well as in the nearby city of Osaka.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 7.8% in June 2018

5 July 2018

Mazda Canada(MCI) today reported June sales of 7,546 vehicles, representing an increase of 7.8% versus June 2017. Year-to-date sales are 38,649, which is an increase of 5.9% compared to the same period in 2017. Key June 2018 Sales Notes: The updated 2019...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales surge 24.2% in May 2018

28 June 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation reports production and sales results for May 2018. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: May 2018 - 76,843 units; YoY change - 13.3%; YTD 2018 - 412,853 units; YoY change - 8.4% Commercial Vehicles: May 2018 - 1,022...


just-auto Plus only Mazda to launch new 2019 MX-5 roadster in Europe

21 June 2018

Mazda is launching an update of its bestselling roadster, refining the joy of open-top motoring and enhancing the inimitable thrill of the Jinba Ittai driving experience. Both soft-top and RF versions of Mazda's brand icon feature marked improvements in...


just-auto Plus only MNAO and CCC team on vehicle safety

14 June 2018

CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced that it is working with Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) to address vehicle safety, creating a new method for the automaker to identify recalled vehicles and help collision repairers notify affected vehicle...


Mazda to continue diesel development

11 June 2018

Mazda Motor has said it would continue to develop diesel engines even as an increasing number of global carmakers turn their back on the 125 year old technology.


Japanese collaborate on electric transmission R&D

6 June 2018

The Japanese automotive industry is pooling resources for the development of advanced powertrain technologies, according to the Nikkei Asian Review.


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales surge 14.9% in May 2018

5 June 2018

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total May US sales of 29,980 vehicles, representing an increase of 15.1% versus May of last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through May are up 14.9% versus last year, with 137,031 vehicles sold. With 26 selling...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 6.9% in May 2018

4 June 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported May sales of 7,750 vehicles, representing an increase of 6.9% versus May 2017. Year-to-date (YTD) sales are 31,103, which is an increase of 5.4% compared to the same period in 2017.  Key May sales notes: For the first...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales up 15.6% in April 2018

30 May 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for April 2018 are summarised below. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: April 2018 - 81,935 units; YoY change - 10.3%; YTD 2018 - 336,010 units; YoY change -...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan builds 50m vehicles in 86 years

29 May 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that cumulative production in Japan reached 50m units on 15 May. The company held a commemorative ceremony at its Hofu plant in Yamaguchi prefecture. Representative director, president and CEO Masamichi Kogai, executive...


just-auto Plus only New Euro 6d-Temp engines for Mazda model lineup

24 May 2018

Mazda is ready for the future: All new vehicles ordered from the factory will be certified under the new Euro 6d-Temp emission standard, which includes the demanding WLTP (Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure) cycle as well as on-road RDE (Real...


Mazda selling updated CX-3 in Japan

17 May 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation has begun taking orders for the updated CX-3 SUV at dealerships in Japan.


Mazda’s new CEO to focus on US

14 May 2018

Mazda Motor plans to appoint its current vice president Akira Marumoto, who oversees operations in the Americas, as its global president and chief executive officer in June - replacing Masamichi Kogai.


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces top executive changes

11 May 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following executive personnel changes, including representative directors, proposed to take effect on 26 June following the 152nd ordinary general meeting of shareholders and the subsequent meeting of the board of...


just-auto Plus only Mazda North America sales down 4.6% in April 2018

3 May 2018

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total April US sales of 23,056 vehicles, representing a decrease of 4.6% versus April of last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through April are up 14.8% versus last year, with 107,051 vehicles sold. With 24...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 7.4% in April 2018

2 May 2018

Mazda Canada reported April sales of 7,278 vehicles, representing an increase of 7.4% versus April 2017. Year-to-date (YTD) sales are 23,353, which is an increase of 4.9% compared to the same period in 2017. Key April sales notes: Another month with...


Mazda enjoys another record year

27 April 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation sold a record tally of vehicles in the 2017-18 fiscal year ended 31 March 2018.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales up 3.8% in FY 2017-18

27 April 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for March 2018 and for April 2017 through March 2018 are summarised below. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: March 2018 - 93,012 units; change - (-)1.9%; FY 2017-18 -...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales surge 35.7% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total March US sales of 33,302 vehicles, representing an increase of 35.7% versus March of last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through March are up 21.6% versus last year, with 83,995 vehicles sold. Key March...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 1.5% in March 2018

4 April 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported March sales of 7,048 vehicles, representing an increase of 1.5% versus March 2017. This is the best March sales month for Mazda Canada since 2013. Year-to-date sales are 16,075, which is an increase of 3.8% compared to the same...


NEW YORK AUTO SHOW - world premieres

29 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the 2018 New York International Auto Show are named below.


just-auto Plus only Mazda reveals 2019 CX-3 at at the New York show

29 March 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation introduced its updated, refined Mazda CX-3. Additionally, the Mazda Kai concept and Skyactiv-X engine made their North American auto show debuts, highlighting Mazda's design and engineering prowess as it moves toward its...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 4.3% in February 2018

29 March 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for February 2018 are summarised below. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: February 2018 - 86,308 units; YoY change - 11.5%; YTD 2018 - 161,063 units; YoY change -...

Mazda Motor news

No-deal Brexit won't faze Mazda UK

19 July 2018

Vehicle makers have been issuing stark warnings over the future of their investments in the UK un...


Mazda to resume two-shift operation in Hiroshima

19 July 2018

Mazda Motor said it now had a "degree of certainty regarding parts supply and employees'...


Mazda My Way London trial snares 375 buyers

19 July 2018

A two year trial in London taking Mazda cars to customers instead of waiting for them to come int...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Mazda CX-8/Volvo XC40 five star

19 July 2018

The latest independent safety assessments from vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, have demonstrated...


just-auto Plus only Mazda to offer smartphone control to MZD Connect

13 July 2018

Mazda is to offer an optional smartphone control update for all new vehicles equipped with the co...


Mazda adjusts production schedules after floods

11 July 2018

Mazda says it will restart operations at Hiroshima Plant and Hofu Plant, which have been suspende...



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