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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.


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.

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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.


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.

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Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Convention Centre in the BSD satellite city just outside Jakarta.


Mazda names petrol compression ignition engine

8 August 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's new Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 technology development strategy includes its petrol compression ignition engine which it will call Skyactiv-X and launch in 2019.


Toyota deal will return Mazda production to US

4 August 2017

As reported by the Nikkei Asian Review ahead of the official announcement, Toyota Motor Corporation and Mazda Motor Corporation signed an agreement on Friday to enter a business and capital alliance covering several areas which will include a return to Mazda production in the US, again in a joint venture factory.


Toyota buying stake in Mazda - report

3 August 2017

Nikkei Asian Review claims to have inside information on a deal which will shortly be announced concerning Toyota and Mazda. Japan's largest company is said to be on the verge of not only taking a minority holding in Mazda but also establishing a manufacturing JV in the United States.


Mazda takes operating profit hit in FYQ1

2 August 2017

Mazda has posted operating profit down 23.9% to 39.9 billion yen for the quarter ended June 30 (fiscal year 2018 Q1). The company's profit was dented by a sales decrease on North America and an unfavourable model mix.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 11.5% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported July sales of 6,591 vehicles, which represents an increase of 11.5% versus July 2016. Sales year-to-date (YTD) are 43,098, which is an increase of 7.2% compared to the same period in 2016. Key July 2017 sales notes: Mazda3...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces personnel changes

1 August 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following personnel changes, effective 1 August 2017. General manager and above Yoshiyuki Wada New Post: program manager, Product Division Current Post: manager, Product and Business Strategy Planning...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales up 19.9% in June 2017

31 July 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for June 2017 and for January through June 2017 are summarised below. I. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: June 2017 - 82,373 units; YoY change - 8.4%; YTD 2017 - 463,285 units;...


Australian lawsuit seeks refund for Takata cars

26 July 2017

A lawsuit has been filed in Australia against Toyota, Mazda and Honda, seeking refunds for cars fitted with Takata airbags, according to local reports.


Mazda reveals (some of) CX-8 SUV

25 July 2017

Beginning the now-traditional drip-feed of details and images ahead of, finally, actual product launch, Mazda has released an image of its upcoming CX-8 crossover SUV.


just-auto Plus only Mazda MX-5 reinterpreted as retractable fastback

18 July 2017

Two seats, open-air, sporty, purist. Over the past 27 years, this concept has convinced over a million buyers. Thus, the Mazda MX-5 is the best-selling roadster of all time. Webasto, the world market leader for convertible roofs, has had a share in this...


just-auto Plus only New 2017 Mazda CX-5 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

12 July 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) today announced that its 2017 Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV has earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) "Top Safety Pick+" designation, the nonprofit institution's highest rating. Every 2017 model year...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 4% in June 2017

5 July 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported June sales of 6,997 vehicles, which represents an increase of 4% versus June 2016. Sales through the first half of 2017 are 36,507, which is an increase of 6.5% compared to the same period in 2016. Key June 2017 sales...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Motor announces executive changes

29 June 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following executive changes, effective 28 June 2017. Mitsuru Ono New Post - director and senior managing executive officer, Oversight of Financial Services; Assistant to the officer overseeing Fleet Sales; In...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 3% in May 2017

29 June 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for May 2017 are summarised below. I. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: May 2017 - 67,815 units, YoY - 7.9%; YTD 2017 - 380,912 units, YoY - (-)3.2% Commercial Vehicles: May 2017...


just-auto Plus only New Mazda CX-3 to feature SCBS as standard

22 June 2017

Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) is Mazda’s Auto Emergency Braking (AEB) technology that helps prevent or lessen the impact of a collision. The auto braking technology is now standard equipment on our passenger cars including Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6 and...


just-auto Plus only New 2017 Mazda CX-9 earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

19 June 2017

The 2017 Mazda CX-9, a midsize SUV, qualifies for the top award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to across-the-board good crashworthiness ratings, a superior-rated front crash prevention system and acceptable-rated headlights. To earn...


Mazda targets 50% growth in ASEAN

5 June 2017

Mazda Motor has said it aims to lift its annual sales in the ASEAN region to 150,000 units by end of the 2018-19 fiscal year from 100,000 units in the year ending last March, according to a company statement.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales rise 7.9% in May 2017

2 June 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported May sales of 7,250 vehicles, which represents an increase of 7.9% versus May 2016. Year to date sales are 29,510, which is an increase of 7.1% compared to the same period in 2016. Key May 2017 sales notes: As the last of...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 1.4% in April 2017

30 May 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for April 2017 are summarised below. Production Domestic Production Passenger vehicles: April 2017 - 74,296 units; YoY change - (-)6%; YTD 2017 - 313,097 units; YoY change -...


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...

Mazda Motor news

Indonesian motor show: new policies and more MPVs

14 August 2017

The Gaikindo Indonesian International Auto Show kicked off on Thursday at the International Conve...


Mazda names petrol compression ignition engine

8 August 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's new Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 technology development strategy incl...


Toyota deal will return Mazda production to US

4 August 2017

As reported by the Nikkei Asian Review ahead of the official announcement, Toyota Motor Corporati...


Toyota buying stake in Mazda - report

3 August 2017

Nikkei Asian Review claims to have inside information on a deal which will shortly be announced c...


Mazda takes operating profit hit in FYQ1

2 August 2017

Mazda has posted operating profit down 23.9% to 39.9 billion yen for the quarter ended June 30 (f...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 11.5% in July 2017

2 August 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported July sales of 6,591 vehicles, which represents an increase of 11.5% v...



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