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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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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 JV to jointly develop li-ion batteries

15 March 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation, Eliiy Power and Ube Industries have agreed to jointly develop lithium-ion batteries for autos use.


Mazda/Toyota establish US factory JV company

9 March 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation have established their new joint venture company, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing, USA (MTMUS), which will produce vehicles in Huntsville, Alabama starting in 2021.


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales rise 12.7% in February 2018

5 March 2018

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total February US sales of 25,731 vehicles, representing an increase of 12.7% versus February of last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through February are up 13.9% versus last year, with 50,693 vehicles...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 1.7% in February 2018

5 March 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported February sales of 4,611 vehicles, representing an increase of 1.7% versus February 2017. This is the best February sales month for Mazda Canada since 2013. Year-to-date sales are 9,027, which is an increase of 5.7% compared to the...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces organisational/personnel changes

2 March 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organisational and personnel changes, effective 1 March 2018. 1. Organisational Changes Changes in the area of integrated control systems development Aim As electronic systems become increasingly...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales up 4.6% in January 2018

27 February 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for January 2018 are summarised below. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: January 2018 - 74,755 units; YoY change - 12.3% Commercial Vehicles: January 2018 - 760 units;...


just-auto Plus only Mazda North America recalls 2006 B-series vehicles

20 February 2018

Summary Mazda is recalling certain 2006 B-series vehicles. Mazda requests owners “Not to Drive” these vehicles until they have been remedied. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to...


Mazda finds lots of ICE engine love in Europe

13 February 2018

An average of 58% of 11,000 people surveyed across Europe believe there is "a lot of innovation and improvement still to come with petrol and diesel engines", according to a Mazda poll.


Mazda hikes profits but keeps forecast steady

7 February 2018

Mazda said it boosted nine month operating profit 5% year on year to JPY107.1bn.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales surge 10.2% in January 2018

5 February 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported January sales of 4,416 vehicles, representing an increase of 10.2% versus January 2017. This is the best January sales month for Mazda Canada in ten years. Key January 2018 sales notes: CX-5 started the year as the...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales surge 15% in January 2018

5 February 2018

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total January US sales of 24,962 vehicles, representing an increase of 15% versus January of last year. Popularity of Mazda's crossover SUVs drove record sales, as Mazda posts its best January in 24...


Mazda signs UN global compact

31 January 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation said it had this month signed the United Nations Global Compact this month, becoming a member of the Global Compact Network Japan.


Takata airbag recalls continue into 2018

24 January 2018

As Key Safety Systems' (KSS) purchase of much of Takata progresses, automakers continue to announce recalls of the supplier's airbags. The latest just this month include Ford, Mazda, Honda's and Toyota's US units and Honda Cars India.


Mazda opens new Thai engine machining factory

19 January 2018

Mazda has opened a new engine machining factory at its powertrain plant in Thailand’s Chonburi Province to be known as Mazda Powertrain Manufacturing (Thailand) (MPMT).


Toyota North American output dips in 2017

17 January 2018

Toyota last year built 1,983,723 vehicles at its North American vehicle assembly plants though volume was down slightly year on year (2,124,608 in 2016).


Toyota and Mazda to open new plant in Alabama

10 January 2018

Mazda and Toyota are to build a new 300,000-capacity joint venture manufacturing plant in Huntsville, Alabama.


just-auto Plus only Mazda North America announces executive promotion

10 January 2018

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced the promotion of Jim Lievois, 60, to the newly created role of executive vice president (EVP). He also will continue to serve in his current role as chief financial officer (CFO) while overseeing Finance,...

Mazda Motor news

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 i...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces top executive changes

11 May 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following executive personnel changes, including repres...


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press...


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, represen...


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 Apri...



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