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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.


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?

Latest interviews


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.

Latest news


GENEVA SHOW - Restyle and Euro 6.2 for Toyota Aygo

23 February 2018

Vehicles making their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's latest list. The latest to be announced is a facelift and a Euro 6-compliant engine for the Toyota Aygo.


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,...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales down 2.8% in 2017

4 January 2018

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported December US sales of 26,893 vehicles, representing a decrease of 6.5% versus December of last year. There were 26 selling days in December 2017, versus 27 the year prior. As such, on a Daily Selling Rate (DSR)...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 7% in 2017

4 January 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported December sales of 4,685 vehicles, which represents a decrease of 0.8% versus December 2016. Sales for the full 2017 calendar year are 74,056, which is an increase of 7% compared to CY2016, and the best full-year sales since...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Motor announces personnel changes

28 December 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following personnel changes, effective 1 January 2018. General manager and above Yasuyoshi Shimamoto New Post: Dispatched to Mazda Ace, (director and senior managing executive officer) Current Post:...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 19.3% in November 2017

27 December 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for November 2017 are summarised below. I. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: November 2017 - 92,699 units: YoY change - (-)0.2%; YTD 2017 - 878,570 units: YoY change -...


Europeans still want to drive - survey

14 December 2017

Two out of three European drivers want to be able to drive even if self-driving cars become commonplace, according to research from Mazda.


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales down 2.6% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total November US sales of 21,469 vehicles, representing a decrease of 2.6% versus November of last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through November are down 2.4% versus last year, with 262,577 vehicles...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 4.6% in November 2017

5 December 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported November sales of 5,991 vehicles, which represents an increase of 4.6% versus November 2016. This is the best November sales on record for Mazda in Canada. Sales year-to-date (YTD) are 69,371, which is an increase of 7.6% compared...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces organisational/personnel changes

1 December 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following organisational and personnel changes, effective 1 December 2017. 1. Organisational Changes Changes in the area of North American business Aims : Prepare to establish a joint venture production company...


2017 LA AUTO SHOW - world debuts

30 November 2017

The following concepts and production vehicles were world debuts at the 2017 LA auto show.


Mazda updates 6 for LA show

30 November 2017

Mazda has given its 6 a comprehensive update with a new interior and other detail changes. The facelift appeared at this week's Los Angeles show.


just-auto Plus only Mazda enhances 2018 CX-5 with engine upgrades

27 November 2017

The Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUV continues to win the hearts of critics and customers, and receives new standard features for 2018 after just nine months of being on sale.  For the 2018 model year, Mazda CX-5 is getting even better, employing...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 6.2% in October 2017

3 November 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported October sales of 6,370 vehicles, representing an increase of 6.2% versus October 2016, and its best October sales month ever. Year-to-date sales are 63,380, which is an increase of 7.9% compared to the same period in 2016. Key...


Mazda boosts first half sales and profits

2 November 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation Global said fiscal first half year sales rose 7% year on year to JPY1.66 trillion (EUR13.1bn), while net income increased 13% to JPY63.3bn (EUR502m).


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales drops 8.4% in October 2017

2 November 2017

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total October US sales of 20,811 vehicles, representing a decrease of 8.4% versus October of last year. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through October are down 2.4% versus last year, with 241,108 vehicles sold. Key...


Mazda to strengthen Thai model range by 2020

30 October 2017

Mazda Motor said it would expand its range of locally produced vehicles in Thailand by 2020 once it frees up capacity at its AutoAlliance joint venture plant with Ford in Rayong province.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales up 7.4% in September 2017

30 October 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation’s production and sales results for September 2017 and for April through September 2017 are summarised below. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: September 2017 - 86,296 units; YoY change - (-)5.4%;...


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

The following cars and concepts were world premieres at the 2017 Tokyo motor show.


just-auto Plus only Mazda (Suisse) SA appoints new managing director

27 October 2017

As of 1 November 2017, Jerome de Haan (58) will take over as managing director of Mazda (Suisse) SA. He will replace Damian Donnellan who decided to leave Mazda to pursue his automotive career elsewhere. Jerome de Haan holds Dutch and Canadian nationality...

Mazda Motor news

GENEVA SHOW - Restyle and Euro 6.2 for Toyota Aygo

23 February 2018

Vehicles making their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below on just-auto's lates...


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 D...


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 innovat...


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. Sales were up...


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% ve...


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, repres...



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