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LA show world debuts - Honda Passport

16 November 2018

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. The Honda Passport plus the Rivian R1S pick-up and R1T SUV are the latest of these to be added to just-auto's preview list.


Updated Mazda6 moves brand ever closer to premium

4 October 2018

Is Mazda knocking on the door of that elite club called Premium Brands? The signs have been there for a while, as each new model released over the last couple of years looks and feels ever more upscale. The newly updated Mazda6 adds greatly to that impression.


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.

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


Thailand approves Mazda’s hybrid production

16 November 2018

The Thai government this week approved Mazda Motor’s application for tax incentives to produce plug-in hybrid vehicles in the country, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales drop 5.9% in October 2018

2 November 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported October sales of 5,992 vehicles, representing a decrease of 5.9% versus October 2017. Year-to-date (YTD) sales are 64,778, which is an increase of 2.2% compared to the same period in 2017. Key October sales notes: CX-5...


Mazda posts record half-year global sales  

1 November 2018

Mazda says it has beat the previous year’s record for global vehicle sales in the first half of fiscal 2018-19, selling a total of 796,000 units globally, 1.7% ahead of the same period last year (which set a record). However, floods in Japan and lost production have hit the full-year outlook.


Mazda Europe names new design director

30 October 2018

Mazda Motor Europe has announced that Jo Stenuit (49) will be the brand's new European design director.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores 2018 Mazda6 five-star rating

25 October 2018

The new 2018 Mazda6 has been awarded the maximum five star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests. This is the first Mazda to achieve an overall five star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings. Key to the new...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores three new models five star rating

25 October 2018

ANCAP, Australasia’s independent authority on vehicle safety, has commended the safety specification and safety performance of the newly released Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Mazda 6 and Lexus ES300h – all achieving 5 star ANCAP safety...


Mazda names new Europe R&D chief

16 October 2018

Hajime Seikaku became the new vice president of Mazda's European Research & Development Centre on 1 October.


Mazda launches updated CX-5 in Japan

12 October 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation has begun accepting pre-orders for the updated Mazda CX-5 at dealerships throughout Japan.


Mazda develops G-Vectoring Control Plus technology

11 October 2018

Mazda has developed 'G-Vectoring Control Plus', which it describes as the second new-generation vehicle dynamics control technology in the Skyactiv-vehicle dynamics series.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales plunge 11.3% in September 2018

3 October 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported September sales of 6,101 vehicles, representing a decrease of 11.3% versus September 2017. Year-to-date (YTD) sales are 58,786 vehicles, which is an increase of 3.1% compared to the same period in 2017. Mazda Motor Corporation...


Mazda details electrification and connectivity

2 October 2018

Mazda announced electrification and connectivity strategies based on its long-term vision for technology development, Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030.


just-auto Plus only Mazda to launch its first EVs in 2020

2 October 2018

Mazda will launch its first electric vehicles (EV) in 2020 as part of its 'Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030' long-term technology development programme. Unique technology approach Mazda will initially launch two battery EVs. One powered solely by...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales surge 11.6% in August 2018

27 September 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for August 2018 are summarised below: Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: August 2018 - 63,727 units; change - (-)7.1%; YTD 2018 - 629,827 units; change - 2.4 % Commercial...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan production drops after July rains

21 September 2018

With regard to the impact of heavy rains in July 2018, now that Mazda Motor Corporation has returned to normal plant operations since 10 September, we hereby announce the latest situation which we have confirmed to date as below. 1. Impact on our...


Putin, Abe at Sollers engine plant opening

14 September 2018

Mazda Sollers has opened is new engine manufacturing plant in Vladivostok with a capacity of 50,000 units per year in an inaugural ceremony attended by Russian President, Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.


Updated Mazda MX-5 reaches UK

11 September 2018

Mazda's upgraded MX-5 is now being rolled out in its most important European market, the UK.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 0.3% in August 2018

5 September 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported August sales of 7,055 vehicles, representing an increase of 0.3% versus August 2017. Year-to-date (YTD) sales are 52,685, which is an increase of 5.1% compared to the same period in 2017. Key August sales notes: Mazda3 led sales...


Mazda recovering in Japan after floods

30 August 2018

Mazda says that the outlook for parts supply, commuting and other factors has improved in Western Japan after the severe floods that hit the region and disrupted operations in July. It said that it will return to normal operations in September.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 10.8% in July 2018

30 August 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for July 2018. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: July 2018 - 57,595 units; change - (-)30.8%; YTD 2018 - 566,100 units; change - 3.6% Commercial Vehicles: July 2018 -...


Designer Rice leaves Mazda (again)

23 August 2018

Mazda Motor Europe said Kevin Rice, Design Director Europe, would be leaving the company after five years "to pursue a career outside of Mazda".


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada's 2019 CX-9 has new features

20 August 2018

With each successive model year, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 midsize crossover has benefited from refinements, technology updates and performance improvements. The 2019 model is no different, with a host of improvements led by the addition of...


More automakers caught cheating on Japanese tests

9 August 2018

Mazda has been implicated for the first time in a series of emissions testing scandals at Japanese automakers, while Suzuki was one of the first companies found to have falsified data, a Japanese newspaper reported.


Mazda starts JV with oil company to reduce CO2

8 August 2018

Mazda Motor said it would begin a joint research project with Saudi Aramco and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) aimed at making internal combustion engines more efficient and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.


just-auto Plus only Mazda global sales up 7% in Q1 FY2018

6 August 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation beat the previous year’s record for global vehicle sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2018-19, selling a total of 403,000 units around the world. With this performance, Mazda exceeded the record achieved last year by...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 5.9% in July 2018

2 August 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported July sales of 6,981 vehicles, representing an increase of 5.9% versus July 2017. Year-to-date (YTD) sales are 45,630, which is an increase of 5.9% compared to the same period in 2017. Key July Sales Notes: Mazda3 led sales for...


just-auto Plus only Mazda announces executive changes

1 August 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following personnel changes, effective 1 August 2018. Shigekazu Satake New post: Representative director and senior managing executive officer - Mazda Logistics Current post: Deputy general manager Cost Planning...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Mazda CX-8 Diesel five star rating

31 July 2018

Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel has achieved the maximum five-star safety rating from the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), to maintain five stars across the entire Mazda range. Tested according to the stringent new standards set by ANCAP,...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales up 16% in June 2018

27 July 2018

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for June 2018 and January through June 2018 are summarised below. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: June 2018 - 95,652 units; change - 16.1%; YTD 2018 - 508,505 units; change -...


just-auto Plus only IIHS scores 2018 Mazda 6 top safety pick rating

26 July 2018

The 2018 Mazda 6 qualifies for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Top Safety Pick award when equipped with optional curve-adaptive headlights. To earn the 2018 Top Safety Pick award, a vehicle must have good ratings in the driver-side small...


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 Motor news

LA show world debuts - Honda Passport

16 November 2018

Multiple new model and concept world premieres which will take place at the LA auto show. The Hon...


Thailand approves Mazda’s hybrid production

16 November 2018

The Thai government this week approved Mazda Motor's application for tax incentives to produc...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales drop 5.9% in October 2018

2 November 2018

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported October sales of 5,992 vehicles, representing a decrease of 5.9% vers...


Mazda posts record half-year global sales  

1 November 2018

Mazda says it has beat the previous year's record for global vehicle sales in the first half...


Mazda Europe names new design director

30 October 2018

Mazda Motor Europe has announced that Jo Stenuit (49) will be the brand's new European design dir...


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores 2018 Mazda6 five-star rating

25 October 2018

The new 2018 Mazda6 has been awarded the maximum five star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest seri...



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