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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?

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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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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...


just-auto Plus only Mazda CX-8 to feature Toyo Tyre Proxes R46 tyres

27 October 2017

Toyo Tyre and Rubber announced that the new Mazda CX-8 crossover SUV with three-row seating, scheduled for release in Japan on 14 December 2017 by Mazda Motor Corporation, will be mounted with Toyo Tyres Proxes R46 tyres. (Tyre size: 225/55 R19...


TOKYO SHOW - Mazda eyes EU-Japan trade deal boost

25 October 2017

New trade deals between the EU and Japan could allow Mazda, with no European plants of its own, to operate on a level playing fields with its rivals for the first time.


Mazda reveals new Skyactiv-X engine at Tokyo show

25 October 2017

Heralding its next-generation in Mazda’s trajectory to ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’, Mazda has revealed its revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine and Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture to the public at the 45th Tokyo Motor show.


Mazda begins CX-5 production at Hofu Plant

17 October 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation started production of the new Mazda CX-5 crossover at its Hofu Plant Number-2 in Yamaguchi Prefecture to enable the company to meet the growing global demand for crossovers flexibly and rapidly.


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales up 3.4% in September 2017

5 October 2017

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total September US sales of 25,738 vehicles, representing an increase of 3.4% versus September of last year. With 26 selling days in September 2017, versus 25 the year prior, the company posted a decrease of 0.6%...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales rise 14.4% in September 2017

5 October 2017

Mazda Canada reported September sales of 6,876 vehicles, which represents an increase of 14.4% versus September 2016. Sales year-to-date (YTD) are 57,010, which is an increase of 8.1% compared to the same period in 2016. Key September 2017 sales...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Motor announces personnel changes

2 October 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the following personnel changes, effective 1 October 2017. Personnel Changes Executive officers Hiroshi Inoue New Post - managing executive officer In charge of ASEAN Business; president, Mazda South...


Mazda Malaysia improves production quality

28 September 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation (MMC) said its local sales and production company in Malaysia, Mazda Malaysia, had improved local production and launched the locally made redesigned CX-5 which it began producing on 29 August.


Mazda/Denso/Toyota join over EV tech development

28 September 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), Denso Corporation (Denso), and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have signed a contract to jointly develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles. Furthermore, the three companies have also decided to establish a new company consisting of selected engineers from the three companies to ensure the efficient implementation of the joint technological development projects.


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sales down 7.1% in August 2017

28 September 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for August 2017 are summarised below. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: August 2017 - 68,616 units; YoY change - (-)4.4%; YTD 2017 - 615,173 units; YoY change -...


just-auto Plus only ANCAP scores Mazda CX-5/Mercedes C-Class five star

7 September 2017

Three new safety ratings covering a range of vehicle segments have today been published by independent safety authority, ANCAP. The Mazda CX-5 which was released into the Australasian market in April has carried through the brand’s safety commitment...


just-auto Plus only Mazda US sales down 1% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total August US sales of 25,846 vehicles, representing a decrease of 1% versus August of last year. Year-to-date sales through August are down 2.4% versus last year, with 194,559 vehicles sold. With 27 selling...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada sales up 7.5% in August 2017

5 September 2017

Mazda Canada (MCI) reported August sales of 7,036 vehicles, representing an increase of 7.5% versus August 2016. Year-to-date (YTD) sales through August are up 7.2% compared to last year, with 46,746 vehicles sold. Key August 2017 sales notes: Mazda3 sales...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Canada presents 2018 CX-3

1 September 2017

Already a standout for its impressive fuel-efficiency, award-winning design, top safety scores, spirited driving dynamics and upscale amenities, the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover SUV has undergone its first round of thoughtful improvements, treating drivers...


just-auto Plus only Mazda Japan sells 17,368 units in July 2017

31 August 2017

Mazda Motor Corporation's production and sales results for July 2017 are summarised below. I. Production Domestic Production Passenger Vehicles: July 2017 - 83,272 units; YoY change - 1.1%; YTD 2017 - 546,557 units; YoY change - (-)1% Commercial...


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;...

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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% ver...


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...


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, repres...


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...


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 thr...


2017 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW - world debuts

27 October 2017

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



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