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Mazda Midnight – another member of CityProof gang

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Nissan SA has added another model to its Qashqai CityProof family, dubbed it the Midnight Edition, and pointed the vehicle towards buyers seeking ”the ultimate urban crossover”. The Midnight is said to further enhance and simplify city living while adding style, presence and personality from its black roofline through black wind 19”… Continue reading Mazda Midnight – another member of CityProof gang

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Mazda CX 25 going Turbo in US – SA later

SkyActiv-G 2.5 Turbo engine can make 170kW/420Nm CX-30 2.5 Turbo has i-Activ all-wheel drive New tech, modern design, great driving IRVINE, California – The Mazda CX-30’s compact profile helps it through tight turns, bold proportions provide space to travel with all essentials, and the automaker’s US wing says the sub-compact crossover is ”an ideal companion”… Continue reading Mazda CX 25 going Turbo in US – SA later

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All-new Mazda BT-50 bakkie: First redesign in nine years

HIROSHIMA, Japan – Mazda Motor Corporation has hosted the world premiere of an all-new Mazda BT-50 bakkie, fully redesigned for the first time in nine years and supplied by Isuzu Motor Ltd on an OEM basis. The bakkies will be in showrooms in selected countries, starting with the Australian market under the Mazda brand name,… Continue reading All-new Mazda BT-50 bakkie: First redesign in nine years

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Looking for new? Facelifted Mazda2 now in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – A revised Mazda2 hatchback will be in the brand’s showrooms across southern Africa in tme for Christmas with a freshened shape, new Skyactiv tech, and improved Activsense crash mitigation features. It’s been called the G Generation. A 1500cc petrol engine will propel manual and auto versions – six derivatives made up… Continue reading Looking for new? Facelifted Mazda2 now in South Africa

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New Mazda2 for 2020: latest models in UK showrooms

LONDON, England – The 2020 Mazda2 range has arrived in UK vehicle showrooms with a choice of five models carrying fresh exterior design, new Skyactiv technology, more refinement, and a fuel-saving hybrid system. The shell has been redesigned, new technology added along with better refinement, and an upgraded cabin but all five will be powered… Continue reading New Mazda2 for 2020: latest models in UK showrooms

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Mazda MX-30: Another stunning battery car for SA?

TOKYO, Japan – Mazda Motor Corporation has unveiled its first mass-production electric vehicle, the MX-30, at the 2019 Tokyo auto show. The addition to Mazda’s car catalogue is the automaker’s third new-generation model and is intended to offer an experience for potential customers to relax and be themselves and to, the automaker says, ”deepen the… Continue reading Mazda MX-30: Another stunning battery car for SA?

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Anniversary Miata: Into the future with Mazda US

:ANOTHER PIECE OF HISTORY: Gerald Blum and his wife with the latest Miata for the family garage. Image:Mazda US IRVINE, California – Three decades after its debut Mazda’s MX-5 (Miata in some countries) is still tempting fans around the world so, in February 2019, the Japanese automaker announced another run. But only 3000 units badged… Continue reading Anniversary Miata: Into the future with Mazda US

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2019 Mazda3 Generation 7: Lights and shadows, basic and luxury

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Just arrived in South African auto showrooms is the seventh generation of the Mazda3 whose ”shape” is dictated not so much by the sheet metal but by clever paintwork and light reflections. There are two versions – hatchbank and sedan, and The Corner told you about them back in November 2018. Craig… Continue reading 2019 Mazda3 Generation 7: Lights and shadows, basic and luxury

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Mazda tops in US for child-seat installations

IRVINE, California – The American Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2019 Mazda6 has earned the top rating of good+ in the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) ease-of-use ratings. LATCH is intended to make child-restraint installation easier and to avoid mistakes in fitting. To qualify for a good+ rating, vehicles… Continue reading Mazda tops in US for child-seat installations

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2019 Mazda3 on way with top crash-protection marks

THE NEXT generation of the now ageing Mazda3 is expected in South Africa fairly soon but meanwhile the cars have been awarded the maximum five-star rating by Euro NCAP. Sister ship the Mazda6 has already achieved an overall five-star rating under the new, more stringent, 2018 Euro NCAP crash-protection ratings. ”The 2019 Mazda3 performed impressively… Continue reading 2019 Mazda3 on way with top crash-protection marks