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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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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

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Coming in 2020: Mazda unveils CX-30 compact crossover

GENEVA, Switzerland - Mazda has revealed the second model in its new generation lineup, the CX-30 compact crossover SUV, at the 2019 international auto show here. It's described as ''a new core model that sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 and it will arrive in South Africa in the first quarter of 2020''. The CX-3… Continue reading Coming in 2020: Mazda unveils CX-30 compact crossover

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Well-loved Mazda MX-5 special for 30th birthday

CHICAGO, Illinois - Mazda Motor Corporation has announced it will premiere a new MX-5 model to mark 30 years of one of the world's best-loved small sport cars. Fittingly, it will be badged as the Mazda MX-5 Roadster 30th Anniversary Edition, be individually numbered, and be shown to the public at the 2019 Chicago later today… Continue reading Well-loved Mazda MX-5 special for 30th birthday

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Ready to trade in? All-new Mazda3 set for SA next year

Sedan, hatch, fully re-designed for global sale Expect them in SA second-half 2019 'Hatchback dynamic, the sedan elegant' LOS ANGELES, California - The all-new Mazda3 had its world debut today (Nov 28 2018) at the annjual Los Angeles auto show and will be hitting global markets early in the new year but South Africa only… Continue reading Ready to trade in? All-new Mazda3 set for SA next year

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Mazda electrification plans – ‘taking the long view’

Mazda punting future electric power Support from small rotary engines Connectivity to help 'social issues' TOKYO, Japan - Automaker Mazda says it wants to develop electrification and connectivity plans based on a long view of technological development and badge it as Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 This mission, the automaker hopes, will ''preserve the beauty of Earth,… Continue reading Mazda electrification plans – ‘taking the long view’

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Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 turboboost from Honeywell

Honeywell turbo boost for Ranger, BT-50 A little extra can take  boost to 200kW Promise of lower general fuel-consumption JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - TurboDirect in South Africa has introduced a PowerMax turbocharger upgrade for the 2011-2015 Ford Ranger 3.2 diesel engine to increase overall performance and flow by 20% and boost power from 147 to 172kW.… Continue reading Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 turboboost from Honeywell

2018 MAZDA 6: On sale in right-hand drive in UK from July 22. Image: Mazda UK / Newspress
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Mazda6 sedan and wagon going on sale in UK

Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer arrive in the UK from 20th July. Mazda’s 2.5-litre SkyActiv-G engine to debut in Mazda6. 25 models, four trim levels, 'comprehensive updates' LONDON, England - Mazda has announced UK pricing and specification for sedan and wagon versions of its new Mazda6 flagship which has an upgraded cabin, revised styling and enhanced… Continue reading Mazda6 sedan and wagon going on sale in UK

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Geneva show ‘Concept Car of Year’ goes to…

Just the start - new style set for 2019 Second award for Mazda's latest Kodo design Global design award 'a true honour' GENEVA, Switzerland - The Mazda Vision coupe has won "Concept Car of the Year" at the 11th annual Car Design Night Geneva at the March 2018 Geneva auto show. A panel of 18… Continue reading Geneva show ‘Concept Car of Year’ goes to…

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Mazda Vision Coupe wins ‘most beautiful concept’ award

Japanese automaker’s second Festival win Prestige accolade for second time in three years Four-door shell embodies design – and history PARIS, France – Mazda’s Vision Coupe has won the title Most Beautiful Concept Car of the Year at the 2018 International Automobile Festival here in the French capital. It was the 33rd such event and… Continue reading Mazda Vision Coupe wins ‘most beautiful concept’ award