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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a knight in white satin

We’re not going to lie to you. The reason you’re seeing the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata on these pages again is solely because this is the first time we’re seeing the roadster displayed in a colour other than the ruby shade it was first shown in. Okay, okay, so this is the first time the…


2016 Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 Given Refreshes

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While all the attention may have been on the new baby-ute Mazda CX-3 that is joining the Mazda family, a couple of vehicles were given some mid-cycle refreshes by Mazda. The Mazda 6, which in my opinion still had a pretty fresh design was given a quick nip and tuck for the 2016 model year. The most obvious change is the revised grill which we saw Mazda CX-3. The newer grill really works with the larger profile of the Mazda6 mid-sized body. The new grill almost blends right into the LED portion of the redesigned headlights giving the front end more seamless look. The interior was not left alone as Mazda replaced the smaller built in infotainment screen with a larger free-standing screen that many automakers seem to be going with despite how ugly it looks. Under the hood, nothing is changed. This update just brings the Mazda6 in line with all the newer models that have come out since giving the lineup a more cohesive look.

The CX-5 received similar interior updates as the Mazda6 with the addition of the updated infotainment system first launched in the
2015 Mazda3. Mechanically, the updated CX-5 sees the addition of an electric parking brake and newly designed wheels. Of course as with all facelifts the headlights and taillights have been updated with some trims getting LED lighting. Exclusive to Mazda6 is the addition of a unique addition to the car’s nighttime lighting signature, as the distinctive five-point grille is edge-lit on certain trim levels.

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Mazda Unveils All-New Compact Crossover Mazda CX-3

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Today, Mazda unveiled an all-new compact crossover model, the Mazda CX-3 at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The CX-3 is the latest model to adopt the KODO design language featuring a full range of SKYACTIV technology. With the CX-3 Mazda says they have pushed and evolved the KODO design language for an enhanced sense of speed.

Slotting in under the larger CX-5 crossover, which also received a facelift, the CX-3 features a more “3D” grill that is thicker and bulges out more. Other differences include a slightly different fog light housing but in general it looks like a mini CX-5 which is not a bad plan as the CX-5 is pretty good looking. From a side profile, the CX-3 features beefier wheel arches compared to the CX-5 giving it a slightly more rugged look given its smallest stature. The new headlights complete the menacing look for the CX-3.

While there are a few engine choices around the world, for North America, the CX-3 will utilize the SKYACTIV-G 2.0 gas engine which will be paired up with a six-speed automatic transmission. The CX-3 also comes with Mazda’s next-generation all-wheel-drive system employing an active torque control coupling system borrowed from the CX-5 which comes with a front-wheel slip warning detection system

I think Mazda has a winner with the CX-3, at least in the design department. Once they hit the road, we’ll see how the baby CX-5 will stack up amongst its ever-growing competition. Until then, check out the gallery for a ton of photos from the live unveiling.

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2016 Mazda6 gets a facelift in LA

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is a busy one for Mazda, as the Japanese brand shows off not only its all-new CX-3, but a facelifted Mazda6 sedan.

The 2016 sedan has been nipped and tucked to better fit in with newer members of the brand’s range, including the aforementioned CX-3, as well as…


2016 Mazda CX-3 is the newest KODO designed crossover

Two days removed from our latest round of spy photos, Mazda has finally lifted the veil on its 2016 CX-3 crossover, giving us our very first glimpse at the Mazda2-based entry into the rapidly expanding world of subcompact crossovers.

Mazda’s KODO design language is once again on display,…


Mazda CX-3 almost ready for LA Show

The Mazda CX-3 is just days away from its unveiling at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, but elsewhere in the world, the Japanese brand still has the compact crossover disguised for testing. These spy shots aren’t too camouflaged though, and when combined with the previous teaser image, they give…


Mazda Canada rolls out unlimited mileage warranty

Cold weather might be starting to grip parts of Canada, but many Mazda owner’s are going to be able to drive their 2015 Mazda cars and crossovers from Vancouver to Montreal with a little more peace of mind. That’s because Mazda Canada is instituting an unlimited mileage warranty for its new…


Mazda CEO closes door on talk of RX sports car revival

Some rumours in the auto industry simply refuse to die. Over the last decade, a few of the strongest have focused on Japan. A few years ago, we could have explained away the constant whispering over a new Toyota Supra, Acura NSX or Mazda RX-7 as nostalgia for Japan’s golden era of performance….


Mazda CX-5 facelift leaks online

It’s only been a couple of years since Mazda introduced its CX-5 crossover, so it’s hardly in need of replacement just yet. But to keep it fresh, the Japanese automaker is apparently preparing to roll out a facelift for the compact crossover.

The facelifted model is expected to debut at the…


Mazda2 sedan debuting in Thailand this month?

Mazda is reportedly set to introduce a Mazda2 with a four-door sedan body. Unlike the upcoming CX-3, which is debuting at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show and is almost certain to be sold in North America, this other version’s chance here are a bit more mysterious.

According to The Bangkok…


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