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Is the Mazda RX-7 coming back?

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Word from Autocar in the UK says the Mazda RX-7 is on its way back and it will be on sale before the end of 2016. It’s only 18 months or so since the world lost the rotary engine for good. Or so we thought. While Mazda officials are officially saying there are “no concrete […]

Waiting for the karma bus to arrive

More often than not track days are fun. If you like them the next step is amateur level club racing. That can be fun too. You get out on track, with like minded souls wanting to push themselves and their cars to the limits. Sadly, sometimes some club racers confuse ambition for talent. Sometimes they […]

Like father, like grandson?

Matthew Brabham, grandson of Sir Jack and son of Geoff, has added to the family trophy cabinet by taking out the 2013 Pro Mazda Championship. Young Brabs secured his latest title with a pair of victories at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in Quebec on the weekend. It’s a fitting result for the Andretti Autosport […]

2014 Mazda3 in detail

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Mazda has not long released info on the all-new Mazda3 sedan, which goes with last month’s debut of the hatchback model. So here’s a mega photo gallery for you featuring over 80 images of the sedan and hatch. The third-gen Mazda3 is sure to become another worldwide sales success for the independent manufacturer. If the […]

Third-generation Mazda3 revealed

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The Mazda3 has just celebrated its tenth birthday and what better way to build on its impressive legacy than by releasing an all-new model. And that’s just what Mazda did overnight, hosting a special preview event in Melbourne, ahead of launches to follow in New York, London, St Petersburg and Istanbul. As you can see […]

VIDEO: Sideways on New Zealand’s Crown Range

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Kiwi drifter Mad Mike Whiddett has been let loose on one of the world’s great roads, The Crown Range, just out of Queenstown on the South Island. Red Bull has picked up the tab and Mazda has supplied to go fast bits. Can’t say a competition-ready drift car would be our weapon of choice for […]

Over 1500 Mazda6 models affected by recall

Mazda Australia says 1531 Australian delivered new Mazda6 models are affected by a recall which numbers 15,000 vehicles worldwide. According to Mazda there is a potential fault with the DC/DC converter, positioned beneath the front passenger’s seat, that in worst cases could cause a fire. Mazda will replace the convertor at no cost to the […]

New vehicle sales report – December 2012

A round of applause for Australia’s car buying public who achieved an all-time record of 1,112,032 sales in 2012. It’s only the fifth time Australians have bought more than 1 million cars in a calendar year. Last year’s results represent an overall increase of 10.3% (103,595 sales) compared with 2011. FCAI Chief Executive, Tony Weber, […]

All-new Mazda6 arrives in local showrooms

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Mazda Australia has already achieved a new sales record this year. And we think the arrival of the stylish new Mazda6 to local showrooms will further send the brand’s sales tally into overdrive. Buyers can choose from two engines, a 2.5 litre petrol engine providing 138kW/250Nm or a 2.2 litre diesel which produces 129kW/420Nm. The […]

New vehicle sales report – October 2012

It’s becoming boring to keep reporting that SUV sales are once again behind a strong monthly sales result. But VFACTS figures show SUV sales havr increased by 28.6% so far this year, and contributed 25,737 sales towards the October total of 95,584 new vehicle sales. Year-to-date numbers show a total of 918,258 new vehicles have […]

Wankels at the ready, the RX-7 is coming back!

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The demise of the rotary engine we wrote about just a few months ago is already over, The Motor Report states. After speaking to Nobuhiro Yamamoto, program manager of the MX-5, TMR says a new generation RX-7 awaits and the return of the much loved Mazda icon has been confirmed. But you’ll have to wait […]

AIMS 2012 gallery: Mazda

Mazda Australia is enjoying a bumper 2012, and word that their new Mazda6 will be on sale down under ahead of schedule in early December can only improve their already strong results. It’ll provide a handy kickstart to 2013 sales as well. While we’re disappointed that we weren’t granted a hands-on look inside the Mazda6 […]

VIDEO: Mazda explains its i-ELOOP technology

Over the next little while you’ll be hearing a lot about Mazda’s new Skyactiv i-ELOOP technology. In Australia our first look at this new tech will be in the 2013 Mazda6. The i-ELOOP name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue easily, but it is a simple and clever way to ensure that no power from […]