Mazda News

  • New 2011 Mazda Mazda5 minivan, to be unveiled at Geneva Motor Show, March 2010

    We've always been fond of the 2010 Mazda Mazda5 small minivan, which gets rave reviews for its sporty character and good roadholding. Because it's smaller than more conventional full-size minivans like the Dodge Caravan, Honda Odyssey, and Toyota Sienna, it has always sold in smaller numbers. But it's the enthusiast's minivan--and better on gas mileage to boot. Now Mazda has released the first photos of the all-new 2011 Mazda5, which it will formally unveil at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The European model, which goes on sale this fall, will see roughly a 15-percent improvement in its...

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    Taiwanese Company Luxgen Displays EVs in Dubai

    While some automakers downsized and reorganized in response to the "Great Recession" one Taiwanese brand made its worldwide debut at the Dubai International Motor Show late last month.   Luxgen, an electric vehicle start-up, put four vehicles on display at the show, one of which, they called the...

  • 2010 Mazda RX-8
    Out With the RX-8 And In With the RX-7?

    Mazda Rumored To Revive the RX-7

  • 2010 Toyota Prius rolls onto the Detroit stage at its global debut in January 2009
    EPA's Most Climate-Friendly Cars: All About Fuel Efficiency

    The dirty little secrets of Top 10 lists are in the methodology, as Forbes found out with its weirdly inaccurate "10 Dirtiest Cars" list. (It's the end of the year, so it's time for a lot of Top 10s.) But we see no such problems in the EPA Green Vehicle Guide, which rates vehicles not only on...

  • 2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
    Mazda Miata To Get 50 MPG With New SKY-G Engine?

    Mazda Is Trying To Live Up To Their 30% Increase In Fuel Efficiency Plan

  • 2010 Hyundai Tucson
    Hyundai: No More V6s For Midsize Cars or Compact Crossovers

    One of the standouts among the global carmakers at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show was Hyundai. The Korean company has seen its market share rise from 3 to 4 percent during a dismal downturn, even without any new volume models to spur excitement. Now, with its Los Angeles launch of the 2010 Tucson...

  • 2011 Mazda Mazda2

    The Global Mazda2 Finally Comes to the U.S.

  • MazdaSpeed2 concept, 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Will the 2011 Mazda2 Spawn a MazdaSpeed2 Hot Hatchback?

    Sometimes the most interesting cars at auto shows are the ones the manufacturers don't talk about. As expected, Mazda unveiled its new 2011 Mazda2 subcompact at the Los Angeles Auto Show yesterday. The company also showed a couple of concept versions, including one called "Mazda 2Evil" that we...

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    2009 Los Angeles Auto Show: Preview

    Only a handful of U.S. auto shows count as important. Detroit, in January, is one; historically, New York in April has been another. But the up-and-comer is the Los Angeles Auto Show, which now occurs in late November or early December and focuses on green cars of all stripes: hybrids, electric...

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    Mazda Gets Into the EV Spirit With Car Sharing Program

    Mazda Hasn’t Been On the Forefront Of the EV Industry, But They Are Catching Up

  • 2011 Mazda2
    2011 Mazda2 Subcompact To Launch At Los Angeles Auto Show

    We previewed the upcoming 2011 Mazda2 subcompact a couple of months ago, but now we have more details, along with photos of its updated styling. The five-door hatchback will be officially unveiled in early December, at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The 2011 Mazda Mazda2 will go on sale in the U.S. and...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    Toyota Prius To Add Coupe In 2011 To Target 2011 Honda CR-Z

    Building on the success of the 2010 Toyota Prius hybrid, which is close to sold out due to worldwide demand, Toyota is planning to add additional body styles to the Prius line. Now, the first details of those cars have emerged, and one new model will apparently be a two-door coupe that targets the...

  • 2009 Tokyo Motor Show

    It's a sad thing when an auto show loses its exhibitors, and this was a tough year for Tokyo. Foreign automakers shunned the show--unless you count England's Lotus--so the biannual event had pretty much only Japanese products on display. Despite the downsizing, green cars abounded, ranging from new production models like the 2012 Nissan Leaf electric car to concepts pointing the way toward even greener offerings for future hybrids and electric-drive vehicles. Here's the rundown of everything worth noting from last week's press days at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show. Regular...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    Best Fuel Efficiency in the U.S.: 2010 Toyota Prius, at 50 MPG

    Well, now it's official. The 2010 Toyota Prius offers the best gas mileage of any new car sold in the U.S. for the upcoming 2010 model year, with a blended EPA rating of 50 miles per gallon. The 2010 Prius had actually been rated at 50 mpg back in March, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

  • 2007 Mazda2
    Preview: 2011 Mazda2

    Mazda will launch its global subcompact, the Mazda2 five-door hatchback, in the US market roughly a year from now. Its first appearance in North America will be at December's 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. Price is likely to be around $16,000. It is based on the same platform as the eagerly awaited...

  • 2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3
    2010 MazdaSpeed3: Sporty Green Sizzle, Zoom-Zoom Style

    Once in awhile, High Gear Media editors get lucky. Last Thursday, our own Bengt Halvorson managed to snag a drive in the 2010 Mazda MazdaSpeed3 before any other reporter. Which means those sites that just posted their reviews yesterday (they know who they are ...) were just a tad behind the curve...

  • 2010 Mazda3
    New 2010 Mazda 3 Test Drive

    -HOW IT LOOKS I always loved the design of the Mazda3 hatchback. And I also really like the new design. Sure, it is not as "pure" as the previous one. But I think it looks really good in real life. The sedan also looks much better and substantial than the previous rather boring design. I know lots...

  • Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid
    Hybrid Mazotas To Hit the Market Soon? Which Two Japanese Companies Are Partnering Up

    Another Manufacturer Is Trying Get It Together For a Hybrid Debut

  • 2010 Mazda3

    Mazda has always been the odd man out among Japanese auto manufacturers due to its insistence on pursuing Don Quixote-like automotive windmill tilting that has always met with decidedly mixed results. For every blockbuster like the Miata there is also the slow-selling oddball like the MX-3 coupe with its itsy-bitsy V6 engine or even the current RX-8 what with its suicide doors and a rotary engine that just loves to gobble up oil. Due to this quirky nature, one can see that Mazda is the closest thing Japan has to an automaker like Alfa Romeo. As with Alfa, Mazda usually excels when it creates...

  • 2008 Mazda Tribute Hybrid
    Mazda To Get (More) Hybrid, Electric Technology From Ford?

    Mazda is known for its "Zoom-Zoom" tagline, meaning sporty cars that set the bar for enjoyable handling at real-world prices. But the company has repeatedly expressed its lack of interest in electric cars, and its one hybrid is so half-hearted few know it exists. Now, Mazda may have reversed...

  • 2009 Pontiac Vibe
    2010 Pontiac Vibe: The Last Pontiac Is The Greenest

    As the world's battered automakers gear up for the 2010 model year, we say goodbye to a few outgoing models. Among them are the last Pontiacs, a brand General Motors will dispense with after 2010. The sole car offered to the public for the new model year will be the 2010 Pontiac Vibe, a five-door...

  • Mazda MX-5 Miata
    2009 Mazda Miata (MX-5) Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary Around the World

    Here Is To Another 20 Years Of Sports Car Fun

  • Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid
    Mazda's Hydrogen Rotary Hybrid Van, A Different Approach to Green

    Unlike all the other Asian automakers, Mazda's green strategy focuses on hydrogen fuel for its rotary engine--and now they've made it a hybrid

  • 2010 Mazda3
    2010 Mazda3: Small Car, Wide Smile, Big Fun

    Our colleagues take the latest Mazda3 for a spin and come back smiling, just like the car