Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

December 30, 2016 0

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong.
Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model – to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, … read more

Manual sales on the nose, even in the most price-sensitive segments

December 29, 2016 0

Manual transmission sales are dipping away across most segments when it comes to new car sales, and the effects are even being felt in the most price-sensitive parts of the market.
The light car or city car segment has traditionally been important for manufacturers to offer cheap manual versions of … read more

2017 Mazda CX-5 Begins Production In Japan

November 29, 2016 0

It’s only been two weeks since Mazda revealed its new CX-5 at the LA Auto Show, but already it has started production of the new crossover.
The first examples of the CX-5 rolled off the assembly line yesterday at Mazda’s Ujina Plant No. 2 near the company’s headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan.
The first … read more

Mazda to introduce electric vehicles by 2019

November 19, 2016 0

Mazda has confirmed that it will introduce an electric vehicle by 2019, as it sees the sales of electric cars comprising around 10 per cent of the global car sales by 2020.
Speaking to Australian media at today’s Los Angeles motor show, the company’s head of research and development, Kiyoshi Fujiwara, … read more

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