It seems, to me, you lived your life like a candle in the wind. For a design that’s almost as old as the automotbile itself, the rotary engine is quite a rare sight in cars. Sure, a number of cars over the years have had a stab at conquering the pistonless powerplant: the Citroen GS Birotor, NSU Ro80 … read more
LOS ANGELES — Jim O’Sullivan, who helped guide Mazda‘s transition from a Ford-controlled affiliate to independent automaker, says he’s leaving the company with the right products in the right segments, and a healthy approach to selling them. O’Sullivan, 62, CEO of Mazda North American Operations since … read more
With 2015 being close to ending, we’ve gathered a number of cars that will either stop being produced at the end of the year or starting 2016. While car makers would rather witness slow sales than actually stop producing a vehicle, here’s some of the vehicles you will no longer be able to see or … read more
In an interview with Automotive News Europe, Mazda Motor CEO Masamichi Kogai believes the new CX-9 crossover is the right tool for the brand to gain some market share in the US.
The US market is the most important one for Mazda, where the brand’s sales increased by 3.2 percent this year, but still … read more
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Mazda Motor Corp. CEO Masamichi Kogai is completing the Japanese carmaker’s transition from products co-developed with Ford Motor Co. to the new generation of in-house Skyactiv vehicles. Next spring’s arrival of the redesigned CX-9 crossover, a vehicle created mainly for North America, … read more
Ok, let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that Mazda is having a very good year. You have the newest (and multi-, multi-, multi-award-winning) MX-5 Miata, the return of the Mazda Rotary Engine (in SKYACTIV form), and so, so, so many general awards.
So, really it’s not surprising that Mazda … read more
Owning a car can be pretty a scary proposition sometimes. They can make terrifying noises, break down haphazardly, and haunt your pocketbook for years with an undying zombie-like hunger for more, erm…repairs. And this nightmarish contraption is the culmination of all those haunting habits. Meet the … read more
The Mazda3s Touring’s manual transmission option has been discontinued for 2016, limiting buyers to the range-topping trim if they want a manual transmission paired to the compact’s peppier engine. All four- and five-door models with the 2.0L four-cylinder (denoted by an “i” rather than an “s”) will … read more
Updates are coming, and a performance variant is possible, too Updates are coming, and a performance variant is possible, too Mazda‘s Koeru concept is touted as delivering “driving performance.” LOS ANGELES — When it unveils the redesigned CX-9 crossover this fall, Mazda will have built … read more
Mazda North American Operations announced that the Mazda5 minivan will no longer be offered for the 2016 model year.
“There are no plans at this time to bring a replacement Mazda5 to the U.S. market beyond the 2015 model year,” the automaker said in a statement. The announcement isn’t exactly … read more