Mazda might have stolen the show in Tokyo with its gorgeous RX-Vision Coupe, but it's back to business as usual for the Japanese brand in Los Angeles. Instead of launching a slinky rotary concept, Mazda has taken the covers off its new CX-9 SUV. Designed to ferry the kids to school in style, the CX-9 will be powered by a 2.5-liter engine debuting new turbo technology that cuts down on lag.
The Linux Foundation began a new initiative in 2012 called Automotive Grade Linux as an open-source project to develop common Linux-based software cores for connected cars. Now major automakers like Ford, Mazda, Mitsubishi, and Subaru have joined AGL alongside existing members Toyota, Nissan, and Jaguar Land Rover.
Fiat is working on building its brand in North America. It started with the iconic little 500, then expanded on that with the 500L and the 500X. Now it's finally ready to look beyond its smallest car and offer something else. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat unveiled a new rendition of an old favorite, the Fiat 124 Spider. Based on the MX-5 and to be built at Mazda's Hiroshima facility, the Fiat 124 is a small, beautiful modern roadster.
The 2016 Scion iA is an entry-level sedan newly-minted in the Scion lineup, and so packed with goodness that you'll never know it's a compact. This car tosses the old "compacts are cheap and boring" cliche out its window and speeds off without looking back.
Mazda is showcasing two new MX-5 Miata concepts at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The concepts, based on the 2016 MX-5, are the MX-5 Spyder and the MX-5 Speedster, both aimed towards the core of the lightweight, open-air basis of the Miata.
We've been hearing about the possibility of a new, RX-8-succeeding rotary-powered Mazda sports car for years now. At the Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda has finally breathed fresh life into those rumors, showing what such a car could look like draped in today's KODO design language – in a word: magnificent. The deep-red RX-Vision concept drips in automotive sensuality and hopefully proves more than just a fleeting vision.
Compact SUVs seem to be all the rage and many manufacturers are getting in on the act by taking a small hatch, jacking it up
and giving it all wheel drive. Mazda's tilt at cracking the recipe comes in the form of the CX-3, a high-riding compact SUV based on the
featherweight Mazda 2 hatchback. Gizmag spent a week with the CX-3 to find out what
all the fuss is about.
Mazda has debuted a sleek new crossover concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The Koeru, which means "exceed" or "go beyond" in Japanese, is defined by a fluid body shape and a full suite of new build and safety technologies.
If you're listening to a stereo outdoors, it goes without saying that
the acoustics are going to differ from if you're listening to it
indoors. With that in mind, Bose has designed a sound system for Mazda's
new 2016 MX-5 Miata, that has both roof-up and roof-down equalization settings.