The 2016 Mazda MX-5, aka the Miata, had its global unveiling in Monterey, California tonight after remaining one of the industry’s best kept secrets. This year marks the 25th anniversary
for the car, which holds the title as the best selling roadster of all time – so no pressure on the design team.
Unveiled today amid high expectations, the 2016 Mazda 2 shows design similarities to the Hazumi Concept
unveiled in Geneva earlier this year and will be offered with a range of engines including a 1.5 liter SKYACTIV diesel.
In spite of the saying "ain't no replacement for displacement," manufacturers are making their engines smaller by the day. Ford has its 1.0-liter EcoBoost
, and Mini a 1.5-liter three cylinder motor. Renault's next Twingo will feature not only a 1.0-liter engine, but a 900cc motor making 90hp. Now, Mazda has joined the global trend for downsizing engines with its new turbocharged 1.5-liter SKYACTIV diesel. After teasing us
at the Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese car company has finally released details of its new motor.
In February 1989, Mazda introduced what would become the best-selling two-seater sports car of all time – the MX-5 Miata
. Twenty-five years and over 940,000 sales later, Mazda has now unveiled a special 25th Anniversary Edition of the car, which we spied at this year's New York International Auto Show.
Mazda has provided a bit of a surprise at the Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of its new HAZUMI concept. This latest sub-compact from the Mazda is reported to be the successor to the company’s highly rated “2” series hatchback.
Mazda has announced that it will be unveiling its 2013 CX-9 crossover SUV at the 2012 Australian International Motor Show, October 18 - 28. Highlighting a stouter “refreshed” design than the 2012 CX-9, the latest version has a more aggressive front that’s all bumps and forward-thrusting angles.
The CX-5 Crossover SUV
marks a few firsts for Mazda. It will be the company's first production vehicle sporting the new KODO - Soul of Motion
design language seen originally in the Shinari concept vehicle, the first vehicle featuring Mazda's efficiency-boosting Skyactiv
technology, and the first to feature Smart City Brake Support (SCBS) - a system designed to avoid or reduce the damage from low speed collisions.
Mazda's theme at this year's Tokyo Motor Show
was "Environmental Technology, Pushing the Boundaries of the Emotion of Motion," and the TAKERI concept
making its world debut at the show integrates a number of environmentally friendly technologies that fall under the company's SKYACTIV banner. The car also reflects the KODO design language ushered in by the SHINARI and MINAGI
concept cars, which will serve as a blueprint for Mazda's future vehicles.
Mazda will roll-out a new midsize sedan concept at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show next month. The company will showcase its first regenerative braking system as part of the world premiere of the Mazda TAKERI, which is also equipped with a SKYACTIV-D diesel engine and an i-stop idling stop system.