Stretched Mazda Mx-5 Pickup Truck Conversion For Sale, No, Seriously

Stretched Mazda MX-5 Pickup Truck Conversion For Sale, No, SeriouslyWe don’t know what’s cuter; the fact that a procrustean Mazda MX-5 pickup truck actually exists or that the owner of the car is asking $6,000 to part ways with it.
Featured on Craigslist, the internet’s sketchy, back-alley flea market where you can find anything from free sofas to laughably fake Bugatti ads, the seller lists the car as a (obviously) custom made pickup truck built out of a salvaged 1990 Miata with only “22,000 original miles”. We’d take that last part with a few dozen grains of salt.

Premium Design And Diesels: Mazda May Be The Next Vw

Premium design and diesels: Mazda may be the next VWAt the Chicago Auto Show, we had a chance to sit down with Jacob Brown, a Mazda PR representative, and Jacques Flynn, a lead exterior designer at the company, to talk about design and where the company is going. One of the themes of our discussion was the company's desire to move its lineup toward a more premium, upscale feel and image – both in terms of vehicle design and powertrains. We realized the company may be looking to take a page from Volkswagen's American playbook, positioning itself as a prime purveyor of affordable, upscale – and most importantly, fun to drive – automobiles.

2017 Mazda Cx-9 Adds New Standard Features Without Increasing Price

2017 Mazda CX-9 Adds New Standard Features Without Increasing PricePricing for the Mazda CX-9 is staying the same for 2017, but the Japanese automaker has added new standard features.
The three-row, midsize crossover will start from $32,460 including destination in the U.S.
The mid-level CX-9 Touring model adds standard Smart City Brake Support (SCBS), a feature that was previously only available on the CX-9 Touring’s optional package as well as the Grand Touring and Signature models.

Mazda Mx-5 Rf Gets Five-star Ancap Rating

Mazda MX-5 RF gets five-star ANCAP ratingThe Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop has received the same five-star ANCAP rating as its soft-top sibling, reaffirming its status as one of the best-performing sports cars in crash tests.
Mazda has also made the range safer than before by making blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert to base variants in both body-styles, alongside the GT’s adaptive LED headlights that swivel into corners.

Does The Mazda Mx-5 Rf Need Lovers?

Does The Mazda MX-5 RF Need Louvers?The Mazda MX-5 RF may not be any faster than the standard model, but with its retractable targo top roof mechanism, it looks a hell of a lot better. Question is, can it be made even more attractive?
Well, one Reddit user seems to think so after rendering the MX-5 RF with louvers that remind us of Lamborghini's of the past in place of the rear window and while rearward visibility would be badly affected, it is pretty apparent that the design of the MX-5 RF works quite well with the louvers.

Mazda Miata Is Always The Answer, But Not Always The Best One

Miata is always the answer, but not always the best oneThe Mazda MX-5 Miata is a surprisingly versatile car. Not only is it hilariously fun on back roads and closed courses, it can also be a decent daily driver thanks to its solid gas mileage and usable trunk. But, it doesn't excel in every driving situation. Specifically long trips at high speeds, and those involving canine companions.

Mazda To Unveil Three Models In Geneva

Mazda to unveil three models in GenevaMazda returns to shores of Lake Geneva next month for the 87th Geneva International Motor Show with the European debut of the all-new Mazda CX-5 along with two new model upgrades in the form of the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Mazda2.

You Can Like The Mazda Cx-9 Even If You Don’t Have Kids

You Can Like The Mazda CX-9 Even If You Don’t Have KidsDriving thrills and practical boxes don’t typically go hand-in-hand, so it’s OK to approach the new Mazda CX-9 with a degree of skepticism.
The maker of the MX-5 Miata sports car and the company that, before telling us that “Driving Matters”, gave us that “Zoom-Zoom” kid would probably not build a large three-row SUV were it not trying to steal eyes away from more mainstream rivals. Ford, Honda, Toyota and others don’t have quite the same reputation to uphold.

Madbul Is A Mazda Rx-7 Fd With A 1970s Rx-3 Face

MADBUL Is A Mazda RX-7 FD With A 1970s RX-3 FaceDrifting sensation ‘Mad’ Mike Whiddett is known for owning some rather impressive drifting machines, none more amazing than his Mazda RX-7 known as ‘MADBUL’.
The car has competed in drifting championships around the world and even participated in events like the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Now, it has undergone a comprehensive transformation and become a mashup of an RX-7 and an RX-3.

Australia’s Key Role In Mazda/isuzu Ute Deal

Australia’s key role in Mazda/Isuzu Ute dealAustralia was a key driver in Mazda’s decision to enter a joint-venture (JV) arrangement with Isuzu Ute to collaborate on the next-generation BT-50 and D-Max ute/pickup trucks, due around 2020.
As announced in July, the two Japanese companies ditched existing ute JVs (Mazda with Ford, Isuzu with General Motors, which we already know plans to move upmarket with the next Colorado) and buddied up to better amortise costs.

Mazda's Next-gen Skyactiv Engines Will Drop Spark Plugs In Favor Of High Compression

Mazda's next-gen SkyActiv engines will drop spark plugs in favor of high compressionHomogeneous charge compression ignition, or HCCI, is the black art of internal combustion engines that aims to produce diesel-like fuel efficiency for the cost of gasoline. Although some of its competitors have developed and subsequently given up on the tech, Mazda confirmed that the next-generation of SkyActiv engines will employ HCCI technology, improving fuel economy by 30 percent and at the same time reducing exhaust emissions.