Mazda Team Joest Gets Down To Work On Track

Mazda Team Joest Gets Down To Work On Track

With Audi long one and Porsche on its way out, fans of endurance prototype racing may be disappointed in following the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the broader FIA World Endurance Championship next season. But while things are winding down in Europe, they're just starting to heat up in America.

The Prototype class in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship next season will be hotly contested by the likes of Acura (which is returning to the fore with Team Penske next season) and Cadillac (surely keen to defend its titles). But they'll both be watching be watching out for Mazda Team Joest.

Off-road Mazda Miata Looks Like A Mad Max Prop

Off-Road Mazda Miata Looks Like A Mad Max Prop

No, you’re not looking at the star of a new Mad Max film. Instead, this Mazda Miata is a home-built creation registered for use on U.S. streets.

The car was snapped by a Redditor at a recent Cars & Coffee event in Minneapolis and looks like it’s come from a mysterious planet to redefine our pre-conceived notions of what a Miata can be.

Mazda Concept Probably Previews The Next Mazda3 At The Tokyo Show

Mazda concept probably previews the next Mazda3 at the Tokyo show

This year's Tokyo Motor Show is shaping up to be an interesting one, with a Nismo Leaf, Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept, and a pair of interesting Toyota concepts already lined up. Now Mazda is joining with its own big reveal of two concepts. One is a design concept that will give us an idea of where the company is heading, and another is all but guaranteed to be our first look at the new Mazda3.

There are a few reasons we say that one of these concepts has to be the next Mazda3. One is the fact that Mazda says it's a concept planned for production. The company also describes it as "a compact hatchback that fuses next-generation technology and design," and it uses the new Skyactiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition engine and "Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture." Plus, just looking at the teasers, the design is a clear evolution of the current Mazda3 hatchback. It looks as though the hood and roofline curve a bit more, and some of the sharp creases of the current car have been smoothed out.

Mazda Tops Roy Morgan Owner Satisfaction Survey

Mazda tops Roy Morgan owner satisfaction survey

Mazda drivers are the most satisfied in Australia, at least according to new research by Ray Morgan.

Part of the firm’s ‘Automotive Satisfaction Report’, the study is based on over 40,000 interviews yearly with Australian motorists, with 95.3 per cent of Mazda owners ‘Very’ or ‘Fairly’ satisfied with their vehicle in the 12 months leading into July 2017.

Mazda Patent Shows Rear Wing That Hides Above Taillights

Mazda Patent Shows Rear Wing That Hides Above Taillights

Mazda has patented an intriguing retractable rear wing which rather than simply folding away into the decklid, instead nestles its way into an open space above the taillights.

The patent, published by the US Patent & Trademark Office, depicts the rear wing installed onto a sports car with taillights inspired by the glorious RX-Vision Concept.

Mazda, Denso, And Toyota Sign Joint Technology Development Contract For Electric Vehicles

Mazda, Denso, and Toyota Sign Joint Technology Development Contract for Electric VehiclesMazda Motor Corporation (Mazda), Denso Corporation (Denso), an/d Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) signed a contract today to jointly develop basic structural technologies for electric vehicles. Furthermore, the three companies have also decided to establish a new company consisting of selected engineers from the three companies to ensure the efficient implementation of the joint technological development projects.

Mazda Will Have A New Rotary Concept At Tokyo Show, Trying To Bring It To Production

Mazda will have a new rotary concept at Tokyo show, trying to bring it to productionDespite ending production of the rotary engine in 2012, Mazda has repeatedly insisted that it's still working on rotary engine tech, and it has continued to tease a potential future rotary car with concepts, the latest of which was the RX-Vision. The company even continues to file patents on rotary tech. It seems the company is continuing this pattern, since the vice president for Mazda's European R&D center told Auto Express that it has another rotary concept ready for this October's Tokyo Motor Show.

Mazda Reportedly To Be Fully Electric And Hybrid By 2030s

Mazda reportedly to be fully electric and hybrid by 2030s

TOKYO - Mazda plans to make all of its vehicles electric-based, including gasoline hybrids, by the early 2030s, Japanese media reported on Friday, as more automakers shift strategies to meet tightening global emission regulations. The Japanese automaker plans to use electric motors in all of its models by that time, Kyodo News reported, without citing sources. A Mazda spokeswoman declined to comment on the report. At the moment, Mazda's lineup does not include any all-battery electric vehicles. It does offer a hybrid version of the Mazda3, but it's only available in Japan. The company has also experimented with a range-extended electric Mazda2, which used a tiny rotary engine to produce electricity. The move is consistent with the company's Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 plan, which lays out the launch of various green powertrains. Among them are electrified models coming out in 2019. That same year will include the launch of the company's new SkyActiv-X engine, a compression ignition gasoline engine, which promises fuel efficiency improvement of 20- to 30 percent over comparable spark-ignition gas engines. This engine could hypothetically be combined with hybrid technology for even greater gains in efficiency, or even performance if the company so chooses. Mazda's recent partnership with Toyota also means Mazda could be able to quickly develop hybrids and electrics using Toyota's existing technology. This news that Mazda will begin primarily focusing on electric powertrains does seem contrary to Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai's statement that its gasoline, diesel and electric vehicle technologies would "co-exist" in the future. Mazda on Thursday also launched a new CX-8 three-row crossover for the Japanese market, which is currently only available with a diesel engine. The company also plans to finally introduce a diesel engine to the United States in the CX-5 crossover. Assuming that Mazda's move to fully electrified vehicles is true, it will join a couple of other automakers planning to do the same. Volvo Car Group in July said that all of its new models from 2019 would feature some amount of electrification, and Jaguar-Land Rover will follow suit starting in 2020. Reporting by Naomi Tajitsu. Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips. Additional words from Joel Stocksdale.

Mazda Showcasing Latest Jinba Ittai Line-up At Iaa

Mazda showcasing latest Jinba Ittai line-up at IAAMazda is exhibiting its full European model range in Frankfurt at the 67th International Motor Show (IAA), which got under way this morning for the first of two press days.
Highlights of the Japanese carmaker’s exhibit at the Messe Frankfurt trade fair grounds (hall 9, stand B16) include the all-new Mazda CX-5, which is available with the latest version of the SKYACTIV-G 2.5.

Mazda Presents New Accessory Packs For Cx-5 And Cx-3

Mazda Presents New Accessory Packs For CX-5 And CX-3

Mazda is launching a fresh range of accessories for its all-new CX-5 and CX-3 SUVs in the UK, allowing for easier personalization options.

For the CX-5, the Japanese automaker is offering a £850 Aero Pack, which adds front, rear and side skirts, whereas the £550 Interior LED Pack consists of welcome illumination, an LED interior lighting package, illuminating scuff plates and LED puddle lights that shine the Mazda logo on the tarmac when the door is open.