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Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that global production of its three full-SKYACTIV vehicles, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda6 (known as Atenza in Japan) and Mazda3 (Axela in Japan) has surpassed one million units. The exact number was 1,040,000 units as of the end of March 2014, said Mazda, with all three models adopt the full range […]

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Mazda’s all-new Mazda3 has been recognized for its design by the Red Dot organization. The latest C-segment hatchback from Mazda was honored with a ‘Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014’ in Germany. Mazda explained the design-oriented Red Dot recognition for the new Mazda3 echoes the ongoing and widespread acclaim for the motion-inspired KODO-Soul of Motion […]

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Mazda unveiled its next-generation subcompact concept model, named Mazda HAZUMI, at the Geneva Motor Show. This concept hints at Mazda’s next-generation subcompact car, the Mazda2. The Mazda HAZUMI concept incorporates, per Mazda, the four key pillars of Mazda’s vehicle engineering: SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, KODO—Soul of Motion design, Mazda Proactive Safety, and next-generation car connectivity system Mazda […]

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Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology accounted for 83.2 percent of all Mazda U.S. vehicle sales during the month of February. Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) said, while revealing this sales result, this is the largest percentage of Mazdas equipped with SKYACTIV technology sold in one month, and second-best month of total volume ever with 20,245 vehicles sold. […]

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The Mazda3 compact car has reached four million units produced ten years and seven months after production of the original Mazda3 began in June 2003. The predecessor to the Mazda3 was the Mazda Protégé, itself replacing the Mazda 323. Mazda Motor Corporation announced February 26 that cumulative production of the Mazda3 (known as Mazda Axela […]

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Mazda will play big in Geneva, presenting a subcompact concept as well as a new diesel engine. Mazda said it is unveiling the Mazda HAZUMI, a next-generation subcompact concept, at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show. The name HAZUMI, which means “bound” or “spring up” in Japanese, is particularly well-suited to a small car that […]

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It looks like we’ll have to wait longer before getting the Mazda6 diesel in North America. Mazda’s North American Operations, including U.S and Canadian operations, announced today that the launch of its SKYACTIV-D clean diesel engine in North America is being further delayed from its Spring 2014 announced debut timing. “Although it is fully possible […]

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Mazda’s SKYACTIV Diesel engine found under the hood of Mazda6 race cars in 2013 will now be found in a pair of 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship prototypes. Mazda Motorsports said it will field a pair of factory-backed SKYACTIV Technology-powered prototypes. Behind the wheel will be the four drivers who delivered nine race wins and […]

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Mazda’s redesigned 2014 Mazda3, Mazda6 and CX-5 earned a “Top Safety Pick+” distinction from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). “A redesign is not simply a matter of changing a vehicle’s sheet metal draping but involves dramatically altering its insides, outsides and everything in between to make that vehicle not only look great but […]

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All three 2014 Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D clean diesels entered in U.S. Air Force 25 Hours of Thunderhill made it ‘till the end, with one of them finding a spot on the podium. The “Factory Guys versus Dealers” battle in identically prepared, modified-for-racing 2014 Mazda6 SKYACTIV-D clean diesels, was of particular interest.  The final score was dealers […]

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