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Skyactiv models are becoming the mainstay of Mazda sales. Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported April U.S. sales of 22,434 vehicles, representing an increase of 12.8 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through April are up 2.4 percent versus last year, with 100,492 vehicles sold. MNAO said SKYACTIV Technology totaled 85.8 percent of Mazda’s April […]

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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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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’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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Mazda Canada announced sales for November 2013 totaled 5,911 units, marking the best November sales on record in Mazda Canada’s 45 year history. November 2013 sales increased 13 percent compared to the previous year. The compact Mazda3 was the sales leader for Mazda in Canada with 3,679 units sold. Mazda Canada said the all-new 2014 […]

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Mazda’s new Mazda3 will be featured with many powertrain options around the world. Mazda will showcase the recently launched Mazda3 with a variety of engine types at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Mazda said its latest model is now offered as a ‘multi-solution’ in response to diversifying fuel types. Beside news on the already released […]

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Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) announced today that it recently sold its 10-millionth vehicle in the United States, since starting U.S. sales operations in 1970. The 10-millionth vehicle, a 2013 Mazda3, was sold from Continental Mazda of Naperville, Ill., to Lauren Carter of Glen Ellyn, Ill. To celebrate this significant milestone, Mazda has replaced Carter’s […]

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Among finalists for the 2014 “Green Car of the Year” only one hybrid makes the cut and no electric cars or vehicles of any type from Detroit are on the list. The finalists are: Audi A6 TDI, BMW 328d, Honda Accord, Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla. Here we see two diesels, three highly efficient four-cylinder combustion […]

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The “Mazda Route3 – Hiroshima to Frankfurt Challenger Tour 2013″ is now complete. After a journey of 9,300 miles, the convoy of all-new Mazda3 hatchbacks crossed the finish line September 7 at Mazda’s European R&D Centre in Oberursel, just outside Frankfurt, right on schedule. Mazda said that every single one of the new compacts withstood the […]

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