BMW and Mercedes-Benz continue to expand the scope of the crossover segment with the introduction of coupe-like crossovers, like the BMW X4/ X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLC/ GLE models. It's only a matter of time until non-luxury brands jump on the bandwagon and now Mazda may be preparing a rival. Mazda has released a preview of the new Koeru concept, which may preview a sportier alternative to the CX-5.
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Mazda has just released the pricing for the 2016 CX-3 subcompact crossover, which will start at $20,840 if you live in any state besides Alaska, if you are in Alaska it will be a few bucks more at $20,885 after the destination fees.
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Mazda has revealed the updates to the 2016 Mazda3 four- and five-door models, which now starts at $17,845. The biggest change is the deletion of the base i SV model, which leaves the i Sport trim level as the entry to the Mazda3 lineup.
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Mazda has announced that the first shipment of the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata has arrive in the U.S. It will be a few more weeks until they arrive in showrooms.
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Toyota and Mazda continue to further their partnership, which is seen by the introduction of the new Scion iA, which is essentially a rebadged Mazda2. Now there's a new rumor that the partnership could involve Toyota borrowing another one of Mazda's models - the new MX-5 Miata. While the it's unlikely that Toyota would sell a rebadged Miata, there's a report that the roadster's chassis could be used for the next-gen Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ coupes.
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The midsize sedan segment has been one of the most competitive segments for years with top players like the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry vying for the top spot. But even though these two sedans may win the most signatures at dealers, are they truly the best? There are alternatives in the segment, like the Mazda6 that in some cases may offer more than the typical best sellers. Mazda is known for offering sportier alternatives, but can the Mazda6 find the sweet spot that can help it win over would be Accord or Camry buyers?
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Mazda has released the fuel economy specs for the 2016 Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover, which gets up to 29 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
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The Mazda CX-5 crossover was only introduced just over three years ago, but in that short time Mazda has managed to produce over 1 million units. The CX-5 is the second fastest Mazda model to reach the milestone one-million-unit mark, following the Mazda3.
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Mazda has reportedly decided to kill plans to sell the redesigned Mazda2 hatchabck in the U.S. according to a top Mazda executive. Lower gas prices and tight inventory numbers are to blame for the decision.
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Mazda has announced the kick of its new "Driving Matters" advertising campaign that i san evolution of the Game Changers campaign. The goal of the new campaign is to create a more emotional connection to the brand.
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As was reported earlier this week, Mazda and Toyota have announced plans to further expand their existing partnership that has already given birth to the Scion iA. The expansion will give both automakers access to each others technologies, but the announcement stopped short of revealing any specific details.
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Currently Mazda and Toyota have a partnership that is giving birth to the Mazda 2 based Scion iA. Now it's being reported that Mazda and Toyota are currently discussing plans to expand their partnership, which would give Mazda access to Toyota's fuel-cell and plug-in hybrid technology.
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Fiat has already confirmed plans to introduce a new roadster that will be based on the new Mazda MX-5 Miata, which will be dubbed the Fiat 124 Spider. Now it's being reported that the Fiat 124 Spider will debut later this year.
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With a new batch of hot hatchbacks on the horizon thanks to the upcoming Focus RS and Honda Civic Type R, there have been questions about when we'll see a new Mazdaspeed 3. It's now being reported that Mazda will reveal a concept version of the next Mazdaspeed 3 at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year.
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Mazda has revealed the fuel economy specs for the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, which is now 25 percent more fuel efficient than the outgoing model. It's now rated at 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway with the six-speed manual and 27 mpg city and 36 mpg highway with the six-speed automatic transmission.
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The all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is almost here, since Mazda has announced that production of the U.S.-bound MX-5 Miata has started rolling off the production line. The 2016 MX-5 Miata will be offered in three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring.
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The all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is going to arrive in showrooms this summer and Mazda has just unveiled the new MX-5 Club version. The new Miata MX-5 Miata is about 150 pounds lighter, which will improve its performance, but if you want even more the Miata MX-5 Club heightens the performance even more.
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Mazda has announced the pricing for the much anticipated 2016 MX-5 Miata, which will start at $24,915. The 2016 MX-5 launches this summer and will be available in Sport, Club and Grand Touring trim levels.
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Mazda has announced that the 2016 MX-5 Miata Club edition is going to debut next month at the New York Auto Show. The MX-5 Miata Club edition is the most aggressive version of the all-new roadster.
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Mazda has announced that beginning next week, it is giving Forza Horizon 2 players the opportunity to drive the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata on Xbox One months before the car goes on sale. Additionally, by taking advantage of the free download of the car, and driving it in the game, users will have the chance to win one by competing in the new Time Trial Rivals Contest.
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Mazda has announced that production of the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata has kicked off at its Ujina Plant No.1 in Hiroshima. The first sales of the new MX-5 will begin in Japan in June of this year before it arrives in other markets around the world later this year.
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Other markets like Europe and Japan offer plenty of fun hatchbacks to choose from, but here in the U.S. the hatchback has a negative stigma and many buyers sadly prefer a sedan over the more versatile hatchback. Fortunately a few automakers still offer them here, like Volkswagen and Mazda. The latest VW Golf has received overwhelming praise from the automotive media, but how does one of its main rivals, the Mazda3 stack up?
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Mazda has revealed the 2016 MX-5 accessories design concept that previews many of the accessories that will be available when the MX-5 Miata arrives this summer.
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Mazda has announced that it will reveal a concept version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at the Chicago Auto Show this week. The unique concept is an accessories design concept that will preview what may be in store for those looking to personalize their MX-5 Miata.
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Mazda is reportedly looking at a faster version of the new MX-5 Miata, with the possible introduction of a turbocharged or MPS version. Mazda's head of global public relations, Kudo Hidetoshi recently revealed that a larger displacement engine or a turbocharged version is under consideration.
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Mazda has finally confirmed the specs for the 2.0L SkyActiv four-cylinder engine that will power the U.S.-spec 2016 MX-5 Miata. The 2.0L generates 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft. of torque.
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The compact crossover segment is growing at an insanely rapid pace with a bunch of new models like the Honda HR-V, Chevy Trax and Jeep Renegade being released this year. Mazda is also throwing its hat in the ring with the 2016 CX-3 that is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show.
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In addition to unveiling the all-new Mazda CX-3 crossover at the upcoming LA Auto Show, Mazda is also expected to reveal a refreshed version of the CX-5. Mazda hasn't released any photos of the updated 2015 CX-5, but a few photo scans of the updated crossover have leaked online ahead of its debut.
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Mazda has confirmed plans to reveal a sedan version of the new Mazda2 next month at the Thailand International Motor Expo.
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Mazda currently offers the Mazda6 in sedan and wagon versions, but could a new coupe join the lineup? According to Auto Express, Mazda is working on a coupe version of the Mazda6.
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Mazda has confirmed plans to unveil its newest crossover, the CX-3 at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show. The CX-3 joins a growing segment of small crossovers that includes new entries like the Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade.
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Small crossovers are set to become one of the hottest new segments and it looks like Mazda is getting ready to jump in with its new CX-3 crossover. It's being reported that Mazda may reveal the CX-3 at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show next month.
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When Mazda unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 last month, Mazda failed to release any details about what will power the fourth-generation roadster. Now Mazda has confirmed that in the U.S. the 2016 MX-5 will be powered by a 2.0L Skyactiv-G four-cylinder engine, while other markets will get a smaller 1.5L engine.
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Two years ago Mazda confirmed plans to offer a diesel-powered version of the Mazda6 in the U.S., but fast forward to today and the Mazda6 diesel has yet to arrive. According to the latest report, the Mazda6 diesel is now still at least a year away.
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When Mazda unveiled the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata last week, Mazda kept most of the specs under wraps, but now some of the specs have reportedly leaked out. If the leak is accurate, the base MX-5 Miata will be powered by a 1.5L four-cylinder, which will be borrowed from the new Mazda2.
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Mazda officially unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata last week, but even though we go to see its exterior and interior, there are still a lot of unanswered questions. For example, Mazda has yet to announce any specs for what lies under that more stylish hood and we also haven't received word on the power folding hardtop version, until now.
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As promised Mazda has unveiled the all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at an event in Monterey, California. The all-new fourth generation MX-5 Miata adopts Mazda's latest design Kodo design language with an exterior that is far more dramatic than the outgoing model.
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Mazda has announced that Duran Duran will headline the world debut of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata at a live event in Monterey, California on September 3. Mazda will also hold simultaneous global reveals in Tokyo and Barcelona.
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Mazda has a lot of new plans in the works in addition to the much anticipated 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata. In a few days we'll finally see the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata, but reports about the rest of Mazda's lineup have started to surface.
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There have been countless reports about the return of the Mazda RX-7 with the latest report now claiming that it will arrive by 2017. One interesting tidbit from the latest report also claims that in addition to the RX-7, a new RX-9 sports car is in the works and it could arrive by 2020.
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