In the not too distant future, words like "autonomous" and "electric", will likely replace words, like "throaty exhaust" and "redline." So is now the time to stop and find some driving enjoyment? Yes! Today the roads are littered with boring SUVs and sedans, but there are a few options left on the market if you want to actually feel the road, enjoy the sounds of the engine and at the same time have a hell of a lot of fun. Yes you can look at anything from a Camaro to an M4 or even a Toyota 86, but what about a roadster? There are a few good options, especially the Mazda MX-5 Miata and Porsche 718 Boxster.
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There have been off and on again rumors for a while that Mazda is working on a successor to the RX-7/ RX-8 models with a new rotary powered engine. Well those rumors have now been officially killed thanks to Mazda's CEO Masamichi Kogai who recently told Automotive News that Mazda has no plans for a sports car larger than the MX-5 Miata.
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After selling 1.4 million units in four years, Mazda is ready to introduce an all-new CX-5, which is debuting this week at the LA Auto Show. The second-generation CX-5 borrows many of the styling cues from the newer CX-9 and CX-3 models, but according to Mazda its designers settled on a "refined toughness" design theme for the new CX-5.
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Mazda has released the first teaser photo of the all-new 2017 CX-5, which is going to debut next month at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. The new CX-5 will be enhanced with Mazda's KODO - Soul of Motion design language and according to Mazda, its design and technology will "offer new dimensions of driving pleasure."
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Mazda is bringing two concept versions of the MX-5 Miata to the SEMA show in Las Vegas next week, the MX-5 Miata Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro.
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Mazda has announced the pricing for the 2017 MX-5 Miata RF, which will start at $32,390 for the six-speed manual Club version and $33,120 for the six-speed automatic Club version.
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Mazda has announced that it is now taking orders for the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition, which starts at $34,685 for the six-speed manual and $35,760 for models with the six-speed automatic transmission.
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There have been rumors for a while that Mazda is going to add another sports car to its lineup that would be a successor to the RX-7 and RX-8 models. Now it's being reported that Mazda is working on a new rotary powered sports car, dubbed the RX-9, which will go on sale sometime in 2020.
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Mazda has announced plans to introduce the MX-5 RF Launch Edition, which will be limited to 1,000 vehicles in the U.S. The MX-5 RF Launch Edition will be painted in Machine Gray Metallic paint color with an Auburn Nappa leather interior trim with a hand-painted black roof panel.
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Mazda is updating two of its most important models for the 2017 model year - the Mazda3 and Mazda6. While the 2017 Mazda3 is getting some styling updates, the changes to the 2017 Mazda6 are smaller.
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Mazda is giving the Mazda3 some subtle updates for the 2017 model year, which includes some small styling updates, more content and some interior updates.
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Ever since Mazda unveiled the all-new MX-5 Miata last year, we've been wondering what Mazda had in store as a successor for the retractable hardtop version. Now Mazda has revealed it with the debut of the MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) at the New York Auto Show.
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Mazda has announced plans to reveal the new CX-4 crossover next month at the Beijing Motor Show. The concept was previewed last year with the Koeru concept, which is expected to arrive as a sportier alternative to the CX-5 crossover.
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Is Mazda going to reveal a coupe version of the MX-5 this month at the New York Auto Show? Mazda isn't saying, but the automaker did just drop a big hint, "Help us blow the lid off at the New York Auto Show."
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Mazda has announced the fuel economy ratings for the all-new 2016 CX-9 crossover. With front-wheel drive, the CX-9 gets 22 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway/ 25 mpg combined, which puts it at the top of the list of any non-hybrid, midsize, three-row crossover.
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Yes, Mazda is finally working on a new rotary engine and according to one report, it could get a turbocharger. Speaking to Australia's Motoring, Mazda's drivetrain and powertrain assistant manager, Tetsushi Marutani, stated, "Personally, I think that a rotary with some turbo or compressor would be good. Because a rotary, in my opinion, they require more low speed, low down torque. So if we have some small compressor or turbo, it would help."
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Just a few years ago, the subcompact crossover segment didn't even exist and now almost every automaker has introduced or is about to introduce one. Over the last year we've received new entries, like the Fiat 500X, Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade. While the segment may be getting a bit crowded, Mazda may have just introduced one of the best subcompact crossovers you can buy today. The tiny SUV is really that good!
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Mazda has announced some packaging updates for the 2016.5 Mazda CX-5, which goes on sale in January.
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Mazda may soon add a new sportier crossover to its lineup, which was previewed by the Koeru concept in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai has revealed that that the concept could add a new entry for the automaker.
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Mazda took the wraps off the all-new 2016 CX-9 three-row crossover today at the LA Auto Show. The new CX-9 adopts Mazda's Kodo design language and more importantly, it is the first Mazda to be powered by its new 2.5L turbocharged engine.
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The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 crossover is set to debut this week at the LA Auto Show, but a batch of photos of have appeared online ahead of the crossover's debut. The photos you see here are screenshots of the new CX-9, so they aren't as clear as we'd love them to be, but we can still see most of the 2017 CX-9's details.
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Mazda has announced plans to unveil an all-new 2016 CX-9 crossover later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Mazda has also released a single teaser photo of the new CX-9, which confirms that the new three-row crossover will borrow some styling cues from the Koeru concept.
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Mazda has unveiled two new design concepts at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas that are based on the 2016 MX-5 - the MX-5 Spyder and MX-5 Speedster. Both concepts take the MX-5 Miata's lightweight performance to the extreme.
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Mazda wants to showcase the lightweight performance of the all-new MX-5 and next week at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Mazda is going to unveil the MX-5 Spyder concept and MX-5 Speedster concept.
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Mazda has unveiled its newest concept, the RX-VISION at the Tokyo Motor Show. Although its wrapped in a very sexy exterior, the even more exciting fact is that it is powered by a new rotary engine. According to Mazda, the rotary engine is a symbol of the company's "never-stop-challenging" spirit.
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If you'd love to turn the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata into a race car, but don't want to do all the work, Mazda has the perfect turnkey model for you - the MX-5 Cup race car. Mazda has announced the pricing for the 2016 MX-5 Cup race car, which starts at $53,000.
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Mazda has announced that it is going to reveal a new sports car concept at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, which kicks off at the end of October. According to Mazda, the concept "is modern but maintains a sense of lineage and authenticity, appearing almost to condense Mazda's entire history of sports car development into a single model."
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Mazda has unveiled the new Koeru crossover concept today at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Designed under Mazda's latest Kodo design language, the Koeru concept is a sporty crossover that could previews the design of its future crossovers.
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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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