Driverless cars? See what REAL drivers think about prospect

Autonomous? Cool, but drivers still want to drive 71% of UK folk want to pilot cars themselves Connection of car/driver ‘the heart of all Mazdas’ LONDON, England – It seems the joy of driving is alive ‘n well in the UK with 71% of people surveyed saying they will still want to drive despite the…

Mazda puts cherry on the top of MX-5 special edition

Powered by 120kW, two-litre, SkyActiv-G engine Cherry-coloured roof, BBS rims, leather seats Special version of fourth-generation convertible LONDON, England – Mazda UK says it will bring a burst of colour to the MX-5 sport-car range in March 2018 with the launch of a Z-Sport special edition. The cars will identify themselves with a deep-cherry red…

Three-row Mazda CX-8: New flagship for launch

At last! A back row for adults Mazda planning new SUV flagship Target said to be ‘classy but quality’ TOKYO, Japan – Mazda has revealed the shell of its upcoming CX-8 crossover, the company’s first new-generation model with three rows of seats. It’s scheduled for showrooms in Japan by the end of 2017. The CX-8,…

Tacky Takata crash-bag recall spreads to three SA Mazda models

Takata crash-bag scandal blows up again 19 000 units possibly affected in SA Contact details at end of this feature PRETORIA, South Africa – Automaker Mazda South Africa is recalling as many as 19 000 vehicles across three model ranges as the now years-old Takata crash-bags scandal continues. Models affected this time are from the Mazda2, Mazda6 and Mazda RX-8…

Mazda’s all-new CX-5 debuts in South Africa

New generation of ‘innovative, attractive, Mazdas’ CX-5 ‘sleeker, sportier, and safer’ Auto gearbox for Dynamic derivatives JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng – Five years down the line since its launch in 2012 comes a fresh version of Mazda’s CX-5 with a new range of vehicles featuring – a “core model” sold in more than 120 countries. Mazda says…

Features update, new Individual Plus, for Mazda2 range

Mazda2 Individual Plus with ‘enhancement features’ Two new exterior colours, head-up display Blind-spot monitors for diesel units PRETORIA, South Africa – Mazda has added a Mazda2 Individual Plus 1.5 a/t to the 2017 model range, taking the total to seven and adding “enhancements” which also appear in/on the Mazda2 Hazumi 1.5 DE auto. Individually they…

Mazda MX-5 sportster goes hard-top

Fastback looks for hard-top MX-5 convertible 2016 World Car of the Year for online buying Change your car in only 13 seconds JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – Mazda Southern Africa has at last launched the clever Mazda MX-5 RF – it stands for Retractable Fastback – but through a digital retail event which takes users directly…

Latest Mazda BT-50 bakkies reach South Africa

’17 Mazda BT-50 ‘sportier, more powerful presence’ Warranty/service now three-year/unlimited distance Thailand assembly, fresh models added JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – It’s five years since the Mazda BT-50 reached South Africa with, it was said at the time,  “modern and refined styling that defies the conventional workhorse image”. The intent back then, Mazda says, was to widen…