Mazda

Mazda Motor Corporation, or simply Mazda, is a Japanese carmaker headquartered in Fuchü, Hiroshima, Japan. The name Mazda was associated with the God of Light (Ahura Mazda) but it’s also a derivative from the name of the company’s founder, Jujiro Matsuda. However, the name Mazda was formally adopted in 1984, as the company began its activity as Toyo Cork Kogyo in January 1920.

A paramount milestone for Mazda was the development of the Wankel rotary engine which the company saw as a means of differentiating itself from what the other Japanese carmakers were doing at the time. We are in the sixties, and Mazda is gearing up to launch the limited-edition Cosmo Sport (1967). From here on, Mazda’s piston-powered and rotary-powered cars started to reach other parts of the world as well - the RX-2, RX-3, and RX-4 were a lighter alternative to the V-6 or V-8-powered competitors and spearheaded that expansion. In 1970, Mazda officially set foot on US soil, then from 1974 until 2015 it entered a partnership with Ford, which had a 33.4 percent ownership in Mazda. That affair ended in 2015, when Mazda entered a long-term collaboration with Toyota.

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The 2023 Mazda CX-60 Is The Japanese Brand's Most Powerful Road Car Ever

The 2023 Mazda CX-60 Is The Japanese Brand’s Most Powerful Road Car Ever

The CX-60 also debuts plug-in hybrid tech for the first time and aims to take luxury brands head-on

This is the new Mazda CX-60. While it might look like just another crossover, it is a significant model for the Japanese brand. It is the first-ever Mazda to feature plug-in hybrid technology and the combined output will make it the most powerful Mazda road car ever.

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A Chinese-Tuner Turned The Mazda 6 Into a Rear-Wheel-Drive V-8 Sleeper!

A Chinese-Tuner Turned The Mazda 6 Into a Rear-Wheel-Drive V-8 Sleeper!

Is this the Mazda Speed6 we never got? They shoved a Lexus V-8 into this one and converted it to rear-wheel drive

The current Mazda 6 is an all-around great sporty sedan, but some enthusiasts (myself included) never got around to the fact that it never got a proper performance version. Sure, the Mazda 6 Turbo is pretty quick, but it’s not a MazdaSpeed6.

While the next generation of Mazda’s flagship sedan will feature a potent inline-six engine and rear-wheel drive, a Chinese tuner that goes by OMAS already beat Mazda to it and built, probably, the most bonkers Mazda6 you’ll ever see.

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Bold Plans Inbound As Mazda Aims For the Big Boys

Bold Plans Inbound As Mazda Aims For the Big Boys

Mazda wants to move further into the premium category and redefine itself as the epitome of Japanese Luxury

Mazda cars have a reputation for being agile and fun to drive, while at the same time, being reasonably affordable. Outside of offering decent performance and a pleasing driving experience, interior quality is good too – in terms of fit and finish as well as overall build quality. Their precision, handling, and chassis dynamic give them an edge over other Japanese and even American competitors. You could even call them the Mercedes or Audi of mainstream affordable automakers. But, that’s where Mazda’s reign comes to an end. But all of that will soon change as Mazda plans to push itself into a more premium segment. Does that mean it’ll take on the big German trio? Not directly, at least not at first, but it’s certainly gunning to put itself well above the likes of Lexus, Acura, and Genesis.

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The 2023 Mazda CX-50 Priced As a Luxury SUV - Is It Worth It?

The 2023 Mazda CX-50 Priced As a Luxury SUV - Is It Worth It?

Mazda CX-50 is a stylish, luxury SUV that sits between the affordable and the premium in terms of pricing

By now, it is obvious Mazda has decided to reinvent itself. Its recent models spoil us with a sporty yet elegant design, but more importantly, the whole lineup is moving towards a more upscale segment. But, a more upscale lineup commands a more premium pricing, and we already know the prices for the 2023 Mazda CX-50.

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This Is The Best View Of The 2022 Mazda CX-60 Prototype That We've Gotten So Far

This Is The Best View Of The 2022 Mazda CX-60 Prototype That We’ve Gotten So Far

Just three weeks ahead of its official debut, the Mazda CX-60 has been spotted testing in Germany with lesser clothes on

Mazda already confirmed that the CX-60 will make its official debut on March 8, 2022. With less than a month before its arrival, a prototype with very little camouflage was caught testing on the streets of Germany.

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The 2023 Mazda CX-60 PHEV With Over 300 HP Will Be Revealed To The World On March 8

The 2023 Mazda CX-60 PHEV With Over 300 HP Will Be Revealed To The World On March 8

The first rear-wheel-drive Mazda SUV is all set to grace us next month

Mazda will finally unveil its upcoming CX-60, which will be the first vehicle to be unveiled under the brand’s Large Product Group. Vehicles under this category will be underpinned by Mazda’s new rear-wheel drive (RWD) architecture, and it will also spawn their first-ever plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV).

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That Mazda CX-50 You've Been Waiting For Is Finally Being Produced

That Mazda CX-50 You’ve Been Waiting For Is Finally Being Produced

It will arrive in dealers this spring

Mazda first unveiled the first-ever CX-50 last November. Riding on the same Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture as the Mazda 3 and CX-30, the CX-50 is a compact SUV that was designed exclusively for the North American market, and production has finally begun at the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing joint-venture plant.

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"Mad Mike" Widdett's 1,200 Hp, Four-Rotor Mazda 3 Will Brap Its Way Up The 2022 Pikes Peak

"Mad Mike" Widdett’s 1,200 Hp, Four-Rotor Mazda 3 Will Brap Its Way Up The 2022 Pikes Peak

The 2022 Pikes Peak will see some intense "brapping" as "Mad Mike" Widdett enters in a 4-rotor Mazda 3

If you follow what’s going on in the Formula Drift scene, you’ve probably come across the name “Mad Mike” Widdett. The New Zealand professional racer, sponsored by Red Bull, has been involved in different types of motorsport since the age of six, but nowadays, he is mostly known for drifting in crazy, rotary-powered Mazdas. Now, there’s a new addition to Crazy Mike’s garage, and it’s just as bonkers as the ones before it.

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Modified Drag Battle: 540 Hp Mazda RX-7 Takes On a 580 Hp Ferrari 458 Spider

Modified Drag Battle: 540 Hp Mazda RX-7 Takes On a 580 Hp Ferrari 458 Spider

Can a modified JDM icon keep up with a LibertyWalk Ferrari 458 Spider? Find out below

A drag race is always a fun thing to watch, but it’s much more unpredictable when it’s between modified cars. Stock versus stock is one thing, but seeing how two or more vehicles react to modifications and perform against one another is a whole different thing. This drag race, courtesy of YouTube channel Officially Gassed pits two very different machines against one another – a 540 horsepower Mazda RX-7 and a 580 horsepower Ferrari 458 Spider.

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The Coolest Cars in the World

The Coolest Cars in the World

Here’s a list of some of the coolest cars of 2021

If you are in the market for a car, you will be surprised at the number of offerings you get in every single segment. Right from your Nissan Versa to a Ferrari F8 Tributo; there is competition in every segment. Whether you’re into classic cars, imported models or luxury items, you will be spoilt for choices. But, not every car you see is a cool one. There are a number of factors in determining whether a car is cool or not. There’s the exterior, the interior, the performance, and most importantly, it’s every individual’s opinion. You may or may not agree with some of the entries here, but here’s a look at the coolest cars of 2021.

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It's official: Mazda Is Giving The Rotary Engine One Last Chance

It’s official: Mazda Is Giving The Rotary Engine One Last Chance

Mazda is giving the rotary engine an epic send-off with a tri-rotor version for its upcoming sports car

Mazda has been hard at work on its next flagship sports car and the latest patents, filed in Europe, suggest that a rotary engine will be in the center of the car’s propulsion. The hypothetical sports car has been in development since, at least, 2015, when the Mazda RX-Vision was unveiled. We know the car is coming, but we don’t know when exactly. What we do know is that Mazda will finally give us a proper successor to the RX-7. Here’s what the latest patents suggest.

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A BBR Supercharger Can Give Your NC Miata Up To 300 Horsepower

A BBR Supercharger Can Give Your NC Miata Up To 300 Horsepower

The 0 to 60 mph sprint also goes down to 4.8 seconds

While Mazda is preparing to retire the MX-5 ND generation, the old NC is still enjoying a lot of success. Mazda MX-5 tuning specialist BBR knows what an important model the NC still is and it is offering two supercharger packages for the sports car. They will be offered for the models equipped with the 1.8 and 2.0-liter engines built between 2005 and 2015.

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Mazda Updates CX-30 For 2022 With Standard AWD, New Carbon Edition

Mazda Updates CX-30 For 2022 With Standard AWD, New Carbon Edition

Another Mazda gets the Carbon Edition treatment

As Mazda continues to push its brand upmarket, the 2022 CX-30 gets a number of minor updates. The biggest highlight of this model year’s update is the addition of standard all-wheel drive (AWD) across all variants along with a new Carbon Edition variant.

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Mazda Says That The MX-30's Measly 100-Mile Range Makes It A Perfect Second Car

Mazda Says That The MX-30’s Measly 100-Mile Range Makes It A Perfect Second Car

Any better excuses, Mazda?

The MX-30 is Mazda’s first attempt at making a purely electric vehicle (EV). Unfortunately, in a world where most EVs have a decent range, the MX-30’s 100-mile range is abysmally low by any measure. As a result, the Japanese automaker’s marketing direction for the MX-30 is that it’s the perfect second car. That statement certainly holds true, if your idea of a second car means having the range of a golf cart.

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2000 Horsepower Christmas Tree Drag Racing With The Green Mamba

2000 Horsepower Christmas Tree Drag Racing With The Green Mamba

Rick Prospero’s Big Block Twin-turbo RX7 dominates at the 2nd Annual Christmas tree Drag Race Championship in Bradenton Motorsports Park

In one of Drag Racing and Car Stuff YouTube channel’s most recent videos, you’ll get to see a bunch of drag racers hit the track to take part in the 2n Annual Christmas tree Drag Race Championship at Bradenton Motorsports Park, down in Florida. Most, if not all the cars that took part that night were carrying a lit Christmas tree on the roof.

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2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Unveiled With Comprehensive Handling Upgrades

2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata Unveiled With Comprehensive Handling Upgrades

All of the changes are in the pursuit of better handling

Mazda has just unveiled the 2022 MX-5 Miata in Japan, and while the upgrades for this year are quite comprehensive, none of them concern the sports car’s aesthetics.

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Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7

Retro JDM Comparison: Toyota Supra Vs Nissan 300ZX Vs Mazda RX-7

Three Japanese legends from the 1990s show us why they are some of the most desired Japanese sports cars, ever made

Japanese sports cars from the 1990s are some of the most recognized ones amongst the car culture. As described by Jeremy Clarkson, in a movie about the Nissan Skyline GT-R, Japan took over the world…and then lost it. While the latter is a topic for another time, what is true for the Skyline also goes for these three – the Toyota Supra, Nissan 300Z, and Mazda RX-7. Our colleagues from “EverydayDriver” - Todd Deeken and Paul Schmucker - take us on a spirited drive with these three JDM legends to determine the pros and cons of each and why they are so desired.

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Mazda Releases New Pricing and Packages for the CX-9

Mazda Releases New Pricing and Packages for the CX-9

Is the Mazda CX-9 more desirable than ever or nah?

In recent years Mazda has been making a strong case for itself. With good styling, solid interiors, and fun driving dynamics, the brand from Hiroshima tries to give potential buyers plenty of reason to choose them. The CX-9, Mazda’s largest SUV, has just received new pricing, packages, and a new trim level for the 2022 model year.

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What is the Cheapest Mazda?

The cheapest Mazda in Europe is the Mazda2. In Germany, the supermini starts at €13,390, but if we are to look at the US market, then the cheapest Mazda you can get is the Mazda CX-3. The crossover wears a starting sticker of $20,390.

What is the Sportiest Mazda?

The sportiest Mazda is undoubtedly the MX-5 Miata, a car that also happens to be the world’s most popular sports car. The MX-5 has made a name for itself thanks to its compact size and lightweight build. The MX-5 is cherished by car enthusiasts for its crisp handling and fun-to-drive factor that prove you don’t need a bucketload of horsepower to enjoy a good road. In the US, the Miata uses a 2-liter, four-cylinder gasoline engine good for 181 horsepower at 7,000 rpm and 151 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm.

What is the Most Popular Mazda?

The most popular Mazda - if we are to look at sales figures - is the CX-5. Mazda’s largest market is North America and this is where the CX-5 rules supreme. The CX-5 is by a landslide the best-selling Mazda in the US - in July 2019, the CX-5 pushed 13,391 units. To look at the bigger pictures, Mazda sold 87,778 CX-5 units in the first half of 2019. The CX-5 is followed by the Mazda 3, with 32,174 units sold in the first six months of 2019. However, you might argue that the most popular Mazda is the MX-5 Miata, because it’s the brand’s most thrill-inducing car, but sales figures don’t do much to support that.

What is the Most Expensive Mazda?

The most expensive Mazda in the US is the MX-5 Miata RF ($32,343), but it is followed closely by the CX-9 SUV ($32,280). In Germany, the most expensive Mazda money can buy is the Mazda 6 (€28,590).

What is the Fastest Mazda?

The fastest Mazda is, or better said, was, the RX-7 Spirit R. It could reach 60 mph (96 km/h) from a standstill in just five seconds and had a (theoretical) top speed of 159 mph (255 km/h). Another candidate would have been the Furai concept, which could hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.7 seconds and continue to a top speed of 211 mph (340 km/h), but it caught fire and burned to a crips during a Top Gear test drive. From the current lineup, the fastest and quickest Mazda is the MX-5 Miata. The sports car can reach 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.7 seconds and attain a top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h).

Are Mazda Cars Reliable?

Yes, Mazda cars are reliable. In fact, in a dependability poll carried out by The Telegraph, Mazda came 11th with 111 problems per 100 vehicles. Moreover, CNN named Mazda the 4th most reliable car brand you could buy in 2015, while Reliability Index places Mazda on the 6th position, above the likes of Nissan and Lexus.