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VW and Mazda recall 600k cars for airbags and steering issues

VW and Mazda recall 600k cars for airbags and steering issues

The last year has been one of huge recalls in the automotive industry. Many of the recalls have been due to defective airbags, in some cases that could potentially throw shrapnel into the face of the driver in the event that the airbag deploys. Mazda and VW have become the latest automotive manufacturers to recall a massive number of cars due to issues with the airbags and steering.

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2016 Mazda CX-3 First Drive – Crossover style, Miata spirit

2016 Mazda CX-3 First Drive – Crossover style, Miata spirit

Mazda wants to make a compact crossover that isn't boringly earnest, and the 2016 CX-3 is the striking result. Taking on the Honda HR-V, Fiat's 500X, and Jeep's Renegade among the other smaller SUVs that have proliferated among city streets in recent months, the CX-3's promise is that you needn't sacrifice fun simply because an MX-5 Miata won't fit all your friends or family. Turns out, they're actually on to something, though it helps if you tick the right options.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive – Roadster Reborn

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata First Drive – Roadster Reborn

It's close to being a miracle that the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata exists. As the cars around it get bigger, more luxurious, and more insulated from the road beneath them, and as semi-autonomous technologies become more and more mainstream, a tiny, purist roadster seems all the more an outlier. Surely Mazda's accountants and its "brand strategists" will weigh in and, for this fourth-generation, dilute the MX-5 with demands for practicality? Read on, because I have good news.

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Toyota Prius SUV rumored in the pipeline

Toyota Prius SUV rumored in the pipeline

Toyota and Mazda’s collaboration may result in a Prius SUV option, at least if rumors prove to be true. Word has it the Prius SUV will (probably) end up being a version of the C-HR concept that goes into production, which means it will have more of a crossover look to it — though, of course, the design could be changed from what we saw at last year’s Paris Motor Show. Sources say Toyota is considering Mazda’s 1.5 liter SkyActiv diesel engine for the offering.

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Bose soups up Mazda MX-5 Miata for better open-air acoustics

Bose soups up Mazda MX-5 Miata for better open-air acoustics

The 2016 MX-5 Miata was slowly but surely turning out to be Mazda's return to glory as far as the Miata line was concerned, delivering the unique experience that only open-air driving can deliver. But while the 2016 Miata's top-down mode lets you enjoy the breeze on your face, physics tells us that it may come a price of a sub par audio experience. Worry not, however, because sound experts Bose are on the scene, tweaking the MX-5 Miata's sound system to ensure clear audio, whether the top is up or down.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced up (and it’s good news)

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata priced up (and it’s good news)

Mazda's 2016 MX-5 Miata was already shaping up to be the return to form Miata owners were hoping for, and the confirmed pricing for the fun-focused droptop suggests Mazda has ticked the right box there, too. The diminutive two-seater was revealed back in September 2014, eschewing the increasingly chunky design language of it predecessors in favor of something more curvaceous. Set to hit forecourts in the US this summer, the Miata will kick off at $24,915 for the Sport model, a figure which gets you at least one interesting feature.

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives in Forza Horizon 2

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata arrives in Forza Horizon 2

Forza Horizon 2 gamers are now able to download the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata, taking it out for a virtual spin before the real-life version goes on sale. The download is free for Xbox One gamers to grab; the Car Pack includes the MX-5 playable car promised to offer "stunning" attention to all the details, all of which can be tested out and seen in a variety of different day/night settings and different climates. Three other sportscars will be joining the MX-5, including a concept car from 2010.

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Alfa Romeo passes MX-5 twin to Fiat-Abarth

Alfa Romeo passes MX-5 twin to Fiat-Abarth

Alfa Romeo has ditched plans to build a new Spider sports car on the underpinnings of the 2015 Mazda MX-5, shifting instead to a homegrown platform for its upcoming drop-top. The co-developed roadster is now being based upon Alfa's own Project Giorgio, according to Alfa Romeo and Maserati brand chief Harald Wester, the same rear-wheel drive underpinnings on which the upcoming Guilia sports sedan is believed to be reliant. That doesn't mean the MX-5 derivative will be going to waste, however, with another in the company's stable expected to benefit, Wester teased.

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Mazda’s new bioplastic offers better finish than paint

Mazda’s new bioplastic offers better finish than paint

Mazda has developed a new bioplastic that can be used on exterior car parts, and according to the auto maker, this new material offers a higher-quality finish than is possible with traditionally painted plastics. This joins Mazda's previous bioplastics developed for interior car parts, building upon that to include resistance to weather, scratches, and impacts so that it can handle constant exposure to the outside world.

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Mazda Airbag recall number doubles in US

Mazda Airbag recall number doubles in US

Things continue to look bad for many automakers in the US as the number of cars that are subject to a safety recall for the airbag continues to climb. The latest automaker with major recall issues is Mazda and the company has announced that it is doubling the number of cars covered under its US recall for airbag issues. The recall area has been increased to cover other states and territories in the US.

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