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2020 Mazda CX-30 Review: Resetting the crossover balance

2020 Mazda CX-30 Review: Resetting the crossover balance

Somewhere along the line crossovers turned into "just smaller SUVs," and the 2020 Mazda CX-30 isn't willing to go along with that. The segment trend toward practicality and an elevated driving position has been gradual but insidious, with dynamics at best an afterthought if not forgotten altogether. Question is, can the CX-30 strike a better balance?

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Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Edition is coming to North America

Mazda MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Edition is coming to North America

A couple of months ago, Mazda unveiled a limited-edition MX-5 Miata to commemorate the Japanese carmaker’s centennial birthday. And now, Mazda has officially announced the U.S. arrival of the MX-5 Miata 100th Anniversary Edition. As expected from a special centennial model, it receives a plethora of retro-inspired livery inspired by Mazda’s first-ever production car: The R360 Coupe.

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This Mazda MX-5 Miata by BBR has a 224HP naturally-aspirated engine

This Mazda MX-5 Miata by BBR has a 224HP naturally-aspirated engine

This BBR-tuned Mazda MX-5 Miata is different from other modified examples. For starters, BBR took the naturally-aspirated route instead of bolting on a large turbo or supercharger. The result is 224 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque on 95 or 98 octane fuel, which is a far cry from the stock output of 170 horsepower and 140 pound-feet of torque.

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2021 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck debuts with Isuzu underpinnings

2021 Mazda BT-50 pickup truck debuts with Isuzu underpinnings

For the first time in nine years, the 2021 Mazda BT-50 is brandishing an all-new face. It’s also riding on a new Isuzu-based platform motivated by an Isuzu diesel engine. So, is the new Mazda BT-50 still a Mazda? With an expressive fascia lifted from its CX-9 sibling, it’s not hard to discern the BT-50 as a proper Mazda.

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This stunning concept makes it clear: Mazda needs a halo car

This stunning concept makes it clear: Mazda needs a halo car

PlayStation gamers are about to get their hands on something Mazda fans have been demanding for years: a no-holds-barred halo car to do the Japanese automaker proud. Revealed this week, the Mazda RX-Vision GT3 borrows a modern-classic concept name and gives it a Gran Turismo Sport twist. Problem is, digital just isn't good enough.

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Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept is debuting in Gran Turismo Sport for PS4

Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept is debuting in Gran Turismo Sport for PS4

Do you remember the Mazda RX-Vision Concept car? It debuted at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show and is probably one of the most exciting, beautiful, and awe-inspiring concept vehicles we’ve seen in a while. And while the car world awaits the reincarnation of Mazda’s rotary-powered halo car, the Hiroshima-based carmaker is debuting the RX-Vision in Gran Turismo Sport for the PlayStation 4, albeit in GT3 guise.

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Inline-6 and RWD tipped for the next-generation Mazda 6

Inline-6 and RWD tipped for the next-generation Mazda 6

Mazda has something exciting coming for fans of its Mazda 6 with the next generation of the car. When the current generation car (pictured) is replaced with the next-generation ride by the end of 2022, the Mazda 6 will reportedly roll on an entirely new platform. The new platform will allow the car to have a longitudinal engine layout and rear-wheel drive.

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Mazda MX-30 EV is reviving the rotary engine as a power generator

Mazda MX-30 EV is reviving the rotary engine as a power generator

It doesn’t seem like it now, but the words ‘Mazda’ and ‘rotary’ go hand-in-hand like roast beef and mashed potatoes. And in recent news, Mazda could give the upcoming MX-30 electric vehicle a rotary generator, harking the return of Mazda’s famed rotary powerplant. Although this time, the rotary engine will be smaller, lighter, and more compact, and it’ll function primarily as a range extender rather than a source of high-revving horsepower.

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Mazda releases 100th Anniversary Special Edition models

Mazda releases 100th Anniversary Special Edition models

Japanese carmaker Mazda is honoring its centennial birthday by releasing a series of 100th Anniversary Special Edition models. According to Mazda, each vehicle wearing the 100th Anniversary badge was ‘developed with an aspiration to look ahead, while also remembering and respecting the rich Japanese heritage that has guided the brand.’ Each 100th Anniversary model will share particular design cues with the R360 Coupe, Mazda’s first-ever passenger vehicle released in 1960.

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Mazda discloses safety defect that may cause cars to suddenly brake

Mazda discloses safety defect that may cause cars to suddenly brake

In a statement last week, Mazda North American Operations announced that it had discovered a 'safety defect' impacting some of its 2019 and 2020 Mazda3 vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has received a Part 573 defect notification about the matter, according to Mazda, which says that the problem involves the 'inadvertent activation' of its emergency braking system.

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Mazda expands US availability for MX-5 restoration parts

Mazda expands US availability for MX-5 restoration parts

The Mazda Miata is the best selling two-seat sports car of all time, according to the Guinness World Record book. The Miata has been on sale in various versions over the last 30 years, and as the older Maita versions age, many of them need restoration. Mazda North America has now announced over 1,100 new and legacy parts for restoring Miata cars.

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2020 Mazda CX-9 gains new second-row captain chair

2020 Mazda CX-9 gains new second-row captain chair

Mazda is talking up the 2020 CX-9 SUV that will go on sale in the fall of 2019. Along with the features of the car, Mazda has also announced the starting price for the CX-9. The SUV will start at $33,790 and has one big update for the 2020 model year.

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