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Good news: the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is getting more power

Good news: the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is getting more power

Mazda has confirmed what had become an open rumor: the 2019 MX-5 Miata is getting a nifty power increase for this new model year. The automaker's perennially-adorable roadster will squeeze 181 horsepower out of its engine, despite no increase in capacity.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 gets 181hp and higher redline

2019 Mazda MX-5 gets 181hp and higher redline

We heard a while back that the next MX-5 would get a power bump up to 181hp. That rumor first started circulating in March, now the power bump is official for Japan and will indeed mean that the lithe little MX-5 has 181 hp. There are some other tidbits that the 2019 MX-5 will get along with the extra power.

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Adding a turbo to the 2018 Mazda6 is surprisingly affordable

Adding a turbo to the 2018 Mazda6 is surprisingly affordable

Mazda has priced up the 2018 Mazda6, with its handsome midsize sedan packing a turbocharged engine option for the first time. Unveiled at the LA Auto Show last November, the new Mazda6 keeps the classic styling of the old model, but throws in higher-quality materials and more tech for the cabin, as well as a brand new drivetrain under the hood.

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2019 Mazda MX-5 tipped for power bump to 181hp

2019 Mazda MX-5 tipped for power bump to 181hp

Mazda MX-5 fans have been calling for more power for a long time, but Mazda has been hesitant to give fans what they want. Mazda has long held that the car is more about driving enjoyment than performance leaving owners and fans heading to the aftermarket for more power. Information circulating is now hinting at a decent power bump for the 2019 MX-5.

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2018 Mazda6 makes LA debut with torquey turbo engine

2018 Mazda6 makes LA debut with torquey turbo engine

At first glance you'd be forgiven for thinking the LA Auto Show 2017 was all about new SUVs, but Mazda has bucked the trend with the refreshed 2018 Mazda6 sedan. The handsome four-door has been looking a little long in the tooth compared to rivals, not least with what's to be found under the hood. Now, there's a new turbocharged engine option.

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Mazda Kai Concept and Vision Coupe need to go into production

Mazda Kai Concept and Vision Coupe need to go into production

Mazda is showing off two of the best looking concept cars in the entire Tokyo Motor Show with its Kai Concept and Vision Coupe. If the next Mazda 3 series looks like the Kai Concept, Mazda will have hit a home run. The sleek shooting brake style is very appealing and the concept has a very sporty appearance.

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2017 Mazda CX-5: 5 Things You Need To Know

2017 Mazda CX-5: 5 Things You Need To Know

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 is a near-complete redesign of the brand's strong-selling compact crossover, and it comes hot on the heels of last year's unusual 2016.5 model year refresh. With striking looks, simplified drivetrain offerings, and a focus on answering the complaints lodged by previous owners as well as those from SUV shoppers who passed on Mazda's entry, the latest CX-5 manages to maintain much of its fun-to-drive edge over the competition in what has traditionally been a dynamically dull segment. Check out these 5 things you need to know about the 2017 Mazda CX-5 crossover.

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Toyota and Mazda team on EVs, V2V and the Millennial menace

Toyota and Mazda team on EVs, V2V and the Millennial menace

Toyota and Mazda are teaming up on new electric cars, as well as vehicle production in the US and car-to-car communications. The deal, announced today, will see the Japanese automakers collaborate not only on new models but on how and where they're produced, as well as see each take a stake in the other's business. For Mazda in particular, it's a shortcut to getting into the EV business.

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5 things you need to know about the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

5 things you need to know about the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Mazda isn't going to build a coupe version of its iconic MX-5 Miata roadster, so please stop asking. What it will do is try to dip back into the nearly 50/50 split it had on the previous-generation Miata between soft-top and power-retractable hardtop models by way of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. Those two letters stand for 'retractable fastback,' and signal to buyers that this unique take on open-air motoring is as close to a fixed-roof Miata as you'll find in the automaker's current showroom.

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2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive: Obsession pays off

2017 Mazda CX-5 First Drive: Obsession pays off

Mazda finds itself in a tricky spot. The CX-5 is due for a refresh; however, it's also the best-selling car in the company's US line-up. Sales in 2016, in fact, accounted for a quarter of all Mazda purchases in the US. Get it wrong, and the 2017 CX-5 could end up doing more harm than good.

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2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF First Drive: Hard top, easy decision

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF First Drive: Hard top, easy decision

If the 2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF aims to introduce some hard-top practicality to the iconic little roadster, does it run the risk of losing what makes a Miata, well, a Miata? That should've been the question we asked when the Japanese company unveiled the RF at the New York Auto Show a year ago: instead, we were too busy being wowed by its innovative retractable roof and achingly pretty design. Fast forward to today, with the first of the MX-5 RF Launch Edition cars reaching the initial 1,000 buyers and the regular versions landing in Mazda dealerships, it's time to get behind the wheel and ask the tough questions.

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The 2017 Mazda CX-5 got a reboot: Here’s what it costs

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 got a reboot: Here’s what it costs

Mazda has priced up the new 2017 CX-5, replacing its best-selling model with a revamped version that boosts spec and refinement. The new CX-5 kicks off at $24,045 (plus $940 destination), Mazda confirmed today. Three trim levels will be offered, as well as a selection of options packages and a choice of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

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