The Mazda lineup is becoming increasingly difficult to understand. Once upon a time there was the Mazda2, Mazda3, and Mazda6 and it was easy to follow the progression (not forgetting the MX-5 and RX-8 sports cars). Then along came the SUVs, denoted by a CX in front of the number — CX-3, CX-5, CX-8 and CX-9. All good so far, except perhaps for CX-3 which actually sits on the same platform as Mazda2, making it smaller than its name might suggest. More recently the CX-30 and MX-30 were added, including… Read more


It appears the CX-60 has inveigled its way into the Mazda sports utility vehicle family with the bearing of an imperious European aristocrat. Indeed, an industry specialist who deals with vehicle brands daily says, at first sight, the CX-60 reminded him a lot of a Jaguar. Mazda makes no bones about taking the Yellow Brick Road to a spot ‘over the rainbow’ inhabited by the best mid-size SUVs around and the CX-60 debuts with three sophisticated new powertrains – inline-six turbocharged petrol and diesel engines, in mild hybrid guise, plus… Read more


Mazda Australia has released details of its MY 2023 Mazda3 hatchback and sedan due to arrive here in July. The Mazda3 powertrain has been streamlined to comprise of the Skyactiv G 2.0 and 2.5-litre engines, which are both mated to the 6-speed Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission. G20 models also receive an upgrade to the Skyactiv G 2.0-litre petrol engine, with cylinder deactivation and other improvements to the combustion process resulting in lower CO2 emissions without compromising on performance or driveability. Fuel consumption improves by 5 per cent to 5.9 L/100km for… Read more


The Mazda CX-30 is a small-medium SUV that squeezes into the space between the company’s original SUVs, the compact CX-3 and the mid-sized CX-5. Between them, these three vehicles accounted for around 55 per cent of total Mazda sales in 2022 and were a major factor in the brand being locked solidly into second place behind Toyota in total sales. Adding to the mix is the MX-30 which shares the same platform as the CX-30, but with a sleeker design. All models have an EV component, either petrol/electric hybrid or… Read more


The smallest vehicle in the Mazda range, the Mazda2 will celebrate its 21st year on the Australian market this year with an extensive upgrade. Up front, the fascia has been given a new black or body colour grille, while the addition of a sleeker bumper design creates a streamlined new look. All Mazda2 hatchbacks also sport an asymmetrically placed colour accent on the front grille and rear bumper. Hatchback variants, as well as the top-of-the-line GT sedan, are treated to a redesigned rear bumper, which accentuates the two body styles’… Read more