Category: Mazda UK

Mazda’s subsequent technology KODO design – sculpting with gentle

Launched in 2010, Mazda’s distinctive KODO design philosophy and its skill to breathe vitality into the automotive has been the driving power behind the a number of award-winning styling of the present Mazda vary. With the pleasure of possession a key principal of Mazda’s Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 long run growth imaginative and prescient, KODO design stays central to the corporate’s need to consistently enhance the model and push design high quality to the extent of artwork. Constructing on this latest design success, the revealing of the three newest Mazda idea autos showcases the distinctive class which encapsulates the following evolutionary stage of KODO design; the RX-VISION in 2015, and the 2017 VISION COUPE and KAI CONCEPT compact hatchback -the latter a design research incorporating sturdy visible clues as to the styling of the forthcoming all-new Mazda3. This new imaginative and prescient retains the vitality of KODO design however now targets....




The within story of the Race of Remembrance 2018

Like all first rate pastimes, motor-racing is many issues. It’s exhilarating, difficult, rewarding, enjoyable and might thrill you went it goes properly as it will probably get you down when it doesn’t. However, if I’m being trustworthy, it’s not often, if ever, vital. I’ve been racing automobiles for 25 years – together with three 24 hour races in varied Mazdas – however whereas racing undoubtedly has a sure addictive high quality to it, I’ve by no means seen in make a distinction to anybody’s life. That’s till final 12 months. Final 12 months a Forces Charity referred to as Mission Motorsport invited me to participate in an occasion referred to as the Race of Remembrance. It’s a 12 hour race that runs over the Remembrance Sunday weekend in November on the Anglesey Circuit. The automobiles race for six hours on Saturday afternoon and night, primarily at the hours of darkness,....


All-new Mazda3 to debut at Los Angeles Motor Present

Mazda Motor Company introduced at the moment that the all-new Mazda3 will make its world premiere on the Los Angeles Motor Present, open to the general public from 30th November to the 9th December, with press days on the 28th and 29th November. The all-new Mazda3 adopts a richer interpretation of Mazda’s KODO design philosophy, which embodies the essence of Japanese aesthetics. In the meantime, basic efficiency attributes have been raised to a brand new degree. Subsequent era SKYACTIV-Car Structure allows individuals to benefit from their pure sense of steadiness and the most recent SKYACTIV engines supply responsive management of auto pace in any driving state of affairs. The arrival of all-new Mazda3 marks the start of an entire new era of Mazda automobiles that may ship new dimensions of driving pleasure to prospects all over the world.




Mazda’s new SKYACTIV-X engine takes the 2018 Scottish Automotive of the Yr Know-how Award

The Affiliation of Scottish Motoring Writers (ASMW) has acknowledged Mazda’s forthcoming SKYACTIV-X engine with the Know-how Award at their annual awards ceremony. SKYACTIV-X is the world’s first business petrol engine to make use of compression ignition, wherein the fuel-air combination ignites spontaneously when compressed by the piston.   Mazda’s proprietary combustion methodology -Spark Managed Compression Ignition (SPCCI) – combines the spark ignition of a petroleum engine with the compression ignition of a diesel making certain that SKYACTIV-X delivers the free-revving character of a petroleum engine with the gas economic system, low CO2, torque and response of a diesel engine. Having skilled a prototype SKYACTIV-X engine earlier this 12 months ASMW President, John Murdoch stated: “it’s very clear this revolutionary petrol engine has the potential to present clients the very best bits of petrol and diesel in a single package deal. With the promise of a class-leading mixture of efficiency, low....


Mazda achieves report half-year world gross sales

Mazda Motor Company beat the earlier yr’s report for world car gross sales within the first half of fiscal 2018-19, promoting a complete of 796,000 items around the globe. With this efficiency, Mazda exceeded the report achieved final yr by 1.7%. Demand for the corporate’s crossover fashions remained robust worldwide and the introduction of a number of up to date fashions – Mazda6, CX-Three and MX-5 – drove gross sales momentum in direction of the top of the primary half.  As within the first quarter, the ASEAN area noticed the very best year-on-year improve in car turnover within the half from 1 April to 30 September, with unit gross sales surging 28% to 66,000, Japan contributed to the expansion with a 6.7% raise in gross sales to 103,000 items. North America offered 222,000 items, a 1.6% rise on final yr’s half-year figures. Gross sales in Europe* have been 135,000 items,....




Mazda expands its progressive personalised automobile shopping for scheme with an accredited Mazda MyWay vendor for Better Manchester

Automobile consumers throughout Better Manchester are set to learn from a brand new and highly-convenient approach to check drive, choose, purchase and repair a brand new or Authorised Used Mazda. With comfort on the coronary heart of the idea, the MyWay scheme permits clients to have interaction with Mazda with out the necessity to go to a bodily dealership. When a MyWay prospect requests a check drive the automobile is purchased to them at their residence or administrative center by a Mazda Model Champion for a no obligation check drive.   Launched in July 2015 the ground-breaking Mazda MyWay scheme was designed to supply a first-class buyer expertise to the greater than 40,000 central London retail automobile consumers not at the moment inside simple attain of a Mazda dealership. Three years later this progressive shopper centered scheme has delivered greater than 400 vehicles within the capital. Largely recruited from outdoors....


Jo Stenuit appointed Mazda Europe Design Director

Mazda Motor Europe introduced right now that Jo Stenuit (49) would be the manufacturers new European Design Director. Jo succeeds Kevin Rice who left Mazda in August 2018. Jo, a graduate of the Royal School of Artwork in London, has been a part of the Mazda design group in Europe for over twenty years and has held varied positions at Mazda’s European design centre in Oberursel, Germany. Most not too long ago he was Head of Inside Design and Model Type, being answerable for uplifting the Mazda model in Europe. He has been lead inside designer of the 2 idea vehicles Kiyora (2008) and Hakaze (2007) in addition to of the earlier era of the Mazda3 (2008). He additionally spent two years in Mazda’s world headquarters in Hiroshima growing the inside design of the Mazda CX-7 (2004-2006). “Due to our award-winning KODO – Soul of Movement design philosophy, Mazda designers....




Mazda backs carbon-neutral biofuel analysis

Mazda is presently concerned in joint analysis initiatives and research as a part of an ongoing industry-academia-government collaboration to advertise the wide-spread adoption of biofuels from microalgae development. As a part of its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030‘ long-term expertise growth programme, the corporate is dedicated to lowering its common ‘Effectively-to-Wheel’ CO2 emissions to 50% of 2010 ranges by 2030, and to 90% by 2050. Anticipating that inner combustion engines mixed with some type of electrification will nonetheless account for round 95% of the autos it produces in 2030, and that liquid gasoline will stay dominant within the automotive till not less than 2040, Mazda considers a renewable liquid gasoline important to drastic CO2 discount. As a result of, when burnt, algae biofuel solely releases CO2 lately faraway from the environment through photosynthesis because the algae grows.   Mazda considers its growth to be essential to attaining the carbon-neutrality of automobiles powered....


New Mazda6 achieves 5 Star Euro NCAP score

The 2018 Mazda6 has been awarded the utmost 5 star score by Euro NCAP in its newest sequence of checks. That is the primary Mazda to realize an total 5 star score underneath the brand new, extra stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness rankings. Key to the brand new Mazda6’s success is a rise within the rigidity of its impact-absorbing but light-weight SKYACTIV-Physique structure, a fair wider vary of superior i-ACTIVSENSE security applied sciences to assist drivers determine potential dangers and cut back the chance of injury or harm, and an improved pedestrian safety efficiency. Of the 4 check classes concerned within the Euro NCAP rankings – Grownup Occupant, Baby Occupant, Weak Street Consumer (pedestrian security) and Security Help, the brand new Mazda6 bettered or equalled three out of 4 scores achieved by its predecessor in 2013. The brand new Mazda6’s Grownup Occupation rating improved by three% to an distinctive 95%,....




Mazda’s new Mk1 MX-5 restoration service in Japan completes its first automotive

  “I wish to hold driving my Mk1 MX-5 eternally.” It’s a request Mazda has heard from followers of its iconic sports activities automotive for nearly 30 years. Mazda shares the identical ardour to maintain these much-loved older fashions on the highway. So, in December 2017, the Mk1 MX-5 restoration service was launched in Japan, serving to to make these desires of a manufacturing unit restored Mk1 MX-5 come true for Japanese roadster followers.  The restoration scheme takes in much-loved classics and returns them to their house owners pretty much as good as new. “We’ve been attending fan conferences for years and listening to our clients,” says former MX-5 Program Supervisor, now Roadster Ambassador, Nobuhiro Yamamoto. “Our motto was to construct ‘A automotive that makes all people glad.’ And this was the defining attribute of the Mk1 roadster when it was born in 1989. We’re so proud that to this present day individuals nonetheless appear happier having it of....


Mazda broadcasts new European R&D Vice President

Hajime Seikaku is the brand new Vice President of Mazda’s European Analysis & Growth Centre efficient 1 October 2018. The 53 yr outdated involves the Oberursel, Germany facility from Mazda’s Automobile Growth Division in Japan. Hajime Seikaku, Vice President Mazda Motor Europe GmbH, Basic Supervisor Mazda European R&D Centre Previous to that, he served in varied automobile and components growth capacities for each Mazda and Ford in Europe and Japan. Seikaku first joined Mazda in 1987 after graduating in electrical engineering at Shibaura Institute of Expertise in Tokyo. “Mr. Seikaku brings a wealth of auto growth experience and is aware of the necessities and preferences of European market and its clients very effectively,” says Mazda Motor Europe President & CEO Jeff Guyton. “We’re delighted to have somebody be part of us with such a useful stage of expertise after greater than 30 years at Mazda.” Seikaku succeeds Matsuhiro Tanaka, 57,....




Double podium for Mazda at Petit Le Mans

The pair of Soul Pink Crystal Mazda RT24-P prototypes completed second and third within the grueling Petit Le Mans at Street Atlanta on Saturday night time, securing their podium positions proper because the checkered flag fell. After qualifying in second and third, each Mazdas factored into the battle for the Prototype race lead all through the ten-hour race. Nevertheless, the 2 automobiles took completely different paths to the rostrum within the remaining IMSA race of the season. The No. 77 Castrol/ModSpace Mazda RT24-P pushed by Lucas di Grassi, Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez had a comparatively trouble-free run, main a number of occasions all through the race. The No. 55 Mazda RT24-P, began by Jonathan Bomarito and likewise pushed by Marino Franchitti and Spencer Pigot, led the early levels of the race. Contact pressured the crew to alter each the nostril and tail of the Mazda RT24-P, and the drivers....


Mazda hoping for robust finish to season at 2019 Petit Le Mans

Lucas Di Grassi and Marino Franchitti will be part of Mazda Crew Joest for the ten-hour Petit Le Mans, the season-ending occasion of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Di Grassi will be part of Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez within the Quantity 77 Mazda RT24-P. Di Grassi is a Method 1 veteran and a former Method E champion, but in addition has in depth sports activities automotive expertise with Crew Joest within the World Endurance Championship with a greatest end of second on the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2014. Franchitti will be part of Jonathan Bomarito and Spencer Pigot within the Quantity 55 Mazda RT24-P. Franchitti is a sportscar racing veteran who has an total victory on the 12 Hours of Sebring on his CV in addition to a category victory at Petit Le Mans with Mazda, and was part of Mazda’s American Le Mans Collection lineup in....




Mazda Netherlands launches new MX-5 racing collection

Mazda Motor Netherlands has annouced a brand new official Dutch Championship for the newest 2.Zero-litre MX-5. Formally supported by Mazda Motor Netherlands, the brand new one-make collection will assist the favored Dutch Supercar Problem from subsequent season. With a purchase order worth of round €30,000, the Dutch race model of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 will produce about 195hp and comes equiped with slick tyres, upgraded suspension and brakes, plus full competitors security gear.  Complete Netherlands and Hankook Tyres have already signed up as a sponsor for this new Dutch collection, which is being organised by V-Max Racing occasions.   “The Mazda MX-5 Cup shall be a part of our program with different courses that we set up, such because the spectacular Supercar Problem, which implies that we are going to take part in crucial public occasions within the Netherlands and Belgium,” says Dick van Elk, director of V-Max Racing. “Examples of....


Mazda rotary engine to return as EV range-extender

Mazda will launch its first Electrical Autos (EV) in 2020 as a part of its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030‘ long-term know-how improvement programme. Mazda will initially launch two battery EVs. One powered solely by battery, the opposite pairing a battery with Mazda’s small, light-weight and exceptionally quiet rotary engine as a range-extender. The range-extender will recharge the battery when vital to extend the automobile’s driving vary, eliminating the vary nervousness which continues to bother a excessive proportion of battery EV customers. The rotary engine’s small measurement and excessive energy output make a number of electrification know-how options doable through a shared packaging structure. Making the most of the rotary engine’s compatibility with gaseous fuels, the rotary-powered vary extender is designed to additionally burn liquefied petroleum gasoline and supply a supply of electrical energy in emergencies.  Mazda Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 Anticipating that inner combustion engines mixed with some type of electrification will....




Mazda expands its progressive personalised automotive shopping for scheme with the launch of accredited Mazda MyWay sellers

Launched in July 2015 the ground-breaking Mazda MyWay scheme was designed to supply a first-class buyer expertise to the greater than 40,000 central London retail automotive consumers not presently inside straightforward attain of a Mazda dealership. Three years later this progressive client centered scheme has delivered greater than 400 vehicles within the capital. With comfort on the coronary heart of the idea, the MyWay scheme permits clients to check drive, choose, purchase and repair a Mazda with out the necessity to go to a bodily dealership. When a MyWay prospect requests a take a look at drive the automotive is purchased to them at their residence or place of job by a Mazda Model Champion for a no obligation take a look at drive. If the choice is taken to purchase, the shopper merely configures the automotive on-line earlier than receiving a quote from supporting sellers inside 24 hours.  ....


Mazda wins ‘Finest New Automobile Finance’ title within the 2018 Parkers New Automobile Awards

Mazda has been honoured by Parkers for its shopper finance programme. The main automotive evaluations website has given Mazda the ‘Finest New Automobile Finance’ title in its annual New Automobile Awards. Commenting on the award, Parkers finance editor, Chris Lloyd stated: ‘Mazda wins the Parkers New Automobile Finance award as a result of its nice worth PCP offers, which embody low APR prices – with interest-free credit score choices obtainable – plus massive deposit contribution reductions. Consequently, whichever Mazda you select, you will be assured you’re getting an excellent deal. Moreover, Mazda gears its PCP finance to go away loads of ‘fairness’ on the finish of the contract. That signifies that you must have some worth left within the automotive to place in direction of the deposit in your subsequent one whenever you come to vary automotive. It’s this accountable, customer-centric method and really aggressive month-to-month funds that secured Mazda....




Late-race incident robs Bomarito and Tincknell of Prototype victory

A dominating efficiency for the quantity 55 Mazda RT24-P went unrewarded as Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell completed in fourth place on Sunday afternoon on the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Beginning the race from the fourth place, Bomarito superior two positions to second place earlier than pitting to show the automobile over to Tincknell on the first cease. After the spherical of pit stops was accomplished, Tinckell had moved to the lead of the race which he continued to develop all through the race till the closing levels. Whereas lapping one other automobile, contact pressured him right into a spin and he fell to sixth place.   Recovering and mounting a robust restoration drive, Tincknell superior two positions and challenged  the third-placed automobile within the closing laps of the race earlier than taking the checkered flag in fourth place. The quantity 77 Castrol/ModSpace Mazda....


Mazda Crew Joest Keen For Shot at Laguna Seca Victory

The following problem for Mazda Crew Joest comes on the acquainted WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, located simply east of Monterey, California. Mazda Crew Joest narrowly missed out on their first victory within the IMSA WeatherTech Sports activities Automobile Championship on the earlier spherical at Street America, when the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P of Harry Tincknell and Jonathan Bomarito led the Prototype class all through the ultimate hour of the race. Earlier than being slowed by a wheel nut failure throughout a pitstop, the No. 77 Castrol/ModSpace Mazda RT24-P of Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez ran strongly within the top-five of the race. This weekend’s race will mark the primary look for the Mazda RT24-P at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. In 2016, Mazda locked out the entrance row of the Prototype class within the IMSA with Nunez taking pole place earlier than he and Bomarito completed in fourth place. Nunez and....




Mazda provides some autumn color with new particular version fashions

Delivering distinctive seems and wonderful worth, Mazda’s newest Mazda2 and CX-Three particular version fashions arrive in dealerships this autumn. In dealerships now, the 2018 Mazda2 Black+ Version prices £15,795 and is restricted to only 500 items. Based mostly on the 9Ops SE-L Nav+, the brand new particular mannequin is distinguished by 16-inch black alloy wheels, rear privateness glass, a roof mounted shark fin antenna and a Sensible Black roof spoiler. The worth proposition is additional enhanced by a selection of free-of-charge Machine Gray Metallic, Dynamic Blue Mica or Deep Crimson Mica paint. Arriving later within the autumn, the 2018 Mazda CX-Three Sport Black+ is predicated on the favored 121ps 2WD SE-L Nav+ mannequin, and comes with a selection of handbook or computerized gearbox. As with the Black+ Mazda2, simply 500 automobiles might be provided to make sure exclusivity and there’s a selection of three free-of-charge paints: on this case Soul....


Mazda Places Historical past On Monitor At Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

Fleet of four-rotor Mazda classic racers to be pushed by fashionable Mazda drivers –  The 4 Mazda North American Operations-entered race vehicles that can take to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the annual Monterey Motorsports Reunion assembly this weekend are all completely different examples of Mazda’s racing historical past, with one frequent thread – they’re all powered by a Mazda four-rotor engine. Mazda’s four-rotor Prototype and GT racers took on the competitors on the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in North America in IMSA’s GTO and GTP courses. The Mazda-owned vehicles are maintained by Mazda employees in order that they might proceed to thrill Mazda followers simply as they once they raced on the world stage.  “The Mazda RT24-P that we race within the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with Mazda Workforce Joest is born from the identical challenger spirit and dedication to ingenious options that created these historic Mazda....




Kevin Rice steps down as Design Director, Mazda Motor Europe

Mazda Motor Europe at this time introduced that Kevin Rice, Design Director Europe, will likely be leaving the corporate after 5 years to pursue a profession outdoors of Mazda. Jeff Guyton, President of Mazda Motor Europe stated: “As a part of the worldwide Mazda design group, Kevin has led a group in Europe who’ve made important contributions to the success of our enterprise each in Europe and globally. We are going to miss his power and fervour and want him each success within the subsequent stage of his profession.” Underneath Kevin’s management in Europe, Mazda has continued to strengthen its uniqueness and management in automotive design and his departure comes at a time when the enterprise has not too long ago recorded its greatest ever world gross sales. Mazda will make an announcement a couple of successor to Kevin on the earliest alternative.


Transport us additional in the direction of our well-to-wheel aim

As said within the Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 imaginative and prescient, Mazda is striving to resolve points going through folks, the earth and society. A part of this long run imaginative and prescient is to cut back the carbon dioxide emissions from a well-to-wheel perspective, contemplating emissions over the car´s total life-cycle. So it’s nice information that our new car logistics companion MOL transport has launched its latest ship: a vessel that reduces CO2 emissions by means of optimised loading and the most recent in marine expertise. The time period “automotive provider” means a cargo ship designed and constructed particularly to move numerous forms of self-propelled cargoes, from passenger automobiles to building equipment. This kind of ship was invented in Japan and Tokyo-based MOL was the primary firm to launch a automotive provider in 1965. For greater than 130 years, MOL has been transport automobiles and different items worldwide. When MOL....




Up to date 2018 Mazda CX-Three on sale from 31st August

Having made its world debut on the New York Motor Present in March, Mazda has introduced UK pricing and specification for the 2018 Mazda CX-Three. On sale from the 31st August, the up to date CX-Three is obtainable in a simplified eight mannequin line-up that sees the debut of a brand new SKYACTIV-D 1.Eight-litre diesel engine, plus a bunch of know-how and inside enhancements. Visually, the 2018 Mazda CX-Three is distinguished by a revised grille, whereas the darker aspect pillar therapy enhances the sweeping coupe-like profile of this sporty small SUV. Mazda’s signature Soul Purple Crystal Metallic paint can be now out there on the CX-Three. Supplied in SE Nav+, SE-L Nav+ and Sport Nav+ trim: all automobiles, except the entry-level 121ps SE Nav+, function entrance LED fog lights and rear privateness glass, whereas Sport Nav+ automobiles have 18-inch silver alloy wheels, LED headlights, signature LED taillights and chrome impact....


Report on gas economic system and emission testing confirms no improper alteration or falsification of take a look at information by Mazda

Following a request made by Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), issued to Japanese automakers on July 9 2018 after the invention of fraudulent testing practices at different corporations, Mazda Motor Company submitted a report back to MLIT on the outcomes of an investigation into its pattern testing of gas economic system and emissions throughout remaining car inspections.   The investigation lined JC081 and WLTC2 testing modes and the important thing findings of the report are:   No improper alteration or falsification of take a look at information in both mode.   Check information containing pace hint errors* was present in 72 instances out of 1,472 autos examined beneath the JC08 mode. The corporate has recognized two causes for these errors. Firstly, the system was not set as much as mechanically invalidate outcomes when a pace hint error occurred. Secondly, take a look at procedures left the....