76% of Mazda MX-5 buyers go manual vs. 33% of Toyota 86 buyers

76% of Mazda MX-5 buyers go manual vs. 33% of Toyota 86 buyers

Posted: May 17, 2019

In the US, 76% of Mazda MX-5 soft tops are sold with a manual transmission, but this number drops to 52% for the retractable hardtop RF model.

Mazda developing I6 engines, mild hybrids, new large car platform

Mazda developing I6 engines, mild hybrids, new large car platform

Posted: May 15, 2019

Mazda has revealed, via slides in its annual presentation to investors, that it is developing two I6 engines and a new large car architecture.

Mazda 3 sedan (2003-2007, BK, first generation) photos

Mazda 3 sedan (2003-2007, BK, first generation) photos

Posted: May 12, 2019

The 2003 Mazda 3 replaced the Protege/323 range, and featured more interesting styling, a modern interior, a new platform, and a fun handling.

Mazda 3 hatch (2003-2007, first generation, BK) photos

Mazda 3 hatch (2003-2007, first generation, BK) photos

Posted: May 11, 2019

The 2003 Mazda 3 hatch looks similar to the sedan, but has a completely unique body and unique rear hatch section. Available with a selection of I4 engines.

Mazda RX-8 (2002-2008, first generation) photos

Mazda RX-8 (2002-2008, first generation) photos

Posted: May 7, 2019

The 2002-2008 Mazda RX-8 had a 1.3L Renesis Wankel engine with 173kW (232hp) and 216Nm (159 lb-ft) when paired with a 6-speed manual.

Mazda Miata (2005, NB, MX-5, second generation) photos

Mazda Miata (2005, NB, MX-5, second generation) photos

Posted: May 7, 2019

The NB Mazda Miata is based on the same platform as the original model, but had a new exterior, updated interior, and more powerful engine options.

Mazda 3 hatch (2019, BP, fourth generation, USA) photos

Mazda 3 hatch (2019, BP, fourth generation, USA) photos

Posted: Apr 29, 2019

The 2019 Mazda 3 hatch has a more controverisal design, torsion beam rear axle, a luxury grade interior, and a standard 2.5L I4 in the USA.

2020 Toyota Yaris hatch: Yep, it’s a Mazda 2 with an ugly grille

2020 Toyota Yaris hatch: Yep, it’s a Mazda 2 with an ugly grille

Posted: Apr 14, 2019

The 2020 Toyota Yaris hatch for the US is Mazda 2 with different headlamps and an ugly fish mouth grille, and is a big upgrade from the old model.

2019 Mazda 6 loses its manual transmission option in the USA

2019 Mazda 6 loses its manual transmission option in the USA

Posted: Mar 28, 2019

The 2019 Mazda 6 will not be offered with a manual transmission because no-one’s buying it any more, which, of course, is a damn shame.

2020 Mazda CX-30 splits the difference between the CX-3 and CX-5

2020 Mazda CX-30 splits the difference between the CX-3 and CX-5

Posted: Mar 9, 2019

The new Mazda CX-30 is sized between the CX-3 and CX-5, and will go on sale in many markets across the world as a compliment to those existing SUVs.