The last third generation Mazda Mx-5 Miata has been built. Torque News knew it was coming and today our contact at Mazda has confirmed that the final Gen 3 was produced in January.
Here at Torque News we are fortunate to have the chance to do frequent one-week tests of cars from Mazda.
In the March 2015 Issue of Car and Driver, the magazine singles out the 2015 Mazda3 as having the best interior of any vehicle under $30K. That is high praise for the vehicle, but not new news.
This past week Yutaka Katayama passed away at age 105. Known as Mr. K to Nissan insiders, he was instrumental in building the Datsun brand in the US.
We recently put the 2015 Mazda3 Grand Touring 2.5 up against a more expensive Audi A3 and explained why we found them to be very comparable cars.
In 2012, Mazda introduced its flagship Mazda6 as a fully redesigned model. For 2016, Mazda will make changes to the look and feel of the Mazda6 to keep the model popular.
Mazda introduced the CX-5 in 2012. It did not take long for the compact crossover to become one of Mazda’s top-selling vehicles.
Mazda’s newest vehicle, the 2016 CX-3 subcompact crossover, will share the Kodo “Soul of motion” design that we all associate with the Mazda Zoom-Zoom philosophy.
Audi advertises its A3 as starting at $29,900. Throw every option you can at a Mazda3 and it will top out around $29,500.
For the past couple of years the Mazda3 was available with a great manual transmission, or a great 2.5-liter, 184 horsepower engine, but not both together.
The blogosphere is all a titter with speculation around the next 2016 Fiat sport car model.
Earlier this year Torque News tested a $25,310 Mazda6 Touring with a stick shift. This week we are testing the $29,510 2015 Hyundai Sonata Sport 2.0T.
Mazda has a handful of great looking cars and crossovers. The Mazda3 and CX-5 both look good on the road and rival premium makes’ designs.