Mazda

Mazda targets 11% U.S. sales bump in 2015

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

Mazda expects an 11 percent jump in U.S. sales this year, aided by the launch of the new CX-3 small crossover and redesigned MX-5 Miata roadster, Mazda executives told dealers Friday at the 2015 NADA convention....
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TOM CAREY, MAZDA NATIONAL DEALER ADVISORY COUNCIL

Mazda dealers see chance to explode, Subaru style

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 23, 2015

This summer, with the launch of the CX-3 subcompact crossover, Mazda is getting into a sizzling segment at just the right time. Can the company's U.S. executives and dealers overcome Mazda's underdog status and deliver a breakout hit?...
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Why tomorrow's sports cars will have mixed pedigree

11:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 20, 2015

It would have been unthinkable even a few years ago that Mazda would share the MX-5 Miata with another company....
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Mazda looks to lift loyalty

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Mazda Motor Corp. hopes that quick midcycle makeovers and the addition of a compact crossover will lift the marque's brand loyalty rating closer to the industry average....
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DEALER COUNCIL LEADERS

Mazda nudges dealers to use iPads

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015

Mazda is pushing U.S. dealers to use iPads in the showroom, part of a plan for a customer-friendly experience meant to boost loyalty and speed the brand's growth....
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DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

FCA, GM, Toyota, Subaru drive market to 11% gain

6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Led by double-digit sales increases at Fiat Chrysler, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota and Subaru, the auto industry closed out a stellar 2014 with a blockbuster December as consumers took advantage of year-end deals, lower fuel prices and an improving economy. Light-vehicle sales rose 11 percent in December -- slightly above forecasts -- and 6 percent to 16.53 million for the year. The annualized pace of sales hit 16.92 million units, the third-fastest sales rate of the year....
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Connected cars overtake video games at CES

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2014

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- once known for cutting-edge phones and video games -- now has a new main attraction: cars and light trucks. A record 10 automakers plan to spotlight wares in exhibit space the size of three football fields when the 2015 show opens next month. The amount of display space at CES dedicated to car technologies has almost doubled over the last five years....
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Mazda executives zoom, zoom past dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014

Some car companies say thank you to their dealers with a trip to Hawaii. Racing-mad Mazda executives do it by challenging retailers on the track....
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Mazda expands airbag inflator recall

11:52 am U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2014

Mazda said it will replace driver-side Takata airbag inflators in some 330,000 vehicles in the United States, expanding an earlier effort limited to regions with high humidity....
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Mazda recall of Takata airbags to be expanded nationwide

7:41 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

Mazda will soon expand a recall of vehicles in the U.S. involving potentially defective airbags from Takata, the automaker said today....
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Diesel Mazda6 still on the map

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2014

Despite engineering delays, Mazda still plans to launch a diesel engine in its Mazda6 midsize sedan, the company's top North American executive says....
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STAR POWER

Cars and concepts that glowed in the L.A. spotlight

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

These four concepts and one production model are ready for their close-ups....
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100,000 Mazda6 sedans recalled for tire-monitoring systems

10:17 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

Mazda is recalling about 100,000 of its Mazda6 sedans from the 2014 and 2015 model years because the tire monitoring system may not alert drivers to low tire pressure, U.S. regulators said today....
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Crossover boom moves downscale; Toyota plans to join stampede

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 21, 2014

Prompted by lifestyle changes among Generation Y buyers, Honda, Fiat and Mazda joined the stampede to introduce smaller entries in the booming crossover market as the industry seeks younger buyers....
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Mazda hopes CX-5, Mazda6 facelifts turn heads

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2014

Midsize sedans were once the brown shoes of the US car market: a rational purchase, not an emotional one. Cars such as the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata changed that; now even the Toyota Camry, once the king of the sensible sedans, is being billed by some as a fashion statement....
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Mazda zoom zooms into tiny CUVs with CX-3

11:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2014

With the CX-3, which stands 4 inches taller than a Mazda3 compact five-door from road to roof but 7 inches shorter from bumper to bumper, Mazda joins the growing list of automakers offering off-road looks and premium content in a package that was once considered too small for anything but economy cars....
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Mazda to offer unlimited mileage warranty in Canada

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2014

Mazda Motor Corp. will offer an unlimited mileage warranty to consumers who buy or lease a vehicle in Canada beginning with the 2015 model year, the automaker said today....
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Mazda's next big challenge

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Mazda's recovery is in a fragile state and the automaker is facing challenges in keeping products competitive with the first round of Skyactiv redesigns already halfway over....
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MASAMICHI KOGAI, CEO, MAZDA MOTOR CORP.

Mazda chief: Profit trumps volume, market share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

In June, Masamichi Kogai marked his first anniversary as Mazda Motor Corp. CEO by reaching the company's 2016 operating-profit target two years ahead of schedule. But tougher competition is forcing him to scale back earlier, bullish sales goals. Kogai spoke with Asia Editor Hans Greimel....
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Mazda teases CX-3 subcompact crossover before L.A. premiere

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Mazda will unveil a subcompact crossover called the CX-3 at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month, a rival for models such as the Nissan Juke, Buick Encore and Subaru XV Crosstrek....
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Mazda, Fuji Heavy post big quarterly profit gains on weak yen

6:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 31, 2014

Mazda Motor and Subaru's parent company Fuji Heavy Industries today posted rosy second-quarter profit growth as a weak yen made their exports more lucrative....
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Mazda readies CX-3 for Europe's hot small SUV segment

Oct. 29, 2014 06:01 CET

Mazda will join Europe's hot subcompact SUV segment early next year with the CX-3, a company spokesman said. Mazda will sell more than 25,000 CX-3s in Europe next year, analysts at IHS Automotive predict....
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2014 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

Mazda to unveil CX-3 for small crossover market

8:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2014

Mazda wants a piece of the market for miniaturized crossovers. Next month at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Japanese automaker plans to unveil its rival for models such as the Nissan Juke, Buick Encore and Subaru XV Crosstrek: a high-riding subcompact called the CX-3....
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Mazda may appeal $10 million accident verdict in Ala.

12:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2014

Mazda said it is considering an appeal of an Alabama jury order to pay $9.9 million to the victims of a 2010 crash that resulted in a fuel-fed fire, injuring the driver and killing the only passenger....
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List of 7.8 million vehicles involved in the Takata airbag recalls

6:50 am U.S. ET | Oct. 22, 2014

Owners of the following vehicles are being urged to act immediately on recalls involving potentially defective airbags made by Takata, according to a corrected list distributed late Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration....
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