The Mazda CX-3 awards collection has filled up in the short two years it’s been on the market. Safe, efficient, and powerful, the CX-3 is a favorite in the compact crossover market and has been recognized across the board by prestigious organizations like KBB, Car and Driver, and more.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named both the 2016 and 2017 CX-3 as a Top Safety Pick+, meaning they performed well in crash tests and earned a good rating when equipped with front collision mitigation technology. This designation isn’t awarded easily, and it proves both Mazda’s dedication to creating safe vehicles and the CX-3’s outstanding engineering.
Car and Driver has recognized the CX-3 as a top pick in the subcompact crossover segment, citing its “can-do attitude” and “taut handling with edgy styling.” New York Daily News awarded the CX-3 its City SUV award in its first ever auto awards in 2016, and the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada named it the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year.
The CX-3 is one of the best, most versatile vehicles in its segment, and we’re proud to sell it at Wantagh Mazda. If you’re interested in buying a new CX-3, stop by any time!
One of Mazda’s crowning achievements – among many, of course – is that of the MX-5 Miata. Enthusiasts have seen their fair share of Miata concepts at auto shows over the years, and for good reason; it’s a lightweight, fun, attractive car that takes everything people love about convertibles, sports cars, and Mazda vehicles and puts them together in one car that’s far more affordable than similar offerings on the market. Mazda continued the trend by bringing the MX-5 Speedster Concept to the 2017 North American International Auto Show.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the Speedster. Mazda brought a 2015 MX-5 Speedster to the 2015 SEMA show, then brought it back again just last year. As it is, the current MX-5 Speedster Concept bears a stunning matte white paint job called White Ether, weighs under 2,000 lbs., and shows off an adjustable suspension and racing tires. It’s also notable that the Speedster has no front or rear windshield, instead opting for an air deflector in the front.
Inside, the MX-5 Speedster Concept bears a cool interior design, featuring a predictable two-seating sports car vibe (Why fix what isn’t broken?). Additionally, it also features a distinct, minimalist design that puts all of the focus on driving with a black and orange color scheme. Mazda seems to like the Speedster, so we’re sure to see variations of the model return at a few upcoming auto shows.
Auto shows are often a place for manufacturers to get a little experimental, with brand names often showing off heavily-modified versions of existing models or wildly futuristic concepts. Mazda got in on the craze when it showed up to the Tokyo Auto Salon with two custom Mazda vehicles – more specifically, a modified CX-5 and MX-5 Miata. Tokyo Auto Salon is similar to the United States’ SEMA show so Mazda went all-out giving their entries an extra layer of cool.
The 2017 CX-5 hasn’t debuted on the mass-market yet, having just been revealed about a month ago in Los Angeles. Consequently, Mazda decided to build up even more hype for the crossover by adding more sporty accents to the exterior, such as modified side mirrors, a different front and rear bumper, side skirts, height-adjustable suspension, and 20-inch wheels.
Two MX-5 Miatas are coming along for the show, too. One of them boasts similar upgrades as the 2017 CX-5 – sportier design elements and, inside, Alcantara leather trim – while the other features a Classic Red paint job that gives the MX-5 Miata a nostalgic vibe, recalling the car’s US debut in 1989.
Other custom Mazda vehicles said to make an appearance will be a rumored CX-3 model, as well as the Global MX-5 Cup race car.
The new Mazda CX-5 is premiering at the LA Auto Show in late November, showcasing the latest in the brand’s engineering. This sleek and sporty crossover SUV is ideal for any driver, with a rugged exterior, roomy interior, and the latest technologies. Plus, the new Mazda CX-5 design has some truly stunning improvements for the latest model year.
According to Mazda, the new CX-5 will have a range of new features. This includes an impressive 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter engine with a geared automatic transmission. The CX-5 also builds on the existing Mazda platform, using the ever-popular KODO—Soul of Motion design. Drivers just can’t get enough of the new CX-5.
“Compact crossovers are the most important vehicles in most automakers portfolios these days,” said John Goreham at Torque News. “Aside from trucks, compact crossovers are the largest segment now, ahead of both compact and midsize cars in sales. Mazda’s CX-5 outsells the Miata by more than ten to one and is ahead of Mazda’s second-leading seller, the Mazda3, by a full of month of sales at this point in the year.”
Other new features include improved fenders, dramatic wheels, and a longer hood. A three-row seating setup is ideal for large families, while a tall ride height is perfect for those looking to go off road. We can’t wait to see the new CX-5 in action.
The 2017 Mazda6 design is better than ever. Thanks to some innovative advancements, this model is getting a sharp new look and some exclusive features. Building on the upscale interior which features the KODO Soul of Motion design, the style of this vehicle is both athletic and sophisticated. You won’t be able to takes your eyes off this new model.
According to Mazda, the Mazda6 has been thoroughly updated inside and out. Some design features include 19-inch alloy wheels, leatherette seating, and dual-zone climate control. There are also some rear vents to regulate airflow, and innovative rain-sensing wipers to ensure visibility. Full LED lighting also adds a touch of class, and the Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) will ensure you can always see.
For those looking for added sophistication and refinement, there is the Mazda6 Grand Touring. This trim level comes with navigation to help keep you up to date, as well as leather-trimmed and perforated seating. On top of that, LED fog lights and a signature grille set you apart. You also get a rear lip spoiler and dark alloy wheels.
This award-winning model is getting some sleek upgrades, though this model already looks incredible. Frequently rated as the most striking vehicle on the market, the new Mazda6 is setting itself apart once again.
When designing the all-new CX-9, Mazda had one goal in mind — to deliver a more upscale, quality product without bumping up the price of the affordable, family-friendly crossover. The CX-9 proves its worth as a top family car by accomplishing these goals, creating a vehicle loaded with premium comforts and amenities at an economy car price, perfect for a family on a budget.
For large families, getting into a three-row SUV is always a hassle, what with the need to shift around seats and climb over other passengers. However, the new Mazda CX-9 features the convenience of second-row tilting and sliding seats, making third-row access easier than ever. Rear USB charging ports will also satisfy any teenager with a finicky phone battery. The CX-9 also offers a third-row anchor tether for car seats, and rear sun shades on the windows.
Additionally, the new CX-9 offers standard Three-Zone automatic climate control, meaning passengers can control their own temperature without disturbing other people in the car. No more kids fighting over whether they’re too hot or too cold!
After the previous generation of the CX-9 ran for over 10 years, Mazda knew redesigning the crossover for a competitive segment would give it the boost it needed to succeeded. With all the features needed to make it a top family car, the Mazda CX-9 was made to be an affordable option for large families.
The 2016 Mazda CX-9 represents a brand-new and exciting redesign for the model. It counts as the first major overhaul since the inception of the CX-9 in 2006. The result is a choice in the full-size SUV category that is even more robust and alluring than before.
The goal with the CX-9 redesign was enhancing the drive, improving efficiency, better tech on the inside and increase attractiveness on the outside. Mazda shaved a significant amount of weight from CX-9 this time around. Depending on the configuration, the crossover weighs 200 pounds lighter. Less bulk combined with the available all-wheel drive system and the CX-9 is guaranteed to handle with precision.
Under the hood, the outgoing V6 has been replaced by a refined 2.5-liter four-cylinder, capable of outputting 310 lb-ft of torque. The improvement in fuel efficiency should be somewhere around 20 percent.
Inside the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9, there is a standard 7-inch central infotainment display. Mazda Connect makes smartphone integration a cinch. Enjoy voice commands, Bluetooth functionality and audio streaming with Mazda Connect. An 8-inch display is available as is a Bose premium audio system.
The all-new, redesigned 2016 Mazda CX-9 is yet another example of the design superiority of Mazda! Wantagh Mazda has just received our first batch of new CX-9s, so come get ’em! We have 10 on the lot now, and expect more to arrive in the next couple weeks.
The Mazda MX-5 was the only vehicle to win two awards in the 2016 World Car Awards: It was named the World Car of the Year as well as the World Car Design of the Year. The World Car Awards were established in 2004 by a group of journalists, with the World Design Award being established two years later.
This year, the awards were determined by a 73 journalists from 23 different countries, who narrowed finalists for the World Car of the Year down to the MX-5, the Audi A4, and the Mercedes-Benz GLC. The panel announced the MX-5 was the winner on March 24 at the New York International Auto Show.
The MX-5’s other win, the World Car Design of the Year, marks it as the first Japanese car to win the award in the award’s 10 years of existence. The World Car Awards established this award to recognize innovation in automotive design. Mazda’s General Manager of Design Ikuo Maeda said the award is “proof that our designs can connect with people all over the world.”
The Mazda CX-9 is setting new standard for sophisticated styling, especially since this model just won the EBONY Luxury Vehicle Award. Playfully nicknamed “Pretty Boy” by EBONY, the CX-9 has a new refined exterior, as well as an impressive interior trim selection. If you want luxury, look no further than the 2016 Mazda CX-9 – available Summer 2016.
This model year offers a new Signature trim level, which, according to Mazda, includes Nappa leather, rosewood, real aluminum trim, and a spacious interior. Mazda also utilizes a unique KODO design philosophy, or Soul of Motion, which heightens sleek curves and bold lines. Best of all, LED lighting, 20-inch wheels, and signature grille lighting add extra appeal.
“From its proud grille to its dual exhaust, and everything in between, we’ve designed a vehicle that paints the direction for where we want the Mazda brand to go, now and in the future,” said Julien Montousse, director of design, Mazda North American Operations. “We’re honored to be recognized by EBONY, as we believe CX-9 is a bold crossover that makes a statement in its segment.”
Luxury is about more than just leather seating and other premium material. The new CX-9 also features an intelligent SKYACTIV powertrain system, i-ACTIV all-wheel drive, and a host of driver assist technologies. This model is intelligent and refined, as well as incredible durable. You won’t want to leave the driver’s seat of the new Mazda CX-9.
Mazda’s been in the same location for nearly three decades, but now it’s all going to change. The Japanese automaker has a found a new place to call home near the Irvine Spectrum. Having signed a 10-year lease, Mazda is looking to offer a state-of-the-art facility for the people who work there.
Mazda has occupied its current headquarters since 1987. The space was constructed for the automaker and at five stories, it was the first high-rise development in Irvine. However, the city’s change has also sparked a change in Mazda as well.
The new Mazda headquarters location won’t move far from its current spot, but it will offer a better work environment and customer experience.
“It is one thing to build outstanding vehicles, but the people who work for Mazda must also feel that their workspace is as good as the cars we build,” said Masahiro Moro, president and CEO, MNAO,
At 21 floors, this is the tallest building in Orange County, offering 10-foot floor-to-ceiling glass on every floor. The building itself was awarded and recognized as “Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR.” Mazda will take over the first five floors come 2017.
We here at Wantagh Mazda are happy to see Mazda continuing to develop and grow more in every way possible!