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.
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.
Though few could complain that the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has a lackluster design – technicians at the TRA Kyoto shop have amped up the new Miata with one of their signature Rocket Bunny Wide Bodykits.
The Rocket Bunny kit seriously widens the look of the new MX-5 Miata, with hugely enlarged front and rear fenders – in addition to the signature Rocket Bunny rear wings and rollcage.
It’s clear that the model has been adapted for racing, and it’s a safe bet that the MX-5 Miata with Rocket Bunny kit will be a force to be reckoned with on the tracks. Luckily, a sneak peek of a race-ready version can be seen here.
Plus, the Rocket Bunny Miata will be making an appearance at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, where it is sure to be in good company with other stunning models.
You can check out some photos of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata tricked out with Rocket Bunny kit here, thanks to Autoevolution. What do you think? Visit us anytime at Wantagh Mazda to explore and discuss the latest Mazda models, bodykits, and more!
It’s finally here, folks! The first ever Miata special edition is hitting roadways in the form of the Recaro Limited Edition. The hot roadster comes with plenty of special features and a different look that appeals to drivers everywhere. Unfortunately, drivers everywhere won’t be able to get behind the wheel of the latest Miata.
The Recaro Limited Edition is only seeing a production run of 600 units and all of those majestic cars will be sold exclusively in the United Kingdom. As you’d imagine, the Recaro Limited Edition is a right-hand drive, but that isn’t all that sets it apart.
Color choices include silver or red. The Limited Edition comes with Recaro leather seats with microsuede inserts, red stitching, and red piping. There’s more microsuede with red stitching on the dashboard as well as the shifter and handbrake trim. Mazda topped it all off with special 17-inch wheels, black mirrors, and a plaque.
The Mazda MX-5 Miata Recaro Limited Edition converts to a price just under $37,000, fitting considering it tops the lineup.
While the first MX-5 limited edition model won’t be coming to the States, it’s a good look at what we could expect in the future!
We here at Wantagh Mazda can’t wait to see the latest and greatest model on the Miata lineup!
At this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda released its new rotary-powered Mazda RX-VISION Concept. Powered by a next-gen, SKYACTIV-R engine, this elegant and aggressively-styled vehicle is a snapshot of the future, according to Mazda.
The first rotary-powered engine produced by Mazda came out in 1967; they have spent the 40+ decades since bettering, empowering, and perfecting this amazingly efficient technology.
The Mazda RX-VISION Concept is a rear-wheel drive sports car with one of the most innovative and distinguished KODO-proportioned exteriors. The rotary-powered engine means improved power output, increased fuel economy, and overall durability.
The style of the RX-VISION Concept just screams of “tomorrow.” It’s futuristic in design and even if you know nothing of engineering, you know that this vehicle is aerodynamic (and really really fast). This car is going to be a head-turner once it hits the road, though there are no official plans to begin mass production just yet.
The 2015 Tokyo Motor Show runs from October 30th through November 8th and this year, we’ll get to see a new Mazda sports car concept. With the exception of a shadowy teaser image, Mazda hasn’t revealed any information about this concept.
Mazda says this concept will bring together the company’s sports car lineage and will seamlessly “condense Mazda’s entire history of sports car development into a single model.” Wow, that sounds pretty amazing.
In addition to this sports car concept, Mazda will have 13 other models on display, including the KOERU crossover concept, two racing-spec MX-5s, and the 110S that was first introduced in 1967. Mazda will also highlight its SkyActiv Technologies and KODO-Soul of Motion design with displays focused on the current lineup.
While we won’t be making the over 6,000-mile trek to Japan this month, we are thankful that we will be able to see the show from afar thanks to the internet.
What do you hope to see in the new Mazda sports car concept?
Sometimes, your heart yearns for a Mazda MX-5 Miata, but your head tells you that you need something that can actually carry your family and their gear. But, with the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3, you please both your heart and your head.
Slash Gear recently test drove the 2016 CX-3 and said it is a crossover that offers you convenience and space without sacrificing fun and, when equipped with the i-ACTIV AWD system, almost feels like you’re driving an MX-5.
Right from first glance, you can tell the CX-3 is something different. It doesn’t look like a crossover version of the compact Mazda2, nor does it appear to be a mini CX-5. It has distinct and attractive styling that perfectly fits its dimensions.
Powering the CX-3 will be a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G engine rated at 146 horsepower and 146 lb-ft of torque. With this engine, you can expect to get 35 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city for the front-wheel drive version of the CX-3. This impressive fuel efficiency doesn’t even require a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and instead uses a SkyActiv-Drive six speed automatic.
Want to see if the 2016 Mazda CX-3 can live up to your expectations? Come take it out for a test drive today at Wantagh Mazda.