Mazda Sports Car Concept Headed to Tokyo Motor Show

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 sports car 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?

2016 Mazda CX-3 Offers Space without Sacrificing Fun

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.

2016 Mazda CX-3

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.

New Mazda CX-3 Looks Stylish Both Inside and Out

If you’re on board with the recent explosion of SUVs on the new vehicle market, but you don’t quite need all the size of a full-size SUV, the new Mazda CX-3 is the perfect solution for you. The CX-3, a subcompact crossover, brings you all the style and roominess of an SUV in a smaller package—and spreads great new features over all aspects of the exciting model.

On the outside, you’ll see—of course—Mazda’s Kodo Soul of Motion design aesthetic, which gives the CX-3 a bolder, bulkier look. The exterior styling makes it look much more formidable than ever, and with a 63% high-strength steel body, the car’s performance definitely backs up that look. Skyactiv design technology is also woven all throughout the design.

On the interior, the CX-3 comes with a long list of standard features—like cloth seats, a push-start button, a rearview camera, the Mazda Connect infotainment system, and more. Of course, if you upgrade from the Base Sport model to the Touring or Grand Touring model, then you’ll get even more features.

The CX-3 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine tied to a six-speed automatic transmission. You can even equip it with paddle shifters on GT models. The engine works with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and you can get up to 35 mpg with that front-wheel set up. The all-wheel drive, for its part, boasts a 32 mpg highway rating. Come see us at Wantagh Mazda to learn more about the CX-3 today!

Mazda Announces Vastly Improved 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Fuel Economy

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is looking to make a name for itself in a very unexpected way. Mazda’s popular roadster now not only offers more speed and more nimble driving dynamics, but it also has the best EPA-estimated fuel efficiency rating in its history. The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata fuel economy has increased 25 percent over the 2015 model; in fact, it boasts an impressive fuel economy rating of 30 mpg combined, thanks to its new SKYACTIV engine.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Fuel Economy

“SKYACTIV Technology is more than a catchphrase for Mazda; it’s a total effort to increase efficiency, improve performance, safety, and technology and instill each Mazda vehicle with a directness and responsiveness that’s unmatched in the segments in which our vehicles compete,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations. “The 2016 MX-5 shows that a sports car can hit all targets today’s buyers want.”

Mazda helped increase the MX-5’s fuel efficiency through the brand’s “Gram Strategy,” a weight-saving initiative that reduces vehicles’ weight while also increasing their safety. With a reduced weight, the MX-5’s SKYACTIVE-G 2.0-liter engine has enough power to impress even the most finicky performance-lover.

If you are interested in looking at the powerful, yet fuel-efficient MX-5 for yourself, stop in to Wantagh Mazda today!

2015 New York Auto Show Highlights Include Serious Luxury

As any proper New Yorker will tell you – there are plenty of reasons to be proud of the great city of New York. One of many is the New York International Auto Show, which showcases the latest and best models from automakers each year.

Let’s take a look at just a few 2015 New York Auto Show highlights:

  • The Mazda MX-5: The club variant of this stylish fourth-gen Miata got its big debut, with Mazda calling it the “most aggressive” version of the car.
  • The McLaren 570S: This racecar can go from zero to 60 mph in just three seconds, with more than 550 horsepower.
  • The Cadillac CT6: A luxury sedan packed with features, including a “digital rearview mirror” that offers live, streaming video of what’s behind you.
  • The Porsche Boxster Spyder: The fastest, lightest Boxster Spyder yet, which is full of huge advancements from its popular predecessor.
  • The Mercedes-AMG G65: This vehicle gets 600+ horsepower and is designed for impressive off-roading, but it’s also the most expensive SUV on the market.

New York Auto Show Highlights: Mazda MX-5

Do you have any favorites from the 2015 New York Auto Show that we missed?

The Latest 2016 MX-5 Performance Upgrades: Microsoft Develops Virtual Model

If you’re looking to get a sneak peek of the new 2016 MX-5, a downloadable version just became available. You heard right. Mazda recently partnered with Microsoft to develop a virtual version of the new Miata, available on Forza Horizon 2, an Xbox One game. This rare opportunity allows enthusiasts to preview the new model, months before it’s even hit the market.

The Latest 2016 MX-5 Performance Upgrades: Microsoft Develops Virtual Model

According to Mazda, the Microsoft version is incredibly accurate, including some never-before-seen specifications. The 2016 MX-5 performance is set to get some upgrades, including Skyactiv technology and a 150 lb. weight reduction. This information only just became available, thanks to the Forza version of the new sports car.

“Through history, there have been very few purer sports cars than the Mazda MX-5 Miata, and this fourth generation car is no exception,” said Russell Wager, vice president of marketing for Mazda. “In the past, Miata was always a product of the analogue world, but this new 2016 model is the most sophisticated and digital yet.

Although the new MX-5 won’t be on the market until sometime later this year, this debut gives enthusiasts a rare opportunity to experience the model. As the world’s most popular two-seat roadster, according to Guinness World Records, the latest Miata is bound to be a hit.

All-New Mazda MX-5 Production Finally Begins in Japan

Production of the all-new Mazda MX-5 has finally begun at the company’s Ujina Plant No.1 in Hiroshima. The MX-5 is the brand’s most famous model and possibly one of the most iconic roadsters of all time. Thanks to its vehicle engineering philosophy, “the pursuit of driving pleasure,” more than 950,000 MX-5s have been produced by the end of January 2015, making it the world’s best-selling two-seater sports car according to Guinness.

All-New Mazda MX-5 Production Finally Begins in Japan
All-New Mazda MX-5 Production Finally Begins in Japan

The car will first be sold in Japan start this June, where it is known as the Mazda Roaster. It’ll later be progressively rolled out to overseas markets, so we’re hoping to be able to offer it to you at Wantagh Mazda by the end of the year.

With the company’s latest features such as SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO—Soul of Motion design, the fourth-generation MX-5 promises to be the most sensational and complete of its kind. We can’t wait for it to get here at Wantagh Mazda!

Accessorized New MX-5 Concept Headlines Mazda’s Chicago Auto Show Display

Accessorized New MX-5 Concept Headlines Mazda’s Chicago Auto Show Display
New MX-5 Concept Headlines Mazda’s Chicago Auto Show Display (2015 Miata pictured)

An accessorized new MX-5 concept vehicle is headlining the Mazda brand’s Chicago Auto Show display this year—a preview of all the customizable options that will be available on the 2016 Mazda MX-5. The MX-5 rolled onto the stage in Chicago for the very first time in 1989, so it seems a fitting place to return all these years later. We’ll see the new MX-5 in our inventory before the end of the year, so we’re excited to get this first glimpse at all the options available to our customers.

Mazda revealed a teaser image before the show started, which showed a bit of the car’s new backend. Mazda is also looking to get visitors involved very actively at the show this year—they’ve planned tons of activities to support both the 2016 MX-5 Accessories Design Concept and the new Heritage Collection apparel lineups as well. You can get free autographs from MLB players, ride and drive Mazda vehicles, and more.

If you can make it out to the Chicago Auto Show, it’s worth it just to see the new Concept—and it’s even more worth it to check out all the new activities as well. You’ll get a chance to check out the new Mazda MX-5—and figure out how you want to customize it—before it even arrives here at Wantagh Mazda in the third or fourth quarter of the year. Come see us soon to learn more!

Mazda3 Takes Home Best-in-Class Under $20,000 Award from Kiplinger

best-in-class under $20,000

When you have a tight budget for a new car, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice safety, amenities, or even spirited driving. With the 2015 Mazda3, you can get all of this for less than the price of many used cars.

With the Mazda3’s starting price of $19,765, it was been awarded a Best-in-Class under $20,000 award from Kiplinger Personal Finance. This award is given to vehicles that deliver the best overall value, fuel efficiency, resale price, performance, and safety in its class.

Kiplinger writes, “The Mazda3 might be small in stature, but it packs a punch in value. The winner of last year’s Best New Car Award in this category sports above-average resale values, impressive fuel economy and loads of cargo space, whether you choose the sedan or hatchback. Options include a regenerative-braking system to save fuel, plus safety features such as adaptive headlamps and blind-spot monitoring.”

Equipped with Mazda’s Skyactiv Technology, the Mazda3 delivers up to 40 mpg on the highway and offers an exhilarating driving experience. Safety-wise, the Mazda3 has earned a Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Want to see what else the 2015 Mazda3 has to offer? Stop by Wantagh Mazda today.

Mazda2 North American Debut in Montreal Shows Upgrades

The Mazda2 finally made its official North American debut last week – not at the hugely popular North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but at the much quieter Montreal Auto Show.

As sales for subcompact cars rise all over the continent, it makes perfect sense that Mazda would push their latest vehicle, a comfortably sized model with a lower price tag to accompany its smaller carbon footprint.

Experts are detailing the new Mazda2’s grown-up look, receiving clear, cosmetic upgrades from its predecessor for a more contemporary appearance. Additionally, Mazda representatives believe the Mazda2 will have “20 percent better” fuel economy numbers.

With a launch date scheduled for later this year in the summer, it’ll likely be a while before we learn more technical specs about the vehicle after this Mazda2 North American debut, such as its horsepower, torque, and miles per gallon values.

Until then, keep in touch with us at Wantagh Mazda, and pay us a visit to explore a new Mazda vehicle.