The 2016 Mazda CX-9 Redesign Introduces Fresh And Exciting Changes

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 new 2016 Mazda CX-9 redesigned SUV is available now at Wantagh Mazda!

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Under the hood, the outgoing V6 has been replaced by a refined 2.5-liter four-cylinder, capable of outputting 310 lb-ft of torque.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.

Mazda MX-5 Wins Two 2016 World Car Awards

Mazda MX-5 Wins Two 2016 World Car AwardsThe 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.”

Mazda CX-9 Wins EBONY Luxury Vehicle Award

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.

Mazda CX-9 Wins EBONY Luxury Vehicle AwardThis 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.

2017 to Bring New Mazda Headquarters Location

Mazda Headquarters LocationMazda’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!

New ‘Rocket Bunny Miata’ Images Surface Online with Special Bodykit

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!

MX-5 Limited Edition Tops Miata Lineup

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!

The Future Is Here and It’s Stylish: Meet the Mazda RX-VISION Concept

Mazda Foundation Accepting Applications

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.

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.

Mazda’s China Sales Sky High

It’s no secret China has one of the fastest growing automotive markets in the world. Although somewhat slow in the first half of 2015, that hasn’t stopped Mazda from pulling ahead of the pack. Japan’s fifth-largest automaker has found its sporty designs are hitting home with the newest class of drivers.

Mazda CX-5 Boosted Mazda’s China Sales
Mazda CX-5 Boosted Mazda’s China Sales

China’s car sales grew 1.4% in the first six months of 2015, the lowest in six years. Meanwhile, Mazda’s China sales saw the best first half ever with a 17% increase. The sporty CX-5 SUV and Axela and Atenza sedans boosted sales dramatically.

“Other cars are either too round or stocky, but the CX-5 has more of a flowing character,” said Xu Duo, 27, who bought Mazda’s sport utility vehicle last year.

Yale Zhang, the head of Automotive Foresight, believes the “German myth,” which states that German brands are better than all others, is being broken.

Rather than aiming to take control of more market share, Mazda is focusing on its branding instead. Too small to compete with the likes of General Motors and Ford, both of which are involved in a price war, Mazda isn’t offering discounts and cutting prices. Instead, the automaker is monitoring dealer inventories to ensure price stability.

We here at Wantagh Mazda are proud to offer sporty vehicles at competitive prices!