Introducing the All-New Mazda MX-30

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Mazda is making the move to electrify its lineup, and it all starts with the upcoming Mazda MX-30. The Mazda MX-30 battery-electric vehicle will launch in the fall of this year in California before rolling out more widely next year, and it will be joined by a plug-in hybrid that brings an iconic piece of Mazda history into the world of tomorrow.

According to President of Mazda North American Operations Jeff Guyton, the upcoming Mazda MX-30 will be the first phase of its adaptation to a changing world. Among the electrified models that will follow are “a series plug-in hybrid with a rotary generator for the Mazda MX-30, a plug-in hybrid for our new large platform, and a traditional hybrid for our new American-made crossover.”

It’s been confirmed that the Mazda MX-30 plug-in hybrid EV will release sometime next year, and it will likely be one of the next new vehicles to appear in the showroom at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York. By using a rotary generator to charge the battery, Mazda recalls the classic Wankel engine that powered driver favorites like the Mazda RX-7 and Mazda RX-8.

“The rotary generator will mark the return of our unique rotary powertrain,” Guyton said. “This technology is being engineered for nearly silent operation and will replenish the battery rather than drive the wheels. As a result, the Mazda MX-30 will always drive like the engaging EV that it is, but with freedom to charge from the wall or on the go.”

If you’re interested in going green, stay tuned. It sounds like Mazda has a lot of big plans on the horizon, and you’ll find the results right here at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York.

Every 2021 Mazda Model Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+

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Every model in the 2021 Mazda lineup has earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award, including the Mazda3 Sedan, Mazda3 Hatchback, Mazda6, Mazda CX-3, Mazda CX-30, Mazda CX-5, and Mazda CX-9.

The Top Safety Pick+ award is the highest safety honor granted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, one highly coveted by all manufacturers. Many brands do not manage to earn even the standard TSP award for all of their models, least of all the more difficult TSP+ award.

In fact, Mazda is one of only two brands to have managed this impressive feat, and the only non-luxury brand to do so. To do it, all of its models had to earn the maximum safety rating in six crashworthiness evaluations ranging from moderate overlap front crash tests to head restraint tests. In other words, Mazda vehicles not only deliver awesome performance, flexibility, and interiors on par with luxury brands, but also top-notch safety.

It doesn’t stop there. To get a TSP+ award, vehicles also needed to earn an advanced or superior rating for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian crash avoidance. Every single Mazda model earned the top superior rating for the former, and three out of seven also earned the top superior rating for the latter.

Finally, to earn a TSP+ award rather than just a TSP award, the Mazda lineup needed to be offered with standard headlights that provide good or acceptable visibility.

In summary, if you’re looking to shop for a premium-feeling brand that provides excellent value and style along with industry-leading safety regardless of the model you buy, take a look at the 2021 Mazda model lineup at Wantagh Mazda in Wantagh, New York. We have the 2021 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ award-winning lineup in stock and ready to lease.

Introducing the New 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo Engine

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The Mazda3 is known for its eye-catching style and high-tech amenities. But for the 2021 model year, this award-winning model is about to get even better, thanks to a new 2.5-liter turbo engine. Here’s what we know about the 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo.

The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo delivers 250 horsepower, 320 lb-ft of torque, and standard predictive i-ACTIV AWD®. On top of that, this powerful model boasts a stunning signature look. The sedan model sports a larger exhaust pipe, along with distinct black alloy wheels and black side mirrors. If you opt for the Premium Plus package, it will also come with sleek black spoiler. The hatchback Mazda3 comes with all of the same aesthetic tweaks, but when equipped with the Premium Plus package, it boasts a front air dam.

On top of that, the new Turbo models will come with all of your favorite Mazda3 features, including standard smartphone connectivity and a wealth of advanced driver-assist technology.

The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo sedan and hatchback are slated to arrive on dealership lots in late 2020. Want to get behind the wheel of this exhilarating model? You can get a great deal on a Mazda3 at Wantagh Mazda in DMA.

Here’s the Scoop on the Mazda MX-30 Battery Pack

If you’re in the market for an eco-friendly vehicle, check out the upcoming Mazda MX-30. Its battery pack will boast the lowest lifetime carbon footprint possible, according to Christian Schultze, the head of research and development at Mazda Europe.

It achieves this by using a smaller battery pack, which takes fewer resources to produce, and consumes less electricity when it’s being charged. For example, long-range batteries require more rare earth metals to manufacture, making them both expensive to replace and less sustainable to produce.

While a smaller battery pack results in a shorter driving range, the MX-30 delivers plenty of power to get you around town. It offers an estimated 130 miles of range, which is more than sufficient for the average driver’s daily commute. If you’re craving more range, Mazda is rumored to be crafting an internal-combustion-powered range extender that should help the Mazda MX-30 stay on the road even longer.

The Mazda MX-30 is expected to enter production in late 2020, although no U.S. release date has been confirmed yet. Only time will tell if we’ll see this innovative EV stateside anytime soon.

Check out the latest Mazda models here at Wantagh Mazda.

 

Mazda Vehicle Autonomy

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If you have seen the movie “Minority Report,” it gives you a good idea of what the future of autonomous driving could look like. The driverless car industry has split autonomous driving technology into five levels. What you see in the movies, is level 5, meaning no human interaction required. Though many other automakers are working towards this goal, Mazda is taking a unique approach to vehicle autonomy.

Mazda has long been focused on giving drivers a thrilling driving experience. While having a car that can drive itself is a novel idea, it doesn’t offer any hands-on thrills. Instead, Mazda is focusing its future autonomous driving technology on being a supplemental function.

The Mazda Co-Pilot System would only activate if the driver needed help. For example, if the driver suffered a seizure or was attempting to drive while drunk.

Mazda deputy general manager Matsuhiro Tanaka articulated the company’s vision for autonomous tech. “What we are focused on is that it always has to be the joy of driving that comes first, then, should anything happen to the driver that renders the situation dangerous, then the autonomous driving functions will kick in and take them to a safe place.”

Tanaka went on to say that Mazda isn’t trying to develop a new technology. It is simply working to incorporate the existing technology in an innovative new way that will help protect the driver and everyone else on the road.

For more exciting news from this progressive automaker, contact us here at Wantagh Mazda. Or better yet, stop by in person to take a shiny new 2020 Mazda for a whirl.

2019 Mazda6 Safety Features Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Rating

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The 2019 Mazda6 recently earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The IIHS rates various vehicles in the industry based on six facets of crashworthiness, from front crash prevention to headlight visibility. The Mazda6 safety features give it great scores, due in part to the innovative design and the high-tech features offered on the 2019 model year.

According to The News Wheel, vehicles must earn “Good” in four of the six categories to become and IIHS Top Safety Pick. The Mazda6 earned “Good” and “Superior” scores in a variety of situations, the strongest of which was front crash prevention. Using driver assist technology, the Mazda6 can slow your vehicle in the event of an imminent crash to reduce damage.

The 2019 Mazda6 safety features include curve-adaptive LED projector headlights to change direction slightly based on where you’re steering. Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go technology uses cameras and sensors to maintain a safe following distance from the vehicle up ahead. This tool makes long-distance drives a bit easier, so you can relax more behind the wheel. There’s also an optional 360-degree view monitor to expand your range of vision when navigating the car into tight parking spaces.

Test-drive the 2019 Mazda6 for yourself when you stop by Wantagh Mazda.

New Mazda Vehicles Aimed at Luxury Market

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Mazda has long retained a loyal following over the years. The brand’s consistency and focus is a welcome breath of fresh air in an industry with so many ups and downs. For years, Mazda has been a reliable source of affordable, fun-to-drive vehicles. New Mazda vehicles are becoming options that take the brand in a new direction: the luxury market.

 

The transition has been slow and meticulous. Mazda’s goal is not only to appeal to new demographics, but to grow with their old fan base, too. As millennials get better jobs and begin to earn more spare cash, Mazda wants to offer these loyal enthusiasts new premium options that compete with high-end brands such as BMW and Audi.

 

A few of these options can already be seen making waves. All 500 of the brand’s MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Editions sold out the same day it debuted in Chicago. Additionally, many vehicles in the Mazda lineup now offer a range-topping “Signature” trim with amenities ranging from Nappa leather to wood accents.

 

Does this mean new Mazda vehicles will only be available at higher price points? Of course not. The company’s aim is to keep producing the kind of vehicles longtime fans love while also offering luxury at a more affordable price point.

 

You can get many of these upscale models here at Wantagh Mazda. Visit us or give us a call to learn more about what we offer.

Mazda Named U.S. News’ Best Car Brand

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Every year, U.S. News releases a list of the best auto brands on the market, giving consumers the low-down on what the best options in the industry are. This year, the number one spot for the Best Car Brand went to Mazda.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to people who have been reading the list every year. Mazda has been the winner for the past three years in a row, proving that quality outdoes quantity every time. U.S. News even mentions Mazda’s relatively small lineup is “comprised of top-notch vehicles,” going on to praise the brand for its unparalleled driving dynamics for a low price.

The three Mazda vehicles U.S. News cites as major factors in the publication’s decision-making process include the compact Mazda3, the Mazda6 midsize sedan, and, of course, the popular MX-5 Miata sports car. It’s a diverse pool of top picks. The Mazda3 now comes in sedan and hatchback variants with a fun driving performance and a luxe cabin, while the family-friendly Mazda6 has a long list of standard features including blind-spot monitoring and an 8-inch touchscreen. And, of course, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata delivers high value, a fun driving experience, and amazing fuel economy as usual.

Having such a long list of award-winning, reputable vehicles for low price tags, it’s no wonder Mazda is U.S. News’ Best Car Brand of 2019. Here at Wantagh Mazda, we are proud to carry such an incredible car brand.

Mazda Announces the Return of Rotary Engines

Mazda has recently announced an upcoming offering on their 2020 vehicle lineup that is both new and a return to the past. Mazda plans to make use of a modern take on the Rotary engine, one of the earliest forms of internal combustion engines widely used in the early 1900s. Mazda will do this by installing Rotary engines as a range extender on their electric vehicles. Rotary engines were well known at the time of their most common use to be efficient and reliable for their size, but scaling up for more powerful vehicles proved difficult. As such, their use fell out of common practice.

Upscaling isn’t an issue when talking about a range extender for a mostly electric vehicle, so Mazda engineers have harnessed this reliability and flexibility and incorporated it into their upcoming model lineup. Also working for the Rotary engine’s favor is that they are nearly vibration free and have comparatively few moving parts compared to modern piston engines. The engine’s compact size also allows it to potentially be hidden away in a lower compartment along with the vehicle’s installed batteries.

By 2030, as part of their “Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030” long-term technology development program, Mazda will have 95 percent of their vehicles as combustion-electric hybrids with the remaining 5 percent being purely electric.

To learn more about this new engine setup, contact our staff at Wantagh Mazda.

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2019 Mazda CX-3 Offers Upgraded Style and Enhanced Performance

Since it first rolled out for the 2016 model year, the Mazda CX-3 has been a premium choice for drivers looking for a versatile subcompact SUV that delivers big on features and overall value. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the most appealing iteration of this popular SUV to date, boasting a stunning design and more exhilarating power than ever before.

 

Refreshed exterior

Everywhere you look, the 2019 CX-3 offers interesting and striking new design details. On the front end, a new grille design compliments the lower bumper chrome accents. Around back, all-new LED signature taillights leave a lasting impression.

 

Upgraded interior

Inside, the 2019 CX-3 offers more high-end options than in previous years, including full-leather seat surfaces, complete with prominent stitching and pleated piping. Additionally, the 2019 CX-3 is equipped with new seats altogether, which are wider and firmer for additional support.

 

Enhanced performance

One of the most exciting changes coming to the 2019 Mazda CX-3 is the retuned SKYACTIV-G® 2.0-liter engine, which will now deliver 148 horsepower and increased torque across the rpm range, with a maximum torque of 140 lb-ft.

 

Check in with Wantagh Mazda for more updates about the highly anticipated 2019 Mazda CX-3, set to arrive on dealership lots very soon.