Sport and Touring models get extra standard goodies.
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We don't know when they'll be coming, but apparently they're coming.
The Mazda CX-9's new turbocharged four-cylinder could see duty in the brand's other products, which means it's more of a product planning decision than an engineering one.
The improved performance is invisible, and that's the point.
Mazda will focus its engineering resources on the next generation of Skyactiv engines rather than on building new Mazdaspeed versions of the 3 or 6. Those carswill arrive eventually, though.
Mazda recalls 374,500 total examples of the Mazda6, Mazdaspeed6, and RX-8 in the US to replace their passenger side Takata airbags that could rupture in an accident.
Mazda has a slate of show cars ready for the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, including Racing concepts based on the MX-5, CX-3 and Mazda6 that could make beautiful Mazdaspeed performance models.
JD Power's latest APEAL Study hasn't changed much on the premium side, although Mini is the new champ for non-premium brands, besting Hyundai.
Mazda is recalling over 472,000 vehicles in the US, with an expansion of its Takata airbag inflator recall. The models affected include the Mazda6, RX-8, Mazdaspeed6 and B-Series pickup.
Mazda has an all-new advertising campaign in the US that focuses on the new slogan: Driving Matters. It's supposed to say something about both Mazda engineering and being behind the wheel of one of the company's vehicles.
Earlier this week a Reuters report indicated that Mazda was considering a nationwide expansion of its recall for vehicles equipped with Takata airbag inflators. The company has now confirmed said expansion, with the vehicle count jumping from 86,770 to 330,000 affected in the US.
Vehicle recalls have come in force recently. Honda expanded its front driver's side Takata airbag inflator recall nationwide to cover an estimated 5.4-million vehicles, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration added 19 notices to its database covering safety campaigns dating back to October. It looks like there could be one more to add to the list soon because Mazda is considering a possible nationwide expansion of its own inflator repairs.
Oh Mazda... we had many hopes for the promised diesel four-cylinder in the Mazda6, but those have remained largely unfulfilled, as the oil-burning powerplant has failed to appear on dealer lots following its 2012 LA Auto Show announcement.
A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is, as you might have guessed, designed to monitor the air pressure in the tires, and alert the driver if pressure drops. But a problem found in the Mazda6 could keep the system from doing its job.
Car and Driver is keeping new blood pumping into its annual 10Best cars list with three new entries making it on for 2015 and a perennial favorite falling off. Among the biggest shocks this year is that the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series are no longer named, despite years of some portion of that lineup earning a mention. In another surprise, the Tesla Model S (specifically in S 60 trim to fit under the $80,000 cost cap) makes it to the 2015 roster and is the only electrically motivated member of the