Thursday Morning Auto News, Jan 16, 2020

Wednesday Morning Auto News, Jan 15, 2020

Double win for Mazda at the 2020 What Car? Awards

Mazda is celebrating an award-winning start to its
centenary year with the brand’s most coveted vehicle: the Mazda MX-5 – being
named Best Sports Car for less than £30,000and the Mazda CX-5 awarded Best Large SUV for under £28,000 at the annual What
Car? Awards.

Since its debut at the
1989 Chicago Motor Show, the Mazda MX-5 has perfectly embodied Mazda’s famous Jinba Ittai ‘car-and-driver as one’
ethos, which combined with its style, fun factor and affordability has seen it
become world’s bestselling two-seater sports car. With What Car?’s latest
recognition, the current fourth-generation of Mazda’s iconic sports car has won
an award from What Car? every year since its debut.

Now available to order
and arriving in dealerships in February, the updated 2020 Mazda MX-5 will see
the debut of the GT Sport Tech flagship model for both Convertible and RF
Retractable Fastback body styles. Marked out by 17-inch BBS alloy wheels, the eye-catching
flagship model will feature Burgundy Nappa leather seats, while across the
whole range the MX-5 is available with Polymetal Grey Metallic paint for the
first time.

The updated version of
Mazda’s sports car also benefits from extra standard safety equipment: from
Sport models and above, the MX-5 features Front Smart City Brake Support, Lane
Departure Warning System, Rear Smart City Brake Support, Traffic Sign
Recognition and Driver Attention Alert. While Blind Spot Monitoring System with
Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Adaptive LED headlights and a reversing camera are
standard on Sport Tech and GT Sport Tech models.

Commenting on its victory, What Car? Editor Steve Huntingford said: “if
you have £250 burning a hole each …continue reading


Tuesday Morning Auto News, Jan 14, 2020

Read the thoughts of Programme Manager Yoshiyuki Wada…..

…as the 2020 Mazda2 goes on sale

The Mazda2 is very popular with customers for its high level of quality, shattering the preconception that a car’s value is proportionate to its size.

For this new model, we have adopted the
latest KODO – Soul of Motion design elements and Skyactiv-Technology updates.
We have also rigorously pursued quality. The update focuses not only on ‘Look,
Touch and Feel’ in the areas of design and craftsmanship, but also ‘Ride, Drive
and Feel’ in the fields of handling and ride comfort.

In addition to increasing demands by
society for environmental and safety performance, we believe that quality is
also assuming increasing importance. In this context, the 2020 Mazda2 update
takes on the challenge of leading a new era of compact cars that redefine
quality in the B-segment.

First, let’s look at updates in the areas
of ‘Look, Touch and Feel’. For the exterior design, the surface expression is
simple yet rich, emphasizing a horizontal, low center of gravity and an
enhanced sense of luxury within a compact size. This has enabled us to offer
the customer a fresh new design with
heightened presence.

The interior design adopts high-quality
materials and delivers a cabin space that balances luxury above and beyond
current B-segment perceptions with the playfulness of a compact car. We believe
that this vehicle will be chosen as one that more closely matches customers’
individual lifestyles.

<img src="×533.jpg" alt="" srcset="×533.jpg 800w,×87.jpg …continue reading