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The NHTSA demands a national recall of Takata airbags

The Takata airbag recall is the latest recall issue to hit the news since GM’s massive recalls over the past year. The problem has become so widespread that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a request of nationwide action as they continue to investigate. Due to the rise in finding deaths related to faulty […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: Our Reveal Round-Up – Your official guide to the 2014 LA Auto Show

So the 2014 Los Angeles International Auto Show Press Days have just about wrapped up and after a week long of festivities, there’s a lot to keep your eyes out for if you’ll be attending the show during the public’s viewing. As previously reported, the LA Auto Show features over 30 world debuts with about […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: The 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 takes its bow for North America

Alongside the revealing of the new CX-3 and the updated Mazda6, Mazda also introduced the Miata in US-spec form at the Staples Center for the LA Auto Show. We’re already familiar with the new Miata, but what’s confirmed is that the new Miata comes with a new 2.0L SKYACTIV-G four-banger that’s naturally-aspirated to cook out […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: The Mazda6 gets a minor update for 2016

The Mazda CX-3 isn’t the only new thing taking a bow at the Mazda stand this year at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. A newly facelifted Mazda6 is also taking some of the attention, which Mazda updated for the 2016 model year. It features a more pronounced grille, which is aided by fine chrome […]

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2014 LA Auto Show: Mazda readies its new subcompact CX-3 for 2016

Mazda stayed true to its rumors of revealing a new subcompact crossover, and here it is! It’s called the CX-3, which shouldn’t be a surprise. Due in 2016, the new CX-3 is Mazda’s answer to the likes of the Honda HR-V and the Hyundai Tucson. It sports the usual mix of features from Mazda’s current […]

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Report: A facelifted JDM Mazda CX-5 surfaces

A Japanese Domestic Market Mazda CX-5 was recently leaked with some new visual upgrades, equating to what’s probably a mid-cycle refresh. The Mazda CX-5 has been with us since 2012 as a 2013 model so there should be no surprise that the CX-5 only appears to be undergoing some cosmetic changes. Keep in mind, these […]

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OFFICIAL: Mazda CX-3 to debut at Los Angeles [UPDATED]

Motoring.com in Australia is back for some rumor time and pitches the possibility that Mazda’s new rumored subcompact crossover could show up at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. It would be called the CX-3 and judging by the succeeding number, it’s smaller than the CX-5 and the CX-9. It would be Mazda’s first […]

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Mazda Miata MX-5 to get 2.0L SKYACTIV in US, 1.5L in other markets

During the Paris Auto Show festivities, Mazda confirmed to be equipping the new 2016 Miata MX-5 with a SKYACTIV 2.0L four-banger lifted straight from the Mazda3. That mill produces 155hp and 150 lb-ft of torque to make other markets drool in envy. Elsewhere in the world, the new Miata receives a 1.5L SKYACTIV four-banger with […]

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Report: Mazda MX-5 starts out with a 128 horsepower four

Though we’ve been promised the full specifications of the MX-5 at the Paris Auto Show next month, a couple of details have dribbled out: power will come from a 1.5 liter Skyactiv gasser producing 128 bhp and 106 ft-lbs of torque. Given that Mazda’s stable incorporates quite a few different power outputs for their small […]

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Opinion: The 2016 Mazda Miata MX-5 is a new day for the company

Let’s get this out of the way quickly: it’s important to understand that the power to weight ratio, the weight, the engine, transmission and overall setup of the 25-year old MX-5/Miata name are its attraction for a huge portion of buyers. I am not here to discount the sensation of sliding into anything from a […]

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