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Mazda Scooped Testing Lightly Revised 2016 CX-5


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The very first Mazda model to feature the company's full Skyactiv Technology suite, the CX-5 crossover, is getting ready for a mild facelift.

Someone Please Get These Mazda SUVs a Room


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For every spine-chilling accident recorded on Russian dash-cams, there's always at least one incident on the web that will leave you either scratching your head or bursting into laughter.

Biker Rear Ends a Mazda CX-5 Allegedly at 140mph or 225km/h and Lives!


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All it takes is one second of removing your focus off the road for an accident or a near crash to occur. Naturally, the faster you're going, the less time you'll have in your disposal to react and respond to a dangerous situation.

CarBuyer Compares Nissan Qashqai, Mazda CX-5 and Dacia Duster, Guess Which Car Won


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What would you choose between a Dacia Duster, Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Qashqai? CarBuyer asks this question in a video review of the three SUVs presented by Rebecca Jackson and Mat Watson.

Mazda Has Built More than 1 Million Skyactiv Vehicles Since November 2011


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Mazda announced that it has built more than one million units of its three full-Skyactiv vehicles, the CX-5, Mazda6/Atenza and Mazda3/Axela. Production of the three models reached 1,040,000 units at the end of March 2014, two years and four months after production of the first Skyactiv vehicle, the CX-5, began in November 2011.

Mazda Delays the Launch of its Skyactiv-D Clean Diesel Engine in North America Once Again


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For the second time in four months, Mazda has announced that it is delaying the launch of its Skyactiv-D clean diesel engine in North America because the unit needs further development.

The Japanese carmaker originally said it would launch the engine before the end of 2013, but announced in September that the launch would be postponed for April 2014.

Mazda's 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon Lineup Revealed


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Mazda will be heading to the 2014 edition of the Tokyo Auto Salon (TAS) in the second week of January with a group of racing, tuned and pre-production concept cars, some of which will be familiar to those of you who followed the brand's presence at this year's SEMA Show in November.

Tommykaira Brewing Tuned Mazda CX-5 for Tokyo Auto Salon


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At the 2014 Tokyo Auto Salon, Japan's annual aftermarket tuning show that will run from January 10 to 12 next year, local tuner Tommykaira will present a new styling take on Mazda's well-received CX-5 compact crossover.

Mazda CX-5 Automatic Braking Fails During Dealer Test Drive – Injures Driver, Passenger


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A dealer parking lot in Saitama, Japan was the stage for an unusual test drive crash involving a Mazda CX-5 and its two occupants.

Apparently, a prospective buyer was trying out the autonomous braking system (or as Mazda calls it, Smart City Brake Support) that the Japanese crossover now comes with as standard, and it failed, sending the car into a fence, injuring both the driver and dealership representative – the first suffered whiplash and the latter broke his arm.

Report Claims Next Mazda2 will Use Shortened Version of CX-5 Platform


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Mazda is going to use a variation of its CX-5 platform to underpin the next generation Mazda2 / Demio supermini, according to a report from Just-auto.

The Japanese crossover was the first to get the brand’s SKYACTIV philosophy imprinted into its engineering and construction, while the Mazda6 sedan is the first vehicle which embraces it from the ground-up – both cars share lots of mechanical components and have received positive reviews since launch.

New Mazda6 and CX-5 Custom Concepts to Take Center Stage at Tokyo Auto Salon


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The rapidly approaching 2013 edition of the Tokyo Auto Salon will see Mazda exhibit an array of customized versions of its newly launched Mazda6 (called Atenza in Japan) in both saloon and Wagon body styles as well as of the CX-5 crossover.

We'll begin our tour of Mazda's concepts with the new "6" that will be shown in three flavors in Tokyo.

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year Finalists: Which Ones Do You Think Will Win?


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Last year, Ford, with its Focus, was the sole U.S. manufacturer included in the final list for the North American Car and Truck of the Year award and it finished in third place, behind the VW Passat and the winner, Hyundai’s Elantra.

Even more surprising was the truck class where the Range Rover Evoque beat the Honda CR-V and the BMW X3. Where is this world coming to if U.S. manufacturers can’t build an SUV or truck to make an impression in their own market?

Mazda CX-5 Beats Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ, Wins Japan Car of the Year Award


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With less than a month remaining until the end of the year, all kinds of “Car of the Year” awards will inadvertently start to pop up. Some, of course, are much more important than others are; and the Japan COTY title belongs to the former category. In 2011, the winner was the Nissan Leaf, which had also been awarded the World and European COTY titles.

This year, Mazda won the crown with its CX-5 compact crossover getting 363 votes, 45 more than the second-placed Toyota GT86/Subaru BRZ “twins”. BMW’s 3-Series was third, while it’s interesting to note that the top 10 was evenly split between Japanese and European models.

New Mazda6, 2014 CX-5, Facelifted 2013 CX-9 and Global Motorsports Premiere Coming to LA


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Mazda is the next carmaker to confirm its North American and global debuts for the LA Auto Show that runs for the public from November 30 to December 9, 2012.

While not a world premiere, the star of the Japanese brand's booth will no doubt be the all-new Mazda6 mid-size sedan, which in the U.S., will launch in January 2013 with a new SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter gasoline engine and a number of fresh technologies.

Mazda Brings 3 Concept Versions of CX-5 Crossover to SEMA Including a Diesel Variant


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With the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in full swing, Mazda lifted the wraps off three new concept versions of its CX-5 compact crossover to demonstrate the personalization choices owners have, and in one case, to highlight the diesel option that may soon be available in North America.

We will start with the latter that is named after actor and Mazda racecar driver Patrick Dempsey and which uses the Japanese brand's European-specification SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter clean diesel engine to power the all-wheel-drive system through a six-speed manual gearbox.

Mazda to Increase CX-5 Production Again by 20 Percent, Double SkyActive Engine Volume


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The new CX-5 is proving to be a bright spot for Mazda, which has announced plans to increase production capacity of the compact crossover by 20 percent, from 200,000 to 240,000 units per year. This will be achieved by expanding production from Mazda's Ujina Plant No.2 in Japan to also include Ujina Plant No.1.

New BMW 3-Series, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5 and Peugeot 208 Shine in Euro NCAP Crash Tests


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The new BMW 3-Series sedan, Hyundai i30 compact hatchback, Mazda CX-5 crossover and Peugeot 208 supermini are the latest cars to be evaluated by Euro NCAP, the organization charged with crash-testing Europe's vehicles.

All four models achieved a maximum five-star rating with Euro NCAP officials pointing out that carmakers have made significant improvements in the area of pedestrian protection.

Mazda CX-5 Orders in Japan Surpass Mazda’s Original Estimates by 8 Times in the First Month


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Mazda revealed today that it has received close to 8,000 orders for its brand new CX-5 crossover in Japan since February 16.

Now, either the Hiroshima-based carmaker was extermely conservative in its projection or the locals have really taken to the new crossover because that figure is eight times the original monthly estimate of 1,000 sales.

Mazda CX-7 to Say Goodbye to U.S. Market this Year


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The launch of the all-new 2013 CX-5 into the U.S. market signals the death of another Mazda crossover, the CX-7.

The Japanese automaker officially confirmed the news at a recent press event adding that CX-7 sales in the States were averaging about 2,600 units per month through February and that 6,100 units were available at the end of last month, with no more deliveries scheduled. This means that Mazda has less than three months of stock left.

One of the main reasons why Mazda is pulling the plug on the CX-7 is because it didn't want to confuse buyers with similarly-sized crossovers in its showrooms.

Mazda Releases UK Pricing and Specifications on New CX-5


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Following its launch in several markets around the world, the new Mazda CX-5 is now available for pre-order in Britain with first deliveries to take place this spring.

The compact crossover model, which is Mazda's first production model embody its SKYACTIV technology, will be offered with a choice of three engines including a 2.0-liter petrol producing 165PS (163bhp), and a 2.2-liter turbo diesel with either 150PS (148bhp) or 175PS (173bhp).