The 2019 Mazda CX-30 is Cool and All, But Why Isn’t it Called the CX-4?
2019 Mazda CX-30 Broadens Mazda’s Crossover range
Mazda has finally revealed the model it had been teasing prior to its 2019 Geneva motor show debut - the all-new CX-30, a new small Mazda crossover that you didn’t know you wanted. Had it been called CX-4, its name would have caused less confusion, since it actually fits between the CX-3 and CX-5 in terms of size.
Is This the 2020 Mazda CX-4 That was Teased for the 2019 Geneva Motor Show?
Last week Mazda released a teaser picture showing the shadowy rear end of a new crossover that will break cover at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March. The silhouette looks a lot like the new-generation Mazda3, but it’s not yet clear what model we’re dealing with. Now, a pre-production vehicle spotted in China confirms that Mazda is indeed preparing to launch a small crossover based on the Mazda3. But what is it?
Well, we have three scenarios to consider.
Mazda Teases New SUV For Geneva
Just as everyone’s attention is focused on the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, Mazda coyly dropped a teaser photo of a new crossover that will debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show this March. Without giving any hints on what this model is, Mazda looks like it’s teasing what we believe is the new CX-4. There’s no indication that this model is actually the CX-4, but the image reveals a model that looks too big to be a CX-3 and too tight to be a CX-5. Whatever it is, Mazda has said that this model will incorporate its modern Kodo design language, and, more importantly, it will be available in the U.S. at some point in the future. The 2019 Geneva Motor Show kicks off on Thursday, March 7, 2019.
2018 Mazda6 Tourer
Mazda introduced the 6 nameplate in 2002 as a replacement for the highly successful Mazda 626. Offered as a near-premium mid-size four-door model, the 6 is now considered Mazda’s flagship model. Three generations have arrived since the 6 first hit the scene, the latest of which showed in 2012. Back in November, Mazda brought out a refreshed iteration at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS), dropping cover on a tweaked exterior style, a newly updated interior, fresh technology and equipment, and even a new turbocharged engine package. Suffice to say, we thought the whole thing looked great, so much so that we gave it a spot on our Best In Show list for the 2017 LAAS. Given the extensive updates seen for the 2018 model year, you could consider this latest iteration as the 3.5-gen vehicle. Now, the 6’s more practical Tourer wagon body style looks set to receive the same good stuff when it arrives in Switzerland with a debut at the 88th Annual Geneva International Motor Show.
All told, the 2018 Mazda6 Tourer should look and feel more premium than before, just like the latest sedan version that appeared in Southern California. Full details are still forthcoming, but for now, read on for the lowdown on what we know, plus a splash of speculation along the way.
Continue reading to learn more about the 2018 Mazda6 Tourer.
The Mazda6 Wagon Puts the New Mercedes C-Class Estate to Shame
We knew the Mazda6 Wagon was coming, and recently we found out that it would for sure show up at the Geneva Motor Show, but we didn’t expect our first thought to be that it puts Mercedes to shame. After all, the Mazda6 isn’t exactly in the same class with pricing starting around $10,000 less than it’s Mercedes counterpart. Yet, here it is, all new and fresh, looking like a million bucks. Mazda has yet to release many details, so European specs are still a mystery, but just by the look of the exterior, it’s pretty safe to say that it’ll be a real winner inside and under the hood.
New Mazda6 Tourer Heading To The Geneva Auto Show!
Mazda just introduced the refreshed Mazda6 sedan at the Los Angeles Auto Show last November, and with its unveiling, the brand also dropped a long list of updates and upgrades. Long story short, we like what we see. In fact, we like it so much, we decided to give it a spot on our Best In Show list. Now, Mazda is giving us a look at the refreshed wagon Tourer model, which is headed to this year’s Geneva Motor Show sporting several of the sedan’s various updates.
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The Mazda2 has been largely an afterthought in the Mazda lineup but at the Geneva Motor Show, the Japanese automaker’s resident hatchback will get its much deserved time in the spotlight.
Good for the Mazda2 because it has really earned the right to get a concept vehicle to preview what the next-generation model will look like. As far as the name of the concept goes, Mazda has christened it the "Hazumi," which apparently means "spring up" or "bound" in Japanese.
While we have no clue on the significance of its meaning to the Mazda 2, we do know that the change is long overdue, especially with that all-too-happy look of its predecessor. In its place, it appears that Mazda will adopt the new styling language seen on the Mazda 3 and Mazda 6. What that means is that we expect to see the same angular headlights that the teaser proudly shows, as well as a more contoured grille and a sculpted signature wing. LEDs are also in play for the Mazda2.
On the more technical side, the new Mazda2 is also being prepared to use a shorter version of the CX-5’s platform, which means that we can reasonably expect a slightly bigger frame than what we’ve come accustomed to.
All that is good news for Mazda’s forlorn hatch. It’s forsaken no more, folks, so get excited for that!
Updated 3/4/2014: Mazda revealed the Hazumi concept today in Geneva.
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Another auto show, another special edition MX-5 Miata. Leave it to Mazda to do something like that, and quite frankly, you won’t see any complaints from us.
It wasn’t that long ago - last week at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show, to be exact - when Mazda treated all of us with a new special edition model of the legendary MX-5 Miata Roadster.
Not content with just one of these bad boys being showcased at a major auto event, the Japanese automaker decided to bring ANOTHER special edition MX-5 Miata to the NEXT auto event on the calendar: the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
This particular model is called the "MX-5 Special Edition Spring 2012", a car that will be offered exclusively to the European market - America, we had our turn last week! - and distinguishing itself with a choice of four exterior paint finishes, including Radiant Ebony, Crystal White Pearl, Metropolitan Grey and Brilliant Black.
In addition to the four interesting color ways, the MX-5 Special Edition Spring 2012 will also carry grille surrounds, chrome headlamp inserts, and fog lamp bezels as part of the exterior enhancements. As for the interior, Mazda dressed up the special edition MX-5 with a pretty unique “Havana Brown” leather upholstery, as well as fitting the same model with an integrated navigation system, a first for the Mazda MX-5.
Mazda is celebrating its 900,000th unit of the MX-5 with the launch of a new special edition, the Mazda MX-5 Kendo. This model is named after "The way of the Sword" – a modern Japanese martial art renowned for its fighting spirit, eye-catching dynamic movement and refinement. This special edition will go on sale in the UK on March 1st, 2011 after it is revealed at the Geneva Motor Show.
The new Mazda MX-5 Kendo special edition will be offered in a coupe or roadster version. The soft top version will be powered by a 1.8L engine producing 126hp and the Roadster coupe version gets a 2.0L engine producing 160hp.
“Special Edition models of Mazda MX-5 have always been eagerly received by UK consumers and I’m sure the two new Kendo models will trigger a strong wave of fresh interest in our long-running star performer,” said Mark Cameron, Sales Director, Mazda UK. “In Britain, the Mazda MX-5 has enjoyed 20 years of incredible popularity, with UK customers accounting for over 10 percent of global sales, while it has received a host of ‘best sportscar’ awards from motoring and consumer media.”
Hit the jump to read more about the Mazda MX-5 Kendo.
The biggest international auto show of the 2011 calendar year is getting closer and closer to opening its doors when the event kicks off on March 1st, 2011. Unlike recently concluded auto shows we’ve had since the calendar turned to 2011, the Geneva Motor Show is always the one that gets our juices flowing. Not that those other events weren’t any good, but Geneva brings out all the goods. All the big boys come out to play at this event, so much so that making this preview took more days than we expected because everyday, a new model was being announced as attending the event.
Now that the Geneva Motor Show is less than two weeks away, we feel like it’s time to give you a sneak peek on what cars to expect at the event. A lot of brands that routinely skip other auto shows will all be in attendance at the Geneva Motor Show, proving that without a shadow of a doubt, this Swiss spectacle is one of the most important - if not the most important - events in the automotive calendar.
Hit the jump to check out just who will be in attendance when the show opens its doors on March 1st, 2011.
Mazda is primed and ready to hit the Geneva Motor Show with their latest concept, the Minagi. This new concept car previews the next generation CX-5 SUV and now, the Japanese automaker has finally pulled the covers off of the new concept SUV .
As seen in the Shinari concept, the design of the Mazda Minagi takes its cues from the automaker’s new ’Kodo’ design language.
The SUV’s front end has the same large grille and sharp headlight configuration seen in the Shinari. The grille comes with an outlined chromed “signature wing” that goes all the way through the headlight and defines the Minagi’s sharp styling, dynamic profile, and overall aggressive look. Just like the headlight’s, the Minagi’s taillights features the same slit-shaped design, like a ferocious car ready to pounce on the competition.
In terms of designing the Minagi using the brand’s new Kodo styling cue, the Japanese automaker was able to translate the essence of the new design, successfully communicating pent-up energy bursting with vitality as the vehicle nimbly navigates a sprawling urban cityscape.
"I felt a compact crossover SUV was the perfect vehicle to express agility and focused movement the flexibility of four limbs moving in unison, and an upright posture,” said Masashi Nakayama, the designer of the Minagi concept.
Inside the Minagi, the concept has plenty of high-end features that also taps into the Kodo’s seamless flowing design. The cockpit comes with four upright satin chrome struts that serves as a support to the vehicle’s dashboard. The seats have been dressed in leather and is complemented by red stitching. The touchscreen interface on both the center console and the dash are stacked with high-tech features that serve as multi-function infotainment systems. Likewise, the Minagi’s instrument panel has sporty touches that include the three-spoke steering wheel and clock-like meters that emit a calming and subdued blue-ish hue.
Unfortunately, Mazda didn’t go into specifics regarding the concept’s technical aspect, saying only that the Minagi will feature the company’s new SkyActiv engine and SkyActiv transmission fitted to a SkyActiv-Body and chassis that merge comprehensive weight reduction with the assurance of ample safety features.
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Mazda of Japan has just revealed a special edition MX-5 in celebration of the lightweight roadster’s 20th Anniversary as a member of the automaker’s lineup. Since its inception, the Mazda Miata has been awarded the title of world’s highest production two seater roadster by the Guiness Book of World Records. All of the double decade Miatas will be covered in Crystal White Pearl Mica, True Red or Aurora Blue.
Mazda will unveil the special edition MX-5 20th Anniversary Edition in March at the Geneva Motor Show with plans to produce only 2000 units being sold exclusively in the European market. This special edition Miata is based on the 1.8 Liter powered soft top production roadster and is distinguished from ordinary MX-5’s by a special exterior styling package complete with chrome accents on the grill, door handles and headlight fascia; along with silver look fog lamp frames, specific 17-inch alloy wheels and bespoke 20th Anniversary logos.
Press release after the jump.