Faithful to the core, New Mazda MX-5 adds more power, torque and tech, delivering on its promise of a thrilling, top-down driving experience.

Available from late September, the world’s favourite roadster upgrades powertrain, dynamics and safety across Roadster and RF variants.

Mazda MX-5 has applied advanced technologies to each of its engines, SKYACTIV-G 2.0 and SKYACTIV-G 1.5, to extract maximum power balanced with linear response to maintain its Jinba-ittai sensibilities.

Looking to replicate the free-revving feel of the 1.5L, engineers thoroughly revised the SKYACTIV-G 2.0, ultimately lifting the red line to 7,500rpm, boosting power from 118kW to 135kW and torque from 200Nm to 205Nm.

The comprehensive update saw changes made to the air flow intake and exhaust systems, piston shape and weight, crankshaft and connecting rods, achieving increased air intake, improved combustion speed, reduced exhaust losses and mechanical friction.

SKYACTIV-G 1.5 was also revised, with some of the same technologies applied to piston shape and combustion chambers, accounting for an increase in power from 96kW to 97kW and a boost in torque from 150Nm to 152Nm.

SKYACTIV-G 1.5 is available exclusively with the entry-level Roadster, while Roadster GT and all RF variants are equipped with the more powerful SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine.

To match the extra power under foot, manual and automatic transmissions were revised to deliver a sharper response and more direct driving feel. Plus, shift timing at turn-in and torque control at turn-out have been tuned for greater precision in sporty driving situations.

Deepening the connection between car and driver further, New Mazda MX-5 introduces telescopic steering, making it easier to find the ideal driving position.

Mazda Australia Director of Marketing, Alastair Doak, said the update gives a driving experience that is true to the original.

“Every time we update Mazda MX-5, it’s in pursuit of refining and enhancing the thrilling drive that is so unique to our iconic two seater,” said Doak.

“Added power has been finely balanced to ensure the same smooth, direct response is felt from the moment the throttle opens up.”

Mazda MX-5’s five star ANCAP safety rating has also been bolstered, with the addition of a rear camera to all grades, and more advanced i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies to the standard safety package, including Smart City Brake Support [Forward] (SCBS-F) and Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR).

New-look 16-inch alloys with a black metallic finish are available for the 1.5L Roadster, while RF gets 17-inch wheels also finished in black metallic. Roadster GT and RF GT models sit on 17-inch wheels with a bright silver finish. 

The detachable cup holders have been made more rigid for less wobble and easier to fasten and remove, while seat levers have thicker internal frames to give a more assured feel when operating.

There are five interior trim options for MX-5, with Mazda’s Chroma Brown nappa leather available as an option for RF GT.

New Mazda MX-5 is available in a choice of six exterior colours, including Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic, Snowflake White Pearl Mica, Ceramic Mica, Eternal Blue Mica and Jet Black Mica. RF GT variants also have the option of a black roof for an even sportier look. 

Available from late September, New Mazda MX-5 has a starting price of $34,190* for the 1.5L Roadster, with the RF GT topping the range at $48,960*.

For more information about New Mazda MX-5 or to find your closest dealer, please visit www.mazda.com.au

*Manufacturer’s List Price

Manufacturer’s List Price list:

Grade

Engine

T/M

MLP

Roadster

1.5L

6MT

$34,190

Roadster

1.5L

6AT

$36,190

Roadster GT

2.0L GE

6MT

$41,960

Roadster GT

2.0L GE

6AT

$43,960

RF

2.0L GE

6MT

$39,400

RF

2.0L GE

6AT

$41,400

RF GT

2.0L GE

6MT

$45,960

RF GT

2.0L GE

6AT

$47,960

RF GT (black roof)

2.0L GE

6MT

$46,960

RF GT (black roof)

2.0L GE

6AT

$48,960

 

Mazda has defined a new luxury for its award winning seven-seat petrol SUV, introducing more equipment and a new, premium grade for Mazda CX-9.

On sale from September, New Mazda CX-9 boosts safety and sophistication with advanced safety features and more technology added across the lineup, plus a new model, Azami LE, now topping the range.

Demonstrating Mazda’s commitment to improving, enhancing and evolving at every opportunity, this is the second major update for Mazda CX-9 since its 2016 launch, following a comprehensive round of upgrades made in August 2017.

Mazda CX-9’s already comprehensive safety package has again been thoroughly upgraded, with Mazda’s advanced i-ACTIVSENSE technologies made standard across the range. 

Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function (MRCC), Smart Brake Support (SBS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Lane-keep Assist System (LAS), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR) and High Beam Control (HBC) now come standard on all grades, alongside existing technologies including Smart City Brake Support [Forward/Reverse] (SCBS F/R), Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and Driver Attention Alert (DAA).

Supporting the driver further, all grades are now equipped with Active Driving Display, which projects key information onto the windscreen, and a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) to keep all four paws at correct pressure.

New Mazda CX-9 also becomes the first SUV in Mazda Australia’s lineup to support Apple® CarPlay and Android Auto, incorporated seamlessly into the MZD Connect infotainment system.

The high-spec Azami gains even more advanced equipment, including front seat ventilation, a 360° View Monitor, instrument panel-mounted seven-inch LCD TFT multi-information metre display, heated steering wheel, windscreen de-icer and a sleek, frameless internal rear-vision mirror.

Elevating Azami’s premium offering further still, Mazda introduces a new high-grade called Azami LE, setting a new standard for affordable luxury in response to customer demand for high-grade Mazda CX-9s.
Combining a unique colour palette with rich, authentic materials and sophisticated technologies, Azami LE offers the most sophisticated Mazda CX-9 cabin yet.

A deep red, Chroma Brown nappa leather adorns the seats, complemented by real wood decorative panels on the doors and centre console, which is elegantly framed by ambient LED lighting. A more minimalist overhead console design and hand-crafted box stitching on the leather wrapped steering wheel complete the luxe interior.

Managing Director of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said New Mazda CX-9 defines a new meaning for affordable luxury.

“This update for Mazda CX-9 adds a new level of refinement to an already well-equipped and sophisticated vehicle, with the SUV gaining more standard safety and convenience features to further lift its standing in the class,” said Bhindi. 

“Since its 2016 launch, Mazda CX-9 sales have always skewed to high-grade AWD variants, so we added Azami LE to give those looking for luxury even greater choice in the range.”

The characteristic smooth ride of Mazda CX-9 has also been improved, with revisions to the suspension and steering system to give the car a more linear driving feel and greater ride comfort, achieved by using of low-friction dampers and recalibrated springs. Urethane top mounts are now used for the rear dampers and the vertical spring characteristics of the engine mounts have also been optimised.

The attachment point between the steering’s outer ball joint and steering knuckle has been redesigned to give the steering a more neutral feel. Increasing the rigidity of both the front hub bearings and the steering mounts has also enhanced steering responsiveness.

Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels have been further reduced with the use of tuned mass dampers, vibration-reducing powertrain mounts, changes to the second-row seat rails, increased steering column rigidity, a revised headliner and use of the steering wheel-mounted airbag as a tuned-mass damper. 

Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV-G 2.5T turbocharged engine remains unchanged for the updated Mazda CX-9. With its Dynamic Pressure Turbo and cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system, the engine develops 170 kilowatts of power at 5,000rpm and 420 Newton metres of torque at 2,000rpm. 

It also features Mazda’s i-Stop system which automatically stops the engine when the car comes to a halt and restarts it when the brake is released. 

The engine is mated to Mazda’s SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission. Designed to combine the smoothness of a conventional automatic transmission with the efficiency of a twin-clutch gearbox, it incorporates a manual-shift mode. 

New Mazda CX-9 is available with either front-wheel-drive or i-ACTIV all-wheel-drive, except for Azami LE which is all-wheel-drive only. 

Paired with four trim options, New Mazda CX-9 is offered in seven contemporary colours, including Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Machine Grey Metallic, Sonic Silver Metallic, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Titanium Flash Mica, Jet Black Mica and Snowflake White Pearl Mica.

Now offering even better value, Mazda anticipate more than 6,500 sales of New Mazda CX-9 in the first year.

New Mazda CX-9 is available now.

New Mazda CX-3 defies its dimensions, packing even more style, value and power into the small SUV’s latest update. 

Releasing in Australia at the end of August, New Mazda CX-3 has seen design, equipment and engine upgrades to enhance its timeless appeal and the elements that make it one of the most popular small SUVs in the segment.

On the exterior, a new front grille adopts bold horizontal lines to achieve a more assertive stance, while rear combination lamps on sTouring and Akari models have been refined to give a more premium and precise look.

On Maxx Sport and above, gloss black adorns the fog lamp bezels and side pillars, sharpening the detail of the areas around the window and highlighting the flowing, floating roofline. 

Inside, New Mazda CX-3 has been given a substantial makeover with a revised centre console design accommodating the newly added Electric Parking Brake (EPB), now standard on all grades.

The change from a manual park brake to an electric one has meant the Command Controller has been relocated, moving forward for easier reach. A folding padded lid has also been fitted to the console box, doubling as a comfortable central armrest for driver and front seat passenger.

Taking comfort and convenience a step further, for Maxx Sport and above, the folding rear armrest features two cup holders that can carry containers of varied sizes.

Urethane foam with a high-damping quality has been adopted for the front seat cushions to give greater ride comfort, and seat upholstery has been changed to full leather on the high grade models.

High grade sTouring and Akari also get a new anti-glare interior rear-vision mirror that automatically cuts glare, dimming the reflections of strong, bright lights.

Boosting safety, a reverse camera is now applied to all grades, joining a comprehensive suite of standard i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies to support the driver, including Smart City Brake Support Forward and Reverse (SCBS F/R) and Emergency Brake Assistance (EBA). 

The range topping Akari also adds Mazda’s new 360° View Monitor and Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) with Stop & Go, the only vehicle in its category to offer both functions.

Further still, sTouring and Akari grades adopt newly designed, bigger, 18-inch wheels with a bright metallic finish that better absorb high frequency road noise and vibration.  

Dynamics have been further advanced with suspension Electric Power Steering (EPS) revisions. 

New Mazda CX-3 is available with the SKYACTIV-G 2.0L petrol engine, which has seen a range of SKYACTIV technologies applied to improve economy and promote quicker engine response, lifting power from 110kW to 111kW at 6,000rpm, and torque from 192Nm to 195Nm at 2,800rpm.

The new SKYACTIV-D 1.8L turbo-diesel engine is also offered, replacing the smaller capacity 1.5L engine in the previous model. 

Combined with a host of SKYACTIV technology upgrades, including redesigned stepped egg profile combustion chamber, ultra-high piezo injectors, a new coolant control system and Natural Sound Smoother, the new engine boosts power to 85kW from 77kW at 4,000rpm, while torque remains a high 270Nm delivered between 1,600 and 2,600rpm. 

Managing Director of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said the changes to New Mazda CX-3 enhance its appeal as an aspirational SUV.

“With its original styling, great ride and handling and impressive practicality, Mazda CX-3 was a class leader from the minute it arrived in Australia and has remained so ever since,” he said.

“This latest round of upgrades enhances the winning elements of the Mazda CX-3, elevating its elegance, performance and functionality, firmly cementing its place as the small SUV of choice.” 

New Mazda CX-3 is available in four model grades, with Neo and Maxx variants upgraded to Neo Sport and Maxx Sport to sit alongside sTouring and the top-spec Akari models. 

New Mazda CX-3 is available in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive guises with either the 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual or 6-speed SKYACTIV-Drive automatic transmission.

New Mazda CX-3 is available in a choice of eight colours, matched with five model-dependent interior colour schemes.

Manufacturer’s List Price:


Grade

Engine

Drive

T/M

MLP

Neo Sport

2.0L Petrol

FWD

6MT

$23,990

Neo Sport

2.0L Petrol

FWD

6AT

$25,990

Maxx Sport

2.0L Petrol

FWD

6MT

$25,490

Maxx Sport

2.0L Petrol

FWD

6AT

$27,490

Maxx Sport

2.0L Petrol

AWD

6AT

$29,490

sTouring

2.0L Petrol

FWD

6MT

$28,740

sTouring

2.0L Petrol

FWD

6AT

$30,740

sTouring

2.0L Petrol

AWD

6AT

$32,740

Akari

2.0L Petrol

FWD

6MT

$33,990

Akari

2.0L Petrol

FWD

6AT

$35,990

Akari

2.0L Petrol

AWD

6AT

$37,490

Maxx Sport

1.8L Diesel

FWD

6AT

$29,990

sTouring

1.8L Diesel

AWD

6AT

$35,240

Akari

1.8L Diesel

AWD

6AT

$40,490

 

The latest independent safety assessments from vehicle safety authority, ANCAP, have demonstrated the ongoing commitment from vehicle brands to maintain 5 star standards against increasing criteria.

The Mazda CX-8 and Volvo XC40 have both achieved a 5 star ANCAP safety rating – the first models to be tested and rated by ANCAP to the latest, most stringent 2018 assessment protocols.

“The hurdles have been raised significantly for vehicles tested from 2018,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin.

“We now test and rate against four key pillars of assessment, and across these we have implemented a range of enhancements to encourage vehicle manufacturers to improve the active and passive safety elements of their models.”
“Most notably, we’re looking at the performance and effectiveness of active safety assist technologies, and the ability of a vehicle to protect a broader range of occupants, including children and females.”

“Parents of young children will know that not all vehicles have the ability to safely fit child restraints in all seating positions. To assist, child restraint installation now forms part of each rating.”

“We are assessing the correct installation of a range of commonly available restraints – from newborn to 10 years – in each of the rear seating positions, and 6 year and 10 year child dummies now feature in our physical crash tests.”

Vulnerable road user safety is also enhanced with added emphasis placed on avoiding crashes with pedestrians and cyclists, at day-time and night – over 100 different test scenarios.

“It’s encouraging to see Mazda and Volvo set the standard, with their CX-8 and XC40 models being the first to step up and achieve 5 stars against our increased test standards,” Goodwin said.

“Good levels of performance were achieved by the CX-8 in the area of Child Occupant Protection, with our assessment engineers praising its ability to safely accommodate child restraints in all five rear seating
positions.”

The 5 star ANCAP safety rating applies to all Mazda CX-8 variants.

“The XC40 performed well across all areas of assessment, offering emergency lane keeping functionality and the full range of autonomous emergency braking systems,” said Goodwin.

All-wheel-drive variants of the Volvo XC40 have achieved a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. The two-wheel-drive T4 has not been assessed and is ‘unrated’.

Mazda has officially welcomed the Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel into it’s now nine-strong family of award-winning vehicles, with the SUV on sale from July 1 2018.

Sitting between the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda CX-9 on the sizing scale, the middle kid is a value-packed seven-seat option, ideal for growing families looking to pair their need for fuel efficiency, space and safety, with their desire for style and quality.

Equipped with the advanced 2.2L SKYACTIV-D twin-turbo diesel engine, the Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel gives a maximum of 140kW of power at 4,500rpm and a huge 450Nm of torque at 2,000rpm.

Incorporating the latest SKYACTIV technologies, the diesel-only SUV has an impressively high combustion ratio of 14.5:1, achieved thanks to a new variable geometry turbocharger, ultra-high response Piezo injectors and a stepped egg-profile combustion chamber.

The many SKYACTIV technologies at play help Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel to achieve best-in-class combined fuel consumption of 5.7L/100km for the Sport FWD variant, and 6.0L/100km for the Sport and Asaki AWD variants.

With a smaller stature than the traditional seven-seat SUV, Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel offers nimble handling and manoeuvrability, without compromising on cabin space or comfort for occupants in all three rows.

The easy-to-handle body is shorter and narrower than the Mazda CX-9, with which it shares its wheelbase, and is the same width as Australia’s favourite SUV, the Mazda CX-5.

With these more compact dimensions, Mazda’s human-centred design approach was key to creating a refined and spacious cabin environment that is both comfortable and functional.

A concerted effort was made to achieve natural seating posture for all occupants; a person of any size could find an ideal driving position, be comfortable in the passenger seat, enjoy roomy comfort in the second row, and passengers up to 170cm tall can find a relaxed seating position in the third row.

Convenience of entry, exit, loading and unloading is essential for large SUV buyers, and was a major consideration in the Brand-New CX-8 Diesel’s development.

The SUV offers wide rear doors that open out to an impressive 80 degrees from the body, and with a simple pull of a high-mounted lever on the second row, the back rest folds and the seat slides forward to allow extra space for easy access in and out of the third row.

Cabin storage is plentiful for all three rows, and luggage storage in the back is a generous 209 litres (VDA) when all three rows are in use. With the third row down, storage increases to 742 litres (VDA) and to an enormous 1,727 litres (VDA) when the second row is laid flat. There is also a sub-boot with an additional 33 litres of underfloor storage.

Mazda has applied a comprehensive list of i-ACTIVESENSE safety features as standard to the Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel, offering drivers and passengers the best technology available, along with a reassuring peace of mind.

Standard features include Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM), High Beam Control (HBC), Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA), Lane-keep Assist System (LAS), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) with Stop & Go function, Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), Smart City Brake Support [Forward/Reverse] (SCBS F/R), Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR), reverse camera and rear parking sensors.

Asaki adds even more safety equipment, including Mazda’s new 360° View Monitor, front parking sensors, Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH) and advanced keyless entry.

A number of designed-in, passive safety features further strengthen Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel’s credentials, including a high-strength SKYACTIV-Body, which effectively absorbs and disperses impact forces from the front, sides and rear to suppress cabin deformation in the event of an accident.

Damping in the body and the SKYACTIV-Chassis also promote reassuring handling and a defined sense of stability for drivers and passengers alike, with significant NVH measures in place to reduce unwanted noise and maximise conversation clarity.

Skilfully blending functionality and practicality with beauty, Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel boasts an elegant form that is both timeless and edgy, showcasing a maturing in Mazda’s KODO design language.

Fitting seamlessly into Mazda’s existing lineup, Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel has a powerful road presence, with strong horizontal lines characterising the front face. Piano black garnishes and chrome-plated mouldings enhance this expression, adding a touch of refinement and elegance to the overall form.

The interior design mirrors the quality feel of the exterior, with premium materials used to create a cosy but sophisticated atmosphere.

Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel introduces a new colour pallet, with deep red tones introduced through sumptuous Dark Russet nappa leather on the Asaki, while Sport offers black cloth with the same dark red hues weaved into the material.

Asaki is also offered with Pure White nappa leather and adds real wood trim to the instrument and door panels for added warmth and elegance, befitting of a top spec model.

Further emphasising its refinement, Asaki adds a host of special features and creature comforts and new technologies, including rear-door window blinds for sun protection and privacy, plus a 10 speaker Bose Sound System. In a first for Mazda, Asaki also introduces an integrated heated steering wheel that quickly warms the rim’s hand grip for safer, more comfortable operation on cold days.

Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel is available in two model grades, Sport and Asaki, across two drivetrains, FWD and AWD.

Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel is offered in seven contemporary colours, including Soul Red Crystal Metallic, Titanium Flash Mica, Sonic Silver Mica, Deep Crystal Blue Mica, Jet Black Mica, Snowflake White Pearl and Machine Grey Metallic.

The value-packed SUV starts from $42,490* for the entry level Sport FWD. The Sport AWD variant will retail from $46,490*, while the Asaki will start at $61,490*.

Managing Director of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said the Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel is a compelling proposition for families needing space and economy, but wanting style and quality.

“In our belief that the car is more than a mass of metal, Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel packages the functional elements that families are looking for, with the style and quality that they aspire to,” said Bhindi.

The Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel will go on sale from July 1 2018. For more information or to find your closest dealer, visit www.mazda.com.au.

*Manufacturer’s List Price.

Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel Price list:

Grade MLP
Sport FWD $42,490
Sport AWD $46,490
Asaki AWD $61,490

Ahead of its much anticipated launch, Mazda has revealed grades and pricing for the Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel.

Arriving to Australian dealerships in July, Mazda’s diesel-only seven-seat SUV combines versatility, style, comfort and safety, with excellent performance and efficiency.

Brand-New Mazda CX-8 is exclusively powered by Mazda’s advanced 140kW 2.2L SKYACTIV-D twin-turbo diesel engine, which also delivers a huge 450Nm of torque and outstanding fuel economy. 

Offered in two model grades, there are three variants of the Brand New Mazda CX-8 Diesel available, starting with Sport FWD, Sport AWD and the range topping Asaki AWD.

With a wide range of i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies offered as standard, paired with the inherent quality of a Mazda, the value-packed SUV starts from $42,490* for the entry level Sport FWD. The Sport AWD variant will retail from $46,490*, while the Asaki will start at $61,490*.

Managing Director of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said the Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel is a compelling offering for customers looking to upsize into an SUV.

“Brand-New Mazda CX-8 shares the uncompromising quality, style, comfort and safety features that customers know and expect of a Mazda,” he said.

“This, paired with the efficiency and economy of the most advanced SKYACTIV diesel engine on offer, makes the Mazda CX-8 an enticing proposition for Australians needing an added level of versatility.”

The Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel will go on sale from July 2018. For more information or to find your closest dealer, visit www.mazda.com.au
*Manufacturer’s List Price.

Brand-New Mazda CX-8 Diesel Price list:

Grade MLP
Sport FWD $42,490
Sport AWD $46,490
Asaki AWD $61,490

Mazda has released its most refined Mazda6 yet, offering more power, better efficiency, enhanced comfort and safety, all delivered in a sophisticated package that evokes mature elegance.

Available in Australia from June, New Mazda6 has been thoroughly reengineered from the outside in. Showcasing an evolution in Mazda’s KODO design language, advanced engine and safety technologies, and superior craftsmanship, New Mazda6 raises the bar. 

On both sedan and wagon models, updates to the exterior achieve a more mature expression of elegance for New Mazda6, broadening the car’s stance and lowering its visual centre of gravity.

The centre of the grille’s bottom edge sits lower than before, with a new intricate mesh pattern replacing the chrome fins of the previous Mazda6. The new grille also sits deeper within the surround, giving the face a more sculpted look. The LED headlamps now integrate fog lamps to give the car a sharp, wide, lighting signature. 

At the rear, painted surfaces now extend further down the body, giving a taut and high-quality appearance. The sedan also sports a new design for the boot lid’s rear-facing section, while the exhaust pipes have been repositioned toward the outer edges of the bumper and their diameter has been increased, further emphasising width and a low centre of gravity. Newly designed 17 and 19-inch alloy wheels complement the upgraded appearance.

Inside, the considered and deliberate touch of craftsmanship elevates the cabin environment, realising a more high-quality look, feel and atmosphere.

On the top grade Atenza model, Mazda introduces a sumptuous new Walnut Brown nappa leather, paired with Sen wood accents and UltraSuede ® NU trim, appearing on the doors and dashboard.

Other interior changes include fully redesigned front seats that are wider and use high-density, vibration-absorbing urethane foam for a firm, supportive seating surface designed to maintain the spine’s natural S-shape. The rear seats have also been redesigned with high-density urethane foam for greater comfort.

In a first for the Mazda, the Atenza model gets front seat ventilation which draws warm, moist air away from the backs of the driver and front passenger to keep them cool. 

Under its stylish exterior, New Mazda6 adds power and torque across the powertrain line-up, and introduces the award-winning SKYACTIV-G 2.5T turbocharged petrol engine.

Offering 170kW of power and a huge 420Nm of torque, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T is renowned for its rapid power delivery and prodigious torque courtesy of its Dynamic Pressure Turbo, which pushes exhaust fumes through a narrow inlet to quickly spool-up the turbocharger from low engine speeds before opening a larger secondary passage.

The more advanced SKYACTIV-D 2.2 twin-turbo diesel engine is also available for New Mazda6, alongside the torquey SKYACTIV-G 2.5 petrol engine, which now features cylinder deactivation. Both engines have seen significant revision, with further SKYACTIV technologies applied to improve performance and real-word fuel efficiency.

Bolstering its safety credentials, New Mazda6 comes standard with a wider range of i-ACTIVESENSE safety technologies, including Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go (MRCC), to provide superior driver support and peace of mind in Mazda’s flagship passenger car.

The top-grade Atenza model adds Mazda’s new 360° View Monitor, offering extra visibility to help drivers avoid potentially dangerous situations, and a new seven-inch TFT LCD display screen in the centre of the instrument cluster to dynamically display information depending on the driver’s needs.

The SKYACTIV chassis and body have also been revised to deliver a smoother and more linear drive, at the same time reducing NVH levels to achieve a quiet cabin environment that enhances conversation clarity among occupants.

Managing Director of Mazda Australia, Vinesh Bhindi, said New Mazda6 sets a new standard for the segment, taking a step up in class and refinement.

“Mazda6 has long been a firm favourite with discerning drivers and these latest upgrades take it above the mainstream sedan fray, changing the idea of what an affordable, value-packed midsize sedan or wagon can and should be,” he said.

Priced between $32,490 and $50,090*, there are 14 variants of New Mazda6 available, with a choice between two stylish body types: wagon and sedan, and four model grades: Sport, Touring, GT and Atenza. 

*Denotes Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP).

New Mazda6 Pricing

Grade Body Type Engine Old MLP New MLP
Sport SDN 2.5L Petrol  $  32,490 $32,490
WGN 2.5L Petrol  $  33,790 $33,790
Touring SDN 2.5L Petrol  $  37,290 $36,690
SDN 2.2L Diesel  $  40,140 $39,690
WGN 2.5L Petrol  $  38,590 $37,990
WGN 2.2L Diesel  $  41,440 $40,990
GT SDN 2.5L Turbo Petrol NA $43,990
SDN 2.2L Diesel  $  45,540 $45,090
WGN 2.5L Turbo Petrol NA $45,290
WGN 2.2L Diesel  $  46,840 $46,390
Atenza SDN 2.5L Turbo Petrol NA $47,690
SDN 2.2L Diesel  $  48,240 $48,790
WGN 2.5L Turbo Petrol NA $48,990
WGN 2.2L Diesel  $  49,540 $50,090

Advanced powertrain options for New Mazda6

New Mazda6 buyers will have three engines to choose from, starting with the torquey, fuel-efficient SKYACTIV-G 2.5 naturally-aspirated engine.

With 140kW of power and 252Nm of torque, this 2.5-litre, four-cylinder engine adds a greater level of refinement and comes with a host of upgrades, including cylinder deactivation which reduces internal friction and improves operating efficiency across the rev range.     

Cylinder deactivation maximises fuel efficiency when the vehicle is operating at steady speeds, shutting-down the outside two cylinders. They come back on-line instantaneously when maximum performance is needed.

A centrifugal pendulum added to the six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission’s torque converter counterbalances engine vibrations when running on two cylinders. The result is an imperceptible switchover between two and four-cylinder modes but a noticeable efficiency benefit.

GT and Atenza models both feature Mazda’s award-winning SKYACTIV-G 2.5T turbocharged engine, a technological tour de force delivering 170kW of power at 5,000rpm and 420Nm of torque at just 2,000rpm, all on 91RON fuel rather than Premium petrol. 

By using a small inlet port to force air into the turbocharger, Mazda’s industry-first Dynamic Pressure Turbo delivers almost instantaneous boost. A secondary valve opens at higher engine speeds to increase airflow and maximise power.

A pulse-scavenging 4-3-1 manifold prevents exhaust back pressure and helps the engine breathe more freely.

Cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) lowers combustion temperatures and prevents engine ‘knock’, reducing the need to dump more fuel into the cylinders to cool the engine. 

Modern turbocharged engines are often mated to continuously variable automatic transmissions (CVT) and operate in a narrow efficiency band, sacrificing the oneness between driver and car – the highly-valued Jinba Ittai characteristic of all Mazda vehicles.

Mazda’s six-speed SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission, standard with the SKYACTIV-G 2.5T engine, keeps its torque converter locked through most of its operation, giving a more connected sense of controllability than many other automatic transmissions.

Finally, the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 diesel engine, which has been given a power and torque boost, continues as an option on Touring grade models and above. 

Now with a variable geometry twin-turbocharger, the diesel engine has a maximum power output of 140kW and maximum pulling power of 450Nm. 

All three engines complement New Mazda6, with the naturally-aspirated petrol engine serving as an efficient and responsive powertrain, its turbocharged sibling amplifying the driving performance for which Mazdas are renowned and the diesel offering effortless, efficient long-distance driving.

Chassis development refined

In this latest round of changes to Mazda6, engineers have revisited every aspect of the SKYACTIV-CHASSIS, increasing its rigidity and tuning the suspension for smoother, more linear ride quality while at the same time lowering noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels.

The steering rack has been mounted rigidly to the chassis for greater responsiveness and changes to the roll-steer characteristics promote more neutral handling.

Revised suspension geometry compliments the revisions which bring both a smoother ride and improved dynamic performance without compromising comfort. 

Other detail changes include body reinforcements, thicker sheet metal in the rear wheel-wells and trailing link mounts as well as extra chassis bracing, all helping to improve cabin sound quality and putting New Mazda6 into a different class when it comes to interior quietness and refinement.

Australia’s most popular SUV looks to extend its hold on the market, with the Mazda CX-5 adding new technologies to boost performance and improve efficiency across all engine grades.

Committed to the pursuit of driving pleasure and achieving optimal efficiency in line with Mazda’s Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 vision, Mazda has introduced a range of innovative SKYACTIV technologies to the CX-5 engine lineup to improve real-world combustion, torque and power output.

The latest and most advanced SKYACTIV-D 2.2L diesel engine will debut on the Mazda CX-5. It adds a new two-stage twin turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, helping to increase maximum power output from 129kW to 140W and maximum torque from 420Nm to 450Nm.

Taking Mazda one step closer to its goal of ideal diesel combustion, the engine adopts Rapid Multi-stage Combustion, with a new stepped egg-profile combustion chamber in piston, and ultra-high-response multi-hole piezo injectors. Combined with the benefits of the turbocharger, the engine’s compression ratio increases from 14.0:1 to 14.4:1.

A new water flow management system has also been added, quickening engine warm-up to help achieve better real-world fuel economy.

In another first for Mazda, the SKYACTIV-G 2.5L petrol engine adopts cylinder deactivation to reduce fuel consumption when driving at constant speeds.

Unlike other manufacturers employing similar technology, Mazda’s system shuts down cylinders one and four in light-load situations, reducing pumping loss and mechanical resistance. When cruising at 40km/h, real world fuel economy is improved by approximately 20 per cent, and by approximately five per cent when at a constant 80km/h.

Ever evolving and improving Mazda’s petrol engines, a suite of new technologies have been added to both SKYACTIV-G 2.5L and SKYACTIV-G 2.0L engines to further improve efficiency.

A more rapid combustion is achieved with new and precisely tuned intake ports, generating a stronger tumble flow during intake stroke. Combined with a reshaped piston crown, the result is greater torque at low-to-mid rpm and improved fuel economy at high rpms.

The nozzles of the multi-hole fuel injectors have been redesigned for more efficient fuel injection, increasing pressure from 20MPa to 30MPa to realise a faster and more broadly dispersed spray.

A new Water Flow Management system (WFM) adds a coolant control valve to reduce the flow of coolant around the walls of the combustion chamber, helping reduce heat loss while the engine warms up.

The engines also adopts asymmetrical oil rings, with a larger outer radius at the top and smaller radius at the bottom edge, and revised piston skirt curvature realises an ideal barrel shape. Combined, these changes reduce mechanical resistance, contributing to better fuel economy.

Collectively, the updates to the petrol engine range have accounted for a 1Nm increase in torque for the 2.5L variant, and a 1kW increase in power for the 2.0L variant.

The top of the range Akera will also see added functionality with a 360° view monitor added to its equipment, while the Touring will introduce windscreen Active Driving Display in lieu of the flip-up display on the previous model.

This more advanced CX-5 is also now more affordable, with price drops across the range. The Maxx Sport and Touring variants will retail for $400 less than the previous model, while GT and Akera will retail for $800 less.

Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said the updated CX-5 is another example of Mazda’s commitment to constant evolution in pursuit of best in class performance and efficiency.

“The CX-5 introduces some major developments with cylinder deactivation and the variable geometry turbocharger, but it’s the smaller technologies that advance Mazda to the ultimate goal of fuel efficiency in combustion engines,” said Bhindi.

“Mazda truly loves the motorcar, and will continue to refine, innovate and pursue technologies that enhance driving pleasure, while also delivering outstanding environmental and safety performance.”

There are 12 varieties of the updated Mazda CX-5 on offer, including three Maxx, and three Maxx Sport, and two each of the Touring, GT and Akera grades.

The Mazda CX-5 comes with a choice of SKYACTIV-G 2.0L or SKYACTIV-G 2.5L petrol engines, or SKYACTIV-D 2.2L diesel engine, and is available in FWD and AWD drivetrains paired with a 6-speed SKYACTIV-MT manual transmission or a SKYACTIV-DRIVE automatic transmission.

The updated Mazda CX-5 is on sale now.

Mazda cx-5 pricing

MODEL

ENGINE

 DRIVETRAIN

MLP

 Maxx

 2.0L GE 6MT

 FWD

$28,690

 2.0L GE 6AT

 FWD

$30,690

 2.5L GE 6AT

 AWD

$33,690

 Maxx Sport

 2.0L GE 6AT

 FWD

$33,990

 2.5L GE 6AT

 AWD

$36,990

 2.2L DE 6AT

 AWD

$39,990

 Touring

 2.5L GE 6AT

 AWD

$38,590

 2.2L DE 6AT

 AWD

$41,590

 GT

 2.5L GE 6AT

 AWD

$43,590

 2.2L DE 6AT

 AWD

$46,590

 Akera

 2.5L GE 6AT

 AWD

$46,190

 2.2L DE 6AT

 AWD

$49,190

 

Ready to take on the toughest Aussie terrains, Mazda has released the New Look BT-50 exclusive to Australia. Designed and developed locally, the New Look BT-50 is purpose built for Australians looking for a tough ute that will tackle everything from the daily grind to off road adventures.

With major front-end design changes and added equipment across grades, this is the second and most comprehensive update to the Mazda BT-50 since its launch in 2011. The New Look BT-50 boasts a bold new bumper and grille to achieve a stronger road stance. 

Sharpening up the bumper, the outer edges have been squared off to give the ute a lower visual centre of gravity and a more solid bearing on the road. Strong, straight lines are carried through to new fog light surrounds and a large trapezoid lower air intake with skid plate, accented with mesh texture and a 3-dimensional insert for greater contrast. 

Further impressing a wide stance, the grille has also adopted horizontal lines, punctuated by a prominent Mazda badge. XTR and GT grades will have premium chrome grille fins, paired with a dark grey lower bumper insert, while XT will have satin black grille fins and black bumper insert. 

The front-end changes are bolstered by equipment upgrades across the range, which includes an exciting first for Mazda, the introduction of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across all grades. 

The flagship GT will take another step up in class, offering more convenience and design differentiation as standard. The GT adds a chrome Sports Bar with integrated high-mounted LED stop light, a heavy-duty tub liner to protect the tub and tailgate from scuffs and dents, tailgate central locking to safely secure gear in the tray and a single 12 volt auxiliary socket and light to aid visibility in the tub.

The XT will see the biggest changes with the addition of a Reverse Camera to improve rear vision and a 7-inch Alpine Infotainment System to keep drivers connected to the world around them.

Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said the Australian-only BT-50 is an important step in the vehicle’s evolution.

“The BT-50 has already won fans in Australia, offering safety, comfort, performance and answering customer’s practical needs with great towing power and payload,” said Bhindi. 

“We know Australian customers want all this and a tough looking exterior, so we heeded demand and worked with local engineers to refresh the front-end and toughen up the BT-50.”

“The utility segment is a huge priority in Australia and for Mazda; we’re always looking to improve and enhance our product offering, to remain competitive and appealing to our customers,” said Mr Bhindi.

Making the BT-50 an even more enticing package, drivers will see ownership costs reduced, with servicing intervals updated from 10,000km/12 months to 15,000km/12 months.

Based on a 15,000km/12 month interval, this will save owners of the New-Look Mazda BT-50 more than $850 at the five year service mark. When looking at real-world Mazda owner mileage of 25,000km per annum, there is a potential saving of $1920 after five years.

The potential for cost savings is boosted with driveaway pricing on all New-Look Mazda BT-50 models, starting from $28,990.  

The BT-50 will go on sale across Australia in May. To learn more about the New Look BT-50 or to find your local Mazda dealer, visit www.mazda.com.au.

Servicing


15,000km p/a

Interval

2 Years

3 Years

5 Years

Previous model

10k / 12 mth

$        1,414

 $        2,052

 $        3,537

New-Look Mazda BT-50

15k / 12mth

$        1,091

 $        1,522

 $        2,683

 

Improvement

$           323

 $           530

 $           854

Pricing


4x2

 

Model

Driveaway price

6M 2.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2

$28,990

6A 2.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2

$32,205

6M 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X2

$32,205

6M 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X2

$34,490

6A 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X2

$36,490

6M 3.2L DUAL C/CH XT 4X2

$36,198

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X2

$35,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X2

$37,990

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X2

$39,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X2

$41,990

4x4

 

Model

Driveaway price

6M 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X4

$37,990

6A 3.2L SINGLE C/CH XT 4X4

$39,990

6M 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X4

$40,490

6A 3.2L FREESTYLE C/CH XT 4X4

$43,490

6M 3.2L FREESTYLE CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4

$45,990

6A 3.2L FREESTYLE CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4

$47,990

6M 3.2L DUAL C/CH XT 4X4

$41,198

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X4

$40,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XT 4X4

$42,990

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4

$46,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY XTR 4X4

$48,990

6M 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY GT 4X4

$49,990

6A 3.2L DUAL CAB UTILITY GT 4X4

$51,990

Ever in pursuit of driving pleasure, Mazda has further evolved the MX-5 to enhance the thrill of top-down driving with updates to design, dynamics and NVH across the soft-top and RF models.

In its first update since the fourth generation launched in 2015, the MX-5 has been refined to deepen the sensation of Jinba-ittai and enhance the sports car’s iconic fun factor.

Much lauded for its driving feel, the roadster has seen its rear suspension fine-tuned to realise an even smoother and more comfortable ride, improving every driving situation, whether braking, cornering or cruising.

Using knowledge gleaned from the RF’s development, the soft-top’s rear suspension’s upper link bushings were lowered, while the rear bump stop was lengthened, so it comes into play a little earlier.

The roadster has also undergone NVH improvements to reduce unwanted cabin noise, while accentuating the pleasing quality of the MX-5’s engine sound.

Sound insulation was applied over a wide area of the centre tunnel and noise-absorbing material was added along its top for the first time. Performance of the dash insulator was also improved, holes and gaps around the tunnel reinforcements were reduced, and vibration-damping and noise-absorbing materials were added to the rear wheel housings.

Bolstering the MX-5’s five-star ANCAP safety rating, the GT will add more equipment to its already impressive package, including Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Mazda’s Adaptive LED Headlamps (ALH).

Using a windscreen mounted camera, LDW monitors road lane markings and provides an audible alert when a driver is about to stray from the designated lane.

Improving visibility when driving at night, ALH offers flare-free high beams that automatically control the area of illumination, wide range low beams that provide a wider field of vision and Highway mode, which automatically shifts the aim of the headlamps upwards when driving at high speeds. 

Further enhancing its unique road statement, the MX-5 now offers broader colour options across RF and soft-top models.

Mazda’s latest and most lustrous body colour, Soul Red Crystal Metallic, is now available on the MX-5, while the soft-top variant has also added Machine Grey Metallic to its body colour lineup. For extra shine, bright aluminum is on offer for 16-inch wheels on the 1.5L Roadster GT.

Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said the updated MX-5 offers the thrilling and liberating drive that has always defined the iconic sports car.

“The MX-5 carries a promise of fun, and the upgraded fourth generation model certainly upholds this,” said Bhindi.

“The enhancements and added equipment are another phase in its constant evolution, which is testament to Mazda’s endless pursuit of achieving driving pleasure.”

The updated Mazda MX-5 is on sale now.

Mazda MX-5 pricing

MODEL

TRIM

MLP

OLD MLP

1.5L Soft-top Roadster 6MT

Black cloth

$33,440

$33,340

1.5L Soft-top Roadster 6AT

Black cloth

$35,440

$35,340

1.5L Soft-top Roadster GT 6MT

Leather

$39,660

$38,340

1.5L Soft-top Roadster GT 6AT

Leather

$41,660

$40,340

2L Soft-top Roadster 6MT

Black cloth

$34,950

$34,850

2L Soft-top Roadster 6AT

Black cloth

$36,950

$36,850

2L Soft-top Roadster GT 6MT

Leather

$41,210

$39,890

2L Soft-top Roadster GT 6AT

Leather

$43,210

$41,890

2L RF 6MT

Cloth

$38,650

$38,550

2L RF 6AT

Cloth

$40,650

$40,550

2L RF GT 6MT

Leather

$45,210

$43,890

2L RF GT 6AT

Leather

$47,210

$45,890

2L RF GT Black roof 6MT

Nappa leather

$46,210

$44,890

2L RF GT Black roof 6AT

Nappa leather

$48,210

$46,890

2L RF Limited Edition6MT

Recaro seats

$52,210

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