Mazda Announces New Compact SUV Will be Mazda CX-5

Mazda MINAGI, the concept from which the Mazda CX-5 is derived

– The first of Mazda’s next-generation products to blend SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY with KODO design –

HIROSHIMA, Japan—Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that its new compact crossover SUV will be called the Mazda CX-5. It is the production model derived from the Mazda MINAGI concept car, which debuted at the Geneva Motor Show* in March this year and will be shown at the New York International Auto Show that opens on April 20, 2011. The CX-5 will be the first production vehicle to incorporate Mazda’s new design theme, ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ as debuted on the Mazda SHINARI concept car, as well as the full range of breakthrough SKYACTIV technologies, including engines, transmissions, body and chassis. The CX-5 will join Mazda’s global line-up in 2012. Continue reading “Mazda Announces New Compact SUV Will be Mazda CX-5”

Mazda Minagi World Premiere

The Mazda MINAGI Concept embodies Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technologies and new KODO design language, signaling the way for the next generation of Mazda cars to come.

GENEVA (March 1, 2011) – The MINAGI Concept makes its world premiere at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show as the expression of Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technologies and new KODO design language. It is the first model which showcases characteristics likely to be seen in the next generation of Mazda cars. For this reason, Mazda has fully incorporated its SKYACTIV technologies into every aspect of driving performance, including the powertrain, chassis, and even body design. As the second concept vehicle to incorporate Mazda’s new ‘KODO – Soul of Motion’ design language, MINAGI challenges conventions with emotional design and exhilarating performance. Continue reading “Mazda Minagi World Premiere”

Mazda Unveils MX-5 Miata Special Edition at Chicago Auto Show

2011 Mazda MX-5 Special Edition

Limited-run model conveys luxurious side of the world’s most-beloved two-seat roadster

CHICAGO (February 9, 2011) – On the heels of its recent milestone announcement of 900,000 MX-5 Miatas being produced, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today unveiled the 2011 MX-5 Miata Special Edition, a limited-run model of only 750 units. The Special Edition continues the MX-5’s history of being a dynamically-engineered, enthusiast-approved roadster whose price doesn’t discriminate and whose luxuries are not stripped. Continue reading “Mazda Unveils MX-5 Miata Special Edition at Chicago Auto Show”

All New 2012 Mazda5

The Mazda5 debuts live at the LA Auto Show on Wednesday, November 17 at 4:45 p.m. PST†. Get the details. With its in-motion styling and dynamic design, the six-passenger, 2.5L Mazda5 brings a whole new meaning to form and function. Mazda5 refuses to be categorized. Surprisingly nimble and roomy. Safe, and unexpectedly versatile. Mazda5 offers a revolutionary new way for weekday warriors, maverick multitaskers and parental pioneers to move their lives. Stay tuned for details.

Mazda R&D Basement

Mazda Basement Uncovered

Ever wonder what Mazda R&D keeps in it’s basement? Check out the video at GoRacingTV

Shown are such race car classics as the Mazda MX-6 GTU, Mazda RX-7 GTO, Mazda RX792P, the Car and Driver Mazda RX-2, the Racing Beat Bonneville Salt Flat RX-7 Land Speed Record car.

Eight Mazda RX-8 Teams Deliver Rolex Grand-Am GT Championship

August 29, 2010 (IRVINE, Calif.). Mazda, along with its MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development racing partners, clinched the 2010 Rolex Grand-Am GT championship this weekend during the Montreal 200 race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Despite the Mazda brand being one of the most successful racing nameplates in the world, this is the first GT championship for the company since its 1991 win in the IMSA GTO championship.

The combined efforts of eight Mazda RX-8 race teams all season brought not only the manufacturer’s championship, but all three GT championships – driver, team, and manufacturer. Over the past three years in the hotly contested Rolex Grand-Am GT series, the Mazda RX-8 has won multiple races against the best from Porsche, Chevrolet, BMW, Ferrari and others, but this season has been the rotary-powered car’s most successful. Continue reading “Eight Mazda RX-8 Teams Deliver Rolex Grand-Am GT Championship”


rdrracingHeat No Match For Mazda Rotary Performance

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif., July 2, 2009 — Robert Davis Racing (RDR) completed another successful NASA weekend, this time at a blazing hot Buttonwillow Raceway Park.  The Performance Touring RX-8s brought home three poles and three victories between drivers Jim Holloway, and Dennis Holloway. Continue reading “ROBERT DAVIS RACING SCORES FIRST ENDURO WIN!”


— Racers rejoice: Mazda and SCRAMP relationship to continue through 2011 —

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

IRVINE, Calif. – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced it has extended its existing contract with the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) and will remain the title sponsor of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for at least five more years. The just-signed contract extends the two organizations’ current relationship through March 2011. The world-famous Monterey, Calif. facility is home to one of the finest natural road-racing courses in the country and has been a mainstay of professional auto and motorcycle racing since 1957. Continue reading “MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA: RACING AHEAD FOR FIVE MORE YEARS”