by Chris Chase Using one vehicle platform to underpin different models is not a new practice in the auto industry. It gives a car maker a common starting point for a variety of vehicles and reduces R&D costs. A single platform might be used by different brands owned by the same parent company. Sometimes, companies... Read More.
For 2019, Mazda has redesigned the Mazda3 into a fourth generation that it thinks will be desirable for a new reason: an available AWD system. The new option makes this car one of just a few compacts to offer all-wheel traction. Mazda hopes it can turn that distinction into more sales, especially to buyers who might be considering a small crossover or SUV.... Read More.
One of those techniques is designing its vehicles to look and feel more expensive than their competitors. Mazda took that approach in 2017 by giving its second-generation CX-5 compact SUV an upscale appearance. For 2019, the CX-5 moves further in that direction with a new Signature trim level and a 2.5L turbocharged engine.... Read More.
In the car’s earlier days, when it was better known as the Miata, the most potent version was a turbocharged Mazdaspeed version. Mazda offered this speedier car for just two years in the mid-2000s with a 178-hp engine.... Read More.