18 Jun 2021

Mazda launching 10 hybrids and three EVs

Mazda has confirmed a sweeping new range of hybrid and electrified vehicles will arrive in showrooms by 2025. Japanese brand Mazda has been cautious compared to some other rival manufacturers in adopting electric vehicles, with the new MX-30 the first such model. However, it has announced a full offensive of

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05 May 2021

Mazda’s MX-30 electric car is coming soon

Niche electric crossover from Mazda with sweet style and packaging but low driving range will be in Australia this August from $65k. Mazda has released the price and spec of its first-ever electric car, the MX-30 E35 Astina. As previously tested, the MX-30 is already available as a petrol model,

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31 Mar 2021

2021 Mazda MX-30 M Hybrid Review

Our independent 2021 Mazda MX-30 M Hybrid review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Car makers sometimes reap great rewards when taking a chance. Porsche turned around its fortunes when it made its first SUV, and Ford in Australia might not be here if

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29 Mar 2021

Mazda BT-50 Thunder rolls in

Mazda joins the ‘tough-truck’ ute brigade with its own Aussie spin-off, the BT-50 Thunder. Mazda Australia has pieced together a unique BT-50 model based on new 2021 underpinnings and using bespoke parts designed by the local engineering team, and with a name somewhat inspired if you’re a ute-loving Acca Dacca

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15 Feb 2021

2021 Mazda MX-5 GT RS Review

Our independent 2021 Mazda MX-5 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. The Mazda MX-5 has been updated for 2021 with two new track-focused MX-5 GT RS models the highlight of the updated range. Offered in both soft-top roadster and also retractable fastback (RF)

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03 Feb 2021

2021 Mazda CX-9 Review

Our independent 2021 Mazda CX-9 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Mazda Australia has updated its CX-9 SUV for 2021, introducing three new models for its flagship family favourite. Headlining the changes is a new range-topper, the all-wheel drive Mazda CX-9 Azami LE

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18 Dec 2020

2021 Mazda CX-9 range with new models and luxe seating

A number of upgrades and new models will bolster the CX-9 into 2021. Mazda is updating its flagship CX-9 SUV with two new models and captain’s chairs for the luxe Azami LE. There are also equipment upgrades across the lineup. The two new variants are the GT SP and limited-edition

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11 Dec 2020

Mazda’s enviro-friendly and stylish MX-30 confirmed for Australia

Mazda MX-30 will launch in Australia next year. Mazda Australia has finally confirmed that it will introduce the all-new MX-30, bringing the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle to life on local roads. But more than a battery-electric, zero-emissions option for green-car buyers, it will also offer the MX-30 in petrol hybrid

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30 Oct 2020

Mazda BT-50 single cab and freestyle price and spec

Mazda expands BT-50 range with new Freestyle and Single Cab chassis models. Mazda’s BT-50 in Freestyle and Single Cab styles enters showrooms from $36,550 plus on-roads. That’s a price increase of around $7k over the equivalent out-going model it replaces, though this is a much more sophisticated ute. Like the

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22 Oct 2020

Mazda’s electric SUV one step closer to Australia

Mazda’s MX-30 EV looks to be shoring up as the brand’s debutant in the Australian electric vehicle market. Mazda has gone through the effort of certifying its MX-30 electric SUV for use on Australian roads, suggesting it is seriously close to confirming it will launch here. The model has been

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22 Oct 2020

Mazda BT-50 receives top marks for safety

Mazda’s new ute receives top marks from Australia’s crash-testing program. Unsurprisingly, Mazda’s new BT-50, which is based on Isuzu D-Max, has received a full five-star safety rating.  Following the same top result as the D-Max, Mazda’s ute scores just slightly lower for impacts regarding pedestrians and cyclists in the vulnerable

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13 Oct 2020

Mazda BT-50 fleet deal bolsters sales prospects

Mazda wins sales-pumping fleet deal over key rivals on the launch of its new generation BT-50. Not only has Mazda launched a far more technologically advanced ute than it has ever sold before but the Japanese brand has also landed a sizeable fleet deal shortly after launching the model to

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09 Oct 2020

2021 Mazda BT-50 XT Review

Our 2021 Mazda BT-50 XT ute review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. The ute market is fascinating. The number of people curious about utes boggles my mind. My wife, who I call The Reluctant Influencer, will sometimes snap a pic of her latest

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22 Sep 2020

2021 Mazda BT-50 pricing and specs revealed

Mazda’s new ute is ready to battle with the best in the segment, which justifies a jump in price for the BT-50. Mazda has unveiled pricing for its all-new dual-cab ute which will be available to buy in dealers next month from October 1, and the increase in pricing over

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14 Sep 2020

How much can I tow with the 2021 Mazda BT-50 4×4?

How much can you safely tow and carry with the new 2021 Mazda BT-50 dual-cab 4×4? Question: I read the How much can the Isuzu D-Max tow? article and want to know how that compares to the new Mazda BT-50, which is based on the same Isuzu model. For those

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