Mazda Awarded 2016 Automotive Brand of the Year

Mazda 2 Mazda Awarded 2016 Automotive Brand of the Year

The Mazda brand has been given another award as Ace Metrix named the automaker as the 2015 Automotive Brand of the Year. It’s hard to disagree with the decision of Ace Metrix since the brand offers a variety of incredible vehicles. You can haul your family in a Mazda CX-5 or have an exhilarating driving experience on a windy road in a Mazda MX-5 Miata. Vice president of marketing at Mazda Russell Wager stated, “We are honored to receive this recognition from Ace Metrix and feel that it validates our efforts in trying to engage with our customers in a way that they appreciate.” Get behind the wheel of a Mazda vehicle today at Cardinale Mazda in Seaside.

 

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Kyle Kimball’s Role in Mazda Motorsports

Mazda 2 Kyle Kimball’s Role in Mazda Motorsports

Do you know who Kyle Kimball is? If not, Cardinale Mazda would like to put him in the spotlight for a bit as he does so much for Mazda Motorsports. Kimball usually spends most of his time at Mazda North American Operations’ office in Chicago, Illinois. He is responsible for constructing and negotiating contracts, tracking the budget, and several other back-office tasks. Additionally, Kimball and Jim Bowie are at the forefront of the Mazda Road to 24 and Mazda Road to Indy scholarship programs. He has even taken part in planning events for the newly established Racing Accelerates Creative Education STEM program.

 

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Mazda MX-5 Among The Motor Report 2016 Best Buy

Mazda 1 Mazda MX-5 Among The Motor Report 2016 Best Buy

The Motor Report has come up with its 2016 Best Buy report for vehicles within the performance car category that can be purchased for under $50,000. Among the five vehicles is the all-new Mazda MX-5. The roadster variant can be purchased for $31,990, while the GT version can be purchased for $41,550. The roadster is powered by a 1.5-liter four cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission to generate an output of 129 horsepower and 111 pound-feet of torque. On the other hand is the GT that is fitted with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine linked to six-speed automatic gearbox, delivering 158 horsepower and 148 pound-feet of torque. Experience the quickness and impeccable handling of the Mazda MX-5 today at Cardinale Mazda in Seaside.

 

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Mazda Still Preparing to Introduce Diesel Engine in U.S. Market

Mazda 2 Mazda Still Preparing to Introduce Diesel Engine in U.S. Market

Despite Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal, Mazda is still optimistic regarding its diesel engine in the U.S. market. The automaker believes that introducing its diesel engine will bring the brand closer to European luxury in the U.S. market and it will differentiate the brand from other Japanese automakers. Senior vice president of U.S. operations for Mazda Robert Davis stated, “If we look at competitors in diesel in the U.S., its primarily luxury, and its primarily European luxury.” By coming to the level of European luxury, Mazda will have the ability to raise its brand value. Mazda has yet to confirm when its diesel engine will be introduced, but Cardinale Mazda will inform you of any word that comes from the automaker. Mazda is in the midst of creating an engine that meets U.S. emissions standards, but still offers incredible performance.

 

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Spy Shots of Production Version of Mazda Koeru Concept

Mazda 1 Spy Shots of Production Version of Mazda Koeru Concept

Spy shots of an undisguised Mazda Koeru concept in China have surfaced. There are not many differences from the design of the concept to that of the production version. The only changes are the taillights and a front end that takes on more of the KODO design language. The production version will either be badged the CX-4 or CX-6. The Mazda Koeru concept will be built on the same platform as the Mazda CX-5, as well as feature the same engines. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine will generate an output of 155 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. The other engine will be a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower. Buyers will be able to choose between a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Mazda has not announced the official debut of the production version Mazda Koeru concept, so Cardinale Mazda will let you know of any word that comes from the automaker.

 

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Continental Tire and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Maintain Partnership

Mazda 2 Continental Tire and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Maintain Partnership

Continental Tire and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca officials have finally reached an agreement. Continental Tire will maintain its title sponsorship of the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix. The race is part of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The partnership began in 2011 when Continental Tire was the title sponsor of the GRAND-AM Road Racing event. The partnership continued even when the GRAND-AM merged with the American Le Mans Series in 2014. Director of marketing for Continental Tire Travis Roffler stated, “We’re proud to continue our partnership with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.” Cardinale Mazda is excited for the Grand Prix at Laguna Seca starting April 29.

 

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Revival of Mazda’s Rotary Engine

Mazda 2 Revival of Mazda’s Rotary Engine

Mazda ended the production of the rotary engine in 2012, but it seems that the automaker has plans to bring it back. When Mazda revealed its RX-Vision concept car equipped with a rotary engine at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, Mazda President Madamichi Kogai stated, “We gave form to our dream for the future.” The automaker is in the midst of overcoming technical issues, but it seems that Mazda engineers are on the right track as Mazda managing executive officer Kiyoshi Fuiwara claimed that “The path to overcoming technical hurdles is almost clear.” Such issues involve negative impacts on the environment and poor durability. Cardinale Mazda hopes that some production version of the RX-vision with a rotary engine will be given the green light in the near future.

 

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Mazda MX-5 Miata is Contender for 2016 North American Car of the Year

Mazda 1 Mazda MX-5 Miata is Contender for 2016 North American Car of the Year

Each year, a 57-member, independent panel of automotive journalists meet to create a list of vehicles that are contenders to be titled as the North American Car of the Year. This year’s winner will be revealed at the 2016 North American International Auto Show. Vehicles are evaluated based on innovation, handling, design, customer satisfaction, safety, and base value. For 2016, nineteen vehicles from different brands were chosen. Out of the 19, one Mazda vehicle was able to make the list. The fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata is among the contenders. In comparison to all other sports cars on the road, the Miata has the shortest and lowest overhangs. Mazda revitalized a classic in an extraordinary way. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox to deliver 155 horsepower. The Mazda MX-5 Miata can sprint to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds and achieve a quarter-mile distance in 14.6 seconds. Cardinale Mazda will inform you of the winner when it is announced. Let’s wish the Mazda MX-5 Miata luck.

 

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Mazda Vehicles Have Significant Success in the Australian Market

Mazda 2 Mazda Vehicles Have Significant Success in the Australian Market

Mazda was able to surpass Holden in the Australian sales race in 2015 to become the first full-line vehicle importer to make it to the top two automakers in terms of sales in the market. In 2015, Mazda was able to deliver 114,024 vehicles to the Australian market, representing a year-over-year growth of 13.2 percent. Mazda Australia is one of the brand’s largest world regions, with one in every ten cars sold in 2015 sporting the Mazda “M” badge. Throughout the year, the Mazda CX-5, Mazda2, BT-50, CX-9, and MX-5 experienced growth. The all-new Mazda MX-5 experienced the most substantial growth of an incredible 677 percent. In order to maintain the success in 2016, Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders stated, “We will stay committed to our customers to deliver great products and a rewarding ownership experience.” Get behind the wheel of one of these Mazda vehicles today (minus the BT-50) at Cardinale Mazda in Salinas.

 

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Mazda Announces Pricing of 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Model

Mazda 2 Mazda Announces Pricing of 2016.5 Mazda CX-5 Model

The compact SUV segment gains a redesigned Mazda CX-5 to its list of options – in fact, the newly renovated model also happens to be Mazda’s most popular U.S. model. The midyear change will begin deliveries in January and is expected to be equipped with new technology. The Japanese automaker revealed that a backup camera is now standard on all versions of the model; additionally, the touring model will come equipped with navigation and heated front seats. Prices of the 2016.5 models will vary: the all-wheel drive Sport has a starting price of $25,795, the all-wheel drive Touring increases to $27,415; while the all wheel drive Grand Touring starts at $30,770. If you would like more information on the upcoming Mazda CX-5 model, feel free to contact our experts at the number below.

 

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