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2017 Mazda CX-9 Earns IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Rating

2017 CX-9

RICHMOND HILL, ON, June 16, 2017 /CNW/ - Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) today announced that its 2017 Mazda CX-9 midsize, three-row crossover SUV has earned a Top Safety Pick+ rating1 from the nonprofit Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, the highest score the IIHS provides.

On sale for just over a year, CX-9 has already earned a fair share of accolades in Canada, including being named 'Top Large SUV' by, 'Best Buy - Mid-Size SUV Under $50,000' by The Car Guide, and 'Car of the Year' by Motoring TV.

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2019 Mazda3 coming with world-first HCCI tech?

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Fuel-saving Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) technology has been in development for decades but could soon make an appearance in a production car.

Early this year, it was reported that Mazda was looking to introduce an HCCI engine in 2018. Now, Motoring is reporting that the first recipient will be the redesigned Mazda 3 which is due in 2018, as a 2019 model.

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Zoom Zoom meets Toronto Street Art.

Rotary Engine

I first catch sight of it a good city block away. Squinting against the pale spring sunlight, I see an underpass with what looks like, at this distance, the sort of graffiti that you expect in any major metropolitan city centre. But as I get closer, a much more amazing scene emerges.

This is, emphatically, not graffiti. As I approach the underpass, a wild rush of colour explodes on the structure’s huge pillars. The images are beautiful, humorous, fantastical, and as engaging as anything you’ll find in a conventional gallery.

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Mazda is celebrating 50 years of revolution.

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It’s been half a century since Mazda’s rotary engine debuted in the Cosmo Sport, rewriting automotive history in the process. And the story’s not over yet. Without the rotary engine, there would probably be no Mazda. And without Mazda, the rotary engine certainly wouldn’t have been in production for nearly 50 years. It was Mazda’s engineers who took Felix Wankel’s unique engine design concept to fruition, and commercial success, five decades ago this year.

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Mazda offers one of the best new vehicle warranties in Canada.

Introducing the all-new, 3 row, 2016 CX-9

Mazda is the only auto maker in Canada that offers unlimited kilometre comprehensive and powertrain warranties, allowing drivers to cover as much distance as they like over the warranty period of three years for comprehensive and five years for powertrain. Roadside assistance is also provided during the comprehensive warranty period.

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A new SKYACTIV engine is on the way!


Mazda has detailed the next-generation of its SKYACTIV engine family, which will feature innovative compression ignition technology.

While the new SKYACTIV engine is still under development, Mazda released some information on the upcoming mill as part of its new long-term vision announcement, which it’s calling Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030. The new gas engine, dubbed SKyActiv-X, will use compression ignition rather than the standard spark ignition to achieve a super lean burn. Coupled with a supercharger, this technology will improve fuel economy over the outgoing SkyActiv engine by a significant margin and will also offer better throttle response and overall performance. The engine, which will be the world’s first production gasoline engine to use compression ignition, will arrive in 2019.

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Introducing the all-new, 3 row, 2016 CX-9!

Introducing the driver's SUV.

Starting from $35,300

The all-new 2016 CX-9 takes the three-row, family crossover SUV into fresh territory. Crafted for exceptional handling and with best-in-class fuel economy†, this is one SUV you’ll love to drive. Add stunning KODO “Soul of Motion” design that artfully takes into account the smallest practical details and fluid seating and cargo options, and your everyday driving experience just got a whole lot better.

  • SKYACTIV-G 2.5 T Dynamic Pressure Turbo engine
  • AWD that responds to your environment
  • A safe haven in a hectic world with i-ACTIVSENSE safety technologies
  • Ready for family life with comfort, convenience, and audio option for everyone's taste
Give us a call at 289-460-3434 or click here to schedule a test drive. Experience the difference, only at Ajax Mazda.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Named World Car of the Year!

Kicking off Day Two of the New York Auto Show, the World Car of the Year awards are finally being handed out. The overall winner is, as God himself intended, the Mazda MX-5 Miata. It beat the Audi A4 and the Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class.

The unique thing about these awards are that they aren't limited to the US domestic market (that's why they're called the World Car of the Year awards).

Check out the MX-5 RF on YouTube!

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Mazda CX-3 Claims Top Honours as AJAC's 2016 Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year

TORONTO, Feb. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - In an early morning press conference at the opening of the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the Mazda CX-3 claimed top honours when the utility vehicle was declared the 2016 Canadian Utility of the Year by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).

The Mazda CX-3 also won in its category for "Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000)".

"We are absolutely delighted that AJAC members have voted for the Mazda CX-3 as the Canadian Utility Vehicle of the Year," said Vincent Reboul, Director of Marketing, Mazda Canada. "Being chosen over the very worthy competition we faced is a strong endorsement of everything the CX-3 brings to the table: show-stopping KODO design, excellent real-world fuel efficiency thanks to SKYACTIV Technology, and all-weather capability with Mazda's predictive i-ACTIV AWD system."

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Ajax Christmas Parade With the Princesses!

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A Driverless Car? Mazda Says Why Take All The Fun Out of It?

Squeezing the accelerator on the Mazda MX-5 Miata as it exits a curve on a twisty back road in Michigan, you can’t help but smile. In the rearview mirror you can see a whoosh of dead leaves rising in your wake, dancing to the hum of the exhaust coming from the car’s high-revving, four-cylinder engine. Mazda’s $25,000, 155hp roadster is not the most powerful car on the planet–far from it. But with the top down and the sun warming your neck on an unseasonably mild December day, you just want to keep driving forever. It’s that much fun.

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Named Best New SUV (Under $35,000)

RICHMOND HILL, ON, Nov. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - At a press conference in Toronto yesterday, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) named the 2016 Mazda CX-3 as the Best New SUV / CUV (under $35,000) for 2016. Other entries in the category were the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Mitsubishi Outlander, and Fiat 500X.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Named Japan Car of the Year

The sixth-generation Miata MX-5 roadster has been honoured with the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame's (JAHF) top annual accolade.

At a ceremony on Friday held at the carmaker's Tokyo offices, the JAHF's judges revealed that the car had won because of its sophistication and for its fuel efficiency as much as for its handling and driver involvement.

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The History of Mazda and the Rotary Engine

Ask any rotorhead – those gluttons for punishment, those few proud devotees of the rotary engine – the best way to understand what’s so special about these cars, and they’ll say: drive one.

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Explore The New Up And Coming 2016 Mazda CX-9 Skyactiv

Coming in 2016, the all-new 2016 CX-9 is designed to give you comfort and control. Sophisticated and innovative, this midsize three-row crossover SUV seamlessly combines beautiful bold KODO “Soul of Motion” design with Mazda’s latest technology to create an even better driving experience.

You’ll enjoy even greater control with our predictive i-ACTIV AWD that responds to road conditions and the driver’s intent – perfect for anything from coastal rainstorms to Canadian blizzards.

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2016 Mazda 6 Inherits Mazda 3 Infotainment System, New Face

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The Mazda 6 is already one of the most attractive sedans on the market; but for 2016 it will be getting some significant upgrades that should boost functionality—and make the cabin a little prettier to match. The mild refresh will bring a revised instrument panel design and an improved, standalone infotainment-screen setup that appears much like what’s offered in the Mazda 3—or, perhaps, even better.

And that will be a welcome change. Infotainment systems are, increasingly, seen as a sort of make-of-break item for new-car shoppers, and the current Mazda 6 has been a step behind the rest, with an in-dash 5.8-inch touch-screen display and something located in the center console called the Commander Switch.

While the layout and the fundamentals of the system, in design, are sound, we’ve found this system to be laggy and oddly coordinated. Move up to the system in the Mazda 3, which seems to use a newer interface, and it’s all a lot smoother.

Separately, Mazda will include some minor changes to the 6's front end, with a little more brightwork around the lower bodywork and bridging to the swept-back headlamps. No change has been made to the powertrain, which remains a Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit with 184 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Available transmissions include a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic.

Over several drives of the current 2014 and 2015 Mazda 6, we’ve found a charming sedan with a surprisingly frugal side. With an athletic driving experience and voluptuous exterior (which we’re glad they’re not significantly changing), the Mazda 6 stands out as sporty and confident.

The revamped 2016 Mazda 6 will go on sale in February alongside a similarly-updated 2016 CX-5. And don't forget to catch all the latest L.A. Auto Show news for more on the other new Mazda models, the CX-3 and MX-5 Miata, and a lot more.

By Bengt Halvorson

Audi A3 VS BMW 4 Series VS Mazda3
The 2014 Mazda3 is a top 3 finalist in the World Car of the Year Awards

2014 Mazda3 World Car Of The Year Finalist

The finalists for the overall title of 2014 World Car of the Year are the Audi A3, the BMW 4 Series and the Mazda3.
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2014 Mazda6 Wins Canadian Car Of The Year Award

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Mazda is proud to announce the 2014 Mazda6 had the honor of winning the Canadian Car of the Year (CCOTY) award for 2014. The CCOTY award was announced at the Canadian International Auto Show and is one of the most coveted awards in the automotive industry, representing the voice of top automotive experts from the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada(AJAC).

Check out the article on Yahoo! for more information about how and why the 2014 Mazda6 was chosen.


After a week of intense vehicle testing, the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) has voted the Mazda3 as the Best New Small Car under $21,000. The Mazda3 Sport was also recognized by AJAC as the Best New Small Car over $21,000. This is the second win in these categories for both vehicles, the last win being in 2010. In its various forms the Mazda3 has won nine trophies in its ten years of existence. The Mazda3 and Mazda3 Sport will go up against numerous rivals for the chance of the coveted 2014 AJAC Canadian Car of the Year title in February.

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The fourth generation of the Mazda MX-5 Miata is already quite present on the roadways. A few months ago the details of collaboration between Mazda and Alfa Romeo were announced. The collaboration plans for a shared platform between the Alfa Romeo Spider and the new Mazda Miata. However before this next Mazda Miata, Mazda plans for an even bigger twist: Mazda and Jota Sport will jointly develop a special version of the little roadster to participate in various tests, deemed the Mazda MX-5 GT.

According to Auto Express, the Mazda MX-5 GT concept was first introduced in 2012 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The concept presented a new setup for the Miata accompanied by an extra power pushing the roadster to 205 horsepower. While Mazda begins to develop the future MX- 5 under the partnership it has with Alfa Romeo, the current model MX-5 GT debuts a spectacular version marketed directly by the specialist Jota Sport.

The brand itself has invested time and money in development, and completed a series of tests to gauge the performance and reliability of this version. The MX-5 GT is based on the MX-5 Roadster Coupe Sport Tech and is equipped with an enhanced 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that offers 203 horsepower. Thus, the model is able to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 6.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 225 km/h (electronically limited).

Other features of the roadster are the black roof, carbon fiber diffuser and anthracite alloy wheels. In addition, the suspension has also been revised to have standard Bilstein shocks. Aerodynamics has also been reinforced with other carbon fiber elements such as the spoiler and front splitter. Aside from these new upgrades, Mazda MX-5 enthusiasts are ecstatic about the 5.8-inch infotainment system that leverages technology backed by TomTom. Bluetooth, climate control and cruise control also come as standard equipment.

The British media noted that this new edition of the MX-5 GT will come as a kit and not as a model. This will save time in the approval process of the new model. Therefore, the idea of taking a Mazda MX-5 GT to production is actually up to the owner, with the application of a Mazda MX-5 NC kit. The base Mazda MX-5 starts at $29,250. The cost of converting the car to an MX-GT is expected to retail for under $50,000 CAD, including the price of the car, installation and a three-year warranty.

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We're very proud of the all-new 2014 Mazda6 for passing the new, small overlap test and earning a top ranking of Top Safety Pick+ for 2013.


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