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More News: The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda will officially announced the newly redesigned MX-5 Miata next week, on September 3rd. Although there is still one week before the reveal, some more information leaked out today.

The major news is that, the new MX-5’s design will take into consideration that a hardtop coupe will be made, during the lifespan of this generation of MX-5.

As you can see our in-depth review of the MX-5 Miata family’s design, the construction of the car frame has special treatment to address that typical problem in a convertible: lack of torsional rigidity in the car body...

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Redesigned Mazdaspeed3 Will Come with 300hp

We have already seen the redesigned Mazda3 for quite a while. But the high-performance version of the Mazda3: the Mazdaspeed3, has been a history and gone with the last-gen Mazda3.

Obviously, Mazda will not give up the Mazdaspeed brand, and today we get the news that the Japanese auto maker has been already busy with the new Mazdaspeed3 for quite a few years, and it is expected to be revealed in 2016.

The new Mazdaspeed3 will has a turbocharged 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, which output is estimated to be around the mark of 300hp. Since the upcoming 2016 Ford Focus will also come with an AWD system, Mazda will match the competition on the Mazdaspeed3 also...

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Latest Spy Shots: The 4th Generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Model year 2015 will be the last year for the 3rd generation MX-5 Miata (NC).

While there is less than a month that Mazda to reveal the 4th-gen 2016 Miata (ND generation, will be revealed Sep. 3, 2014), there are already some spy shots leaked out on the internet, below are some of the latest one.


Pay attention to the iPad style LCD screen on top of the dash.


Please see our previous report for mechanical information of the 2016 Miata. Also our excellent in-depth analysis of the Miata family is not to be missed too!

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Mazda Plans to Build CX-9 in China

Our Mazda insider told us that, the Japanese auto maker is planning to build the next generation of the CX-9 SUV, in China.

Please do not be confuse that, Mazda will still assemble the CX-9 in Hiroshima, Japan, for other markets in the world, including the US. Currently the plan is to make the CX-9 for Chinese market only. It is the first time that the Mazda CX-9 be build outside of Japan.

Mazda has two factories in China: one is the FAW Mazda Motor, another one is the Chang’an Ford Mazda, both are joint ventures between Chinese auto companies and the Mazda Motor Corporation...

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The Scion Reorganization: Retirements and New Members

Today news spreads out that, Toyota is planning a big model reorganization for its Scion brand. Following are the details.

Scion xB: replaced by a variant of the Toyota Auris, in 2015.

– Current model:


– Future model:


Scion xD: replaced by a new design based on the Mazda2. Below is the current model. For the new Mazda2 please see this report.


Scion iQ: this model will be discontinued after the 2014 model year.


Scion FR-S: a second generation will debut in early 2017.

Scion tC: will be redesigned in 2016.

There is also a new CUV model based on the Toyota Corolla platform.


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