Mazda unveils a smaller, lighter Miata that still delivers thrills
By Charles Fleming, Los Angles Times
August 1, 2015
Mazda's fourth-generation Miata, the first new MX-5 since 2006, delivers better fuel economy than its predecessor. Priced at about $24,000 for the entry-level Sport edition and just over $30,000 for a loaded GT model.
The bestselling two-seater in history is back.
Mazda, betting that the economy has recovered and Americans are ready to buy cars just for the fun of it, has unveiled its new Miata. The popular drop top joins a growing list of small sports cars, signaling a post-crash resurgence of interest in vehicles that are more than people-movers.
Mazda's fourth-generation Miata, the first new MX-5 since 2006, is smaller and lighter than its predecessor, and delivers better fuel economy. "This is a halo car for Mazda," said Dan Edmunds, director of vehicle testing for the online auto shopping site Edmunds. "It defines who they are, and how they look at automobiles."
News Flash!!! July 1, 2015
You are cordially invited to our first annual Christmas In July Celebration!
Christmas in July at OC Mazda means we will be providing support to the
OC Rescue Mission and HomeAid OC.
Both wonderful charities supporting families in need.
These charities provide;
housing, services, food, training and
health care for families currently lacking these essential items.
The support we will be providing this month will be
in the form of both financing and supplies.
Our organization will be donating over $20,000
to these charities during Christmas In July.
We will also be the home of collection stations for non -perishable items including: canned food (vegetables & meats) rice, beans, cereal a snacks. Baby wipes, diapers, cleaning supplies and hygiene items).
In addition, we will be giving out gifts to our customers during our Christmas in July Celebration!
Every week we will be giving a 5 Day, 4 Night Carnival Cruise! To qualify you can either provide some of the above mentioned supplies or come in for a test drive.
1 Trip per week throughout the month of July!
In the spirit of giving and to say thank you to our community, all of us at
OC Mazda wish you a
Very Merry Christmas in July!
IRVINE, Calif. (June 3, 2015) -
Safety and reliability are top priorities when evaluating vehicles for the top 10 list, so it is no surprise that Mazda3 is named one of the best family cars of 2015. Mazda3 sets the bar for standards of safety, having been awarded as a 2015 Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and earning the highest five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In November 2014, the 2015 Mazda3 received a Residual Value Award for the Compact Segment by ALG, a true testament of the quality, dependability, reliability and value of the vehicle.
"There is something special about making a car that gives the person behind the wheel peace of mind and confidence while transporting their loved ones," said Jim O'Sullivan president and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). "Our advanced technology features such as the Smart City Braking and the Lane Departure Warning System are the perfect safety companions to the fun-to-drive Mazda3."
Starting at $16,945 MSRP, Mazda3 features SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, "KODO-Soul of Motion" design and features such as i-ELOOP (which enhances fuel economy), MAZDA CONNECT (infotainment) and i-ACTIVSENSE (safety). This award-winning vehicle is one of the most fuel-efficient vehicles in its class, available in four- and five-door configurations and offered with either a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter engine. Both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions also are available.
Additional information about the award can be found at http://www.parents.com/parenting/money/car-buying/best-family-cars/.
Mazda CX-5 Global Production Reaches One Million Units
HIROSHIMA, Japan-Mazda Motor Corporation announced today that cumulative production of the Mazda CX-5 surpassed one million units at the end of April 2015. Taking only three years and five months since production commenced in November 2011, the CX-5 is the second fastest Mazda model to reach the milestone one-million-unit mark, following the Mazda3 (known as Mazda Axela in Japan).
Production of the CX-5, which was the first of Mazda's new-generation models that feature SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and KODO-Soul of Motion, began at Ujina Plant in Hiroshima, but has since been expanded to include manufacture at Changan Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd., in China and locally assembly at Mazda Sollers Manufacturing Rus in Russia, Mazda Malaysia Sdn., Bhd., in Malaysia and Vina Mazda Automobile Manufacturing Co., Ltd., in Vietnam.
Mazda CX-5 was launched into the growing global crossover SUV market in February 2012 as a new core model for the Mazda brand. It has since won more than 60 different awards around the world, including the prestigious Car of the Year Japan in 2012-2013. The CX-5 has grown into a key model in Mazda's global car lineup and was the top-selling SUV in Japan in 2012 and 2013.
"I am delighted to see the CX-5 reach the one-million-unit mark in only three years and five months," said Masashi Otsuka, Program Manager of the CX-5. "I would like to express my gratitude to the people all over the world who have appreciated and supported the CX-5. We are committed to continue enhancing this model into the future to ensure that it remains a popular choice among people with active lifestyles, and will appeal to even more customers in the future."
Moving forward, Mazda will continue to develop products which offer all customers driving pleasure and outstanding environmental and safety performance, with an aim of enriching people's lives and becoming a brand that builds a special bond with its customers.
Two Mazda vehicles have received awards from the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association (GAAMA); 2016 Mazda6 took home the award for "Best Tech Family Car" while 2016 Mazda CX-5 earned the "Best Value Family Car." Both vehicles have been refreshed for the 2016 model year.
GAAMA awards the Best Tech Family Car to a car that brings "rich technology features like entertainment and connectivity for passengers and advanced driver assistance and parking assistance and parking assistance systems to ease life behind the wheel." The Best Value Family Car is awarded to the vehicle "priced under $32,086 (including destination) and delivers outstanding performance in a range of categories for less than the average new-car price."
Refreshed for the 2016 model year, Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 have been upgraded with a standard electronic parking brake and a redesigned dashboard and gauges for a heightened upscale atmosphere. Both vehicles are equipped with SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY, which allows them to achieve among the highest fuel economy in their respective classes and exhilarating driving dynamics.
Also offered in Mazda6 and Mazda CX-5 is the MAZDA CONNECTTM suite of infotainment technologies that are displayed through a seven-inch color touchscreen display. MAZDA CONNECTTM also has a commander control knob for users who prefer using a scroll wheel for Mazda6's connectivity functions. Features include Bluetooth® phone pairing and audio streaming, Pandora®/AhaTM/StitcherTM radio and available navigation, SiriusXM® radio and a Bose® audio system. If that weren't enough, Mazda6 Grand Touring has an available head-up display when optioned with the Technology Package.
Mazda North American Operations is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and oversees the sales, marketing, parts and customer service support of Mazda vehicles in the United States and Mexico through nearly 700 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City. For more information on Mazda vehicles, including photography and B-roll, please visit the online Mazda media center at www.mazdausamedia.com.
2016 Mazda CX5
Full 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata pricing released!
TOP 10% IN THE NATION!
TUSTIN MAZDA AND HUNTINGTON BEACH MAZDA AWARDED BY DEALERRATER
WALTHAM, Mass. - Feb. 17, 2015 - DealerRater - the leading car dealer review site for consumers - today announced its first annual Consumer Satisfaction Awards, an extension of its Dealer of the Year Award program, to recognize top-performing car dealerships who have received stellar customer reviews on DealerRater.com and DealerRater.ca.
"The competition for our annual Dealer of the Year Awards Program is fierce with winning dealers attaining consistently high reviews and ratings on DealerRater," said DealerRater CEO Gary Tucker. "The Consumer Satisfaction Awards allow us to broaden our recognition programs to showcase a larger group of dealers for the great customer service they provide throughout the year."
To qualify for a Consumer Satisfaction Award, dealers must meet the same requirements as the Dealer of the Year program, including at least 25 reviews in the previous calendar year, an average consumer rating of 4.0 out of 5.0 calculated quarterly, and a minimum of one review per quarter in the previous calendar year.
The Consumer Satisfaction Awards will be given annually to the top 10 percent of U.S. new-car dealers based on their PowerScore, as well as all U.S. used-car dealers and Canadian (new and used) car dealers that meet the Dealer of the Year criteria. A dealership's PowerScore is calculated using an algorithm that considers the dealership's average DealerRater star-rating as well as the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the calendar year.
Dealers recognized as Consumer Satisfaction Award winners receive recognition on their DealerRater Dealer Review page allowing the 12 million online visitors to the site to instantly identify the dealer as a provider of high-quality customer service.
For full details on the DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award, visit the DealerRater website at www.dealerrater.com/company/consumer-satisfaction.aspx.