Mazda, Hyundai bright spots amid weak U.S. sales
May 15, 2016
John Patterson gets a surprise call from Angel's Radio regarding the arrival of the 2016 Mazda CX-9!
March 24, 2016
From Autoblog: "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 A-4 and the Mercedes Benz GLC-Class."
Irvine, March 2016
Mazda Dominates the First Annual New York Daily News Auto Awards
Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced that five of its vehicles received top honors in the New York Daily News Auto Awards, winning more awards than any other car manufacturer for 2016. Award-winning vehicles were selected by a panel of nine distinguished automotive journalists that were given a single over-arching directive: "Within each category, rank the vehicle in the order that you would recommend them to your family, members, friends and co-workers."
According to New York Daily News Autos, the awarded vehicles are "the best cars, SUVS, trucks and vans you can buy today."
Award winning Mazda vehicles include:
- The 2016 Mazda MX-5 ∙ Fun Car Winner
- The 2016 Mazda3 ∙ Small Car Winner
- The 2016 Mazda6 ∙ Family Car Winner
- The 2016 Mazda CX-3 ∙ SUV Winner
- The 2016 Mazda CX-5 ∙ Small SUV Winner
Irvine, March 2016
IRVINE, Calif. (March 22, 2016) - The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata has been named a 2016 AUTOMOBILE All-Star, one of seven all-new vehicles selected to the publication's annual list of the best vehicles on the road today.
To determine its All-Star winners, the judges at AUTOMOBILE evaluated the MX-5 and 24 other contenders at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada, as well as on road loops around the facility. After the winners were chosen by a staff vote, the MX-5 accompanied the rest of the group through Death Valley and on to California's eastern Sierra Nevada mountain range, a drive that further showcased the lightweight roadster's unrivaled open-top experience.
AUTOMOBILE editors couldn't get enough of the 2016 MX-5's fun-to-drive personality from behind the wheel. The supple, yet properly sorted suspension provided judges with a smooth ride throughout testing, with an impressed eyebrow raise at how the MX-5 Club edition conquered broken pavement on the open-road portion of the testing.
"There's a reason the Mazda MX-5 Miata has been named an AUTOMOBILE All-Star an unprecedented 11 times," said Mike Floyd, editor-in-chief of AUTOMOBILE. "It's arguably the best bang-for-the-buck sports car of all time. An unrivaled open-top roadster that embodies our brand's No Boring Cars mantra. A car that inspired generations of motorsports aficionados to hit the track. The 2016 MX-5 unquestionably carries on that tradition."
Irvine, February 2016
2016 Mazda CX-9 Wins Luxury Vehicle Award from EBONY Magazine. Mazda's New Three-Row, Midsize Crossover Named "Pretty Boy" in EBONY's Annual New Vehicle Awards Issue
All-new for 2016, CX-9 moves upmarket with its new Signature trim level, including Nappa leather, rosewood sourced from Japanese guitar-maker Fujigen and real aluminum trim throughout its spacious interior. Its exterior adopts Mazda's dynamic KODO-Soul of Motion design theme, heightened by the first application of Machine Gray, a color complementing CX-9's curvaceous body with a liquid metal-like quality. Further heightening its appearance are standard LED headlights and tail lights and optionally available 20-inch wheels and signature grille lighting.
"From its proud grille to its dual exhaust, and everything in between, we've designed a vehicle that paints the direction for where we want the Mazda brand to go, now and in the future," said Julien Montousse, director of design, Mazda North American Operations. "We're honored to be recognized by EBONY, as we believe CX-9 is a bold crossover that makes a statement in its segment."
Irvine January, 2016
IRVINE, Calif. (January 12, 2016) - Adding to its long list of accolades, the 2016 Mazda3 Grand Touring has been selected as the 'Best Compact' vehicle for Good Housekeeping/Car and Driver's inaugural '2016 Best New Car Awards.'
Good Housekeeping worked with Car and Driver, the leading authority on all things automotive, to screen a preliminary list of the top 160 vehicles down to 41 across four categories: Compact, Sedan, Eco and Crossover. Then, the engineers from the Good Housekeeping Institute logged 2,000+ miles on real roads, assessing everything from performance, safety features, and family friendliness, to price, infotainment systems, usability, storage and intuitive design. Mazda3 remains popular for its stylish design and sophisticated Mazda ConnectTM system that set it apart from the competition.
"The sleek KODO design and Mazda's SKYACTIV Technologies are what differentiates Mazda from other automakers," said Robert Davis, Senior VP of U.S. Operations, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO). "We are proud that Good Housekeeping and Car and Driver have recognized Mazda3's quality and value by naming it the Best Compact Car for 2016."
Washington Dec. 16, 2015
EPA Report Names Mazda the Most Fuel-Efficient Auto Manufacturer in the U.S.
- SKYACTIV Technology Delivers Top Fuel Efficiency Spot for Third Consecutive Year
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) noted in its most recent Light Duty Fuel Economy Trends report that Mazda Motor Corporation is the most fuel-efficient auto manufacturer in the U.S. With the highest fleet-wide adjusted fuel economy performance of 29.4 miles per gallon (MPG), and the lowest CO2 emissions of 328, Mazda led the chart for model year (MY) 2014.
For the third consecutive year, Mazda has achieved the highest fuel efficiency of any other mainstream automotive manufacturer in the industry, without offering a hybrid or electric vehicle. Mazda's unique SKYACTIV Technology has made this level of efficiency possible. SKYACTIV is a suite of component and engineering technologies intended to cut vehicle weight and improve engine efficiency for outstanding environmental and safety performance, without sacrificing the brand's renowned driving pleasure.
Click here for the full article Mazda Named Most Fuel Efficient
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U.S.News & World Report
2016 Mazda CX-3
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 ranks 1 out of 9 Affordable Subcompact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Mazda CX-3, as well as reliability and safety data.
The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-3 offers a fun driving experience, great fuel economy and ample standard features.
With its four-cylinder engine, reviewers say the 2016 Mazda CX-3 has good acceleration from a stop and for city driving. However, they note that the engine can struggle during highway passing maneuvers, though they note that most subcompact rivals aren't much quicker. They report that its six-speed automatic transmission is responsive, and they appreciate that when in manual-shift Sport mode, it holds onto gears longer. With 29/35 mpg city/highway, the CX-3 has some of the best fuel economy estimates in the class. Test drivers praise the 2016 Mazda CX-3 for its incredibly athletic handling, noting that it's one of the sportiest performers in the class. They are also impressed with its accurate steering, and say even over rough patches of road, its ride is cushioned.
Full article found here: http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Mazda_CX-3/
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is H-E-R-E!!!
Test Drive it TODAY!!!!
We just have a few on display, but we are taking orders for this impressive little spit-fire!
From Car and Driver:
The CX-3 is a fun and feisty runabout with a can-do attitude, offering taut handling paired with edgy styling. A 146-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a six-speed automatic with front-wheel drive provide the zoom-zoom; all-wheel drive is optional. The CX-3 relies on its sport-tuned suspension and creative weight-saving measures to maintain Mazda's unique brand of driving pleasure. The cabin is equally well designed, featuring high-quality materials and modern driving aids.
From Car Connection:
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 looks racy, handles well, and offers a compelling alternative to the Chevrolet Trax, Honda HR-V, and Jeep Renegade that have surged onto the market over the last year. U.S. car buyers have never before bought as many SUVs and crossover utility vehicles as they're taking home today. Now a growing segment of even smaller entries is offering new options, including the CX-3. It's the smallest crossover sold by the sporty Japanese brand, slotting neatly below the CX-5 compact SUV.
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!
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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.