Category Archives: Mazda News

Mazdaspeed2 supermini hot hatch under consideration

Though the Ford Fiesta ST and Fiat 500 Abarth (and arguably the Mini Cooper S) may stand pretty much alone in the North American market, in overseas markets, supermini hot hatches are a big deal. Unfortunately, challengers like the Volkswagen Polo GTI, Seat Ibiza Cupra and Renault Clio RS 200 Turbo never make it to our showrooms, but word has it that there’s soon to be a new entry on the market.

That would be the Mazdaspeed2, which would be badged in certain markets as the Mazda2 MPS. Speaking with Australian site at the launch of the Mazda2 on which it would be based, the Japanese automaker’s global sales chief and the hatchback’s deputy product manager hinted that such a product is definitely being discussed, even if it hasn’t yet been approved.

This wouldn’t be the first time such a notion were entertained, as Mazda has shown numerous performance concepts based on the previous Mazda2/Demio over the years, but none have come to fruition.

If green-lit for production, the Mazdaspeed2 would likely pack a small turbocharged engine (potentially one being developed for the new MX-5 Miata) rather than a larger naturally aspirated one. Additional upgrades would also be in store, including larger rolling stock and brakes as well as upgraded aero and suspension components. Of course the question of whether the Mazdaspeed2 would make it to North American showrooms is another matter entirely, but let’s see if the Zoom-Zoom brand actually builds it first.

Mazda has found both critical and commercial success with its CX-5 small crossover, and seems to be endeavoring to keep the momentum up with an upcoming refresh. As you can extrapolate from the obvious lack of the usual camouflage, the company isn’t reinventing anything in the very near future of the CX-5, but it does seem as thought some tweaks are in the works.

Lighting elements fore and aft appear to have gone under the knife, with the front grille and rear fascia also seemingly to be slightly revised. The side mirrors now look slicker and slightly more upscale with their integrated turn signals, as well.

In all, expect a look that’s a touch fresher, without being a radical departure from the existing visage.


Will the new Mazda Miata be available with multiple engines?

At this point, the countdown until the launch of the all-new, fourth-generation 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata can be measured in hours until its September 3 unveiling as easily as it can in days. With the debut of such a highly anticipated model so close, the rumors about the new sports car are starting to boil over.

We recently heard that the new Miata would likely get a 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder with a six-speed manual, plus a decent drop in weight compared to the current gen. There’s even the rumored possibility of a fastback coupe version sometime in the future.

Now, Australia’s GoAuto is adding another dollop of speculation into the mix with the claim that there could be “potentially more engine options,” according to Mazda Australia managing director Martin Benders to the website. The more potent option would still be the 2.0-liter Skyactiv with a power bump from its current 167 hp to closer to 200 ponies. The other possible powerplant option would be a 1.5-liter, naturally aspirated four-cylinder taken from the upcoming Mazda2 replacement. This version would also ditch some of the MX-5’s more premium features to cut the weight and the price slightly.

“Lightweight rear-wheel drive sportscar offering great value is what we want to return to,” said Mazda Australia senior public relations manager Steve Maciver to GoAuto. While such a tiny engine might sound dubious, remember that the original NA Miata performs admirably with just a naturally aspirated 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The potential small-displacement MX-5 might not make it to the US – we’d be a bit surprised if it did, to be honest – but it could still be quite an engaging driver. Besides, it’s worth noting that earlier rumors had a 1.5-liter mill pegged as a possibility for the ND Miata.

2014 Mazda6 Review | IIHS Top Safety Pick

Mazda6 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick

Following the successful launch of the CX-5 crossover in 2013, Mazda continues their momentum with an all-new Mazda6.
The all new 2014 Mazda6 is Mazda’s first vehicle to launch with the 2.5-liter SKYACTIV-G engine. Mazda worked extensively on the engine of the Mazda6 to boost efficiency. By redesigning the pistons and injectors to lower combustion temperatures and increase combustion time they were able to eliminate knock.
The 2014 Mazda6 is also equipped with Mazda’s Radar Cruise Control and Forward Obstruction Warning. Due to Mazda’s impressive technology, the 2014 Mazda6 landed the no. 1 IIHS “Top Safety Pick+” award.
Contact McDonald Mazda, your Colorado Mazda dealer, to schedule a test drive or to request more information.

2014 Mazda6 Review | Mazda6 Named ‘Great Buy’ by Autoweek

The 2014 Mazda6 Named ‘Great Buy’ by Autoweek

The 2014 Mazda6 receives another great review from the highly accredited Autoweek blog.
Autoweek compliments Mazda’s impressive, fuel-saving SKYACTIV technology, including a new family of engines, transmissions and lighter bodies, and suspension components.

“The 2.5-liter Skyactiv engine performs admirably, with linear power delivery and is impressively smooth. Throttle response is lively to make rev-matching for downshifts entertaining for a midsize sedan,” reported Jonathan Wong, Autoweek contributor. “If cars such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissian Altima and Chevrolet Malibu bore you to tears with underwhelming looks and lackluster drive characters, then, yes, you want the 2014 Mazda 6. It’s been the most athletic driving vehicle in the segment, and the new model continues that tradition.”

Click here to read the full Autoweek article 

The 2014 Mazda6 is a great example of how far Mazda has come in design, technology and performance. Mid-size sedan car shoppers want something reliable with awesome performance and impressive fuel-economy. They also want something safe and something that lasts which is why Colorado drivers are flocking to the new 2014 Mazda6 is the perfect fit for you. 

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New Mazda Dealership Grand Opening

New Mazda Dealership | Denver, CO | McDonald Mazda

New Mazda dealership prepares for its grand opening on June 17, 2013 in Littleton, CO

McDonald Mazda is pleased to announce the grand opening of their new Mazda dealership. The new location, which officially opens its doors on Monday June 17,2013, marks as the largest Mazda dealership in Colorado.

The new Mazda Dealership in Littleton, CO is just one building south of the old location and is now a state-of-the-art 17,000-square-foot new and used Mazda dealership with enough room outside for 500 new and used vehicles.

As Mazda continues to grow its presence in Colorado, the new Mazda dealership will also feature five service bays, each equipped with state-of-the-art technology for an improved service experience.

To celebrate the Grand Opening McDonald Mazda will have incredible deals on new and used Mazda inventory including the IIHS top safety Pick 2014 Mazda6 and the 2013 Mazda CX-5.

For more information about the new Mazda Dealership contact McDonald Mazda at: (877) 841-3127 or visit them online at:

Denver Mazda Dealer offers cash to Ford and Nissan Owners

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Make the switch from Nissan and Ford to Mazda and receive $500 in cash, a great new car and a long lasting relationship with the best Mazda dealership in Colorado- McDonald Mazda.
2013 Mazda Model Line-up
Mazda3 – The Mazda3 is one of the best sedans in its class and gets impressive gas milage, has killer styling, high-tech interior and top safety ratings?and leading automotive journalists seem to agree.
Mazda CX5 – Not only does the CX-5 debut Mazda’s SKYACTIV®TECHNOLOGY, but it’s also unique for its impressive fuel economy, responsive handling and bold style?and leading automotive journalists seem to agree. Read some of the awards that the new Mazda CX-5 has recently received
Mazda6– the Mazda6 has received many awards for its impressive styling, great fuel economy and safety features. Nissan and Ford owners will be impressed by the Mazda6 smooth handling and abundant features. 
Mazda MX5 Miata With 167 horsepower and sleek, open-air styling, the Mazda MX-5 Miata delights the senses. But its responsiveness is what’ll blow your mind. Lightweight, perfectly balanced and precise, it seems to anticipate your next move. ESP? Who can say? But it’s one of the reasons the Miata is the world’s most popular two-seat sports car.
Mazda CX9 – The 2013 CX-9 boasts a vast 7-passenger interior that seems far too spacious to fit into its sleek, redesigned figure. And with its 273-hp V6 engine and sharp handling, one drive in this incredibly nimble-yet-practical SUV will leave no doubt that it’s born from a company that engineers the improbable.

Mazda Named Official Car of SCCA

Mazda USASports Car Club of America and Mazda North American Operations have announced a multi-year partnership that names Mazda the Official Car of SCCA through 2015.

Mazda Director of Motorsports John Doonan and SCCA Vice President, Marketing and Communications Eric Prill made the announcement on Tuesday morning during the Mazda Motorsports pre-season media day at the company’s headquarters in Irvine.

Mazda will be utilized as the official pace car at key SCCA events, including the SCCA National Championship Runoffs®, through the 2015 season. The annual SCCA Hall of Fame Hall of Fame Banquet will now be “presented by Mazda.”

“In the minds of many, Mazda and the SCCA were already partners,” Doonan said. “At the SCCA Runoffs, the Mazda contingent has been the largest of any car company. We love that our small organization is more popular on the race track than the combined efforts of many of our much larger competitors. We look forward to working with the SCCA to grow the sport for the next generation.”

“Mazda has been a long-time supporter of the SCCA and our competitors, so formalizing our relationship was a natural next step,” SCCA President/CEO Jeff Dahnert said. “On any given weekend, there are more Mazdas being raced than any other marque. We’re looking forward to expanding our relationship with Mazda and the new opportunities that come with it.”

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