Mazda MX-5

Toyota products again judged tops in value

Vincentric hands out 2018 Best Value in Canada awards to top brands, models

Toyota scored highest with 12 model category wins and 2 brand awards; BMW judged tops in luxury and 5 models; Honda, Ford had brand and 4 model-wins each. Read More

Auto Awards Auto Industry Car Buying May 31, 2018, 9:25 AM

Nine ragtops you can get for less than $12,000

What's happened with convertibles in Canada? Read More

Used Cars Auto Industry May 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

Mazda MX-5 gets new colour options for 2018

New exterior colours, interior presentations and handling enhancements Read More

New Cars Dec 28, 2017, 9:30 PM

BBR gives Mazda MX-5 an aftermarket boost

Famed Mazda tuner adds twin-scroll turbo to Skyactiv 2.0-litre engine Read More

Auto Accesories Car Nuts Apr 21, 2017, 10:30 PM


Mazda puts the adventure, and money, in ‘Adventure Rally’

And the money, too – the winners earned $10,000 for their charity of choice Read More

Autofile rally driver wins $10,000 for women’s charity

The Mazda Adventure Rally is an annual highlight for automotive media in Canada

The $10,000 donation from Mazda will be made to the Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre in Cobourg, Ontario. Read More

New Mazda MX-5 RF flips its top for fun

Mazda’s new ‘flip-top’ MX-5 RF brings a whole new dimension to its iconic sports car

The MX-5 RF is not so much a roadster with a hard top; it’s more like an enclosed two-seater sports coupe with a retractable roof. Read More

Car Nuts New Cars Automotive Reviews Mar 14, 2017, 5:55 AM

Mazda cashes in on Launch Edition MX-5 RF

Limited edition has unique combo of Grey exterior and Auburn interior

Taking a page from some premium car makers’ marketing manuals, Mazda made just 1,000 models, available first to the Miata’s most ardent followers. Read More

New Cars Oct 3, 2016, 2:30 PM


Mazda revives Targa look in new MX-5 RF

RF stands for retractable fastback, harkening back to Civic del Sol

As with many of today’s convertibles, the roof opens and closes at the push of a button but only up to 10 km/h, whereas many can manage city speeds. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Mar 23, 2016, 6:50 PM

Mazda Ice Academy demonstrates AWD attributes

Mazda's i-ACTIV all-wheel drive combines precise control with sporty dynamics

Mazda's all-wheel-drive vehicles are designed to engage the driver with a sense of total control, making driving more than just getting from A to B. Read More

Mazda MX-5 is Japanese Car of the Year

The MX-5 beat out the Honda S660 and BMW 2 Series for the top honour

This win gives the Hiroshima-based automaker back-to-back Japanese Car of the Year victories, after claiming the title for the Mazda2 last year. Read More

New Cars Auto Awards Dec 7, 2015, 10:20 PM

Making a sportier Mazda MX-5

UK tuner BBR improves performance of Mazda’s easy-to-drive roadster

Two upgrades for the 2.0-litre engine improve hp by 17 or 30, and torque by either 15 or 24 lb-ft, respectively. Suspension and braking also ugraded. Read More

Auto Accesories Car Nuts Dec 6, 2015, 11:30 AM


Fiat 124 Spider or Mazda MX-5 – who got it right?

Miata-based Fiat 124 Spider was the most anticipated debut at the LA auto show

The 124 Spider is to the Miata as the Saturn Sky was to the Pontiac Solstice – it would have looked better if the other wasn't there first. Read More

Car Nuts Auto Shows New Cars Nov 27, 2015, 4:35 AM

FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Mazda MX-5 is to lust after

The new fourth-generation model is easily the most lust-inducing of the MX-5 lineage

The MX-5 is the best-selling roadster ever made and an icon in its own right, with a breadth of appeal that far exceeds that of its British forebears. Read More

Car Nuts New Cars Automotive Reviews Jun 1, 2015, 2:00 PM

Fiat to revive 124 Spider name for Mazda-based sports car

The car will share its structure with the MX-5 but have its own bodywork and engine

FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show that the car will wear a Fiat badge and that it will reprise the name '124 Spider'. Read More

Car Nuts New Cars Auto Industry Mar 10, 2015, 6:00 PM

The real-world cars of the Paris Motor Show

It's the debut of several important production models that is the serious business of the auto show

Exotic and concept cars may be the eye candy but the debut of several important production models is the serious business of the show. Read More

Auto Shows New Cars Oct 10, 2014, 2:30 PM


2016 Mazda MX-5 reveal date set

Fourth-generation 'Miata' to debut via simultaneous events on three continents

The much-awaited fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 – still known to many North-Americans as the Miata – will finally be unveiled on September 3, 2014. Read More

New Cars Car Nuts Auto Industry Jul 4, 2014, 11:00 PM

Happy Birthday Miata!

Mazda commemorates 25th Anniversary of MX-5 Miata with special website

With more than 920,000 units sold through 2013, the Mazda MX-5 has become the world's best-selling two-seater sports car. Read More

Auto Industry Feb 10, 2014, 11:00 AM

Mazda CX-5 is Japan Car of the Year

Mazda crossover utility vehicle edges out Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S to take the title

The expected close battle between Mazda’s CX-5 and the jointly-developed Subaru/Toyota sports car did not occur as the SUV from Hiroshima pulled away. Read More

New Cars Auto Industry Nov 29, 2012, 7:00 PM

2013 Mazda MX-5 gets a more aggressive face

Facelift fills the gap until all-new MX-5 makes its debut as a 2015 model

The more aggressive look may preview what to expect in the next-generationMX-5, the platform for which Mazda will share with Alfa Romeo. Read More

New Cars Jul 12, 2012, 8:00 AM


Mazda to develop Next MX-5 (Miata) with Fiat

Fiat to sell its own variant of the new roadster under the Alfa Romeo brand

Each car will have distinct, brand-specific styling and they will be powered by separate proprietary engines, unique to each brand. Read More

Auto Industry Future Cars Car Nuts May 23, 2012, 3:00 PM

Racing-school dream fulfilled – for now

Alexandra Straub tackles Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Skip Barber

Driving the Mazda MX-5 cup cars, accelerating at full throttle after turn 11, and snaking my way through ‘The Corkscrew’ was an awesome experience. Read More

Motor Sports Safe Driving Tips May 22, 2012, 6:00 AM