Back in Black – 2022 Mazda CX-30 MHEV Blackout Edition Review

The Mazda CX-30 has only been with us for two years, but already this midway step between the CX3 and CX5 has emerged as one of the most popular cars in Mazda’s range. There is a good reason for this too, it happens to be a very good package on many levels. Now Mazda have […]

Electric Lite: Mazda MX-30 Mild Hybrid Review

Everyone seemed to ask the same thing, “Isn’t this electric?’ My response was “yes, but not this one.” Mazda’s MX-30 has been getting much praise as the Hiroshima based company’s newest foray into BEV mass production. However, the version you see here is the entry level MX-30 Mild Hybrid. So, what exactly is this version […]

To BEV, Or Not to BEV?: Mazda MX-30 BEV Review

The battery electric vehicle (BEV) segment is growing all the time. So much so that any mainstream manufacturer cannot afford to be left behind. Mazda have been a long time coming at jumping into the current electric fray with the MX-30 All Electric. While this is not the first Mazda to be fully electric, it […]

Pukka Trucka – 2021 Mazda BT-50 review

2021 Mazda BT-50 review NZ

In British terminology, to be ‘Pukka’ is to be great, top draw, excellent even, however, as we found out, in the truck or specifically the Ute market, it just means it’s a Mazda. The long awaited 3rd generation BT-50 has arrived and Mazda NZ let us try it out. The BT-50 first hit the market […]

A corker of an EV – Mazda MX-30 review

Mazda MX-30 NZ

Car maker Mazda has come a long way since it first started out producing corks in 1920 (Toyo Cork Kogyo Co., Ltd). Over the years it’s created machine tools, rickshaws and three-wheelers, bubble-sized cars, sports cars, SUVs, rotary engines, fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines, even petrol engines that act like diesel engines! Well now, with […]

Mazda’s Milestone Moment – Skyactiv-X

Mazda Skyactiv-X NZ

To be fair, Japanese carmaker Mazda has had many milestone moments over their 100-year history (a centenary being one of them) but their latest engine revelation is being deemed an event tantamount to ‘finding Narnia’. We headed to Mazda New Zealand to find out more about Skyactiv-X and SPCCI. From surviving and rebuilding after the […]

Kodo Cool – Mazda Unveils All-New Mazda BT-50

All-New Mazda BT-50 NZ

Mazda Motor Corporation has hosted the world premiere of their all-new Mazda BT-50 ute and it’s KODO cool. Fully redesigned, the all-new BT-50 is supplied by Isuzu Motor Limited on an OEM basis, and the vehicle will go on sale under the Mazda brand name starting in the Australasian market in the latter half of […]

Mazda2 Review – 7 Year Itch

A seven year period seems to be one of great relevance. For example, my son has just turned seven and appears to know EVERYTHING, You get 7 years bad luck should you break a mirror, a dog ages 7 years to 1 human year, then of course there is that 7 year itch, not just […]