Ford spends another US$900 million in Thailand to upgrade two factories

At different periods, manufacturers have different strategies which require investments in different parts of the world. In the 1990s, Ford decided that it must ‘control its own destiny’ in the ASEAN region and was attracted by the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). This would be a single trading region and those who made their products […]

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2022 Mazda BT-50

All-new Mazda BT-50 to be launched soon, priced from RM124,179

Since the 1990s, the Mazda BT-50 has been a ‘twin’ of the Ford Ranger, as the two carmakers worked together to develop a common truck model (they also jointly developed passenger cars, vans and SUVs). However, for the new BT-50, Mazda no longer worked with Ford (which unveiled its new Ranger recently) and instead formed […]

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Mazda to complete electrification of products by 2030, with major focus on European markets

Mazda Motor Corporation will be expanding its SUV line-up from 2022 onwards. While  the popular CX-5 will remain one of the core models globally, alongside with models such as the CX-30, the company has finalised development of additional models in the Large Product Group. These models, including two new ones – the CX-60 and CX-80 […]

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How Bose has been developing premium sound for Mazdas over 30 years

If you have taken a close look at Mazda models, you will have noticed that the audio systems in the vehicles are often from Bose, a company which has been producing premium audio systems for over 50 years. Bose makes systems for home as well as professional users, and also develops premium sound systems for […]

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2021 Mazda CX-9

‘Ignite Edition’ of 2021 Mazda CX-9 now on sale, priced from RM320,000

It’s been a while since we heard about updates for the Mazda range distributed in Malaysia by Bermaz Motor. The last time was in April for the latest MX-5 RF and Mazda6, and a month earlier, the company also announced that bookings for the new CX-3 were accepted. Now comes the updated CX-9, flagship of […]

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Have fun at home with Mazda Malaysia’s interactive colouring contest

Staying at home more than going for casual outings is the ‘New Normal’ in this age of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the situation in different countries varies, the main thing is to minimize close contact so many of the usual activities we used to enjoy are not possible – for now. In Malaysia, we have […]

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Mazda x Mizuno drving shoes

Mazda x Mizuno driving shoes enhance Jinba Ittai for drivers

Mazda owners and fans will know about ‘Jinba Ittai’ – that unity between the driver and the car, the way a rider and a horse can be ‘one’. ‘Jinba Ittai’ became embedded as a core philosophy for Mazda from 1987, during the development of the first MX-5. Tetsu Kasahara, a young engineer in the Chassis […]

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Daihatsu, Mazda, Subaru, Suzuki and Toyota to jointly develop specifications for vehicle communications devices

The auto industry has been developing autonomous vehicles that can operate on their own, without human control, and sometime in the future, perhaps all vehicles on the road will move around autonomously. However, besides imagery and sonar scanning to detect other vehicles and road-users so as not to knock into them, vehicles can also communicate […]

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