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Genius New Mazda Bio Engineering Plastic Is Scratch Resistant, No Paint Required

Mazda Bio Engineering Plastic to end all paint scratches

Once again, Mazda has come up with a solution for one of drivers’ biggest pet peeves, scratches in the exterior paint. Even if you are able to avoid collisions and scrapes, it seems like scratches always find their way. Mazda’s new bio engineering plastic aims to make scratches and frequent polishing a worry of the past, as it is extremely scratch resistant as well as waterproof. Plus, it’s even better for the environment! Talk about a win/win scenario.

The non-toxic material meets all safety standards, can be molded into any shape and is therefore usable for any Mazda model, and it doesn’t even require painting. It can simply be created in a range of colors, avoiding harmful paint.

The paint used to color vehicles is actually surprisingly bad for the environment, with volatile organic compounds (VOC) being produced in the form of paint emissions. The Mazda bio engineering plastic will eliminate this hazard altogether.

Mazda is already using their bio-engineering plastic on parts of the new Roadster RF concept model, which will soon be released in Japan. No word yet on when the technology will be available here in the United States.

In the meantime, to learn about all the new technology that Mazda is working on, contact us or visit us anytime at Steet Ponte Mazda, where our enormous selection may just include your new car!

Mazda Now Accepting Preorders for Hardtop MX-5 Miata

hardtop MX-5 MiataLike convertibles? Of course you do. With their association with free-spirited leisure and high-end luxury, owning a convertible sports car is on most people’s bucket lists. A favorite among drivers is the Mazda MX-5 Miata, with its relatively affordable price in comparison to other sporty, luxurious convertibles and its lightweight, zippy performance. However, the fact of the matter is that convertibles—with their noisy tops and often-cramped interiors—are often impractical for daily life, which is why the new hardtop MX-5 Miata—called the RF—is such a ground-breaking addition to Mazda’s lineup.

Preorders for the MX-5 Miata RF began recently on September 26th, with the first 1,000 models coming in a special Launch Edition. Long-time loyal Mazda fans get first dibs on the Launch Edition models, having received personalized codes with a limited-time offer attached. Of course, even if you don’t need the Launch Edition, the release of the Mazda MX-5 Miata RF is a big moment for the brand. Mazda representatives predict that the RF will sell more than the standard MX-5 Miata due to the fact that its hard convertible top will reduce wind noise and give the model more of an aerodynamic coupe feel when the top is up.

The hardtop MX-5 Miata RF Launch Edition went on sale to the general public on October 3rd, provided any of them were left. The 25th Anniversary Edition of the standard MX-5 Miata sold out in less than ten minutes back in 2014, after all.

Car Brand Report Card Earns Mazda Second Place among Automakers

Often, we view vehicles as either having exhilarating performance but lacking reliability, or as reliable models that are boring to drive. Consumer Reports’ annual Car Brand Report Card proves that it is indeed possible to unite performance and reliability. As a matter of fact, Mazda’s report card landed the automaker in second place on the 2015 list.

Vehicles are ranked based on both their road-test scores and their projected reliability. The road-test score is achieved through evaluating factors such as fuel-efficiency, driving and handling, and refinement.

Car Brand Report Card - Mazda3The Mazda brand was recognized overall, and the Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5 were distinguished as standout models specifically recommended by the publication.

“SKYACTIV Technology sets Mazda apart, with strong, lightweight and efficient engineering that instills excellent fuel economy and standout handling in everyone of our new-generation vehicles,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO of Mazda North American Operations. “Our innovation prowess allows us to keep pushing boundaries with our dramatic KODO — Soul of Motion designs and first-class technology and features, and we’re proud to be recognized for our efforts.”

Visit us at Steet Ponte Mazda today to learn more about Mazda’s lineup of vehicles that find a way to seamlessly combine performance and reliability.

The Compact of our Dreams: 2015 Mazda3 Delivers in All Areas

2015 Mazda32015 Mazda3, Mazda3, Mazda SKYACTIV, Mazda, 2015 Mazda, Steet Ponte Mazda, Utica, NY, Yorkville, Syracuse, New Hartford, The wait is nearly over! The 2015 Mazda3 is expected to debut this fall, and drivers can anticipate the compact sedan to have some seriously epic changes. Empty Lighthouse Magazine reports the new car has “exceptional efficiency due to Mazda SKYACTIV technology and the implementation of the innovative Mazda Connect infotainment interface.”

For those unfamiliar with SKYACTIV technology, it simply means that the 3 will carry a 155 horsepower engine that will allow the vehicle to gallop at an impressive 41 MPG on the highway. The aforementioned Connect interface does exactly what the name says; it connects your cellphone via Bluetooth. The Car Connection says “text-to-voice technology lets the system read e-mail and SMS messages aloud through the car’s audio system.”

For the safety buffs, the Mazda3 has blind-spot monitoring and Smart City Brake Support that automatically stops the car to prevent a crash. Better yet? The car will stop even if the breaks are not pressed by the driver. Now you can’t get much safer than that!

The new 2015 Mazda 3 is astoundingly affordable, costing under $18,000. So what are you waiting for? Get yours at Steet Ponte Mazda!

Spring Cleaning Tricks for your Car

Warm weather and sunshine is here to stay—we think! And while it’s important to enjoy the rays, you’ll probably also need to do a bit of spring cleaning. During the cleaning process, don’t forget your trusty car along the way. Show your car some love with some of the spring cleaning tricks below, courtesy of all of us here at Steet Ponte Mazda.

  • Take out all the garbage. Let’s face it: you might be a hoarder. Time to pick up all those used tissues, old fries, and empty soda cans, and throw them away/recycle them! It’ll make the remaining processes so much easier.
  • Take out everything else. Really examine the things you keep in your car and think to yourself, “Do I need all this in here?” Put the stuff you don’t need in storage or in the trash, and save the rest of the stuff somewhere safe while you clean out your car.
  • Clean the car, inside and out. Run your car to the local carwash or wash it from home, being sure to get rid of all the dirt and salt from the winter. Then clean the inside with a vacuum, and even take the mats out to clean with a carpet cleaner. Also be sure to clean the insides of your windows with a good car-window cleaner.
  • Change the windshield wiper blades. Chances are, rain is coming—and lots of it. If your wipers are leaving streaks, it’s time to replace those bad boys.
  • Bring your car in for scheduled maintenance. While you’re at it, be sure you check to see if your car is scheduled for any maintenance. If it is, bring it down to Steep Ponte Mazda, which boasts the finest service department in Yorkville, New York.
  • Organize your car effectively. Now that your car is sparkling on the outside and no longer has that horrid smell on the inside, it’s time to reload your car with all the items you deemed necessary to keep in there for the ride. Just try to keep them more organized this time around!

Do you have other spring cleaning tricks for your car? Share them with us in the comments below!