Archive for March 28, 2014

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Gets the Full SKYACTIV Treatment

2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda is celebrating the Mazda MX-5 Miata’s 25th anniversary, and they’re doing it in style. The brand is releasing a totally redesigned Miata to commemorate the quarter-century milestone; while the new Miata will see changes in design language and body design, it’s the all-new SKYACTIV engine options that have us buzzing here at Steet Ponte Mazda.

The 2016 Miata will feature both a 1.5L SkyActiv-G engine and a 2.0L version as well. The 1.5L engine gets a respectable 99 horsepower and 111 lb-ft of torque, but that just won’t cut it on American roads. No worries, Mazda enthusiasts! Experts, like Joe Mahan of Digital Trends, expects the 2016 Miata to come standard with the 2.0L engine here in the states.

The 2016 Miata will hit dealerships, like ours here at Steet Ponte, sometime in 2015. As always, it will be a beautiful little sports car, and on our American version, will feature quite enough power to let you zoom-zoom your way around your life. Check back with us often for more updates on the special 25th anniversary Miata!

Mazda Takes the Most Awards for 2014 Best Cars for Families

2014 Mazda3

U.S. News & World Report announced the 2014 Best Cars for Families awards! U.S. News & World Report is a nationally recognized published of consumer and advice information.  The 2014 Best Cars for Families awards highlight SUVs, minivans and cars that make family life on the road easier. The winners have the best combination between reliability ratings and high safety ratings with excellent reviews from well-known automotive critics.

Mazda is a brand that is well known for delivering sporty performance with family-friendly features. Mazda took home 4 awards which is more than any individual brands. The Mazda3 took home the Best Compact car and the Best Hatchback for Families! The Mazda6 took home the Best Midsize Car while the Mazda CX-5 took the Best Compact SUV. These three models have been redesigned within the last couple of years and most reviewers have said they are among the top performers in their respective classes. This just proves that if you have a family, your car doesn’t have to be boring!

For more information on these Mazda models and more, visit our website!

Mazda6 Aces Safety Tests Around the World

2014 Mazda6The all-new Mazda6 is one of the safest automobiles on the planet—and it has the ratings to prove it. After its latest crash tests at the hands of the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s New Car Assessment Program, where it received the maximum five-star overall rating, the Mazda6 can now claim to have earned the highest-possible safety ratings in the United States, Europe, and Japan.

In fact, in the United States, it also received a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, its most coveted honor.

With all that safety, you’d think the Mazda6 was a slow, unexciting car, with cushions in every nook and cranny. But that simply wouldn’t be the Mazda way. With its next-gen SKYACTIVE TECHNOLOGY and new KODO “Soul of Motion” design theme, the Mazda6 is not only ultra-safe but also looks and feels great, delivering performance, thrill, and even good fuel efficiency!

Come check it out today at Steet-Ponte Mazda!

Mazda Hints at Next-Generation Subcompact Car with HAZUMI Concept

With the reveal of the Mazda HAZUMI concept car at the Geneva Motor Show, we caught a glimpse of the future of Mazda’s subcompact car. We at Steet Ponte Mazda likey.

As the automaker continues to advance its model lineup, the concept car embodies the driving fundamentals that inspire Mazda’s engineering: SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, KODO – Soul of Motion design, Mazda Proactive Safety, and the next-generation Mazda Connect technology.

The HAZUMI concept may be small in size, but it has a commanding presence that demands attention with its aggressive styling and distinguished five-point grille.

Masamichi Kogai, Mazda’s Representative Director, President and CEO, said in a press release, “Mazda HAZUMI indicates the exciting direction of Mazda’s products which, with no exception, will deliver Mazda’s unique driving pleasure. We hope that they will enrich people’s lives, and help build a strong and lasting bond between Mazda and our customers.”

Check out the pictures of the HAZUMI concept and let us know what you think of Mazda’s future plans in the comments below.