Four Mazda Vehicles Score 2016 Consumer Guide Best Buy Titles

Congratulations to Mazda (and to the smart drivers of Mazda vehicles) for winning a stunning four 2016 Consumer Guide Best Buy titles!


This prestigious list is nothing to pass over, hence the title. For this years stellar line up, the winners are: the 2016 Mazda3 for the Compact Car class, the 2016 Mazda6 for the Midsize Car class, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 for the Sport/Performance class, and the 2016 Mazda CX-5 for the Compact Crossover/SUV class.

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This is an impressive list of victories for Mazda, especially in today’s growing market with more makes and models than ever before. With Mazda’s performance and history of quality vehicles, it’s not hard to see why these awards were earned.


In order for a vehicle to earn the name of Consumer Guide Best Buy, they are selected from more than 150 models and judged for their performance and value. This prize isn’t just about offering consumer’s a flashy vehicle. The Best Buy is about distinguishing the truly great cars that are also sold at a incredible value. That’s always been Mazda’s priority and it’s also ours here at Parks Mazda.


If these vehicles sound interesting to you, which we couldn’t imagine how they couldn’t, stop on by to check them out for yourself.


Three Million Mazda6 Models Produced as of November 2014

Mazda Motor Corporation made a  big announcement last week that – as of November 2014 – an astounding three million Mazda6 (aka the Mazda Atenza) units have been produced, a mere 12 years and nine months after the initial Mazda6 was born.

This is the second fastest Mazda model to break the stellar record, which was reached by the Mazda3 (Mazda Axela) even faster. With three million Mazda6 models produced in addition to the Mazda3, Mazda can easily call itself one of the world’s top car providers.

Three Million Mazda6 Models ProducedWhile the current Mazda6 model received an update in 2012, a new Mazda6 is set to hit the market this year starting in Japan and the United States. According to Mazda, the updated Mazda6 boasts “new levels of depth and maturity,” with “enhanced dynamic performance for a more comfortable, higher-quality ride.”

The 2015 Mazda6 will also have the Mazda Connect new-generation system, as well as the i-ACTIVESENSE program, ensuring that the vehicle is top-of-the-line when it comes to safety and app technologies.

To check out a Mazda6 for yourself, or any of our many other Mazda models, visit us at Parks Mazda and take a test drive today.


New Face of the 2016 Mazda6 Leaked through Brochure

In Japan, the Mazda6 is known as the Atenza (a much cooler name if you ask us) and it is through this car that we’re getting a sneak peak at the new face of the 2016 Mazda6.

On the French car forum WorldScoop, someone posted some photographs from an Atenza sales handbook. The pictures of a picture (we’re getting a little inception-y here)  show both the interior and exterior. Inside it seems the new Mazda6 will get an updated instrument panel and a standalone infotainment screen (similar to the Mazda3).

If this new system works like the Mazda3’s does, it will be a welcome change to the Mazda6’s current system and will bring the larger sedan up to speed with the rest of the Mazda lineup.

Outside, it appears the Mazda6’s front end will gain some new bodywork on the lower body and minor tweaks to the swept-back headlamps.

We won’t have to wait long to get a real look at these updates, as the 2016 Mazda6 is expected to make its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show later this month along with the all-new CX-3 and updated CX-5.

While we wait for the debut of the next generations, you can still come to Parks Mazda and see all of the award winning Mazda’s on our lot!


Sporty Mazda 6 Coupe Rumored to Be in the Company’s Future

The rumor mill for Mazda is buzzing this month with some interesting speculations. We already know Mazda is fully committed to releasing five new models to the market by March of 2016. We also know for certain that new, improved versions of the Mazda CX-3 subcompact crossover, CX-9 crossover, and MX-5 Miata roadster will be coming out in the next two years. Now Auto Express is hinting at the possibility of a brand new, sporty, Mazda 6 Coupe that might be in the plans for the company.

If this is true, Mazda might be making plans to step into the premium world of the automaking industry. The buzz about Mazda’s interest in this market isn’t new, but this is the first time rumors about it were centered on the Mazda 6 coupe.

If it is true, Auto Express believes it will likely be designed around the 2010 Shinari concept with some Skyactiv elements in the actual engine of the rumored coupe.

Parks Mazda will be keeping an eye on these rumors in the future to see what Mazda’s true move is going to be. To learn more about the up and coming cars from Mazda, check back weekly!


Mazda6 Updates Improve, Year After Year

Mazda has been hard at work, making significant changes to several models in back-to-back years. For example, the Mazda6 gets a new interior in 2015, and new sheet metal in 2016 – all of this following a redesign in 2014.

The re-engineered 2015 Mazda6 will arrive at Parks Mazda and dealerships nationwide in the first quarter of next year. Mazda’s midsize sedan gets a new center console and a thinner dashboard that sits lower in the cabin. In addition, a new, thinner infotainment screen will sit on top of the dash, instead of within it. The overall interior design will more closely resemble the current Mazda3, and be more upscale than the current Mazda6.

2015 Mazda6 UpdatesMazda6 updates continue in 2016 with the addition of the Mazda Connect infotainment system that has debuted on the Mazda3. A new front fascia including LED headlights will also make its way, along with sheet metal updates.

Mazda says it’s currently in the middle of its sixth generation product, which is defined by the deployment of its SKYACTIV vehicle platform and powertrain and its new “kodo” design language. The seventh generation will be marked by the roll out of all-new platforms and sheet metal for all of its cars over a five to six year period, beginning in 2018 with a redesigned Mazda3.

Learn more about the future of each Mazda model over at autonews.com.


Mazda Earns Title of Most Improved in 2014 APEAL Study

J.D. Power’s 2014 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study has named Mazda the most improved non-premium brand, as the automaker climbs from 16th to 9th place of all global automakers.

The APEAL Study surveys more than 86,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2014 model-year cars and light trucks within the first 90 days of ownership to determine customer satisfaction and how gratifying a new car is to own and drive.Mazda earns most improved brand title from APEAL Study

Mazda earned 776 points in 2013 and 821 points in 2014, and the seven-place bump to number nine represents the biggest jump for any automaker this year, along with the largest index-score improvement within non-premium brands.

“One of the main principles in our DNA is ‘Kaizen,’ which is a Japanese term that means ‘continuous improvement through wisdom and ingenuity,’” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. “Mazda’s improvement in this year’s 2014 J.D. Power APEAL study shows that our continued focus on improving vehicles through ongoing evaluations and customer feedback is changing their opinion of the brand, and for the better. Customers are more satisfied with their new Mazda than ever before.”

All Mazda vehicles equipped with Skyactiv Technology and the KODO design language performed exceptionally well this year, with the 2014 Mazda6 receiving the highest honors in the Midsize Car segment, scoring 21 points above the segment average.

It’s no accident that Mazda is improving leaps and bounds above the rest. Stop by Parks Mazda to learn more about our award-winning lineup of cars.

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