Mazda continues to expand its influence on the Australian market, with an exciting range of new models to check out. Fan favourites like the Mazda 2 and CX-5 are still dominating, but newer models like the MX-30 and the new BT-50 from Mazda are taking the iconic car brand up a notch.
Here are 5 Mazda models to check out in 2021. We always recommend you take the time to thoroughly research a range of different Mazda new vehicles before coming to a conclusion on the perfect match for your lifestyle. Likewise, although you can research and learn about every single little detail of a particular model, the only true way to understand the car is to take it for a test drive!
1. Mazda BT-50
The classic BT-50 that has become synonymous with workers and ute owners around the nation has had a big revamp in 2021. The dual-cab ute can now be seen to be competing with other large competitors in the ute space, such as the Isuzu D-Max and the Ford Ranger.
The BT-50 GT model offers 9.7L/100km with a 3L turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine. With the Mazda warranty, you get 5 years and unlimited kilometres covered. For such a large car, you’ll be surprised at the level of balance and composure you have when you’re out on the roads.
2. Mazda CX-9
The popular Mazda CX-9 SUV is another great model to check out in 2021. With four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants available, as well as a number of trim levels, there’s a variant for all types of drivers.
The 6 seater is perfect for the modern family, or those wanting a little bit of extra room for road trips or city commutes. The CX-9 is also filled to the brim with intuitive features, such as the sophisticated Mazda Connect infotainment system. The system has Android Auto and Apple Carplay, allowing you to stay connected with all of your apps, music and maps when you hit the road.
3. Mazda MX-5
Certainly the most stereotypically “sporty” car on Mazda’s roster, the MX-5 is an affordable option for someone looking for a convertible two-seater. With the new 2021 MX-5 being seriously fun to drive, it’s definitely raised a few eyebrows in car enthusiasts.
One of the engines available for the MX-5 is a 1.5L four-cylinder petrol engine, which is perfect for city driving. If you do want to work the car a little bit harder, the large 2L engine will give you around a 30% boost in engine power over the 1.5L.
New safety features such as traffic sign assistance, autonomous emergency braking and a nifty reversing camera give drivers more security and confidence every time they buckle up and hit the road. Now although you won’t be able to fit a great deal of stuff in the boot, you can definitely pack in enough gear for a weekend away.
4. Mazda 6
For those looking for a true all-rounder that performs well on the roads and looks practical and sleek at the same time, you need to take the Mazda 6 for a test drive. Including a minimal and clean dash with the MZD Connect infotainment system, the interior of the Mazda 6 is suited to all sizes of drivers.
You’ll also be pleased to know that the new G-Vectoring steering control is in the Mazda 6, giving you a comfortable ride that has intuitive handling. The handling in combination with the comfortable seats makes for a very enjoyable driving experience.
5. Mazda MX-30
One of the more interesting and groundbreaking models to join the elite Mazda roster in 2021 is the new Mazda MX-30. As a brand new mild-hybrid model, Mazda’s design language of Kodo is easily apparent with the MX-30.
The ‘M Hybrid’ system is matched with a 2L four-cylinder petrol engine, allowing the driver to get a fuel-efficient drive with lower CO2 emissions. With more of a push towards electric vehicles, the sustainable elements of this new mild-hybrid car are definitely looked upon quite favourably.
There is also a fully electric variant of the MX-30 for those looking for a zero-emission SUV option. This particular electric model has a 35.5kWh lithium-ion battery pack powering the car.
The model comes complete with a dynamic infotainment system, which offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can stay connected at all times. Also, another bonus for music and audio lovers out there, the car audio goes through a 12 speaker Bose system, delivering high fidelity audio throughout the car.
Take One For A Spin!
As we mentioned previously, taking one of these cars for a test drive is the only true way to fully experience the car to see if it’s right for you. Head down to your local dealership to check out the latest Mazda new cars for sale.
Although this is our list of 5 Mazda models to check out, it’s definitely not a complete list. There are many other models to explore and test drive, so get out there and enjoy the ride!