The Mazda Axela 3 hatchback and sedan have been launched on the Chinese auto market, giving Mazda a credible entry in the ferociously competitive compact car segment. Price starts at 114.900 yuan and ends at 159.900 yuan. The Mazda 3 Axela is based on the third-generation Mazda 3, known as the ‘Mazda Axela’ in Japan and as ‘Mazda 3′ in the rest of the world.
The new Mazda 6 Atenza has been launched on the China car market, giving Mazda a credible weapon to attack the mighty Ford Mondeo, Honda Accord, and Toyota Camry. Price for the Mazda 6 Atenza starts at 179.800 yuan and ends at 238.900 yuan.
Spy shots showing the Mazda Atenza sedan testing in China. The third generation Atenza, aka Mazda 6, will have its China-debut on the Guangzhou Auto Show in November and it will be launched on the China car market just before the end of the year. Price will start around 180.000 yuan.
The first generation Mazda 6 is still in production in China, and a slightly updated version has just been launched on the China car market. The update consists of redesigned fog lights in the front bumper. Price starts at 135.800 yuan and ends at 149.800 yuan.
Mazda Motor Corp and its joint ventures in China sold 15,734 cars in the country in March, down 25.2 percent from a year earlier, the Japanese automaker said on Wednesday. That compares with a 24.7 percent fall in February, though those figures take account the week-long Spring Festival holiday.
New spy shots from the new third generation Mazda 6 testing in China, the new 6 will have its China-debut on the Shanghai Auto Show in April and it will be launched on the Chinese car market in June.
The third generation Mazda 6 will be made in China by the FAW-Mazda joint venture that also makes the first generation Mazda 6 and the second generation ‘Mazda 6 Rui Yi‘. All will continue, so Chinese car buyers will be able to choose between three different Sixes.
A baby blue Mazda 6, seen on an early morning in Beijing, the vehicle being more blue than the sky. The baby blue is painted on, which is good, because it shows more determination than wrap. The 6 is further prettied up by a half-yellow Mazda badge, a white grille-chrome bar and white alloys. The license plate coincidentally combines nicely with the paint job.
I just sucked duck brains out of a duck head, at lunch in Beijing. Feeling a bit strange now, I need some Pink to stop quacking! Fortunately, I have. This is a very pinky Mazda 6 Rui Yi, seen on a very dirty day parked on the pavement of a street not far from my home in the capital.
Mazda’s 2012 sales in China fell 12.9 percent from the previous year to 187,087 units, the company announced. Mazda sold 17,273 cars in China in December, down 26.4 percent from a year earlier, as Chinese consumers continue to shun Japanese cars amid a lingering territorial row between the two Asian neighbors.
The pace of the fall in December slowed a bit from a drop of nearly 30 percent in November and 45 percent in October. Via: Reuters.