Get a fresh look at both new versions of the Mazda3

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3, New Models on Friday, February 15th, 2019 at 5:41 PM
A photo of the rear deck lid on the 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback.

New 2019 Mazda3 walk around videos from the Chicago Auto Show

The 2019 Mazda3 has captured the imagination of everyone working at the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom. Since the new Mazda sedan and hatchback was unveiled at 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, our team has been dying to see it up close and learn more about it. We were lucky enough to have a Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog correspondent film a pair of new 2019 Mazda3 walk around videos from the Chicago Auto Show. Final information is still a little sparse, but our far-flung reporter was able to get some good views of both models and we’ve embedded those videos below. You can start the pre-ordering process for either body style today by making an appointment with a Gorman McCracken Mazda product expert today. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda kicks off successful anniversary celebration in Chicago

By Product Expert | Posted in New Models on Friday, February 8th, 2019 at 2:46 PM
A left profile photo of the 30th Anniversary Edition Mazda MX-5 Miata.

Can I order the Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition?

To say the automotive industry has had a positive reaction to the 30th Anniversary Edition of the Mazda MX-5 Miata would be an understatement. Since the limited-run version of the Mazda convertible was officially unveiled at the media-only portion of the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, we’ve been getting a lot of calls from people wondering, ‘Can I order the Mazda MX-5 30th Anniversary Edition?’ Unfortunately, as quickly as those calls came into the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom, even more calls flooded the North American headquarters of Mazda. In a matter of hours, all 500 special-edition Mazda MX-5 Miata vehicles available for pre-order had been reserved. However, more will be available eventually. This isn’t the first time the automaker has seen such a response to its convertible. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda teases potential for new crossover SUV with a potentially new engine

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, New Models, SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY on Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 at 8:46 PM
A teaser photo of what could be a new Mazda crossover SUV.

Is Mazda going to redesign the Mazda CX-3?

The next four to six weeks could be among the most interesting time periods in the automaker’s recent history. When the Chicago Auto Show opens later this week, Mazda will be showing off the 30th Anniversary Edition of one of its most popular models, the Mazda MX-5 Miata. However, in March, the big time European motor shows begin and there are signs the manufacturer is poised to make another splash with one of its crossover SUVs. So, is Mazda going to redesign the Mazda CX-3? File this under the category of ‘Strong Maybe.’ They have released a teaser image showing what could be the rear lights of a redesigned Mazda CX-3. Let’s take a look at what we know so far, and what we might be seeing in the near future. Read the rest of this entry »

Get a closer look at the 2019 Mazda3 before it arrives in March

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Tuesday, January 29th, 2019 at 7:45 PM

New photos of the 2019 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback

The top brass at Gorman McCracken Mazda has received more details about when the all-new Mazda3 will be available. Our previous post revealed the performance specs for the new hatchback and sedan models, now we know that the vehicle will start arriving in March. In anticipation of its arrival, we’ve decided to publish these new photos of the 2019 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback. Each time a new photo or video comes into our email inbox, we get even more excited to get behind the wheel. We already know it will be more powerful than its predecessor and it will probably offer smartphone integration. But the real payoff will be the first time we send a new customer home in the 2019 Mazda3.  Read the rest of this entry »

2019 Mazda3 will get a major boost in performance output

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 3:25 PM
An overhead photo of the sedan and hatchback versions of the 2019 Mazda3.

2019 Mazda3 Performance Specs and Engine Information

The Mazda3 has a well-earned reputation among automotive industry professionals. It’s one of several platforms that have been responsible for increasing the automaker’s profile with buyers. Recent developments around the Gorman McCracken Showroom have been centered on the manufacturer’s crossover SUVs. But we’ve finally learned a bit more about the 2019 Mazda3 performance specs and engine information. Drivers can expect the sedan and hatchback versions of the new Mazda3 to be significantly more powerful than previous versions and that the new Mazda3 will rank at, or near the top of both industry segments. The release of this information means we’re getting very close to the vehicle arriving at the Gorman McCracken facility. Read the rest of this entry »

New Mazda technology allows owners to say goodbye to our CDs

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5, Mazda CX-9 on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 at 3:59 PM
A photo of the touchscreen used by the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9.

Is there are CD player in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9?

Two of the most popular models in the Gorman McCracken Mazda inventory are the 2019 versions of the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda CX-9. Not only do these platforms represent two of the best examples of performance and capability that have ever worn a Mazda badge, but the two vehicles are also among the most advanced in the crossover SUV segment. As more customers come by the showroom to learn more about our available lineup, our product experts have been getting a lot of calls, emails and text messages from people asking, ‘Is there a CD player in the 2019 Mazda CX-5 or Mazda CX-9?’ The automaker has discontinued its in-vehicle CD player in its top two crossover SUVs. However, that doesn’t mean a drive in these vehicles will be silent. Read the rest of this entry »

Your new Mazda vehicle is covered by a warranty, what does that mean?

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, Service on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 5:29 PM
A stock photo of a mechanic working on a vehicle.

What is included with the Mazda warranty package?

Mazda has quite a streak going among the rest of the automotive industry. The automaker has been named the “Best Car Brand” by U.S. News & World Report. There are a lot of factors that go into winning this award, not the least of which is how reliable each and every Mazda vehicle is designed to be when it leaves its production facility. As much work as goes into to ensuring that Mazda’s cars and crossover SUVs live up to the manufacturer’s standards, sometimes things don’t go as planned. To make sure owners are protected, Mazda has developed one of the longest-lasting and comprehensive warranties in the industry. So, what is included with the Mazda warranty package? Let’s take a look. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda may already have the next generation of engine technology in its grasp

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Friday, December 28th, 2018 at 8:18 PM
A photo of a rotary engine badge worn by an older Mazda vehicle.

Will Mazda ever make a hydrogen-powered vehicle?

The next few years are almost guaranteed to contain a flurry of advancements in automotive technology that hasn’t been seen since for a few generations. Most automakers, including Mazda, are always on the lookout for ways to make vehicles cleaner and more fuel-efficient. As it happens, a recent article posted on the Road and Track website seems to believe that Mazda already has the expertise it needs to be a leader in the industry. So, will Mazda ever make a hydrogen-powered vehicle? For American buyers, that is unclear at this point; but the manufacturer did briefly tow with this technology in its native Japan. Let’s take a look at why this could be a possibility. Read the rest of this entry »

A little effort now saves on a lot of costs later when it comes to tires

By Product Expert | Posted in Service on Thursday, December 27th, 2018 at 4:10 PM
A photo of tires in a studio.

How can I make my tires last longer?

One of the most common things you’ll hear around the Gorman McCracken Mazda Service Department is our technicians telling customers how important their tires are. Those humble rubber rings are a vehicle’s first line of defense when it comes to handling, braking and maintaining fuel efficiency. It would be in every vehicle owner’s best interest to find the best answer to the question, ‘How can I make my tires last longer?’ As it happens, the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog is here to give you the information you need. If you need to know something that isn’t answered here, please stop by the showroom or service department and one of our highly-trained experts will do their best to help you in any way they can. Read the rest of this entry »

Still looking for gift ideas? We have an entire showroom of suggestions for you

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, New Models on Friday, December 14th, 2018 at 3:31 PM
A stock photo of children sitting on Santa's lap.

Should I ask for a Mazda for Christmas?

Hopefully, you’ve long since submitted your Christmas list to Santa. However, if you’re struggling to fill one out and you’re on the fence wondering, ‘Should I ask for a Mazda for Christmas?’ Everyone at Gorman McCracken Mazda would definitely support you in this kind of gift. There has never been a better time to get behind the wheel of a new Mazda sedan, hatchback or crossover SUV. For the new model year, the automaker has raised the level of standard and available technology across its lineup. Certainly, the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog is filled with the granular details a buyer needs to see what is available right now and what’s coming next. Take a look at these Mazda videos if you’d like to get a peek behind the curtain. Read the rest of this entry »

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