All-new Mazda3 holds a lot of potential for automaker, buyers

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 at 9:30 PM
A left profile of the all-new Mazda3.

When will the new Mazda3 go on sale?

Since we brought you the news of the official announcement of a new version of the Mazda3 hatchback and sedan, Gorman McCracken Mazda product experts have been busy answering messages from potential buyers. Most of them are asking when the new Mazda3 will go on sale. At this point, we don’t have a clear idea. It is equally likely that it could be put into production in time to available toward the end of the 2019 model year or be held to be one of the first vehicles to be built under the 2020 banner. In the meantime, we’ll share a few of the important details we know about the new Mazda3 right now. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda introduces new Mazda3 in Los Angeles

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Friday, November 30th, 2018 at 8:08 PM

New Mazda3 redesign photos and video

A new era is dawning in the Mazda lineup that is coming to the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom. One of the most exciting vehicles that our customers will be able to see is the Mazda3, both the sedan and hatchback versions. The automaker has made several radical changes that will make the Mazda3 more fun to drive and own. There are still several details that have yet to be released. However, we are so excited about these developments that our product experts wanted people to get a look at the new platform as soon as possible. Check out these new Mazda3 redesign photos and video from the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. If you have any questions before it gets here, make an appointment with a Gorman McCracken Mazda product expert today. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda expands smartphone integration to more models

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 at 10:38 PM
A photo of someone plugging their smartphone into a Mazda infotainment system.

Can I add smartphone apps to any Mazda vehicle?

A few months ago, Mazda announced that it would be providing owners of certain trims of the 2018 Mazda6, the chance to have Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ capability retrofitted in their vehicles. Naturally, we and many of our customers were very excited to hear this news. However, the team of product experts working in the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom started to receive a lot of calls, text messages and emails from other customers wondering, ‘Can I add smartphone apps to any Mazda vehicle?’ As of a few days ago, we can start calling them back with good news. The automaker has decided to expand the technologies availability to almost every one of its vehicles that are from 2014 and newer. Read the rest of this entry »

Several upgrades confirmed for 2019 Mazda CX-5

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5 on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Release date for the 2019 Mazda CX-5

A few weeks ago, we brought you a bit of interesting news about the future of the Mazda CX-5. Not only has the automaker confirmed that its middle crossover SUV will be getting a turbocharged engine, but the Gorman McCracken Mazda Blog has also learned a few more interesting bits of news prior to the release date for the 2019 Mazda CX-5. The headline for the new model year is that Mazda’s 2019 lineup is going to easily rank among the most technologically-advanced vehicles in each class they occupy. Owners will be able to integrate their smartphones into their daily commute. If you would like to start the pre-ordering process for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 before it arrives at the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda teases possible diesel engine for future models

By Product Expert | Posted in SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 7:10 PM
A stock photo of a Mazda engine.

Is Mazda making a diesel engine?

When most people think of diesel engines, they see mental images of big rigs lumbering down the road with black smoke billowing out of the stacks. Mazda isn’t a stranger to defying the status quo when it comes to developing advanced engine technology. In fact, there are rumors floating around the internet that Mazda may be flirting with the idea of bringing its rotary engine back into production, but we digress. So, is Mazda making a diesel engine? Yes, they are. However, there are still some unanswered questions about as to when it will appear and on which models will feature a diesel engine. Let’s take a look at what we know to this point. Read the rest of this entry »

2019 could bring impressive changes to Mazda CX-5 powertrain options

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda CX-5 on Monday, October 29th, 2018 at 1:21 PM
A closely cropped photo of the front end of the Mazda CX-5.

When is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 coming to dealerships?

If there is something that every Gorman McCracken Mazda product expert loves to talk about it’s our available lineup of 2019 Mazda crossover SUVs. We have already brought you everything we know about the newest versions of the Mazda CX-3 and Mazda CX-9. However, there is a conspicuously missing step in that journey. So, when is the 2019 Mazda CX-5 coming to dealerships like ours? Hopefully, the wait won’t be too much longer. In the meantime, we thought we’d share a few interesting tidbits we’ve learned about the automaker’s middle crossover SUV model. Be sure to check the Gorman McCracken Blog regularly for updates. Read the rest of this entry »

Is premium gas worth the investment? Maybe.

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda, Mazda CX-9 on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 at 2:16 PM
A stock photo of a gas pump with several grades of gasoline.

Should I be using premium gasoline in my Mazda car or crossover SUV?

Have you ever pulled up to the gas pump and wondered what those different numbers mean next to the prices? Well, those numbers are that fuel’s octane rating. Octane is a fuel additive that helps keep the fuel stable and prevent the engine from knocking. This knocking sound is actually the fuel spontaneously igniting which can cause engine damage in the long term. If you’ve been wondering, ‘Should I be using premium gasoline in my Mazda car or crossover SUV,’ the maintenance experts at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown have the answers. If you have any questions about the best way to take care of your vehicle, please stop by our maintenance department today. We’re happy to help. Read the rest of this entry »

Something new could be coming wearing the familiar Mazda3 badge

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 8:50 PM
A closely cropped photo of the Mazda3.

When is the Mazda3 getting redesigned?

Mazda has really carved out a special spot in the automotive industry with its lineup of sleek sedans, hatchbacks and crossover SUVs. But times change and customer tastes change. As we were walking around the showroom today, it occurred to us that the Mazda3 has been rocking the same exterior style for quite some time. Someone actually wondered out loud, ‘When is the Mazda3 getting redesigned?’ A quick search of the internet answered our question — sort of. We were able to find this teaser photo of a potential Mazda3 refresh, but we don’t know much else about it. Our manufacturing partner is wisely being tight-lipped about the whole affair. This teaser video comes on the heels that it looks like Mazda is considering the prospect of maybe bringing back rotary engines. We aren’t saying these things are connected, just interesting. Read the rest of this entry »

Mazda shows what’s old is new again. Maybe.

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 at 6:57 PM
A photo of the rotary engine that used to be used by Mazda vehicles, like the Mazda RX-8.

Is Mazda bringing back the Wankel rotary engine?

Remember the Mazda RX-8? It was sleek, quick and had one of the most revolutionary powertrains found in the entire automotive industry. The automaker shuttered RX-8 production back in 2011, taking its unique engine with it. It doesn’t happen as much anymore, but we occasionally get people coming into the Gorman McCracken Mazda showroom asking, ‘Is Mazda bringing back the Wankel rotary engine?’ An informational release from Mazda seems to allude to a very strong possibility of this happening in the future. A possible re-emergence of the Mazda rotary engine is a single and important element to the automaker’s long-term goal of drastically reducing carbon monoxide emissions that come from its vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

It’s never too early to start making Halloween plans

By Product Expert | Posted in Community on Monday, September 24th, 2018 at 9:19 PM
A stock photo of a spooky house on a moonlit night.

Are there any haunted houses near Longview, TX?

Halloween might still be more than a month away, but if Christmas can start getting attention over Thanksgiving, we thought the most fun holiday of the year could get a head start too. A few members of the Gorman McCracken Mazda team were out for lunch recently and overheard people wondering, ‘Are there any haunted houses near Longview, TX?’ That got them thinking that there are probably plenty of other people out there with the same question. Since we are always looking for ways for people to get the most out of the vehicles they take home from the Gorman McCracken Mazda facility, the team got together to put this handy guide together. If you need a new coupe, sedan, hatchback or crossover SUV to get everyone to their favorite place to be scared this year, stop by our showroom today. Read the rest of this entry »

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