Archive for October, 2018

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

Monday, October 29th, 2018
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. (more…)

Is premium gas worth the investment? Maybe.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018
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. (more…)

Something new could be coming wearing the familiar Mazda3 badge

Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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. (more…)

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

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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. (more…)