2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD Review on Bullz-Eye.com

Bullz-Eye.com reviewed the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD recently and this is what the boys had to say.

We saw the 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD at the Frankfurt Auto Show last year, and since then, we have been anxiously waiting to test drive this new crossover!

Exterior
The sporty and aggressive styling of the new 2013 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD is eye-catching and a solid standout on the road. CX-5 becomes the first production model to feature Mazda’s new design theme, “KODO – Soul of Motion.” Chief Designer Masashi Nakayama explained: “With the CX-5, our focus was on expressing a strong sense of vitality and agility. We looked at videos of cheetahs; their agile footwork and how they use their entire body as a spring to accelerate rapidly and change the direction instantly. They emanate great energy throughout their entire body. Inspired by their efficient yet beautiful movements, we aimed to push the SUV appearance to new levels with KODO design language.”

The prominent front and rear fenders and sculptured body sides give the CX-5 a distinctive look, and we’ll start seeing the new front grille and face of the vehicle showing up on other Mazda cars. Our test model looked great in Sky Blue MC with 19-inch alloy wheels, body color dual-heated remote power mirrors with turn signal lamp, auto on/off halogen headlights, daytime running lights, dual stainless steel exhaust outlets, body color door handles, rear roof spoiler, roof mounted shark fin antenna, fog lamps and a power moonroof. Together with the all new design, this crossover was ready for prime time!

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2012 Mazda 3i 5 door Grand Touring Review on Bullz-Eye

Bullz-Eye.com reviewed the 2012 Mazda3 i 5-Door Grand Touring inside and out! See what they had to say below.

There is no doubt that Mazda is pretty darn good at designing and building small and sporty cars. We’re here to let you know that after spending a week behind the wheel of a Sky Blue MC 2012 Mazda3 i 5-Door Grand Touring that we can also confirm Mazda’s expertise in doing a great job with sporty cars.

Exterior
The 2012 model was tweaked to be more aerodynamic and just a bit toned down in appearance, especially the front end of the car. Our test model was loaded with 16 inch alloy wheels, body color heated power mirrors, black grille insert and trim, halogen headlights, single-exhaust outlet bright tip, body color door handles, roof-mounted aero antenna, moonroof with one touch opener, bi-xenon headlights with auto leveling, pivoting adaptive front lighting system (AFS) and rear liftgate with wiper. Basically, the 2012 Mazda3 i 5-Door Grand Touring continues the “Nagare”-inspired theme – a hand-sculpted approach to exterior design, which emulates the powerful yet elegant flowing beauty of nature – consistent with all Mazda vehicles.

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20 Cars to Look for in 2012

With the New Year brings new sheet metal and Bullz-Eye has identified 20 Cars to Look for in 2012!

Dodge Dart
Following the daft Dodge Caliber, Dodge is looking to redeem itself in the small car segment with the Dart. The Dart also marks the first fruit of Chrysler’s merger with Fiat, because underneath the Dodge skin lies Italian bones. And not just any bones either, but the platform of the Alfa Romeo Guilietta. The Dart will be powered by a host of new engines and transmission choices, also supplied by Fiat. No hatchback version will be offered, unfortunately, but the Dart is shaping up to be a serious contender in the small car marketplace.

Check out the rest of the 20!

  

2011 Mazda2 Review on Bullz-Eye.com

A member of our staff recently reviewed out the 2011 Mazda2 for Bullz-Eye.com. Check out what he had to say about the ride below!

Mazda has been making cars for decades and many have been compact cars that also look great. The 2011 Mazda2 Touring MT keeps that tradition going strong and we enjoyed our time behind the wheel. Was Mazda able to pull it off again with a reasonable price tag coupled with great styling and performance? Read our review for our take on the 2011 Mazda2 Touring.

Exterior
The Mazda2 looked vibrant in the spirited green metallic paint and 15 inch alloy wheels so we were pumped to drive this car. Mazda meant business when they designed the 2 as they established an exterior design theme of “coordinated movement.” In line with this theme, the design team combined the visual movements created by the car’s silhouette, its body lines, and the way in which patterns of light played on the body to create dynamic, multifaceted expressions not typically seen on a B-car. These expressions exude a powerful energy that makes the new MAZDA2 look as though it’s moving while standing still. That might be easier to do with an expensive sports car, but Mazda pulled it off with a relatively inexpensive compact! Our test model also came with a rear roof spoiler, body color grille insert, halogen headlights and fog lights, body color dual-power mirrors, and exhaust outlet with a chrome tip. All in all, the 2011 Mazda2 Touring MT is one of the best looking small cars on the road.

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Mazda unveils new CX-5 Crossover SUV at Frankfurt Motor Show

Mazda invited Bullz-Eye.com to the Frankfurt Motor Show. Check out BE’s experience below!

Mazda invited us to join them in Frankfurt as they unveiled the new CX-5 Crossover SUV at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The crossover market is exploding, and this new vehicle gives Mazda with a strong entry in the small crossover segment. The CX-5 is a completely new vehicle for Mazda from the technology to the design language. Mazda CEO and President Takashi Yamanouchi proudly introduced the new vehicle at the auto show along with Chief Designer Masashi Nakayama and Program Manager Hideaki Tanaka.

As you can see from the photos above, the styling on this all-new crossover is sporty and aggressive. CX-5 becomes the first production model to feature Mazda‘s new design theme, “KODO – Soul of Motion.” Chief Designer Masashi Nakayama explained: “With the CX-5, our focus was on expressing a strong sense of vitality and agility. We looked at videos of cheetahs; their agile footwork and how they use their entire body as a spring to accelerate rapidly and change the direction instantly. They emanate great energy throughout their entire body. Inspired by their efficient yet beautiful movements, we aimed to push the SUV appearance to new levels with KODO design language.” The prominent front and rear fenders and sculptured body sides give the CX-5 a distinctive look, and we’ll start seeing the new front grille and face of the vehicle showing up on other Mazda cars.

Read the full article.

  

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