Is Mazda adding a new sports car to the lineup?
It’s pretty easy to understand how the people working as product experts at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown became huge Mazda fans. With that, more than a few of them actually spend some of their downtime reading the news and other articles about what may or may not be coming down the pipe from the automaker. A recent article has caught our attention that stated Mazda has chosen to renew its trademark for the MX-6 model name. Does this mean Mazda is adding a new sports car to the lineup? Obviously, we don’t know for sure, but at this point, it doesn’t seem likely. Let’s take a look at what we know at this point in the game. Read the rest of this entry »
What’s different for the 2019 Mazda3?
Mazda made very efficient use of its time on stage at the kick-off for the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show last week when they introduced the 2019 Mazda3. For as much information about the newest compact sedan and hatchback that was made available, the manufacturer still left out a few important details. It took our product experts a bit of time to read through all of the available information to find out what is different for the 2019 Mazda3. Suffice it to say that when the 2019 Mazda3 is finally available at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown next year, future owners will be in store for a more connected, refined and, overall, enjoyable ownership experience versus last year. Read the rest of this entry »
What does the new Mazda3 look like?
If it seems like a lot is changing within the Mazda inventory that is coming to or has already arrived at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom, you are absolutely correct. The addition of smartphone integration to the lineup is really going to raise the brand’s profile with our customers – and might even draw in some buyers who normally wouldn’t shop with us. Most automakers would take that as their big project for the year. Mazda went a step (or two) further and redesigned one of its most popular platforms. So, what does the new Mazda3 look like? It was revealed for the first time in the world earlier this week at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show. We’re still waiting on a few details before giving you a full rundown. But take a look at these photos and videos. Read the rest of this entry »
Best Car Brand Award for 2018 model year
There are a lot of changes happening in and around the Mazda brand. Lately, our attention has been focused on newly available technology and the possibility of more model redesigns coming in the very near future. However, before either of those things of those things can mean very much, Mazda has to build cars that people actually want to own. For the fourth consecutive season, Mazda has been given the Best Car Brand Award for the 2018 model year by U.S. News & World Report. At the top of the list, the opinion-making publication like about the brand were the automaker’s, ‘entertaining performance, intuitive infotainment systems and upscale interiors.’ Let’s take a closer look. Read the rest of this entry »
Which Mazda vehicles can get the smartphone upgrade?
When Mazda announced that it would be offering owners who purchased or leased the 2018 Mazda6 a chance to have their existing infotainment systems retrofitted with new technology, we definitely heard from a lot of our loyal readers. While a bulk of the calls were asking about how it would affect that specific vehicle in their driveway, we still had quite a few ask, ‘Which Mazda vehicles can get the smartphone upgrade?’ At first, it appeared that only the Mazda6 would be eligible, but something changed. Another update from our manufacturing partnered has revealed that almost any Mazda vehicle with the MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system can get be eligible for the upgrade. Let’s learn more. Read the rest of this entry »
Mazda warranty coverage length and information
Every sedan, hatchback and crossover SUV that arrives at Gwatney Mazda of Germantown has been engineered and built to be as reliable as possible and perform as expected. It’s important for manufacturers to be able to stand behind their products and their customers when things are going well and when things go wrong. Even a basic look at Mazda warranty coverage length and information reveals quite a few interesting details. The automaker’s warranty program is not only one of the most comprehensive in the industry, but it also can serve more than one owner. Let’s take a look at what it has to offer and how it can help protect your investment. Read the rest of this entry »
Top three car sounds you can’t ignore
When you turn the key to start your vehicle, you shouldn’t be surprised by unpleasant or unexpected sounds. The well-worn metaphor of a well-tuned automobile purring like a well-fed cat has more than a bit of truth behind it. If you know what to listen for, your vehicle will have no problem letting you know that something isn’t right. We spoke with some of the experts staffing the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Service Department so they could tell us about the top three car sounds you can’t ignore. As is often the case some noises are less important than others while some will require immediate attention. The team staffing the Gwantey Mazda of Germantown Service Department can handle anything you bring to them. Make an appointment today. Read the rest of this entry »
Release date for the 2019 Mazda CX-5
The Mazda CX-5 fits nicely in the automaker’s crossover SUV lineup. Engineers designed the vehicle to offer a lot of usable interior space without being overwhelming to drive. Recently a few additional details about the popular platform were released ahead of the release date for the 2019 Mazda CX-5. In addition to carrying on Mazda’s KODO design philosophy, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 will be outfitted with the latest connectivity technology as well as an array of SKYACTIV®-based powertrains to deliver a unique balance of performance and efficiency. We expect delivery of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 to arrive at the Gwatney Mazda of Germantown showroom toward the end of this year or the very beginning of the next calendar year. Read the rest of this entry »
What is that smell in my car?
When people think about taking care of their vehicles, they are mostly (and correctly) focused on getting regular oil changes and making sure it runs reliably. But there is more to owning and maintaining a vehicle than engines, transmissions and the like. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering, ‘What is that smell in my car,’ we might be able to help. The Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Blog sat down with our chief service technician to help you identify any funky aromas you might be experiencing and what you can do to make them go away. If you need a little more assistance, please stop by our service department and we’ll figure something out. Read the rest of this entry »
Is the new Mazda3 getting a diesel engine?
A couple of weeks ago, we brought you news about a potential redesign for the Mazda3, at least for the hatchback version. Today, the automaker confirmed that news and the world will get its first look at the updated hatchback later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The initial presentation will take place on Nov. 28. The Gwatney Mazda of Germantown Blog will be closely monitoring various sources to bring you new photos as soon as we can. There is some more exciting news to report. The new Mazda3 is getting a diesel engine and we’ve learned some of its secrets. We don’t have an exact release date for the new Mazda3 just yet, but it will likely won’t be available before the 2020 model year. Read the rest of this entry »