Video Gallery of Mazda Arctic Drive

By Product Expert | Posted in For Fun on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 1:53 PM
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Mazda vehicles brave the arctic in this Mazda video series

The video gallery below is of Mazda vehicles braving the arctic to make a multi-day trek through some of the most beautiful scenery and harshest climates. Enjoy these serene videos and learn more about Mazda vehicles by talking with our sales team and taking a test drive.

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What Does the Interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature Look Like?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Mazda CX-5 on Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 1:49 PM
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360 Degree video of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature interior

What does the interior of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature look like? Well, the Signature is a higher trim level, so you can feel confident that the interior will be full of luxury features and convenience technology. The video below can show you what we mean. This 360-degree video of the 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature interior can be moved around by clicking and dragging your mouse to view all angles.

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Does Mazda Have an All-Electric Vehicle?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Mazda on Thursday, June 13th, 2019 at 5:54 PM
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Mazda plans on an electric vehicle for 2020

Does Mazda have an all-electric vehicle? The answer is not yet, but they plan on getting an electric vehicle in the future. Electric vehicles are becoming all the rage lately, and we foresee them becoming even more popular as time goes on. If you want to make the switch from fossil fuels to an all-electric vehicle, don’t worry. Mazda will deliver one shortly. Keep reading below to learn the details about the all-electric Mazda vehicle.

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What are Mazda SKYACTIV ® Transmissions?

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Mazda, Technology on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 3:20 PM
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What are my Mazda SKYACTIV ® transmission options?

There are two Mazda SKYACTIV ® transmission options for you to consider. First of all, if you do not know what SKYACTIV ® technology is, it is a Mazda technology that promotes fuel efficiency and power ratings in a vehicle. There are several SKYACTIV ® components in Mazda vehicles, including engines and transmissions. Together, these technology features create a vehicle that doesn’t compromise on fuel efficiency or power. Keep reading below to learn about what your SKYACTIV ® transmission options are and come into Puente Hills Mazda to take a test drive and learn more.

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Should You Drive in a Lightning Storm?

By Product Expert | Posted in Safety, Tips and tricks on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 1:27 PM
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Tips for National Lightning Safety Awareness Week 2019

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week 2019 takes place later this month from June 23rd to June 29th, 2019. This awareness week tries to bring awareness to the danger of lightning and the ways that you can seek protection during a lightning storm. We want to help you with lightning safety regarding driving. Keep reading to find the answers to “should you drive in a lightning storm?” and more. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Set the Digital Clock in a Mazda Vehicle with and without Mazda Connect

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Technology, Tips and tricks on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 1:58 PM
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How can I set the clock time in my Mazda vehicle?

First of all, you will need to know whether the Mazda vehicle you own has Mazda Connect or not. If you are not sure whether your Mazda vehicle has this feature, talk with our sales team or watch both videos below to find out. The videos below will show you how to set the digital clock in a Mazda vehicle with and without Mazda Connect, as it is slightly different with this feature. Come into Puente Hills Mazda to find your next vehicle with Mazda Connect.

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Mazda Quietly Announces Skyactiv-X Commercial Plans, RWD Layouts

By mholandez | Posted in blog on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 12:56 AM
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Straight-six engines and rear-wheel drive are ready for a big comeback at Mazda.

The Straight-Six Shows Itself

Earlier this month, Roadshow and Jalopnik reported that an investor presentation uncovered on Mazda’s website big changes coming to the carmaker’s lineup. The presentation, dubbed “Fiscal Year 2019 March Results,” revealed several interesting developments from the carmaker.

The first big revelation was that Mazda plans to shake up their engine production game with a Skyactiv-X straight-six engine making its way to the masses. Roadshow described the Skyactiv-X as, “Mazda’s trick engine tech that has a gas engine combusting fuel through compression like a diesel would, albeit with some tweaks like requiring a small spark to kick-start the process.” Next month, European drivers should finally have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of Skyactiv-X Mazda offerings. Americans will have to wait, with no word yet on States-side release.

Mazda SKYACTIV XWhile this is the first news of the engine making its way to the hands of consumers, Mazda has played around with the idea for some time. At the 2018 LA Auto Show, Mazda revealed their 2019 Mazda3 and the Skyactiv-X engine it held under the hood, to much acclaim. Roadshow took the technology for a spin back in 2018 and was amazed at how impressively it performed, especially after initial skepticism whether it would work at all.

Jalopnik reached out for comment, and Mazda delivered, stating, “We’re excited to bring these powertrains to our future vehicles as we continue on our path to premium. We know our fans will be yearning for additional details, however specific models, performance figures and market rollout will be disclosed at an appropriate time.”

Keeping Up with the Car-dashians

The move by Mazda appears to be aimed at hopping on a growing trend from carmakers across the world. While many thought the engine design relegated to the past, straight-six engines have risen from the dead recently. As Jalopnik mentioned, many of Mazda’s adversaries have revealed their own straight-six developments. Mercedes is working on a new modular engine with potential hybrid capabilities, as well as Jaguar. BMW, too, has reinforced their traditional straight-six roots.

Mazda’s straight-six announcement is a particularly strong blow to Toyota. Despite being a much smaller manufacturer, Mazda appears to have no issue with a transition Toyota is shying away from. Just days before Mazda’s announcement, Toyota told Jalopnik that developing their own straight-six engine would be a “logistical nightmare” that would involve “involving years of development, a new factory, and would have driven up the cost” of the new Supra that borrows BMW’s straight-six engine. Yet Mazda appears to have no such issues, making a mockery of their far-larger fellow Japanese cousin.

A Return for Rear-Wheel Drive

Roadshow also spotted mention of a new engine layout. The presentation makes reference to a supposed “longitudinal engine layout” that would be a big change for Mazda. Incorporating longitudinal layouts would allow for rear- and all-wheel drive to return to Mazda’s lineup. As Roadshow notes, this could mean the return of old favorites like the RX-7. New offerings could also make use of the layout swap, such as cars based off the RX-Vision concept that wowed carlovers back in 2015

Currently, the carmaker’s cars all sport a front-wheel-drive-oriented setup via a transverse layout. Transverse comes with benefits such has being more compact and not requiring vehicle-spanning driveshafts, at the cost of poor support for rear-wheel designs.

Other Developments

While these two revelations stole the show, they weren’t alone. As Jalopnik reported, page 25 of the presentation detailed more future product plans for the company. New strategies mentioned included expanding on the company’s iconic Kodo design language as well as developing a mild-hybrid system alongside Mazda’s own electric vehicle technology.

Where to Get Apple CarPlay installed in a Mazda vehicle in City of Industry, CA

By Product Expert | Posted in FAQ, Technology on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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Puente Hills Mazda, near Los Angeles, can install Apple CarPlay into your Mazda vehicle 

Puente Hills Mazda, the dealership serving the Los Angeles area, can help you get Apple CarPlay installed into your Mazda vehicle. Mazda announced late last year that Mazda vehicles as old as the 2014 model year could get Apple CarPlay installed. Apple CarPlay will allow you to use your Apple smartphone through your vehicle. Keep reading to learn how much it will cost you and how much time it will take. 

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Mazda Adaptive Front Lighting System How-to Video

By Product Expert | Posted in How to, Technology on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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Video guide of how to use the Adaptive Front Lighting System in your Mazda vehicle

The Adaptive Front Lighting System in your Mazda vehicle will perform its best to help you see the road in front of your vehicle. It is important to have an understanding of this system in your vehicle before driving at night or in bad weather conditions. Watch this Mazda Adaptive Front Lighting System how-to video to learn how to use your vehicle’s lighting system.

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Get Discounted Mazda Car Service through July 2019 in City of Industry, CA

By Product Expert | Posted in Dealership News, Local on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 4:25 PM
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Check out our current Mazda Car Care Coupons here at Puente Hills Mazda

Puente Hills Mazda offers Mazda Car Care Coupons to get you discounted vehicle maintenance specials. We have recently come out with new coupons, which will be available on our website from now until July 7, 2019. Keep reading below to check out our current Mazda Car Care Coupons here at Puente Hills Mazda.

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