The new 2019 Mazda 3 has been unveiled at the LA Motor Show, and as well as a new design it heralds the debut of Mazda's SkyActiv-X spark-controlled compression ignition petrol engine.
I’ve always been full of admiration for the Mazda MX-5. However, there have been those who’ve felt the MX-5’s remarkable chassis has been held back by a lack of power. To answer that, the company has given the 2.0-litre engine a comprehensive going-over aimed at making it spin harder and faster.
Mazda will launch two new battery-powered electric vehicles in 2020, one of which will incorporate a Wankel rotary engine as a range-extender.
Another year, another round of worthwhile changes to the rightly well-regarded Mazda6. Some are more subtle than others - there's a new grille, for instance, and a new interior with some seriously premium materials - while the big news is the arrival of a new 2.5-litre petrol engine with cylinder deactivation.
The ever-popular Mazda MX-5 has been revised for 2019 with more power for both engines, plus steering reach adjustment and a few other tweaks.
The revised Mazda6 range will go on sale in the UK this summer, priced from £23,045, and featuring a new 2.5-litre petrol engine with cylinder deactivation.
Mazda has today unveiled the 2018 model year Mazda6. It includes a number of changes geared towards a more upmarket shift in the company's products, a strategy dubbed 'Mazda Premium'.
Watch our video review of the new Mazda CX-3 GT Sport.
Already the dishiest of the small SUVs and, we think, one of the more perfectly proportioned cars on the market today, Mazda have given the CX-3 a little extra visual verve with the addition of a new GT Sport model.
Watch our video review of the new 2018 Mazda CX-5.
So now, we’ve come full circle. After reinventing every model in the Mazda range under the guise of the company’s Kodo and Jinba Ittai malarkey, it’s now the turn of the one that started it all, the CX-5, to enjoy a comprehensive going-over. And to best explain it all, I’d like to start by talking about cargo covers. Ok, I know that sounds about as exciting as watching water evaporate, but bear with me...
Most of us think of the Mazda MX-5 as an enthusiastic little soft-top. Which is ironic, because far more people bought the folding hard-top version, and by some margin (80%, in fact). Perhaps that was an admission that our country’s climate offers far from ideal convertible opportunities. Or, more likely, simply because the folding hard-top offered just the same roof-down experience but with the bonus of an added sense of security. For the new MX-5, however, Mazda wanted to do something a little different...