New Mazda CX-5 Due Next Year

Mazda’s second-generation CX-5 has been revealed in Los Angeles as the company looks to continue its global momentum, spurred on by the popularity of SUVs. Mazda says the all-new CX-5, on sale from the middle of next year, will kick-start a fresh era for its line-up, where passenger enjoyment is as important as driving pleasure … [Read more…]

Honda Civic Sport Vs Mazda 3

Honda Civic Sport Model tested: Honda Civic 1.4 Sport Price: £18,360 Engine: 1.4-litre 4cyl, 98bhp The new Honda Civic Sport aims to inject some much-needed showroom appeal into the soon-to-be-replaced family hatchback. It’s essentially an entry-level model, bur thanks to a host of cosmetic upgrades and some additional equipment, it looks and feels anything but. … [Read more…]

Mazda 3 2.2D 150

This mildly updated Mazda 3 hatchback is a rival for almost everything in the C-segment. Mazda names the Kia Cee’d and Hyundai i30 as the cars against which it most wants to compete but, in truth, the 3 is taking on everything from Ford’s Focus to Skoda’s Octavia. So far, the 3 has been well … [Read more…]

Mazda RX-7 FD

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I can still remember the last time I drove a third- generation, ‘FD’ RX-7. But that’s because it was also the first time. It was way back in 1993, when the car was new and causing a stir. There was a real buzz about it, and I’m not just talking about its audible rev limiter. … [Read more…]

Mazda 6 2.2 Skyactiv-D 150 Tourer

If you’re feeling a little confused, don’t worry. Only last year the Mazda 6 received some styling and chassis changes to bring it up to date, but now, for 2016 (or the 2017 model year), there are yet more revisions to keep it relevant. The changes apply to both the saloon and the Tourer we’re … [Read more…]

Mazda MX5

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We’ll make no bones about the fact that we love the Mazda MX-5. Yet as you can see, were not the only ones to have been showering the brilliant two-seater with plaudits. In the year since its launch the MX-5 has racked up over 30 different awards for Mazda’s trophy cabinet. For instance, it has … [Read more…]

Mazda RX7

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The RX7 arrived in American showrooms in 1978 and sales promptly went crazy. Even importing 4,000 a month, Mazda could not cope with demand and waiting lists were huge. For a while, RX7s changed hands on the black market for as much as $3,000 above retail price. By the time production ceased in 1985, nearly … [Read more…]

Mazda RX-8

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Despite its not inconsiderable advantages, the Wankel engine never really caught on — except in the hearts and minds of Mazda’s management. Mazda took the rotary concept and developed it brilliantly, ironing out snags and creating an innovative engine.

Mazda RX-7 – 1978

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The oil crisis of the early 1970s nearly put Mazda out of business. The Wankel rotary engine which had been such a success in the Cosmo may have been renowned for its smoothness but certainly wasn’t for its fuel economy.