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  • The 2017 Mazda3 Astina 2.0, More than just looks?

    Featuring minor cosmetic changes, the face-lifted Mazda3 Astina is as attractive as it’s always been. Stylish and understated, the proportions of the Mazda made more and more sense as I parked and glanced back at the 4-door hatchback. Riding on new 18 inch wheels, Mazda3 also has other cosmetic...
  • Mazda launches all new 2017 CX-5

    The CX-5 accounts for around a quarter of Mazda’s global sales. This makes it a very important car for the Japanese manufacturer. For 2017 they have introduced the all new CX-5 which becomes available at Mazda Dealers countrywide on the 1st of June. Changes to the 2017 CX-5 include...
  • Mazda tones down warped look for updated BT-50

    The Mazda BT-50 was first introduced to South Africa back in 2012 as what Mazda call an ”active lifestyle” vehicle. The brief was simple- to produce a modern and refined version of the traditional work-horse bakkie that would appeal to a wider range of people. Now, five years on,...
  • Does the Mazda CX-3 need G-Vectoring?

    Earlier this year it was the turn of Mazda3 to receive G-vectoring torque control for supposed improved cornering. Now that same technology has migrated to Mazda’s CX-3. Under the banner of SkyActiv-Vehicle Dynamics, Mazda claims the new system ‘provides integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis and body to...
  • Can’t afford 911 Targa? Mazda MX-5 RF will do

    Mazda has been cribbing Porsche’s Targa design with the newly-launched MX-5 RF – the latest to get its shot at public fame at the New York Motor Show. The retractable Hardtop version of Mazda’s infectious rear-wheel drive sportscar retains a lot of that modest recipe but eschews the fabric...
  • Road Review: Mazda CX-3 (2016) Active Auto

    We can now reveal that Mazda 2 was SA Car Fan’s 2016 Car of the Year, so it stands to reason that the slightly larger Mazda CX-3 would effuse these same qualities.  Mazda’s first small SUV in the segment dominated by Ford EcoSport and Nissan Juke is yet further...
  • Road Test: New Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre 2016

    The fourth, most stylish and latest generation of a motoring legend in its own right, Mazda’s MX-5 certainly makes best of its toy-like character to defy that ballooning car trend to stay surprisingly true to the great original the 1990 original. Mazda MX-5 quite brilliantly brings a 25-year legend...