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  • Road Test: Mazda CX-3 2.0 SkyActiv Automatic

    The Mazda CX-3 ticks almost all the boxes. We have a closer look and see if the stylish newcomer can compete against the turbos with it’s normally aspirated engine. Plush Interior The infotainment system in Mazda’s CX-3 is similar to the Mazda 6.  The touch-screen dash display is clear...
  • A closer look at Mazdas Sky Activ Technology

    Mazda have been hard at work over the past few years pushing the boundaries of the compression ratios of their internal combustion engines. The development of their SKYACTIV-G engine represented the first mass production petrol engine to achieve a compression ratio of 14.0:1 (most mass production vehicles run at...
  • Mazda BT-50 3.2 Diesel D/C 4X4 Road Test

      Mazda BT-50, just like its cousin, the Ford Ranger received a make over this year.  We take a brand new BT-50 over some dirt roads, a  little off roading and use it for our daily commute. On the outside, the Mazda BT-50 has been updated to look more...
  • 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...