Skyactiv

  • 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 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...
  • Advanced safety and performance for Astina Plus

    For 2017 the Mazda3 range gets further technology updates, handling-enhancing systems and a new flagship model in the Mazda3 Astina Plus. Mazda’s model range has proliferated to include the Astina Plus. This car is available as a 4-door (sedan) and 5-door (hatch) at the identical price if R407 900. Astina...
  • Drive Review: New Mazda MX-5 SkyActiv

    It’s not what you’d call fast, neither is the newest Mazda MX-5 lavishly equipped. Spacious? Not beyond two people and a deep but small boot. The Mazda MX-5 is however sublime, a little peach of motoring passion that harks back to the very essence of a driver’s car. It’s...
  • 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...