Skyactiv

  • 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...