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Mazda3 SkyActiv-X Hatchback, clever and impressive

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Tom Scanlan

Amazingly, the combustion engine is now around one hundred and twenty years old. The Mazda3 Skyactiv-X has a new way of making it work. Mazda’s Skyactiv-X engine has elements of both petrol spark ignition and diesel compression ignition. They call it Spark Controlled Compression Ignition (SPCCI)…can anyone come up with anything more catchy? First benefit: a very lean mixture. This […]

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The orange MAZDA MX-5 RF 30th Anniversary

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Tom Scanlan

It’s orange and still great fun. The standard 2-litre engine is the heart in this 30th anniversary MX-5, so it can go like s**t off a shovel, if you want! Good thing I’m not six feet tall – if I was, I would be unlikely to fit comfortably into this superb little sports-car. The cabin is cosy, to say the […]

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On the road in the 2018 Mazda6 Saloon

In Car Reviews, Mazda by Neil Lyndon

When we arrived at Birmingham Airport, Mazda provided a Mazda6 for us to drive away to the launch venue in the Cotswolds. As our car was being edged out of its parking space, I asked one of the guys who were greeting us, “Have we been given the old car for this drive, so that we can compare it with the new one later?”
Neil Lyndon drives the latest 2018 Mazda6 Saloon 194ps GT Sport Nav+ Auto….READ MORE