Starting 2011, Mazda began to introduce a new family of engines known as SkyActiv. The technology debuted on the Mazda2 in 2011 and spread to several nameplates by 2016, including the Mazda3, Mazda6, MX-5, and the CX-3 and CX-5 crossovers. Consisting of four-cylinder units the SkyActiv-G and SkyActiv-D … read more
It sucks making something excellent and getting no recognition for it. As any artist knows, half the battle is to produce a finished work of high quality while the other half is to tell the world about it and hope the message resonates with a person who shows appreciation via payment. Hey, the bills … read more
Mazda‘s CEO says that despite all the negative press around Volkswagen‘s scandal and increasingly stringent emissions standards, the Japanese automaker still plans to offer a diesel engine to American buyers.
“We are not giving up,” CEO Masamichi Kogai told reporters earlier this month, according to … read more
They’re the complete opposite of sleepers: cars that look fast, but aren’t.
You can’t blame an automaker for wanting to design a car that looks fast, even if it doesn’t have what it takes under the hood. But some cars are so stylish and sporty-looking that it can be surprising to find out just … read more
A refreshed Mazda3 has been introduced in Japan.
The 2017 Mazda3 receives minor styling changes, with a slightly revised front fascia and a more rounded grille. The headlights are also larger than before, while it appears that a styling package will be available that adds a front splitter, side skirts … read more
Standing out in the world of compacts is no easy feat. The corner-cutting measures it takes to offer a product at a competitive price in this segment can quickly demote a car to drab background filler. Throw in the customer’s demand to “do it all,” from sporting fun to commuting practicality, … read more
Mazda has detailed the first of several SkyActive-Vehicle Dynamics technologies that aim to better manage vehicle motion.
The first technology in the series, G-Vectoring Control (GVC), is claimed to be the world’s first control system to vary engine torque in response to steering inputs. Algorithms … read more
Mazda’s new 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is already making an impression on the newly launched Mazda CX-9 SUV and apparently, the CX-9 isn’t the only model that can take advantage of the new turbo four engine. Turns out, the engine is also compatible with both the Mazda 3 and Mazda … read more
The Mazda6 could receive a generous boost in power, according to a recent report. Mazda engineer Dave Coleman revealed the turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that debuted recently under the hood of the CX-9 crossover fits in the 6’s engine bay without major modifications. It makes 227 horsepower at … read more