Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that the all-new Mazda3 will make its world premiere at the Los Angeles Motor Show, open to the public from 30th November to the 9th December. The company says that the all-new Mazda3 “adopts a richer interpretation of Mazda’s KODO design philosophy, which embodies the essence of Japanese aesthetics”.
The new 2018 Mazda6 has been awarded the maximum five star rating by Euro NCAP in its latest series of tests. This is the first Mazda to achieve an overall five star rating under the new, more stringent 2018 Euro NCAP crashworthiness ratings.
Mazda will launch its first Electric Vehicles in 2020 as part of its ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ long-term technology development programme. The Japanese company will initially launch two battery EVs – one powered solely by battery, the other pairing a battery with Mazda’s small, lightweight and exceptionally quiet rotary engine as a range-extender.
After its global debut at the New York Motor Show in March, Mazda has announced UK pricing and specification for the 2018 Mazda CX-3. On sale from the 31st August, the updated CX-3 is offered in a simplified eight model line-up that sees the debut of a new SKYACTIV-D 1.8-litre diesel engine, plus a host of technology and interior improvements.
Mazda has updated its CX-5 SUV with revisions to the 2.2-litre SKYACTIV-D diesel engine, increased active safety equipment across the range and the introduction of automatic petrol models for the first time. Launched in June 2017, the second-generation CX-5 followed the original CX-5 – a car that introduced Mazda’s SKYACTIV technology and KODO: Soul of Motion design philosophy.
Mazda has announced UK pricing and specification for both the Saloon and Tourer versions of its flagship model. Featuring an upgraded cabin, revised styling and enhanced technology, plus the UK debut of Mazda’s cylinder deactivation SKYACTIV-G 2.5-litre petrol engine, the updated Mazda6 also sees the popular SKYACTIV-D 2.2-litre diesel engine benefit from a power upgrade to 181 bhp.
Mazda says the SKYACTIV-X SPCCI petrol engine offers customers outstanding power, acceleration and environmental performance by combining the best attributes of both spark and compression ignition.
Mazda says its new SKYACTIV-X engine, which combusts through compression ignition, shows the potential to reduce emissions from an internal combustion engine to below that of an electric vehicle when measured well-to-wheel.
New research by Mazda has revealed that 55 per cent of UK drivers, and almost 60 per cent of European drivers, see a positive future for petrol and diesel engines
Mazda research carried out by Ipsos MORI reveals that the joy of driving is alive and well in the UK, with 71 per cent of people surveyed saying they would still want to drive, even with self-driving technology available, whilst only 29 per cent actively welcome the arrival of autonomous vehicles