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How Mazda wants to save the world – and cars as we know them

August 8, 2017 |

While European countries are increasingly backing the notion of banning internal combustion engines outright, and opting for all-electric powered cars instead, Japanese auto maker Mazda has other ideas – and indeed, they may be more feasible.

The company has unveiled … Read More

RPM TV Ep390: Updated VW Golf. All-new Mazda CX-5. Sexy BMW M240i Convertible. Racing the Jaguar Simola Hillclimb

May 15, 2017 | | 2 Comments

The Volkswagen Golf remains the compact hatchback benchmark, but the company isn’t resting on its laurels. The current Golf 7 has just received an upgrade offering enhanced aesthetics, smarter interiors and some drivetrain changes. We test-drive the latest VW Golf … Read More

RPM TV Ep 379: New Volvo S90 D5. Facelifted Mazda BT50. Mercedes-Benz S500e. Mini Clubman update.

February 26, 2017 |

Our second show of the new season kicks off with a drive of the sleek and innovative Volvo S90 sedan. The Swedish saloon is also stylish and safe, with an XC90-inspired cabin – which is a very good thing. We … Read More

Mazda’s retractable fastback MX-5 makes production debut

January 17, 2017 |

The retractable hardtop version of Mazda’s iconic, fourth-generation MX-5 roadster has finally made its production debut, after its global introduction at last year’s New York Motor Show.

Known as the MX-5 RF (for Retractable Hardtop), the two-seater gains an electrically … Read More

RPM TV Ep 376: Audi A3 1.0. Jeep Renegade Trailhawk. Chev Trailblazer LZ7. Mazda3 2.0 Astina Plus. Isuzu KB300 D-TEQ

November 28, 2016 |

A peppy one-litre, three-cylinder engine is now available in the thoroughly updated Audi A3. We test-drive the Audi A3 1.0 S-Line hatchback to find out whether the new entry-level model can live up to the premium reputation of the brand.

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One-Day Test: Mazda CX-3 2.0 Dynamic Auto

April 8, 2016 | | 2 Comments

Mazda’s independence from Ford, which has seen the Japanese automaker establish an independent presence in South Africa, together with a dedicated dealer network, has already borne significant fruit.

The Mazda model range has never been stronger, with the Mazda2 and … Read More

Episode 328 – Mazda3 2.0 Astina AT

March 23, 2016 |

Deon takes a look at the Mazda3 hatchback paired with a 2,0-litre naturally aspirated SkyActive-G engine. Can the Astina name conjure up a winner?

Engine: In-line four-cylinder, 1 998 cc, DOHC Power: 121 kW @ 6 000 rpm Torque: 210 … Read More

Folding hardtop for Mazda MX-5

March 23, 2016 |

Mazda will be unveiling a MX-5 with a retractable hardtop at the upcoming New York Motor Show, making it the second MX5 generation to offer a choice of retractable roof designs.

The MX-5 RF, or retractable fastback, features a folding … Read More

Mazda CX-4 teased

March 15, 2016 |

The recent and ongoing success of Mazda’s CX crossovers and SUVs has much to do with the way the Japanese auto maker has managed to endow them with both upmarket appeal and value.

But if a teaser image released ahead … Read More

Honda mulls a S2000 return

December 7, 2015 |

Turbocharged S2000 to go head to head with Mazda MX-5

Honda is working on a new convertible sports car to wear the iconic S2000 badge. The front-engined, rear-wheel drive vehicle will try to lure potential buyers with a familiar badge, … Read More