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Mazda Executive explains ground-breaking HCCI petrol engine

As reported last week, Mazda is set to roll out the world’s first compression ignition petrol engine in a production car. And today details of its global debut have been confirmed. The ground-breaking diesel-style compression ignition petrol engine, more commonly known as the Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition or HCCI engine, will launch …

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Mazda details future road map – includes revolutionary HCCI engine

Mazda will beat Daimler, General Motors, Toyota, Hyundai and other car makers to market the world’s first commercial application of diesel-style compression ignition in a petrol engine. According to reports, the Japanese manufacturer is just weeks away from revealing the ground-breaking ‘sparkless’ ignition technology that will see first use in …

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Mazda CX-8 three-row crossover unveiled

Mazda has released first exterior image of its CX-8 crossover, the latest addition to the company’s fast expanding SUV line-up. Mazda has previously showcased the CX-8’s interior with a photo released back in April but the latest photo is the first time the crossover’s exterior is revealed. As expected, the …

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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Review

The last time I drove Mazda’s latest incarnation of the MX-5 I was treated to the top-spec GT model in the classic roadster manual configuration. Now it’s time to get behind the wheel of the base spec RF model in both manual and automatic configurations. The very thought of placing …

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Mazda announces CX-8 three-row crossover

Mazda’s fast expanding SUV range now sees the addition of yet another model, the CX-8 seven-seat crossover. Larger than the CX-5 but smaller than the CX-9, the CX-8 may sound like a good option for those who need a third row seat but find the CX-9 a little too large. …

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BBR turbocharges Mazda MX-5 to 184kW

Fancy more power for your Mazda MX-5? England-based Mazda tuning specialist BBR has put together a substantial power upgrade package for the iconic roadster and gone the path of forced induction. The new ‘Stage 1’ turbocharger upgrade package for the 2.0-litre MX-5 lifts power output from the standard 118kW to a …

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2017 Mazda2 gets segment first safety upgrade

Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) are now available on the updated Mazda2 and fitted as standard on the high-spec Genki and GT variants – a first for the light car segment. They join Smart City Brake Support – Forward (SCBS-F) which is now standard across …

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Mazda plotting EV with rotary range extender for 2019

Mazda is reportedly working on a dedicated electric car scheduled to hit the market in 2019 with the possible return of the rotary engine as a range extender unit. Speaking to Auto Express, a Mazda insider revealed the company is planning to introduce electric drive technology, headlined by an all-new …

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Mazda MX-5 RF dropped on H&R springs and spacer package

Chassis specialist H&R is introducing a sport springs and spacer package for the Mazda MX-5 Retractable Fastback, sharpening the lightweight convertible sports car’s already impressive handling even further. Compatible with the standard shock absorbers, the H&R springs lower the Mazda MX-5 RF by 25mm at the front and 30mm at the …

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