Mazda

2010 Mazda3 sedan | road test

The Mazda3’s greatest strength is its looks. With its Manga-style cutesy smile, sleek lines and stylish rear, it stands out from its relatively bland-looking competitors. It offers something a bit funkier than the norm to those looking for a good value-for-money hatchback. Banish all thoughts of the previous Mazda3, which…

2009 Mazda MX-5 | new car review

The Mazda MX-5 has been a firm enthusiast’s favourite for many years and a complete redesign in 2006 has continued the lines of its fine heritage, whilst still modernising the car nicely. This is a 2-seater roadster in pretty much the purest of forms; not necessarily the fastest kid on…

2009 Mazda6 | new car review

The Mazda6 could be seen to be the bigger brother of the smaller Mazda3, sharing as it does, much of the same curving and rounded design flare of its smaller sibling, as well as much of the enjoyable driving attributes, too. The funky Mazda6 is one of the best midsize…

2009 Mazda CX-9 | new car review

The CX-9 marked Mazda’s first foray into the SUV, or more precisely, the crossover SUV market and has been generally rather well-received across the board. It gets the all-important mixture of SUV space and practicality and sedan-style driving dynamics pretty much perfect right from the outset and in this ever-growing…

2007 Mazda6 | new car review

The ‘upgraded’ Mazda6 model range for 2007 benefits from much more than a mere facelift and builds on the many virtues that made the original Mazda6 the brand’s top-selling model. Beneath the stylish exteriors of Mazda’s immensely popular sedan are a host of major technical innovations and enhancements which demand…

2007 Mazda3 | new car review

Building on the success of the Mazda3 sedan which was introduced in the market in 2004, Mazda extended the range with the hatchback version of its popular small mid-size offering. Developed and designed to set new standard globally, the Mazda3 hatchback looks to appeal to the young and trendy, thanks…

2008 Mazda MX-5 | new car review

Mazda’s contender in the affordable sports coupe/roadster segment and a main rival to the Honda S2000, the MX-5 was at last launched in the Middle East, making its debut at the Dubai Motor Show last year. Popularly called the ‘Miata’ elsewhere, this nomenclature is not used here in the Middle…

2008 Mazda6 | new car review

The 6 is Mazda’s answer to the Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, not to forget Honda’s Accord. This mid-size model was first introduced in 2002 ideally replacing the then-aging 626 and has sold over one million units worldwide since its introduction. It bought in the Mazda’s new-generation design ethos: ‘Stylish’,…

2008 Mazda CX-9 | new car review

From a two-model line-up, Mazda has gone on to four models in its Middle East repertoire as the Mazda CX-9 – a large crossover SUV – along with the MX-5 roadster joined the Mazda range in the Middle East only late last year at the Dubai Motor Show. With the…