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    First Drive: 2012 Mazda3 Skyactiv
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    Does Technology Make A Segment Leader? Want to give yourself a headache? Go out and shop for a new compact sedan with the stipulation that it must have seating for up to five passengers and a highway EPA fuel economy rating in the high-30-mpg range or better. You won't have to look hard, because ...

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    Confirmed: Mazda tweet confirms next-gen rotory engine with SkyActiv tech
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    In the soap opera saga of are they or aren't they still developing a rotary engine, Mazda seems to have indicated the affirmative. According to a translation of a Tweet from Mazda PR posted on a Japanese car blog, a "new model with a next-generation rotary engine" is in development. While ...

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    Official: 2012 Mazda3 priced from $18,450* with Skyactiv
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    Mazda has officially released pricing on the 2012 Mazda3. The Japanese automaker has dropped the price on the Mazda3 i SV sedan, which now carries a price tag of $15,200 (*plus a $795 destination fee). That vehicle comes equipped with the previous-generation 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine under ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Mazda CX-5 [w/video]
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    Camouflage Can't Disguise A Winning Heart While the recent struggles of its larger countrymen have been well publicized, Mazda finds itself at something of a quiet turning point. It would be hard to blame the Japanese automaker for kicking back and enjoying the warm fuzzies it's earned over the ...

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    Report: Mazda CX-5 to get 2.2-liter turbodiesel, six-speed manual
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    Mazda hasn't had an all-new product since the spiffy little Mazda2, but that will change in 2012 with the introduction of the Minagi concept-inspired CX-5 crossover. The smallish CUV will reportedly be the first crossover to incorporate Mazda's Skyactiv technology, and, according to Autocar, it ...

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    Official: Facelifted Mazda2 with SkyActiv 1.3L revealed in Japan
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    Mazda has taken the knife to the company's Demio compact, known as the Mazda2 in this neck of the woods. Along with a minor facelift, the five-door now rocks the first production application of the automaker's direct-injection, 1.3-liter SkyActiv gasoline engine. With an astronomical compression ...

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    Report: Mazda selects direct-injected 1.3-liter as first SkyActiv-G engine
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    Mazda's SkyActiv technologies – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda has selected its direct-injected, 1.3-liter gasoline powerplant to head the launch of the automaker's SkyActiv engines. On May 18th, Mazda officially unveiled the 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine at the Automotive ...

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    New York 2011: Mazda's refreshed 2012 Mazda3 looks to the sky
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    Mazda is betting big on its SkyActiv engine technology, and the first North American vehicle to carry the new motor is the 2012 Mazda3. Makes sense, since one out of every three Mazda vehicles sold around the globe wears a "3" on the back. Launching with the 2012 Mazda3 this fall, SkyActiv ...

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    2012 Mazda3 with new SkyActiv engine gets 40 mpg, updated exterior
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    The 2012 Mazda3 has officially made its debut at the 2011 New York Auto Show, and it's brought along the first production use of the long-awaited SkyActiv fuel-efficiency tweaks. That means the newest Mazda3 is good for a whopping 40 miles per gallon on the highway thanks to the addition of a ...

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    No Surprise: Mazda confirms new small CUV to be named CX-5
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    In a move that should surprise exactly nobody, Mazda has announced that its forthcoming smaller crossover will be called CX-5. The little 'ute is said to borrow heavily from the Minagi Concept that Mazda unveiled in March at the Geneva Motor Show, and it will be the first Mazda vehicle to ...

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    Geneva 2011: Handsome Mazda Minagi Concept previews production crossover
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    Mazda Minagi Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    There's more than one way to increase efficiency, and Mazda seems intent on proving that it can compete in the ever-rising stakes of fuel mileage without actually going to the trouble of investing heavily in hybrid ...

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    2012 Mazda3 to get Skyactiv engine and gearbox
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    2012 Mazda3 SkyActiv – Click above to enlarge
    Mazda has announced that the company will employ its new SkyActiv technologies in the 2012 Mazda3. The vehicle is set to debut at Toronto's upcoming Canadian International Auto Show, and it will boast the Japanese automaker's much gabbed-about ...

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    Mazda to lease EVs in Japan next year
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    2011 Mazda2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda is preparing a fleet of electric vehicles that will be available for lease in Japan. Based on the Demio/Mazda2, these EVs will utilize the automaker's new SKYACTIV powertrain technology. Mazda is shooting for a 200-kilometer ...

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    Officially Official: Mazda Minagi Concept headed to Geneva
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    Mazda Minagi Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mazda has dropped the official details on the company's Minagi Concept. The sleek CUV is intended to give us all a little taste of exactly where Mazda's design is headed in the near future as well as show off the company's new ...

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    Report: Mazda looking to double U.S. volume and go upscale
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    Mazda has its eye on moving on up. According to Automotive News, the company will look to double its sales figures in just five years. At the heart of that effort is the company's new line of super-efficient gasoline engines and lightweight platforms sailing under the SkyActiv banner. Mazda CEO ...

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    Mazda groups suite of new technologies under the "SkyActiv" umbrella
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    Mazda's SkyActiv technologies – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Perhaps Mazda was given a chance to play with Mercedes-Benz's nomenclature machine, but the Japanese firm has adjusted the name of its Sky technologies to SkyActiv. These represent the updated components that will appear ...

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    Report: Next Mazda2 to be world's most efficient gas vehicle
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    2011 Mazda2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're big fans of the 2011 Mazda2, but of all the good things this little hatch has going for it, fuel economy isn't really one of them. Manual transmission models offer 29/35 miles per gallon city/highway, and while that isn't terrible ...

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