Zoom-Zoom Meets Fuel-Efficiency: SkyActiv Explained

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Zoom-Zoom Meets Fuel-Efficiency: SkyActiv Explained
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Known for making some genuinely engaging cars in the past, with its new SkyActiv technology Mazda is looking to hang its hat on combining fun-to-drive with fuel-efficiency. Continue Reading...

New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance

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New Cars Are Shedding Pounds in the Name of Efficiency and Performance
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From in-car technology to turbocharging, there is perhaps no other trend that’s fundamentally changing new cars more than the move to dramatically reduce the weight of modern vehicles. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient AWD Cars and Crossovers

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient AWD Cars and Crossovers
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Fuel efficiency is quickly becoming one of the most sought after elements in a new car. However finding a car with good fuel efficiency usually means you have to make a few compromises. Continue Reading...

Seven Fuel-Saving Technologies That Are Changing the Auto Industry

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Seven Fuel-Saving Technologies That Are Changing the Auto Industry
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Every car, whether it has a big V8 engine or an electric motor powering the wheels, is being equipped with fuel saving technologies. Recall variable-valve timing. Introduced on the Acura NSX, and at one time a revolutionary technology, now practically all cars have some form of VVT. Now more technologies are being introduced as innovations… Continue Reading...

Diesel Preview: Five New Diesel Models Coming to America

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Diesel Preview: Five New Diesel Models Coming to America
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For what seems like forever, North America has been left behind when it comes to diesel cars. Sure there are a few options, but nowhere near as many as our friends in Europe. In fact, according to the Automotive Industry Data Newsletter, 52% of all new car sales last year in Western Europe were diesel… Continue Reading...

Mazda Revolution Ads Promotes New Skyactiv Tech – Videos

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Mazda claims that the future of driving begins now with their Skyactiv Technology, and they’ll be running some new ads to support just that. Dubbed “Revolution”, the new television commercial will reinforce that Mazda hasn’t lost sight of its “Zoom-Zoom” position in the marketplace just because they’ve been working on ways to improve fuel efficiency… Continue Reading...

Mazda Reveals Rotary Engine On Twitter

Mazda Reveals Rotary Engine On Twitter
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The Wankel engine lives! Although recent reports have suggested otherwise, a tweet from Mazda’s PR department was posted in Japanese for their followers indicating a new generation rotary engine is in the works, and thus confirming a previous report stating that SkyActiv senior exec Kiyoshi Fujiwara is continuing development on the Wankel. Details on the rotary… Continue Reading...

Car Review Videos, Monthly Wrap-Up: 2012 Toyota Camry, Hyundai Genesis

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With August coming to a close, we’ve compiled a list of the latest AutoGuide video reviews for the month. Along with a test drive of the new Hyundai Genesis Sedan (including both the V6 and 5.0-liter V8-powered R-Spec model), we drove Mazda‘s SkyActiv prototype. It may look like a Mazda6, but underneath this odd right-hand… Continue Reading...

Mazda6 Hybrid In The Works

Mazda6 Hybrid In The Works
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Mazda is working hard at its new SkyActiv platform, which includes new engines, gearboxes and chassis designs for its cars for the next decade. Mazda spoke about new gasoline engines during a recent presentation, and also touched on the possibility of offering a clever new diesel engine to our market, but they didn’t mention anything… Continue Reading...

Mazda To Launch Minagi Concept, SkyActiv Engines At New York Auto Show

Mazda To Launch Minagi Concept, SkyActiv Engines At New York Auto Show
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The New York Auto Show will be a big one for Mazda, as the company prepares 3 big unveiling that will pave the way for the company’s future on the engineering front. Mazda will show off the Minagi concept for the first time in North America and debut the refreshed 2012 Mazda3 in America (after its unveiling… Continue Reading...