RAY MASSEY: Mazda renews its range with a brand new salon and a family oriented tourer

RAY MASSEY: Mazda renews its range with a brand new salon and a family oriented tourer

The Japanese carmaker Mazda has updated its range and I drove the most new models for a day this week.

The biggest news is that the company will present its next generation and sportier Mazda3 hatchback at the Los Angeles Motor Show this month.

Available in the UK this coming spring, the option of a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-X petrol engine is available, promising a 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency.

The Mazda6 Tourer is ideal for families with high load comfort and has a 2.2-liter 184-horsepower engine with a six-speed manual transmission

The Mazda6 Tourer is ideal for families with high load comfort and has a 2.2-liter 184-horsepower engine with a six-speed manual transmission

The Mazda6 Tourer is ideal for families with high load comfort and has a 2.2-liter 184-horsepower engine with a six-speed manual transmission

A major change to the existing product range is the new Mazda6 sedan and tourer with the British premiere of a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 194 hp (PS), which is available only in six-speed automatic and for the sedan price of £ 30,795 costs and £ 31,695 for the property.

The Mazda6 Tourer is ideal for families with high load comfort and has a 2.2-liter 184-horsepower engine with a six-speed manual transmission.

There are also two 2-liter options with 145 hp and 165 hp from 23,195 GBP.

The Mazda6 sedan and tourer with the British debut of a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, 194 hp (PS) engine costs between £ 30,795 for the sedan and £ 31,695 for the estate

The Mazda6 sedan and tourer with the British debut of a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, 194 hp (PS) engine costs between £ 30,795 for the sedan and £ 31,695 for the estate

The Mazda6 sedan and tourer with the British debut of a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder, 194 hp (PS) engine costs between £ 30,795 for the sedan and £ 31,695 for the estate

The state-of-the-art and recently upgraded CX-5 commercial vehicle also receives the 2.2-liter 184PS diesel engine, which costs from £ 32,595.

The CX-3 sports car receives a 1.8-liter diesel (versus 1.5 liters) and an electronic parking brake, which replaces a physical pull-up handbrake to provide more storage space.

The "baby Mazda2 hatchback" for € 13.595 to £ 17.395 is equipped with electric rear windows, folding mirrors and alloy wheels.

The popular Mazda MX-5 Roadster is also a fun ride and now with more power thanks to a more powerful engine option.

The next and sportier Mazda3 will be available in the UK from next spring. It is equipped with the option of a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-X petrol engine

The next and sportier Mazda3 will be available in the UK from next spring. It is equipped with the option of a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-X petrol engine

The next and sportier Mazda3 will be available in the UK from next spring. It is equipped with the option of a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-X petrol engine

Check in to a vintage car resort

Motorcycle enthusiasts and families will soon be able to check in at Bicester Heritage, an automotive resort where vintage car owners can park and drive their machines. The company has obtained approval for a new 344-room hotel on the 420-acre former building Thirties RAF Bomber Base.

Bicester Heritage is an automobile resort where vintage car owners can store and drive their machines

Bicester Heritage is an automobile resort where vintage car owners can store and drive their machines

Bicester Heritage is an automobile resort where vintage car owners can store and drive their machines

The thriving center of Oxfordshire is home to more than 35 veteran specialists, holds public days, and featured in The Imitation Game.

The hotel will include a four-storey atrium for exhibitions and auto shows, as well as a top-notch restaurant, bar, gym, pool and sauna.

There will also be motorhomes where enthusiasts can sleep over their garage car. For more information see: bicesterheritage.co.uk.

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