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First drive: 2020 Mazda 3 in the UAE

First drive: 2020 Mazda 3 in the UAE

Mazda has built a bit of a reputation with enthusiasts on a budget. Building cars that drive well, no matter what category they play in, it is popular among certain younger buyers. Of course, the problem is most buyers aren’t of the enthusiastic variety, and Mazda has always been way behind when it comes to the basics of space and comfort, thereby giving up market share to brands which understand their respective segments better. Does the new Mazda 3 change that?

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Comparo: 2019 Nissan Kicks vs Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Kona vs Mazda CX-3

Comparo: 2019 Nissan Kicks vs Honda HR-V vs Hyundai Kona vs Mazda CX-3

As comparison tests go, this isn’t the most exciting, but it is probably relevant to a whole lot more people than pitting Porsches and Ferraris against McLarens and Lamborghinis yet again (spoiler alert: Porsches and Ferraris are always better). What we have here today are the newest segment of vehicles to sprout from the SUV revolution — the sub-compact crossovers. Not quite SUVs, but not really cars either, the sub-compact crossover gives owners the feeling of driving an SUV while keeping ownership costs within car-like levels. The newest of the bunch is the Honda HR-V, going up against the immensely-successful Nissan Kicks.

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Mazda slots new CX-30 between CX-3 and CX-5

Mazda slots new CX-30 between CX-3 and CX-5

A while ago, Mazda had released a teaser image of a new compact crossover which everybody speculated to be a new generation of the CX-3. But to everybody’s surprise, Mazda uncovered a completely new global crossover named Mazda CX-30 to sit between the CX-3 and CX-5 in their lineup.

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Mazda CX-8 SUV revealed, but only with a diesel

Mazda CX-8 SUV revealed, but only with a diesel

Adding to the crowded crossover market, Mazda revealed their 4th crossover offering, the Mazda CX-8 for the global markets, but it comes only with a diesel motor under its hood. The seven-seater CX-8 aims to be an oil burner alternative to the petrol-only CX-9 model.

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