The Mazda 3 is more than a pretty face
OK, it doesn’t have the stance of Mazda’s exceptionally handsome Kai concept but the new Mazda 3 is still a looker. Is it just us, or is there a whiff of Alfa to it? Anyway, let’s talk about Mazda’s new Spark Controlled Compression Ignition SkyActiv-X engine. Utilising spark plugs for conventional petrol engine-style combustion, it can then switch to diesel-style compression ignition if needs be. Meaning you should get the performance of a petrol but the economy of a diesel. Turns out it’s not just EVs that can move the game on.