Attractive, great to drive, economical and good value. More of the same then from Mazda, but that’s no bad thing.

Mazda goes back to basics for the new MX-5, but is the iconic roadster still the car it once was?

This year’s Paris Motor Show looks to be shaping up as a classic, with many new launches already announced. Here is international motoring expert Eric Bottrell’s selection of the Top Ten most important cars to look forward to in Paris. SPORTS CARS Mazda MX-5 What will be the star ofContinue Reading

Launching a car in Scotland in January is a brave move, but Mazda are taking a few gambles at the moment. From being seen as the next best choice after a Ford or Vauxhall, the Japanese brand is fighting hard to be seen as credible rivals to the likes ofContinue Reading

It’s been a busy year at Front Seat Driver, with the site evolving as we learn exactly what it is that drives people to read these pages.

New cars are the most reliable option, at least in theory. At least if things do go wrong there’s a manufacturer’s warranty ready to put things right, something that’s reassuring when buying a family car. Of course, you pay a lot for a new car and that’s not something everybodyContinue Reading

The last time Mazda made such a well received entry in to a market segment was with the original MX-5 in 1989. The CX-5 won’t go on to be held in such high regard 20 years later, but it’s an impressive bit of kit that should worry those that produceContinue Reading

Back in 2011 we took a Toyota Prius to Millbrook and proceeded to do silly things with it. There were J-turns, high speed runs, injury inducing slides, and we even managed to get the car some distance off the ground. We didn’t think to try putting it round a WallContinue Reading

There’s still another five days of the Geneva Motor Show left to run, but all the European premieres and debuts have now taken place. There’s been 131 of them in total, and we’ll be showing you all of them. Here’s part four, Maserati through to SEAT…