RAY MASSEY: Mazda refreshes its range with a brand new sedan and a family-oriented tourer

The Japanese car company Mazda has renewed its range and I spent a day this week driving most of the new models.

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

For sale in the UK from next spring, with the option of a 2.0 liter SkyActiv-X petrol engine that promises fuel savings of 20 percent.

The Mazda6 Tourer is ideal for load-lugging families and is equipped with a 2.2-liter 184-hp engine with a six-speed manual transmission

The Mazda6 Tourer is ideal for load-lugging families and is equipped with a 2.2-liter 184-hp engine with a six-speed manual transmission

A major change to the existing line-up is the new Mazda6 Saloon and Tourer with the English debut of a 2.5-liter, 4-cylinder 194-horsepower (PS) engine, available only in six-speed automatic transmission, costing £ 30,795 for the saloon and £ 31,695 for the estate.

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

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

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

The high-riding and recently upgraded CX-5 sport utility vehicle also achieves the 2.2 liter 184PS diesel engine from £ 32,595.

The CX-3 sport utility gets a more powerful 1.8-liter diesel (up to 1.5 liters) and receives an electronic parking brake – replacing a physical & # 39; pull-up & # 39; handbrake – to create more storage space.

And the baby & # 39; Mazda2 hatchback, priced from £ 13,595 to £ 17,395, has been improved with electric rear windows, folding mirrors and alloy wheels.

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

The next generation and sportier Mazda3 will be available in the United Kingdom next spring. It comes with the option of a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-X petrol engine

The next generation and sportier Mazda3 will be available in the United Kingdom next spring. It comes with the option of a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-X petrol engine

The next generation and sportier Mazda3 will be available in the United Kingdom next spring. It comes with the option of a 2.0-liter SkyActiv-X petrol engine

Check in at a classic resort & # 39;

Car enthusiasts and families will soon be able to look along the boulevard at Bicester Heritage, a resort & # 39; in the automotive sector where owners of classic cars can store and control their machines, and have received planning approval for a new hotel with 344 rooms at the historic location of 420 acre Thirty-year RAF bombers base.

Bicester Heritage is an automotive & # 39; resort & # 39; where owners of classic cars can store and control their machines

Bicester Heritage is an automotive & # 39; resort & # 39; where owners of classic cars can store and control their machines

Bicester Heritage is an automotive & # 39; resort & # 39; where owners of classic cars can store and control their machines

The flourishing center of Oxfordshire already accommodates more than 35 specialists in classic cars, organizes public days and is included in the movie The Imitation Game.

The hotel has an atrium with four floors to exhibitions and car displays, as well as a top restaurant, a bar, a gym, a swimming pool and a sauna.

There will also be motor cabins that let lovers sleep over their garages. For more details see: bicesterheritage.co.uk.

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