This month’s issue is dedicated to the Japanese ‘Zoom Zoom’ brand that is Mazda, a manufacturer who aim to make cars that are fun, different and exciting to drive, as well as catering for the family car sector brilliantly.

Or, as they themselves put it: “At Mazda, we create cars that exceed expectations. Everything we do is daring, ingenious and fun.

“Our cars all have that extra-special ‘Zoom-Zoom’ factor: sports-inspired design and motoring in their soul. Pushing back the boundaries, setting new standards in style and comfort: that’s the Mazda way. And when it comes to performance and safety, we’re a carmaker you can count on.”

To discover if all this brand speak is true, we’ve lined up a variety of Mazdas to road test.

We’ve got the big bhp Mazda 3MPS, power leader of the hot hatch market. Then there’s the legendary MX-5, tested here in Black Edition special specification. And, catering for the urban chic supermini crowd, there’s the Mazda 2, here in 1.5 Sport spec.

And finally, there’s the large family-orientated Mazda 6 Sport Estate: A wide selection of cars, to showcase the eclectic nature of Mazda’s range. Are they exciting? Practical? And, more importantly, fun to drive and own? Read on to find out…

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