2012 Mazda Mazda3 Long Term Road Test

2012 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv: Revolution

February 21, 2012

 2012 Mazda Mazda3

Have you seen the new Mazda SkyActiv commercial yet? SkyActiv (as on our long-term 2012 Mazda 3 SkyActiv) is supposed to blend performance with efficiency. SkyActiv works pretty well (though I wish we got the 6MT instead).

The "Revolution" commercial is a cocktail mix of exciting and environmental images, backed by a Bo Diddley soundtrack. It's all topped off with a few clips of the Mazda 787B sports prototype race car that won Le Mans in 1991, with Johnny Herbert behind the wheel (yes, that actually did happen; Mazda was the first -- and only!! -- JPN manufacturer to win Le Mans.)

Hit the jump to see the full-length version of "Revolution" and the 787B in action.

Albert Austria, Senior VE Engineer @ ~ 5,300 miles




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