Classic Mini Cooper found after being lost in garage for 36 years

A classic Mini Cooper made headlines on 24 October 2012 after being hidden away in a suburban garage for close to four-decades. The old Cooper was bought in 1966 new, then tucked away More »

20 October, 1991: Ferrari sack Prost

On this day, 20 October 1991, F1 Legend Alain Prost finished fourth in the Japanese Grand Prix, bringing to an end the Frenchman’s tenure at Ferrari. Nine days after this race, he More »

8 October, 1904: First Vanderbilt Cup US Races

The first Vanderbilt Cup was staged in New York City on this day. On Saturday, 8 October, 1904, the city hosted a series of races for the first major trophy in American More »

7 October, 2012: British Racing Motors anniversary

On your marks. Get set. Go! The British Racing Motors celebrates its 51st anniversary today, after a raucus silver anniversary last year which saw a Monaco-style race cruise through Bourne. On 7 More »

5 October, 1962: Beatles and VW Beetle love-in

On 5 October, 1962, The Beatles released ‘Love Me Do’, whilst at the same time, Volkswagen’s namesake – the VW Beetle – was enjoying a love-in all of its own. Get into More »

 

Toyota FCV Plus

It has just been announced that the Toyota FCV Plus hydrogen concept will make its European debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

Next-generation Mazda MX-5

Next-generation Mazda MX-5

Next-generation Mazda MX-5 to be the most efficient yet

If you’re a fan of Mazda, you’re going to be excited to learn that the upcoming next-generation Mazda MX-5 is said to be the most efficient yet; however, there’s a catch – it’s not expected to go on sale until 2021.

Mazda is world-renowned for its incredibly powerful vehicles that tend to offer great performance without sacrificing any other important features, such as appearance. The brand knows what it’s doing, having produced a great number of unique cars over the years, so it’s always exciting to hear what it has in store for us next.

Although, the Mazda MX-5 still has a few years to go, before it’s replaced, the brand has teased us about what we can expect form the next-generation of the highly popular model.

Even though the size of the MX-5 has decreased over the years, as the vehicle got smaller and more efficient, the brand revealed that it’s fairly certain, the car won’t get any smaller; however, it is going to become much lighter.

Due, to the decreasing costs of lightweight materials, carmakers are now able to make their vehicles lighter and more efficient, which is always great as it improves performance and offers a much more pleasant driving experience.

Much hasn’t been revealed about the next-gen MX-5, but it’s reportedly scheduled to go on sale at some point in 2021. This gives Mazda a few years to make it as good as possible, and improve on many different things, to make the next-generation MX-5, the best to date.

Luxury sports cars are becoming more popular again, which many manufacturers are using to their advantage. By filling the gaps in the market, Mazda could soon experience great success, if it’s able to achieve what it has set out to do.

Whether, the next Mazda MX-5 will truly be as efficient as the brand promises, remains to be seen; however, we can definitely expect it to be a solid vehicle, as most Mazda cars are.

Are you excited for the upcoming next-generation Mazda MX-5? What do you think the brand will introduce next? Let us know what you think, and be sure to return shortly for more car-related articles from Cars On This Day.

Next-generation Audi A6

Audi A6

Next-generation Audi A6 to get drastic new appearance

Fans of the highly popular Audi A6 will pleased to know that the next generation model is on the way, featuring a bold and drastic new design.

Car finance for used vehicle

Car finance

Can I get car finance to buy used vehicle?

Although, new car registrations are reaching all-time highs in the UK, many are still opting to purchase used vehicles. It’s understandable, as they’re much cheaper, and can often be more reliable than some newer models. Due to the fact, that used cars are slightly cheaper, compared to new vehicles, many are not aware that they can still get car finance.

Google to work with Chrysler on autonomous minivan

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It’s been a while since Google first announced it was developing self-driving technology with an aim of introducing its very own driverless car at some point in the future. The brand remained silent, keeping the new tech under wraps, however recent speculations that it was working with Fiat Chrysler led to the announcement of the new project.

DPF Removal services – retailers criticised for advertising service

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It is estimated that thousands of cars are currently on UK roads without diesel particulate filters. Online retailers, advertising DPF removal services, have come under fire recently for offering such services to the public.

2016 Beijing Motor Show: China-only DS 4S revealed

China-only DS 4S

The highly-anticipated 2016 Beijing Motor Show is currently in session, with thousands of enthusiasts from around the world travelling to the country to see what the biggest carmakers have in store for us next. Numerous vehicles have already been revealed this year, with one in particular capturing people’s attention. The all-new DS 4S will only be available in China, making it yet another DS model available in the brand’s Chinese range.

Dodge Aspen (1976-1980)

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Although many vehicles experience a long production run, especially if they’re popular, some don’t quite make it that big. That doesn’t necessarily mean they’re bad vehicles. In fact, a great number of very well received cars only ever experienced a limited production run.

Chevrolet Chevette (1976-1987)

Chevrolet Chevette

Following our website’s trend of looking at cars from the past, it’s time for us to explore another vehicle. Instead of venturing too far back however, we are taking a look at a car from the 1970’s. Introduced in 1976, the Chevrolet Chevette was a subcompact hatchback that proved extremely popular with customers having sold around 2.8 million units throughout its 12 year production run.

Renault Dauphine (1956-1967)

Renault-dauphine

Although we all enjoy luxurious cars, a variety of slightly less extravagant models were introduced over the years that offered just as much if not more.