Mazda is the little carmaker that could, being the underdog in the North American market that has recently been bringing an A-game to the field and creating new gold standards for automotive in several segments. Partnerships and collaborations with others have also changed the underpinnings of many of the vehicles we're driving today, most notably with Ford and the EcoBoost engine series.

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White 2017 Mazda Miata

Two types of Miata owners, maybe three: Which are you?

Mazda just unveiled its so-called Skyactiv-X homogenous charge compression ignition engine prototype, which promises to burn gasoline with diesel-like efficiency. But it’s clear that, even as Mazda is trying to squeeze as much energy as possible out of every last hydrocarbon drop, it’s looking ahead to a world where electricity is an increasingly important source of automotive propulsion. Does this mean an electric Mazda Miata?

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