Insiders are promising that the cars will redefine Mazda's reputation through the combination of sporty performance and strikingly good looks. The RX-7 is also likely to herald the return of the rotary engine.
Ahead of the Detroit motor show, the busy news section also investigates the likelihood of the Porsche Pajun being launched as a rival to the Maserati Ghibli, reveals insight into the new VW Passat and delivers full official details on the Seat Leon Cupra, Nissan NV200 Taxi and an as-yet secret concept car. We also investigate whether tablet devices could replace dashboards in future.
This week's big feature tackles the likely headline-makers of 2014, counting down the 50 biggest stories we expect to be writing about. Stars include the new Jaguar baby saloon, BMW's first front-wheel-drive launch, Morgan's revival plan and the emergence of small capacity but hugely powerful turbo engines.