Engine: gasoline 2.0-liter Skyactiv-X engine
Transmission/drive: i-Activ all-wheel drive transmission
Fuel economy: Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition
The new generation of Mazda Mazda3 entered the market in two variants at once: 5-seat 4-door sedan and 5-door hatchback.
In accordance with the requirements of the automotive fashion designers have completely modernized the body, chassis and powerplants. Now Mazda3 has reached the level of premium cars.
When creating a design of a new model, the “Less is more” philosophy was used. In other words, the designers simply removed all unnecessary elements that interfered with aerodynamics. But at the same time the body received a lot of dandy faces forming a stylish relief. All of these things create an expressive charm, and the car becomes one of the most attractive new products. Besides, the body has become not only more beautiful, but also stronger, and more rigid, and more reliable. Now small strokes, which are inevitable when driving and parking are not a big deal anymore. The design of the front bumper also absorbs shocks.
The cabin of the new Mazda3 fully reveals the true meaning of the “Less is more” philosophy. Everything in the interior is extremely easy, functional and practical. And it is this approach that makes it extraordinarily stylish and elegant. The observability and the noise insulation are significantly improved and. The steering wheel and controls of all systems of the car are made in the most ergonomic manner.
Ventilation deflectors and a climate control unit are built into the front panel. The steering column can be adjusted in height, the gear lever is at a minimum distance from the steering wheel.
During the trip passengers are entertained by a great 8-speaker audio system or by a 12-speaker Bose sound audio system.
High-quality fabrics and beautiful leather are used for the interior decoration. Also you can see decorative laser engraving and varnished coating.
An i-Activ all-wheel drive transmission and a special clutch ensure the connection of the rear axle. Smooth running of the car is provided by a semi-independent suspension with torsion beam. The i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive transmission operates in conjunction with the G-Vectoring Control Plus system, providing excellent response of vehicle.
When making sharp turns at high speed, the car shows excellent stability.
To accelerate to 100 km / h, the car needs only 12.4 seconds, the maximum speed reaches 181 km / h.
In emergency cases, the driver’s safety is ensured by a knee airbag and double-sided airbags. Such a system is applied first time in Mazda cars. The running smoothness of the car is significantly improved, and now the passengers do not feel the annoying small bumps in the road at all.
Simplicity and functionality are the main aspects that designers have focused on.
The i-Activsense security system can monitor the status of the driver using an infrared video camera.
The engine compartment of the Mazda3 is equipped with a gasoline 2.0-liter Skyactiv-X engine, equipped with Spark Plug Controlled Compression Ignition technology, which provides controlled spark ignition of the fuel in the engine compartment of the new sedan and hatchback. Thus, the car combines the advantages of gasoline and diesel engines. Skyactiv-X also provides more torque, strong initial response, and excellent fuel economy. On all these sides, the new Mazda3 is superior to its predecessors.
Enhanced active and passive safety of the driver and passengers are provided by a stabilization system, airbags, inflatable curtain seats, a tire pressure sensor, an assistance system when driving uphill, fog lights.
Engine thrust varies depending on the intensity of the wheel turning, and on the forces acting on the car.
The luggage compartment of the new car is large enough to provide a comfortable ride.
When developing the new Mazda3, the designers took into account all the best features of past generations, and at the same time they have developed and improved them. Undoubtedly, the level of sales of the new model will exceed the previous levels. A bright, stylish appearance, a cozy interior, an abundance of the latest technologies that provide comfort and safety make this car ideal for a modern city.