Mazda3 Hybrid / Axela officially unveiled image

The Japanese based automaker Mazda has recently pulled the wraps off the brand new Mazda3 Hybrid, or the Axela as it is known in several markets.

The newest creation to be signed by Mazda is actually an eco-friendly version of the new Mazda3 generation, the Hybrid, which is also known as the Axela in some markets. The model in question has received a trunk which appears to be smaller than the one found on the standard car, a new shifter and a different instrument cluster, amongst others.

“Mazda Motor Corporation today announced that it will begin taking pre-orders for the all-new Mazda Axela sports compact (known overseas as Mazda3) on October 10, 2013 at Mazda, Mazda Anfini and Mazda Autozam dealers throughout Japan. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price ranges from 1,711,500 yen to 2,982,000 yen (including taxes). The company expects to sell 3,000 units per month in Japan. Sales will begin on November 21, starting with the gasoline engine and hybrid models”, as the carmaker is saying in its official press release.

The 2014 Mazda3 Hybrid / Axela is coming with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine, backed up by an electric motor. The assembly is sending power to the front wheels through a CVT. The average fuel consumption stands at 3.2L / 100km (87.0 mpg UK / 72.4 mpg US). Additional details on the new Mazda3 version are limited for the moment and will be announced probably over the following weeks.