The new generation of the Mazda3 has been officially unveiled in a world premiere, following its leaked images which spoiled all the surprises the company had stored.
The 2014 Mazda3 is embracing the Kodo design philosophy, first used on the new Mazda6 and then adopted by the CX-5. The model has a new active air-shutter system, which is improving fuel efficiency and reducing drag, a five-point grille, a tailgate mounted spoiler and soft curves and flowing surfaces. The cabin of the new Mazda3 has received higher quality materials, an improved design, satin chrome trim, piano black accents, new instrument cluster, more comfortable seats, infotainment system with Bluetooth / Aux / USB and the ability to access the internet and much more.
The brand new Mazda3 is also getting the i-ELOOP brake energy regeneration, retuned springs, stabilizer bars and dampers for an improved ride comfort and stability and electric power steering system. The model will also receive a lot of safety systems like the Smart City Brake, the Forward Obstruction Warning, the Blind Spot Monitoring, High Beam Control and Radar Cruise Control. The new Mazda3 is 175.6 inches long, 70.7 inches wide and 57.3 inches tall, riding on a 2.4 inches longer wheelbase, to a total of 106.3 inches.
Mazda says that the new model will receive engines like the 2.0 SKYACTIV-G, with its 155 HP (115 kW) and 150 lb-ft of torque (203 Nm), and the 2.5 liter SKYACTIV-G, producing a total output of 184 HP (137 kW) And 185 lb-ft of torque (250 Nm). The two units can be mated to the company’s six-speed manual or the toe six-speed automatic transmission. These engines will be available for the new Mazda3 across the United States. No pricing details have been released yet.