Last week we informed on another leaked photo of the new generation Mazda3 . At that time it was still to consider whether Mazda for us is not going to surprise in the form of a brand new series, but it did not happen. Officially we can tell you that all existing photographs really stood out the new Mazda3.
As finally hit application design language KODO on the lower middle class hatchback? Very successfully. The narrow front grille and headlights style models 6 CX-5 trio suits, as well as muscular fenders and a low hood line. Mazda did not deny decent wing above the rear window and exhaust system with two terminals. They look great and alloy wheels in a new style sixes and after burgundy paintwork customers will be able to kill. This is really succeeded!
Although at first glance does not look like new Mazda3 is a true piece of the car . In comparison with the new generation of Volkswagen Golf is about 210 mm long (4465 mm) wide by 5 mm (1795 mm), while the lower two mm (1450 mm). Golf new threesome netrumfne in wheelbase. With straight 2700 mm Mazda has the upper hand by 63 millimeters. Volkswagen as it beats only in the volume of the luggage compartment, which has three about 30 l less (350 l).
Although Mazda3 generation to generation has grown up let you take on even one kilogram of extra weight. Quite the contrary. Compared to the previous generation of shed 60 kilograms appreciable , which would otherwise be signatory to the balance of driving characteristics. Weight of the vehicle with the basic engine SKYACTIV-G 1.5 is only 1190 kg.
Neither model Mazda 3 is let swayed by the current trend of downsizing and re-embraced advanced technology SKYACTIV. Turbocharging and again we find the only diesel versions and a choice of the two types of transmissions.
Based on supply engines a petrol engine 1.5 SKYACTIV-G a power of 74 kW and a torque of 150 Nm. Engine reaches 6,000 rpm, which is appreciated mainly sport-based drivers. Sprint from 0-100 km / h can handle basic Mazda3 for 10.8 seconds and the speedometer needle stops at the value of 183 km / h. Solid base!
The second stage consists unit 2.0 SKYACTIV-G of 88 kW and a torque of 210 Nm. Here peak performance at 6000 rpm. With this engine is Mazda3 hundred almost two seconds faster (8.9 s) and may further accelerate up to 195 km / h.
The same engine will be available in a version with an output of 121 kW . Torque remains intact and the value of the acceleration to 100 km / h is reduced by 0.7 seconds. The main change is the presence of technology braking energy recovery ELOOP-i , which is a sign to lower fuel consumption. The engine we have tested this model 6, which showed consumption of about seven liters of Natural 95.
Diesel units SKYACTIV-D has a volume of 2.2 liters and 110 kW. 380 Nm of torque already started at 1800 rpm. Now with this engine is Mazda3 far the fastest , but also the most massive. Acceleration from 0-100 km / h takes 8.1 seconds, manual transmission, but get ready for it to be three to weigh at least 1,320 kg.
As I have indicated, the new Mazda3 will be available two types of transmissions. Speed manual box is reserved for the engine SKYACTIV-G 1.5 and 2.0 SKYACTIV-G in a higher power version. For the other two engines, you have a choice between manual and automatic six-speed transmission.
Modern technology is not only the achievement of the engine compartment. Mazda had issued via škudlení each kilogram and the new model prepared 3 chassis SKYACTIV-Chassis . The front axle is designed suspension type MacPherson, back, expect víceprvek .
New Mazda3 on sale this year in autumn and do not expect the base price should significantly exceed existing generation . Due to the established trend for automakers to exclude or sharp version of MPS , which could have an output of around 270 hp.