The Mazda3 will be available starting December 1 with a newly developed Skyactiv-D 1.5-liter turbodiesel engine. It can be installed in the hatchback and fastback models where it develops 105 PS at 4,000 rpm and 270 Nm of torque at 1,600 rpm sent to the front wheels through a 6-speed manual gearbox. This hardware arrangement allows the model to return 74.3 mpg UK in the combined cycle and have CO2 emissions of 99 g/km. Those who opt for the hatchback will be able to get the engine with a six-speed automatic transmission.

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In terms of performance, the Mazda3 with the 1.5-liter turbodiesel engine needs 11 seconds for the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run and can achieve a top speed of 116 mph (187 km/h). The Japanese automaker mentions the new Skyactiv-D motor was created with the same Defy Convention approach as the bigger Skyactiv-D 2.2 and comes with a low compression ratio of 14.8:1 to make it more efficient while maintaining performances.

The turbodiesel engine is available across the entire Mazda3 trim levels and you can get it from a starting price of £18,895. Deliveries in United Kingdom will likely start at the beginning of next year and other European countries will follow shortly.

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Mazda has launched a sports package called “Kuroi” (means “black” in Japanese) for the Australian-spec Mazda3 sedan and hatchback. The kit is offered for an additional 2,678 Australian dollars and comes with black multi-spoke alloy wheels, as well as black front under spoiler, rear under spoiler, side skirts and exterior mirror caps. The Mazda3 is being offered with the MZD Connect system as well as with the head-up display entitled Active Driving Display.

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Those who are interested in purchasing the Mazda3 (both hatchback and sedan versions) should know there are now four additional exterior paint schemes to choose from: Soul Red, Blue Reflex, Titanium Flash Mica and Deep Crystal Blue Mica.
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It is important to mention Mazda will sell individual parts of the Kuroi kit to those who are interested in buying the parts separately.

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Mazda’s U.S. division has disclosed pricing information for the recently announced all-new 2014 Mazda3. The entry-level variant is going to cost you $16,945, not taking into consideration the extra $795 as destination charges.

Standard equipment includes power windows and locks, body-colored bumpers, 16-inch steel rims and remote keyless entry.

You also benefit from air conditioning, 4-speaker sound system with AUX/USB support, sport seats, push-button ignition and a tilt / telescopic steering wheel.

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Opt for the i Sport model ($18,445 sedan / $18,945 hatchback) and you also get 60/40-split folding rear seat, Bluetooth, illuminated steering wheel controls, tachometer, cruise control and body-colored side mirrors.

Moving on to the I Touring model ($19,595 / $20,095), this one adds 16-inch alloys, rear spoiler, bright exterior trim, better upholstery, Blind Spot Monitoring system with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, along with a leather-covered steering wheel. The range-topping i Grand Touring kicks off at $22,745 / $23,245 and includes a moonroof, leatherette seats, as well as 6-way power adjustable driver’s seats plus heated front seats.
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Regardless of trim level, the U.S.-spec 2014 Mazda3 sedan and hatchback are sold with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine delivering 155 bhp and 150 lb-ft mated to a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.

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You are looking at the sedan version of the all-new Mazda3 which is programmed to hit dealerships later this year. It has a very attractive elongated roofline and a sleek rear end which dare we say looks better than what the five-door hatchback has to offer. The interior cabin will be borrowed from the hatchback, while trunk has been increased significantly as a result of the added rear overhang. The car hasn’t been officially revealed so we don’t know the cargo capacity offered. We can only assume the engine lineup will remain the same so it should include only one diesel, the SKYACTIV-D 2.2-liter outputting 147 bhp (110 kW).

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The gasoline lineup is far more generous as it includes an entry-level SKYACTIV-G 1.5-liter developing 99 bhp (74 kW), followed by a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter offered with 118 bhp (88 kW) and 155 bhp (115 kW), together with a range-topping SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter generating 184 bhp (137 kW).

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The new generation of the Mazda3 has surfaced the Internet ahead of an imminent reveal. The attractive Japanese hatchback is 4465mm long, 1795mm wide and 1450mm tall, while the wheelbase measures 2700mm. Depending on the engine choice and level of equipment, weight (not including driver) ranges from 1,190 kg to 1,330 kg. It manages to offer a rather small 350-liter cargo capacity but it can be increased at 1,250 liters once the rear seats are folded. Depending on engine, Mazda is offering either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. It has a MacPherson strut front suspension and a multi-link rear arrangement.

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Engine lineup kicks off with the 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G gasoline mill rated at 100 HP and 150 Nm of torque, enough for a sprint to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 10.8 seconds and a maximum speed of 113 mph (182 km/h). Next in line is the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter with 120 HP and 210 Nm, allowing the Mazda3 to reach 62 mph in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 121 mph (195 km/h). The same power unit can be had with Mazda’s regenerative braking system called i-ELOOP which increases output to 165 HP. 0-62 mph is done in 8.2 seconds while top speed stands at 130 mph (210 km/h).
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Diesel fans can opt for the SKYACTIV-D 2.2 which pumps out 150 HP and 380 Nm of torque, enabling the 2014 Mazda3 perform the 0-62 mph run in 8.1 seconds before reaching a top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h).

Source: AutoForum.cz