A couple of days ago, Mazda Motor Corporation revealed the hatchback version of the all-new Mazda3/Axela. The third generation of Mazda3 adopted the KODO – Soul of Motion design theme and the full-suite of SKYACTIV Technologies like its other siblings. The new Mazda3 will be launched around the globe, with sales starting in North American markets from later this year.
With the KODO design, the Mazda3 suggests exhilarating driving at first glance. In addition, SKYACTIV Technology delivers a “jinba-ittai” experience of oneness between car and driver, which deepens with every mile driven. Introduced for the first time with the 3rd generation Mazda3 is a new car connectivity system that broadens the scope of that driving experience. The system features a new Human Machine Interface (HMI) that is designed with the highest priority placed on driving safety. A wide range of Mazda’s i-ACTIVSENSE advanced active safety technologies aid the driver in recognizing and avoiding hazards. Mazda has consistently aimed to offer customers driving pleasure and this compelling package ensures the all-new Mazda3 is no exception.
The global engine line-up includes a new SKYACTIV-G 1.5 litre gasoline engine in addition to 2.0 and 2.5 litre engines and a 2.2 litre clean diesel engine. The line-up will be optimized for each market to meet the diverse needs of a wide variety of customers around the world. A sedan model featuring a hybrid electric powertrain will be available in Japan.
Photo Gallery: 2014 Mazda3/Axela