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Mazda 3 2014 Rendering

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It is expected the all new Mazda 3 will be revealed next year. Other than some rendering and imagination done by some Photoshop artist with some new Mazda 6 parts or CX-5 design based on the Mazda’s new Kodo design, these are few shots of possible design proposal by Mazda for the next generation Mazda 3 leaked online. However, these images it’s a very good indication of how the next generation of Mazda 3 could look like.

 

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Whether these images will be transform into reality or not, the 2014 Mazda 3 design here are much more interesting than the current generation. The sedan rendered 2014 Mazda 3 shows the sleek and sporty roofline like the new Mazda 6 sedan while the 5-door hatchback has a more sloped rear giving it the family design like CX-5 and Mazda 2. Mazda personnel was later contacted for comments about these images, however they refuse to comment any future products as speculated. Anyways, we are quite fond with these design for the next generation of Mazda 3 revealing in next year!

 

Gallery : Mazda 3 2014 Rendering

Mazda CX-5 To Be Display At Tokyo Auto Salon 2012

At the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon 2012, Mazda will showcase a line-up of 10 vehicles including its new crossover SUV Mazda CX-5. This crossover SUV is scheduled to be launched into the Japanese market in the 2012 spring. The 2012 Tokyo Auto Salon will be held at the Makuhari Messe Convention Center in Chiba prefecture from January 13 to 15, 2011.

 

Mazda CX-5  

Precisely, Mazda will display two units of Mazda CX-5 compact crossover SUVs and a range of customized models of Mazda Demio, Mazda Axela, Mazda Premacy and Mazda Roadster. Moreover, Mazda will also present its SKYACTIV engines and transmission and hold a talk show at the Mazda stand featuring engineers who were involved in the SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY development. At the event space outside the venue, a demonstration run by the rotary-engine powered Mazda 787B racing machine is also scheduled.

 

Photo Gallery: Mazda for Tokyo Auto Salon 2012

Mazda Axela Now With SKYACTIV-G 2.0 Engine and SKYACTIV-DRIVE Transmission in Japan

Today is an exceptional day to all Mazda folks out there. Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled the new facelifted Mazda Axela (known as the Mazda3 outside Japan) in Japan. This new model will be available from today at all Mazda dealerships in Japan.

 

2012 Mazda Axela  

The 2012 Mazda Axela is the second SKYACTIV model in Japan following the Mazda Demio (known as the Mazda2 outside Japan). The facelifted Axela come with the new SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine and SKYACTIV-DRIVE transmission. According to Mazda, this combo delivers outstanding fuel economy and exhilarating performance.

 

2012 Mazda Axela

The facelifted Axela is Mazda’s first vehicle to feature the newly-developed ‘SKYACTIV-G 2.0′ direct-injection 2.0-liter gasoline engine and SKYACTIV-DRIVE 6-speed automatic transmission. SKYACTIV-DRIVE is an innovative automatic transmission that eliminates slippage and achieves a direct shift feel similar to a manual transmission. This SKYACTIV powertrain delivers an exhilarating drive with a fuel economy of 20km/litre (10-15 mode test cycle, models with 15-inch wheels).

 

SKYACTIV-G 2.0 SKYACTIV-DRIVE

SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine specifications
Type: water-cooled inline 4-cyliner DOHC 16-valve
Displacement: 1.997 litres
Bore x stroke: 83.5mm x 91.2mm
Compression ratio: 12:1
Max. Power: 113kW (154ps) @ 6,000rpm
Max. Torque): 194Nm (19.8 kgf/m) @ 4,100 rpm
Fuel delivery: in-cylinder direct injection
Fuel: Unleaded Fuel

 

The SKYACTIV-G 2.0 model grades also come equipped with Mazda’s intelligent-Drive Master (i-DM), a new technology that supports enjoyable and comfortable driving. The i-DM display indicates how smoothly the controls are used and how this affects fuel economy.

 

In Japan, the suggested retail prices (including taxes) for the 2012 Mazda Axela ranges from 1,660,000 to 2,678,000 yen. The target sales volume is 2,000 units per month.

 

Photo Gallery: 2012 Mazda Axela

Mazda 3 MPS will be launching in Malaysia @ RM175k

Mazda 3 MPS (Mazda Performance Series) will be launching in Malaysia on early March 2011 together with the conventional CKD Mazda 3. The good news: Retail price of Mazda 3 MPS – RM175k.

 

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- L3-VDT 2.3L Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) Turbocharged engine
– Front-wheel drive (FWD) layout
– 6 Speed Manual Transmission
– 190kW (255hp)@5,500rpm and 380Nm@3,000rpm
– 90% of maximum power from 2,000rpm
– 0-100km/h in 6.1 seconds
– Max speed: 250km/h

 

All the Mazda 3 MPS will be fully imported from Japan. Based on our observation, the specification is similar to the South Africa model specification. Unlike the discontinued model of Honda Civic Type R (FD2) in Malaysia which is a complete Japan Domestic Model (JDM). But you get a max speed of 250km/h and a compatible engine tuning with RON95.

 

What’s next? We will keep you posted with more photos and our test drive report.

 

Photo Gallery: Mazda3 MPS in Malaysia (before launching)

Mazda 3 2012 Facelift , New Engine

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Mazda 3 has a new facelift for the year 2012. The New Mazda 3 will be reveal to the world in 2011 Canadian International AutoShow starting from today( 18 February 2011). Mazda has give a light tweak on the front bumper on the fog lights area. A slight redesign front grille and rear bumper. The headlights are also update to more futuristic feel. New redesigned 16″ or 17″ wheels will be fitted in as well.

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The Mazda 3 will be powered by the new Mazda gasoline engine, name as the Skyactiv-G mated with the Skyactiv-Drive automatic transmission. Interesting bit of the engine is the 2.0L version able to produce 163hp as compare to the current Mazda 3 2.0L engine of 145hp – 18hp more. The torque with this new engine is 210Nm as compare to current 182Nm. That’s a significant increase of torque. The recipe behind this is a direct-injection technology with high compression ratio as for the gearbox is said to be light in weight and small in size both are able to bring fuel efficiency ( 12.75km/L) and CO2 emissions to a better level.

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Mazda will badge all the vehicles with SKYACTIV technologies with a badge behind the car. It is also said that 2012 Mazda 3 will be the 1st production car to adapt SKYACTIV technologies.This new facelift Mazda 3 will be on sale in 3rd quarter this year itself in the U.S. More details on some live photos soon