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.[singlepic id=14108 w=630 h= float=]
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.[singlepic id=14118 w=630 h= float=] [singlepic id=14110 w=630 h= float=]
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[nggallery id=621]