2014 Mazda 3 - These first official images clearly confirm the spyshots and illustrations we showed you a few months. The new Mazda 3 follows the Kodo design style developed by Ikuo Maeda, whose first appearance was the Shinari concept car before arriving in the series last year on the Mazda 6 family sedan.
The new Mazda 3 is also clearly inspired by his eldest at least in the front which is very close to that of the 6. These are basically the lower air intake and daytime LEDs that make the difference between the two cars but the front and on the road, there will be high chance that they are wrong. ’s profile reminds a little 6 particularly because of the folds on the top of the wings but we will see when we go to the back of “zests” Astra or the former Impreza 5-door at the back rounded. The rounded rear, visually quite high due to the low barrier of black shock energizes all and gives the impression that the car wants to go forward or forward. The rear lights are clearly inspired by those of the Mazda 6.
The new Mazda 3, are the following dimensions:
L: 4465 (+5 mm)
l: 1.795 m (45 mm)
h: 1.450 m (20 mm)
Emp: 2.70 m (60 mm)
Case: 350 dm3 (10 dm3)
Mazda’s designers say that the expansion of the car, the longer wheelbase and reduced cantilevers led to a more spacious and comfortable car. The chassis says SkyActiv is lighter, more compact and more rigid than the frame of the current model. Mazda ad an increase in the rigidity of the platform 30%. Although larger than the version 3, 2013 Mazda 3 2014 is lighter version of 30 to 60 kg (depending on model) and the manufacturer announced a mass between 1160 and 1330 kg depending on version. The suspension has been reduced, but stiffened repeat the same techniques as the 2013 model diagrams.
This new Mazda 3 has also been reworked and improved in the area of ground connections and that of aerodynamics as the car boasts a Cd of 0.275. The base has been “smoothed” and the front has a an active air shutter that closes the lower grille when the engine does not require air cooling.
For its commercial launch, the new Mazda 3 will be available with four engines (three petrol and one diesel). We discover a new engine SkyActiv-G L4 1.5L with S & S (i-stop) system will be available in a large version of 99 hp at 6000 rev / min and 150 Nm at 4,000 rpm for a Vmax of 182 km / h a 0 to a 100 km / h in 10.3 seconds folded.
This block will be accompanied by a 2.0 L L4 peak of 118 hp at 6000 rev / min and 210 Nm at 4,000 rpm that will achieve the maximum velocity of 195 km / h and to shoot from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.9 seconds. The 2.0 L exists in a 165bhp version, 210 Nm is already known as available under the hood of the Mazda 6. The Mazda 3 will reach a maximum speed of 210 km / h befall the 0-100 in just 8.2 seconds. Mazda does not communicate the values ??of fuel consumption and CO2 emissions that are pending.
These blocks SKYACTIV-G will be associated with SKYACTIV-D diesel engine. This is the height of L4 2.2 L 150 hp at 4500 rev / min, 380 Nm at 1800 trs that achieves the maximum velocity of 210 km / h and down the 0 to 100 km / h in 8.1 seconds.
Depending on version, these engines will be associated with a new system for recovering braking energy (i-loop). All these engines are joined to a new BVM6 derived from that of the MX-5 roadster or an optional BVA6 on 2.0 L 118 hp and 150 hp 2.2 LD.
states that Mazda equipped with SKYACTIV-G engine include a new version of 4-2-1 exhaust system sound less and less energy.
The new 2014 Mazda 3 interior divides the interior into two areas that are “defined” by the center console with one hand a dedicated space for the driver and the other a more user-friendly and spacious environment for passengers. The living space is bigger than before and Mazda announced that the width of the shoulders both front and rear is “best-in-class.” We discovered that the seats have been redesigned with a better side at the level of both file and it has a new amortization isolates better different vibrations encountered during travel support. The manufacturer also says that any Hiroshima soundproofing has been reviewed and improved to be among the best in the segment C.
The driver has a head-up display to read the key information needed to conduct as well as a new location slightly lowered the steering wheel in order to identify the best visibility to the instruments but also to the road. To increase the field of vision to the front pillars were remote nearly 10 cm. Mazda also says the car has a new infotainment system with touch screen 7 inches. This one is fixed on the top of the center console and is reminiscent that is present in the A-Class Mercedes. This system is controlled by a rotary knob on the center console, the operation and setup are completely new and intuitive. We also learn that the Mazda 3 has a connection to all smartphones time as well as a large “library” of applications and services to facilitate travel and communication. The Japanese automaker said that all services podcast type navigation, messaging, information, reservations will be completely free for buyers of new Mazda 3. No details of finishes and equipment, but we should learn more in the coming weeks.
An MPS version is, it seems, expected the Geneva Motor Show in 2014 and 2015, we are talking about a small diesel SKYACTIV-D in mind the highly successful 1.6-liter i-DTEC Honda. The new compact Mazda will be presented to the public at the Frankfurt Motor Show and will arrive in the concession before the end of the year for deliveries to coincide with the year 2014. To be continued.2014 Mazda 3 pictures gallery