All New Mazda 3 SkyActiv
At first glance, you’re probably not going to notice anything all that different or transformative in regards to the all-new Mazda 3 – but upon closer inspection (especially under the hood and around the frame) you’re going to notice that things aren’t quite as “generic” as they seem.
Mazda engineers went back to the drawing board completely to reimagine, re-engineer, redesign, and redevelop just about everything that goes into a Mazda 3 – and the result is the soon-to-be legendary Mazda 3 SkyActiv vehicle platform.
What exactly is the all new Mazda 3 SkyActiv?
The whole concept for this automobile overhaul was to take what was already an incredible entry-level coupe or sedan and turn it into something the world had never seen before – a vehicle that was designed and developed from the ground up to have as small in impact on the environment as possible without compromising any power or performance.
Mazda engineers were able to rewrite the rules of the vehicle design almost from scratch, squeezing elite level performance capabilities out of one of the most fuel-efficient, energy-efficient, and footprint neutral vehicles you’re going to find anywhere across the globe.
What’s so special about the Mazda SkyActiv technology?
In a word, everything.
This all-new Mazda 3 is a game changer across the board, a vehicle that is quite unlike anything else and it has ever been produced – but that’s what Mazda has been doing as a company for years and years now.
Using all-new lightweight components and eliminating any and all waste whatsoever (while also leveraging the latest breakthroughs in modern automobile technology to squeeze extra performance out of very efficient components), the end result is a SkyActiv vehicle that lays the foundation of where Mazda wants to take all of their vehicles in the future.
With dramatically reduced fuel consumption needs (without at any point in time producing the overall acceleration, top speed, or performance of the all-new Mazda), you’re going to be shocked at just how lightweight, powerful, and fun to drive in this vehicle feels – without looking too terribly difficult from last year’s “standard” Mazda 3.
- Two engine options - 2.0L 4 cylinder or 2.4L V-6 (155hp/184hp respectively)
- 6 speed automatic transmission standard equipment (Sport Mode available with V-6 engine)
- Integrated front and side airbags, premium speak system, and 7” touchscreen standard with all models
Why would I want to drive one of these all new Mazda vehicles?
Well, there are an almost endless amount of reasons that you would want to slide behind the wheel of one of these all new Mazda 3 vehicles - but the biggest one has to be in the fact that this is a no other major leap forward in the automotive industry and at Mazda and the engineers at Mazda have been behind.
Pioneers of the rotary engine, the entry-level sports vehicle, and so many other now standard aspects of the automobile industry, leave it to the all new Mazda 3 SkyActiv to push the boundaries of high-end automobiles just a bit further and anyone else!
Posted: 12 May 2014