The new second generation of MAZDA 3 had been revealed at the Bologna Motor Show. Europe will get its first examples in spring 2009. Two type of mazda 3 will be produced which is the 4 door sedan and or a 5 door hatchback.
Engines provided include three turbo diesels featuring Mazda unique technology Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) with reduced regeneration times.At the bottom end is a 1.6-litre that produces 109hp (80kW) and 240Nm of torque at 1,750rpm. Next up is a 2.2-litre diesel which makes 150hp (110kW) and 360Nm for a fuel consumption average of 5.4 litres/ 100km. Same 2.2-litre comes in a ‘high power’ version making 185hp (136kW) and a heady 400Nm of torque at 1,800rpm. On the petrol side a 2.0-litre leads the pack at 150hp (110kW) and 187Nm while its 1.6-litre sibling manages 105hp (77kW) and 145Nm from its engine. Five-speed manual, 5-speed automatic and 6-speed manuals are mated to these powerplants.
Buyer will get a sportier and more sophisticated interior. There will be a new multi information diplay unit,10 speaker BOSE sound system, and sport seats.And Bluetooth connectivity is installed for a much easier communication.
Few safety systems such as the ABS(antilock brake system), EBD(electronic brake distribution),TCS(traction control system will be installed to aid the driver in driving safely. Other option includes a bi-xenon headlights,parking sensors and tyre pressure monitoring system.Buyer will get a choice of alloy rims ranging from 15 to 17 inch
Hopefully the new mazda3 will hit our shore by next year and priced at a very competitive price to compete with other makes.