The Mazda 3 or Mazda3 is a compact car manufactured in Japan by the Mazda Motor Corporation. Its introduced in 2004 as model year, replacing the Familia/323/Protege. A performance oriented version of the Mazda3 is marketed as Mazdaspeed3 in North America and Mazda 3 MPS in Europe. A second generation Mazda3 for the 2010 model year was unveiled in late 2008, with the sedan made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the hatchback at the Bologna Auto Show. For the 2012 model year began offering the Mazda Mazda3 with SkyActiv technology to new development, including a rigid body, a new engine with direct injection and a new 6-speed transmission.
The Mazda 3 First Generation
The Mazda3 has been generally well received by the press for its performance, handling, style and design, with some describing it as feeling like a more expensive sport sedan despite its value-oriented price. Some criticisms have included fuel economy and crash test results, the latter of which by default has been resolved six airbags. In 2006 Mazda3 was the second best-selling car in Canada and the best selling car in Israel during 2005-2007. Official performance figures for the European Mazda3 1.4 S, the lower powered models are 0-100 km / h in 14.3 seconds, with a top speed of 170 km / h (106 mph). Wheels magazine reported an 8.7 seconds 0-100 km / h in 2.0 Model of Australia in its May issue 2004. The 1.6 CDTI 80 kW diesel (as sold in Europe) with a five-speed manual does 100 km / h in 11.6 seconds and has top of 182 km / h (113 mph), according to the official Mazda specifications. In test results for 2012 Mazda 3 Sport Maxx Engine 2.0-liter five- door, it is reported that an acceleration of 9.2 seconds (0-100 km / h) and a top speed of 190 km / h have. In their test results for the fiscal year 2004 Mazda3 five-door 2.3-liter engine, Car and Driver magazine reported a 0-60 mph (0-97 km / h) acceleration of 7.4 seconds, a governor-limited top speed of 190 km / h (118 mph). The fuel consumption is 10 models in L/100 km (24 mpg U.S., 28 mpg- imp), with 2 liter 2008 Mazda3 automatic transmission model scoring 1 October L/100 km (24 mpg U.S., 28 mpg- imp) / 7.6 L/100 km (31 mpg U.S., 37 mpg- imp) United States Environmental Protection Agency city / highway (EPA) rated.
Mazda 3 Second Generation
In October 2008 Mazda released pictures and videos. The next generation design of the Mazda3 Mazda has redesigned the exterior reflect its then design language and dual exhaust. Two engines are offered in the markets of the United States and Canada, the 2.0-liter petrol engine offered in the previous generation and a new 2.5- liter inline-4, which shared the second-generation Mazda6. The C1 architecture, a collaboration of Ford, Mazda and Volvo, is transferred from the previous generation. The new model is slightly wider, longer and lighter than the previous generation Mazda3. The 2.3-liter engine was replaced by a 2.5-liter engine, 167 hp (125 kW, 169 hp) and 167 pounds · ft (226 N · m) of torque. In other markets, more engines, including a new 2.2-liter turbodiesel will be offered.
Mazda 3 Third Generation
The third-generation 2014 Mazda3 was in Australia on 26 Begin in June 2013. Two SkyActiv engines will be offered in the North American markets, the 2.0L. Initially, only the smaller engine with 6- speed manual transmission, the larger engine matched only by the automatic transmission, but later manual is also available with the 2.5 liter engine. Reviews are sports model, Touring and Grand Touring. Liter gasoline engine 2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D (Diesel)- In Europe, the 1.5 offered.