The new “KODO – Soul Of Motion” design theme has taken the standards of Mazda to a higher level. The all new Mazda 3 promises to present unparalleled sportiness to the driver and the occupants. The sportiness is not compromised on the front of comfort and luxury. Thus, it is embedded with sufficient comfort level by the manufacturer to give the occupants a pleasant experience during the ride. The car runs on the new SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre, In-line, 4-Cylinder, DOHC based petrol engine that delivers an enormous power and toque output. The 6 speed auto transmission along with electric power steering (EPAS) further improves the riding pleasure. For a competitive sedan the new Mazda 3 is befitting with its impressive styling and interior features. The car is equipped with the newly designed 7 inches MZD connect system that has versatile functions and provides internet connectivity, while giving flexibility of making hands-free call and operating the playlist as well. The commander control located in the center further gives the better control on different functions of the car. In addition to these, this car has been designed to provide adequate safety and security features to the occupants. The car comes with 6 air bags, burglar alarm, immobilizer, anti lock braking system(ABS), brake assist, traction control system (TCS), electronic brake force distribution system (EBD), emergency stop signal (ESS), and disc stability control system (DSC). It has a special structure that is designed with SkyActiv body, which is oriented towards providing lighter weight and better safety of the vehicle. The i-stop idling stop system further reflects the sense of technology Mazda has used in its all new Mazda 3. The particular system helps in using the fuel in much efficient manner.
Mileage And Fuel Economy:
Its 2.0-litre In-line, 4-Cylinder, petrol engine has the ability to give away an optimal mileage 100 kilometers by consuming of 9.1 litres.
Providing thrilling experience to the driver is one of the motive of SKYACTIV-G 2.0-litre engine. It is capable of producing a maximum power of 162hp at 6000 rpm and maximum toque of 210Nm at 4000 rpm.
Acceleration & Pickup:
Mazda has set itself as the synonym of speed and exhilaration and one can get a maximum speed of 180 kms/ hr. The small beast reaches the 100 Kmph mark from a standstill in a breathtaking time period of 7.0 seconds.
Mazda is proud of its styling and technology in the sedans it present to the customers and the all new Mazda 3 reflects the tradition of the company in an effective manner. This Mazda 3 has sporty exterior features, as it is designed on the concept of “KODO – Soul Of Motion” theme that is oriented towards evolving fascinating features. The sharp front of the car is due to the stretched back xenon headlights with adaptive front lighting system (AFS) that gives the car efficiency along with lucrative looks. The back design of the car gets aesthetic look due to the LED taillights embedded at a significant height that gives maximum visibility. To flood the car with ample amount of light it is equipped with sunroof that can be slide away according to the requirement. Side mirror turn indicator further enhances the looks of the car along with the utility of the same. Round fog lamps are designed with enormous intensity that gives a driver clear visibility in harsh weather. Daytime running light along with chrome grills in front further enhances the looks of the car and makes the car competitive in the league.
Mazda 3 comes as a premium sedan and gives ample space to the occupants due to the significant dimensions it holds. The length of this sedan is 4580mm, width is 1795mm and has a height of 1450mm.
The interior specifications of the car are something that an individual has to look upon. The new SkyActiv Mazda 3 offers Engine push start button along with multi-function steering wheel featuring paddle shifters that provides convenience to the driver during any sort of drive. The car is designed for giving pleasure to the driver and its occupants. Therefore, the black seats as well as upholstery are designed in a manner that gives the car stunning look along with comfort that gives an enjoyable and sustainable ride. The flooded features of the car does not compromise the spacing part of the car and gives the occupants ample leg room along with head space that is a result of innovating limited space into spacious seating for the occupants. The aim of SkyActiv - Body is to give better strength to the structure along with keeping the weight as light as possible.
Comfort is one front that Mazda 3 will not let its driver and occupants down. To provide the driver an intuitive and accurate blind operation the car is equipped with commander control that is smooth and effective to operate while driving. The hair lined silver finish on the cluster gives the expansive feel of luxury to the driver along with maintaining the sportiness of the car. The car is also equipped with MZD connect system that gives a better internet connectivity. The multi-info display located in the center with 7 inches touchscreen that gives the overall information about various operations of this sedan.
As Mazda 3 is a premium sedan the occupants have ample space to carry their luggage on long rides. The boot space of the car helps them in doing so as the car has 408 litres of boot space.
Engine And Performance:
The car is equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre, In- Line, 4- Cylinder engine that works on direct fuel injection. An individual can experience a maximum power of 162hp at 6000 rpm, while the maximum torque clocks to 210Nm at 4000 rpm. The engine is mated to 6-Speed auto transmission that further enhances the ride quality of the vehicle.
Stereo And Accessories:
The SkyActiv technology is not just limited to the engine performance and the design structure of the vehicle. The manufacturer has led special focus to provide the occupants with pleasant experience through a profound music system. The car has 6 speaker music system that is capable of providing delivering music through Radio and CD player. Bluetooth system enables you to connect your digital gadgets, while AUX-In, USB and SD card slot also plays their parts. A 7 inches LCD touchscreen further ease down the process of navigating playlist and also helps in getting hands-free telephone services through the same.
The SkyActiv technology of the vehicle has also focuses on the wheels of all new Mazda 3 and the car is equipped with 18 inches light weight alloy wheels that gives better performance on different terrains. The Mazda 3 has the tyre size of 215/45 R18.
Braking And Handling:
This sedan has a transformed Electric Double Layer Capacitor (EDLC) that helps it in evolving regenerative braking system. To reduce the halting time this sedan has ventilated disc in front and solid disc brakes in rear. To further enhance the braking efficiency it has ABS system that helps the driver in controlling the vehicle in an effective manner in rough situations.
Safety And Security:
In order to protect the driver and other occupants, Mazda 3 is equipped with varied safety features that are efficient enough to secure the vehicle. The SkyActiv body has proven results of meeting highest collision meeting standards and has received 5 star rating across the globe. The extensive use of ultra high tensile steel further makes the body light weight with strong frames that can absorb shock in an effective manner. The car also has 6 airbags that are distributed in front, front seat side and curtain, which provides in-depth curtain protection to the occupants. The security and safety measures are not limited to just outer strength. It has systems like brake assist, traction control system (TCS), electronic brake force distribution system (EBD), emergency stop signal (ESS), and disc stability control system (DSC) that further increases the safety parameters of the car.
1. Attention Grabber.
2. Smooth experience during Cruising.
3. Efficient fuel economy.
1. Reduced head and leg room.
2. Slightly costly then competitors.
3. High maintenance cost.