Mazda name is taken from Japanese mythology and cars share a name with Asian God of wisdom, intelligence and harmony. It is in this style is constructed and designed new 2014 Mazda 3, with her we met on the international presentation in the area of Barcelona.
Mazda has decided to bring its brand to the premium segment of the door. Devised the concept of efficient mechanical platform they called SKYACTIV, resolve that use better quality materials and a design that emphasizes the elegance and dynamism.
New Mazda 3 Design, Interior and Exterior
The basic idea in designing the new model was to link up the car with a driver, so it has virtually become an extension of the body. This does not mean that the car does not have a sports management and behavior on the road, but it’s predictable and very quiet. This behavior is very fun, but in the long run can be tedious. After a brief introduction, the driver knows exactly how long it takes to turn the wheel or hit the gas and brake to pull a maneuver. A car always react the same – predictable and reliable. Just as our chief designer of the model and explained, the car was no longer nervous, and in exchange offers the driver plenty of confidence.
The level of adherence to the version with tires of 18 inches that we tried was excellent, and the main quality of the car is very neutral behavior and excellent communication with the driver. At any time, we know what happens with the contact point, and asphalt. It is easy to “read” when you have gone too far and the car is very benign react when you try to correct the error.
Another important item in the process of adapting to the car sitting position and ergonomics. The designers had to free additional space under the hood so that stored the big gasoline engine exhaust system and therefore the front wheels moved it up to the front. Ergonomics is improved by introducing a large color display that is on top of the dashboard. The new electronic system can be controlled by touch, but only when the car is standing, or rather intuitive joystick, which is located behind the shifters, when the car is in motion. The idea is that the driver of a minimum of attention paid to adjustments, to the attention remained focused on the traffic. The luggage compartment has a capacity of 364 liters is among the larger compared to similar hečbek models.
Currently offers three petrol and one turbo diesel. The novelty for 2014 Mazda 3 is the gasoline volume 1.5 liters with 100 hp, which got SKYACTIV treatment, but applied to two-liter engines. SKYACTIV philosophy assumes efficiency in every field. So the petrol get very large compression ratio of 14: 1, which helps optimize combustion and indirectly reduce spending. Japanese engineers have explained to us that “Knock” there even when using regular gasoline of 95 octane for optimized space for combustion, and exhaust system configuration “4 into 2 into 1 ‘, which effectively empty cylinders.
From the engine, there are two-liter gasoline version with 120 and 165 hp, and the turbo diesel 2.2 liter capacity of 150 “horses”. We drove the most powerful gasoline that is extremely flexible, it is easy throttle and loves high cycles. What surprised us was that after a session of several hundred kilometers harassment on the hilly roads average consumption was just under ten liters.
Price of 2014 Mazda 3
The new 2014 Mazda 3 cost of $18,790, which should be set aside for hatchback a 1.5-liter gasoline engine with 100 hp, with manual gearbox six-speed and basic equipment package Emotion. Sedan version of the same engine, gearbox and equipment package, has a starting price of 22.583 USD. Representatives of factories believe that this version will be popular primarily in the East and in Asia, while the main market for hatchback be Europe.
More about 2014 Mazda 3 on official website