The new Mazda 3 2019 is not just another elegant and compact (we desperately need in the current market). Now it also comes with Mazda's very elegant spark-controlled compression ignition engine, called Skyactiv-X. And also a manual transmission! Praise the Lord!
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The Mazda 3 will be the first mass-produced car to use that new witchcraft engine. This is how it works, as David Tracy explained earlier this month:
The Skyactiv-X engine works by a process that Mazda calls spark-controlled compression ignition, essentially a spark plug that illuminates a rich localized mixture of fuel and air to create a fireball that compresses the lean mixture into the rest of the cylinder, that produces a spontaneous performance. switched on. It is a fascinating concept that promises the efficiency of a diesel engine.
The 3 new ones take a lot from the concept of Kai that we saw in 2017. It has the current corporate face of Mazda, but Kodo's design is so beautiful that it almost does not matter. It sits on a completely new platform called Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which according to Mazda makes driving in the car feel "as natural and stress-free as walking on your own feet".
The interior is elegant and minimalist, which gives it a much more sophisticated look than current competitors. However, I can not say how the materials feel in the photos. I will have to tap with my knuckles if I ever get the disc to see how true the quality is. There is also a new interior fabric color called Greige, a (you guessed it) mixture of gray and beige.
It sounds like the visibility will be decent, too; The A pillar has been designed to minimize blind spots so drivers do not have to spend so much time spinning around them to see left and right of the car.
And, yes, there will be a manual option. Mazda says that the gearshift lever has been moved forward and has been increased to be closer to the steering wheel, a feature we praised in the 1980 Mazda RX-7. The transmission options include a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
However, it is not clear which motor setting will be coupled to the manual. We hope it is the engine with good specifications, since most car manufacturers only offer their manuals in the base. When they contacted us to make comments, we were only told that a manual would be "available", but the specific adjustments and engines that accompany it have not yet been announced.
Engine options include the 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5-liter versions of the latest Skyactiv-G engine. There will also be the 1.8-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine, as well as Mazda's revolutionary Skyactiv-X engine. That Holy Grail engine has great gains in fuel savings, but Mazda has not yet revealed those numbers. Nor were performance specifications offered at this time.
However, for the first time in history, the Mazda 3 will have all-wheel drive. It is said that front-rear torque control and brake-based yaw moment control help increase stability and reduce overall mechanical loss by almost 60 percent over the outgoing model and also help improve the fuel economy
Mazda also did not announce the prices for the new 3, so we'll have to wait and find out later. In any case, we are happy to see that the company continues to invest in fun. We can not wait to get behind the wheel.