|Also called||Mazda Axela (Japan and China, 2003–2019)|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact car (C)|
|Layout||Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive|
|Predecessor||Mazda 323/Mazda Familia/Mazda Protegé|
The Mazda3 (known as the Mazda Axela in Japan (first three generations), a combination of "accelerate" and "excellent") is a compact car manufactured in Japan by Mazda. It was introduced in 2003 as a 2004 model, replacing the Familia/323/Protegé in the C-segment. A performance-oriented version of the Mazda3 was marketed as the Mazdaspeed3 in North America, Axela in Japan, and the Mazda 3 MPS in Europe.
A second-generation Mazda 3 for the 2009 model year was unveiled in late 2008, with the sedan premièring at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the hatchback at the Bologna Motor Show. For the 2012 model year, Mazda began offering the Mazda 3 with their newly-developed Skyactiv technology, including a more rigid body, a new direct-injection engine, and a new 6-speed transmission.
The third generation was introduced in mid-2013 as a 2014 model.
A fourth-generation Mazda 3 for the 2019 model year was unveiled in November 2018 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the ASEAN premiere at the Singapore Motor Show. For the 2019 model, the all-new Mazda3 is equipped with the newly-developed Skyactiv technology, including the latest Skyactiv-X, Skyactiv-G and Skyactiv-D engines, each of which provides responsive speed control in any driving situation, and a Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition system.The Mazda3 now comes standard with a, previously optional, 2.5-liter engine, and also made all-wheel drive an available option.
The Mazda3 became Mazda's fastest-selling vehicle in January 2019, with cumulative sales of over 6 million units.
|First generation (BK)|
|Designer||Hasip Girgin (2001)|
|Body and chassis|
|Wheelbase||2,639 mm (103.9 in)|
|Length||4,506–4,540 mm (177.4–178.7 in) (sedan)|
4,485–4,491 mm (176.6–176.8 in) (hatchback)
|Width||1,750 mm (68.9 in)|
|Height||1,500 mm (59.1 in)|
|Curb weight||1,340 kg (2,954 lb)|
The BK series Mazda3 was launched in Japan in October 2003 as the Axela. The model has been generally well received by the automotive press for its performance, handling, styling and interior, with some describing it as feeling like a more expensive sports sedan/saloon despite its value-oriented price.Some criticisms have included fuel economy and crash test results (only receiving four out of a maximum five stars from the EURO NCAP Safety Testing Programme) the latter of which was rectified by making six airbags standard. In 2006 the Mazda3 was the second best-selling car in Canada and the best selling car in Israel during 2005–2007.
The Mazda3 is based on the Ford global C1 platform, shared with the latest European Ford Focus and Volvo S40. Previewed by the MX-Sportif concept car, the Mazda3 is available in two body styles, a four-door fastback sedan/saloon, marketed as a "4-door coupé style" in Europe, and a five-door hatchback, branded the Sport version in Canada, Japan, and the United States. Design work began under chief designer Hideki Suzuki in 1999 at three Mazda design centres in California, United States; Frankfurt, Germany; and Hiroshima, Japan. By 2001, Hasip Girgin's design was chosen as a finalist. Girgin was sent to work in Hiroshima for 6 months, after which the final design was frozen for scheduled 2003 production.
The front suspension comprises MacPherson struts, with coil springs and an anti-roll bar. The rear suspension is a Ford-designed "E-link" multi-link suspension, with four locating links per wheel and an anti-roll bar, suspended on coil springs that are mounted inboard of the shock absorbers to reduce suspension intrusion into the cargo area. The first generation of the Mazda 3 has been known to have spontaneous piston failure in the form of the piston itself cracking which is a result of manufacturing anomalies that has plagued a small percentage of the normally reliable car. Four-wheel Disc brakes are fitted, with 300 mm (11.8 in) discs in the front and 279 mm (11 in) discs in the rear; ABS and electronic brake force distribution are available as standard, depending on the model. Wheel and tire sizes vary with model, from 15" on base models to optional 17" wheels on upper-level models. The Mazda3 was used as a regular police patrol car by the Public Security Police Force of Macau alongside the Toyota Corolla and the Honda Civic police cars in Macau, China.
When first introduced, United States-market Mazda3 models were available in only two trim levels, i and s, with the 2.0 L and 2.3 L engines, respectively. Since then Mazda has introduced additional models under the Touring and Grand Touring labels. British Mazda3s are offered in S, TS, TS2, Sport, and a top end 2.3 L turbocharged Mazda3 MPS (Mazda Performance Series) models. Since April 2008, when there was a mainly cosmetic facelift of the Mazda3, there have been some changes to the trim designations for UK cars, with the models now being the entry-level S, then Takara (which replaces TS & TS2), the Tamara Special Edition and the Sport and MPS as before.
All three models use the inline-4 Mazda MZR engine, with various types, displacements and outputs including the MZ-CD turbodiesel, depending on model and market. Transmissions are a five-speed manual transmission and a four-speed automatic transmission; since the 2006 model year, a five-speed automatic is optional on models with the 2.3 L engine. This transmission has now been made standard on the 2.0 L engine in Japan (FWD models only), as part of a minor facelift in early 2008 which includes different front/rear bumper designs, new wheel designs and body colors, stiffened chassis, and better interior materials. The MPS / Mazdaspeed version is only available with a six-speed manual.
The Mazda3 features the following engines:
Japanese market (JIS ratings):
European market (ECE ratings):
American & Canadian markets (SAE net ratings):
Mazda changed the rating for US & Canadian markets 2007 2.3 L naturally aspirated engine:
Asian markets (DIN ratings):
Australian market (ADR net ratings):
South African market (DIN net ratings):
Official performance figures for the European Mazda3 1.4 S, the lowest-powered model, are 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 14.3 seconds, with a maximum speed of 170 km/h (106 mph). Wheels magazine reported an 8.7-second 0–100 km/h time for the Australian 2.0 model in its May 2004 issue.
The 1.6 CiTD 80 kW diesel (as sold in Europe) with a five-speed manual does 0–100 km/h (62 mph) in 11.6 seconds and has a top speed of 182 km/h (113 mph) according to the official Mazda specifications.
In test results for the 2012 Mazda 3 Maxx Sport five-door 2.0-litre engine, it has been reported as having a 0–100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration time of 9.2 seconds and a top speed of 190 km/h (120 mph).
In its test results for the 2004 Mazda3 five-door with the 2.3-litre engine, Car and Driver magazine reported a 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) acceleration time of 7.4 seconds and a governor-limited top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph).
Car and Driver documented the acceleration of a 2007 Mazda3 four-door sedan. Equipped with a 2.3 liter engine and 5-speed manual transmission, the Mazda3 has a 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time of 7.3 seconds and completes the quarter mile in 15.8 seconds at 88 mph (142 km/h).
The fuel consumption of these models averages in the 10 L/100 km (24 mpg‑US; 28 mpg‑imp), with the 2-litre 2008 Mazda3 automatic-transmission model scoring a 10 L/100 km (24 mpg‑US; 28 mpg‑imp)/7.6 L/100 km (31 mpg‑US; 37 mpg‑imp) city/highway United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rating.
For the 2006 model year, Mazda added variable valve timing and variable-length intake runners to the 2.0-liter engine resulting in a power increase to 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS). The automatic transmission used in the S trim Mazda3 with the 2.3-liter engine was changed from a four-speed to a five-speed design. The larger engine was now PZEV-certified (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) for vehicles sold in California and other states that have adopted California automotive emission standards. The smaller engine had already been PZEV-certified. The colour palette was also simplified in 2006, with the deletion of Canary Yellow and Lava Orange Mica.
The 3 received a minor cosmetic facelift for the 2007 model year with minimal exterior, interior and mechanical changes. On base models, the black plastic at the top of the grille became body-coloured. The front fascia and bumper were changed with a floating foglight design and the lower air intake opening was reshaped to better resemble the typical "Mazda five-point face." All Mazda3 sedans and five-doors gained the same "Axela" clear-lens style rear tail-lights as the SP23 model, which in 2007, Mazda brought out the Mazda Axela similar to the Mazda6 Atenza. In addition, the Grand Touring trim also featured LED brake lights. The LED brake lights were added to compete with the growing trend of higher-end vehicles using LED tail lamps for more visible light output. The range of alloy wheels were redesigned, featuring a 17-inch alloy wheel for the Grand Touring version. The rear fascia was slightly changed adding a notch on the bumper cover of the sedan. Several new exterior colors were added, phantom blue, a copper red metallic (April, 2008), Aurora Blue and dark cherry. The Titanium Gray color was replaced with a darker Galaxy Gray color.
The interior of the Mazda3 was offered with several new color choices and an audio jack in the centre console, allowing the use of digital music players. Also, Takara models, which were introduced in the 2008 upgrade, added climate control and 6-CD autochanger to the TS specification.
The 2007 model also includes less visible mechanical changes. The keyless entry system was improved. Reinforcements to the body shell improve overall chassis rigidity. The front dampers of the MacPherson strut suspension have been re-tuned to quicken steering response and reduce understeer. The hydraulic dampers of the multi-link rear suspension were also re-tuned to match the front suspension changes. Mazda engineers and designers addressed concerns regarding cabin noise level by redesigning or changing multiple systems and adding sound-deadening material to the roof lining and hood panel.
The bumper-to-bumper warranty was reduced to 36 months / 36,000 miles while the powertrain warranty was increased to 60 months / 60,000 miles in most markets. In the UK, all Mazda3s have a 3-year unlimited mileage warranty, 3-year roadside assistance and 12 year anti perforation warranty as standard.
Canadian Mazda3s received standard seat-mounted side-airbags and body-shell-mounted side-curtain airbags across the model range. Previously, both airbag types were not available.
An additional trim level included the Sport GX with a 2.0 L engine, previously all Sport hatchbacks had a 2.3 L engine and came only in GS or GT trims. Compared to the GX sedan, the GX hatchback has body-coloured door handles, and fog lamps. Options for the Sport GX include air conditioning, a convenience package containing power accessories and 15-inch alloys, and a rear trunk spoiler.
The GS sedan received standard 16-inch alloy wheels, previously only available with the moonroof option, while the GX had 15-inch alloy wheels added to the convenience package (which includes steering-wheel mounted audio controls, power windows, power locks, and remote entry). The GS hatchback now comes with factory-installed air conditioning. GT models received standard xenon headlights, previously part of the leather package.
In the U.S., the i Touring trim level was replaced by the i Touring Value model. This new model added a body-color front grille, fog lights and 17" alloy wheels, giving it a very similar appearance to the more expensive s models. The interior also received leather-covered steering wheel and shift knob from the s model. Anti-lock brakes and side-impact airbags, previously optional, were now standard.
Initial news reports indicated the 2009 model year would receive a minor facelift by the end of the year with exterior design modifications that included chrome door handles, a new roof spoiler, expanded use of black moldings on the rear bumper, and new alloy-wheel options.This turned out to not occur in the US or Canadian market. The 2009 model year was only a few months long as production ceased in November 2008.
In Australia, the BK 3 replaced the (BJ) 323 in January 2004. The original irretiration came in several guises, "Neo", "Maxx", "Maxx Sport" & "SP23". The base "Neo" guise came with remote central locking, a four speaker sound system with a CD Player among other features. Building upon the Neo, the "Maxx" offered power windows and mirrors, alloy wheels, remote keyless central locking, six speakers and an in-dash sound system. The "Maxx Sport" added primarily cosmetic features, with that including a body kit, front fog lamps and larger alloy wheels. The "SP23" gained a larger engine as well as other smaller luxury features.
In July 2006, Mazda introduced its Series II 3. Updates included refreshed front and rear light fixtures, as well updated alloy wheels and a new fog light configuration. A high performance "MPS" Hatch was introduced into the lineup within this update.
The 3 continuously sold well throughout the BK generation, reaching 4th in Australian sales within 2006. The following table lists sales throughout its tenancy.
|Second generation (BL)|
|Production||November 2008 – June 2013|
|Designer||Kunihiko Kurisu (2006)|
|Body and chassis|
|Wheelbase||2,640 mm (103.9 in)|
|Length||4,595 mm (180.9 in) (sedan)|
4,505 mm (177.4 in) (hatchback)
|Width||1,755 mm (69.1 in)|
|Height||1,470 mm (57.9 in)|
|Curb weight||1,260 kg (2,777.8 lb)|
In development from 2004 and designed under Kunihiko Kurisu from early 2005 to August 2006, in November 2008 Mazda debuted the second-generation Mazda3 with restyled exterior. Two engines were offered in the US and Canadian markets, the 2.0 L petrol engine offered in the previous generation and a new 2.5 L inline-four shared with the second-generation Mazda6.
The C1 architecture, a collaboration of Ford, Mazda, and Volvo, 167 bhp (125 kW; 169 PS) and 167 lb⋅ft (226 N⋅m) of torque. In other markets, more engines are offered including a new 2.2 L turbodiesel engine. A 2010 Mazda3 with a 2.5 L engine and 6-speed manual transmission accelerates from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.4 seconds and completes the quarter mile in 15.7 seconds at 87 mph (140 km/h).is carried over from the previous generation though marginally wider, longer and lighter than the previous generation. The 2.3L engine was replaced with a 2.5L engine that produces
Mazda unveiled the 2010 Mazda3 sedan/saloon at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 19 November 2008. The new Mazda3 is slightly larger than the older Mazda3 and is available in "i" and "s" versions. The "i" (GX or GS in Canada) is powered by a 148 bhp (110 kW) 2.0 L engine while the "s" (GT in Canada) is powered by a 167 bhp (125 kW) 2.5 L engine adapted from the Mazda6. Both engines are also available in PZEV versions in the US, the 2.0 L producing 144 bhp (107 kW) and the 2.5 L producing 165 bhp (123 kW). The 3s Grand Touring trim level adds leather seats, power driver's seat, rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, and steerable active bi-xenon headlights as standard equipment. The hatchback was unveiled a few weeks after the sedan/saloon at the Bologna Motor Show.
The European model includes a start-stop system with the 2.0L DISI engine with an estimated increase fuel economy in city cycle by roughly 12%.
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Full details and images of the high-powered Mazdaspeed3 (a.k.a. Mazda3 MPS) were released at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2009.Like the previous generation, the Mazda3 hatchback variant has been selected as the basis for the 2nd generation Mazdaspeed3.
The 2012 Mazda3 with Skyactiv powertrain was unveiled at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, February 2011. It comes with Mazda's Skyactiv-G 2.0-liter, direct-injection gasoline engine, and Skyactiv-Drive 6-speed automatic or Skyactiv-MT 6-speed manual transmission.The chassis rigidity was increased with the use of additional high tensile steel most significantly in the center floor pan and B-pillar where reinforcement was extended 7 inches. Additionally, Mazda increased the number of spot welds to join suspension crossmembers to improve handling and stability. There are minor exterior updates: revised grille and air intakes, and a reshaped rear valance panel. Skyactiv models receive a blue ring around the projectors in the headlamps. Car and Driver reported that such a Mazda3 can reach estimated EPA fuel-economy ratings of 30 mpg city and 39 to 40 highway.
|Model||Type||Power, torque@rpm||CO2 emissions (g/km)|
|ZY-VE||1,498 cc (91.4 cu in) I4||111 PS (82 kW; 109 hp) at 6000, 140 N⋅m (103 lb⋅ft) at 4500|
|LF-VDS||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 6200, 186 N⋅m (137 lb⋅ft) at 4500|
|LF-VE||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||143 PS (105 kW; 141 hp) at 6500, 179 N⋅m (132 lb⋅ft) at 4000|
|L3-VDT||2,261 cc (138.0 cu in) I4 turbo||264 PS (194 kW; 260 hp) at 5500, 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) at 3000|
|1.6 dohc||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) I4||105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) at 6000, 145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) at 4000||149|
|2.0 dohc w/ AT||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 6500, 187 N⋅m (138 lb⋅ft) at 4000||175|
|2.0 dohc DISI w/i-stop||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||151 PS (111 kW; 149 hp) at 6200, 191 N⋅m (141 lb⋅ft) at 4500||159|
|MPS dohc DISI||2,261 cc (138.0 cu in) I4 turbo||260 PS (191 kW; 256 hp) at 5500, 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) at 3000||224|
|1.6 8V sohc||1,560 cc (95 cu in) I4 diesel||85 kW (116 PS; 114 hp) at 3600, 270 N⋅m (199 lb⋅ft) at 1750–2500||114|
|2.2 dohc||2,184 cc (133.3 cu in) I4 diesel||150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 3500, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft) at 1800||144|
|2.2 dohc||2,184 cc (133.3 cu in) I4 diesel||185 PS (136 kW; 182 hp) at 3500, 400 N⋅m (295 lb⋅ft) at 1800||149|
|4-door i||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||150 hp (112 kW; 152 PS) at 6500, 183 N⋅m (135 lb⋅ft) at 4500|
|Skyactiv-G 2.0||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||157 hp (117 kW; 159 PS) at 6000, 201 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) at 4100|
|4-door i PZEV||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||146 hp (109 kW; 148 PS) at 6500, 179 N⋅m (132 lb⋅ft) at 4500|
|4/5-door s||2,488 cc (151.8 cu in) I4||169 hp (126 kW; 171 PS) at 6000, 228 N⋅m (168 lb⋅ft) at 4000|
|4-door s PZEV||2,488 cc (151.8 cu in) I4||167 hp (125 kW; 169 PS) at 6000, 226 N⋅m (167 lb⋅ft) at 4000|
|MAZDASPEED3||2,261 cc (138.0 cu in) I4 turbo||267 hp (199 kW; 271 PS) at 5500, 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) at 3000|
|4-door GX, GS||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||150 hp (112 kW; 152 PS) at 6500, 183 N⋅m (135 lb⋅ft) at 4500|
|4-door GT||2,488 cc (151.8 cu in) I4||169 hp (126 kW; 171 PS) at 6000, 228 N⋅m (168 lb⋅ft) at 4000|
|5-door GX||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||150 hp (112 kW; 152 PS) at 6500, 183 N⋅m (135 lb⋅ft) at 4500|
|5-door GS, GT||2,488 cc (151.8 cu in) I4||169 hp (126 kW; 171 PS) at 6000, 228 N⋅m (168 lb⋅ft) at 4000|
|5-door GS-SKY||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||157 hp (117 kW; 159 PS) at 6000, 201 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) at 4100|
|MAZDASPEED3||2,261 cc (138.0 cu in) I4 turbo||267 hp (199 kW; 271 PS) at 5500, 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) at 3000|
|1.6 Groove / Groove Sports / Spirit / Spirit Sports||1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) I4||105 PS (77 kW; 104 hp) at 6000, 145 N⋅m (107 lb⋅ft) at 4000||149|
|2.0 Maxx / Maxx Sports||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) LF-VD I4||150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 6500, 187 N⋅m (138 lb⋅ft) at 4000||175|
|Neo/Maxx (Sport)||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||110 kW (148 hp) at 6500, 183 N⋅m (135 lb⋅ft) at 4500|
|SP20 (2012)||1,999 cc (122.0 cu in) I4||114 kW (153 hp) at 6000, 194 N⋅m (143 lb⋅ft) at 4100|
|Diesel||2,183 cc (133.2 cu in) I4||110 kW (148 hp) at 3500, 360 N⋅m (266 lb⋅ft) at 1800–3000|
|SP25||2,488 cc (151.8 cu in) I4||124 kW (166 hp) at 6000, 228 N⋅m (168 lb⋅ft) at 4000|
|MPS||2,261 cc (138.0 cu in) I4 turbo||190 kW (255 hp) at 5500, 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) at 3000|
|Third generation (BM/BN)|
|Designer||Koichi Tabata (2011)|
|Body and chassis|
|Related||Mazda CX-5 (KF)|
|Electric motor||AC synchronous motor|
|Hybrid drivetrain||Power-split hybrid (Mazda 3 Hybrid)|
|Battery||1.3 kWh Nickel-metal hydride|
|Wheelbase||2,700 mm (106.3 in)|
|Length||4,580 mm (180.3 in) (sedan)|
4,460 mm (175.6 in) (hatchback)
|Width||1,795 mm (70.7 in)|
|Height||1,455 mm (57.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,300–1,315 kg (2,866–2,899 lb)|
The third-generation 2014 Mazda3 was revealed in Australia on 26 June 2013.It now sits atop the new Skyactiv chassis, no longer sharing the Ford C1 platform. It is the third vehicle to sport the Mazda's 'KODO: Soul of Motion' design language, after the CX-5 and the Mazda6.
It has a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.26 for the sedan/saloon, slightly higher for the hatchback. 30 mpg‑US (36 mpg‑imp; 7.8 L/100 km) city and 41 mpg‑US (49 mpg‑imp; 5.7 L/100 km) highway for the 2-litre sedan, and one less mpg highway for the 5-door hatchback.Combined with the Skyactiv technology, this produces a rating from the U.S. EPA of
Two Skyactiv engines are offered in North American markets, the 2.0-litre (with 155 hp (116 kW) and 150 lb⋅ft (200 N⋅m) of torque) and the 2.5-litre (with 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque). The 2014 Mazda3 equipped with a 2.5-litre engine and 6-speed automatic transmission accelerates from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 6.9 seconds and finishes the quarter mile in 15.2 seconds at 95 mph (153 km/h).
The 2.0-litre engine accelerates from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 7.8 seconds and finishes the quarter-mile in 16.1 seconds. Initially the 6-speed manual gearbox was only for the 2.0-litre cars, and automatic transmission was standard on the 2.5, or available for the 2.0. In its first-drive review of the 2014 Mazda 3, the auto enthusiast weblog Jalopnik stated that "once the 2.5 comes with a manual transmission, there is really no reason to buy anything else in this class."
For the 2015 model year, the 2.5-litre cars are also offered with manual gearbox. Model grades for the U.S. market are SV (2.0 Sedan only), Sport (2.0 Sedan & Hatchback), Touring, and Grand Touring (available in all body styles with either engine). The 2014 model ranked number one among Affordable Small Cars in U.S. News & World Report's rankings.In the 2014 Canadian Car of the Year rankings Mazda3 was chosen as the Best New Small Car. Canadian magazine The Car Guide chose Mazda3 as the Best Compact Car in its Best Buys car rankings for 2015 and 2016.
In Europe, three Skyactiv-G (gasoline) engines are offered, one 1.5l and two 2.0l (at two different power ratings, 120 hp (89 kW) and 165 hp (123 kW)); and a 2.2l Skyactiv-D (Diesel) engine is available. Availability of hatchback and sedan/saloon body styles and their combinations with engines varies amongst European markets. In 2014, the Mazda3 made it to the finals of the European Car of the Year competition. For the UK market, the Mazda3 Sedan is marketed as a fastback.
Thailand models of Mazda3 went on sale in 18 March 2014.
A concept version of the Mazda3, with an engine powered by compressed natural gas, was unveiled in 2013 at the Tokyo Motor Show.
In Malaysia, the third-generation Mazda3 was first launched in March 2014 fully imported from Japan and was available with a sole 2.0l sedan variant.In April 2015, locally assembled versions of the Mazda3 became available for purchase. In April 2017, the facelift version was launch where Sedan GL, Sedan High and Hatchback was the 3 variants offered.
The Mazda3 Skyactiv-Hybrid is a version of the Mazda3 with Skyactiv-G 2.0 engine with 14:1 compression and electric-petrol drive. The vehicle was unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.
Taiwan models of the Mazda3 were produced by Ford Lio Ho Motor Co., Ltd.
Production of the US market Mazda3 sedan at Mazda de Mexico Vehicle Operation (MMVO) in Salamanca, Guanajuato began on 7 January 2014, as the factory's first production vehicle model.
As of 22 January 2014, cumulative production of the Mazda3 production reached four million units since June 2003.
Production of Thailand market Mazda3 at AutoAlliance (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (AAT) began on 14 March 2014.Within months of release, the 3 was the 15th best-selling car in Thailand.
|Model||Type||Power, torque @rpm||CO2 emissions (g/km)|
|G100||1,496 cc (91.3 cu in) I4||100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp), 150 N⋅m (111 lb⋅ft) @4000||119|
|G120||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4||120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp), 210 N⋅m (155 lb⋅ft) @4000||119|
|G120 AT||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4||120 PS (88 kW; 118 hp), 210 N⋅m (155 lb⋅ft) @4000||129|
|G165||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4||165 PS (121 kW; 163 hp), 210 N⋅m (155 lb⋅ft) @4000||135|
|CD150||2,191 cc (133.7 cu in) I4 diesel||150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp), 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) @1800||107|
|CD150 AT||2,191 cc (133.7 cu in) I4 diesel||150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp), 380 N⋅m (280 lb⋅ft) @1800||127|
|Neo, Maxx, Touring||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4||114 kW (153 hp), 200 N⋅m (148 lb⋅ft) @4000||N/A|
|SP25, SP25 GT, Astina||2,488 cc (151.8 cu in) I4||137 kW (184 hp), 251 N⋅m (185 lb⋅ft) @3250||N/A|
|Astina diesel||2,191 cc (133.7 cu in) I4 diesel||129 kW (173 hp), 420 N⋅m (310 lb⋅ft) @2000||N/A|
|i SV (2014-2015), i Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4||155 hp (116 kW) @6000, 150 lb⋅ft (203 N⋅m) @4000||N/A|
|s Touring, s Grand Touring||2,488 cc (151.8 cu in) I4||184 hp (137 kW) @5700, 185 lb⋅ft (251 N⋅m) @3250||N/A|
|GX, GS, SE, 50th Anniv. Ed. (limited)||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4||155 hp (116 kW) @6000, 150 lb⋅ft (203 N⋅m) @4000||N/A|
|GT||2,488 cc (151.8 cu in) I4||184 hp (137 kW) @5700, 185 lb⋅ft (251 N⋅m) @3250||N/A|
|Entry (E), Core (C), High (S), High Plus (SP)||1,998 cc (121.9 cu in) I4||163 hp (165 PS; 122 kW) @6000, 155 lb⋅ft (210 N⋅m) @4000||N/A|
A facelift of the Mazda3 (BM) in August 2016 has changed its codename to Mazda3 (BN). Changes include a new dashboard layout, new front and rear exterior styling (the latter, only in the hatchback), new first-of-its-kind G-Vectoring Control and diesel option was dropped. Safety and driver assistance features were also improved, adding a traffic sign-recognition sensorand pedestrian detection with the pre-collision braking system.
The update debuted in North America for the 2017 model year. In the United States, the "i" and "s" monikers were dropped, leaving the Sport (2.0L), Touring (2.5L), and Grand Touring (2.5L) trim levels.
|Fourth generation (BP)|
|Designer||Yasutake Tsuchida (2016)|
|Body and chassis|
|Electric motor||6.5 PS Integrated starter motor generator|
|Hybrid drivetrain||MHEV (e-Skyactiv X)|
|Battery||24 V lithium-ion|
|Wheelbase||2,725 mm (107.3 in)|
|Length||4,661 mm (183.5 in) (sedan)|
4,460 mm (175.6 in) (hatchback)
|Width||1,796 mm (70.7 in)|
|Height||1,445 mm (56.9 in) (sedan)|
1,440 mm (56.7 in) (hatchback)
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With the release of this generation, the "Axela" nameplate was dropped in the Japanese market as part of Mazda's new global naming structure.
The fourth-generation Mazda3 may be equipped with a spark-controlled compression ignition engine, called the SkyActiv-X . The 2.0 L Skyactiv-X engine produces 132.5 kW (178 hp; 180 PS) and 224 N⋅m (165 lb⋅ft) of torque. The 1.5-, 2.0- and 2.5-liter versions of the current Skyactiv gasoline engine line will also be offered, as well as the 1.8-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine. Transmission options consist of the 6-speed Skyactiv-MT manual and the Skyactiv-Drive automatic. Mazda introduced an all-wheel drive version of the 2.5-liter turbocharged gasoline engine for model year 2021 which is exclusively mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
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