After a series of teasers, Mazda has finally unveiled the Mazda3 at Los Angeles Auto Show. The redesigned model is dubbed as important vehicle for Mazda. It is the first car to use Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture and the new Skyactiv-X petrol engine. The engine features Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition (SCCI) system that combines the best properties of diesel and petrol engines. Apart from new design, 2019 Mazda3 is a result of interpretation of Kodo design language. Sedan and hatchback are stunning thanks to evolutionary design. However, the winner among them is the sedan.
The reason for 2019 Mazda3 sedan stands out because it inculcates number of styling cues from Vision Coupe Concept. The front of the sedan encompasses prominent grille with chromed wings that flows into slender headlights. Then there is flowing bodywork with a dynamic greenhouse. Rear is also sporty thanks to integrated trunk spoiler, slim taillights and a dual exhaust system. If you think that exterior is revolutionary, then we must point out that interior is stunning. It has taken minimalist approach and cabin is more upscale than its predecessor. Nonetheless, key features include three-spoke steering wheel, a freestanding 8.8 inch infotainment system and an upholstery dashboard pad. It stands on band of chrome trim.
Wide variety of engine options will be made available for 2019 Mazda3 depending on the market. Without going into specifics, Mazda confirmed that 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5 liter petrol engine along with 1.8 liter diesel will be offered. Displacement of the Skyactiv-X engine wasn’t mentioned but it will be mated with new M Hybrid system. This system promises to deliver improved fuel efficiency, and achieve higher driving pleasure. 2019 Mazda3 will come with improved i-Activ all-wheel drive system. It works in conjugation with the new G-Vectoring Control Plus system. It also incorporates new suspension and newly developed torsion beam setup in rear. A new Driver Monitoring system has been developed that uses infrared camera to monitor driver’s “mood” and determines if they are drowsy or distracted. An audible sound will be heard if it detects danger.