Mazda today announced pricing on the 2010 Mazda3. The car will go on sale at prices starting at just $15,045 for the manual version and $18,350 for the automatic one. The 4-door version starts at $19,540, while the 5-door one at $20,030.
Mazda3 is powered by a 2.5-liter engine that delivers 167 hp and 168 lb.-ft. of torque - 13 more hp and 18 more lb.-ft. of torque than the 2.3-liter it replaces.
New packages for the 2010 model include a Technology package and the Moonroof/six CD changer/BOSE ® Audio package.
Available on both s models, the Technology package includes advanced keyless entry, push-button start, a compact full-color navigation system, Sirius satellite radio with six months of free service and a perimeter alarm - all for $1,195.
Mazda revealed a first teaser video of the MazdaSpeed3 that was announced for debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Mazda did not release any performance specs, but the second generation will MazdaSpeed3 will use the same 2.3-liter turbo four cylinder engine as the original. So we expect it will deliver at least the same 263 hp as the current car.
Mazda has revealed the first official images of the new MazdaSpeed3 (AKA Mazda3 MPS, AKA Mazdaspeed Axela) ahead of its official debut in March at the Geneva Motor Show. This is the car that puts extra performance behind the Cheshire Cat grin.
The second generation will MazdaSpeed3 use the same 2.3-liter turbo four cylinder engine of the current model. Mazda did not release details on the power figures, but we do know that the engine now meets stringent Euro 5 emissions standards. What we expect from the next generation of the hottest Mazda3 is at least the same 263 hp and front-wheel drive fun. For the rest of the details, we’ll just have to wait for Geneva.
The Mazda3 is one of Mazda’s core products, with more than two million units of the first generation produced. The design of the new model has a bolder and more dynamic stance; it is agile and confidence-inspiring, enhancing the sense of oneness between the driver and car. It also has high environmental and safety performance levels, exemplifying Mazda’s Sustainable Zoom-Zoom long-term vision to provide cars that are eco-friendly and safe while still being fun to drive.
The Mazda3 with i-stop embodies Sustainable Zoom-Zoom and adds a new eco-friendly option to the lineup. It features the i-stop system in combination with the MZR 2.0 DISI (Direct Injection Spark Ignition) engine. Together, these two Mazda proprietary technologies help the new model achieve approximately 12 percent lower fuel consumption (urban cycle) than the current European Mazda3. By providing great driving performance as well as top-class fuel economy, the Mazda3 with i-stop is a different type of eco-car that will exceed customer expectations.
Mazda will unveil the new generation Mazda3 five-doors version on December 3rd at the Bologna Motor Show. The second generation mazda3 will follow the same design lines as the sedan version revealed few days ago at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Under the hood Mazda placed the newly launched 2,2 liter turbo-diesel engine next to the engines from the current model: a 1,6 and 2,0 gasoline engien and a 1,6 turbo-diesel.
The new 2,2 liter engine will be offered in two different versions: 150 and 185 hp.
All gasoline engine versions of the new Mazda3 will offer even further advanced environmental performance, including the world’s first vehicle catalyst to be constructed with single nanotechnology. This new development enables Mazda to reduce its use of scarce resources such as platinum and palladium.
After announcing that the Mazda3 sedan will be revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show, here is a new spy shot of the Mazdaspeed3 testing at the Nurburgring. World debut for this special edition will be made in January at the Detroit Auto Show.
The modifications over the normal Mazda3 include, a massive hood scoop, larger alloy wheels, side skirts, dual exhaust and rear roof spoiler. Like the previous generation Mazdaspeed3, it will likely be available as a five-door only. Powering the car will possibly be the 300hp 2.5-liter 5-cylinder turbo from the European Ford Focus RS.
According to a company insider, Mazda will unveil the next generation Mazda3 by the end of the year with sales to begin in early 2009. Featuring a more aggressive design, the future Mazda3 aims to be a more stylish family hatchback. The exterior design will likely resemble Mazda6 from the rear and the Mazda2 from the front.
The engines will be carried over from the current generation, with diesel engines to get a bit stronger. A four-door sedan version of the new 3 will make its debut at the Los Angeles motor show in November, while the five-door hatchback 3 launches at the Bologna Show in Italy in December.
Mazda is ready to unveil its new generation Mazda3 next year. With design inspired by the newly launched Mazda6 and built on the Ford Focus platform, the future Mazda3 will be a family car that should still keep the driver entertained.
Under the hood there will be a wide range of Ford engines, with output ranging from 1.4 to 2.0 liters and diesels from 1.6 to 2.2 liters. The car will also loose some weight, so it will have improved performance.
A faster MPS version is also in the works. It will get the same five-cylinder turbo engine from the Focus ST that should produce around 250 hp.
After the first images (supposed to be official) of the 2010 Mazda3 (concept version), Infomotori revealed new renderings of the future model. The concept version will be revealed at this year’s Paris Auto SHow, while the product version will follow in 2009.
The design is clearly inspired by the Nagare, Ryuga, Hakaze, Taiki and Furai concepts, but also from the newly launched Mazda 6 and Mazda 2.
It will be offered in both sedan and hatchback versions. Engine will be changed also: Mazda will place new 2.0 and 2.5-litre engines and a six-speed box giving plenty of pace.