Mazda adds two diesel engines to the new Mazda 3
WHILE Toyota and Volkswagen are slowly stepping away from diesel engines, Mazda has added two diesel engines to the facelifted Mazda 3 that went on sale in Japan last week.
The Skyactiv-d 1,5 and 2,2 oil burners now form part of the Mazda 3 powertrain line-up, with sound frequency dampening technology to remove most of the engine’s agricultural clatter.
The new Mazda 3 also comes with G-Vectoring Control, the first in a series of new dynamic technologies that provide integrated control of the engine, transmission, chassis and body to enhance what Mazda calls the “horse and rider” feel.
“Mazda is striving to become an irreplaceable presence in the lives of its customers, to create a special bond with them and to be a ‘one-and-only’ brand they will choose again and again,” said Masamichi Kogai, Mazda’s president and CEO.
“In order to do that, we will continue updating our models with next-generation technologies based on our human-centred development philosophy, without concern for the timing of redesigns. We believe clean diesel engines will continue to be an important environmental technology, and we will work to further popularise them in Japan and around the world.” — WR.
The facelifted Mazda 3 comes with G-Vectoring Control.