Mazda adds two diesel en­gines to the new Mazda 3

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

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.

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