The all new Mazda3 will debut at the Los Angeles Motor Show this month (November 2018) and is expected to offer Mazda’s latest SkyActiv-X engines.
The Mazda3 is still a terrific little car, but it’s about to get a chunk better with the arrival of an all new Mazda3 arriving at the Los Angels Motor Show at the end of the month.
Mazda has announced the arrival of the new Mazda3 with a single image (above) showing both a hatch and saloon version. But they’re being a bit coy on details.
They do proclaim the new Mazda3 marks the start of a a whole new generation of Mazda cars (which is setting the bar quite high), with a new interpretation of the KODo design language, next generation SKYACTIV architecture and the latest SKYACTIV engines.
We assume the reference to the new SKYACTIV engines means Mazda finally has their SKYACTIV-X engine ready for a production car, and if that is the case it could be a bit of a game-changer for petrol engines.
With diesel in the early stage of its death throes, Mazda claims that their new SKYACTIV-X engine will deliver the torque and economy of a diesel engine, but with the benefits of a petrol engine.
Using compression ignition at low speeds – just like a diesel – the SKYACTIV-X engine uses less fuel in normal driving, with claims it improves fuel consumption by 20-30 per cent and torque by 10-20 per cent. Which sounds very appealing.
All will be revealed later this month in Los Angeles.