With outputs of its all-new SkyActiv-X spark controlled compression ignition petrol engine already known, Mazda has used the European market launch of the all-new 3 to reveal complete engine details of the newcomer that will go on sale on the Old Continent.
Having showcased the facelifted CX-5 in May last year, Mazda South Africa has introduced a series of minor updates to its local strongest-seller, but without the much vaunted turbocharged petrol engine.
In spite of ruling out a return to the sports car segment with anything bigger than the MX-5, the recent filing of a trademark application seems to suggest that Mazda could well have had second thoughts.
A segment stalwart and a consistently impressive performer for the Mazda brand over the past five years, the CX-5 exemplifies the rapid shift from traditional sedans and hatchbacks to SUVs and crossovers.
The Design Head of Mazda has announced that the next generation BT-50 will have a tougher appearance than the current model, but acknowledged that it will be a challenge keeping it in-line with the brand’s current styling direction.
Mazda has continued its teaser campaign of the new 3 by not only confirming its world debut in Los Angeles on November 28th, but also releasing a new image perpetually showing both the sedan and hatch.