Published on March 19th, 2014 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Mazda3 SKYACTIV Sedan In 1Utama Now @ RM135,189.00
The all-new 2014 Mazda3 sedan has just been officially launched and from today till the end of Sunday evening this week, the car and the rest of the Mazda range will be at the 1Utama shopping mall. This all-new Mazda3 is engineered with the full complement of SKYACTIV technologies, a proprietary suite of fuel-efficient, performance-driven components and manufacturing philosophies as well as the handsome styling of the KODO design language.
With more than 3.5 million vehicles sold globally, the Mazda3 is the brand’s best-selling and most recognizable name plate and its redesign for 2014 shows just how much attention to detail and care has been put into this important vehicle.
Lower and leaner than its predecessor, this third generation Mazda3 shares almost nothing with its older siblings other than a name. All new from the ground up, the 2014 Mazda3 comes with 2 SKYACTIV engine choices and a SKYACTIV-Drive 6-speed automatic transmission. Both engines feature a new high-tumble-port 4-2-1 exhaust system that increases engine output. The SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter produces 155 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 150 lb-ft of torque at 4,000 rpm. As compared to the outgoing MZR 2.5-liter engine, the torque output on the SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter engine at low- to mid-range speeds is increased by 10 to 15 percent, and its weight is reduced by 10 percent (the 2.5-liter engine will only be introduced at a later date and only the 2-liter will be sold for now). The SKYACTIV-G 2.5-liter produces a peak of 184 horsepower at 5,700 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 3,250 rpm, both figures are increases of more than 10 percent over the MZR engine.
Pricing for the fully imported (CBU Japan) starts from RM135,189.00 with sunroof and the available colours are Soul Red Metallic, Meteor Grey Mica, Snowflake White Pearl Mica and Titanium Flash Mica.