Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Reveal : 2010 Mazda3 hatchback

With the Mazda3 sedan debuted at LA Auto Show, and the "official" spy shots of the hatchback version from Mazda, it time now for the official pictures and information. Though the official debut will be next week at the 2008 Bologna Motorshow in Italy.
The all-new Mazda 3 5-door hatchback adopts the same characteristics as its sedan counterpart, offering sporty driving and a dynamic design, together with top class environmental and safety performance.
Environmental-friendly qualities were top of mind during development, including efficient powertrains, Mazda typical lightweight engineering and amongst the best in class aerodynamics.
All gasoline engine versions of the new Mazda 3 will offer even further advanced environmental performance, including the world's first vehicle catalyst to be constructed with single nanotechnology. This new development enables Mazda to reduce its use of scarce resources such as platinum and palladium.
The new engine lineup has been tailored for European customers and now includes the newly developed 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine, just launched in the Mazda6, in addition to the existing 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre gasoline engines and the 1.6-litre turbo diesel.
The new 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine is a high-performance clean diesel powerplant with top class output, fuel economy and refinement. It will be offered in two variants, a high power version with a maximum output of 185hp, and a standard power version with a maximum output of 150hp. Both have outstanding clean emissions performance and comply with the Euro Stage5 regulations. Fuel economy and CO2 emissions are also greatly improved compared to the current 2.0-litre version.

Source: [Mazda]

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