New 2017 Mazda 3 is a logical continuation of the current generation model. The updated version has just minor changes in appearance and specifications.
Immediately it should be noted that the five-door hatchback and four-door sedan Mazda 3 family has barely changed inside and outside thanks to slight cosmetic design interventions in the design of the exterior and interior. But at the same time, it acquired a new high-tech gadgets and even more exotic systems, providing a comfortable and safe driving.
2017 Mazda 3 release date
June 14, 2016 Mazda has started selling the new Mazda3 in Japan offered in the local market under the original name of the Mazda Axela. In Europe, renewed Mazda3 of the Mazda will go on sale before the end of 2016, after the official launch at the Paris Motor Show. Probably at the same time it will appear on the US market.
Release date: late 2016
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2017 Mazda 3 price
It is expected that the cost of the updated model will remain the same. The standard trim level car will be about $19,000.
2017 Mazda 3 exterior
The updated model has acquired new LED headlamps with adaptive control, not allowing to dazzle oncoming traffic drivers (four blocks of LEDs are responsible for the low beam, the high beam, and LED), a larger grille grating with the emblem of the Mazda shifted below, a modified bumper with miniature LED foglights, as well as the rear-view mirrors, have received LED indicator repeaters.
In the rear the new Mazda3 is different from the pre-reform model by other compact horizontal bumper with foglights and more elegant inset of unpainted plastic, imitating the diffuser.
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2017 Mazda 3 interior
Inside, changes are even less: there are new more ergonomic steering wheel, modified front panel and center console, more powerful central tunnel. Also, disregard the key of the electric parking brake, upgraded head-up display (full color with enhanced characteristics of brightness, contrast and sharpness), in the presence of the driver’s seat with electric adjustment and memory of the provisions setting the display can also be configured and adjusted (tilt angle, brightness, set output information on the screen).
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2017 Mazda 3 equipment
The new car has System Advanced Smart City Brake Support, capable of unforeseen circumstances automatically stop the car in an urban environment, it has received a camera capable of recognizing the speed of 6 to 49 mph, not only pedestrians but also road signs.
As for unusual gadgets found in the updated Mazda 3 – a new system to help safe driving called G-Vectoring Control. Exotic GVC system analyzes the steering angle and the characteristics of the road surface, to adjust the engine (to give optimum torque to maximize contact of the drive wheels to the road). This innovative system opens the way to complex Skyactiv-Vehicle Dynamics by Mazda, which will be fitted as standard on the new cars and will provide a more natural driving.
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2017 Mazda 3 specs
Updated Mazda 3, as well as pre-reform model is equipped with three petrol engines SKYACTIV-G and a pair of diesel SKYACTIV-D, the gearbox to choose 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic transmission, front-wheel drive. But for the diesel engine SKYACTIV-D 2.2 is available all-wheel drive i-Activ AWD.
The petrol versions of the Mazda 3:
1.5-liter SKYACTIV-G (100 hp).
The 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G (120 hp).
The 2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G (165 hp).
The diesel versions of the Mazda 3:
1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D (105 hp).
2.2-liter SKYACTIV-D (150 hp).
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