Mazda3 (Mazda)

Sep 05, 2023

On August 25, at the Chengdu Motor Show 2023 (CDMS 2023), Changan Mazda unveiled such models as the new CX-50 compact SUV, the 2023 next-generation Mazda3 Axela mid-to-large-size global model (the 2023 Axela), and the CX-30 and CX-5 compact crossover SUVs.
The new CX-50 is equipped with a Skyactiv engine and transmission, which have been equipped in over 8 million vehicles worldwide. The vehicle is also equipped with a new “intelligent variable cylinder management technology”, enabling it to meet the China-6b emission standards without needing an additional “particle catcher”.
Officially launched in July, the 2023 Axela is available in nine variants with 1.5L and 2.0L engines. Prices range from CNY 89,900 to CNY 189,900.
Adopting the next-generation “Kodo 2.0” design language, the 2023 Axela has a minimalistic and elegant styling based on oriental aesthetic concepts. The vehicle measures 4,662mm long, 1,797mm wide, and 1,445mm high, with a wheelbase of 2,726mm.
The 2023 Axela is equipped with an upgraded Skyactiv-G high-compression-ratio gasoline direct-injection engine and a 6-speed transmission. For the 1.5L variants, the maximum power, the peak torque, and the combined fuel consumption are 86kW, 148Nm, and 5.8L/100km or 5.6L/100km, respectively. For the 2.0L variants, six have a maximum power of 116kW, a peak torque of 202Nm, and a combined fuel consumption of 5.6L/100km, and one has a maximum power of 132kW, a peak torque of 230Nm, and a combined fuel consumption of 5.2L/100km. All the variants have an FWD layout.
The 2023 Axela comes standard with such features as an 8.8-inch center console intelligent display screen, a 7-inch TFT full-color digital instrument panel, and the new Mazda i-DM driver evaluation system. Some variants are available with such features as the Mazda i-Activsense intelligent safety assistance system and 360-degree panoramic images.
From 2024, Changan Mazda will introduce one to two new in-house developed and produced electrified products per year to meet Chinese users’ needs.
From Changan Mazda press releases 1/2 and information on the Changan Mazda website

Aug 03, 2023

On August 2, Mazda announced that it has started sales of its 2024 Mazda3 in the UK. The 2024 Mazda3 lineup has a total of 18 models, with 15 hatchbacks and 3 saloons. The 2024 Mazda3 features Prime-Line, Centre-Line, Homura, Exclusive-Line, and Takumi grades across its 18-model lineup.
The 2024 Mazda3 lineup features 186ps e-Skyactiv-X or 122ps e-Skyactiv-G gasoline engines across its models. Its e-Skyactiv X engine features Mazda’s unique SPCCI Spark Controlled Compression Ignition technology, which produces 186ps at 6,000rpm and torque of 240Nm at 4,000rpm, whereas its 2.0-liter e-Skyactiv G engine delivers 122ps and 213Nm of torque. Both engines can be matched to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The 2024 Mazda3 Saloon is 200mm longer than its hatchback models and comes in Exclusive-Line and Takumi grades with the 186ps e-Skyactiv X engine. The Takumi grade of the Saloon variant can be matched with an automatic gearbox.

Based on Mazda press release

Oct 19, 2022

On October 17, 2022, Mazda Sale Thailand launched 4 special models under the name of Carbon Edition with the concept of Unique You. Through 4 Mazda models which are Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda CX-3, and Mazda CX-30. THB 10,000 is added to the normal versions. The exterior color of all special models is furnished with poly metal gray color. All interior of these special models is decorated with black leather and red threads and is equipped with Burgundy red leather seats.
The Carbon Edition is available in 4 models with 6 variants as following:

  • The Mazda2 Carbon Edition, 4-door sedan comes with wireless Apple CarPlay and wireless charger.
  • The Mazda2 Carbon Edition Sports, 5-door hatchback is equipped with an electric adjustable driver's seat with position recording system and sports paddle shift.
  • The Mazda3 Carbon Edition, 4-door sedan is equipped with black alloy wheels and a 360-degree image display system.
    The Mazda3 Carbon Edition Sports, 5-door fastback comes with electric sunroof.
  • The Mazda CX-3 Carbon Edition with 2.0-litre SKYACTIV gasoline engine comes with electric sunroof, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless charger for smartphone, and electric seats with position recording system.
  • The Mazda CX-30 Carbon Edition features with 18-inch black alloy wheels Bose surround sound system with 12 speakers.

(From Mazda Thailand press release on October 17, 2022)

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