The Los Angeles Auto Show hosted a new generation Mazda3 premiere. This is the world's first production model equipped with a SkyActiv-X gasoline engine combustion mixture, compressing it as a diesel fuel.
The "Troika" is based on Skyactiv Body's energy architecture with clutches that increase tensile strength and creates deformable areas that absorb energy in shock and eliminate vibration. The front suspension is made up of McFersony, but the rear is made up of a zero torso bar.
To reduce acoustic and vibration loads, vertical wheel driving is optimized, and an additional noise damping layer is provided in the floor insulation. The floor construction uses a "double wall" technology, in which there is a free space between the sheet metal and the inner liner with the fiber material.
The new Mazda3 engines are the current Skyactiv-G family petrol engines with 1.5 liter, 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter engines, as well as a 1.8-liter Skyactiv-D diesel engine. But the real technology star is the ultra-economical 2.0-liter Skyactiv-X with mechanical compressors and SPCCI (spark-ignition controlled compression ignition) technology.
Exact engine parameters are not yet reported. The gearboxes are six-speed mechanics and automatic gearboxes with the same gear ratios.
The new Mazda3 will be available for i-Activ AWD, which is only available in Japan. The transmission works in conjunction with the G-Vectoring Control Plus system, which changes the torque input depending on the steering wheel's angles, speed and vehicle acceleration, and controls the vertical loads of the wheels.
The new trio has an eight speaker system, which can be changed for an additional fee with a central loudspeaker Bose, two rear satellites and a low-frequency loudspeaker. The I-Activsense auxiliary engine features an infrared camera designed for driver status and fatigue, traction tracking function and cruise control for cruise control and traffic (CTS).
The new Mazda3 starts at the beginning of next year.