Thursday, February 17, 2011

2012 Mazda3



Mazda is slightly revising the Mazda3 for the 2012 model year.
But the big news are under the hood.
Where we will see, for the 1st time, what their new Skyactive technology is all about.
No word yet about how big or how powerful the new engine is.
We'll know more in a few days.

But I was never a big fan of the 2.5 Liter in the current model.
Although I love everything else about the car.
So a smoohter engine with better MPG can only be good news.

Here is the current model.
As you can see, they didn't go crazy with the changes....

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can't wait. I love Mazda but I won't buy the current clown car look. I gag a little every time I see it on the road. Hopefully they wont treat the new 3i-Sky as a complete econobox and lose the sporty character.

Actually, I wish they'd downsize the very large (in the US) 6, and add a wagon.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait. I love Mazda but I won't buy the current clown car look. I gag a little every time I see it on the road. Hopefully they wont treat the new 3i-Sky as a complete econobox and lose the sporty character.

Actually, I wish they'd downsize the very large (in the US) 6, and add a wagon.

Anonymous said...

The new engine Sky-G will be 2.0L and 2.5L...basically the same engine in the new 2012 Ford Focus.

Anonymous said...

I like everything about Mazda's except for their stupid happy face front styling, which is a dealbreaker for me.

Anonymous said...

I like everything about Mazda's except their stupid happy face styling.
Their engineering is excellent.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Feb17,10:21AM said(twice)... ...Actually, I wish they'd downsize the very large (in the US) 6, and add a wagon.

I wish they'd brought the right-sized euro/ROTW 5-door to the US as an MX6!!!
...it's not too late Mazda!

re: the '3' and all Mazdas;
until they get a grin-ectomy I can't even consider them!

former-Mazda-fan

Anonymous said...

Why don't they fix the front end? It would be so damn easy. Stubborn=dumb

www.AllClassics.com said...

Not exactly a piece of rolling sculpture with that clown face front fascia. People who own them say they run and drive well. I think some better styling could make Mazda bigger players in the market. Isuzu cars are good too but lack style so where are they going? Lesson leaned.

Anonymous said...

I love all the people bashing the styling of the Mazda3.

Here is a newsflash for you:

1. The Mazda3 is currently THE BEST SELLING VEHICLE in all of Canada. Period. No other vehicle is selling better, none.

2. The Mazda3 is the third best selling C-Segment vehicle in America, behind the Civic and Corolla. That is damn impressive.



It doesn't look like they need to change a thing with the styling, because they are selling the hell out of these things! These changes, with the new Sky engines are going to make this vehicle a killer.

Nothing beats the dynamics of a Mazda for the price. They are some of the most fun to drive and best engineered vehicles in their price range.

Anonymous said...

I drove a rental with the base engine and found it very satisfying. I agree that the front end needs better styling, if they wish to sell even more of them.