2014 Mazda Axela Sedan Sky-Active Technology 2014
Vehicle Type:Sedans and Coupes
- ABS Brakes
- Air Condition
- AM/FM/CD Stereo
- Audio Steering Controls
- Dual Air Bags
- Fabric Interior
- Head Curtain Air Bags
- HID Lighting system
- Keyless Entry
- Keyless Start
- Performance Package
- Power Door Locks
- Power Mirrors
- Power Steering
- Power Windows
- Push To Start
The third generation 2014 Mazda 3 was revealed in Australia on 26 June 2013. It now sits atop the new Skyactiv chassis, no longer sharing the Ford C1 platform. It is the third vehicle to sport the Mazda's 'KODO: Soul of Motion' design language, after the CX-5 and the Mazda 6.
It has a drag coefficient (Cd) of 0.26 for the sedan/saloon, slightly higher for the hatchback. Combined with the SkyActiv technology, this produces a rating from the U.S. EPA of 30 mpg‑US (36 mpg‑imp; 7.8 L/100 km) city and 41 mpg‑US (49 mpg‑imp; 5.7 L/100 km) highway for the 2 liter sedan, and one less mpg highway for the 5-door hatchback.
Two SkyActiv engines are offered in North American markets, the 2.0l (with 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque) and the 2.5l (with 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque). The 2014 Mazda3 equipped with a 2.5 litre engine and 6-speed automatic transmission accelerates to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds and finishes the quarter mile in 15.2 seconds at 95 mph.
The 2.0 litre engine reaches 60 mph in 7.8 seconds and finishes the quarter-mile in 16.1 seconds. Initially the 6-speed manual gearbox was only for the 2.0 litre cars, and automatic transmission was standard on the 2.5, or available for the 2.0. In its first-drive review of the 2014 Mazda 3, the auto enthusiast weblog Jalopnik stated that "once the 2.5 comes with a manual transmission, there is really no reason to buy anything else in this class."
For 2015 model year, the 2.5 litre cars are also offered with manual gearbox. Model grades for the US market are SV (2.0 Sedan only), Sport (2.0 Sedan & Hatchback), Touring, and Grand Touring (available in all body styles with either engine). The 2014 model ranked number one among Affordable Small Cars in U.S. News & World Report's rankings. In the 2014 Canadian Car of the Year rankings Mazda 3 was chosen as the Best New Small Car. Canadian magazine The Car Guide chose Mazda 3 as the Best Compact Car in its Best Buys car rankings for 2015 and 2016.
In Europe, three Skyactiv-G (petrol) engines are offered, one 1.5l and two 2.0l (at two different power ratings); and a 2.2l Skyactiv-D (Diesel) engine is available. Availability of hatchback and sedan/saloon body styles and their combinations with engines varies amongst European markets. In 2014, the Mazda3 made it to the finals of the European Car of the Year competition. For the UK market, the Mazda3 Sedan is marketed as a fastback.
Thailand models of Mazda 3 went on sale in 18 March 2014.
It should be noted that in the UK, Mazda have registered the BM model as a "BL" model, and this can be seen on the V5c DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency) Registration Document (Section 4., D.2 Vehicle Type). The type approval is shown to e11*2001/116*0262*11. (Section 4, K Type Approval number)
It is a concept version of Mazda3 with engine powered by compressed natural gas.
The vehicle, was unveiled in 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.