Launched at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the new generation Mazda3 is a car that has gained a lot of attention from the public.
No matter how, because the 2019 Mazda3 has things to be a hot name in the segment.It is a sleek, attractive design inspired by the KODO language and especially the technology that starts the test. SCCI ignition control. The technology is claimed to be 20-30% more efficient than regular gasoline engines. Like the previous generation, the new generation Mazda3 also includes two sedan and hatchback versions.
If the Mazda3 hatchback is a production version of the Kai Concept concept car, the Mazda3 sedan is adapted from the Vision Coupe concept. These are two concept models that are highly appreciated in terms of design. Compared to the sedan variant, the Mazda3 hatchback is closer to its prototype. But after all, the two versions of the new generation Mazda3 exude an elegant and dynamic beauty in the C-segment segment.
Compared to the previous generation, the new Mazda3 also shows the difference in the wider grille while the headlights are somewhat thinner. These adjustments contribute to create a more impressive face for the car. Both versions show similarities in the front half of the body, from the front of the car to the B column.
Like on the outside, the cabin of the two Mazda3 2019 models is based on a minimalist but extremely modern and equally attractive exterior. In particular, the dashboard is smooth almost completely. On top of that, Mazda has arranged an 8.8-inch screen with infotainment system. The minimalist trend continues to be reflected on the center console with a small number of buttons. Meanwhile, the area around the gear lever is quite sophisticated design and forms a very noticeable point inside the car. In addition, also the high quality materials used. Overall, this car feels more like a luxury product than an ordinary car.
Edmunds – the US auto review site also offers winged words to the interior of the 2019 Mazda3. The accent, the materials used as well as the finishing quality really raise the level of the car. Meanwhile, the touch screen and the keys proved friendly, easy to use. In addition, driving posture is another plus point that Edmunds mentioned. And the sound quality was excellent when Edmunds had to say it was excellent.
The biggest minus point of the interior is probably limited visibility in the back as well as the space for the rear passengers – this page said. In addition, the luggage compartment is not spacious, even criticized as inferior to many other models in the same segment.
2019 Mazda3 has many engine options. Firstly, it comes to the SkyActiv-X engine that integrates SCCI technology and the 24V mild-hybrid system. According to the latest announcement of Mazda, this machine has a capacity of 2.0 liters to produce 178 horsepower and maximum torque. SkyActiv-x fuel consumption is about 5.4 liters / 100m. In addition, the petrol engine option also includes 3 SkyActiv-G engines with a capacity of 1.5; 2.0 and 2.5 liters. Finally, a 1.8 liter SkyActiv-D diesel engine. Comes with two gearbox options: 6-speed SkyActiv-MT and 6-speed automatic SkyActiv-Drive.
According to Autocar magazine, SkyActiv-X engine runs smoother and quieter than conventional oil engine. When started, the engine emits a sound similar to a gasoline engine. Press the gas to 1500 rpm, the engine sounds like a diesel engine. But when the rev range exceeds 4500 rpm, it gives the sound of a gasoline engine. Although the torque is quite low in the relatively high rpm range, in general, the performance as well as the fuel consumption and emissions of this engine are not disputed – Autocar said.
And according to Edmunds, the ability to handle the sharpness of this product is one of the characteristics. In previous generations, this feature contributed to the name of the Mazda3 and it continues to be expressed in the latest generation. The 2.5 liter engine block will provide Mazda3 with abundant energy. If the 4-wheel drive option is added, the vehicle’s grip will be improved on slippery surfaces. Overall, the 2019 Mazda3 is rated by Edmunds as having a good driving experience, quite interesting.
In addition, this page also scores quite high for the car in the comfort of comfort. Despite being a model with many sporty features, the new generation Mazda3 must not sacrifice this. Edmunds said the car ran smoothly, had little vibration and was generally quiet. Like when traveling at high speeds, the cabin is quite okay and can be uncomfortable. Also according to Edmunds, a rather unfortunate point is that the climate control system is disappointing to have to set at a relatively low temperature to feel cool.
In terms of technology, Mazda3 2019 is integrated with advanced safety equipment package. However, it is not standard equipment on the base model. The navigation system has received very positive feedback from Edmunds. In contrast, the voice control system is not very sensitive and the user must pronounce correctly in order for the command to be received.
In general, according to experts, the new generation Mazda3 is a product with many attractive points. It is impressive interior and exterior design; driving sensation stimulated; Quiet operation, little shake and relatively quiet and quite user friendly. Moreover, the car also possesses excellent sound system and safety technology package is quite comprehensive. Of course, nothing is perfect and the Mazda3 also has certain limitations. Most noticeable is the rather tight space in the back compartment and luggage compartment. In addition, it is not clear whether the SkyActiv-X hot item will be a global option or just for some markets.
Not long ago, Mazda’s compact cars officially arrived in Southeast Asia. Here, the Mazda3 2019 has two petrol engine options of 1.5 and 2.0 liters. The starting price of the car in Malaysia is more than 780 million.