Industry leaks from a few weeks ago have shown that the Mazda 3 will soon be powered by a turbocharged petrol engine. This has seemingly been confirmed as Mazda USA has just released a teaser about its latest offering on its YouTube channel.
Power comes to those who wait. https://t.co/J3VmsghyfV
— Mazda USA (@MazdaUSA) June 25, 2020
The teaser video, doesn’t show much as it only contains engine sounds. Mazda USA, however, has replied to a lot of tweets with a caption that says “power comes to those who wait.” We do think that the engine that’s most likely to be fitted under the hood of the turbocharged Mazda 3 will be the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G turbo that’s also being used in the Mazda 6, CX-9, and CX-5 (in certain markets).
No power figures have been released as of this moment, though we suspect it should produce the same power figures as those three vehicles fitted with this engine. This means it should produce 250 hp under high-octane fuel and 227 hp using 87 octane fuel, while torque remains the same regardless of fuel type at 420 Nm. In order to manage all that power, we suspect that the turbocharged Mazda 3 will come as standard with AWD. This AWD system also made its debut in the current Mazda 3.
Despite its powerful engine, the turbocharged Mazda 3 will not see the revival of the Mazdaspeed or MPS moniker, as this is not in line with Mazda’s goal of transitioning towards a more premium and mature image.
In its current form, the Mazda 3 is powered by either a 1.5-liter inline-4 and 2.0-liter inline-4 Skyactiv-G petrol engine for the Philippine market. Other markets get the same 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated Skyactiv-G found in the Mazda 6 and CX-5 and a 1.8-liter Skyactiv-D diesel. There’s also the revolutionary Skyactiv-X spark controlled compression ignition petrol engine that combines the benefits of a petrol and diesel engine into one powertrain. Transmission options are a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic.
We have to wait until July 8, 2020, in order to know more details about the new turbocharged Mazda 3. Do you wish Mazda Philippines will sell this in the Philippines?