RICHMOND HILL: The launch of the fourth-generation Mazda3 stirred emotions with its bold yet sophisticated styling.
Renowned as the World Car Design of the Year, fans were captivated by its mature interpretation of Kodo design, but some asked for more power and Mazda listened.
Mazda Canada Inc. (MCI) has announced the addition of the turbocharged Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine to the 2021 Mazda3 powertrain offering.
Connected and engaging driving dynamics mean road trips are no longer just for special occasions. Each experience in the 2021 Mazda3 Turbo feels more pronounced and spirited.
The Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine will deliver an impressive 250 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque with premium (93 octane) fuel or a solid 227 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque with regular (87 octane) fuel.
This engine is specifically calibrated to the Mazda3 so as to deliver the unique driving dynamics expected by our most passionate drivers. The high torque characteristic of the Skyactiv-G 2.5T paired with the predictive i-Activ AWD creates harmony with the driver’s intentions — delivering greater responsiveness and confidence.
The Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine is available on the Mazda3 and Mazda3 Sport GT and comes standard with Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM, Bose® 12-speaker premium audio, 8.8-inch large center display with Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio, two front USB inputs, and Mazda Keyless Entry.
Complementing the feel of refined performance, heated leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters, leather-wrapped shift knob, leather seat upholstery, heated front seats, and aluminum speaker grilles are also standard on the GT Turbo.
Other premium interior features include a power moonroof, dual-zone climate control, 10- way power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory function, exterior mirrors linked with memory seat function, navigation, and SiriusXM Traffic Plus and Travel Link® services with a complimentary 5-year trial subscription.
To encourage peace of mind, the Mazda3 GT Turbo includes standard i-Activsense safety technologies such as Mazda Radar Cruise Control with stop and go function, Smart Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with LaneKeep Assist, Driver Attention Alert, Adaptive Front-lighting System, and High Beam Control.
Exclusive to the turbo offering is larger tailpipes, 18-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels, gloss black heated door mirrors, and a “TURBO” badge on the trunk and engine cover. The Mazda3 GT Turbo sedan also features a gloss black front grille and sleek lower front bumper decoration.
Further supporting driving confidence, the available top-tier Premium Package for 2021
Mazda3 GT Turbo introduces all-new i-Activsense safety technologies. Traffic Jam Assist (TJA) enhances Mazda Radar Cruise Control (MRCC) by providing steering inputs at speeds under 65 km/h (40 mph).
Smart Brake Support Rear (SBS-R) with Smart Brake Support Rear Crossing (SBS-RC) will automatically apply the brakes when the vehicle is in reverse if an obstacle or a crossing vehicle is detected.
The 360° View Monitor with front and rear parking sensors is now available on the Mazda3
with high-definition digital clarity. These advancements in safety technology build upon other features such as Mazda’s Active Driving Display head-up unit and Adaptive Front-lighting System.
The Premium Package also includes driver’s side auto-dimming exterior mirror, exterior mirrors with reverse tilt-down function, front wiper de-icer, and frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink wireless control system.
In addition, the recently announced Mazda3 100th Anniversary Edition will also be powered exclusively by the Skyactiv-G 2.5T engine, combining the unique heritage-inspired look of Snowflake White Pearl exterior and Garnet Red interior with the refined performance the Mazda3 Turbo will provide.
The 100th Anniversary Edition models will include all equipment from the GT with Premium Package and take it one step further to create a unique and limited offering for fans of the brand.
The 2021 Mazda3 GT Turbo is expected to arrive in dealerships by the end of this year .- CNW