2020 Mazda 3 Redesign: New Engine and Mild Hybrid Systems
The 2020 Mazda 3 debuts on the market with a range of three engines: the 116-hp SkyActiv-D 1.8 diesel, the 122-hp SkyActiv-G 2.0 petrol and the 181-hp SkyActiv-X 2.0 petrol.
On the occasion of the European launch of the 2020 Mazda 3, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal, the Japanese manufacturer unveiled the technical characteristics of the car for Europe.In particular, the engines with which the new Mazda3 will be proposed in the Old Continent have been made known. The Mazda 3 2020 will offer a range of three engines: two petrol and one diesel.
2020 Mazda 3 Specs – new 116 HP SkyActiv-D 1.8 turbodiesel engine
Let’s start with the diesel engine. The new engine, which replaces the 1.5 and 2.2 liter diesel units of the previous generation, is the 1.8-liter SkyActiv-D turbodiesel that develops 116 hp at 4,000 rpm and 270 Nm of torque available between 1,600 and 2,600 rpm per minute. This diesel engine is appreciated for economy and efficiency: the combined cycle fuel consumption (WLTP) declared is 4.7 l / 100 km, with CO2 emissions of 130 g / km.
The engine is equipped with the NOx Storage Catalyst (NSC) system which, according to Mazda, is able to drastically reduce NOx emissions thanks to the conversion process of nitrous oxide into harmless nitrogen. The 1.8-liter SkyActiv-D engine also benefits from a multi-stage rapid combustion technology that reduces the combustion phase and minimizes noise.
urning to the petrol offer, the new Mazda 3 offers the new aspirated SkyActiv-G 2.0 engine that develops 122 hp at 6,000 rpm and 213 Nm of maximum torque available at 4,000 rpm. Thanks to the new Mazda 24V mild-hybrid system, equipped with a 600 kJ lithium-ion battery and DC-DC converter, in addition to the cylinder deactivation technology, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine offers greater savings in fuel and reduces polluting emissions. The average declared consumption (WLTP) is 6 l / 100 km, with emissions of 136 g / km of CO2.
The other petrol proposal is represented by the most anticipated engine, or the SkyActiv-X with compression-ignition combustion technology that debuts right on the Mazda 3. The Japanese manufacturer has not yet unveiled its features, but from a table of the Slovak branch of Mazda we know that it will offer 181 hp and 222 Nm of torque. It too will have a mild-hybrid system. The new engine, expected during the year, promises to offer great reactivity and levels of consumption comparable to those of a diesel.
All three engines of the new 2020 Mazda 3 are combined as standard with the 6-speed manual transmission, with the 6-speed automatic available on request. The i-Activ AWD all-wheel drive system is only available with the hatchback variant powered by the SkyActiv-X. All versions of the new Mazda3 have the G-Vectroing Control Plus (GVC Plus) system that increases handling and traction.