Mazda is giving us a sneak peak at the 2012 Mazda3 at the Canadian International Auto show and besides getting a new look the 2012 Mazda3 is getting Mazda’s new SKYACTIV-G petrol engine and the SKYACTIV -Drive auto transmission.
This will be the first time the SKYACTIV technology has been used in a production vehicle. Mazda has developed the SKYACTIV technology to help it achieve its goal of improving fuel efficiency by 30 per cent by 2015.
In future Mazda models we’re going to see electrical devices such as idle-stop, regenerative braking and hybrid systems introduced to further improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.
In addition to the new SKYACTIV engine and transmission offerings, the 2012 Mazda3 will receive new front and rear bumpers with a redesigned front grill, fog bezels and front headlamps. New 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels complete the 2012 exterior updates.