There is on the editors yet fought to the key of the 2018 Mazda 3, the fact is that we all like in the Japanese 3-series drive. In short, nothing to complain about this car. However, Mazda the model again and him on a number of points improved. The aim is, of course, we like to hit the road!
You might think that the Netherlands is the best-selling model of 2018 Mazda 3 in, but nothing could be further from the truth. That is the CX-5, followed closely by the CX-3. Those two SUVs are so very welcome for the Dutch importer, because in the C-segment wants, it’s still not as rafts and that has nothing to do with the offer. The current Mazda 3 came on the market in 2013 and we know him from day one as a very fine car. He is beautiful, send fine and has good engines. Mazda keeps so far stuck to big four cylinders, where the competition (now also the Japanese) are looking for salvation in his small turbo engines, often three cylinders. Of course, for the sake of beautiful emissions figures.
What’s new to the 3? On the outside are that the bumpers, the grille, the housing of the fog lights and the mirrors, which are also larger Flashers. In the Interior we see more beautiful materials, another send with redesigned buttons and an electronic handbrake. This created something more space on the center tunnel, where now a storage compartment with two cup holders that can be concluded with a sliding lid. In addition, Mazda the security level further increased by the application of a new type front camera which also pedestrians can detect. Smart Brake Support works up to speeds of 160 km/h. Pity is that this system is only available at the highest trim level.
REAL DRIVERS CAR
Not only visually and in terms of equipment there are also innovations, subcutaneous there is finely honed, as far as that was possible. The front and rear suspension have been adapted to vibrations better. In addition, the Mazda’s famous G-Vectoring Control found its way to the 3. Now does that sound more exciting than it is. You should not think of an electronic differential lock that you can sharpen your lap times on the Nordschleife once again. No, this system takes in submitting for a fraction of a second the engine torque away, leaving the car weight is a little more to
the front moved. Only when you’re driving in a 2018 Mazda 3 in which the system can be turned on and off can be, you notice the difference. Thanks to G-Vectoring send you calmer, the carriage moves less and you do in curves less send corrections. It is therefore a comfort-enhancing supply.
After a day in the revamped Mazda 3 we can only say that the car still drives great. Around Barcelona are tasty enough to find ways where you not much traffic, but very many turns. There is this Mazda 3 completely in his element. The very precise control and the good grip make sure you with great pleasure is. It also carries the good seating position. The Chair can far down and the wheel far inside. The Jinba Ittai-philosophy (unity between rider and horse) of Mazda therefore seems not a slogan.
2018 Mazda 3 Engine Concept
On engine right there are no innovations, however, the Dutch importer decided to the 1.5-liter diesel engine no longer. Too bad, because it is a fine motor. We drive for the occasion the 2.0-liter gasoline engine with 120 HP that is linked to an automatic 6-speed gearbox. That is a conventional transmission with torque converter. Who has a normal and a sports mode. The latter turns out well to connect it to a sportier driving style because he always at just the right moments on and switch back. Also in the standard mode the machine does its job well. He switches easily by low speed (the motor running approximately 2,000 rpm at 100 km/h) and thus consumption. Will you firmly on the gas, then put the two liters of a hefty throat that’s irritating. At such times, you notice the difference with modern, small turbo engines, which deliver much more torque at low engine speeds than the two liters of Mazda; the ‘ old fashioned ‘ atmospheric engine harder to pull as much toil. Once on pace he is pretty quiet. You can of course also for those really fantastic switching choose handbak, which even better with the character of the 3. In terms of legroom in the back and luggage room put the 2018 Mazda 3 no new standards – an improvement point for the next generation.
Prices have remained the same and that’s good news. With the new addition rules in mind, we close the new 2018 Mazda 3 good opportunities for the coming year. The car deserves this in each case though.