The all-new 2014 Mazda3 was recently unveiled at an event in Manhattan. The automaker announced that the car will be available for purchase this fall and that it features SKYACTIV technologies, fuel efficiency, as well as performance-enabled components and manufacturing philosophies.
"With more than 3.5 million vehicles sold globally, the Mazda3 is the brand's best-selling and most recognizable name plate, and its redesign for 2014 shows just how much attention to detail and care we put into this important vehicle," said Jim O'Sullivan, president and CEO. "Skyactiv Technology and KODO have performed as advertised and received critical acclaim, with even more technologies and materials to be introduced with the 2014 Mazda3. On the heels of the launch of the 2013 CX-5 crossover SUV last fall and the 2014 Mazda6 early this year, this is an exciting time for Mazda, and we're only getting started."
The third-generation Mazda3 is the first of the brand to feature Active Driving Display, which allows a driver to see a display on their windshield with important information like, vehicle speed and navigation directions.
Mazda6 receives kudos
The 2014 Mazda6 was recently put at the top of Esquire Magazine's list of The 3 Best Cars for Less Than $30,000.
"There are now thousands of people out there driving competent, boring cars not because they want to but because they don't know any better," said Esquire Magazine's Sam Smith in the article.
The Mazda6 has a Skyactiv-G 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, which gets 184-horsepower. The car is such a good deal, according to the experts at Esquire, because this engine works with the transmission, body and chassis to achieve a better performance and fuel efficiency. Not only is it less than $30,000 but it will also save you money at the pump, making it an even better bang for its buck, as it has a class-leading 38 mpg, not to mention a stylish interior and exterior design.
This wasn't the only pat on the back for the Mazda6, either. The car was also named the Best New Vehicle at the Atlanta International Auto Show by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association. The judges accredited their choice to the vehicle's reliability, fuel efficiency and pricing.