Mazda’s US division announced that it will launch the 2020 model of the Mazda 3 in the US market this fall. The local base price has been announced at $ 21,500.
The Mazda 3 has been a global strategic vehicle with more than 6 million vehicles sold worldwide since its debut in 2003. It is now the fourth generation model and was premiered at the Los Angeles Motor Show 2018 in the fall of 2018. Two types of bodies, a five-door hatchback, and a four-door sedan continue to be available, and sales began in the US market in March 2019.
1.i-ACTIVSENSE is standard on all models
In the 2020 model, the latest i-ACTIVSENSE advanced driver assistance system (ADAS); was expanded to the base grade and standardized for all models. Latest i-ACTIVSENSE includes Driver Attention Alert, Smart Brake Support, Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Control, Mazda Radar Cruise Control with Stop & Go Function, etc. I have.
For the 2020 model, the latest “Mazda Connect” featuring an 8.8-inch infotainment screen monitor will be adopted. The latest Mazda Connect can also be operated with voice commands. Connectivity is pursued with infotainment technology for Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, 7-inch TFT meter cluster display, Bluetooth hands-free calling, audio pairing, HD radio, two USB ports, back camera, etc. Have been.
2. All models in North America have a 2.5-liter engine
In North American specifications, all models are equipped with the SKYACTIV-G, a 2.5-liter direct-injection inline 4-cylinder gasoline naturally aspirated engine. The maximum output is 186hp / 6000rpm and the maximum torque is 25.7kgm / 4000rpm. Adopting cylinder deactivation technology, pursued fuel efficiency performance. The transmission combines a 6-speed AT.
In the case of a sedan FF, the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) fuel economy is 26 miles / gallon (approximately 11.1 km / liter), 35 miles / gallon (approximately 14.9 km / liter) at high speed, and 30 miles / gallon (combined mode). 12.8 km / liter).
3.VGC Plus on all vehicles
In the 2020 model, all models have “G-Vectoring Control Plus” (“VGC Plus”). VGC Plus is the second technology of Mazda’s SKYACTIV-VEHICLE DYNAMICS, a new generation vehicle motion control technology. The first G-Vectoring Control (VGC) is a technology that changes the driving torque of the engine in response to the driver’s operation of the steering wheel to reduce the vehicle’s lateral and longitudinal acceleration (G). The integrated control and optimization of the ground contact load on the four wheels pursued smooth and efficient vehicle behavior.
The second VGC Plus pursues higher stabilization effects by adding a new vehicle attitude stabilization control (direct yaw moment control) using a brake. According to the driver’s turning operation of the steering wheel, while turning, the outer wheels are slightly braked and a restoring moment is applied to return the vehicle to a straight running state, thereby improving stability.
The connection between yaw, roll, and pitch rotational movements are consistent throughout the high turning G range, improving the ability of the vehicle to follow quick steering wheel operations and greatly improving the convergence of behavior. According to the report, it will enhance the danger avoidance ability in an emergency, change lanes during high-speed driving, and control easily even on slippery road surfaces such as snowy roads, resulting in more secure movement.