The March 2012 Mazda made its U.S. debut in 2011 New York International Auto Show. Face lifted with even more refined exterior and interior, the 2012 Mazda 3 is also the first North American application of innovative Mazda SKYACTIV fuel savings and results-oriented technologies, achieving 40 mpg on the highway.
The model Mazda 3 Mazda vehicle is selling worldwide and accounts for nearly half of all Mazda sales in the United States, making the vehicle an ideal candidate for introducing SKYACTIV to consumers looking dynamic performance, along with high fuel efficiency.
The fuel economy of Mazda March 2012 equipped with SKYACTIV is a direct result of combining the best features of technology in today’s transmissions. For SKYACTIV-Drive, the main advantages of a conventional automatic transmission, the continuously variable transmission (CVT) and dual clutch transmission (DCT) were integrated. In addition, a torque converter with lock-up clutch was developed to ensure minimal decrease in fuel consumption and increased direct transmission feel.
The body of the March 2012 Mazda has also been strengthened for better rigidity, improved in the current model and stellar agility and handling stability. This is achieved partly by increasing the number of spot welds to attach the suspension beams (to which the front and rear suspensions are mounted) to the areas of the body assembly. The use of stronger materials for reinforcements have allowed more effectively disperse input of the suspension cross member is mounted on the body, thereby greatly enhancing the overall stiffness of the body. Moreover, the two reinforcing bars located in the center floor panel current Mazda 3 is replaced by a new and unique reinforcement is much stronger and more rigid. The use of this sheet of reinforcing material suppresses the deformation of the body fore and aft.
The new exterior is completed with all new-16 – and the designs of 17-inch aluminum wheels. The 16-inch wheel (all models SKYACTIV) now has 10 spokes twisted surface, increased seven-spoke design of the current model, and the wheel of 17 inches (models s 2.5 liters) characterized by enlarged openings between each spoke, creating a look that adds to a lighter feel even more dynamic. Designs for steel wheels 16-inch aluminum wheels of 18 inches are not changed.
The interior design is no less re-imagined the exterior of the vehicle, and was developed with the ultimate goals of a more attractive cabin and higher quality feel. Beginning with the instrument panel – the largest landscape within the cabin – the black is now used around the center stack and change the door to provide an even more audacious. In addition, silver, satin-polished details were added to areas frequently operated by consumers, such as the outer rings of the three line switches climate control and audio control panel and grids vent in the center panel. In addition to creating a greater sense of refinement, the color scheme of black silver accentuates the location of these common controls and switches, which increases readability and decreases the amount of time drivers take their eyes off the road, thereby reducing operating errors.
Mazda 3 2012 Review