Mazda unveiled the fully redesigned 2019 Mazda3 at the LA Auto Show on Nov. 28., which features new engine technology and updates to its interior and safety systems.
The Mazda3 engine lineup now includes new Skyactiv-X engine technology, which is a combustion engine that combines the advantages of gasoline and diesel engines, according to the automaker. It allows the user to choose gear settings that accentuate performance without sacrificing emissions or fuel economy.The engine is assisted by Mazda’s new M Hybrid system, which supports greater gains in fuel economy.
Other available engines include the three Skyactiv-G engines, in 1.5L, 2.0L, and 2.5L variations, and the Skyactiv-D 1.8 diesel, which allows the engine to utilize high-pressure, precisely controlled multi-stage injection, according to the automaker.
The new Mazda3 will be available as a hatchback or sedan. Also available on the new Mazda is a G-Vectoring system that uses engine torque to shift weight for better handling.
Mazda also announced ergonomic improvements for the Mazda3 through its Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture, which has designed the seats to better support the spine, pelvis, thighs, and rib cage.
The 2019 Mazda3 will include a suite of safety features via the automaker’s i-Activsense technology. This includes a new driver monitoring system that has the capability to observe driver fatigue or attentiveness, and sound alerts when appropriate. Other active safety features include front cross traffic alert and cruising and traffic support, which also aims to reduce driver fatigue in high-traffic areas.
Passive safety features include an improved vehicle frame to withstand impacts and knee airbags.
It will also be available with a six-speed transmission, automatic or manual and its infotainment system will feature an 8.8-inch widescreen display, according to the automaker.