|Mazda’s Tokyo Motor Show exhibits showcase the marque’s four pillars and sentiments to the world: SKYACTIV Technology, KODO design, the Proactive Safety philosophy and Mazda Connect. The star variant for Mazda’s home Motor show is none other than the new Mazda3, along with the existing variants.|
Mazda is presenting the new Mazda3 hybrid vehicle, which marks the first time a variant launched in the Japanese market is offered in all engine options; gasoline, diesel, and hybrid.
Mazda3, first variant to be offered in all engine options, and now the SKYACTIV-CNG
In addition, the new Mazda3 is available in the SKYACTIV-CNG Concept version at the Tokyo Motor show. The Mazda3 CNG uses compressed natural gas (CNG) as its fuel and represents the brand’s “multi-solution” approach to energy diversity, based on the SKYACTIV Technology.
SKYACTIV Technology, previously instilled in the Mazda CX-5 and Mazda6, is the marque’s new-generation technologies dedicated to increasing driving pleasure while raising the bar for environmental and safety performance, improves all aspects of the automobile’s core technologies including engine, transmission, body and chassis.
New Mazda3: third variant to cultivate KODO – Soul of Motion
Another factor in CX-5’s popularity is the much talked about KODO — Soul of Motion design. KODO design exudes power, beauty and elegance all wrapped up in one. After the CX-5, the flagship Mazda6 (Atenza) introduced in 2012 is the second variant to get the KODO design. The KODO design proved its worth as the Atenza was chosen as one of the three cars with the most attractive design at the 2013 World Car Design of the Year.
Speaking of the Mazda6, the flagship Mazda is the first variant to house the brand’s Proactive Safety suite, thanks to the i-ACTIVSENSE, i-ELOOP and i-STOP. The Mazda Proactive safety provides the driver with the information required for safe driving, and to use technology to reduce the risk of accidents. Based on this philosophy, Mazda provide the peace of mind that comes from a safe driving environment by combining the advanced safety technologies of i-ACTIVSENSE and its sensing devices such as milliwave radars and cameras, with the next-generation Human-Machine Interface (HMI) that places utmost priority on driving safety. Specially for the show, the Mazda Atenza ASV-5 (Advanced Safety Vehicle) is on hand to greet visitors.
Lastly, Mazda evokes the Mazda Connect in the new Mazda3; the first variant to get the new-generation car connectivity system. Mazda Connect enables a form of driving pleasure through synergy between the car and driver. The Mazda Connect is accessible at Mazda’s Smart Mobility City.
Bermaz Motor, domestic distributors of Mazda, has revealed that the all-new Mazda3 is slated for premiere in the country at the end of the first quarter 2014.