The all-new Mazda3 with improved performance was unveiled on August 9 in Cambodia.
It is the first seventh-generation production model to adopt the further-evolved “Kodo” design and new-generation of Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture paired with exciting driving dynamics.
The new Mazda3 sedan and hatchback models have a simpler and more beautiful design that helps drivers experience a perfect fit and connectedness while driving.
The cockpit features a symmetrical layout and horizontal orientation that did away all unnecessary elements. The centre console has been redesigned with the shift knob, new commander control and armrest moved forward, while the cup holders are repositioned to the front.
Mazda’s Human-Machine Interface is entirely human-centric in its design, keeping you informed while leaving you free to concentrate on driving. Constantly changing high-priority driving information is delivered real time in the Active Driving Display just below your line of sight in the meter cluster LCD.
Mazda has dramatically enhanced the Mazda3’s fundamental driving attributes such that accelerating, turning and braking. The new Skyactiv Vehicle Architecture realises a perfect fit with human sensibilities in terms of ride comfort, handling stability and vehicle motion, enabling drivers to make the most of their natural senses.
Additionally, the Skyactiv Vehicle Dynamics evolved G-Vectoring Control Plus (GVC Plus) which is equipped onto the Mazda3 improves handling in emergency collision avoidance manoeuvres, while offering a reassuring feeling of control when changing lanes on the highway and slippery road surfaces.
As the vehicle enters a bend, the GVC Plus momentarily lowers engine torque to transfer weight to the front wheels and enhance grip. Then, as you go through the curve, engine torque is restored to shift weight rearwards for greater stability. Finally, as you exit the bend, brake force is slightly applied to the outer wheels to help recover straight-line running.
Another key element of driving pleasure is achieved by Mazda Harmonic Acoustics. It creates a quiet cabin which insulates you from unwanted outside noise. Particular placement of the standard 8-speaker sound system gives deep satisfying bass and clear, well-localised mid and high frequencies.
Standard safety features in the Mazda3 include seven airbags, anti-lock braking system, dynamic stability control, traction control system, emergency stop signal and hill launch assist.
The “High Plus” variants come equipped with Mazda’s flagship i-Activsense advanced safety features which include driver attention alert, adaptive front lighting system, high beam control, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear smart brake support and Mazda Radar Cruise Control.