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 |  Feb 18 2011, 6:49 PM

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Debuting at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, the 2012 Mazda3 is more than just a facelifted model, showcasing the automaker’s new SkyActiv engine and transmission.

Full details have yet to be announced, but Mazda has confirmed the engine is a direct-injection 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that will deliver a 15 percent improvement in fuel economy. A new SkyActiv transmission (it’s still unclear if it’s a 6-speed or perhaps even a dual-clutch unit) will offer fuel economy gains ranging from four to seven percent.

Set to hit dealers this Fall, Mazda will then bring to market a SkyActiv-D diesel engine for North America in 2012.

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