4. Skyactiv Propulsion
As expected for a world vehicle, the 2014 Mazda3 will feature a wide range of different engine options. In North America two gasoline powerplants will be offered. A 2.0-liter SkyActiv-G is expected to serve as the base engine. With a unique 4-2-1 exhaust system it delivers 155 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque. For more Zoom-Zoom a larger 2.5-liter four-cylinder will also be offered. Output is a more tempting 184 horsepower with 185 lb-ft of torque.
Global customers have far greater choice. Gasoline engines ranging from 1.5- to 2.5-liters will be made available in certain markets depending on local demand. Mixing things up a 2.2-liter Skyactiv-D diesel will also be offered while customers in Japan can even opt for a hybrid.