Mazda3 Hybrid Unveiled for Japanese Market

Mazda3 Hybrid Unveiled for Japanese Market

Mazda has unveiled its hybrid Mazda3 model, which will be heading to dealerships in Japan next month.

For now, Mazda hasn’t announced if the car be heading to other markets. What it did brag about however is that the Mazda3 hybrid will be the first time that a Japanese automaker is offering three different powertrains for a single model: gasoline, diesel and hybrid.

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The Mazda3 hybrid features a SkyActiv-G 2.0-liter engine mated to an electric motor though performance figures weren’t announced. Pricing however is around $24,100 (2.37-million yen). It’ll be interesting to see if Mazda finds it advantageous to offer the Mazda3 hybrid in other markets, including North America.

Currently the most efficient Mazda3 model sold in America gets 41 MPG highway.

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