1. The new Mazda 3 is here and it comes with a fresh new style that follows the Kodo design language.
2. Under the hood, Mazda will offer a 2.0-liter and 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine along with the highly anticipated Skyactiv-X spark controlled compression ignition engine. Mazda is staying tight-lipped with regard to power and torque figures for the two engines for now, though.
3. Those engines will be paired to a six-speed automatic or manual transmission, and you will now be able to get the 3 with AWD. One interesting decision is to use a torsion beam rear suspension system.
4. An available Driver Monitoring system uses an infrared camera and infrared LEDs to observe the driver’s eyes while the vehicle is in motion, warning them if it detects them becoming tired.
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