| 2013-10-10 | 0 Comments

Mazda is the first domestic automaker to offer gasoline, diesel and hybrid versions of a single model in Japan. Sales of the all-new Mazda Axela sports compact (known overseas as Mazda3) will begin on November 21, starting with the gasoline engine and hybrid models.

Mazda_Axela_1The all-new Axela follows the hot-selling Mazda CX-5 and Atenza (known overseas as Mazda6) as the third model to adopt both Mazda’s next-generation SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY and its new KODO – Soul of Motion design theme.

Mazda_Axela_2Since the launch of the first generation model in 2003, the Axela has consistently exceeded both customer expectations and industry standards. As a result it has established itself as one of Mazda’s core models. With over 3.7 million units sold in over 120 countries around the world, the Axela accounts for more than thirty percent of Mazda’s sales volume.

Mazda_Axela_3In addition to SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY, the third generation Axela incorporates Mazda’s latest technologies, including many of the i-ACTIVSENSE advanced safety technologies featured in the company’s flagship Atenza. It is offered in gasoline, diesel and hybrid versions, making Mazda the first Japanese automaker to offer three different powertrain types in a single model in the Japanese market.

Mazda_Axela_4SKYACTIV-HYBRID combines a new SKYACTIV-G 2.0 engine developed exclusively for the hybrid powertrain and an electric motor to deliver both excellent fuel economy (30.8 km per liter under JC08 mode).
Furthermore, the all-new Axela marks the introduction of Mazda Connect, the company’s unique car-connectivity system. In the age of smartphones and tablet computers, people expect to be able to connect to the internet anywhere, anytime.

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