Oct. 5, 2012
-- Thanks in part to its available SKYACTIV powertrain technologies, demand for the Mazda3 was sky-high in September. In fact, thanks to a 57.1 increase in deliveries last month as compared to September 2011, Mazda’s compact contender rang up 14,031 sales for an all-time September volume record. At this stage in the selling season, heading into the final quarter of the year, the Mazda3 should be a lock to break the 100,000-sales barrier as well: After all, the car is ahead of last year’s sales pace by 18.3 percent through the end of September and has delivered 93,705 units during that time.
As mentioned, the sales increase owes much to Mazda’s recent powertrain innovations, which rely on a host of small improvements to deliver a big-time fuel-economy gain of about 15 percent. Yet at the same time, the increased efficiency also means 10-15 percent more torque, for zoomier performance.
In the Mazda3, for example, EPA ratings went from a high-water mark of 25 mpg city/33 mpg highway/28 mpg combined in its previous generation to 28/40/33 in the 2012 Mazda3 SKYACTIV sedan. Then, torque also jumped to 148 lb.-ft. (+13 lb.-ft.) and horsepower grew to 155 hp (+ 7 horses). But the Mazda3 isn’t the only one of the automaker’s product enjoying the benefits of this new technology.
The all-new 2013 Mazda CX-5 crossover—capable of EPA grades of up to 26 mpg city/35 mpg highway/29 mpg combined with a SKYACTIV powertrain—has been so popular that the automaker is having trouble keeping dealerships stocked up—although help is on the way.
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