Temecula Mazda Announces that the Popular Mazda3 Offers Up to 40 MPG (Highway)

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Mazda announces pricing of 2012 Mazda3 with Skyactiv technology.

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According to the professionals at Temecula Mazda - the leading Mazda dealership in Temecula, CA - Mazda North American Operations recently announced pricing of the new 2012 Mazda3 compact sedan. They've also released information on the first application of the brand’s all-new fuel-efficient and performance-oriented Skyactiv technology.

The new Mazda3 is available as both a sedan and hatchback, and it commands more than 40% of Mazda’s year-to-date sales. In total, it is by far the best-selling vehicle in the Mazda line-up currently.

Styling for the new Mazda3 is updated with a revised front fascia and distinctive five-point grille opening on the front. Inside the cabin, new cloth seats and a bold, black cabin accentuates intuitive controls and panels. With a dependable 148-horsepower MZR 2.0-liter engine, the Mazda3 i SV sedan is the first step in Mazda’s performance-geared, fuel-efficient line of sporty compacts. Moving up to the Mazda3 i Sport, the 2012 model sees the addition of remote keyless entry as standard equipment.

Mazda's new Skyactiv technology is a suite of fun-to-drive and fuel-saving technologies, debuting with a SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine that produces 155 horsepower and 148 lb-ft of torque. The all-new engine offers five percent more horsepower than the standard MZR 2.0-liter engine as well as more peak torque and up to 21% better fuel economy. Unlike competitors in this segment, the SKYACTIV-G 2.0-liter engine is available on a host of different trim levels to benefit the most customers possible.

“The Mazda3 is the core of the Mazda line-up and continues to be the standard by which all other compact cars are measured,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. He continued, saying, “Because of the importance of this critical vehicle to Mazda sales success, we chose to debut our revolutionary Skyactiv technology in Mazda3, as well as bring the i SV model to market at a lower starting MSRP than the previous year.”

Locals who want to learn more about any of the great new Mazda models or the Skyactiv technology should stop in or call Temecula Mazda - the premiere Mazda dealer in Temecula, California and surrounding areas. Their sales team is standing by to answer any consumer questions or schedule a test drive.

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