Temecula Mazda and Mazda Announce Pricing for 2012 Mazda3 with SKYACTIV Tech

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Popular Compact Car from Mazda Offers Up to 40 MPG (Highway) and Lower Starting MSRP

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The sales team at John Hines Temecula Mazda - the leading Mazda dealer in Temecula, CA- know that people are going to be excited about getting up to 40 miles to the gallon in the new Mazda3 with Skyactiv technology.

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

“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.

“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.”

Available in Touring and Grand Touring trims, Mazda3 s models are equipped with an MZR 2.5-liter engine that boasts 167 horsepower and 168 lb-ft of torque. Starting at $21,300 MSRP for the sedan and $21,800 for the hatchback, new standard features for s models are all-new 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, the Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry & Start System with push-button start, a moonroof, a dual zone automatic climate control system and a Bose® Centerpoint 10-speaker Surround Sound System with AudioPilot®. Navigation is now standard on all s Grand Touring models.

Paired with the dependable 148-horsepower MZR 2.0-liter engine, the Mazda3 i SV sedan is the first stop 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. The Mazda3 i Sport sedan starts at $16,845 MSRP and is optionally available with the five-speed Sport automatic transmission. Mazda3 i SV and Sport trims are not available on five-door models.

The Mazda3 s models are equipped with an MZR 2.3-liter Direct Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) engine, the MAASPEED3 puts out 263 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. It is equipped with 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels and a Bose Centerpoint 10-speaker Surround Sound System with AudioPilot.

Other standard MAZDASPEED-only treatments include: sport-tuned exhaust, larger front brakes, sport independent front and rear suspension, a limited slip differential with the Mazda Advanced Torque Management System, larger front and rear stabilizer bars, distinctive red and black interior styling with similar-fashioned leather-and-cloth Sport seats, scuff plates, black leather-wrapped shift knob as well as a unique front fascia, fenders and hood.

Locals who want to learn more about any of the great new 2012 Mazda models should stop by John Hines Temecula Mazda - the premiere Mazda dealership in Temecula, California and surrounding areas. Their sales team can answer consumer questions and even schedule a test drive.


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