Mazda has been on fire lately. Many of their latest releases have been the subjects of awards and critical acclaim. The Mazda 3 is one of the most renowned cars in Mazda’s current vehicle lineup, and it will likely be getting a boost soon with the expected upcoming release of the turbo Mazda 3.
Mazda hasn’t officially announced anything about the turbo Mazda 3 just yet, but they have hinted and teased about the projected upcoming release of this turbo compact car via their official Twitter account. On June 25th, Mazda replied to Twitter posts by multiple automotive publications with a video clip that bore the title “Prepare for Launch”. This video clip featured the Mazda logo against a red background, and the sound of what is assumed to be the sound of the turbo Mazda 3’s motor revving can be heard in the background of the clip. Mazda accompanied this video clip with the comment “Power comes to those who wait,” which many Mazda fans took as a reference to the additional power of the turbocharged Mazda 3.
As of right now, most of the information out there about the turbocharged Mazda 3 is just speculation. Whether you’re in the market for a new vehicle or are just an excited fan, here’s what you need to know about the Mazda 3 model and the projected upcoming release of its turbocharged version.
About the Mazda 3 Model
The Mazda 3 is a compact car that has been an integral part of Mazda’s vehicle lineup since it first hit the market in 2003. It is a practical and reliable compact car that looks and feels upscale on the inside and outside but comes with a relatively affordable price tag. It is available in both hatchback and sedan styles. The design of the Mazda 3 is one of this compact car’s best features. It won the Design of the Year award at the 2020 World Car Awards, which is a prestigious annual awards show that is judged by a panel of automotive journalists from all around the world.
The current Mazda 3 model features a wide selection of impressive amenities, including a state-of-the-art infotainment system, a host of advanced high-tech safety and driver assistance features, and amenities such as remote engine start. The 2020 Mazda 3 is equipped with a 2.5-L naturally aspirated gas engine that provides 186 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. Its current engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission system. It provides a smooth and speedy ride on the road, but the turbocharged Mazda 3 is expected to surpass the non-turbo model in terms of power.
What to Expect From the Turbo Mazda 3
Nothing is currently known for certain about the turbocharged Mazda 3 that is projected to hit the mainstream auto market within the year. Mazda has not released any official details about the new turbocharged model and has not even officially announced its existence at all. However, Mazda has released hints and teases about the this version of Mazda 3 that implies that the turbocharged version of this compact car model is expected to hit the market sometime in the near future.
The anticipated Mazda 3 is expected to be equipped with a 2.5-L turbo-four engine that provides 250 horsepower and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. While some Mazda fans are still holding out hope for the brand-new Mazda 3 to be paired with a manual transmission, the turbocharged Mazda 3 model will likely be bolted to the same six-speed automatic transmission that is already paired with the Mazda 3’s current engine.
When is the Release of the Turbo Mazda 3?
If you’re as excited about the release of the turbo Mazda 3 as so many other Mazda fans, you’re likely eager to know more about when this turbocharged Mazda 3 model will actually hit the market.
As of right now, there is no official release date. However, it is projected to hit the mainstream auto market for the 2021 model year. This means that the Mazda 3 will likely be widely available to the public by the last quarter of 2020, which is when most vehicles for the next model year become available.
An official announcement from Mazda for the turbocharged Mazda 3 and more information about its projected upcoming release are expected to become available on July 8th.