2012 Mazda3 with SKYACTIV technologies makes US debut in New York; 40 mpg US highway

The 2012 Mazda3 made its US debut at the New York International Auto Show; the face-lifted 2012 Mazda3 is also the first application in North America of Mazda’s SKYACTIV fuel-saving and performance-oriented technologies, achieving 40 mpg US on the highway.

The Mazda3 model is Mazda’s best-selling vehicle worldwide and accounts for nearly half of all Mazda sales in the United States and Canada, making the vehicle a prime target for introducing SKYACTIV to consumers.

SKYACTIV is not just an engine; it is the next generation of advanced vehicle performance and efficiency.

—Jim O’Sullivan, President and CEO, Mazda North American Operations (MNAO)

The refreshed 2012 Mazda3 is receiving a SKYACTIV-G gasoline engine as well as the SKYACTIV-Drive six-speed automatic transmission and SKYACTIV-MT six-speed manual transmission.


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