Mazda 3 gets stop-start technology

Mazda 3 gets stop-start technology

Even brands with sporty pretensions are becoming concerned with their fuel economy and emissions, a point that is currently evidenced by Mazda’s intent to launch start-stop technology on its newest 3. The 3 has proven to be the Japanese brand’s most popular model. Before the end of 2009, Mazda plans to add the eco-friendly technology to both the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines. Strangely the car’s optional diesel variants which are significantly more fuel efficient than their petrol counterparts, will miss out.

Those that care little of fuel savings will be happy to welcome the MPS version of the 3 hatchback that is scheduled for release in March at the Geneva Motor Show. A twin-clutch DSG transmission is also reportedly in the works for the 2010 model year, so Mazda are strongly positioned to last out the economic downturn .

Even brands with sporty pretensions are becoming concerned with their fuel economy and emissions, a point that is currently evidenced by Mazda’s intent to launch start-stop technology on its newest 3. The 3 has proven to be the Japanese brand’s most popular model. Before the end of 2009, Mazda plans to add the eco-friendly technology to both the 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines. Strangely the car’s optional diesel variants which are significantly more fuel efficient than their petrol counterparts, will miss out.

Those that care little of fuel savings will be happy to welcome the MPS version of the 3 hatchback that is scheduled for release in March at the Geneva Motor Show. A twin-clutch DSG transmission is also reportedly in the works for the 2010 model year, so Mazda are strongly positioned to last out the economic downturn .

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