Figures have been revealed for the planned Mazda 3 turbo hatch, but they suggest that the car could still be better suited for everyday commuting than the race track.
These figures correspond to the 2.5-liter turbo unit used in the CX-9, CX-5 and Mazda 6 delivered to Australia, but details of the new model remain to be revealed. Mazda Australia said CarAdvice today that although he wants to bring the model here, there is still no update regarding delivery to Australia.
Given the relatively high torque / horsepower ratio of the hotter Mazda 3, it is likely that the model was developed with daily driving as a goal, rather than absolute performance.
Mazda previously teased the turbo model with the slogan “Power Comes to Those Who Wait”, announcing an official global revelation for July 8.
The details revealed in the Mazda Mexico video suggest that the turbocharged Mazda 3 will not offer any styling improvements, very much like the G25 Astina already sold in Australia (photo above).
And, as is the case with CX-5 and Mazda 6, the turbo engine option will be reserved for high-end models.