On February 10, Mazda announced that it will unveil a new diesel model for the Mazda3 (the Axela in Japan) at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show next month in Switzerland.
Mazda3 is the automakerâ€™s third model to feature its 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D diesel engine in the European market following the Demio and CX-3.
The Mazda3 has been the top-selling Mazda vehicle in Europe for many years. The new diesel model will appeal to consumers of Europeâ€™s leading diesel market.
For the manual transmission model, the 1.5-liter SKYACTIV-D offers exceptional environmental performance with 26.3km/liter of fuel-efficiency and 99g/km of CO2 emissions.
Mazda stated that the 1.5 SKYACTIV-D model features the best fuel-efficiency out of all Mazda3 models ever produced for the European market.