The Japanese of Mazda They recently revamped the Mazda3, their most successful and popular compact that is achieving such good results. The caring of the public for this car is high and, even more so, if it is some version with more spicy.
Since 2013, no Mazda3 MPS and this may change soon. Although the brand's voices have denied this possibility for some time, now the arguments seem to be changing and Mazda would be seriously considering the return of its compact aspiration.
A Mazda3 with almost 300 HP, manual transmission and full wheel drive
At the end of 2018, Mazda CEO Akira Marumoto denied that the Mazda3 could have a sports version because, in his own words, the hot hatch was not a priority for the manufacturer, then they are not interested in entering the niche of the sports compact without guarantees of success.
More recently, Dave Coleman, engineer of the Japanese brand, would have confessed to Road & Track that "without an engine that fits perfectly [por tamaño y prestaciones] no MPS variant would make any sense, "but contradicting these statements, the head of the Kota Beppu program recently acknowledged that he would like to have a" super Mazda3, "and that it would make sense to equip him with the 2.5 turbo engine of the house.
At the time no one at Mazda has confirmed or denied that the Mazda3 MPS may come to life, but internal brand sources that the green light for the project is a mere formality since in fact the Japanese would be considering a high-performance version. Drew Cary, the company's chief of communications, said he is investigating the public about this possibility and that product planning and decision makers they are listening to the possible interested parties.
The SkyActiv-G gasoline four-cylinder 2.5-liter turbo that is currently not sold in Europe. This engine is equipped with some variants of the Mazda6 and the CX-5 with powers that reach 250 HP and that, in a few months, should have an even more pronounced evolution.
With a power greater than 250 HP (the last Mazda3 MPS had 260 hp) to enter the hot-hatch, a hypothetical Mazda3 MPS could equip four wheel drive to alleviate the effects of the virtually guaranteed ox torque, a factor Beppu mentioned about a car he insisted "wants to drive for a long time" so "I will do my best to reach it."
In addition, the brand manager also wanted to leave some details about the character of the new Mazda3 MPS. The new Mazda sports car "It must be fast, but at the same time responsible and friendly, more friendly than a Volkswagen Golf GTI, "and whose acceleration times from 0 to 96 km / h should be around 5 seconds in the line of the Golf R and Honda Civic Type R.
If the Mazda3 finally receives the green light to become a reality, it is likely that We will not see it before two years.So for now, it will be time to wait.