One of the best cars in compact segment is Mazda 3. It is available in sedan and hatchback model with the same engine and features. In order to expand the capability, Mazda has a plan to bring back high-performance Mazda 3 with Turbo engine. It will be called 2020 Mazda 3 Turbo.
Rumor and Development
Some manufacturers produce compact car with powerful engine in order to exhaust better performance. It is commonly for racing or competition. This is what Mazda intends to do, and Mazda 3 seems to be the right variant for this idea.
The latest model of Mazda 3 belongs to fourth generation. It is 2019 model and has several upgrades. Besides engine, the features and technology are completely advanced to bring better driving. On the other side, Mazda still keeps some old engines with relatively stagnant powertrain. This is why 2020 Mazda 3 Turbo should be put into consideration.
For the design, it looks similar to recent hatchback model. Five-door with short wheelbase is more than enough to keep Mazda 3 more interesting. Furthermore, the recent design has sharper front grille with integrated headlamp. Basically, the appearance is similar, but not for the engine and technology.
Specifications and Performance
What is the engine for 2020 Mazda 3 Turbo? Mazda develops engine called SkyActiv that becomes the base for almost Mazda vehicles. This engine receives upgrades every year, especially for new generation. This is what makes Mazda better than other manufacturers.
At recent model, the engine is available in several variants. They are gasoline engine with capacity 1.5L, 2.0L, and 2.5L. Another engine is 1.8 liter with diesel as fuel. Which one is Turbo engine? Until now, the biggest one is 2.5 liter but not yet Turbo. On the other hand, Turbo engine is still in development stage for future release.
When discussing about Mazda 3 with turbo engine, one interesting topic is related to performance. The car might have the same platform, features, and specs, except the engine sections. Based on 2.5 models, it is expected to generate more than 250 horsepower. This is powerful enough for compact car and reliable for competition.
Price and Release Date
For your information, high performance version of Mazda 3 was also available few years ago with the name Mazdaspeed3. This car was discontinued in 2013. That’s why people want the new one to bring high performance model back into the track. However, the car will be friendly enough for regular driving. Therefore, you can control it easily and it still boosts the powerful powertrain.
When this car is ready? It might be ready in few years ahead as a part of upgrade models. If you still want to try Mazda 3, one variant with 2.0 or 2.5 liter will be powerful enough to deliver utmost powertrain. For the price, this car is the top choice for affordable list. You can have Mazda 3 with the price less than $25,000 for the basic model. More powerful version will be expensive, but not as much as luxury car. You need at least $25,000 – $30,000 for 2020 Mazda 3 Turbo.