Plans are underway for Mazda to bring back its Mazda 3 MPS in 2016. Mazda enthusiasts are setting their expectation high as they wait for the all new version of the 2016 Mazda 3 MPS. They expect great changes in terms of its performance, and slight changes in its styling and appearance. This upcoming model will certainly leave a mark in when it is finally released. It will be based on a refreshed version of the Mazda 3 model. This auto which is known as Mazdaspeed 3 in the U.S or the MPS in Europe will get some styling cues from the Mazda 3 but they will be upgraded in order to satisfy the expectations of sports car fans. According to official reports, this model will be equipped with a fuel efficient turbocharged SkyActiv power unit while power will be supplied to all wheels for the first time in Mazda 3’s history.
2016 MAZDA 3 MPS: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
This sedan will get quite sharp features in its outer body. It will come with sleek headlights with sharp lines which will try to characterize its speed. Its taillights will also be eye-catching. The car will feature wide and huge 17 inch alloy wheels with excellently designed rims which will provide a safe grip on the road. Its exhaust system will comprise of two tail pipes which will give of smoke. This 2016 Mazda 3 MPS will also get two more color options in addition to the nine already provided colors for buyers to choose from. Its front bumper will be refreshed technically to enable it reduce the air resistance.
Inside, this auto will get new flamboyant seat covers which will make a style statement. The covers will be a combination of red and grey colors which will appear to be quite stylish and bright. Its steering wheel, the dashboard, the gear change knob and the door trim will be fashioned with red lights to bring in a more accentuated appearance. In the normal PS model, it comes with a long list of standard features. These features include an amazing nine inch DVD player, a six stack CD player, Bluetooth connectivity, MP3/iPod/WMA compatibility, an electric sunroof, multi-display in dash satellite navigation system and leather upholstered seats. The same case is expected in the 2016 Mazda 3 MPS. Moreover, its safety levels and tuning features will be expanded. The safety measures will include six airbags for all seats, dynamic stability and traction control system and pedals which will collapse at the brakes to keep the driver’s feet safe among others.
2016 MAZDA 3 MPS: ENGINE OPTIONS
2016 Mazda 3 MPS was previously thought to be run by a diesel engine or a refined naturally aspirated SkyActiv engine. Although there are no confirmed reports as to which engine will be offered, 2016 Mazda 3 MPS might come with a turbo-diesel powertrain just like the recently revealed Mazda 3 XD Astina which will run on a 2.2 liter turbo-diesel generating 129 kW/420Nm, and with six speed manual and automatic transmission. Alternatively, it could still get the 2.3 liter turbo petrol which generates 190kW/380Nm of power which is also found in the CX-7. One sure thing is that this hatch back will get an all wheel drive while its power will be generated by a naturally aspirated SkyActiv power unit which will produce about 300 horsepower and 220 lb-ft of torque.
2016 Mazda 3 MPS: Release Date, Price, Competitors
If we are to go by the available reports, we can certainly expect 2016 Mazda 3 MPS to be launched in the second half of 2016. This hatch back will compete with models such as Volkswagen Golf GTI, Honda Civic Type-R and Ford Focus ST. Its price will be around $ 25 000.