With so many information about innovations on the 2018 year model, fans are eagerly expected 2019 Mazda 3. This vehicle is some kind of Guinean pig for the Japanese carmaker. For next season, experts are pretty sure that new engine will get the premiere with it. However, development is not going to stop there, since there are already plans for the 2019 year car.
The homogeneous charge compression ignition technology is new in the car industry. This type of ignition will replace spark plugs. However, there is a possibility for Mazda 3 to try out a SPCCI instead of HCCI. While HCCI uses the only compression for ignition, SPCCI is controlled by sparks, but still, uses compression. Besides this novelty, the car will get slight changes in design. The engine is one of the SkyActiv lineups, so there won’t be surprises either.
2019 Mazda 3 HCCI engine
Rumors about HCCI technology is close to Mazda 3. This sedan is going to be the first car to get this kind of ignition. It is possible that the first next model is the carrier, although there is a chance for a delay. That will mean the 2019 Mazda 3 will introduce a new feature. The HCCI engine is using compression for ignition instead of sparks. This system is usual for diesel motors, but Mazda will carry it over to gasoline mills. That means mixing fuel and air at low temperature. Further, it leads to less loss of energy and better fuel economy. Some experts believe this system can save up to 30 percent of gasoline. Also, emissions are cut significantly, but not as much as fuel consumption.
2019 Mazda 3 HCCI technology complaints
The HCCI system is innovative and brings a lot of good things. However, it also has its bad sides. First of all is the required temperature to operate smoothly. Cold can have a negative effect on the performance end. The ignition is not going to work so fine in chilly weather. On the other hand, if it is warm too much, the engine could knock easily. So, there is still room for improvement. It would be clever to add standard spark plug as a backup system.
2019 Mazda 3 SkyActive drivetrain
The 2019 Mazda 3 will use a 2.0-l 4-cylinder SkyActive drivetrain. This engine is protected with patents, and vehicles coming from Japanese carmakers are using it in the best possible way. The last generation is using an X model, while there are some testing of G petrol unit. With better axle ratio, it can provide better acceleration and torque. While we know that improvements in fuel economy are certain, experts are still trying to find out exact numbers. Expectations are that SkyActive-X will be on par with SkyActive-D diesel units on the economy end. That means Mazda will have petrol powertrain with most of the advantages of diesel mill.
2019 Mazda 3 release date
The premiere of the 2018 year model could happen very soon. There are numerous rumors telling that upcoming Tokyo motor show will host a debut of it and HCCI technology. It is still early to talk about production, but we are sure that engineers will leave some more time for final facelifts of all parts.
The 2019 Mazda 3 is getting even more time. Also, the future car is going to see all the lacks of a new feature, so it can fix it and launch better for next season. Other question fans are looking for the answer is the price. It is impossible to talk about it since the company is keeping it absolutely as a secret. Nevertheless, with the arrival of the 2018 year model, we will get clues what to expect from 2019 Mazda 3.