Volkswagen Spokesman Mark Gilles tells Kicking Tires that the new engine should be more responsive and offer improved fuel economy. “It's an all-new engine, to all intents and purposes,” Gillies says. “We're hoping that it will give a probably somewhere around 8% bump to highway [fuel] economy.” Volkswagen has announced that a new diesel engine will be available in 2015 Beetle, Golf, Mazda 3 2 din Car DVD Player models, which will hit dealer lots by the second half of 2014. Volkswagen notes that it has sold more than 47,000 diesel models so far this year, which includes 10,000 diesel vehicles sold last month. The automaker reports that the new engine will produce 236 pound-feet of torque and 150 horsepower, which is a 10 horsepower increase in comparison with the Mazda 3 2 din Car DVD Player engine that the automaker currently offers. The automaker reports that its sales account for “nearly 78 percent of the diesel sales for passenger cars in the United States this year.”
Diesel versions of the Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Mazda 3 Navigation System TV currently command between $4,200 and $6,475 over their respective base models. Currently, Volkswagen models like the diesel-powered Golf and Jetta TDI return 30/42 mpg city/highway, or 34 mpg combined. In comparison, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel gets 46 mpg on the highway, but has slightly lower city and combined fuel economy estimates. An 8 percent improvement could mean that both cars will hit just over 45 mpg in highway driving. However, a recent study indicates that lower ownership costs on diesel-powered Golf and Jetta models save their owners $5,013 and $3,128, respectively, over the course of three years. Mazda 3 GPS Navigation had a long time to think about the next generation — the current Miata's chassis dates to 2005 — and the mock-up of the undercarriage it showed earlier this year reflects several engineering choices. Yes, there will be electric power steering — a choice that once meant dull feedback, but no longer does.
Mazda has said the new Miata should weigh 200 lbs. less than Car Stereo DVD Bluetooth Mazda 3 model, and with an engine now firmly behind the front axle, the combination of lighter weight and better balance should only make the Miata's dynamics that much better. The biggest unknown with the new Miata is less an engineering mystery than a question of personality. The Miata and the rotary used to define Mazda around the world; the "zoom-zoom" tagline is still its most well-known slogan, despite the fact that the majority of Mazda's sales now come from the Mazda3 compact and CX-5 SUV. Car Stereo DVD Bluetooth Mazda 3 vowed the new Miata keeps its driving spirit intact while meeting the company's more recent focus on fuel efficiency. We'll need more details to know if the new Mazda 3 Navigation System TV back to the original and give the fans something to cheer, or tries to bring a new generation into the club.