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2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« on: December 18, 2011, 06:39:32 PM »
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 09:57:41 PM »

AT A GLANCE
Summary of innovations and changes compared with previous Mazda3 model

DESIGN REFINEMENT
Exterior
•   New front end design including:
•   Highly sculpted front bumper design for improved aerodynamics
•   New front face with smaller grille opening
•   New round front fog lamps
•   Revised rear bumper design with reflectors positioned at outer edges.
•   New 16 and17-inch alloy wheels
•   Choice of seven exterior colours 
Interior
•   Black finish for lower centre console with chrome rings on key dials and controls
•   Sharp white graphics for Multi-Information Display
•   Continuously-lit white graphics on instrument cluster for excellent legibility even in daylight
•   New gear-shift indicator between instrument dials (manual models with exception of 2.3-litre MPS)
•   New pattern black cloth (grey cross-threads) seat trim (S, TS and TS2)
•   New pattern black cloth (reflective cross-threads) seat trim (Sport & Sport Nav)
 
DRIVING DYNAMICS
•   New ‘Toitsukan’ for more linear feel to all aspects of driving
•   Modified electric power steering for enhanced feedback
•   Reinforced bodyshell, new forward cross-member and new under-floor bracing bar
•   Increased floor sound insulation for a quieter cabin
•   Optimised shock absorber tuning for improved ride
•   Stiffer wheels for enhanced stability
•   Stiffer front tyre deflectors for improved under-car airflow
•   10 percent larger flat under-floor panels for smoother airflow
•   Aerodynamic drag coefficient reduced to just Cd 0.29

POWERTRAINS
Diesels
•   Improved fuel consumption by up to 3.8% and reduced CO2 emissions (by up to 3.5 percent)
Petrols
•   Improved  fuel consumption by up 1.7% and reduced CO2 emissions by up to 1.3% (2.0 DISI and 1.6 engines)

EQUIPMENT & SAFETY
•   Leather trimmed hand brake on all models
•   New Brake Override System on all models

MODEL RANGE
•   2.0 TS2 and TS2 Nav Automatic models dropped
•   Newly introduced 1.6 Sport and Sport Nav Diesel models

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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 10:23:57 PM »
Still no Xenon's   >:(
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 10:38:28 PM »
nope no xenons and no 6 disc cd any more on any mazda 3.
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2011, 08:03:59 PM »
Being lucky enough to have one of the early MK2 sport's with Bi-Xenons this oversight would definately put me off getting a Mazda. I can't imagine going back to car with standard headlights. The difference on unlit roads is massive

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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 09:01:46 PM »
Having gone back to standard halogens with my 3 after my Laguna I don't really miss them at all.  Maybe the xenons in the Laguna weren't all that.
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 09:41:13 PM »
Lets put it this way. My 2004 2ltr Sport has Xenons. I had a 2009 1.6 ts as a courtesy car and I was appalled by the quality of  the standard Halogen lights and vowed never to get another car without Xenons.
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 10:33:24 AM »
Lets put it this way. My 2004 2ltr Sport has Xenons. I had a 2009 1.6 ts as a courtesy car and I was appalled by the quality of  the standard Halogen lights and vowed never to get another car without Xenons.

+1

Xenon lighting is the way forward.. hopefully in a few years time it will be fitted as standard in all cars..
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2011, 04:19:28 PM »
...and no 6 disc cd any more on any mazda 3.

What are they thinking of!? Surely this is another step backwards.

I love my 3 Sport - was waiting to change now in the new year - but having lost Xenons last time and now the CDs this is weird! Even with MP3 caompataibility people still like to have several discs in at once - I have a little one and so want to be able to easily swap between London Bridge is falling down without having to make my own MP3 compilation disc. Very odd!

Also - I thought they were having new engines with SkyActiv or something.... to improve economy...?

I think I'm seriously going to have to look at a different car next year now. Shame I've had three 3's and was hoping four my fourth!

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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 08:35:58 PM »
nope no xenons and no 6 disc cd any more on any mazda 3.

Even in the MPS?

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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2011, 11:16:26 PM »
the mps will have xenons, but will not have 6disc..

and nope the 3's doesnt get the skyactive engine in the uk untill the next 3 comes along...
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2012, 08:24:18 AM »
Now that there is a new 1.6D Sport Nav available I am very close to opting for my fourth Mazda 3.

One question though - does anybody have any more detail about the NAV in the 2012 models?

My current 2010 Sport with NAV is the one as shown in the brochure - with the screen where the MID is and the controls on the wheel.

However, some articles I am reading suggest that the 2012s have TomTom "touch screen" navigation...

http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/reviews/mazda/mazda3/hatchback/review

Anybody got any firm detail?
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 08:39:30 PM »
Guess nobody on here has had 2012 facelift 3 with Nav yet to confirm / deny...?

All my info suggests same Nav as in the 2010 model - gutted if this is the case and these reviews need to be taken with a pinch of salt if they can't get their facts right!  >:(
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 09:08:47 PM »
they have the same sat nav system as befor....
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2012, 09:13:02 PM »
So...

No Xenons
No 6 disc CD player
Same faulty Sat Nav System
No SkyActiv engines

Just what does the "Facelift" actually get that is fundamentally different enough to call it a facelift ?
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Re: 2012 Upgraded Mazda 3 Facelift Details
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2012, 09:13:02 PM »