Volkswagen Spokesman Mark Gilles tellsKicking Tires that the new engine should be more responsive and offer improvedfuel economy. “It’s an all-new engine, to all intents and purposes,” Gilliessays. “We’re hoping that it will give a probably somewhere around 8% bump tohighway [fuel] economy.” Volkswagen has announced that a new diesel engine willbe available in 2015 Beetle, Golf, Mazda3 2 din Car DVD Player models, which will hit dealer lots by the secondhalf of 2014. Volkswagen notes that it has sold more than 47,000 diesel modelsso far this year, which includes 10,000 diesel vehicles sold last month. Theautomaker reports that the new engine will produce 236 pound-feet of torque and150 horsepower, which is a 10 horsepower increase in comparison with the Mazda3 2 din Car DVD Player engine that the automaker currently offers. Theautomaker reports that its sales account for “nearly 78 percent of the dieselsales for passenger cars in the United States this year.”
Diesel versions of the Volkswagen Beetle,Golf, Mazda3 Navigation System TV currently command between $4,200 and $6,475 overtheir respective base models. Currently, Volkswagen models like thediesel-powered Golf and Jetta TDI return 30/42 mpg city/highway, or 34 mpgcombined. In comparison, the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Turbo Diesel gets 46 mpg onthe highway, but has slightly lower city and combined fuel economy estimates. An8 percent improvement could mean that both cars will hit just over 45 mpg inhighway driving. However, a recent study indicates that lower ownership costson diesel-powered Golf and Jetta models save their owners $5,013 and $3,128,respectively, over the course of three years. Mazda3 GPS Navigation had a long time to think about the next generation — thecurrent Miata's chassis dates to 2005 — and the mock-up of the undercarriage itshowed earlier this year reflects several engineering choices. Yes, there willbe electric power steering — a choice that once meant dull feedback, but nolonger does.
Mazda has said the new Miata should weigh200 lbs. less thanCar Stereo DVD Bluetooth Mazda 3 model, and with an engine now firmlybehind the front axle, the combination of lighter weight and better balanceshould only make the Miata's dynamics that much better. The biggest unknownwith the new Miata is less an engineering mystery than a question ofpersonality. The Miata and the rotary used to define Mazda around the world;the "zoom-zoom" tagline is still its most well-known slogan, despitethe fact that the majority of Mazda's sales now come from the Mazda3 compactand CX-5 SUV. CarStereo DVD Bluetooth Mazda 3 vowed the new Miata keeps its driving spiritintact while meeting the company's more recent focus on fuel efficiency. We'llneed more details to know if the new Mazda 3 Navigation System TV back to theoriginal and give the fans something to cheer, or tries to bring a newgeneration into the club.