It's officially official: 2021 Mazda 3 adds two new engines, but no Mazdaspeed
Following rumors from an inside source in June, and a bit of mild confusion with Mazda's Mexican branch earlier this week, Mazda of North America has officially released details for its 2021 Mazda 3 lineup. You won't find many surprises here, but if you're in the market for a compact Japanese hatch in the next year, here's what we know for sure about Mazda's offering.
Re: "The top-tier turbocharged model adds a healthy dose of power—227 hp on 87 octane, and 250 on 93—but is exclusively offered with Mazda’s six-speed automatic". How disappointing for those of us who really enjoy rowing thru the gears with a manual transmission. Too bad indeed & I can't help but think its because its easier to meet emissions targets with a slush-box. Looks like I'll just have to start buying used.