News 2021 Mazda3 to gain a turbocharged engine, finally, probably
Pricing Announced for 2021 Genesis GV80
Pricing has been announced for the 2021 Genesis GV80 and the Korean luxury brand’s first ever SUV will start at $64,500 and top out at $85,000. Every Genesis GV80 comes standard with all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, a panoramic sunroof, 14.5-inch touchscreen, wireless phone charging, heated front and rear seats, a power liftgate, and the brand’s full suite of driver assistance and safety technology. Base GV80s will be powered by a turbocharged 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine with 300 hp and 311 lb-ft of torque.
Buckle up,fans. turbo might really be happening, says a report from . Some details from Mazda’s extranet system observed by Jalopnik suggest we’ll see a 2021 turbo in both sedan and hatchback form.
We don’t have eyes on the documents ourselves, but the report says both the sedan and hatchback versions will be all-wheel-drive only with no option for front-wheel drive. In addition to that, it looks like the turbo models will be exclusively automatic, as they’re both only listed as “6A” in Mazda’s system. Sorry to break the hearts of those who were hoping for a manual turbo. The hatchback manual with the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter from the model’s first two years appears to be sticking around for a third, in case you were worried.
Nissan Reveals First Glimpse of Redesigned 2021 Frontier Pickup
Nissan's mid-size pickup will finally get a new body and interior for the 2021 model year. Nissan has released a video showing several new models that are set to debut soon, including this completely redesigned 2021 Frontier mid-size pickup.The video also included the highly anticipated new Z sports car.The new truck, which will have the 3.8-liter V-6 that was new for 2020, is expected sometime next year as a 2021 model.
There is one minor mystery that's a possible glimmer of hope for someone wanting more performance, though. The report says that a “MAZDA3 HB PP TURBO” is listed in the docs. Our hearts are yearning for the PP to stand for Performance Package, but it probably stands for “Premium Package.” That’s the name of Mazda’s highest trim Mazda3 right now, and it’d make sense to offer the turbo engine on the upmarket model.
was from a report published over a year ago. It suggested Mazda’s 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as a possible drop-in. That motor makes 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque on premium fuel and would be a big upgrade to the 186 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque made by the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter under the hood now. Without a manual, the obvious transmission would be Mazda’s traditional six-speed automatic. It’s a solid transmission for cars like the and , but it’s not meant for , as we recently found in . So no, this Mazda3 turbo won’t be a . It would simply be a quicker Mazda3, and while we can still pine for a true Mazdaspeed, this will be a welcome addition to the lineup.
2021 Acura TLX vs. Audi A4/S4: How the Sports Sedans Stack Up
We take a look at how the new Acura TLX's specs compare to one of its most established German rivals. We compare the new 2021 Acura TLX with one of its closest rivals, the Audi A4/S4.The two sedans' specs are somewhat similar, although the Acura is larger than the Audi and will likely be less expensive.The TLX is new for 2021 and offers a performance-oriented Type S variant that uses a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine. The new Acura TLX shows that Honda's luxury brand is finally taking sports sedan seriously again.
There’s even more ancillary news in the report, too. The docs that Jalopnik saw say we’ll be getting a Mazda3 with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder in 2021. That one has to bewe’ve been patiently waiting for. It has already , but was delayed in the U.S. Those get a callout, too. The Mazda3 version of that is reportedly set to be equipped with the turbo engine, making that particular model even more enticing.
Lastly, the, and are all in line to get a “Carbon Edition” for 2021. Details aren’t available, but we can assume it means a decently comprehensive carbon fiber and blacked-out appearance package for all of them.
We’ve reached out to Mazda to see if it has any news to share on the turbo front and will update when we hear back.
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2021 Subaru Crosstrek Adds 2.5-Liter Engine, Gets Updated Look .
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