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2014 Mazda3 will read and send Facebook/Twitter posts for you

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Last night,as part of a celebration surrounding the 10-year anniversary of the Mazda3, the newly redesigned 2014 Mazda3 hatchback was shown off via a stream on Xbox LIVE. The Xbox LIVE Mazda event featured the first public showing of the car, which continues with an "evolution of the Kodo design language found on the Mazda CX-5 and the Mazda6."

Admittedly, I'm no car expert, but a few specific details caught my eye; particularly the car's ability to read and send Facebook and Twitter posts -- awesome! Here are a few features provided by the company about the new 2014 Mazda3 hatchback:

  • 2014 Mazda3 will ride lower to the ground and will be wider with a longer wheelbase, allowing for improved ride quality and offering more room to passengers
  • Intuitive infotainment system that can interface with smart phones using Bluetooth connection
  • Voice control allows you to search the internet
  • The 2014 Mazda3 will read and send Facebook and Twitter posts
  • A smart safety system that combines a camera, radar, and laser-based devices
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure system
  • Smart City Brake Support system will automatically stop your car if it senses a collision is about to happen (if traveling at speeds lower than 19 mph)

And now for the performance side of things: "Mazda will offer two engines to start with the possibility of a diesel powertrain later on. The first is a SKYACTIV 2.0L four-cylinder capable of 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque. Second option is a higher-powered 2.5L SKYACTIV four-cylinder capable of 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque." I don't know what any of that means, but I presume it's good on gas -- which is all I really care about.

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