The new Mazda3 was shown in Los Angeles.
Immediately noticeable difference between bodies of hatchback and sedan.
Both variants have supporters in Ukraine. The Japanese automaker decided to make the versions even more dissimilar, within the corporate style of Kodo. The hatchback made it more emotional, leaving practically unchanged the memorable features of the Kai concept. The sedan received the design concept Vision Coupe.
New Mazda3 went in different directions and in size. The sedan has grown to a length of 4662 mm, and its height has decreased by 5 mm. The hatchback has become more compact: its length is 4459 mm, and the height is 1440 mm. The length of the wheelbase has not yet been reported.
The interior of the car is drawn by several straight lines, is devoid of exuberance, and the cockpit is separated by a high massive console between the seats. Due to such a design, the front-wheel drive car does not need such a high tunnel.
In the range of power units available for the new Mazda3, there are five engines: three Gasoline Skyactiv-Gs with a capacity of 1.5 / 2 / 2.5L, a 1.8-liter Skyactiv-D diesel and a "micro-hybrid" installation based on a new petrol engine with Scyactive X compression ignition.