Mazda teases new Mazda3
Mazda teases new Mazda3
Posted on October 30, 2018
It’s the season to be teasing, or so it seems in the auto industry anyway. This time it’s Mazda giving us a hint at what the new Mazda3 could look like. We’re not sure whether it is the Mazda3 or not but a promotional video sent out by Mazda definitely hints at something new.
The video is short at only 15 seconds but shows the profile of what looks to be a small hatch with the words ‘A new era begins November 2018’. This could be the new design of a Mazda3 or it could be an entirely new model, we don’t know for sure. I suspect it’s a redesign of the Mazda3 as this model has been with us for five years now. As it’s November in just a couple of days, we don’t have long to find out.
Here’s the video:
The 2018 Mazda3 is an excellent compact with a stylish design, signature Mazda attractiveness, responsive engines, nice interiors and great value. It’s a popular car in cities thanks to its agility and low cost of ownership. It is one of the few compacts that manages to remain cheap but also punch way above its weight.
The design of the 2018 Mazda3 is sleek. It has a low front end with signature grille, curved hood, raked windshield, sloped roof and hatch at the back. A sedan version is also available with a traditional trunk at the rear. It’s a fantastic looking car that manages to look fast even then standing still.
Inside, the two-tone interior is comfortable, well equipped and spacious. There is lots of light thanks to the large screen and depending on what model you get, you have a Bose audio system, 7 inch touchscreen, heated steering wheel and heated leather seats.
There are two engines available for the 2018 Mazda3. There’s a 2.0-litre four cylinder that makes 155 hp and 150 lb-ft of torque and a 2.5-litre four that produces 184 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. Both use a manual or automatic transmission. As this is a modestly-sized and weight car, either engine delivers enough power to get you round town and have a little fun at the same time.
The Mazda 3 is a Top Safety Pick with the US IIHS and has a five star safety rating. It can feature automatic emergency braking, rearview camera, blind-spot monitors with rear cross-traffic alert, active lane control, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams. Not bad for a compact!
The 2018 Mazda3 is one of the best compacts on the market right now. It looks amazing, drives really well and delivers on style. Check it out at Mazda of Hamilton, 1977 Upper James Street Hamilton, ON L9B 1K8.